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Old 10-13-06, 06:42 AM   #1
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My furnace and themostat

I have my thermostat set at home at 70 degrees. My furnace runs until it's about 66 or 67 degrees and then shuts off. I had this problem when the furnace was installed a few years back and know it requires a quick adjustment because the service tech was in and out in just a few minutes. Does anyone know how to resolve this issue? Would you mind sharing that info with me if you do so I don't have to pay $80 for a minor adjustment?
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Move somewhere warm so that you don't need to heat your house. Or atleast that's what I'm planning to do. Durn snow!
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Is it a didgital thermostat? If so pitch it and go buy a mercury one. Didgital thermostats are pieces of ****.

I used to be involved in heating and cooling, and in my experience, no amount of finicking will make a digy t stat work right. Every pro I've known has mercury in their house. The only reason they even install those things is that they cost more.
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Set your thermostat to 73 degrees.
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It sounds like it needs calibrated and an anticipator adjustment.

Google your thermostat brand & model for the how to
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Didja get an instrution manual with it? If someone else installed it, they should have left you the paperwork. It's probably explained in there.

Or, you could get some white-out and a pen and re-do the numbering.
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Is it a didgital thermostat? If so pitch it and go buy a mercury one. Didgital thermostats are pieces of ****.

I used to be involved in heating and cooling, and in my experience, no amount of finicking will make a digy t stat work right. Every pro I've known has mercury in their house. The only reason they even install those things is that they cost more.
It is not a digital.
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It is not a digital.
Thats good.

Still though, I would reccomend you go buy a new one. They are inexpensive, and quite easy to install.

Although, I must admit, I too was thinking about just cranking it by 3 degrees.
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Is it a didgital thermostat? If so pitch it and go buy a mercury one. Didgital thermostats are pieces of ****.
Don't most digital themostat's still use mercury inside? I thought they did?


BTW....I work for the company that invented the thermostat, Honeywell. It was invented by Mark C. Honeywell who later merged with a heating company and formed Honeywell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeywell
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It sounds like it needs calibrated and an anticipator adjustment.

Google your thermostat brand & model for the how to
exactly. Try it first.

And if it seems difficult, thermostats are cheap.

Or set it higher.
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Don't most digital themostat's still use mercury inside? I thought they did?
I don't believe so. At least the ones I worked with when I was in school were mercury free.
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Set your thermostat to 73 degrees.
Ha Ha yup keep it simple. I've been doing this now for over 10 years it's no biggie.
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I don't believe so. At least the ones I worked with when I was in school were mercury free.
Don't know...I was just thinking that would be the "proper" way to do it. They probably cust cost and use some cheap thermistor or something like that.
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It is not a digital.
Open it up and look for a bi-metal coil-spring. There should be an adjustment at the centre of it. Spin in the direction that'll have the switch activates later...
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I have my thermostat set at home at 70 degrees. My furnace runs until it's about 66 or 67 degrees and then shuts off. I had this problem when the furnace was installed a few years back and know it requires a quick adjustment because the service tech was in and out in just a few minutes. Does anyone know how to resolve this issue? Would you mind sharing that info with me if you do so I don't have to pay $80 for a minor adjustment?
That is like my Grandparents house, they have those electric heaters in the living room and dinning room. The heater is in the hall way.
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