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Old 02-04-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hi all! I have been lurking for a month or so and now I need your input. I just purchased my first house and one of the first things I plan on doing is replacing the old thermostat with a programmable one.

I have a York Diamond 80 natural gas furnace in the garage and a York air conditioner outside (not sure of the model).

I was thinking about getting this
Honeywell Universal 7-Day Programmable Touch Screen Thermostat.

I like the big screen and the ability to program all 7 days differently. I was going to buy a similar Lux model, but I read on this site that they aren't the best.

I plan on installing it myself.

Please let me know what you think and any suggestions you have!

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Monkey

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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Those are good. Make sure you shut off the power to the furnace AND carefully note and label the wires on the old one before removing them and read the wiring info on the new one before doing anything.

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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I have a LUX, it was cheap but works just fine. However, Honeywell is probably much better. Keep in mind that a 7 day programmable thermostat is great and all if your schedule is different every day. If you're like me and work the same schedule Mon-Fri, try to save a little money and get a 5/1/1 programmable thermostat where Mon-Fri and all the same, and Sat and Sun are independent.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:21 PM   #4
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What about the Honeywell VisionPRO 8000 series. Are they any better? Do I really need a "Pro" to install one?
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The Vision Pro is a higher grade of tstat with more features. It can be a bit difficult to see in bright sunlight and if you are not really careful and good with your hands can be damaged if you don't install it CAREFULLY to the subbase. Pros like them as they have a lot more features for fine tuning systems. Some of those features are beyond a lot of DIYers needs or understanding. The FocusPro are good for DIYers and the VisionPro is good if you have electrical and good mechanical skills IMO.
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The Honeywell is a very good stat. The Lux stats that you buy at the building center is not the same quality that most contractors are buying. Beware.

I have been using this stat for over four years now and our failure rate has been exceptional compared to the major brands mentioned above.

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