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Programming Digital Thermostats

There are many manufacturers making many different digital thermostats. With residential thermostats, the variations of types, methods of operation and how to program them has gone far past the market need to just plain crazy. The only reliable place (?) to get specific operations and program manuals for your particular product, would be from "customer support" at the "manufacturers" web site or phone number. The "Model", "Serial" and "Product" numbers of your particular thermostat are usually printed on a small piece of paper pasted in its cover somewhere. In most cases, Just the Name and model on the outside cover will be enough for identification when asking a question or ordering an owners manual. That said, here are a couple things that seem to be fairly standard. This is the best way I found to program over the years. Remove the thermostat from its base plate. Be careful pulling on it. They don't all come off the same way and we don't want to break it. Before starting the programming process, it's best to erase whatever may be in your thermostat already. Overlapping time periods can cause a lot of trouble. Removing the battery's will erase any programming that may have been done before now. The factory program is just for basic operation and they don't normally have any schedules in them. The factory program will not be affected by removing the battery's. It's also much easier to do all this while sitting at a table and not hunched over at the wall. Remove the old battery's and replace them with new ones. The battery's are used to store your programming so be sure to put good battery's back in before starting. Here are some common terms used in programming a thermostat. If the names I am using for these procedures is different in your thermostat, change them when writing this all down. One "SCHEDULE" covers a 24 hour block of time. Each block of time from a start time to a stop time is a "PERIOD" in the "SCHEDULE". Again, these are the most common terms and may very in your thermostat. Here is an example of how to program one complete "SCHEDULE" ----- Get a large piece of paper and write down EXACTLY what you want your thermostat to do in ONE, 24 hour day. Here is an example of one "SCHEDULE" having 4 time "PERIODS". > ----- You want your furnace to start at 5:00 AM and warm the house to 72 degrees by 5;30 when you get up. Write down "72 degrees from "5;00 AM to 6;30 AM, or when you expect to leave the house. Then write down "62 degrees from 6;30 AM to 4;00 PM or 30 minutes before you expect to be home. Then write down "72 degrees from "4;00 PM to 10;30 PM or when you expect to go to bed. Then write "62 degrees from "10;30 PM to 5;00 AM or 30 minutes before you expect to get up.-----< You have just covered a 24 hour period of time and created ONE "SCHEDULE". Each day of the week needs a schedule. Various thermostats are different in how they handle schedules. You will need to read your "Owners Manual" to find out how your thermostat arranges its schedules. To get started, look for a "SET" button or touch sensitive area on the display screen. If there is no SET button you can see, check your manual for the button to press. That will put your thermostat in its programming mode. With some thermostats, the display will blink or change color to let you know you are programming. While in this mode, use the temperature set point arrows ( up and down) to scroll through all the different things that can be set ( Programmed ). When you hit one you are looking for, press the left and right arrows or buttons to set that function or time where you want it. Press the up and down arrows to get to the next adjustment, use the left and right arrows or buttons as before to set that function. Keep doing this until you have gone through all the various functions and set points. When you have gone all the way through, and have all the functions set where you want them, DOUBLE CHECK all your times and temperature changes against the desired operation you wrote down. Be extra careful none of your start and stop times for the temperature resets overlap each other. If you programmed in Holidays or special events you may have, be sure the TIME and DATE are correct. Press the "RUN" or "START" button to lock it all in and start your programs running. Again, be careful of overlapping the times in each "PERIOD" of each "SCHEDULE". That can keep your system running all the time or maybe even not at all. I hope all this will help you to better understand these complicated devices called thermostats. Thermostats are a deep subject and specific factory information in your owners manual may be needed to get you through. I hope this helps though. At least a little. Write it down before starting and be extra careful of overlapping in the time "PERIODS" and you should be OK. Good Luck. Roger.

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There are many manufacturers making many different digital thermostats. With residential thermostats, the variations of types, methods of operation and how to program them has gone far past the market need to just plain crazy. The only reliable place (?) to get specific operations and program manuals for your particular product, would be from "customer support" at the "manufacturers" web site or phone number. The "Model", "Serial" and "Product" numbers of your particular thermostat are usually printed on a small piece of paper pasted in its cover somewhere. That said, here are a couple things that seem to be fairly standard. Remove the thermostat from its base plate and remove its battery's. Its best to start with a clean program to eliminate the possibility of having entered something wrong previously that may cause you trouble later. Its also much easier to do all this while sitting at a table and not hunched over at the wall. The battery's are used to store your programming so be sure to put good ones back in before starting. A "SET" button or touch sensitive area on the display screen will normally put a thermostat in its programming mode. With most thermostats, the display will blink to let you know you are programming. While in this mode, use the temperature set arrows ( up and down) to scroll through all the different things that can be set. When you hit one you are looking for, press the left and right arrows to put that function, schedule or time where you need it. Press the up and down arrows to get to the next adjustment, left and right arrows to set. Keep doing this until you have gone through all the various set points. When you think you are all done, Press the "RUN" button to lock it all in and start running all the programs. Be careful of overlapping the times in the schedules. That can keep your system running all the time or maybe even not at all. This may help some or not at all. Thermostats is a deep subject and specific factory information is needed for most of them. I hope this helps though. At least a little anyway. Roger.

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make a electric water heater elements come on at same time


1) You want simultaneous operation.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-water-heater-thermostats.html#simultaneous

2) Installation REQUIRES bigger circuit breaker and bigger wire.
Or 2 circuit breakers and 2 wires
Or change both elements to 2000 watt.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html

3) MUST add ECO-protected thermostat to lower part of tank.

4) Warranty will be void.

5) If tank is rusted, the added heat and expansion could hasten rupture.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

6) As general rule, the health department will not allow this tank conversion for restaurant code to meet dish washing consumption unless manufacturer certifies tank.
But manufacturer will not certify ordinary residential water heater for commercial simultaneous application. Commercial simultaneous tanks can cost 2-4 thousand so they can meet restaurant code and deliver sustained high temperatures for washing dishes.

6) Also consider Hatco booster heater for commercial dish washing.
This type heater has 2 sets of non-simultaneous elements to heat large tank of hot water.

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Hello, Many of the manufacturer's have information online. Just find the name of the unit and the Model number and use your Browser. Put in the name and model, hit search or use a variation like name, model and operator's manual.

You will find both free and paysites. You can usually get enough info to do what you want with the controls. You can also print the manual on your computer. I have done this with my Manual.

The Digital touch screens seem to be the hardest to do. Make sure to look in the Manual about Batteries for the unit. Sometimes your heat will not work if the Batteries are bad, but if the A/C worked then the Batteries should be okay. The Batteries should be replaced on a Digital Thermostat after a year or 2.

Most Thermostats have 2 small switches at the bottom. The fan stays on Auto and the button for heat and cool must be slide back to heat if that is what you want. With the Digital type you usually have to reset the Degrees when changing functions.

I hope my solution is very helpful to you.

May 25, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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We bought a used water heater for our boat and broke the thermostat during instilation. The number is TSF01. Can anyone tell me where I migh find a thermostat for this unknown Hot water heater


I'd try at a local rv dealer,. most residential heaters (and furnaces) for that matter are all the same parts with different manufacturer names,. be sure to bring the aprt with you if possible..
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Ck

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It is possible that the heater is shortened and it burns thermostat. Thermostat's are usually bimetal type mounted on ceramic so voltage does not matter a much.

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