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Old 08-18-2017, 06:45 PM   #11
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will be using it on Labor day Weekend .... will advise. So far, from running it in driveway, does what its supposed to do
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:45 AM   #12
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my first thought when I bought 264bhw was to install the same device to make fan stop when compressor shuts off. However someone suggested that it might actually be more of a problem sleeping because the fan is so loud that it starting and stopping would cause sleeping problem. I'm glad I listened because it would have made it hard on me.

the thermostat in the roof mounted unit is a mechanical type and terribly inaccurate. we can typically have it steady at 70 degrees when going to be only to wake up and its 65.
I would much rather have a wall mounted digital thermo..
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The unit would still cycle with the wall mounted thermostat, so what is the sound savings of a wall mounted thermostat? With the cooler weather around the corner, I would anticipate AC would not be needed after midnight, no matter where the thermostat is located. I like the idea of silence instead of a steady running fan.
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Yes, i agree .... i would much rather have a wall mounted stat too, but i don't, so this is the next best thing. When you see it, all it is is a toggle switch and 3 wires with different style connectors.... and pending on which model A/C you have, u may have to snip here or there, or connects directly. The nice thing is, the toggle switch is there to turn the system on or off ..... so, if you prefer to listen to the fan all nite, shut it off. I stuck the entire harness in the control box instead of mounting the switch, because i don't intend on shutting off the system!
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The unit would still cycle with the wall mounted thermostat, so what is the sound savings of a wall mounted thermostat? With the cooler weather around the corner, I would anticipate AC would not be needed after midnight, no matter where the thermostat is located. I like the idea of silence instead of a steady running fan.
i answered that question in my post. A digital thermostat is more accurate, has nothing to do with fan noise/running.
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i answered that question in my post. A digital thermostat is more accurate, has nothing to do with fan noise/running.
Since the built in thermostat does not have a numerical readout, how would I know how accurate or inaccurate it is? I line mine up with a pencil mark that I made and the temperature is stays between 74 and 77 degrees. Since we are dealing with poorly insulated boxes, that is good enough for me. I have had digital wall thermostats that did no better. I do miss having the "Auto" setting which shuts off the fan with the compressor. That is why I am curious about this unit. To convert to a wall thermostat is about ten times as much money.

I apologize, as I thought you were concerned with reducing the amount and duration of air conditioner noise.
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no apologies needed.

Digital thermos are very accurate as far as cut in and cut out temp. at least at my house they are. I just don't like to have temp all over the place so that was why I was commenting about the built in mechanical thermo.

I was also separately stating that the on /off of the fan would keep me awake so I decided NOT to install the auto fan kit

Hope that clarifies my coments
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no apologies needed.

Digital thermos are very accurate as far as cut in and cut out temp. at least at my house they are. I just don't like to have temp all over the place so that was why I was commenting about the built in mechanical thermo.

I was also separately stating that the on /off of the fan would keep me awake so I decided NOT to install the auto fan kit

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Got it. You don't want one. Hoping to hear from people with actual experience with what looks to be a useful addition to their air conditioners.
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Got it. You don't want one. Hoping to hear from people with actual experience with what looks to be a useful addition to their air conditioners.
Well, from my testing in the driveway, it works. I hate that stupid thing running all the time. I have had Jaycos that the A/C runs all the time, and i have had some that are on a thermostat wall mounted. Pretty sure, a unit with a wall mounted stat will make the same noise coming on as one that has had this kit installed. All i know is, for the 50 so bucks i spent, it works much better than one that doesn't have it ..... plain n simple, do u enjoy listening to your A/C unit run all night, or like the the big $ units, where the A/C comes on from time to time!
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I did both mods, digital thermostat and fan shutoff with the addition of a relay. I was given a digital thermostat, and while I was changing the bathroom fan in my 212QBW to a Vortex II, I noticed I had good access to the A/C unit and the top of the wall where the wire from the thermostat comes into the ceiling. I tapped power from the fan for the thermostat and it was fairly easy to run wire to the A/C unit in the ceiling. In the 212 the A/C unit is pretty close to the bathroom, and the thermostat is on the outside of the bathroom wall. The key is to use a relay with enough current-capacity to run the A/C compressor. I used this one, but I notice now the price has gone up quite a bit:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used one set of N.O. contacts for the compressor, and one set for the fan. Works very well. The relay barely fits up in the space where the old thermostat was, but it works.

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