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The answer is no. This furnace is a non-sealed-combustion model that's meant to have combustion air circulating in the space. Since my combustion air supply is ducted into the furnace closet from the attic (exterior space, effectively), the only options are: Live with it Block off the duct and get combustion air from inside (unacceptable; the house is too ...


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I had a furnace guy come in the morning. He saw the furnace and said "Oh my god!" After two hours he decided he couldn't figure it out and they sent another guy later that day. They finally figured it out. Since a guy who works with furnaces for a living couldn't figure it out after two hours I think I never had a chance to begin with. So in the end, the ...


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Providing general wind break in the area will help. Regarding flow, you don't necessarily have to block where flow enters; you can also block the escape. I don't think it would hurt to plant some evergreen shrubs along the side of the wall and perhaps some trees around other areas of the (north) yard. A small fence around this area immediately in front of ...


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There is no doubt that a 2-stage unit will more evenly condition your space, for heating or cooling, that is what they are designed for. The full/partial compressor load capability, combined with variable fan speed commonly offered on 2-stage units, allows the unit to run for longer periods. That reduces temperature swings and would provide more even cooling ...


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its called planned obsolescence. its the modern business strategy manufactures follow. no longer is long life a selling point that means anything. if a company can double its profits by selling you a furnace twice as often as it used to, they feel thats the best model of operation. a furnace will only last as long as you wish to keep repairing it.


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I agree with everything noted by Jeff. Further to this, you should consider cutting in dampers to aid in your airflow distribution - this should be a relatively easy task. Start with the rooms where you are overcooling the most and work back from there. I would note that dampers may not help with everything -you will struggle to balance the system if your ...


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The answer will depend on how much temperature drop/rise there is inside the ducts. A two stage cooling system means that the heatpump will either drop the air return temp a little bit (stage 1 is running, half cooling) or it will drop the air temp a lot (stage two is running, full cooling). Either way the fan moves the same amount of air. In stage 1 mode ...


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I've recently had a problem with my gas water heater turning off frequently. When I called the manufacturer, they asked if I had a dryer in the same room. My answer was, "yes, the dryer sits next to the water heater in an open room of the basement." The rep said that was most likely the problem. When hot water heaters are in the same room with dryers, over ...



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