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I live in a condo that is 1 of 4 in our building.  I have two zones for my ac/heat that are separate of each other.  There is one furnace that controls all the units downstairs for heat and hot water.  If there is a problem with the entire building, the management company pays, if it has to do with our unit only, we do.  This is important to know because I am unsure of what is causing the problem and who is responsible to fix it.  Both my units no longer work correctly.  Our upstairs unit (A) stopped working altogether and the management company sent a professional to fix it.  It was discovered that it was heating up, just not getting the water to make it work.  It was fixed, downstairs (I'm not sure what this means) but the problem was not in our unit.  The heat came on and worked for several hours correctly.  Then, the auto mode no longer worked.  I can turn the heat on by turning the thermostat up high and letting it run until warm enough, and then I manually shut it off. At this point I was told the issue was now my problem, i.e. I have to pay an electrician to come out.  We have made do for the time being because of finances.  This all began about 4 weeks ago.  Today, my second unit (B) is causing problems.  It appears to be confused about which mode it is in.  To make sure the heat works, I must turn the temperature down like I was running the AC.  The auto switch also seems to not be working properly.  I called the management company who is convinced the problem has to do with the thermostats themselves believing it a coincidence that I am having problems with two separate units at the same time.  I would like to use an electrician as a last resort since money is tight.  I also want to feel satisfied that the problem is not the responsibility of the management company before I reach for the checkbook.  And, if I can replace a simple part myself, I'd prefer to go that route.

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  • kwp1981 Feb 14, 2009

    Thank you, this is encouraging.  I've started to search for the part and haven't found it yet (though I've just started to look).  What if I can't find the exact model?  

  • kwp1981 Feb 14, 2009

    I'm not sure, though I know it is controlled by hot water down in our basement.  Does this tell you anything?

  • marty metzger May 11, 2010

    you have a boiler, not a furnace I would guess

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The problems you are describing do sound like thermostat. These are simple to change as long as you get exactly the same thermostat as a replacement. That way you simply put the wires on the same screws as they were on the original thermostat.

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