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Thread: I fixed my furnace today, New batteries in the thermostat, Yipppee saved a service call!

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    I couldn't get furnace to come on today? But I fixed it! I remember reading a message on this board awhile back about checking the batteries on the thermostat. I put new batteries in the thermostat and yep my furnace is now working.

    We bought the digital thermostat at Lowe's about 6 years ago and is so nice. We installed it ourself!

    We sure learn alot from this Quilting Board! Thanks Everyone!

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    Batteries on the Thermostat? First time I've ever heard of them having batteries. I had the vague idea that they were hard wired to the house's electrical system.
    Thanks, that might save one of us from an expensive service call.

    Now if I can only find out if my door bell has a battery, and where it is located in the house or attic or wherever ..it stopped working a week or so ago.

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    Ours does that also good reminder!! Great job saving yourself hundreds of dollars and the embarrassing moment when they go "All you needed was fresh batteries!!!"

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    So glad you fixed yours. This is information to remember for the future.

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    Some thermostats are hard wired, some have batteries. If you pull the cover off, you can see if there are batteries to be replaced. :D:D:D

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    Keep warm. Isn't it nice when we are able to do simple things that save money?

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    our old one was hard wired, but we went to Lowe's and bought a new digital thermostat, turned off the power and changed it ourself, was the best thing to do (it controls our heating and air conditioning)

    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Some thermostats are hard wired, some have batteries. If you pull the cover off, you can see if there are batteries to be replaced. :D:D:D

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    Good for you!

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    I need to store this info in my head. I'm sure I'll need it someday. Maybe a post it on the thermostat.

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    Fortunately, that is one thing I don't have to worry about. My son is in the heating/air business and he checks the equipment regularly. :thumbup:

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    Be careful changing your thermostat. My husband instisted I change (hes cute not handy) ours when we moved in because he is MODERN (so he thinks) and just had to have the digital theromostat instead of the "OLD" slide temp thingy. Well his 60 dollar generic brand from lowes thermostat ended up costing us 400.00 in service call and 120.00 for a new thermostat that is made for our system. We left one day and came home to the fan not working on our system (during the hottest part of the summer it was over 100 degrees in the house) it had pretty much ran itself to death because after three months the thermostat and unit decided they no longer wanted to be in a relationship! We have a Trane system and you have to have a "special" compatiable thermostat for them!

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    Ugh, found out my furnace isnt working at all. We are hoping its just the ignitor, it will only be $100.00...otherwise I dont know.......

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    I hope you get your furnace fixed soon

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Ugh, found out my furnace isnt working at all. We are hoping its just the ignitor, it will only be $100.00...otherwise I dont know.......

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    You go Crafybear!!! See, if it hadn't been for this board, you probably would have been paying out the wazoo for a service call,,,so we really need to be here "Researching" information that we can use in our everyday lives!! So if anyone asks, this board is vital to our existence.!!

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    yes, this board saves us $$$, lots of ideas and tips for everything, we all learn from others on this board

    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    You go Crafybear!!! See, if it hadn't been for this board, you probably would have been paying out the wazoo for a service call,,,so we really need to be here "Researching" information that we can use in our everyday lives!! So if anyone asks, this board is vital to our existence.!!

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