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bio website JustinLove.name
location South Elgin, IL
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visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Feb 8 '11 at 18:21

Enjoy digging into problems and solving them, usually with softwrae. I help businesses cleanup inefficient processes, automating them where it makes sense. Tinker with fun software, martial arts, and a condo board.


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accepted Why would a furnace overheat with a standard density filter?
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comment Why would a furnace overheat with a standard density filter?
Consensus of HVAC people seems to be that the house has insufficient return air. The filter is just taking a bad situation and pushing it over the edge.
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comment Why would a furnace overheat with a standard density filter?
I had the ducts cleaned; in the processess the filter got switched out, and it overheated right off the bat.
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accepted Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
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comment Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
I talked to two HVAC professionals, and they both suggested closing off the vent and letting the appliances use house air.
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comment Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
The pipe is open on top. Warm air rises, and we expect the house to be warmer than the attic. So, especially when furnace isn't running (drawing air), house air will be rising into the attic.
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comment How can I increase the heating efficiency of a forced air system?
If you really want to DIY, you could probably rent a thermal camera, but when I looked it was nearly as expensive.
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comment Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
Given that the registers didn't even show up in my energy audit, I'm assuming it's mostly warm air going out.
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comment Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
I am as much concerned about heating the attic (ice dams, icicles) as using conditioned air (which of course points to (3)) Other concerns: utility room door is slated; I suppose I could replace it. Room also has my incoming water pipe, so I wouldn't want the room to get too cold.
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revised Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
Added a link to relevant information.
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comment Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
Previous question pointed to inspectapedia.com/Energy/Combustion_Air_Details.htm which seems to justify it - I'm just not happy with the solution.
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asked Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
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answered How can I increase the heating efficiency of a forced air system?