I just installed a new 80k btu York high efficiency two stage gas furnance in our vacation property. I picked up a basic manual two stage stat from the orange box store, but I'm not happy with the performance. It's a no name Filtrete brand stat and I should have known better than to buy something cheap. The thermostat will call for heat and then kick out 10-15 seconds later before the blower even kicks in. This happens for 2-3 times before the furnace will run for a cycle.
Anyway, I don't need any fancy programming capabilities since this will be installed in a vacation property. I'm looking for something simple and reliable, but with two stage capability. Any recommendations?
Some advice you receive on the internet can be worth exactly what you paid for it - be careful.
Here is a search for Honeywell thermostats that are non-programmable multi stage: http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...te=&fr2=sp-top If you want something that you can access or monitor while away, you could look at the 3m Filtrete CT-50, which is manufactured by Radiothermostat.com. It has a Simple screen, which allows it to work like a non-programmable.