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 does this device on my new furnace do?

Can someone please tell me what this is? I had a 35-year old oil furnace replaced recently and the new furnace is obviously more complex and has many safety features the old one didn't. I've looked it ...
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How do I compare furnace models?

I need a new furnace, and I have quotes from two companies, for three different brands of furnace, Carrier, Trane, and Lennox. Both companies have provided the model numbers of the units they would ...
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What makes a furnace pilot valve whistle?

I have a furnace that started whistling, recently. I have read that gas pressure changes can cause this. Others have remarked how seasonal gas changes can lead to a properly-adjusted furnace to ...
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Where should I connect the C wire in my furnace, trying to upgrade my thremostat?

I am upgrading my thermostat to a Honeywell Wifi one, and would like to add a common wire. My current furnace controller has 3 blue wires at the 24 v end of the transformer. Which of these (blue) ...
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Is there a filter-reminder thermostat that uses run-time instead of total time?

My HVAC filter is in my crawlspace and is a hassle to change. I don't want to change it more than needed. "Change it every month" is bogus advice because in some months (like May) we don't have to run ...
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Furnace reaches temp, shuts off but wont come back on

I have an American Standard furnace (natural gas)with a manufacture date of 2004. The thing won't come on unless I power it off (have a switch right beside it that serves this purpose), let the fan ...
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What is required for seasonal maintenace of a heat pump?

Over the years I've had several local HVAC companies provide seasonal maintenance of the heat pumps and propane furnace in my house. It seems that every technician--even within the same company--does ...
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What type of furnace vent pipe is this?

I need to extend my furnace vent pipe up 2 foot above the ridge of my roof to comply with IBC. So I need to couple this pipe somehow and extend it up. Any idea what type of pipe this is and how I ...
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How can I improve the directional flow of my furnace exhaust pipe?

This one's for the creative folks. I'm in a condo on the top floor and I have a side neighbor. Both our furnaces exhaust out the back, under a four-foot roof section overhang (sticks out about a foot ...
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What is this 6" vent coming out of the main furnace trunk going under my deck for?

I have a 6 inch round duct that comes out of the main trunk about 5 feet from the furnace. It runs through the basement and outside the house (under the deck). What is this? The furnace also has 2" ...
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Whether to replace oil furnace with oil furnace and heat pump or convert to propane

I am in need of replacing my oil furnace and central A/C. My residence is in SW Wisconsin. I am confused as to whether or not to replace with an oil furnace and heat pump or to convert to propane ...
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Should there be a cap next to my furnace ac drain?

In the picture below, the left side has a good amount of airflow while the ac/blower is running. The tube on the right is the drain that the condensation flows out of to the floor. Should there be a ...
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Can using a new evap coil on top of an older furnace cause problems?

I am getting quotes for a new R410A condenser unit/evaporator coil from several HVAC contractors. A salesperson refused to give me a quote unless I purchase a new furnace as well. He said that he has ...
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Is this electric furnace likely to be insulated with asbestos?

I inherited this electric furnace and I'd like to identify the material it's made from. I've not managed to find any record online, but the company itself no longer exists. Given its vintage (90s ...
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Where should my furnace filter go in a Lennox G40UHX series furnace?

I have a Lennox G40UH(X) series furnace, which is installed in our attic (We have a single-story house on a slab). Because the furnace is installed in the attic, it is "laying down" on its side, and ...
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Gas frunace trouble shooting

Blower kicks on early and will only run 1 cycle. Have to turn down thermostat and turn it back up again to get furnace to come back on. It is gas.
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New Furnace won't turn on after trying to install thermostat

I had a furnace installed about a year ago in my basement. The installer left the wires sticking out of the wall for me to install a thermostat. He said if you want to turn the furnace on, just ...
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What could cause the blower of a Coleman furnace to come on all by itself?

I have a Coleman furnace in my mobile home. It was really hot today and the furnace blower came on all by itself. It has ran for 7 hrs. and wont shut off. How do I fix this and what is the problem?...
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What and how many appliance can share a room?

Can a central air gas furnace, gas dryer, electric washing machine, gas water heater be in same room (12x8ft) in the basement? dryer has its own vent to outside, Gas water heater, seems to use the ...
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C Wire is there, now where do I connect it?

So I'm purchasing a home but the thermostat is pretty old. I'd like to replace it with a Nest or something nicer. I've searched and searched but can't find where I would connect the C-Wire (it's ...
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How bad is it to attach a gas water heater to a gas furnace electrical circuit?

I'm looking to replace my existing water heater with a more efficient model. One of the things that makes better models more efficient is the replacement of the thermocouple / pilot control system ...
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How can I reduce noise from an air handler unit in an open closet?

How can I reduce the noise from an air handler unit? I have a Goodman AR42-1 air handler unit in an open closet. The setup looks like this: When the air handler activates it sounds like this: ...
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Is it alright to run furnace and turn off gas?

Is running a furnace with the gas pipe shut can cause any harm to furnace?
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My A/C Unit stopped working after replacing blower motor

Any idea what I may have done wrong here or how to check? I replaced my blower motor (it was 100% compatible and had the proper capactitor), and upon starting it up the blower did nothing and the A/...
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Why is my furnace blowing hot air outside?

So I have been having trouble heating my home. I noticed today that there is a vent blowing hot air outside. It is not the return, chimney or venting. Any ideas other that the builder thought we ...
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Where is my Common Wire? [duplicate]

I purchased a wifi thermostat and cannot located the common wire. My unit is old and is a Coleman 70 with no terminals inside labeling the wires. As you can see in the second image, there is a ...
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Could wind be causing my high efficiency furnace exhaust to back up into the house?

I am Toronto based, and just installed a new high efficiency furnace (York YP9C 080 model) in November. Later on I smell odor in my house when the heat started. It is more apparent when it is a gusty ...
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Where to connect a c-wire on a furnace with existing two wire mercury thermostat

My existing thermostat is an old mercury two wire device, heat only. Looking to upgrade to a better model, but I need to run a c-wire. I don't know where to connect the wire at at the furnace, any ...
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Do thermostat-controlled, auto-adjust HVAC vents exist?

The residential forced-air HVAC systems I have seen are controlled by a single thermostat in one room. One has to manually adjust the vents in order to adjust the temperature in other rooms. Is ...
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Limit switch failure

My XL80 trane failure! Limit switch SWT1258 fails at least twice a year now, first one lasted 10 years and then all replacements only last 3 to 10 months. Seems the switch is used too much but air ...
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Limit switch is good but no heat

I am getting a 4 blink indicator saying my limit switch is bad. I tested the switch and it is good. What else could it be?
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What should I do with old furnace filters? [closed]

I seem to be stock piling used furnace filters, are there any uses for these things once the furnace is done with them? It seems a shame to throw them out; given that I change them once a month, ...
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Can I replace my draft inducer blower with a model of a slightly different speed?

My furnaces draft inducer blower sounds like a snow blower running, so I set out to replace it. Finding a replacement part proved difficult, but I found a site advertising a compatible part and ...
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Would a frozen water pump hose for a furnace make the furnace run all the time?

Water pump for furnace and the water run to outside wall, the water hose was blocked and pump motor was dead. Can this cause the furnace (fan) run all the time cost more electricity.
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Why is my gas furnace now continually just blowing out cold air?

I had my heat set to 70°F all day and my gas furnace was blowing out warm air. Then out of nowhere, it started blowing out cold air for the past 3 hours. I tried turning off the furnace and ...
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train xl 80 unit fires up then shuts right off

i have a train xl80 furnace. When it calls for heat the draft inducer fan turns on and then the burner fires up for a short time then shuts off then it starts all over again.I am thinking its the ...
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How can I audit my furnace?

I want to keep track of when my furnace is on, with an eye to reducing how much energy I use to heat my house. I could compare it with weather data (temperature, wind speed, precipitation). I could ...
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Why does my oil-furnace's on-demand water heater go tepid and then return to full heat?

We have an issue with the hot water from a 2004 Peerless oil furnace with on-demand hot water. The shower starts at full temp, but quickly goes tepid (too cool for a bath/shower, but not ice-cold) and ...
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Why would my Maytag FG6RC high efficiency furnace restart in the middle of a heating cycle?

My furnace is probably 7-8 years old, and this heating season the furnace has developed a strange problem. The furnace starts normally, but before the temperature reaches the thermostat setting the ...
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Why won't my furnace turn off after replacing the igniter?

My igniter on my Frigidaire furnace went out. before replacing it I reset a limit switch that set off. I changed the ignitor and everything works, however now the thermostat is not shutting it down at ...
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Condensation running down pipe connecting furnace thru ceiling to chimney

I had a new downflow 80% efficient furnace installed in 2006. I don't use it regularly as I normally heat my home with my woodstove (separate chimney). But I have used this new furnace many times ...
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How can I prevent my furnace and A/C from slamming doors?

What specifics will I need to collect to figure out if our furnace and A/C are sucking too much at the source/intake? I don't know the proper terminology for these things, do forgive me for any ...
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how do you manually turn on the gas to your house?

During an account switch our gas got turned off. The account is straight now but national grid goes on coffee break from 12am sat till 7am monday and for us, enough is enough. 3 family 3 story home,...
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How do I check if this furnace switch the blower to second speed

My furnace is overheating and I suspect that the blower motor does not go into high speed. Can anybody say what is the cause or how can I check if it indeed switches to high speed? Here is the wiring ...
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How to wire multiple thermostats

I would like to have two thermostats controlling a single furnace. However I'm not 100% sure how I would need to wire everything to achieve the correct effect. Assuming a thermostat simply acts like ...
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Why does my furnace drip bucket fill up so frequently?

We have an oil furnace that heats the house using a two-zone hot-water circuit, and also acts as an on-demand hot water heater. There is a pipe coming off the collection of pipes coming out of it that ...
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Decrease dust in an old house, forced air

My house was built in 1940. I have noticed the forced air pushes out a lot of dust. This is evident from lint collecting on the bathroom vanity below a vent. It only collects lint during Summer and ...
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How to determine if my heating & cooling system is adequate for my home?

Is there some kind of calculation I can follow to determine if the heating and cooling system in my home is rated (adequate) for the size of the house? I assume there is some way to say something ...
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Will heat set off a smoke detector placed in an attic?

A heating furnace is in a partially floored attic. used for storage only We have placed a smoke detector above the furnace and wonder if the heat in the summer would set it off.
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Why does my furnace only heat up to a certain temperature?

Why does my furnace only heat up to a certain temperature, then it stops heating the home? My programmable thermostat is set to go up to 70 degrees (to heat the home) and for some reason when it ...