quote:Originally posted by GregThomp
I just moved into a house in Los Angeles that has a gas-fired forced air heating system on the roof. The problem is that the system cycles on and off (sometimes in cycles only a minute or two long) before reaching the set temperature. I'm a first-time homeowner so I don't even know for sure whether this is unusual, but it sure seems so. The result is that it takes a very, very long time for the system to heat up the house. And it seems incapable of heating it any hotter than 70-71.
(I should also say that I have no way of knowing for sure when the *heating element* is on -- I only know when the fan is on, because I hear it. But I assume that the fan runs when the furnace runs. I did try leaving the fan on all the time to see if that helped, and it didn't.)
As a new homeowner I am covered for a year by some kind of appliance insurance policy and a guy came out and replaced the thermostat (the new one is a White-Rodgers). Alas, he didn't stick around long enough to make sure that solved the problem, and it didn't.
I'd be grateful for any thoughts.