Heat only working when tstat is set way above room temp
Posted 24 October 2006 - 09:22 AM
Anyway, I have Central Air and Gas Heat. I believe the unit is a Trane system. Not sure of the age (definitely up there in years) or size. It finally got cold enough to use the heat and when first turned on for the season, the heat didn't come on. I turned power off to everything and then back on. The furnace then started working, but not reliably in the fact that it seems that you had to turn the setpoint way above room temp to get the heat to finally come on. I had been wanting to replace the thermostat anyway, so I did. Granted, I bought a cheap Ritetemp thermostat and installed it. Anyway, I thought everything was working until I started looking closely.
Example: Last night at bedtime, room temp was 68, heat set point was 70. This morning the room temp was 63 (doesn't appear heat ever came on). I moved the set point to 78, and within a few minutes the heat then came on. This is not normal behavior.
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Posted 24 October 2006 - 10:43 AM
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