Hi, just found this forum and hopefully you guys can help me out..
I've never replace the thermostats myself and I tried to do it for the first time. After installing the new one, I was only able to turn the fan on and off but it wasn't blowing hot or cold air. So, I thought I might not install it correctly and took it out and reinstalled it again. This time it worked just fine for like 3 minutes and I heard some noise (something was blown maybe?)and the systyem stopped working. After that, no matter what I did, the whole thing was dead.
I called up my home warranty company and scheduled for them to come out and look at it. As soon as they came out and looked the thermostats, they refused to fix it under our contract because, 1) the thermostats was not installed correctly (or professionally) 2) the thermostats was not the right kind (we have all electrical system but appearantly I bought the gas thermostats. The guys just collected his $50 (our deductible) and left. Now I am really confused and I have several questions:
1) Is it possible to damage the HVAC system if I installed the gas only thermostats to an electrical system? If so, how much damage could it be?
2) Do you replace your thermostats yourself? Does it void your home warranty if you screw up like I did?
That's all I can think of for now. Thanks in advance.