One month into home ownership and my 20 year old Trane furnace decides it doesn't want to work. Joy. At first I thought it may be a bad thermostat (at least, I hoped it was) so I replaced it with an identical 20 year old Trane thermostat I took from our townhouse (replaced it with a Hunter digital but kept the original). No luck. I then reset the breaker twice which didn't do anything. I then decided to try to measure voltage on the four wires that go into the thermostat and I can't read a thing.
I talked to my Dad and he had me take the two doors off the front and open the black box that houses a transformer. That was a few minutes ago which was on his lunch break and he had to go. He said to try to read voltage on those wires to see if any of that is getting juice. I would measure at the breaker box but I don't want to have to open the whole thing up and potentially kill myself.
One nice thing, I think, is that our house came with a 1 year warranty. The downside is that we have to pay a $55 service fee for them to come check out the problem. I can understand why they do this as they would probably get 10x as many calls if they didn't have an upfront charge.
So, with that, can you guys suggest anything? I'll post back with what I find with the volt meter.