January 26, 2007

Arctic Winds, Coldest Air of the Winter, and I Wake Up To THIS?

Ok ... random call for help here ...

I woke up this morning to find my thermostat reading 55 degrees, despite being set at 65.

Do I have a busted furnace? A busted thermostat? Something more simple to fix?

Its a gas furnace and I haven't been able to get the cover off to see whatever it is that is behind that stupid slidey door thing.


After messing with my thermostat, I'm pretty sure that it is the faulty piece in the equation here. Whew... much cheaper fix

I have NO idea how, but the thermostat seems to be working again ... the POS ... at least I can put off replacing it if it is going to try working again.

Posted by Princess Cat at January 26, 2007 10:49 AM @ 10:49 AM in Random Much? // Permalink | TrackBack

Yep, it sounds like a busted thermostat. You should be able to pick one up at Home Depot pretty cheap. You could probably replace it yourself. Turn off the power to the thermostat. Move one wire at the time from the old thermostat to the new thermostat. Turn the power back on and test it. If it works, attach it to the wall and you're done.


Posted by: Assrot at January 26, 2007 08:42 PM

Or it could just be a "wide-range" thermostat. Most thermostats are NOT set to adjust the temperature exactly. In other words, when you set it for 65, it will often not turn on until the temperature drops to 60, and will not shut off until it reaches 70. The better (more expensive) the thermostat, the smaller that temperature range will be. I've never heard of one that has a whopping 20-degree range, but I suppose it's possible.

Posted by: Ogre at January 31, 2007 09:21 AM