We are renting a 3000 foot sq home built in 1979, we have many electrical concerns.
At least two or more outlets in every room do not work, or there is only one receptacle working. So you can get an idea of how bad it is:
- When I use my hair dryer the lights in the bathroom and bedroom all dim
- Today I used the High setting on my hair dryer and the entire upstairs lights went out and I had to reset the breaker.
Im not sure how many amps the home is using but it only has one column of breakers, the breakers trip often.
We have been having problems with the heating system as well, the system turns on but the furnace doesn't seem to ignite and nothing will blow out. My roommate is a graduate from Devry - he decided he was going to replace to thermostat despite my request to call an electrician.
Should I be concerned for our safety or fear a fire could happen, or is it safe for him to replace the thermostat?
As of now he has made two trips to Home Depot and did not label the wires before removing the old thermostat. When I asked him if he knew what the different colors were he simply said they are standard. My common sense tells me there is no standard when it comes to electricity.
Thank you in advance, please let me know if I am making a bigger deal than necessary?