So… This can’t be confused with a good day. I awoke thinking that it was a little cold in the house. When I got downstairs, the thermostat showed 53 degrees. It was also blinking “LO” as in low battery. I changed the batteries to some batteries we had lying around.
As I still had time before work, I ran to the hardware store and bought new batteries and a new filter while I was at it.
So now I’m home and have bought a new thermostat (since even with brand new batteries none of the buttons worked). It claims that it can be installed in 15 minutes.
The last time I installed a thermostat it took two hours, largely because we have old, brittle wiring that has a tendency to break if manipulated.
Nonetheless, I’m going to take a shot at it tonight, and if I get too frustrated, I’m going to call a furnace repairman tomorrow.
How this will affect Legion’s update schedule remains to be seen.