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My thermostat says its time to replace the battery, but I don't know how or where the battery is located.

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It maybe found in front of the remote control, just slide the front cover and and detach.

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I have a Brivis buffalo 26 unit...the heating is on but it's blowing cold air the pilot doesn't seem to be light but I don't know how to relight it!

Try adjusting your thermostat, contact point possibly melt and welded by electric sparks. Replace thermostat control if contact won't get open.

Sep 02, 2011 | Air Conditioners


Replacing the Thermostat

If you are replacing a thermostat for your heating system, then there are a few things that you need to be aware of before you start. There have been many questions here of people that are frustrated because they did not take the proper steps to changing their thermostat.


Here are some things that can help you avoid the frustration of having no heat because you did not plan ahead.

  1. If your heating or air conditioning system is not working right now, do not assume that the thermostat is at fault and try to replace it because you think it may be a quick and easy fix to your problem. The thermostat often is NOT the problem and changing it may just confuse things more and make it harder to fix the real problem. Find out first IF the thermostat actually IS the problem.
  2. Before removing the thermostat, make sure, that all power is shut off to the boiler, air handler or furnace, whatever is providing power to the thermostat. If the wrong wires are shorted together for even a split second your will burn out the transformer that is powering the thermostat. By the time you see the spark it is often too late. The damage is already done.
  3. Make sure to label well and securely, all wires and the position of them on the old thermostat. This is so that you know exactly where they were and can reinstall the old t-stat if necessary. Also you have that as a reference for hooking up the new thermostat.
  4. When shopping for a new thermostat make sure you do not fall for the cheaper is better deal. Many times a few extra bucks spent on your thermostat can pay off big time in savings. The better thermostats have a logic built in that will run your heating or air conditioning system much more efficiently. They also use better relays and electronics that will hold up much better over the years. Many touch screen thermostat are also much easier to program and are more user friendly than non touch thermostats
  5. Make sure that if you have a heat pump that you READ the instructions and program the thermostat for heat pumps BEFORE installation. It will NOT work if you don’t. Many of today’s thermostats can be programmed in your hands on battery power before you place it on the wall.
  6. Some thermostats, especially the cheaper ones will NOT work with all heat pumps even though they say that they will. Many times it is very hard for homeowners a DIY’ers to know the difference. If in doubt find out first before purchasing a product that you may not be able to return.
  7. If you have a multi-stage system you will need a thermostat that can handle multiple stages. Make sure that you know if your system is a multiple stage system before you shop and yes, those thermostats will cost considerably more money, they are essentially more than one thermostat packed in one case.
  8. And finally, GUYS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!! This is not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants deal!! I have done many hundreds of thermostat installations and I still get the instructions out of the box FIRST! These products are always being changed and updated. You need to make sure that you know what is going on before tearing things apart.

By following these suggestions you can save yourself a lot of trouble. Changing a thermostat often is not a simple a project as it would look to be. Allow yourself time to do the project correctly and take the time to research the project properly. This will give you the results that you are looking for and a feeling of a great job well done.


on Jan 12, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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My old thermostat had 4 wires connected to it, I have 5 wires white black ,blue,yellow and red. the wasn't connected to the old thermostat.Do i need to connect the red one to the new thermostat because...

locate the wires at the unit and hook them up in the same way . If it was not hooked up before you most likely don't need to hook it up now.. but check the unit where the wires connect to it.. let me know Have fun

Jul 24, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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Thermostat says lowbat.....where is the battery and what kind of battery do i need to replace? will my furnace still come on?

If you replace the battery in time, the furnace should still work. You didn't mention what type thermostat you have, but the battery is located inside the thermostat housing. Most can be accessed my opening the flip down cover of the front of the thermostat (this where you generally program it). Inside you will either see instructions for replacing the battery or you will see another small compartment door with a battery icon on it or it says "Battery". If none of that appears as stated, the batter will be behind the thermostat housing. It's generally 1 AA Battery.

Hope this helps you solve the problem.

Mar 09, 2011 | Goodman Air Conditioners

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On the thermostat the "filter"

Thermostats used in homes sometimes have a timer built in which will remind you to change your furnace filter. Most of them can be adjusted or disabled. The thermostat has no way of knowing whether the filter is actually dirty, it just reminds you every so often by flashing "filter" on the display.

It is possible to reset the timer, or adjust how often it appears, or disable it completely. Exactly how to do that depends on the make and model of your thermostat. Often, it is simply a case of holding two buttons at the same time for a few seconds.

As to why the furnace doesn't come on, there can be many reasons. The problem likely is not the "filter" flashing on the display of your thermostat. Try resetting the breakers that service the furnace unit itself. Make sure that the thermostat is set to "heat" and the setting is turned up. If the thermostat uses batteries (most do these days), replace them.

If this doesn't work, the following information will be helpful to get the furnace running again:
Model number
Age of furnace
Location in home
Brand and model of thermostat

Feb 28, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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Hi All, I have a carrier reverse cycle airconditioning unit and about a week ago the digital thermostat blanked out. I spoke to an aircon repair tech and he suggested that the fuse is blown at the air...

It will be inside the unit main panel. Turn main power off and remove the main front panel. The fuse will be located on or near the fan control board. Typically they are a flat agc type fuse. 3-5 amps. The problem will be that if the fuse is blown -there is a reason for it. They don;t just wear out and blow. Look for frayed wires around the outside unit and in the thermostat to make sure you dont have a short. Otherwise, you will just blow the fuse you replace.

Jan 18, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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My Carrier thermostat keeps running my heater. I adjusted the temp lower but it didn't stop running. I changed the mode to off and then it stopped. However, the mode button was insensitive and I had to...

sounds like that thermostat has reached the end of the road. My advice is to replace the thermostat because its 6yrs old and is worn out due to continued use. programmable t-stats have a wide price range to meet your needs. and the batteries in a thermostat are only for back-up power because the thermostat runs off of a 24volt power supply from the air handler.

Nov 28, 2010 | Carrier Air Conditioners

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My Duracraft thermostat is stuck on battery low setting and I don't know how to get it back to normal after I replaced the batteries.

Put in fresh batteries in reverse (+/-) order for about 5 to 10 seconds. Remove batteries and put back in correct order. Unit will reset back to factory settings. You can now set the time, temp, and program the unit as desired.

Oct 05, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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Need to replace thermostat batteries, can't open

Figured out how to take thermostat off -- not hinged, after all, but snap-off arrangement.
Thanks anyhow.

Nov 22, 2008 | Air Conditioners

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