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The bigger issue is that if there are bedbugs in your apartment, the whole building is probably infested. Your best bet is probably to isolate yourself from the bedbugs and set a CO2 bedbug trap. Look into finding a new apartment.


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Electrical baseboard heaters and plug-in resistance heaters are already 100% efficient, in that 100% of the electrical energy that goes into them is turned into heat. Whether it's a ceramic heater, oil-filled radiator, or radiant heater, they all are 100% efficient. However, as you found out, even at 100% efficiency, electrical resistance heating is ...


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If you had a DMM or VOM and know how to use it, that would make diagnosis easier. However, the approach to take is to divide and conquer. Identify what component(s) are causing the signal for heat. Is it the boiler controller, the thermostat, or a defect in the wiring? I would begin by inspecting the areas where anything has changed since it last worked ...


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I dont think you will be able to effectively heat the room to 140 deg. The main problem is Insulation. Escaped heat: Your room is probably not insulated for the cold (as much as some other climates). so internally heating your room may require a large amount of source heat since much will escape. Insulation from Room Components: items such as beds, wall ...


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I always had the impression that hot water baseboard heat was the best, or the modern equivalent, radiant floor is the best. Since it does not warm by moving air, it does not dry out the room as bad as forced air. Radiant won't mess with furniture arrangements, whereas base heat may keep some items off the wall. Electric base heat and forced air may yank ...


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There's two ways to wire this up. The first method is to take advantage of the HUM terminal on the furnace control board. This terminal will supply 120 volts when the furnace is running in heat mode, so you'll have to use an additional transformer. You'll hook the primary side of the transformer to the HUM, and Neutral terminals in the furnace. Then ...


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You mean that the exhaust pipe is pointed towards the intake, with the idea that the heat of the exhaust will melt the snow? That is definitely not a good idea; you are correct that it could result in exhaust being pulled into the combustion air, which is not a good thing. It also risks making the problem worse -the exhaust air has close to 100% humidity, ...


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You might be able to do it yourself. Google for "service instructions <brand and model>" of the furnace to determine where the limit switch is located. With power disconnected, open the necessary panel(s) to assess whether it is something you would be comfortable doing. It may require removal of the blower assembly and/or reaching past sharp and ...


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I just fixed my furnace and it kept turning off and on as well. I have never seen this suggested online yet and had to find this out myself. it turned out the tube that the condensation water comes out of was frozen and blocked all the way back in the system. I had to open up the release valve near where the hose connects to the furnace to let out the backed ...



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