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i set my heat on 68 and it was 58 in my house this morning is that normal?

  • January 09 2010 - Dawsonville
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I was curious if you ever figured out the problem?
  • February 25 2011
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Not normal, could be furnace or something as simple as a battery needed in your thermostat. If you set it on 68 then it should be running till it hit 68.  Call your HVAC professional!
  • January 14 2011
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Had the same problem. Turned out to be the furnace. Heating guy came and replaced a part in the furnace.
  • January 14 2011
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Might need to call a pest control company to keep these old threads from popping out of the wood work.
  • September 02 2010
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You would hope that the OP would have fixed this problem about to go into the third winter since the initial post. :-)

Joe you are just awesome digging up those old threads.
  • August 27 2010
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No that is not normal!! If your thermostat is set to 68, then the temp should sway between 64-72 between cycles. If it gets any higher or lower then there is a problem that needs attention.  First check the stat, then the boiler and make sure its running.  good luck
  • August 27 2010
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Yes it could be your thermostat but maybe it was a colder than usual night or a crack in a wall or attic where cold air could get in.

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  • July 14 2010
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I agree with the answers below, it is probably your thermostat. It could also be related to the unusually cold winter in you area and your system not being able to handle the low temperatures.
  • January 13 2010
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Sounds like your thermostat to me.
The settings are incorrect for when it should turn on and off automatically.
Was it running when you got up in the morning ?
And if so, how long was it running before you got up ?
Long enough to reach 68 ?
  • January 13 2010
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The heating system tends to be sized for normal winters, and if the weather is exceptionally cold sometimes they can't keep up.  Is the heat running continously?   Can you feel heat coming out of the ducts?    If both are true, then your system may be undersized for the weather.  If it isn't running and there is no heat coming out of the ducts, then there is a mechanical issue.
  • January 11 2010
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Are you having exceptionally cold weather as part of the front/system affecting the eastern US?  And is your house fairly new--i.e. is this the first REAALLY cold spell you've had?  If the answer to both is yes, it also could be that your heating system (heat pump?) was sized improperly (or not sized for the temperatures you're experiencing) and can't produce enough BTUs to overcome the heat loss.  If it's 30 degrees colder than what your system was sized for it may just not be able to produce enough heat to overcome the loss you're experiencing overnight. (I had this problem with one of my previous houses.  When we had the every 5-10 year massive cold front snap in for a couple of days the heat pump would run continuously on the back-up source, and even then couldn't hold the temperature in the high 60s.).
  • January 10 2010
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No, it's not normal. The temperature should stay where you put it unless you have a set back programmable thermostat that is running an energy saving program. Check to make sure that the thermostat is not running a program. See if the heat is still coming on when you turn up the temperature. If it is, you may just need a new thermostat or have your system checked to see if there is another problem. 

PS If you have to replace your thermostat make sure and get one that is programmable. It can save you lots of money by automatically turning the heat down when you are at work or sleeping and then turn it back up before you wake up or get home.
  • January 09 2010
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