Originally Posted By: Formermac
Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: Formermac
What happens if the batteries are proven to be good?


some brands of thermostat are known to be unreliable

unmount the thermostat from the wall and then connect the two wires going to the furnace or use a jumper

if the furnace activates then the thermostat has failed

the older mercury thermostats were far more reliable than the newer non-mercury ones


Originally Posted By: Formermac
a thermostat is wired to 24 volts DC and the batteries are solely for the benefit of maintaining your preset programs.


incorrect

the 24 volts only runs thru the thermostat to activate the relay in the furnace

the batteries operate the micro electronics functions of the thermostat as the mercury switch has been removed



ROTFLMAO, I thought that at least you even Google it, somewhat basic laymen term but what you post is hilarious. I see you as someone that talks with the doctor just prior to going under anesthesia and tell the physician where and how to make the incision. Keep responding because I'm stir crazy today and need a little entertainment.


Why would you dismount the thermostat when the terminals are right in front of you and a piece of wire can be used as a jumper? Better yet, when using your logic, why not just touch the correspondent wires together to operate the furnace or AC? Ever hear of a multi functional thermostat which control the AC and furnace? Ever hear of a remote thermostat than can be regulated from a different location, ever seen an RTU system?
It's disturbing that you give advice on a subject that you know nothing about, ALL thermostats are reliable whether you purchase it from Walmart or spend $200.00 at the plumbing and heating store. The basic function is there, you pay for the added features and capability.
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