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When your HVAC system is not working and it seems as if it is a thermostat-related problem, the issue can sometimes be resolved by checking and repairing the wiring and connections at the back of your thermostat. However, when you took your thermostat off the wall to try to fix a problem, you found that a red wire had become disconnected. Now you have two questions. Firstly, you wonder whether a thermostat has to have a connected red wire, and secondly, if so, what is the red wire for. Every thermostat needs a red wire to function because the red wire’s main function is to provide 24-hour volt AC power from the transformer to the HVAC system, including the thermostat. Without a connected red wire the HVAC system cannot work. Thus, the red wire must be connected to your thermostat as it is literally the “lifeline” of your HVAC system.…

You have a Wyze thermostat controlling your HVAC system and devices, but like all thermostats, it encounters problems from time to time. Usually, you call your HVAC technician to attend to the problem but you wonder now whether you can’t troubleshoot and rectify most of the issues yourself and thus save money. Yes, there are issues that you can troubleshoot and fix yourself such as moving your Wi-Fi router to ensure a good Wi-Fi connection, or power cycling the thermostat when it doesn’t turn off when the right temperature has been reached. Although you can fix most problems yourself there will still be issues that can only be resolved by a trained technician. In this article, I discuss troubleshooting steps for the most common issues that your Wyze thermostat might encounter. For your convenience, I start by giving you a list of the issues I discuss with a brief indication…

It is winter and your HVAC system which is equipped with a heat pump is keeping the temperature in your home comfortable and on the preset temperature. But you’ve noticed now for a while that the thermostat’s auxiliary heating icon is on. You now wonder what it exactly means if the auxiliary heat light is on. And if it means that the auxiliary heat is active, you want to know whether it is a bad thing or not. And will your energy bill be affected? When the auxiliary icon is lit, it means extra heat is provided to help the HVAC heat pump to keep your home comfortable. This is the function of auxiliary heat, and thus not bad when it is providing extra heat. However, if extra heat is provided during milder weather conditions it might be an unnecessary waste of energy with a bad effect on your energy bill. In this…

Purchasing a new thermostat for the HVAC system in your home is not something you have to do frequently. Your current thermostat might be part of your HVAC system for years already. But due to several recently encountered thermostat-related problems, you will have no choice but to purchase a new thermostat. You’ve been advised by many HVAC experts that two of the best thermostat brands are Ecobee and Nest. A few of these experts have even recommended that you go to your HVAC supplier and depending on what is in stock, buy either an Ecobee or Nest thermostat and install it. However, you now wonder whether Ecobee and Nest are really considered good thermostats, and even if it is so, whether you shouldn’t first compare the two brands in more detail. But you are not sure which aspects should you compare. Ecobee and Nest thermostats have for years already…

You’ve purchased a new thermostat and want to install it yourself. But you are not sure what the function of the blue wire in the wall is and where it should be connected to the thermostat. Blue wires are common wires and are also called C-wires. Their function is to link the thermostat to the HVAC system control panel. The wire connects the thermostat to the low-voltage heating system. On a 4-wire thermostat, the blue wire can be connected to the Y terminal instead of the C terminal. Blue wire on a thermostat (source: Reddit) In this article, I’ll explain the function of blue wires in more detail and provide some tips on how to determine whether your home is equipped with a blue C-wire. Blue wires and their function Let me start with my explanation at the beginning – the normal function of a blue wire. Blue wires are…

A Thermostat is simply a device that helps us adjust the temperatures in our homes. The simple act of replacing an inefficient thermostat can have big effects such as lower monthly energy bills, because it will ensure that the HVAC system runs more efficiently. The task is surprisingly simple so the big question is, how do you replace a Trane Thermostat? Replacing a Trane Thermostat can be a very straightforward and manageable task even for a DIYer. With the goal being to replace the thermostat in a swift yet efficient way, the first step is definitely, to choose a thermostat that is compatible. I know that home electrical repairs such as replacing a Trane thermostat sound like a huge, complicated headache, however, scroll down to see how simpler this task can be, as long as you have clear directions on where to start. Step-by-step Trane thermostat replacement Step 1 -…

Aprilaire has a range of Thermostats that allow you to control your home’s temperature, humidity, and air purity. Using the smart app on your phone gives you total control of the air quality in your home, even when you are away. In addition to controlling air quality, the Aprilaire thermostat will also provide alerts about changing filter schedules and water panels. Troubleshooting your Aprilaire Thermostat is a simple matter of following guidelines to test and correct the various functions of the thermostat. While the manuals for the different models will provide detailed operational steps, here, we will go through ways to fix malfunctions in the system. We have made it easy for you to identify problems with your specific model as we deal with each model separately. The individual models’ manuals suggest some checks, so checking the manual is always a good starting point. Thermostat model 8355 Troubleshooting Guide ProblemSolution 1.…

From the time when your Trane thermostat was installed, you have been using it in Auto Mode. But you’ve just read an article suggesting that you sometimes can regulate the temperature in your home better when the thermostat is set to Manual. Now you wonder whether you can change your Trane thermostat from Auto Mode to Manual and vice versa. You can change your Trane thermostat’s Auto Mode to Manual by disabling all preset ‘schedules’ from its ‘settings’ option. And you can easily revert to Auto Mode again by enabling ‘schedules’ at any time. A thermostat is in Auto Mode when it regulates the temperature according to set schedules. When the schedules are disabled, you have to enter the mode and temperature you require manually. The thermostat will continue to heat or cool your home until you turn it off. In this article, I’ll explain the difference between Auto Mode…

Lennox thermostats are quite popular. Do you know what powers your Lennox thermostat? Getting to know the power source of your thermostat can help you get it working. Thermostats can either be powered by batteries or mains electricity. Others contain the battery as a power backup option. Not all Lennox thermostats have batteries. This is dependent on the model and whether batteries are required for it to function properly. Most of them are connected to the building’s main power supply, but some need batteries to operate probably. You can check the model’s product description to know its power source. Keep on reading to learn how to know Lennox thermostats that use batteries and how to change batteries when they become obsolete. You will also know where the batteries are located in these thermostats. Do All Lennox Thermostats Have Batteries? Batteries store chemical energy, which is converted to electricity whenever…

Trane thermostats are designed to provide optimal heating and cooling solutions that offer you control over the HVAC system. They allow you to control the temperature of your home both manually and automatically to your liking. The Trane thermostat is quite handy and can offer you many years of service. X2 in a Trane thermostat is for emergency heat. Ideally, it delivers supplemental heat when in defrost cycle. The T wire on a Trane thermostat is for outdoor temperature compensation. Both X2 and T are not options for a carrier thermostat. When installing your Trane thermostat, you need to know the functions of X2 and T wires and where they connect. Keep reading to learn more. What is the x2 wire on a Trane thermostat? The X2 wire on a Trane thermostat is meant to energize emergency or auxiliary heat during defrost cycle. This wire transmits the signal to the…