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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Direct Wiring (bypass thermostat) of heatpump cooling

Last September my CT80 radiothermostat would not signal cooling despite the measured temperature exceeding the temperature setpoint. It would be nice if a relative could manually switch the cooling ...
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29 volts too much for a 24 volt thermostat?

I replaced a digital non-programmable thermostat with a programmable thermostat and the new thermostat keeps the house around 60-62 no matter what temperature I set. When I contacted the manufacturer,...
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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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Switching from a Mercury Switch Thermostat to a XT500C Thermostat

I only have a white, red, green and yellow wires, from my old thermostat. I see multiple Red wires... where does a single red wire go... to the R connection...
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Aquatherm - thermostat is dead. What to check?

(Thermostat: White-Rodgers 1F80-51 Heating Unit is aquatherm, XUAQ22-2, this is a heat exchanger hanging off a hot water heater, and giving us forced air heat for a 500 sqft space. Unit and ...
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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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CT80 Thermostat Wiring Diagram Selection

Which terminal should the brown wire be connected to the RadioThermostat CT80? The original thermostat was wired as depicted: The brown wire is connected to terminal E (not F). As I understand it: ...
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Connect two thermostats in parallel

I saw a thread about connecting two thermostats in parallel. I could not add comment to that thread , so I put question here again. My tenants always shut off thermostat or reduce temp when they are ...
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Electrical code and/or common sense requirements for thermostat wire

I want to install a Wi-Fi thermostat, but the existing thermostat wiring didn't have a common wire. The house was originally wired with two-conductor cable since it was a heat-only system, and then ...
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Do I have to turn off “everything” when replacing thermostats?

I am about to replace my two thermostats. There's a lot of switches on the "control panel" (litterally) for my heating system and I am not familiar with procedures and afraid to turn something off ...
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Are my new thermostats compatible with my system?

My two old Lux Pro PSP511LC are dying (LCD going out on both!) so I got two new thermostats from a friend he didn't need we both thought I could use. They are the Orbit Clear Comfort 83521 thermostat. ...
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Central Heat Won't Turn On When I Raise the Temperature on Nest Thermostat

I'm sure my heater is working. It's 47 degrees outside, and I'm only a little cool inside. My Nest thermostat is set to 67 degrees. The screen on my app (which agrees with the thermostat) is shown ...
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How to connect a new thermostat with different terminals than the old one?

I have bought two new thermostats to replace my old worn out ones. We have a oil burner furnace with hot water radiators around the house. No cooling. The problem is that the two thermostats have ...
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How can I control my furnace fan from a secondary thermostat?

I have a WaterFurnace geothermal system with upper and lower level zones. I recently added an outdoor wood burner and my issue is that I want to use a secondary stat to run the furnace fan during the ...
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Where to connect Blue C Wire at old furnace?

I have looked at other responses and each layout is a little different. Looking to connect a Smart Thermostat and need to know where to connect the Blue wire at the Furnace. See the attached picture....
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What's wrong with my heater?

My heater only turns on if the temperature inside the home is 68 degrees or above. If the temperature inside the home is below 68 degrees, I can hear the thermostat click when I turn on the heater but ...
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Figuring out electrical connections for THREE electric baseboard heaters with single pole thermostats

I recently purchased a home (triplex) and in the basement unit, which is a one bedroom apartment, there are three baseboard heaters (bedroom, washroom, and living room). The issue is that the living ...
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How can I install a Y wire for a Nest thermostat?

Installed a new Nest thermostat yesterday. My setup is a 4 wire system. Green, Blue, White, and red. I have central air and gas heat. They had the Blue wire "C" into the Y for the AC. Since the Nest ...
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Nest E without common wire stuck in purge loop as soon as the Rheem heat furnace ignites

I have a honeywell hz432 and just installed a few NEST thermostats with a common wire and they seem to run fine. I added another NEST E thermostat, but this one didn't have a common wire, and when it ...
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Smart thermostat that accepts TWO heat inputs?

I have a center split ranch that uses baseboard heating. The heat is divided into two zones, so the boiler is currently controlled by two different thermostats. And that has little to do with the ...
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Ecobee install with AC system disconnected

My house which was purchased from a bank (foreclosure) was originally wired with both central air and heater (forced air). But when the previous owner left, he took the air conditioning unit. The ...
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Honeywell thermostat doesn't seem to be connected to standby generator

Honeywell thermometer doesn't seem to be connected to standby generator. Heater is linked to generator panel, but thermostat loses power with outage. Ideas??Thanks
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Heatpump Wiring Color Convention

A heatpump thermostat is to be upgraded. I am unsure of: Which color wire is the Common (thought to be BLUE) Where should the brown wire be connected? (B node?) Is the 'B' node in the photo ...
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Millivolt fireplace turns on by the thermostat but will not shutoff

I inherited a freestanding direct vent fireplace and I'm trying to get it to work with a thermostat. It functions fine using the ON/OFF/PILOT switch but will not work with a thermostat. It is a SIT ...
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Using a ground wire as a thermostat C

Just theoretically, A C wire is just a return for 24v transformer right? So if you were in a situation where you have access to the slab, or just a standard outlet or switch receptacle could you wire ...
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Thermostat with an external transformer

I am trying to hook up a Vine TJ-610B-W WiFi thermostat to my heater. The original thermostat had only 2 wires, hooked to R and W, none hiding in the wall. I plan to use an external transformer for ...
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C wire - thermostat - not providing power

I'm replacing my old Honeywell thermostat with a new Wifi thermostat. My old/current one is battery powered and doesn't use the C wire. I found the C wire behind the plate. I connected the c wire to ...
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New Thermostat Won't Engage Plinth Heating in Kitchen Island

I have two plinth heaters on either side of my kitchen island. Since the rest of the house is hydronic, I presume that these are hydronic (there is a zone valve at the boiler) with electric fans ...
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C-wire on Weil-McLain CGA Series 2

I have an old thermostat with only 2 wires connected to my Weil-McLain CGA Series 2 boiler. I would like to replace it with a Nest thermostat. I need to add a C-Wire in order for it to work. Luckily, ...
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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 ...