I currently have two CT100 thermostats which have been fine - I have never been able to get them to report temperatures to the Elk, and all of my programming requires me to do loops that set everything 5 times to make sure the settings actually work 99% of the time, but they have been OK for the last few years.
One of them appears to be broken now - the 4 minute "don't turn back on" protection timer doesn't actually go off after 4 minutes, so my system has everything set correctly from the Elk but it never actually kicks on. I assume a timer chip in the thermostat went bad, and I need to replace it.
I am debating between a new CT100, a new CT101 (which is supposedly an updated version), and anything else that might actually be much better. I have read through the forum and see that people recommend the Omnistat2 sometimes, but it's hard to tell if that will actually work right with the basic VRC0P setup (I don't have an ISY).
A CT101 is only $45 on Amazon right now, the Omnistat2 is over $150, and so are a lot of the fancier options. Are the more expensive ones worth it? Will the omnistat2 actually report temperatures back to the control so that I can see them in my phone app, or will it be just like the CT100 and not actually do that? Is there a better option for a new thermostat that I haven't found?
Thanks for any advice.