I'm having a problem with my heating system. I don't want to have to
take a personal day to wait for a repairman to come. The problem is
as follows. My heat doesn't turn off. I have it set for 68 but in
the middle of the night it will shoot up to 78 and still be going
strong. I turn the thermostat to "off" and wait for the furnace to
turn off then turn it back to "heat" and most of the time it works for
a few days. It might be coincidence but this has only happened at
night. Is there anything I can try (as a non professional without the
hardcore tools)? Do I need to provide you w/ more info? Pleases ket
And let me guess, you have a Hunter or Lux thermostat on the thing....or,
you have replaced it with one of those over the counter Honeywells that
Homey Depot carries and you didnt check the sub-base?
If you cant get a company out there in the evenings, you are dealing with
the wrong companies.
More info? Sure:
Do you have a heat pump oil, or gas, or even hydronic?
Do you have a outdoor sensor?
What brand and model and serial?
Brand and age of thermostat?
I still think its a Hunter, Lux or other Chinese made thermostat on the unit
now...since thats one of the #1 problems with those POS stats....
Ok..I would look at the Honeywell line, CT8601.
Or the T8000
The 8601 is the Chronotherm line, and perhaps the best one out there. Figure
around $190 for a real, honest to God one, and not the copycat that is
offered at Home Depot and Lowes, as it it NOT the same stat. The consumer
line is not the same at all as the contractor line.
the T8000 line is a bit cheaper. Does not have all the bells and whistles
and runs about $80, give or take...not installed.
There are a couple of other ones I like, but prices top out at about $200
for them. I have personally used both the Honeywells I listed, and they both
do exactly what they should as they should and do it in a manner that can
when set up correctly, actually save you money.
and yes...if you cant find one, let me know. We can and sometimes do sell em
You can buy these model #'s from various places on the net for about
If you can figure out which 86xx model you need without help, you're
probably competent enough to put it in yourself.
What sub-base genius? Better yet, tell ME where to get them since my
supplier is charging about $185 for the complete setup...of course, there is
also MORE THAN ONE model of 8601...DUH.
What I would love to be able to do, is get Honeywell to drop the price on
the fully automated one, with phone connection to under $500..
And yes...we sell those very often as well...(and no, never direct since you
need a laptop to program the thing)
Try, for example, here:
They don't have T8601, only 8600 and 8602, but as far as I understand
from what I read on Honeywell site, the difference is only in power
supply (8600 is "power stealing" from the existing wires, 8602 requires
batteries, and 8601 needs external power supply).
What he said. I thought I paid less than 100 for mine, but maybe not...
Match single vs 2 stage, A/C, 24 V vs Battery vs 750mV, etc. and you're
pretty much there.
Also - "MORE THAN ONE model of 8601", I'm pretty sure, will be of little to
no concern to the average home owner. The differences in the suffex (8601T,
8601whatever) are in firmware and part revision (they'll all be the same
everywhere over a particular period of time), packaging (bulk vs blister,
whatever), included accessories (that you pay for...), etc. Pretty certain
there is little to no difference in the base units otherwise. Correct me if
Not too intersted in calling my thermostat over a phone line. Just me,
On 4 Feb 2004 04:42:31 -0800, email@example.com (Mike B) wrote:
If you have an electronic thermostat, it may be going south. We had
one do this last year, but we didn't give it a second chance after it
stuck on the first time. These are fairly simple to replace, just
follow the instructions and don't take wires loose before you're sure
of what you're doing; the labels on the terminals mean more than the
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