Most Energy Efficient Cycle Rate


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Old 01-29-13, 12:01 PM
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Most Energy Efficient Cycle Rate

I just installed a Honeywell RTH8500 thermostat, can someone tell me the most energy efficient cycle rate per hour, is it 2 or 3. Keep in mind I have brand new windows and doors so the heat does stay in the house. My furnance is a tempstar and its about 10 years old. Thanks for your help
 
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Old 01-29-13, 07:00 PM
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I always suggest setting it to 3. If your furnace is a two stage, then I suggest setting the first stage to 2, and 2nd stage to 3.
 
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Old 01-29-13, 08:11 PM
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It's not a 2 stage furnace...so your recommending 3...running 3 times won't that use up more energy and gas because its coming on 3 times instead of 2,also the fewest times the furnace runs a day will prolong the life of the furnace or am I wrong
 
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Old 01-29-13, 08:12 PM
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You can try it on 2 and see if you are happy with it.. Give it a week to learn and adjust.
 
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You were right bud 3 cph is the best way to go keeps the house nice and toasty.
 
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Thanks for the update, and glad to hear you noticed the comfort!
 
 

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