We recently had to replace our Carrier AC thermostat that we use to have set at 79 degrees F. It was replaced with a Honeywell digital unit and it now has to be set at 75 to 76 degrees F in order for us to be comfortable. We live in Orlando, Florida. We called the AC guy back and he replaced the Honeywell with another and still the same thing, we still have to set it low to be comfortable. WE don’t want a high electric bill.
He is willing to put another brand thermostat in and we don’t know what brand to tell him to put in. I called another company to see if we should put in another Carrier, but they said that Carrier doesn’t make their own but subtract out and honeywell could be making theirs as well. Honeywell’s is made in Mexico or in China. They admit that some are made bad. I called another AC company for they had left a message on my machine for an annual maintance, but I had already gone with this other man and asked this company and they recommended RiteTemp thermostat, but when my husband went to get it at Home Depot, the man there said they are no good and Honeywell is much better. I am totally confused and don’t know who to trust. I just don’t want a high electric bill.
The man who put the thermostat in thinks that my old thermostat was wrong from the beginning, but since new, I have always in the summer set it at 79 degrees F and the house was cold for we have a 4 ton AC unit.
Does anyone know anything about thermostats? Which one is better? Is it normal to have such a large amount of degree difference between my old thermostat and my new one?