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Old 2008-05-30, 11:57 AM
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Default Looking for a digital thermostat

I will be moving into a new house soon, and going to replace the builder's cheap (non digital) thermostat. Can someone recommend a good brand/model for me? I notice there are some around $30, and some over $100. Does it make a difference?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 2008-05-30, 12:44 PM
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In my opinion you want something which is easy to program. If it is not easy to program you wouldn't use/change it as needed.

I own Honeywell (don't know the model) touch screen version. Very easy to program. It cost just under $90 with shipping off e-bay. In stores, they run $115-130 + taxes.
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Old 2008-05-30, 01:46 PM
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I am considering joining the PeakSaver program, which will give you one for free. I don't mind the conditions they place on the program. They also give you $25 for signing up.
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Old 2008-05-31, 10:32 PM
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In my opinion you want something which is easy to program. If it is not easy to program you wouldn't use/change it as needed.

I own Honeywell (don't know the model) touch screen version. Very easy to program. It cost just under $90 with shipping off e-bay. In stores, they run $115-130 + taxes.
I have this model also. Great thermostat, only feature I miss is that it doesn't measure relative humidity. Also had to run a new wire from the furnace for power (so the backlite works 24/7) Also, beware buying on Ebay, the normally high-priced Honeywells are cheaper because they were made before the recent changes to daylight savings time.
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Old 2008-06-03, 06:10 PM
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this one is great:

http://www.hvacpartsonline.ca/catalo...5eea021be0bccf

the honeywell visionpro 8000. you can pull it off the wall to program while you're watching tv and then pop it back on.
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Old 2008-06-04, 09:14 AM
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I will be moving into a new house soon, and going to replace the builder's cheap (non digital) thermostat. Can someone recommend a good brand/model for me? I notice there are some around $30, and some over $100. Does it make a difference?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
I don't think it make different, electronic stuff now is so good, I used NOMA from CT for many years, it works so good
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Old 2008-06-04, 10:34 AM
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Bougth the RiteTemp thermostat from HomeDepot...its worked very well and I believe was relatively inexpensive ($50), plus it has the 7 day program and the touch screen...can't imagine how one could work better than another as the mechanism is extremely simplisitic, but then again, I am pretty new to this.
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Old 2008-06-04, 03:00 PM
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I went with the Honeywell 8000 was a $30 mailin rebate at the time, so cost me $70. It's proved very efficient and has reduced my heating costs .... I set it 1-2 degrees below the recommended (esp. at night). Different schedules thru the day for wake/leave/stay/night and days. A great model, very happy with it.
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Old 2008-06-04, 06:52 PM
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I would like to find a thermostat that displays and controls both temp and humidity. I havent seen any that control humidity as well. I would like to control temp and humidity from the same interface. Any ideas?

Thanks
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Old 2008-06-04, 09:07 PM
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I would like to find a thermostat that displays and controls both temp and humidity. I havent seen any that control humidity as well. I would like to control temp and humidity from the same interface. Any ideas?

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The one I am using now has humidity and temp. It's NOMA from CT
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