Trouble Selecting New Thermostat


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Old 07-13-09, 07:40 PM
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Trouble Selecting New Thermostat

I want a new thermostat that has a back light on it and daily settings capabilities. I have a 2 stage heat pump with a/c. It is a Ducane- HP10B30

I currently use a Simple Comfort 2200 Thermostat.

Here is the wiring at thermostat

c- blue
r- red

o- orange
W2- white
G- Green
Y1- Yellow

then there is a black and red wire hooked up to nothing.

Any suggestions on a low to medium priced new thermostat?
 
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Old 07-13-09, 09:52 PM
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As for back light t-stat, did you want the back light on all time and act as a night light, or just when you do something on the screen?

What is your back up heat, gas or electric? (model # on that)
 
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Old 07-14-09, 06:06 AM
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I just want the light to come on when I press a button. It doesn't need to stay on as a nightlight.

Back up heat? I thought it was all from the heat pump
 
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Old 07-14-09, 08:46 AM
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On your current t-stat, there's W2 and that's your back up heat if the heat pump falls behind, or trying to recover from temp set back.

Also, on your current t-stat is there a E terminal, or switch "Emerg. Heat"?

What's the model # on the indoor unit?
 
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Old 07-14-09, 06:17 PM
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Also, on your current t-stat is there a E terminal, or switch "Emerg. Heat"?

Yes but there is no wire connected


What's the model # on the indoor unit?

What is an indoor unit? You mean the fan? It is mounted below the house in the crawl space. Is it vital to know the model number? As far as I know there is no back up heat.
 
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Old 07-14-09, 08:50 PM
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If you got w2 wired, there should be back up heat.

When the unit goes into defrost, does the air get cold? If it don't then it's turning on your back up heat.

A model # would be nice, and that way we can get this wires up the right way.

Where are you out of?
 
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Old 07-19-09, 12:16 PM
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Air Handler

Air Handler model # BCRMB1230S002
2 stage heat pump with a/c. It is a Ducane- HP10B30
I currently use a Simple Comfort 2200 Thermostat.

Here is the wiring at thermostat

c- blue
r- red

o- orange
W2- white
G- Green
Y1- Yellow

then there is a black and red wire hooked up to nothing.

can you recommend a thermostat with this info?

I am in Richmond, VA


You asked, "When the unit goes into defrost, does the air get cold? If it don't then it's turning on your back up heat."

I don't know of a defrost feature or cycle. we just turn up or down the temp for a/c or heat

Mike
 
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Old 07-19-09, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by johnhenrybrown View Post
Air Handler model # BCRMB1230S002
What brand is it? (Rheem, or Ducane..... ??)




I don't know of a defrost feature or cycle. we just turn up or down the temp for a/c or heat
Defrost is a cycle, you'll see frost on the coil outside, and when it goes into defrost, the fan outside shuts off, and it will run in "A/C" mode to defrost the coil (Steam comes off the coil outside) So when it's in that mode, it will blow cold air if you don't have aux heat.

At the air handler, did you see where the t-stat wire hooks up to?
 
 

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