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Like the Fonz

Recently my thermostat started displaying “LO BAT,” so I did what any normal person would do and replaced the batteries. I popped in a freshly charged pair of nickel metal hydride double-A’s, reset the clock and temperature setpoints, and was on my way.

It appears, though, that the thermostat does not particularly care for the rechargeable batteries I put in. Either that or the thermostat is broken. This video, below, shows what happens.


Basically, the thermostat keeps shutting off until I give it a love tap. The upside of this, I suppose, is that it makes me feel like the Fonz of Happy Days when I do this.

I suppose I better figure out what’s really wrong with the thermostat before it starts getting cold. Even Fonzie never cared to freeze his butt off.

Aprilaire thermostat.
Aprilaire thermostat.