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    We are wanting to change out the thermostat in a house to a 5+1+1. I see Lowes has a Hunter brand, are they any good? I know Honeywell is the well known brand, but Hunter is cheaper by far. Thanks.
    God Bless You Super Good!!!

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    The Hunter will probably work out ok for you, I personally dont like them though. Most of those store bought stats have multi-function keys that easily confuse someone who isnt the original purchaser. Most of the complaints I see are: Having to hold the temperature up/down button until the display blinks, then you are able to change the temp. The ones I have ran across do seem to hold the time well, and the temp readings are usually ok, but can vary from stat to stat.

    The new Honeywell stuff has a 5 year warranty which has been a good selling point for me. For you I would recommend a Focus Pro 6000 TH6220D1028, or if you really want a nice touch screen, the Vision Pro 8000 TH8320U1008. The next step up from there is the IAQ which has a ton of features the average person doesnt need, but are really cool in the right application.

    Just make sure whatever you get is compatible with your type of heat/air, and remember to shut the line voltage off before you pull the stat wires off.

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    • #3
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      Ruud what are you? The hvac version of Rick? That's great advice Dave.
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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        Im with Ruud on this one. Honeywell VisionPro and FocusPro are the only t-stats I use. There's a good reason why Hunter is way less expensive; it's garbage. 3 VisionPros TH8320U in my house that I just bought on Ebay less than $85.00 each shipped.

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        • #5
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          Thanks Gear Junkie. I'm too new here to know who Rick is, but if he's an A-hole we might be similiar.

          $85 for the T8320 is a steal. My normal cost is about 1.6 times that. Unfortunately for me I cant use them at home. My Ruud Modulating furnaces require the 401 series Ruud stat that looks like the White Rabbit, in order to function correctly as a mod.

          My only complaint with the new Honeywell stuff is how the remote indoor sensors need to be wired in series/parallel combinations of 1, 4, or 9. A few weeks ago I needed 2 sensors in a house. 1 up and 1 down. So rather than having 2 sensors right next to each other, up and down, I doubled up the innards in the housings. I had to buy 4 sensors and throw away 2 housings, but I didnt know how else to do it and make it look right.

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