Sunday, November 21, 2010

Upgrading the thermostat...


Who would think you would have enough to blog about replacing a thermostat? Easy, right?!

Well, two days of no heat and after sneaking in a phone call to Dad... I at least realized that we didn't blow up the furnace (phew)...

Did a little Internet research and found someone else with a similar situation who had purchased a defective NEW thermostat. Decided to return that one to the store and try again. What do you know - the new one was defective and the next one installed very quickly!

Words of wisdom...


  • Sometimes it really isn't you!

  • There are only so many wires and so many slots






  • It really is okay to cross low voltage wires and start up the furnace - sparks aside!!


So we are back to having heat - and we can program the settings for energy savings and the town will refund us back $25 so it's win win all around.

The only downside is my husband's little temper tantrum where he took his frustration out on the poor wall - which is when I took over... Luckily it's small...just one more thing to fix I guess...