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Alternatives to forced hot air in-wall units

My condo came with in-wall hot air units with a fan (one for the bedroom, one for the living room). I am very unhappy with this heating system and am looking for alternatives. It is very noisy (to ...
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Return plenum too big for air handler?

I am currently in the process of changing the air handler and heat pump in my house. I am working with a friend's father who does HVAC for a living. He came over and looked at my HVAC system and gave ...
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Aquatherm - thermostat is dead. What to check?

(Thermostat: White-Rodgers 1F80-51 Heating Unit is aquatherm, XUAQ22-2, this is a heat exchanger hanging off a hot water heater, and giving us forced air heat for a 500 sqft space. Unit and ...
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Forced-air heater for old floor registers

I have an older home which used to be centrally heated by a furnace in the crawlspace, but has since been retrofitted with forced-air wall heaters: Some of the wall heaters are in inconvenient ...
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Bad gas furnace install?

I just got a high efficiency condensing gas furnace installed. I feel like it was done poorly, but I'm not sure. Some questions I'm wondering about are: Do furnaces need to be level? It is visibly ...
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How to seal joints in ductwork when tape is not an option

The duct-work in the basement for my forced air heating system has been modified at various points over its long history and as a result had quite a few leaks when I moved in recently. I used foil ...
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Why is my thermostat turning the heat on too soon?

I have recently come across an issue with my thermostat and when and how my heat comes on. My thermostat seems to be an old round Honeywell. I set my temp at 65 typically. As of last night my ...
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Which thermostat for both forced air and baseboard heating [closed]

I recently purchased a Bosch 2 stage central a.c. with a heating inverter. I have baseboard heating and but have a large and opened family room so didn't want to run more pipes. The Bosch will work up ...
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How can I reduce noise from tenants coming through my heating duct?

I live in an old house with a wood frame and forced air heating. My family lives upstairs and we rent out the bottom floor. My problem is that the sound from my tenant's bedroom travels directly into ...
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Gas Furnace only, is Y wire needed?

I have force air (propane furnace). I would like to upgrade to a new "smart" thermostat, but they didn't run a C (common) wire which is required for most of these units to run properly. I do however,...
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Forced hot air and mini heat pump

I recently bought a house and I have forced hot air currently. It works fine, the only issue I have with it is that it constant turns on and off. I've been looking into mini heat pumps and they seem ...
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How much clearance does my furnace intake need?

The furnace in our teeny tiny new house is in the most awkward corner. If there wasn't a furnace and air intake right there, we would absolutely put a coat closet in front of it. That is obviously a ...
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What is this brown stain around heat vent?

What is this brown stain around the heat vent in a 1970's home that I recently acquired? Is it rust? This is on a lino floor. It doesn't have a significantly different texture from the surrounding ...
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How to seal around ceiling duct?

We were painting our ceilings and removed the register for the central heating system. The hole is roughly cut. And I can see right through to the attic along the edges between the duct and the ...
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Fixing an unsealed drip tray

So, when my air handler was installed, it seems like they didn't even bother properly connecting the drip tray. While the blower is on, I can feel air blowing out around the drip tray (downstream/...
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Least Destructive New Heating System? Hot Water or Air?

I'm having some issues with my current steam heating system. I'd rather get it replaced with a whole new system, either forced hot water or forced air. The house was built in 1916, so I'd have to do ...
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90 degree angle in air conditioning ducts, should I avoid them?

I have forced air at my home and air ducts run pretty much straight. However I want to add bathroom in the basement and because of low ceiling hight, the main air conditioning duct has to be re-routed ...
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How to Lower the Ouptut of Oversized Furnace

Questions I would like to lower the output capacity of my furnace if possible. How can I do this? Is it worth doing, or should I just live with it? Is there an easy way? Some ideas: replace burner ...
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How do I reduce the noise from my forced air furnace?

We recently had a new forced air furnace and return installed. The unit works great, but the return (which is in an adjacent closet to the furnace closet) is quite loud. What are some solutions I can ...
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Heating zone not working when other 2 do

I have three zones of forced air/baseboard heating in my house. I had the furnace shut off for the summer and after turning it back on, two zones in the house work and one does not. Any tips on how ...
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Forced air system blowing cold air through bedroom vents, hot through the rest

I'm in a rental house for the next few months which hasn't been particularly well maintained. It does have a newish looking Goodman gas furnace, yet the gas bills seem outrageous to me ($250 per month ...
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Why is the upstairs a lot hotter in a 2 story duplex?

I've lived in my current duplex for about 5 years now and every summer, my upstairs portion of the duplex gets noticeably hotter than downstairs. I couldn't give an exact measurement but 10 degrees ...
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Should fan on heat pump be delayed turning off when system stops?

I have a heat pump system with emergency heat. I have a Honeywell RTH7600D thermostat. When the heat is running and I turn the temperature down, the system immediately stops. Isn't this inefficient ...
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Air deflectors on floor registers and cooling efficiency

I was once told by an HVAC technician to avoid using air deflectors on floor registers during the summer. The reason was that the last thing you want to do is to direct the heavier, colder air ...
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Does lowering the blower speed of a forced-air furnace lower its efficiency?

My gas furnace has two options for the blower speed: MED, and MED-HI. It had been set on the higher speed, but that was too harsh, so I lowered it to the slower speed. Does that have any impact on the ...
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What tape should I use to seal leaks in forced air heating system?

I have some of this duct tape Nashua 557 Premium Grade Flex Duct Tape. Is this the correct stuff to use to seal leaks in a forced air heating system, or is there something else I should be using? ...
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Do thermostat-controlled, auto-adjust HVAC vents exist?

The residential forced-air HVAC systems I have seen are controlled by a single thermostat in one room. One has to manually adjust the vents in order to adjust the temperature in other rooms. Is ...