Jump to content

What's with the ads?


Photo

Ack! My thermostat keeps setting itself at 90!


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
8 replies to this topic

What's with the ads?

#1 Jean in Newcastle

Jean in Newcastle

    Beekeeping Professor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 43081 posts

Posted 26 October 2008 - 07:54 PM

Yesterday we came home from a movie to find the house boiling hot. When I looked at the thermostat it was 79 and rising in the house. The thermostat showed that it was set for 90 degrees. I reset it manually for our normal 70. It held and then went down lower as usual for the night. This morning it reset itself again - at 90. No hands in this house are tampering with it. Do you think my thermostat needs looking at or the furnace? I dread calling the furnace company. I can just smell a big bill coming.

#2 Bethany Niez

Bethany Niez

    Apprentice Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5158 posts

Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:00 PM

If you have a programmable thermostat, it can 'reset' itself to the preprogramed temperature at whatever time it is set to do so. If you still have the directions, it will explain how to fix it. Good luck!

#3 snickelfritz

snickelfritz

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3007 posts

Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:37 PM

and the furnace is responding to it, my (completely uneducated about furnaces) guess would be in the thermostat.

My dh replaced one on his own (and he's not a handyman...at...all...), so you might only be out the cost of a new one. If the re-programming doesn't work.

#4 mommylawyer

mommylawyer

    I Don't Know How I Do It - I Just Do...

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 912 posts

Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:39 PM

I don't have any words to explain the cause of the problem, but I will say, if you have to get a new thermostat, go programmable. They're GREAT!

Good luck - and may your repair bill be low!

#5 natalie

natalie

    Hive Mind Level 2 Worker: Nurse Bee

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 145 posts

Posted 27 October 2008 - 08:42 AM

We have a programmable thermostat and for some reason it periodically starts acting wacky. Try turning off the fuse at the fuse box and then turning it back on. So far that has always worked for us. Just like unplugging your computer when it freezes up!

#6 laughing lioness

laughing lioness

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5719 posts

Posted 27 October 2008 - 08:46 AM

Can I come visit? Yesterday our thermostat was at 61- brrr!

#7 TraceyS/FL

TraceyS/FL

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4889 posts

Posted 27 October 2008 - 08:49 AM

Replace the battery?

You can replace the thermostat yourself if it truly went wonky. We have had that happen before.

#8 MrsMe

MrsMe

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2927 posts

Posted 27 October 2008 - 10:21 AM

Yes, I agree w/the other posters, if you have a programmable one, you may need to reprogram it...you usually set in portions of the day or the batteries if you have them are low. Or......just pretend it's summer!!!!:lol:

#9 Jean in Newcastle

Jean in Newcastle

    Beekeeping Professor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 43081 posts

Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:14 AM

I think it is fixed (crossed fingers). Dh looked at the thermostat and discovered that the last time I replaced the batteries (not long ago) I put one of the batteries in upside down. I don't know why it worked fine for a while and then went wonky - maybe it made the two batteries that were put in right to have to work harder? But it set itself to its proper temperature this morning when it "woke up". Woo- hoo!


What's with the ads?