New Trane System Questions
Installed a new system a few months back:
XC95m gas furnance
Matching Trane Comfort Coil
3,000 sqr ft , two story home in Norther Ohio.
They did not recommend(I didn't ask) about a new thermastat. I have a Honeywell RTH7600D. My concerns are this:
* Dehumidification - the humidity control is a disappointment. Humidty in the house does not go lower than 60 on humid days. It can be as high as 70 and I am running a dehumidifier in my basement. I would like to get the humdity levels to around 55 - 50. I figure the A/C needs to run at a lower fan speed, but was expecting the ComfortR feature in the Airhandler to help with this, but it does not seem activated. The A/C comes on full speed.
I could either have the cooling fan speed set lower so it takes longer to cool, thus more demidification. But that seems like I would pay the price when humdity is not so high outside by limiting the full capabilities of the equipment. From what I've read the ComfortR will not address such large humidity gap, is that correct?
The only solution that seems correct to me would be to upgrade the thermastat that will communicate with the airhandler and adjust colling fan speed based on humidity readings and desired target. Is this a correct assumption?
If so, what is the right thermstate to go with? I've read differring opinions concerning getting a Trane XL900 or a Honeywell Pro IAQ. What would you recommend? What additional benefits would going with a better thremastat provide? Looking for opinions/insights before taking the next step.