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Old 07-08-2007, 09:50 PM  
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If your heating element (auxillary heat) was on, then yes turning that breaker off should make a major difference.
As far as I know it does take a thermostat with auxillary heat options to control a heat pump with auxillary heat.
Thermostats are not always simple to replace. You may need to call the service guys back to install it.


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If your heating element (auxillary heat) was on, then yes turning that breaker off should make a major difference.
As far as I know it does take a thermostat with auxillary heat options to control a heat pump with auxillary heat.
Thermostats are not always simple to replace. You may need to call the service guys back to install it.
I have replaced a thermostat before, for a regular central heat and air unit... and I know that I have to label everything.... I have just read some posts where people have changed from a mercury thermostat to the honeywell I bought and it worked for a week and then quit..... I just dont want to mess something up..... so... if all the wires are present that are needed, I will go ahead and do it myself......... I am glad that my thinking was correct..... would it be running just becuase the breaker was on (and the correct thermostat wasnt being used?)


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Old 07-10-2007, 12:38 PM  
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They may have wired it to come on with the fan. That way in the summer, when the A/C was being used, all they had to do was turn the breaker off exactly as you have done.
There ought to be a law that when people do things out of the ordinary, they have to document it and leave the log with the property
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Hello Shan:

Have you resolved your A/C problem now? I have been off the Forum for an extended period and lost track. If you still need help, please post back and let us know where you stand now.

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Glenn:
The AC is working fine... so is the new thermostat... I still have the AUX breaker switched off, although it is correctly wired now and I could turn it on..... thanks for checking back in.... I havent been on myself as I fell at work last month and that has brought a screeching halt to anything that I was doing.....
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OOPS! Sorry about the fall. Your signature bothers me, what kind of nurse are you? I do like the attitude of giving it a try though.
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I am a cardiac nurse. (and sometimes my doitmyselfness bothers me also) I do enjoy figuring out how to do things, while I am a nurse, I have three kids and a mom that I take care of so the money is tight, so I like to do things myself as much as possible, and I am a pretty good student.... most of the time, show me once, and I can repeat what you did....... I do try to do alot of research if I can on what I am doing, and I have recently bought some books. I have a new problem with the hvac now.... my ductwork is coming apart under the house..... ac runs, no air comes out of vents, crawl space is an icecube.... so, I am now thinking of running flexible lines under the house, but I will have to do research....... any suggestions?


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