18 Apr Helps to install an ADT Pulse TZ45 Thermostat
I replaced my thermostat with the ADT Pulse TZ45 thermostat and learned a few things in the process that you may want to know.
First of all if you do not have a digital thermostat already you will probably need additional wires. I only had 4 wires when I took off my old thermostat. They were R, G, Y, and W. But no C. I was able to run a 5th wire back to the furnace circuit board and get the C. Most people will not be able to do this and they will need to add a separate transformer. As long as you have a plug somewhere close it should not be that difficult.
There is a battery powered version of this keypad that has replaced the TZ45 called the ADT Pulse Battery powered thermostat TBZ48 . But you can still wire it if you do not want to rely on batteries.
Another thing I learned when I installed mine is that it needs to be learned in to the iHub at a close range. Mine would not learn in at the distance where I have it installed but when I brought it within 10 feet of the iHub it learned in like a champ.
Do you have any insight you would want to add to this? Please leave a comment.