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How can I get better HVAC airflow?

I recently purchased my house which was a new construction. Several of the vents are getting poor airflow but the installation company simply said it was normal but I suspect otherwise. I recently ...
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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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Will electric in-floor heat be adequate in a converted barn?

I'm thinking of buying a single-level barn conversion. It doesn't have any gas supply & has electric underfloor heating installed without any other heat source. As far as I'm aware it's installed ...
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Why would a 240v line voltage thermostat have a blank display?

In a bathroom I have a single 500w 240v electric baseboard heater, and AUBE/Honeywell TH305 digital line voltage single pole thermostat. I noticed yesterday, that the display had gone blank. A quick ...
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Wood stove and heat pump combo

I am contemplating the following design: A house has a primary electric heat pump heating setup consisting of an outside heat pump, inside air blower and all the duct work that distributes warm air ...
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Using regular water heater for hydronic radiators

My house is old and has radiator heat, which is heated by a gas furnace from which the hot water is pumped through 7 radiators and back in. Hypothetically, and by no means would I ever want to do this ...
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What type of air filters are these? Are they any good?

I'm pretty sure these air filters have been in the house for 30+ years. I'm not sure what type of filters they are. Are they disposable or can you clean them? Are they efficient at all?
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Central Heating water system HELP

I have one pump at my central system at home on the line returning to the boiler, the pump is [Grundfos ups 32-80 180], i have no problem in the boiler itself and the water reaches the temperature set ...
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Can i use a water heater as my source for the in floor Pex tubing system?

I installed Pex tubing in concrete in 2 areas, both garage floors. I have been told 2 things.... one is that it will require a boiler, two, that a hot water tank will do the job. Cost is a huge factor ...
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Is there any problem with installing underfloor heating and wood flooring?

I have planned to renovate my home.I want to install underfloor heating system of Airdex for my home.I am planning to go with wooden flooring as well so will I face any kind of problems in future ...
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How to block baseboard (water heated)?

I live in an apartment complex where my water baseboard heating is 100% controlled by the complex staff. This year has been particularly tough, as it's been very warm since winter started and even ...
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no heat coming out of the radiators

My heater is working, I just replaced the expansion tank. Thinking that was the problem and still, nothing. No heat coming out of the radiators. What can I do to fix this, my house is cold...
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How do I provide heating to a room without existing plumbing?

I have a house in the Republic of Ireland which has 2 rooms without heating. One is a Kitchen and the other is planned to be a 'breakfast' room. (all rooms are approx 5m x 3m) As can be ...
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Improving insulation on windows and preventing heat loss

Here are the images of my window (currently it's 18F/-8C outside, 74F/23C inside): Now, this condensation / ice forming gets even worse - on some days whole bottom of the window from the first ...
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Can an electric dryer be vented into a garage?

So, I have an unheated garage, but it is insulated. It maintains above freezing due to the contact with the house, but it still gets intolerably cold. I've considered routing my electric dryer out ...
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Best Way to Heat a Tri Level Home

I have a tri-level home, which is approximately 1600 sq.ft. Presently I have electric baseboard heat, with a pellet stove on the main level. I am looking to upgrade to a better, more centralized ...
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Hydronic Heating: Noisy pipes in the basement/walls

My issue is i have a natural gas boiler + hydronic heating system (two zones). It seems that after I remove air from each zones, the heating system is quiet until 12 hours later. In the early morning ...
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Bedrooms aren't being heated as well after new furnace

When my bedroom doors are closed the room is cold. We replaced our furnace about 5-10 years ago and the repair person said we didn't need as big a unit as we had before and every since then it feels ...
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Heating system is heating the radiators instead of the hot water - why?

We have a heating system with a boiler, hot water cylinder and a controller to set the timers for the heating and hot water which it then switches between accordingly. Lately, it intermittently (I ...
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Are my heat pumps using the right amount of power?

I'm trying to figure out if our two heat pumps are being power hogs and if there is something to do about it, or if they're operating normally. We bought our home recently and haven't been in it but a ...
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My house heater it works but the unit outside is not working

My house outside unit is not working at all in the winter. Should I call someone to fixed it or live with it as is? I heard it may be expensive.
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Can I run my hydronic circulator off an appliance cord in order to use it to purge air?

I have a hydronic heating system with a relatively powerful B & G circulator pump. This pump has a relay that is controlled by the furnace electronics; if there is no power to the furnace, ...
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Is it possible to add a branch to existing fireplace blower?

My fireplace has two blowers behind grates in the brick. Fans behind these lower grates mix air with heated air from behind the firebox and kick out a serious amount of heat into the room. The heated ...
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What could be wrong with my flood damaged water heater?

We have an electric water heater. The basement flooded with 2 1/2 feet of water. Now when I take a shower the water goes cold in 3 to 5 minutes. What could be wrong?
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Could condensation happen on unused heating pipe?

So I used a furnace in the old days and now I switched to heating AC. But the old pipes and radiators are still in place. I just discovered that in the corner of the room the lower pipe is very cold ...
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Is it bad to have the bottom of a baseboard heater covered?

I live in an apartment with baseboard heaters. As the temperature outside gets colder so does my apartment. The thermostat is set high enough, but it just doesn't reach that temperature. When it's ...
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single zone house with forced hot water only heating on one side

I have a single zone in my house with forced hot water only heating on one side of the house. What am I doing wrong? I have bled the pipes many times and still not heat on one side of the house
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What is the impact of a backwards connected hot water radiator?

When building a hot water heating system the plumber has connected one of the hot water radiators backwards, i.e., the loop comes in at the bottom of the radiator and leaves the radiator on the other ...
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How to simply turn heating on/off with VRT 340f thermostat?

I've just moved into a new house and it has a Valiant boiler with a VRT 340f thermostat and I have to say it is completely perplexing even after having read the manual several times! It seems ...
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2 zone oil boiler only fires burner on 1 zone

I just moved into a house that has a oil fired hot water boiler it is a cold start boiler my problem is this it has 2 zones controlled by 2 separate circulators with out zone valves zone 1 has to be ...
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Keeping heating wires secured to roof during snow removal

I have heating wires on my roof but still got bad ice dams the first winter I lived here. This caused leaking and I got my roof repaired. The 2nd year I used a roof shovel and heating elements. That ...
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Why is my oil tank so dirty on top?

I cleaned off the left side of my oil tank in this picture: My question is what caused it to get this dirty and is this normal or should I consider getting a new tank? Some notes: The rags that ...
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HVAC - hot air flowing on both zones when only 1 zone should be on

I have 2-zone forced air heating, with separate thermostats for each zone. Normally, if the thermostat in zone 1 triggers the system to go on, the heat will only blow through the vents in zone 1. ...
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Could my New Hot Water Tank be improving my Furnace

I've gone thru 2 blower motors in my furnace in 3 yrs. Techs don't know why. I purchased a New Water Tank recently and it seems strange but my furnace is working better. Usually I could hear noises ...
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No heat going to zone (baseboard)

We have a three-zone baseboard heating system. One day it became extremely hot in one of the zones on the 1st floor; it seemed as though the system was pumping hot water no matter what the thermostat ...
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Thermostat not triggering divertor valve

I'm trying to figure out what's going on with our heating system. We've had 3 different heating engineers come out and we still have problems. When I turn the thermostat up to 30c I can feel that the ...
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Heat pump blower running at different speeds during heating cycle, what is happening?

Just bought a newer home with a large Carrier Puron heat pump. Cold weather is here so we are running it. The Blower often kicks into a higher, nosier speed, near the end of the heating cycle. ...
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Is turning the heater off in absence cheaper than holding a low temperature?

Winter is coming and I live in a badly insulated flat in Germany. Outside temperatures are around 0°C at the moment. When I'm absent for a weekend, should I turn the central heating off entirely and ...
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Electric wall heater keeps tripping off. What might be the causes?

Just moved into a new house that uses in-wall electric heaters. Sooner or later, we'll be switching to a heat pump, but until then, I need these as it's getting cold. Our first floor has two heaters ...
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Actual efficiency of an old oil furnace?

We purchased a house with what appeared to be a relatively well-maintained oil furnace, about 30 years old (installed in 1984). We don't have any records of annual oil usage, or any way to find that ...
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Heating System Replacement

I'm looking for recommendations. I live in an older house that still has a steam radiator heating system. I'm currently using oil but I also have a gas line coming in the house which the stove uses. ...
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Electrical cable getting warm

I have an oil filled radiant heater that is several years old. I've tried it in multiple electrical outlets and the electrical cable on it gets hot close to the end that gets plugged in. It also feels ...
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Noisey Baseboard Heating

My house has baseboard heating from a natural gas water boiler and I am hearing some rattling when I turn on the heat at night on the 2nd floor. My house has 2 zones and I believe the issue is that ...
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Need to purge air from every radiatior?

I have a gas fired hot water central heating system. Water is circulated by two zone pumps at the furnace. There is an automatic fill valve. I recently had work done on the heating system, and the ...
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How do I wire a universal honeywell control board to a york LP gas package unit?

i bought this universal honeywell control board and I'm trying to figure out how to wire it up. I'm trying to wire it up to a York gas package unit. I have looked all over the web for pictures and ...
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Home still heating after unit is off

My wife and I just purchased our first house and we're having an issue with the house getting too warm. We usually set the thermostat to 65 while we're sleeping when the unit reaches that temp it does ...
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Hot Water Baseboard is not hot, when purging out air, very little water comes out.

The Boiler is at about 20 psi on heating pressure gauge but I'm not getting heat through the base boards. I have 3 zones fed with 3 circulating pumps, one for each zone. On the return I have 3 ball ...
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Why isn't my Lennox G26Q3/4-100-6 furnace firing up?

I replaced the batteries, does not click when it calls for heat in the thermostat. fan blows but no heat. I took off inspection door, held the safety switch in, a blue light is blinking constantly, ...
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Find the model for an unknown (non-Häger) wall thermostat?

I recently bought a house, after years in a flat. Many things are novel to me, especially the heating system. The digital thermostat is of an unknown brand, the former owner could not tell me (I ...
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Heating Not working but heating water kicks it in

My heating (gravity fed) is not coming in when the timer starts but the if the water needs heating it kick starts it. I thought it may be a thermostat issue because when I moved this to a point that ...