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Electronic thermostats

chuck_3 Member Posts: 2
I set the thermostat for hydronic and I will see how it works out over the weekend when I'm home.


  • chuck_3
    chuck_3 Member Posts: 2
    electronic programmable thermostat

    Since we put in a programmable thermostat on our oil fired hot air system the system seems to run numerous short cycles. I know on the old system this was controlled by the heat anticipator. I can't find a heat anticipator on this new thermostat. Any ideas?
  • Mark A. Custis
    Mark A. Custis Member Posts: 247
    Do you have

    A/C, if not do you have a burner control with its own trans former. Who made the Stat? Read the installation instructions paying close attention to the ability to change the unit cycle rate.


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  • Glenn Harrison
    Glenn Harrison Member Posts: 405
    Mark's got it.

    Every electronic t-stat I have ever seen has a cycle rate adjustment. Unfortunatly, every thermostat is different in how to adjust it. Check your t-stat install manual, it should tell you how to adjust it. The instructions will probaly elude to a 6 cycle per hour setting for forced air heating, which is bologna in my opinion. Set it for 3 to 4 cycle per hour and you will be fine. If you tell me which stat you have I may be able to tell you how to adjust it. If your t-stat for some reason does not show a way to adjust the cycle rate, then replace it wtiht a better one.

    Glenn Harrison, Residential Service Tech

    Althoff Industries Inc. Mechanical and Electrical Services

    Crystal Lake, Illinois

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