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Question DetailsAsked on 2/13/2015

What type of contractor would work on a thermostat for an attic fan?

My attic fan will not stop running. There is no specific on/off switch. I was able to shut it down yesterday by pushing a button located on the back of the thermostat. I'm not sure if it was a reset button or what as it wasn't labeled. Anyway, it turned back on again and won't stop. We have an A/C unit in our attic and I'm concerned that for the repair someone will have to move the ducts around. The attic fan was not included with the A/C installation. Would it be best to call in the company that installed the A/C? Or an electrician?

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Heating and A/C, and Electrician, are the two Search the List categories for this type item, and HVAC contractors are usually more amenable to climbing around in attics. Also, with possibly having to work around ducts and the fact they would be more likely to have ready access to the parts, I would go with an HVAC contractor. Also commonly a bit lower hourly rate, so you win (or at least lose less) all around.
I suspect the button you pushed is a manual override button - push in for manual on, out for thermostat control. Commonly used to leave unit on during system or ventilation smoke pencil testing, and also to provide manual function if needed when thermostat fails, till it can be replaced - like you did. Commonly a detent button - push in for on, push again for off.

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