Just had my 1st bi-annual furnace check-up. I have a Carrier Infinity 80 Mid - effic., installed 2 years ago.
I have a 1972 Semi-detached home, basement [has a bedroom and my office - I work out of weekdays] and main level and upper storey [1800 sq. ft.]. It has an energy efficiency rating af about 60%.
The service man who owns this 25 yr. old company says that when they put my Carrier in, the thermostat [wired] only had 2 wires connecting it, so it wasn't utilizing the 2-stage nature of this furnace. To use the 2-stage fan I need 4 wires [grrrr]! So he says my options are:
Pull through a 4 wire cable [very difficult "pull" w/ our house's set up]
Buy a Honeywell wireless system (called a distributor and was told a 6000 series would be $225 CDN - I'm in south-western Ontario, Canada, checked online with Honeywell's site and was looking at a YTH6320R1009 which was almost $500 USD!!!)
So, I need your experience, please?
Do I have other options besides the above? $225 is as high as I can go.
Other makes and models?
Things I will regret if I don't get them now with this thermostat...