Okay, I hereby officially decree…

…that from now on until next winter, the nights will be warmer.

I set the bedroom thermostat wrong – again – and spent the wee hours in that miserable half-shivering fugue state where you’re too cold to fully go to sleep but too asleep to get up and fix the problem. Should definitely have set the thermostat lower on the wall.

I did bring a better thermostat back from the Big Town almost two weeks ago – but got intimidated and put off the project when the wiring instructions left a lot to be desired. I’ve only got two wires to connect, but on this new thermostat there are half a dozen posts to choose from. Keep meaning to look up the answer, I’m quite sure it’s in plain sight on some how-to site. But I’m only reminded to do it at 3 am.

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7 Responses to Okay, I hereby officially decree…

  1. Most of those leads are to turn the fan of and on in a forced air furnace/AC unit, or to control the AC. You need the red and white…which should be molded into the case near the terminals as letters…if you are lucky. Your typical full function stat has red, white, black, yellow, green, and brown…don’t remember anymore what they each do, but the stat is marked to make it easy for tradesmen to hook them up.

  2. If you have two reds marked on the stat, use the Rh. The reds are typically just jumpered together…if a jumper is installed, ignore it, as there is no cooling wire going anywhere.

  3. Joel says:

    Good info. Thanks, Richard.

  4. Jack says:

    Richard nailed it, R or Rh and W.

  5. Judy says:

    “…that from now on until next winter, the nights will be warmer.” You do know Uncle Murphy is going to rub your nose in that statement, right?!

  6. Joel says:

    😀 When you put it that way, it does smell like hubris.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Well I suspect that hubris smells somewhat better than some of the other odors around the Lair from a few weeks ago…

To the stake with the heretic!