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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Ask a Mustachian => Topic started by: unix_kung_fu on July 18, 2014, 12:38:01 PM

Title: new thermostat
Post by: unix_kung_fu on July 18, 2014, 12:38:01 PM
We live in a rental unit, most likely will renew our lease another year, maybe two. We are good about keeping the air/heat down and opening windows/bundling up when need be. However, I suspect our thermostat isn't properly reading the temp right. I also can't for the life of me figure out to program it.

I see a Honeywell thermostat for about $35 - I should be able to just turn off the furnace (via switch on furnace or breaker if needed) - remove the old one, and attach the new, turn on thermostat, right?

I'm not really an HVAC guy and never owned a home, so wondering if it's as easy as that, and if there are any pitfalls.

I assume this is worthy investment even living an apartment with a bunch of windows. Its roughly 1100 sq ft. Gas last month was $40 and Electric was about $46 if that means anything. I plan on taking this with me to my new place whenever it is we decide to move and hook the old one up.
Title: Re: new thermostat
Post by: okashira on July 18, 2014, 01:16:29 PM
I bought a perfectly function 7 day programmable thermostat from Amazon for $11.