Questions tagged [thermostat-c-wire]

The "C" or Common wire provides a way to get constant 24VAC power to the thermostat, now required by many newer thermostats with WiFi and/or touchscreens.

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HVAC contactor sparks when AC kicks?

The HVAC and control board is a McQuay Mark IV. I'm not sure if I would like to try and fix this myself yet. Just trying to figure out the issue before deciding where to go. Here's the scenario: ...
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Wiring new 'c' wire to heat pump system. Do I need to connect at both air handler and condenser?

I am planning on installing a new WIFI thermostat (Honeywell RTH6580WF). I have a heat pump system (outdoor condenser unit and air handler in attic). Old thermostat did not have a 'c' wire, but it ...
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Can't find the circuit board of my HVAC system

I'm trying to install a wireless thermostat for my church building's HVAC system. Currently there is no C wire, so I tried to see where the circuit board was so I could install one. I couldn't find ...
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How to add a C wire to an old Lennox system

I'm trying to utilize a spare wire as my C wire for my new thermostat. A lot of what I've read online assumes you have these simple, lettered terminals in your furnace. However, that's not the case in ...
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Wifi Thermostat wiring

Replacing 2 Hunter thermostats with a Honeywell RTH9580 Wifi. Neither unit has a C wire - I'm comfortable with the upstairs high efficiency unit, but the downstairs older unit has thrown me for a loop....
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Need to add common “C” for thermostat; can anyone indicate where to connect it?

We just got a new WiFi capable thermostat that, unfortunately, seems to use a form of power stealing in order to charge itself. The problem here is that our house is actually quite well insulated; the ...
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Which terminal should I connect it to for a “C” wire when none are labeled “C”? [duplicate]

I am looking to replace my old battery operated thermostat with a new wifi model. There is no "C" common wire connected to my old thermostat. There is a blue wire that is at the thermostat but cut ...
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How to wire a new Honeywell RTF6580WF thermostat to replace a Chronotherm IV?

I have an old Honeywell Chronotherm IV thermostat that I am trying to replace with a Honeywell RTF6580WF wifi thermostat. I have a gas furnace and an air conditioner. Wiring for Chronotherm IV (...
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thermostat c wire question [duplicate]

I am looking to install a new thermostat that will require a C wire. I have a single stage A/C unit and my current thermostat has Rc, G, and Y wires. There is also an unused blue wire which I traced ...
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How can I install a smart thermostat with my HVAC system?

I have a Ruud furnace / air handler with a non-programmable thermostat installed. It looks to be a model RGPE-07EBRQR (Rheem?). I want to put in an Ecobee and am a bit confused about the wiring. ...
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C Wire doesn’t work

Trying to swap an old Honeywell thermostat for new with Wi-Fi. Old thermostat doesn’t need C wire, but I have an unused blue wire in the wall. I installed the new thermostat correctly with the C wire, ...
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Connecting a C-wire to a Burnham Independence Boiler

I would like to install a Sensi thermostat which requires a c-wire. I am planning to run a new thermostat wire, since the old one was 18/2. I am trying to figure out the correct way to wire the c-wire ...
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Installing a Nest thermostat without a C wire?

I am attempting to install a nest but do not have a common wire on my hvac unit, perhaps it is slightly dated. I have read that on older units the O terminal is the same as C and I can remove the ...
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Where do I put my c wire the un used or c wire for me is blue but where do I connect it to?

I’m not really sure where to tie this blue wire into for my thermostat (https://i.stack.imgur.com/IJoRS.jpg)
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Checking my understanding - How to add C-wires for smart thermostat install x3

I'm in the process of installing some smart thermostats (Nest Thermostat E) to replace my old ones. I have a boiler radiator heating system with three zones. Two zones are straightforward heat only (...
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C-Wire for a Vulcan Gas Central Heater for Nest Thermostat-E

I'm hoping the friendly people here could help me. I'm looking to purchase a Nest Thermostat-E but my current thermostat (Vulcan/Bonaire Summer Breeze) only has 2 black wires connected. I've searched ...
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Air conditioner locating c wire on old unit

Hi guys I'm trying to figure out I'm using a dual heat and cool thermostat so i decided to get myself a smart thermostat and want to connect both thermostats into 1 but I'm having trouble location the ...
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Where to add a c-wire on my Goodman furnace?

I'm looking to upgrade my old thermostat and need to run a c-wire. Where would be the best place to tap into?
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Where should I connect my C-wire on my old Goodman unit (GMP075-4 rev 13)

I want see if someone help me on hooking up this new Honeywell thermostat with Wifi I just purchased. I have an old ac unit and I only have 3 connections to my circuit board which does not have an ...
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Only getting 15-16 volts from Furnace R and C

I recently purchased a smart thermostat. Because it needed a common wire and I only had a 3 wire setup, I ran a new thermostat wire to my furnace. However, I now get only 15 volts (inconsistently, ...
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I have an unused C wire hooked up to thermostat and have no idea where to connect it to the furnace for power

I know this question gets asked all the time but I've spent hours staring at forums as well as my furnace and at this point I'm desperate. I just bought a nest thermostat that needs a C wire ...
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Old furnace with extra wire, but no c terminal Janitrol, 19 year old furnace

I've searched multiple threads regarding this, but I didn't manage to find any that seemed to match my use case. My board doesnt have a C terminal, and it doesn't have the other terminals connect to ...
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Furnace with no “C” connection

I have a mobile home furnace. This furnace only has a 4 wire connection terminal, G,W,R,Y. I also have a condensing unit outside with the 24 volt 2 wires coming to the furnace. I know I connect one to ...
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How to connect a new C wire

I have a 2 zone, single stage, heat only system with 2 wires running to each thermostat. I'm looking to install 2 Ecobee's; I have a second Honeywell AT72D1683 that I can install if needed and have ...
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C Wire in Air Handler

Can someone please help me find where to connect a C wire for my smart thermostat? Here are some pictures with descriptions. It is difficult to get to the 24v connection in the back. My schematic ...
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Thermostat C Wire (Possibly Unconnected)

I purchased a Honeywell RTH6500 Wifi Thermostat, which requires a C wire. My old thermostat showed a connected blue C wire. However, it was battery-powered. If I removed the battery, the thermostat ...
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Connecting Common Wire to Control Board

I have a heat pump and want to add a thermostat that requires a common wire. I have read through many threads that show how to add a wire but I already have a few extra in the bundle so its not so ...
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How to add a C-wire to Weil McLain Boiler

I am having trouble installing a new wireless thermostat to my existing Weil McLain boiler. My existing control wire utilized an Rh and W on the thermostat, but utilized the Y and G terminals on the ...
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Can't get wifi thermostat to work with gas boiler

I bought a Sensi WiFi thermostat and I have been trying to install it. I can't quite figure out how this wiring should work. Here is a link to pictures of the boiler and the current thermostat. The ...
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Adding C-Wire for Nest to Triple Aquastat Relay L8148J

Need some extra eyes and advice on how to add a common wire to our current boiler setup. We have a Triple Aquastat L8148E that has 2 wire that connect to our thermostat. Like many before me, I'm ...
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Can I use an available wire as a C-wire by adding it to an unoccupied 24v terminal?

I want to add new thermostats in my home. Luckily, the wiring to my thermostat has an unused wire in the bundle for the required "C-Wire". It has R,G,Y,W, and an unused blue. The thermostat wiring ...
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How should I connect a new Ecobee4 thermostat?

I'm wanting to hook a Ecobee4 thermostat up. On my furnace I have 5 terminals R with a red wire attached, W with a white wire attached, Y with 2 black wires attached, G with a green wire attached and ...
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Thermostat has two wires going into C terminal

Trying to help my dad install his new Nest thermostat - for some reason his thermostat has two wires going into the C terminal. I've searched and cannot find any other question about a setup like ...
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nest 2nd gen, no common wire/terminal in the fan coil unit

I'm trying to install an older nest in my condo but it immediately complains that there's no common wire attached (error e24). I opened up the fan coil in my condo and there is no specific terminal ...
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thermostat does not accept C wire connected to AC unit

I have three identical thermostats, model Radio Thermostat CT101. Two of them have C wires connected to the burner and work fine. The third one controls a heating zone and also central AC. It has R ...
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No 24VAC between R and C on Rudd R801 Control Board

I’m replacing a older programmable thermostat with Ecobee 4 which is to control a Ruud R801 HVAC unit installed last year. I have access at the thermostat to a wire (orange) that goes to the C ...
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Connect C wire to Furnace

I have a Lenox Merit system in the house. I am trying to install Nest E thermostats and want to do it with a C wire. I noticed an unused Blue Wire (pic attached) at the thermostat location and then in ...
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Where is the C wire terminal on my boiler

I am trying to connect the T5+ smart thermostat to my oil based furnace. I see there are only two used wires at the thermostat R And W but 3 additional cores available. My boiler is a old Weil McLain ...
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Where should I connect my C wire on Goodman GMP075-3 Rev.B

I am trying to install an ecobee4 to replace a digital battery powered thermostat. I removed the existing thermostat and found that there was a spare blue wire that was wrapped around the others that ...
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Connecting Wood/Electric Furnace to Smart Thermostat

UPDATE: I spoke with an ecobee tech and they pointed me to an alternative solution. If I get an adapter called a "Fast-Stat Common Maker", all I need to do is figure out where to connect the C-Wire ...
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Ecobee 3 lite Installation — Confusion about C wire (on furnace but not at thuermostat)

I am about to install the ecobee 3 lite thermostat. On the thermostat end, there is no C wire - just the typical 4 wires - R,Y,W,... On the furnace end though, there is white C wire too, which I do ...
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Where do I connect a C wire in an old Furnace?

I am hoping to be able to upgrade to a smart thermostat but unfortunately my furnace doesn't have the "easy" option with an obvious C terminal. My furnace is OLD but it actually has the full 5 ...
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Which terminal should I connect it to for a “C” wire on an american standard AM4A0A30

I'm trying to connect a 3rd gen Nest thermostat. I have a 2 zoned heat and 1 zone AC. The zone with this thermostat has a boiler wired Rw, W1 and HVAC wired Rc, G, Y1. It's summer so I'm only using ...
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How to identify the C terminal on my HVAC [duplicate]

As you can see I have a Y G W R/2 C/3 D/1 terminals on my HVAC. I am planning to change my thermostat to one that requires a c line. There are 2 spare lines available, however I am not sure which is ...
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Where to connect c wire in furnace?

I'm trying to figure out where to connect a C wire from a thermostat to my furnace. I found this old post for the same furnace type (Trane XE70), but it seems as though a red wire goes to the terminal ...
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Why does my Nest thermostat report error e195 when I try to use the air conditioning?

I had a Nest E installed in February and it has worked really well until it was time to turn on the AC. Now I get random e195 errors (no power detected to the R wire). The most likely answer from my ...
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Confirming C wire in my thermostat

can someone confirm that the blue wire is the "C wire"? What are the other wires (yellow, light pink, brown, and orange) that are not connected to anything?
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Why doesn't my thermostat work?

I replaced old thermostat with Honeywell wifi and added C wire from furnace to new thermostat. I left the jumper wire on Rc and R in place and wifi would not come on line. Checked C wire and have ...
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Nest thermostat not turning on heat

I have an old gas furnace/boiler for hot water baseboard heat and I'm trying to switch from a 2 wire mercury bulb thermostat to a Nest Thermostat "E" (the new white faced one). There are 5 wires in ...
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WiFi Thermostat - C Wire

I am trying to install an Ecobee 3 thermostat to replace the upstairs one I have now but the 3rd wire isn't connected to anything on either end. I added the basement thermostat just to complete the ...

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