The furnace is part of an HVAC or central heating system used to generate heat. Typically this is done with gas, a heat pump, or an electric element. For hot water and radiator based heating, use the boiler tag.

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What could be causing my Thermostat “R” wire to only be 8 VAC?

I am trying to install a Nest thermostat. It says Rh not powered. I checked with a meter and I get approx 8 VAC reading. What could be causing this? The furnace itself ain't pretty. Update:
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Asbestos? What do you think?

I originally thought so, but now I'm not so sure. Thoughts? It was located around HVAC vents.
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Heater air intake blows out the flame

The problem I have is the air heater shutting down in windy days and I'd like to figure out how to fix this issue. Here's the setup: The back of the house faces North to an open field which gets very ...
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Will a 2-stage heat pump cool my upstairs on low stage?

I am currently upgrading my furnace from an oil furnace/AC combination to all heat pump. I am considering two stage vs single stage heat pumps. I understand that two-stage will supposedly give me ...
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Nordyne furnace doesn't start at all (model gl1ra 090c-12b 903785GA)

What are the reasons this model furnace won't start at all anymore. No sound when I flip the on switch. I already tried replacing the ignitor and that didn't work. Thank you for any help!
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What causes furnaces to break in 16 to 20 years?

Why do furnaces need to be replaced in this regularly-occurring amount of time?(http://www.homeenergycenter.com/8furnace_signs.html) Is there something about the physics of the high heat and ...
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gmp050-3 goodman furnace 4 blinks cleaned flame sensor , new igniter, runs for 90 secs then shuts off?

I have olm reading on all switches. replaced igniter and the switch inside that measures the temperature when fired up
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Why is my water expansion tank leaking?

I live in the northeastern US and we just turned the heat on (oil) and this morning I went down to the basement and saw this: The water is coming from the plumping above something labeled "water ...
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Can a washer and dryer be next to a water heater?

I have a GE gas dryer (DSXH47GGWW) that is currently next to an exterior basement wall. I'd like to move it to the opposite wall (shared with the crawl space) right next to the water heater next to ...
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Why isn't the spark gap lighting the pilot on my furnace?

I've got a Carrier 58GS natural draft furnace, which has a spark gap for igniting the pilot. Unfortunately, the spark gap has not been successfully doing its job. The spark clicks away as the gas ...
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My goodman furnace is not igniting my burners

I have a goodman furnace and when it is calling for heat the ignitor comes on and goes off and comes on again and the burners never comes on what could be the problem
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Insulating ducts in a crawlspace

Consider a source duct from the furnace/AC. The ducts run in a vented crawlspace. The floors atop the crawlspace are a mix of hardwood and kitchen vinyl. The symptoms are: the longer run vents aren'...
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Thermostat doesn't control the

I have a 20 years old Weil Mclain furnace that has been working well till lately. All of a sudden, the thermostat has no control on the furnace. I changed the pilot, it worked, but still independent ...
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Sealing gas duct vents with silicone

Is it okay to use silicone to seal gas furnace heater supply ducts? If so, do you know how long the silicone will need to cure before the system is useable? Some background: I've been trawling around ...
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Condensation on cold air intake

Our home is relatively new (built in 2014), but something I noticed is that the PVC pipe going into our furnace (which connects to the outside of the home) is developing some condensation (which can ...
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Which furnace thermostats support variable swing/deadband?

My home furnace is currently controlled by a programmable Honeywell thermostat, but it regularly thrashes the furnace by turning the furnace on for just ten or twenty seconds. It seems that the ...
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Is this flue dangerous?

I had access to a ladder the other day, so naturally I was poking around in the attic of our house where we have lived for about a year. Above the closet where the furnace and water heater are located,...
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Installing Honeywell wifi thermostat - weird wiring

I bought a Honeywell 7 day programmable wifi thermostat (non touch screen model). My old thermostat was wired as: Red - rh & rc Blue - b Green - g White - w I also have an unused blue wire (not ...
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What pipe is this?

Hello and please bear with me. I'm no expert when it comes to plumbing but I will try to be as detailed as possible. I'm trying to understand what a pipe does in my basement. The pipe seems to be ...
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Why does my gravity vented wall Furnace keep turning off/

We have an Empire gravity vented wall furnace: That turns off. According to the instructions, this is because the vent safety switch. But when I open up the furnace, it appears to be vented just ...
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Was this furnace installed properly?

I am looking to answer the following: Was this job done properly, and if not, then how really bad it is? And should I hire this contractor again ? Product: Ruud RGTM10ERBJS 100K BTU 95% Downflow/...
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question about a gas furnace having to light repeatedly

I am new to this forum, but I will do my best to answer any questions I can (I am a general contractor with a background in engineering and residential construction and machine design) so, here is my ...
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why does my new yorker boiler start after I turn power off and back on when thermostat is asking for heat?

I have a New Yorker gas boiler for heat and tankless hot water. At times when asking for heat or hot water the boiler does not start, but if I turn power off and back on the furnace will start. Once ...
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Why would said gas furnace keep shutting off?

Seems that I have a gas furnace that is having some sort of heat/air sensing issue. Basically it shuts off after running for a minute or two. But if I remove the top plate of the furnace itself it ...
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Furnace blowing cold air

Furnace wont produce heat. Thermostat is brand new. It Will work fine for a minute then heat come on go right back off. Can't find where filter goes house is old and vents are dirty I thought it's the ...
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Why is my new high efficiency furnace blowing cold air sometimes?

Why does my new furnace high efficient Payne furnace blow cold air,not constantly but at least 3 different times in a day, my thermastat is set on auto but when the weather is cold outside it will ...
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What could cause the blower in my furnace to come on?

Ok my blower just turned on, my propane furnace and it's not in operation due it being summer. My thermostat is set at 65 and the room temp is 78. The heater never actually fired it was only the ...
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Will a high efficiency furnace vent etch the brick on my house?

My neighbour just informed me that they had to change the vent on their high efficiency furnace. The furnace vents between our two houses and it used to have an elbow on it directing it along the ...
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How to address loud cold air return

The cold air return on my forced air furnace is too loud. While it is is tolerable, there is a noticeable sound of rushing air when the furnace is running (not a whistling sound, just a blowing sound)....
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why does my gas furnace exhaust constantly

why does my high eff gas furnace exhaust run constantly ( when furnace isn't on ) the furnace turns on and off a few times before running then the blower comes on. now the exhaust wont stop without ...
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WiFi thermostat won't run. Not sure where to connect C wire [duplicate]

I just replaced a 2 wire thermostat with a wifi one that required a c wire. There was an unused blue wire which I attached to the C connector on the transformer at the furnace. At the thermostat, the ...
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Why doesn't the “fan on” mode work after I installed a new thermostat?

We moved into a new house. I installed a new Hunter Thermostat. I have a furnace only and the old thermostat only had 3 wires connected. SO I connected those three wires (G, RH and W/B). The ...
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Luxaire Acclimate 8V Series manual

where can I get/download: 1) USER’S INFORMATION, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE MANUAL for Luxaire Acclimate 8V Series Furnace, Model Number FL8V080A12UH11, year 2005 and 2) Installation manual Please, help....
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Inductor motor doesn't shut off and overheats

I have a Intertherm/NORDYNE 75K BTU furnace. It's installed in a 2200sf home. I believe it's under-powered for a home this size. When there is a filter installed and the cover is on the furnace it ...
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Furnace Draft Inducer Repair: is previously installed back plate necessary?

I'm replacing a non-functioning draft inducer on the Goodman furnace in my house (GMP075-3). The previous inducer was mounted with a sheet metal back plate between it and the wall of the furnace. ...
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Furnace Tries 2 or 3 times before staying on until reaching set temperature

I have noticed my furnace will cut the exhaust fan before lighting or sometimes start heating for a few minutes then stop. A few minutes later it tries again and will stay on until reaching the ...
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Gravity furnace won't turn off

Why would a gravity furnace not turn off? Tried disconnecting the thermostat and it still stayed on. Had to turn the gas off for the heat to stop.
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lennox furnace not working pilot light on but burner doesn't start

lennox furnace, model # G20Q2E-75-C1, serial #6392H32332, pilot light lights, blower motor turns on, burner doesn't burn
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Constant cold air from vents with new downdraft furnace

Replaced with newer, high efficiency furnace and cold air constantly coming out of vents (except when furnace running). It's like the downdraft is totally free flowing and when windy outside very ...
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Why does my kerosene furnace stop running?

I am having issues for months now with my kerosene furnace for a mobile home. It is a beckett relay and becket flame box. I have changed electrodes, I changed eye for flame sensor, the nozzle is not ...
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Central Furnace blower alwas on, even with thermostat disconected

A technician told me it was the electronic control board that has the blower relays on it , I replaced it and still has the problem, I've been reading here online about a limit switch for the blower ...
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Gas furnace kicks on then off frequently

A few times in the past week I will wake up to my furnace turning on, hearing a click when it tries to ignite, then turn off. This will happen for a couple minutes before the furnace quits trying. ...
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Where is this water coming from around my condensate pipe? (super confused)

Okay, so somewhat complicated story. When we bought our house 6 months ago the furnace was brand new but the AC unit was old. AC unit developed a leak that was expensive to repair, so we replaced it. ...
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How to Lower the Ouptut of Oversized Furnace

Questions I would like to lower the output capacity of my furnace if possible. How can I do this? Is it worth doing, or should I just live with it? Is there an easy way? Some ideas: replace burner ...
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Furnace keeps kicking off and on

My furnace runs for a few min then flickers and shuts off and then the system recycles and it fires back up and the process repeats over and over and over etc....
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How do I prevent ice stalagmites from building up on the furnace exhaust?

I have a high efficiency furnace that exhausts via a pvc pipe out the side of the house, the trouble is the moisture from the exhaust forms an ice stalagmite in my driveway in the cold weather. Are ...
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How much difference does hot vs cold air make with regards to an Aprilaire 600 furnace humidifier evaporation rate?

If I run the humidifier only when the heat is on, I get good evaporation. However, I want to consider also running it with just the fan running because our furnace doesn't run all that often. Will I ...
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Very old, Coleman, through the wall (double sided) mounted gas heater not working

My home was built in 1957, I had a new heat pump system put in (which I now hate) 7 years ago. It works fine in the summer, but in winter it doesn't heat the house very well. At the time, I kept the ...
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How is a high altitude natural gas burner different?

What is the difference between high altitude natural gas burner and conventional low altitude gas burner and why high altitude natural gas burner are needed?
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How do I wire my furnace humidifier so it comes on any time the fan is on?

I have an Aprilaire 600a humidifier from a few years ago and currently it's wired into my furnace with two control wires labeled "W/G" and "Cf". The "W/G" is connected to the W terminal on the ...