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I just purchased RTH2300B, Connected R w/R, G w/G, W w/W and Y w/Y left out Blue wire that is connected to Furnace on C. No heat comes out just cool air. Need help; frizzing

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You the same person last night that posted .... my understanding is that you had a different type of thermostat originally with more wires on the old thermostat correct? from your post last night you have a heat pump system and this rth2300b thermostat is a straight cool straight heat thermostat... does it have batteries on the new one and does the new one not have a "c" terminal" post again what exactly was on the old thermostat color of wires going to what terminals on the old thermostat.. then tell me what you have for the new thermostat we can get you some heat... at worst case you should be able to jump out the red wire with the white wire at the thermostat and the heat should come on...you just will not be able to shut off without taking the wires apart but can get the house warm...

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