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I am replacing an old T87F 2873 3 thermostat with a newer

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I am replacing an old T87F 2873 3 thermostat with a newer FocusPRO 6000 series programable one. The Bar Code is 50061478-006; I don't see a model number. The old one has only 2 wires: a red one and a white one. The new thermostat has places for 6 wires, labelled B Y G W 'Not used" R RC. The R and RC are hitched together. I assume the one labelled W is for the white wire. Do I attach the red wire to the R, even though I don't have an air conditioner?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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You connect the red to R the jumper to RC is irrelevant with no AC. You can leave the jumper or remove it, doesn't matter. And white to W is correct.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. I'd appreciate a favorable rating