Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Heater/Thermostat not working properly?

  1. #1
    GlenC is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Heater/Thermostat not working properly?

    We just purchased a brand new home. Had it built. Everything is great. With one exception. The heater works but seems to be about 5 degrees off. If I set the thermostat to 70 it will only heat to about 65 and shut off. No matter what temp I set it on it will only get to within 5 degrees and shut off. I am waiting for the A/C guy who installed the unit to come check it out. Just wondering in the meant time what it could be.

    Thanks in advance

    Glen

  2. #2
    Joseph's Avatar
    Joseph is offline Handyman
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    All measuring instruments require periodic calibration to remain accurate. And some new products make it past Quality Assurance without meeting minimum requirements.

    My initial thought is that your thermostat's calibration is off by 5 degrees. A simple problem from a functional standpoint; just set it 5 degrees higher than what you want until it can be replaced/calibrated.


    Joseph
    You've got to love remodeling your Castle!

  3. #3
    GlenC is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thats what I was thinking (adjusting it a little higher for now). But was a little afraid to in case something else could be wrong. I will give it a shot tonight and see how it works out.

    Thanks

    Glen

  4. #4
    HayZee518's Avatar
    HayZee518 is offline Deity
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Saint Regis Falls, NY, USA.
    Posts
    8,427
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 461 Times in 448 Posts
    check the heat anticipator setting. take off the cover and look for a slider of some sort with an arrow and a scale marked with numbers. these numbers refer to the milliamp rating of your burner controls. look on your burner or valve and find the current draw. there will be numbers of the same value on the thermostat. just set the thermostat to these numbers. what this does is anticipate the rise of temperature of the room when the burner is on and shuts down the burner when the setpoint is almost reached.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •