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Old 07-15-2014, 02:40 PM   #1
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After using this upgrade over the past 6 months I can say that it really is an improvement over the standard overhead a/c thermostat as well as the stock metal coil thermostat for the furnace. In the winter the furnace setting is exact without the normal heat swings associated with the conventional coil spring set up. It does not run to where you feel it is too hot, switches off and then you feel cold before it starts again, the heat is more even.
For the a/c it really makes it nice, just like at home, it cools down and shuts off completely, then when needed it will restart. The fan does not continue to run like it does with the stock set up. Just wanted to post my observations.
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
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Thanks for the update. We ordered it based on your recommendation. Glad to hear it's working out so well.
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After using this upgrade over the past 6 months I can say that it really is an improvement over the standard overhead a/c thermostat as well as the stock metal coil thermostat for the furnace. In the winter the furnace setting is exact without the normal heat swings associated with the conventional coil spring set up. It does not run to where you feel it is too hot, switches off and then you feel cold before it starts again, the heat is more even.
For the a/c it really makes it nice, just like at home, it cools down and shuts off completely, then when needed it will restart. The fan does not continue to run like it does with the stock set up. Just wanted to post my observations.
It's on our build list Jim.
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Jim- do you know what make & model A/C was installed?
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After using this upgrade over the past 6 months I can say that it really is an improvement over the standard overhead a/c thermostat as well as the stock metal coil thermostat for the furnace. In the winter the furnace setting is exact without the normal heat swings associated with the conventional coil spring set up. It does not run to where you feel it is too hot, switches off and then you feel cold before it starts again, the heat is more even.
For the a/c it really makes it nice, just like at home, it cools down and shuts off completely, then when needed it will restart. The fan does not continue to run like it does with the stock set up. Just wanted to post my observations.
It's on my build sheet as well. Thanks for the update!
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I got the stock Dometic a/c and furnace with the digital thermostat.
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Jim, I haven't given up on retrofitting the digital thermostat in my 19. I need to buy the thermostat with the controller kit and run the wires from the thermostat to the AC ceiling assembly.
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Another biggie if you're 6ft tall or more is that the control panel on the bottom of the fridge is different - there are no more protruding knobs to bonk your head on.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:51 PM   #9
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Am ordering w/no AC. Wanted digital thermostat but was told it only comes with the AC unit...perhaps they're only sold as a set...gonna keep checking on that. Am aware of two others recently who opted for no AC. For me I wanted to lose 100 lbs and prefer the ceiling without it there. Can always plunk one in later as there is a 14" vent where the AC goes and wiring will be there. Maxx Fan by the bed. Also technology/unit design keeps advancing so who knows? But I'd like that digital thermostat if humanly possible.
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Make sure it's AC Ready. Not just wiring, but roof reinforcement.
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