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03-27-16, 08:01 AM
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Views: 1,633
Posted By Bob Sanders

I'm inclined to agree. It's highly unlikely the...

I'm inclined to agree. It's highly unlikely the compressor and the fan would go at the same time. The cap is a 2 in 1 deal so if the common side of the cap goes it would affect both the motor and the...
03-23-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By Bob Sanders

All wires (low voltage or otherwise) should be...

All wires (low voltage or otherwise) should be terminated inside the cabinet of the machine. Even if not used they should be inside and protected.
03-23-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Bob Sanders

If it's a wireless sensor it will have batteries...

If it's a wireless sensor it will have batteries that could possibly need changing.
02-14-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,575
Posted By Bob Sanders

There are two types of defrost systems out...

There are two types of defrost systems out there.. timed, an demand. Not sure what type yours is but it doesn't really matter. They're just a different method of triggering defrost is all. They all...
01-23-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Bob Sanders

Open the furnace panel and count the number of...

Open the furnace panel and count the number of relays/sequencers. There will be one relay/sequencer for the blower (psc motor only .... ecm won't have a relay) and one for each stage of electric...
01-23-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Bob Sanders

Open the cover and look at the connections. With...

Open the cover and look at the connections. With exception to some variable pumps (which yours won't be), If it has just a Y connection then it is single stage. If it has a Y1 and a Y2 then it is a 2...
01-19-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Bob Sanders

There is no protective sensor of that nature....

There is no protective sensor of that nature. It's just the differential on the lockout thermostat. It's normal. The the lock out and unlock temperatures are always a bit different to better keep...
01-19-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,856
Posted By Bob Sanders

Is the 12k variable speed too? (Just trying to...

Is the 12k variable speed too? (Just trying to get some kind of comparison standard happening here)
01-08-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,678
Posted By Bob Sanders

Yes... as stated, one thermostat will dominate,...

Yes... as stated, one thermostat will dominate, but the cooler floor WILL heat so long as the stats are connected in parallel. (The cooler floor will dominate).

Unless you have a zoning system...
01-08-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,678
Posted By Bob Sanders

You can put 2 thermostats on the same line and it...

You can put 2 thermostats on the same line and it would work but it would be kind of dangerous if one was flipped into cool mode and the other left in heating mode. It would also be a bit useless...
01-07-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By Bob Sanders

Check your duct outlet temperatures. There should...

Check your duct outlet temperatures. There should be no issues with a heat pump at those temperatures. Don't know how old yours is but a modern heat pump works quite well all the way down to -10f
01-06-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By Bob Sanders

Got just the thing. It's cheap and it works. I...

Got just the thing. It's cheap and it works. I picked up one of these timers for another project I was working on. It has 18 different timing functions on it and it also has 2 timers. You can set...
12-29-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Bob Sanders

if the zones aren't working for you then there is...

if the zones aren't working for you then there is no sense spending money on it.

Remove the zoning board, Disconnect the zone damper motors, Strap the zone dampers wide open so they can't ever...
12-29-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By Bob Sanders

I have a high end stat (Honeywell Prestige 2...

I have a high end stat (Honeywell Prestige 2 IAQ) and it has completely customizable cph... but I'm not sure you want to spend that much money.

You can go here and download the manuals and find...
12-29-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,101
Posted By Bob Sanders

I agree. I don't see a Y2 so it's a single stage....

I agree. I don't see a Y2 so it's a single stage. Not sure what that Y2 on your stat is connecting to but you should remove it and tape it off. Set the sensi for single stage pump.

Although it...
12-29-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Bob Sanders

I'm not sure what the fascination is with the...

I'm not sure what the fascination is with the auto change over is? Every stat that I have seen has a dead band of like 2 degrees or more which makes the auto change over almost worthless.... but to...
12-29-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,101
Posted By Bob Sanders

Variable speed is more than a 2 stage but for the...

Variable speed is more than a 2 stage but for the purpose of sensi, set it at 2 stage.

Your best bet is to confirm all wire colors by looking where they connect. Open your condenser panel outside...
12-29-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,101
Posted By Bob Sanders

Yes, a quick look under the hood for a Y2...

Yes, a quick look under the hood for a Y2 connection will positively tell you one way or the other.


I looked for info on that and couldn't find anything. Typical American Standard... they want...
12-29-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By Bob Sanders

Well, it's not really doing it on temperature....

Well, it's not really doing it on temperature. It's doing it through straight mathematics. It's dividing your heating requirement up over 3 cycles (with a setting of 3)

270 only controls your back...
12-29-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,101
Posted By Bob Sanders

The Y2 terminal is the control connection for the...

The Y2 terminal is the control connection for the second stage on your heat pump. (Y controls the first stage). Make sure you actually have a Y2 connection on your new heat pump (Open the panel on...
12-29-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,101
Posted By Bob Sanders

If you have a "Y2" then it is indeed a 2 stage...

If you have a "Y2" then it is indeed a 2 stage heat pump. If just Y then it is a single stage.

A set back stat is one that allows you to (for example) to set a schedule to set back the temperature...
12-29-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By Bob Sanders

I have my cph on my heat pump set all the way...

I have my cph on my heat pump set all the way down to 1.... back up heat at 3. Heat pumps should run long and continuous. (higher end thermostats will allow you to customize your cph)

The cycling...
12-29-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,101
Posted By Bob Sanders

The amount of control you have on your heat...

The amount of control you have on your heat strips will depend on the quality of your thermostat. If you have a cheaper stat then yes, usually if there is a large enough change in the set temperature...
12-27-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Bob Sanders

If B/O are empty, you're either missing a wire or...

If B/O are empty, you're either missing a wire or it's not a heat pump.

Are you sure the orange wire (on W) is 1st stage back up heat? That's how you have it connected and orange is (usually)...
12-18-15, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,970
Posted By Bob Sanders

The prestige does allow for a humidifier...

The prestige does allow for a humidifier connection and it can control your fan for humidification as well.

You can set it up so that humidification takes place in heat mode only or independently...
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