Thermostat for Gas Central Heating - Not Working in the Day Time?


Postby ollytheowl » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:13 pm

Hello

The thermostat for my gas central heating is in the hallway. It does work when the heating system switches on and off (in conjunction with the timer on another floor) , but during the day it doesn't seem to work when the temperature drops. We need to constantly increase the temperature dial, until the system starts - by the end of the day the thermostat is at 25, but it doesn't feel like that warm in the house.

Is this just a faulty main thermostat or is it systematic of another fault? The thermostat is about 8 years old.
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Postby proptech » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:44 pm

Hi ollytheowl

Could be any number of problems. The stat could be faulty, but there are a few things to check out first. The thermostat must be located correctly in a position nowhere near any heat source. If of a type that needs a neutral connection, it must be connected.
One of the first things to do would be to find out what the temp. actually is, rather than what it feels like. So a little thermometer placed alongside would confirm this.
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Postby ollytheowl » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:50 pm

Hello Proptech

Many thanks I'll try the thermometer test.


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