Pardon me for my extreme ignorance, but was just wondering if this is how house heaters are supposed to work:
(I havent lived in this house very long, but never really used the heater. But now that we have a newborn in the house, we like to run the heater at night since it can get pretty cold!)
- house is not too old (~15 years old)
- gas heater
So what i do is set the temp on the thermostat to 72, for example. And i set the schedule for it to come on at 10PM and run until 7AM. Let's say at 9:59PM the thermostat says the house temp is 67.
At 10PM, the heater will kick on like expected, and run. Warm air is coming out of the vents and the house heats up. Everything is fine until the thermostat reaches 72. Once it reaches 72, the heater turns off (again, as i would expect). But from that point on, the darn thing turns on for a couple minutes, then turns off for a couple minutes, then turns on for a couple minutes, etc. etc.
It is incredibly annoying (and noisy) and sometimes the "stop and go" noises of the heater wake my baby up.
Is this how heaters are supposed to work? Or am i programming something incorrectly? or?
edit* According to the Honeywell website, it says that normally a heater will cycle on/off about 5 times per hour. This sounds about right with what i experience, maybe i experience a little more frequently. So i guess its normal. But if anyone has any other experiences, let me know! thanks
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