Adjustable anticipation

Old 12-27-04, 03:38 PM
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Adjustable anticipation

Im trying to make sure that my heat pump system is set up correctly. I just read the Info on the thermostat and there is an adjustable HEAT ANTICIPATOR, which I can select either a fast or slow rate of 2.5 times per hour or 4 times per hour. I Don't quite unsderstand which is best for me. Can someone explain what this option is about?
Old 12-27-04, 09:26 PM
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Does the book say what is the cycle per hour best for heat pump?

WIth less cycle per hour, the system is going to run longer, when it runs longer, it's better for the system itself..

With more cycle per hour (like 4), it will be harder on the system.. the stop and go is hard on the system.

I would go with 3 cycle per hour.
Old 12-31-04, 03:23 PM
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The proper way to set the heat anticipator setting is to take an amp reading from the w terminal at either the thermostat or the furnace then that amp reading is what the setting should be set at.
Old 12-31-04, 03:26 PM
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Just take and set it for one and let it run for a week then go to the other setting for a week. Now just what one worked out best for your home there.


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