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Offline Grwebster

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ZTS-110 Anticipation or cycle rate?
« on: November 15, 2014, 11:49:00 am »

Now that I am in heating season, I notice the furnace staying on for extended times during warm up in the morning, and then it overshoots. In short the thermostat seems to do a lousy job of control.  Does anyone know if this thermostat has cycle rate function?  At this point does not seem to be controlling well


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Re: ZTS-110 Anticipation or cycle rate?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 09:57:52 am »
I was hoping someone might have an idea on this.  Based on the issues, I will likely be switching to a Honeywell or Trane unit.


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Re: ZTS-110 Anticipation or cycle rate?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 07:16:10 pm »
I bought a Honeywell WiFi thermostat and could not be happier.  Temperature control is much better.


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Re: ZTS-110 Anticipation or cycle rate?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 05:53:32 pm »
I bought a Honeywell WiFi thermostat and could not be happier.  Temperature control is much better.


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I have the zts-110. Since you appear to have already replaced it I guess this post is moot. But the default programming mode had odd ball settings with swing and differential that I never liked. So I turned all the advanced stuff off. I don't use it, I just set what I want when I want but each person has different needs.

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Re: ZTS-110 Anticipation or cycle rate?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 06:34:46 pm »
Yes, but the darn thing would just run the furnace full blast until it got to set point.  That is not what normal thermostats do. Old thermostats had a little heating wire called an anticipator which would shut the furnace off prior to reaching set point so you don't overshoot.  Better thermostats have a cycle rate setting which controls the run time.  I suspect that with a high efficiency furnace it might be fine, but with my old clunker it caused problems.


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Re: ZTS-110 Anticipation or cycle rate?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 06:50:17 pm »
Ahh I see. Ok.

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Re: ZTS-110 Anticipation or cycle rate?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 09:57:31 pm »
I have noticed that vera is no longer selling them.  Could be another reason.  The other issue I had was battery life, and ended up running a new thermostat wire with a common.  At least it made it easier to install Honeywell Wifi when I made the switch.


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Re: ZTS-110 Anticipation or cycle rate?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 11:04:58 pm »
I never used it on battery, actually I refused to. I can't remeber, think I had a common wire but the instructions suck and had to get a friend to help. After thay and to date I have had no issues with it.

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Re: ZTS-110 Anticipation or cycle rate?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 05:58:12 am »
I bought one at www.zwaveproducts.com, it is working fine.