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Questions tagged [thermostat]

Mechanical or electrical device used to control a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, or other temperature reliant system.

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Help adding C wire to furnace - Heat only system

Looking to add C wire into my furnace. Heat is currently running on two wires with older thermostats. Luckily the in wall wiring has three wires. Any help to point out the C wire for my setup? Or ...
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turn on furnace blower with temp sensor

I have a wood stove in my finished basement. I am looking for a way to turn on the blower fan of my furnace once the temperature in the basement reaches a certain setting like 75 degrees, that is ...
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Two mysterious white thermostat wires in an unfinished wall outlet near the floor — what?

About 10 years ago, our house's builder added a small room above the garage. Since they left in a rush, they left an unfinished wall outlet located 1' above the floor. For 10 years, we ignored it. ...
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How Do I Wire A Toggle Switch between (2 ) 24V heating only thermostats to switch between thermostats?

I have a gas-fired forced air furnace which I need to control two separate heating zones from. One zone is to heat a crawl space only to 45 degrees and the other is the space temp of the cabin. I ...
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Bad gas furnace install?

I just got a high efficiency condensing gas furnace installed. I feel like it was done poorly, but I'm not sure. Some questions I'm wondering about are: Do furnaces need to be level? It is visibly ...
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Swapping to Hive thermostat. 4 wire communicator has 2 wires per post

I'd previously asked if I could swap my wires from the 4 wire communicator to the larger board and was told I could. I finally found time to do it. However, as I was preparing to move the wires, I ...
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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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Propane wall furnace not firing

I have a propane wall furnance that is'nt firing, the thermostat is not appearing to trigger the unit. The pilot is fine and the thermostat is a simple unpowered one with mercury that appears to be in ...
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How to remove the wall plate behind Honeywell thermostat

I'm trying to install a smart thermostat. I have a Honeywell programmable thermostat now. However, I found that there's a wall plate in back of the back plate, and it's secured to the wall (not by ...
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Main burner in NG fireplace goes out

What could be the reason of main burner going out intermittently. The pilot stays on. The voltage of the thermopile is 638mv when burner is off. The thermostat is a manual heat only. When I short out ...
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How to connect c-wire to Burnham Series 2 boiler?

I am trying to install my ecobee 3 light but the previous thermostat did not use any c wire. Fortunately, there was an unused wire in the wall and I would like to set it up as a c-wire. The problem is ...
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Jumping AC fan to separate Gas Boiler Heat

I have 4 zone boiler/baseboard heat and a new Trane XR 5ton central A/C system. I also have a woodstove that is mainly used for heating except at night when the upstairs are closed. I just got the AC ...
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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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In floor heating GFCI thermostat failure?

Fifteen years ago, a contractor installed Easy Floor heating system under tiles in our lower level. There are four GFCI programmable thermostats wired to 240v service. About five months ago, one of ...
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C-Wire identification

I am interested in replacing an older thermostat with a modern networked 'smart' thermostat \ humidity monitor. That being said, does the photographed thermostat have a C-wire? The thermostat ...
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how to connect C wire for ecobee lite to Weil-McLain EG Series-5 gas steam boiler

I want to upgrade from a battery powered Honeywell thermostat to an ecobee3 lite. This is for heat only. My current Honeywell has two wires: Red and White. Missing is the C cable. There are enough ...
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Using T-Terminal for C-Terminal on Lennox Furnace — Thermostat will not power

Furnace: Lennox Pulse Thermostat: Honeywell RTH6500WF I have the similar setup as the person in the below link Can I use the T terminal in my furnace as the C for a Wifi Thermostat? When I ...
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Old thermostat to Hive thermostat

My wife decided we needed a smart thermostat... which means I need to install said thermostat... Currently a Bryant Evolution series is mounted. She purchased the Hive with Hub when it was on sale. ...
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how to communicate thermostat to turn on wood heat system when during heat pump defrost cycle

I have physically disconnected the strip heaters in my air handler but the fan still runs which I do not want. I have a wood boiler I want to run in place of the aux heat Can I disconnect the white ...
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Not sure what colors go to my new thermostat

Not sure what colors go where from my old one to my new one the old is on top and new is on bottom
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Lost on how to set the comfort range

I am hoping someone can help me. I have read through the questions and answers on here but I am still lost. I have the same GeneralAire M3 thermostat and it does not indicate to me what the percentage ...
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Can't find HVAC C terminal

Could any of these be the c terminal on my hvac unit? There's already a c wire there, just can't figure out where to connect it.
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Nest 3rd Gen 24VAC two transformer issue

Hopefully this will finally solve the issue with my Nest. I bought a Nest 3rd Gen Learning Thermostat and followed the instructions to the tee. I have a two transformer system (Forced Air A/C and ...
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Furnace, heating when thermostat is at much lower

I have an oil furnace that heats the house with water pipes, and heats the hot water used personally. There are two thermostats used, one for the house and second for the back porch. The issue is ...
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Fan Blows Constantly Even With C Wire

Nest stated that my furnace only set up (we have an evap cooler) would work with their Nest E product. I self installed only two wires, R and W. The heating works; however, the fan always blows ...
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Zone Controller T-Stat Wiring w/ 24V transformer, isolation relays for 2 zones

I have a new Navien SmartZone+ 6-Zone Control for my boiler-based heating system. It is great, except it provides no power on C. I realize the internet has researched the heck out of adding a C ...
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Nest thermostat installation to furnace and heat pump

We have T874G1196 thermostat by york (can only find honeywell documentation) MB7BM-1200K-B air handler H8HK015H-21 electric heater Thermopump (heating and cooling) We want to connect it to a nest ...
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How to identify a c wire?

I have 3 wires coming out from the wall at my new house (red, white, blue). It is a water boiler heat only system. The tstat was already removed unfortunately. I thought the blue wire was the C wire, ...
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Heating System Premature CutOff / DIY Options?

I've collected all of the facts about my system and the problem we are seeing. We have two external air pump units outside the house and a Rheem furnace (GH36S, 36000 BTU) that appears to be working. ...
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Mercury thermostat behaving strangely

I reinstalled an old mercury thermostat. Heat and air both work, but they won't cut off until I move the thermostat switch to Off. In other words, when the switch is on Heat, the furnace and blower ...
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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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How long you can keep gas furnance heater bypassing thermostat

Thermostat is broken but needed to heat the house. I decided to jump R and W wires to get some heat this cold night. The question is for how long I can run the heater (gas)? Is it Ok to leave it on ...
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Electric baseboard heater thermostat.

My the upstairs of my house is filled with electric baseboard heaters that use these thermostats that are mounted right on each heater. My house is a bungalow and the upstairs gets no heat or AC. ...
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Lennox G12D2E-55C-6 with a Johnson Control G779LHA-1 ignition control and Mercury Thermostat

I am looking to replace the mercury thermostat with a Lux Kono thermostat simply to have the ability to run the fan only and circulate the air. I believe this thermostat does that periodically. I'm in ...
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AC Common wire disappears

On my furnace there is a wire that is labeled C/Common. But at my thermostat there is no common wire. Wires on furnace control panel: W - White Y - Yellow G - Green C - Common Wires at my thermostat: ...
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Old furnace with no “C” terminal for wifi thermostat

I'm new to this forum and was wondering if I could get some help regarding installing a Honeywell WiFi thermostat that requires a "C" terminal. I currently have an older thermostat that has only 4 ...
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thermostat issues with honeywell

I've gone thru 3 thermostats in the last 6 months, and the temperature on them goes wacky. I've tried everything except call someone. is there a trick or solution. this is the third honeywell ...
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Can a Nest work in my setup (or am I stuck with Lyric, as they claim)?

Before crucifying me for the subjective question let me clarify that my question is quite specific if you read on. I bought an old home with bad insulation and a 55-year-old furnace 3 months ago. I ...
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Need C wire for Nest thermostat with zones. From zone panel to thermostats?

If I have a C wire connected from the furnace to the zone panel (but not to the thermostats), do I only need to run new C wires from the zone panel to the thermostats?
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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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What powers a Nest thermostat? [duplicate]

I have an older thermostat I'd like to replace with the more modern Nest thermostat. The online Nest compatibility checker tells me that I have a compatible device. However, I'm not sure how it could ...
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Install Hive Thermostat - C wire power

I am installing a Hive Active thermostat. My previous thermostat was battery operated and did not use a C wire. However, I found a 5th, blue wire, behind the thermostat so I used that as the C wire ...
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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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Will my wiring setup work with the Nest Thermostat?

I would like someone who is smarter then me to let me know if this current wiring setup would work with the Nest Thermostat? Thank you for your help
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How do I create a C wire? [duplicate]

My furnace is old and only has 4 wire connections, but I require a C wire. How can I create one based on this diagram? I do have 5 wires running between the furnace and thermostat.
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Honeywell thermostat issue

I have a Honeywell thermostat with M-F schedule like so... 6:30 am (wake) - 70 6:45 am (leave) - 63 4:00 pm (return) - 70 9:00 pm (sleep) - 63 The Honeywell actually displays wake, leave, return, ...
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How can I use home automation with hot water heating radiators?

My apartment (in a condo building) is currently using stationary PTACs (using electricity and hot water), which I'm planning to replace with a split-level A/C system (for cooling) and hot water ...
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nest 3rd generation compatibility with honeywell

My home has a honeywell thermostat (THM5421C)! It has 3 wire: DATA,R and C. Humidifier is Aprilaire 700 Series and Furance is Armstrong A97USMV! furnace side: The wire connection as below: Is it ...
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Will a Gledhill Boilermate 2000 work with a Honeywell Evohome thermostat?

Our flat uses a communal CHP system, with a Gledhill Boilermate 2000 in our flat (i.e. we don't have direct access to a gas boiler). We're looking to set up a Honeywell Evohome system consisting of a ...
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Electric Baseboard Heater Thermostat Replacement

My house is mostly steam heat, but prior owners put on a small addition and also turned an upstairs closet into a bathroom. These new rooms have electric baseboard heat. Heaters work fine, but ...