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Carrier 2-stage heat pump installed in 1995. Unit was working fine when I lowered thermostat setting (78 to 65 degrees)prior to going out of town last week. Now digital thermostat (NO BATTERY) is dark and heat pump is inop.

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By dark do you mean off? if so check your breakers

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