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Air and heat have both been running on Hunter 44155C

We heat with gas so when I got my December electric bill, it was outrageous. We had the Hunter 44155C digital thermostat installed in late summer by a licensed electrician we had used for years. At first, I had problems programming it. I had it set on 72 and it was 79 in our house. We were burning up in August. I thought I was programming it wrong. So we dealt with it for a few weeks. Then the weather cooled and I didn't notice any problems with the temperature. When I changed it to heat, we had no problem heating the house. Only when we received our December electric bill, did I start to be concerned. Our electric rates had gone up, so ... Then after 3 months of outrageous electric bills, I went to our electric office and had them come and they discovered that our air conditioning AND our heat were both running at the same time. And they had been since we had the Hunter 44155C
digital thermostat installed. That explained why it was so hot at first and why our electric bills were so high. Our compressor had been running at the same time as our heat. We had the thermostat removed and replaced it with our old one. Everything seems to be back to normal now. Has anyone else had this problem? I was wondering if there had been any recalls on this or if I just got a bum one?

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  • durcholz Feb 25, 2009

    I have not checked to see if my A/C and heat were running at the same time. My eletric bill are like $70.00 higher than the previous years. My gas bill is like $125.00 higher as well. I am just going to install a honeywell thermostat.

  • jeffemmert Apr 05, 2009

    I followed those instructions to the letter, replacing those old gold Honeywell dials with the Hunter 4415Cs. We both have gas furnaces and electric air conditioners. It seems to work fine at the first house, but at the other, the air conditioner also comes on. For now, I switch off the a/c using the circuit breaker.



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There should be a switch on the thermostat.
And another switch
Normally, you just set it for heat or AC and set the fan for auto. If it isn't wired correctly, the switches won't make any difference. It will either run all of the time or not at all.

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