Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Archie Again

For about a month now there has been at least one call a day asking about how the thermostat works.  No amount of explanation sticks.  It is a butt simple digital version with 2 numbers, the Set number and the Room's temperature.  There is Up and down Buttons for changing the target temperature in the Set, and a switch to go from Fan Auto to Fan On.  And of course the Heat/Off/Cool switch.

He doesn't understand the concept of the Set number.  It's getting hot out and hot in here so I should flip the switch to heat for hot, right?  How do I change the Room Temperature number manually?

Last fall he understood perfectly when getting himself ready for winter.  Half a year later that is all gone.

I can't even get him to leave well enough alone now that he AC is set up by my, and not worry about it until September.

5 comments:

GBBL said...

How about getting him a plain old Honeywell #72 round thermostat?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Wouldn't help. There are FOUR of them still mounted throughout the house, too. One of them will even work for AC. Dunno why he left old ones up...

breda said...

write down the instructions and tape them to the wall near the thermostat?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Done that. Makes it worse.

ProudHillbilly said...

Oh, dear. We went through this sort of thing with Mom. The only thing you can do is be patient. He's lost the ABILITY for it to stick.