I installed a new Honeywell Programable thermostat, When I turned on the AC it turned on the Heater... I followed the wiring but some of it is not making sense... G=Green, Y=Yellow, R=Red, C=Blue,...
Hi, the problem is you have bought the wrong thermostat for the unit if it is not a heat-pump. A heat pump will have W-1, W-2 for heat strips, and Y-2 is for 2nd stage cooling. G is Green for Fan, R is Red for Power, Y is Yellow for cooling, and W would be for Heat. This is all you need if you have gas heat, Orange is for a reversing valve for a heat-pump, and the blue is also for the reversing valve on a Rheem heat-pump. The stat you need will have these terminals, if you are sure its not a heat pump, which I am sure you would know. The stat you need has these terminals. RC and RH. It will have a Red jumper wire connecting the 2 terminals. This is where the Red wire connects, to either one, as they connect together. Connect G to Green, Y to Yellow, and W to white. Since you only have one control transformer, that's why the stat has RH for Red Heating, and RC for Red cooling tied together. Just hook the red coming in to either one. You need only, R, G, Y, and W, to run this unit. Look at your old stat and check the terminals. A heat-pump, uses many more conductors to operate it. O or orange for the reversing valve, blue also depending on the unit. C for common, W1 for stage one heating, W2 for stage 2 heating, Y1 for stage one cooling and Y2 for stage 2 cooling. This stat is used for a commercial unit with multible stages of heat and cooling. If you have a common wire and no batteries on the old stat, go to the indoor unit, remove the panel, and see if you have a common wire hooked up, such as the brown, black, or maybe blue. If so, you will need to hook it up at the stat if it has a C terminal. If it has batteries, just take all of the extra wires and shove them in the wall. You won't need them. Just the R, G, Y, and W, and you will be back on line. Very easy.
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A/C, and Heating Contractor
Nov 23, 2010 |
Goodman Heating & Cooling