Electric Heat Problem

Old 11-21-07, 05:37 PM
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Electric Heat Problem

I have electric baseboard heat, and occasionally the heaters will heat to the max and get my house into the 90s if I'm not home to turn them off. The heaters are controlled by a thermostat that I have changed, but the problem still exists. The thing that confuses me is that I'll flip the breaker to turn off the heat and let my house cool down and when I turn the heat back on it will work fine for about a month till the house overheats again. Does anyone have any idea what my problem might be?
Old 11-21-07, 06:02 PM
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Since the tstat is new sounds like something else is turning the heat on. Could be a thermostat wire shorting out. What does the thermostat control that in turn also controls the baseboards?
Old 11-23-07, 11:05 PM
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Any holes in the wall behind the tstats. Some times you can have like a draft there. That will keep a tstat on.

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