Sense detected faulty thermostat on #2 furnace


#1

Noticed via Sense that my gas heater #2 was consuming 5 times the power of the larger #1 unit. Turned out the #2 unit was running both the a/c and gas heat. Diagnosis rogue thermostat. If it was not for Sense not sure how long the problem would have gone on at a large expense.


#2

Just curious, what does sense detect on a gas heater? It has only found one of my AC units so far, but nothing for the heaters which are starting to get used. Since it’s gas, I wasn’t sure how it would look or if sense would find it.


#3

Fan and possibly the electronic ignitor.


#4

Thanks for sharing!


#5

Thanks for that. One more question, what does it classify those devices as? I have a new mystery heat that seems to run the whole time one of my gas furnaces is on. Would the blower show up as a heat source or a motor?


#6

A blower should be identified as a motor. Also worth mentioning that Sense may automatically re-classify the mystery device once it has seen it run more.