11:34PM | 12/10/04
Member Since: 07/22/04
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First, please forgive my ignorance. Yesterday a Honeywell Limited Range (manual) thermostat was installed in my home to replace a much older model. Unfortunately, it was not installed by a professional. Since then, the gas furnace has run nearly constantly, although it does stop for a minute or two from time to time. The temperature in my home has been 80 degrees since this problem began.The range of the thermostat only goes up to 72. At the moment the thermostat is set at 60, but the furnace continues to run and the temperature in my home continues to be 80. I've been told that if the problem began only when the thermostat was installed, either the thermostat is defective or else it was installed improperly. I'm a renter and have no direct control on how this is handled, but since my landlord seems to be at sea as to how to handle this, I would like some advice to point me in the right direction in talking with him. What is the most likely cause of this problem, and how should it be solved? Thank you for any help.


05:37AM | 12/11/04
Member Since: 07/22/04
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Thanks for the help. Could this be the case if the furnace is shutting down at times instead of continuous, nonstop operation? It seems things are operating as they had, except the furnace is running so much more frequently, and the temperature maintained is now 20-30 degrees higher. Thanks.


07:42AM | 12/17/04
Member Since: 12/16/04
54 lifetime posts

Natural Gas-Propane

all Electric

Oil Fired.

Digital thermostat or bymetal-mechanical?

What are the colors of the wires on the t-stat and what terminals are the wires going to?


07:59PM | 12/17/04
Member Since: 07/22/04
5 lifetime posts
The themostat is mechanical-looks like one of those good old fashioned round Honeywells. There are red and white wires and the and they are attached to the terminals of corresponding colors. It's a natural gas furnace. I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by "packaged" and "split". When the thermostat was first installed, it was set at 70 and the ambient temp was I suspect well over 90. The thermostat was then turned down to 60, resulting in the 80 degree temp I mentioned. Eventually my landlord contacted me to say he had learned the thermostat probably needed to be levelled. Unfortunately, he sent the same person to do this, who rotated it slightly without benefit of a level and after dropping the thing on the floor. The furnace continues to run very frequently and the gas usage continues to be double to triple what it had been before. The thermostat was set at 60 again and the temp in my apartment now is 74, while the upper limit of this thermostat's range is 72. The furnace kicks on at this temp quite often. I probably should mention that this is a converted house and, although there are separate furnaces for each apartment, it has appeared to me that turning up the thermostat in one of the other apartments initially causes my furnace to kick on (no one understands this), regardless of the temperature in my apartment. Thanks for any help.
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