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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How do I calculate how long a furnace has to work to compensate a given temp drop?

I am trying to understand the dynamics of heating a home after the furnace size was calculated. Say you have a 60000BTU furnace to heat a 2000 sqft home. At the beginning of the heating season you ...
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High efficiency furnace vent termination

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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furnace blower motor vibration when working hard

A few weeks ago my furnace developed a vibration that can be heard throughout the house. If I remove the side panel of the furnace or if I remove the filter, the vibration goes away. My theory is ...
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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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Do natural gas furnaces have internal breakers?

I rent a house with a natural gas furnace. The furnace was not working at the beginning of this winter, and so we called the landlord to fix it. The landlord hired a repair man, who came and noticed ...
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Can I connect an electronic air cleaner to the 24v terminals of my furnace?

I have a Goodman GKS90904CX furnace and looking to install an Electro Breeze Air Cleaner. The air cleaner needs an R and C 24v terminal for power or a power outlet with the supplied transformer. I ...
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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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What could be causing my furnace burners to fire up, then shut off due to partially open door?

I have a 10 year old Carrier gas furnace that keeps shutting off every 24-48 hrs. First I thought it might be the flare sensor but then I checked the bottom door and it wasn't completely closed. I ...
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A professional to test asbestos safety in furnace ducts

We live in a rented house with an old furnace duct system (probably 1960's). There is asbestos-containing duct-wrap all around the ducts, and it starts to crumble in some places (it's located in the ...
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What could cause a flame sensor to stop working so frequently?

Over a year ago after a month in our new house, we came back one evening to a cold home and after some googling, I found out that the flame sensor was dirty and the furnace was starting the flame and ...
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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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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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Where do I connect the C wire in my furnace?

I am upgrading my thermostat to a Nest, and would like to add a common wire. My current furnace controller doesn't have a C terminal, but the current thermostat wire has 2 unused wires (black and ...
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Why won't the heat shut off in one zone?

we have a three zone baseboard hotwater furnace. a few months ago one zone would randomly stay on, we did change the thermostat we have not noticed the problem again, but in another zone we have the ...
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how to change furnace filter (bottom return) for Lennox G43UF

I have a Lennox G43UF furnace and I am not sure if I need to have both a filter for a side return and bottom return. If I do (which sounds logical), where would the location of the bottom return ...
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Blower fan speed selection

I am reading a book about HVACs (not finished yet,I might find my answer down the road) and they say that you can increase the speed of your blower (well ..you can adjusted) to obtain the airflow you ...
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Does the pilot flame of a gas furnace stay on for the duration of a heating cycle?

I was looking at my furnace a couple of days ago and I notice one thing: there is something red hot there where the spark igniter and the thermocouple assembly is. I can hardly see it and I am not ...
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How can I replace an old dial thermostat on an oil furnace with Hydrostat 3250 Plus?

I recently bought a home with an oil fired Biasi furnace that has a Hydrostat 3250-Plus attached. It uses an old analog round dial thermostat, and I'd like to replace it with a new digital (wifi) ...
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Baseboard heat is not working on one room

I have baseboard heat and we are not getting heat on one room. Can't bleed air from the baseboard itself. How do I troubleshoot the issue?
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Is there any way to stop the air leak through my furnace without compromising its operation?

My house has an 80% efficiency gas furnace in an interior mechanical closet with the return air path below the furnace and through a grille under the closet. However, since the furnace is not a sealed ...
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How can I connect a humidifier to a Goodman dual fuel heating system?

Purchased a dual fuel goodman system with CTK04 comfortnet thermostat. The thermostat installtion guide shows wiring of a humidifier to the (2) Hum terminals on the furnace IFC. My furnace model is ...
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What is the smell coming through my HVAC system?

If I leave the furnace fan always running for an extended period of time (to circulate and filter the air), when the central AC turns on there is a not-so-fresh smell that is emitted through the ...
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Why does the gas furnace blow cold air at the start of the heating cycle?

What does this problem sound like? There is a 25 year old gas furnace in the house we rent. (The guy that owns the place claims there is NO problem at all. He said the igniter is brand new and ...
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wiring furnace draft inducer fan

I replaced a draft inducer fan on my furnace, the two wires in the furnace that connected to the old fan are black and white. The wires from the new fan are both black. How do I know which to connect ...
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My lennox furnace has no filter

I searched for 30 minutes, and I could not find the furnace filter, is it possible to install/build a filter slot? my whole family got allergy after turning on heater this winter. Thank you! Lennox ...
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Closing off heating ducts

We have a natural gas furnace that currently heats our entire 2400 square foot home. We plan on putting in a rental suite in the basement which will require closing up all the duct work into the suite ...
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Can I relocate my furnace exhaust?

When my new furnace was installed, the vent was put outside the house next to landscaping bushes. It has killed one of my bushes. It used to be vented up to my roof and out. Can I move this outside ...
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What could be causing vibration in my furnace?

I have a vibraton in furnace only when flame is lit. Blower motor seems fine. Is this vibration normal? Recently replaced inducer motor. Heat exchanger has been replaced once. Does not appear to be ...
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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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Adding a C wire to a new Honeywell WIfi Thermostat

I am trying to install a new Honeywell touchscreen WIFI thermostat and need to add a C wire to my terminal inside the furnace (using the help found at How can I add a "C" wire to my ...
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How do I identify the C terminal on my HVAC?

How do I identify the C terminal on an HVAC, furnace, or boiler? If the terminals don't have a screw labeled C what should I look for on the wiring diagram? What steps should I take if a wiring ...
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What could cause a Trane furnace to not start heating?

I have a newer (2007?) Trane XL90 (model: tdx2b080a9422aa)forced air gas furnace. The problem I am having is the burner and fan will not start. The thermostat is set at 67 degrees and shows it is ...
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Main burner will not light, but the pilot is ok

I have an old Heil unit 100,000 BTU, it has been working fine up until Tuesday night. The pilot light is on. I replaced the gas control valve, I know it has limit switches should I replace them all or ...
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Gas furnace air is cooler (but NOT COLD) during bitter cold days - why?

I have a Lennox central gas furnace. It is only about 3 years old, and was on the very high end of the models available in terms of energy efficiency and such. I sprung for a more expensive model ...
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What temperatures are normal in this area of my furnace?

Please see the attached picture and pay attention to the "temperature dial" in the inset With the current settings the gas burner cycles like this -limit temperature 200F -at that temperature the ...
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Very old furnace- I need a technician to inspect it-What would be a good check up list?

First of all you should know that this is about a 25 years furnace that is very simple and that if nothing is wrong with the heat exchanger it should last forever since, IMHO, the parts are very ...
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How much energy will continuously running a furnace fan use?

We have a bi-level (tri-level? There's a small entry way and utility room, then an upstairs living area and master bedroom and a downstairs living area with bedrooms) in mid-Michigan. The downstairs ...
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With registers fully open I have unbalanced air flow upstairs vs downstairs

Upstairs the airflow is OK Downstairs I have 4 registers. Three out of four have very weak air flow while the fourth one is blowing like hell Is the problem in the furnace or in the air ducts?
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Asbestos in my furnace closet - should I get rid of it?

I have a home built in 1958 with a closet inside the house that contains the furnace. When the house was constructed this closet was lined with asbestos as a safety measure. How dangerous is it for my ...
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What is wrong with my gas furnace?

Note: the below was solved. It was a loose wire between the controller and the gas valve (the white wire on the diagram) This is about an old UltraMax Olsen HCS2 81AD gas furnace it looks like this ...
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Is it safe to use an HVAC system even though the duct wrap contains asbestos?

In our rental house the furnace ducts are very dirty. We brought an expert to clean it, but he said he just won't do it because the tape around the ducts (in the attic) is probably asbestos. After ...
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How can I test whether my furnace issue is the limit switch or the thermostat?

I suspected this issue during the winter and confirmed it now in the summer. Regardless of the temp in my home, the blower motor runs non-stop. In the winter this must have been causing my home to got ...
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Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle wires on Furnace Pressure Switch makes it work — should I replace Switch?

My Furnace (a Rheem Criterion II Gas Furnace - model RGLH-07EAMGR) has had a problem for a while that we've just been living with but I can finally afford to do something about it. What happens is ...
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Why won't my furnace turn off?

My furnace is running OK and heating the house. The problem is that I have the thermostat set to 66°F and it does not turn off when it reaches that temperature. I can turn it off manually at the ...
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Why does my pilot light keep going out?

My furnace pilot light keeps going out so I changed the thermalcoupler now the furnace will come on and heat up to the degree set on my thermostat, then the pilot goes out and the furnace will not ...
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How do I get the main furnace blower to come on when the wood burner furnace calls for heat?

I need to know how to wire the gas furnace blower to come on when the wood burner's blower kicks on.
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Heating system won't blow warm air

Turn my heat on via the thermostat. My oil fed burner kicks on and is lit up (heat is being made). The system is sucking in air to feed the system. Only problem is hot air never makes it out the ...
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Why does my furnace need frequent power resets?

I have a NOMA Programmable thermostat attached to my furnace. The set point is usually around 21 degrees, and the room temperature is reading around 17 degrees. The furnace is not coming on. ...
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Where's the C terminal on my boiler control?

The new thermostat I purchased doesn't run on batteries, and needs 24 volt power. I have only a red and a white wire connected between the boiler and the thermostat, but there is also a third, unused ...