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Kevin Thigpen

Technical Services Manager
North Alabama District

Setup Thermostat Part 2

Thermostat Setup

Technical Service Group would like to share the following information on thermostat setup of an Ion controller. Why should you know how to setup a controller? How you know someone has lockout temperature’s set incorrect. This is only one part of setting a controller up. Tech should Know how to check and know where to find each item.

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Step 1

Select Auto Mode. Then select save

Once the auto changeover option has been selected, touch SAVE.  

Enable or Disable: Choose to enable or disable auto changeover mode. Default = Enable

NOTE: AUTO mode is intended to switch between Heating and Cooling modes based on temperature demand. A gradual auto transition is the energy–conscious default that will satisfy the majority of customers. Some customers might have significant and simultaneous heating and cooling demands in different zones. To address this need, a special simultaneous heating and cooling demand auto mode could be enabled by the Installer.

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Step 2

Select heat/cool deadband then save

Heat/Cool Dead band

The minimum difference enforced between heating and cooling desired temperatures. The dead band does not change when the user changes between Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Ex: A 2° dead band will be 2°F or 2°C and does not change with units. This can allow one setting to “push” the other to maintain this difference. When the correct dead band is set, touch SAVE.

Dead band: Adjustable from 0 to 6; Default = 2.

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Step 3

Select Offsets then save

This option allows calibration (or deliberate mis-calibration) of the temperature and humidity sensors. These offsets are added to the actual temperature/humidity values. See also Zone Offsets Section. When the correct offsets are made, touch SAVE. If the system is non-zoned, the indoor temperature offset is found on this screen. If the system is zoned, the indoor temperature offset is found in the Zoning, Offsets screen.

Outdoor temperature: Adjustable from -5° to 5°F (-3° to 3°C). Default = °F

Indoor temperature: Adjustable from -5° to 5°F (-3° to 3°C). Default = 0°F

Humidity: Adjustable from -10 – 10%. Default = 0%

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Heating and Air Distribution

Step 4

Select reset factory defaults then save

This option allows the installer to reset certain factory parameters. After the selections are made, touch SAVE.

Program Schedule: Reset back to pre-programmed time and temperature.

User Settings: Reset user settings back to pre-programmed values.

Install Settings: Reset installation settings back to pre-programmed values.

Last 10 Events: Reset the last 10 system events under the Service menu.

Heating and Air Distribution
Heating and Air Distribution

Step 5

Select scheduling then save

This option lets the installer allow comfort schedule programming features. After the selection is made, touch SAVE.

 Scheduling: On or Off. Default = On

Heating and Air Distribution

Smart Recovery refers to transitions between and among the Home, Sleep and Wake modes. Moving from the Away mode to any other mode is covered by the Smart Setback feature.

Smart Recovery applies to programmable operation only.

Smart Recovery causes the system to ramp the system target set points to those for the next programmed schedule period to help save energy during period transitions. Smart Recovery will start recovery 90 minutes prior to schedule change in both heating and cooling mode. After the selection is made, touch SAVE.

Smart Recovery: On or Off. Default = On


Select English then save.

After covering this information you will be able to setup a controller and know how to Check parameters.


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