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Hunter (44905) 7-day Programmable Themostat .. a Jewel
on January 15, 2012
Seven-day programmable thermostats are more flexible today but I can't say that one is better than the other one, because I didn't buy them all and check them all out. However, I do know what has worked for me and my family for years and why I am staying with Hunter. After removing thermostats and replacing them with Hunters in the past; there was a good reason ... quality, ease of operation, good support and durability. Consumer Reports (CR) rates (a scoring based on several measurable factors) seven-day programmable thermostats as best to least as follows: LUX, ACE, White Rogers, Hunter, CTC, Robert Shaw, Trane, Honeywell and ICM Controls. I am not a dye-in the wool believer that the best is the best or the least is the least in their ratings but I do read what they have to say and why they say it. This seven-day programmable Hunter is a jewel: ease of installation and setup, back-lit screen (after touching it), menu-driven set of choices for changes, and flexibility to make the unit do what you want it to do. Its good looking, good sized screen and easy to read. You won't believe how easy it is to set up or modify. Oh, yeah, Hunter also lets you disengage the unit from the wall mounting and go sit down somewhere and program it on your lap or at a table so you don't have to stand at the wall and make your entries. It also has a useful setting which turns on the ac/heater fan for several minutes to move air through the house during periods of ac/heater inactivity. The set-up and menu-driven flexibility sells itself ... the results should keep one satisfied for a long time. Read the manual for settings and changes (menu) before you set it up ... remember its flexible. I really like this unit ... check it out.