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Old 10-02-05, 07:52 PM
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What's better

AC is in normal working condition no problems.

At night we set the temp at 73-74, during the day 78.

Q1 is it more benificial to follow a "set it and forget it" and leave it set at 73-74?
Or should we change the temp each night/day?

Q2 Do programable t-stats save that much money? I'm thinking about getting a visionpro and setting everything accordingly.

Q3 What do you guys rec as efficent settings for a pro. t-stat?

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Old 10-03-05, 05:01 PM
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Night set back

is OK for heat but rather useless for AC (IMO)... What your trying to achieve is comfort in your home... I'm not saying keep your coat on and run the AC but rather all things in moderation is always good advice. You can't sleep well if your sweating but your activity and respiration is usually slower near bed time..if you want to raise it a bit before retireing OK, I like the T87F by Honeywell, it's a mercury no nonsence stat that is simple to use. If your not home alot a programmable might be for you...Honeywell seems to be the standard that does the job... I hate having to read a manual to operate a stat... I'm getting to old for that! If you use the T87F you'll need a switchable sub base like the Q539 1147.
Old 10-03-05, 06:35 PM
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I have the Vision Pro in my home and been very happy with it.

For cooling, I set mine at 76 and forget it. If it's really hot out, I may bump it up to 78.

For heating, I set mine down at 60 at night, 68 in the morning, back down to 60 till 5, back up to 68, then down for the night.

Heating recovers well where a/c takes awhile to recover, so that's why many HVAC guys says "Set it and forget it for A/C"

If your furnace is sized right, set back in heating will be fine.

Vision Pro is very easy to program, I didn't have to break out the book to program it... best of all, I was able to program it sitting in the lazy boy.

It does a very good job in temp control in the home.

Nice thing about this, you can program the fan to come on or circ or auto on the program mode.

Where are you planning on getting this Vision Pro?
Old 10-04-05, 06:22 PM
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I might as well throw in my two cents as well. I'm somewhere between Jay & hvac 01453 in my preference in thermostats. I absolutely hate T-87F's or any other mercury thermostat, nor am I an advocate (in most cases) of programables. My choice is a simple digital non-programable stat. The one I use most is the White Rodgers 1F78-144. I've probably installed 150 of them in the past 3 years & have had zero complaints.
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