Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fanrgs So far, so good!
Our old evaporative AC thermostat wouldn't shut off the unit at night, so we needed a new one. This one is much smaller, automatic rather than manual, digital rather than mechanical, and has many more features. We especially like the pre-wetting feature and the automatic low- to high-speed fan feature. The only drawback seems to be that the high-speed fan turns on much more frequently than we ever turned it on when our thermostat was manual. It may keep the house cooler on hot days (that is hard to compare), but it will undoubtedly cost more for electricity than the old unit. However, swamp coolers are so much less expensive to purchase and run during Colorado's hot, dry cummer days and cool nights than refrigerated AC that any increase is minimal by comparison.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyCamper Love it!
I am so pleased with this thermostat. It comes on and the speed varies depending on what the difference in temperature is. I hear it go off and on, go from low to high. It is very comforting to know that it is doing that automatically. It isn't digital. The gauge has basically two numbers; 65 and 85 degrees and you turn the dial in between those two. So it is a little guessing game to find your degree you want it to come on. I have a indoor thermometer that tells me the temperature in the house when I want the thermostat to come on. So I slowly turn the dial until I hear a "click" and the thermostat comes on. I use the automatic option once I know I have the temperature I want. Then I just let it do its thing. I don't change the start temperature, so I just had to move the dial once to the degree I wanted. For me, it is well worth the price.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Worth the money
Because unit does not regulate water pump automatically (turning it off and on to regulate temp), manual operation still required; for example, at the end of the day as it cools, having the water pump on (in 'auto' mode) may make it too cool or damp feeling in the house, so switching from 'auto' to 'fan' will be required. This unit does switch from Hi to Low speeds automatically when in 'auto' mode... very nice feature! (it seems most units don't have this capability). Does not have the digital reading as some other units do but the dial thermostat is more than sufficient to regulate temp when accompanied with a thermometer somewhere in the home. This unit is great when leaving the home for extended periods, especially if you have inside house pets.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flyboy Should have installed it years ago.
Had an old thermostat that would either make things too hot or too cold. This thermostat is great for holding temps plus has other handy settings. I wish I would have changed out the old thermostat a long time ago to one of these.
July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andy just what I wwas looking for
great product have used it before,after years of use it needed to be replaced
June 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grateful So glad I got this!
I am so glad I bought this thermostat for my central swamp cooler. It's so nice that it has both a thermostat function and a timer function. We like to use the thermostat during the day to keep the heat at bay and then turn it on high and set the timer at night so it really cools things off quickly for us to sleep, and we don't have to worry about waking up to turn it off like we used to. You can also set the timer for it to turn on after a few hours, which could be very convenient if you will be at work all day but want it to turn itself on and cool things off shortly before you get home. We have had it for a few weeks and it has worked great and really brought us alot more convenience and piece of mind than the original manual switch did.
July 15, 2014