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Lux Products CAG1500 Clean Cycle Clean Air Programmable Thermostat

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  • Comprehensive graphical filter monitor
  • Nonvolatile memory for all programs and settings
  • Large easy to read display
  • EL (Electro Luminescent) backlight
  • Easy-to-use LUX speed dial

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0010VZYIG
  • Item model number: CAG1500-006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #292,980 in Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Home Improvement)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


Product Description

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The Lux CAG1500 Clean Cycle Programmable Thermostat is a dual-purpose seven-day programmable thermostat. The mercury-free CAG1500 not only controls temperature, but it also utilizes Clean Cycle technology to improve air quality. Compatible with most types of conventional heating and cooling systems, this thermostat is preprogrammed with a schedule developed to save energy and reduce costs. It also offers the convenience of four programmable periods per day.

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CAG1500 Clean Cycle Programmable Thermostat
At a Glance:
  • Seven-day programmable thermostat with four periods per day

  • Preprogrammed with an energy saving, and money saving schedule

  • Clean Cycle technology cleans the air

  • Backlit multicolored display with easy Speed Dial programming

  • Electronic accuracy; 100% mercury free

  • Compatible with most heating and air conditioning systems
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Lux CAG1500 Clean Cycle Clean Air Programmable Thermostat
Thanks to a large lighted multi-color display and patented Lux Speed Dial, the CAG1500 is incredibly easy to use.
Clean Cycle Technology Improves Air Quality
The CAG1500 is unique among programmable thermostats in that it offers patented Clean Cycle technology, a feature that allows you to program your home's fan to circulate air through the HVAC system's filter, reducing airborne particles such as pollen, dust, pet dander, and other allergens. You can program the fan to run anywhere between 9 and 60 minutes each hour.

Not only does this improve the quality of air throughout your home, but it also increases your energy savings and comfort. First, the fan only runs and uses energy when you program it to do so, preventing wasted energy and unnecessary use. Second, the fan is programmed to operate independently, using much less energy than it would take to circulate a home's air by running the entire HVAC system.

Seven-Day Programming with Four Periods per Day
One of the easiest ways to reduce utility costs is to program your thermostat to fit your schedule. The CAG1500 lets you create a different program for every day of the week, and you can enter four different time periods and temperature settings in a 24-hour period (Morning, Day, Evening, and Night).

User-Friendly Programming, Filter Monitor, and Key Lock
Thanks to a large lighted multi-color display and the patented Lux Speed Dial the CAG1500 is incredibly easy to use. For further convenience, a graphic filter monitor indicates when the filter needs to be replaced or cleaned.

The CAG1500 also offers a keypad lock to prevent unauthorized changes to the thermostat settings.

Save Money and the Environment
Like all programmable thermostats, the CAG1500 helps reduce energy consumption, but this efficient device takes savings a step further. To maximize your home's energy efficiency, the CAG1500 comes preprogrammed with a default heating and cooling schedule that's designed to save up to $500 in energy costs over a year, and it can also help cut down on your carbon footprint. Because the CAG1500 is 100% mercury free, you can be sure it's a safe and environmentally conscious choice for your home.

Compatible with Most Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
The CAG1500 is compatible with most heating and air conditioning systems, including one-stage heat and one-stage cool systems (gas, oil, or electric heating, and single-stage heat pumps), two-wire heat-only hydronic systems (hot water baseboard and radiator), and millivolt systems (wall heaters and gas fireplaces).

Two "AA" alkaline batteries are required for operation (batteries not included).

About Lux: Innovation, Quality, and Value
Since 1914, Lux Products Corporation has manufactured quality products for the home. It all began with turn-of-the-century timing devices, the forerunners of the now world-famous Lux 60-Minute Timers. Building on the success of these simple and utilitarian items, Lux grew into the multifaceted manufacturer and merchandiser it is today. The Lux name has always stood for innovation, quality, and value. The company's full line of electronic and mechanical thermostats offers models for nearly every heating and cooling application. See how you can save money and conserve energy with Lux.

What's in the Box
Lux CAG1500 Clean Cycle Programmable Thermostat, mounting hardware, installation guide, and instruction manual.


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From the Manufacturer

Introducing the new Lux CAG1500, our fully programmable thermostat that not only gives homeowners the advantage of automatic temperature control, but also has the added benefit of helping to keep a home’s air clean. What makes it all possible is the CAG1500’s innovative Clean Cycle, a feature that ensures the heating and air conditioning fan runs for a set duration of time each hour to circulate and filter the air in the home. The Clean Cycle is programmable as well, allowing homeowners to program the fan to run anywhere between 9 and 60 minutes each hour. The CAG1500 also includes a comprehensive graphical filter monitor that indicates when the filter needs cleaning for optimum air quality and system performance.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This thermostat was very easy to install and very easy to program.
mjtarsi
I'm not wild about the high-pitched whine that occurs when you click the light on to read the display at night, but it's not a deal-breaker.
Jonas Bendsen
This thermostat can control the system fan by running it mulitple times an hour for a pre-set duration without needing to run heat or AC.
J. Morano

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Morano on October 31, 2006
Item Package Quantity: 1
I searched for a thermostat that would run the system fan without running a heat or cool cycle. The LUX CAG1500 does just that.

I always found it uncomfortable and stuffy if my heat or AC did not cycle on due to the outside temperature and there was no air circulating in the house. This thermostat can control the system fan by running it mulitple times an hour for a pre-set duration without needing to run heat or AC.

I have tried just leaving the fan on constantly with other thermostats and never liked the option.

LUX did a great job coming up with this feature on their thermostat.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By G. Bonnstetter on May 28, 2008
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I have wanted an affordable thermostat like this for a long time. I like the adjustable fan on time. It helps filter the air in the spring and fall when the heating and cooling are not running much.

But it seems this version has a small bug in the software. I have a LP gas furnace so I put the jumper on "gas" on the back. Well the "Clean Cycle technology" on this version does not run the fan extra when it is heat mode and the gas jumper is in. So the workaround is to leave the jumper off in the "electric" heat setting. But then the furnace fan blows cold air while the furnace is warming up.

So if you have electric heat, this is a good thermostat. If you have gas heat and don't mind the fan starting before the furnace gets warmed up, again, it's a good thermostat.

For me I didn't want the cold air so I rated this a 3. When I called, Lux didn't have a fixed CAG1500 available so I'm sending mine back to Lux.

Also, this thermostat is for a 1 stage heating and cooling system.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By B. Jenkins on December 30, 2005
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For the price you really can't beat it. It was cheaper than Hunter and Honeywell 7 day models. It looks nicer than the Hunter models as well.

Installation was very easy, and the programming directions are very easy to follow. Since it's a 7 day model, you can have a (different) program for each day.

You set the time/temp for MORNING, DAY, EVENING, and NIGHT. You can set this for each day, or use the COPY button to apply it to the next day.

I also like the backlight feature which stays on for 20 seconds at the push of the LUX button.

Check out the product manual for all the features. I definitely recommend it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Fritz on December 4, 2008
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The guy who installed my Aprilaire humidifier recommended a Lux thermostat since they're the only ones that allow a fan-only duty cycle (he could've installed it for significantly more $$ than what it is here). They advertise it just for circulating/cleaning the air, but when you live in a semi-arid climate and need a humidifier even in warmer temps the only other option is to run the fan all the time. I got the CAG1500 and went through the easy installation and programming instructions. The instructions tell you, though, that the minimum duty cycle for the clean air fan is 9 min./hour and there are 4 time periods for each day (morning, afternoon, evening, night) just like the temperature programming. Just don't forget to set the fan mode to "Clean" since the "Auto" and "Fan" modes are the ones that every thermostat has. They also designed this with the batteries in the faceplate so you don't lose your programming if you take it off the mount (unlike my Honeywell). Overall, it's a great product for the money.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By stu222 on June 18, 2011
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This is a great thermostat, just like any other good digital thermostat BUT WITH ONE SPECIAL EXTRA FEATURE. . . your furnace fan can be programmed to cycle on and off once every 20 minutes whether your system is running or not. The manufacturer claims the benefit of this is that you can circulate your household air through your furnace filter to remove dust, pollen, etc. even when you are not heating or cooling. I wouldn't argue with this, but an even bigger benefit is to circulate your house air to keep the temperature evened out throughout the house. Warm air rises and cool air sinks. In a multi-story house like mine the basement tends to be freezing cold while the second floor is always too hot, especially during the air conditioning season. On hot summer nights we used to have trouble keeping the upstairs bedroom below 80°F while my office in the basement was sitting at 68°F or even lower. By installing the CAG1500 I've reduced the average temperature difference to about 4-5 degrees and the bedroom is a very comfortable 75°-77° night or day. I have programmed my unit to run the fan for 4 minutes out of every 20 minutes. If you live in a single story home, you may not need this, but for the reasonable price of this unit you will still get an excellent thermostat. I have owned several other LUX brand thermostats and all of them have been accurate and reliable and the batteries last several years between changes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By William R. Johnston on August 1, 2009
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I bought this thermostat to replace a much older programable thermostat that was already installed when I bought my condo. I wanted a thermostat that I could program the fan as well as the heat and the A/C. As I have two floors, heat tends to rise to the top, so in the top floor is much warmer than the first. I use the fan to help level out this, bringing warm air down in the winter and cool air up in the summer. It also like how the fan being on allows the air to circulate through the HVAC filter, helping reduce dust and pollen, both of which I am allergic to.
Wiring the thermostat was no problem, as you simply note how the old thermostat is wired and wire this one the same. It comes with wire labels, to help keep track of what wire goes to what post while the old thermostat is off.

The unit is incredibly easy to set up. It has four settings per day (morn, day, eve, night), and allows you to override the programmed setting by raising or lowering the temperature. The override will stay in effect until the next programed time period. It also has a vacation hold, which lets you hold the temperature until your unhold it, allowing you to set it to a higher or lower temperature while you are gone for extended time periods.

The majority of the controls are under the lower panel (see Lux's website for a picture of the opened unit, as well as a PDF of the manual, which I found useful to review before I bought). There are three buttons outside of the panel, which allows to you raise and lower the temperature, as well as turn on the back lighting. My unit makes a faint high pitched noise while backlit, similar to old indiglo watches. The buttons are not back lit, which would have been a nice touch if they were, but we have a light switch right below the unit.
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