Questions tagged [furnace]

The furnace is part of an HVAC or central heating system used to generate heat. Typically this is done with gas, a heat pump, or an electric element. For hot water and radiator based heating, use the boiler tag.

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Lennox G20 furnace

I was reading about using the T terminal for the C wire for internet thermostat. I have different wiring Thermostat Furnace RC R W. W Y Blank Rh T G. G ...
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how to insulate attic that contains high-efficiency furnace?

We have an older home with a separate high efficiency furnace for the second floor. It sits on a floored area of the attic. We have virtually no insulation and I've gotten various recommendations ...
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Goodman furnace starts after turning on / off 7 times

I have a Goodman furnace from 2000 has been running great until recently it does not seem to cinc with thermostat. when you shut unit down and turn back on it will go through all motions of starting ...
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furnace wont kick in

My furnace seems to work intermittently. overnight its seems to stop... i have checked the thermostat and it shows says it is heating. fan is on auto, but nothing coming out. when i turn heat to off, ...
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coleman gas heat only furnace,

When heat comes on, furnace runs for about 8 mins then cycles off. When the heat clicks off I get a switch open code from the board. While the furnace is running I get a normal operation code. As soon ...
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Furnace Blower fan doesn't start

I have a keeprite high efficiency furnace that Was a part of my new house. It's 2016. The Honeywell thermostat is set at 23 deg C. This is what happens when the temperature is below the cut-off I ...
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Is a side-vented furnace the same as a high-efficiency furnace?

I'm replacing the thermostat in my home and there is a separate step for "high-efficiency furnaces that are greater than 90% efficiency" I have a furnace that is power side-vented with a PVC pipe. Is ...
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Thermostat for my furnace has no power during fan-off delay?

I have an older Tempstar 5000 furnace and a newish Honeywell wifi thermostat. The furnace works fine and the thermostat appears to be wired correctly (4 wires including C wire) but for some reason, ...
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Framing distance around chimney in basement

I'm in the process of trying to air seal my basement. During the process I pulled out some fiberglass insulation that was shoved on each side of my masonry chimney in the ceiling where it enters the ...
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Heil furnace high efi 2000

I have a Heil gas furnace as back up/ heat pump. When the temp gets below 40 degrees the furnace kicks in as set, but runs a short cycle, burners kick off and power to the thermostat is cut off but ...
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Furnace keeps going out during cold periods, needs procedure to reset

I have had a reoccurring problem with my Rheem gas hot air furnace. Model# RGVC 07EA ER and SER #KN5D1041F47889671. This is a 28 year old furnace that is a horizontal attic mounted furnace. I have had ...
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Suburban SF-30 RV furnace has trouble lighting when it is cold

I have a Suburban SF-30 furnace in my camping trailer. It runs most week days during the winter so it gets a lot of use. I have been noticing for a while that it struggles to light. It seems the ...
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Furnace Ignitor Ticking Continuously

My furnace is a Carrier 58GS075. It seems to cycle correctly: Igniter sparks and ignites* 20-30 second pause. Main burners are opened and ignite. 30-60 seconds and blower turns on. Remains on until ...
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Is inlet pipe required for a 95v furnace

In mid 2015 we got a 95v American Standard furnace. After a year, we got inspection done which was required for warranty. The inspection guy said No intake pipe is ran at all. Unit must have an intake ...
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Goodman gas furnace limit switch opening, blower only runs with a/c

I apologize in advance for some of my incorrect terminology. My father has a 2004 Goodman GMH80904BN gas furnace with a/c. The a/c has functioned properly all summer here in Ohio, we have recently had ...
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Installing new thermostat without a C wire. Can I use my heater/R wire instead? Random 13V as well

I'm installing a thermostat, but I don't appear to have a C wire. My old thermostat had R/RH,Y,G,and W. It's an AC system that was setup before I got here. The actual AC unit is a long way away and ...
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Building a deck - can I extend the side wall vent of my propane furnace underneath it?

I'm building a low deck outside of my house, and the vent wouldn't have a 1ft clearance. Deck extends about 7ft out from the house. Would it cause any problems if I were to extend the vent's 2inch ...
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Honeywell VR8300A3500 Single Stage Heat Gas Valve to Ecobee3 with C wire

Hey everyone have a quick question regarding a honeywell VR8300A3500 Single Stage Heat Gas Valve and the introduction of a Ecobee3 wifi enabled thermostat with a "C" wire. just want to make sure i am ...
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Asbestos? What do you think?

I originally thought so, but now I'm not so sure. Thoughts? It was located around HVAC vents.
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Nordyne furnace doesn't start at all (model gl1ra 090c-12b 903785GA)

What are the reasons this model furnace won't start at all anymore. No sound when I flip the on switch. I already tried replacing the ignitor and that didn't work. Thank you for any help!
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My furnace has a C - common wire but air conditioner uses it - how to hook up smart thermostat?

I bought an ecobee3 smart thermostat which requires the C wire. At my furnace there is no circuit board but there was a diagram and I was able to locate the C - common wire, but it seems to be used ...
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What could cause the blower of a Coleman furnace to come on all by itself?

I have a Coleman furnace in my mobile home. It was really hot today and the furnace blower came on all by itself. It has ran for 7 hrs. and wont shut off. How do I fix this and what is the problem?...
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Limit switch failure

My XL80 trane failure! Limit switch SWT1258 fails at least twice a year now, first one lasted 10 years and then all replacements only last 3 to 10 months. Seems the switch is used too much but air ...
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Would a frozen water pump hose for a furnace make the furnace run all the time?

Water pump for furnace and the water run to outside wall, the water hose was blocked and pump motor was dead. Can this cause the furnace (fan) run all the time cost more electricity.
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Why does my furnace only heat up to a certain temperature?

Why does my furnace only heat up to a certain temperature, then it stops heating the home? My programmable thermostat is set to go up to 70 degrees (to heat the home) and for some reason when it ...
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Can a full expansion tank prevent the furnace from going on?

Woke up this morning and the furnace wasn't working. The furnace is relatively new, and there appears to be a small amount of water dripping from the top of the expansion tank. I know that the ...
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Why won't my furnace turn off after replacing the igniter?

My igniter on my Frigidaire furnace went out. before replacing it I reset a limit switch that set off. I changed the ignitor and everything works, however now the thermostat is not shutting it down at ...
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Replaced Thermostat, Furnace worked for 1 cycle now blows cold

Hello I just replaced my old White-Rodgers thermostat because it just wasn't working consistently (sometimes it would turn on the furnace, but mostly it wouldn't). I swapped it with a White-Rodgers ...
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Why won't my my furnace stop running unless I shut it off at the breaker?

I can't get my furnace to shut down unless I turn off the breaker. Why is this happening, and how do I fix it?
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Why would a gas furnace shut down after 20-30 seconds?

I have an 18yo Lennox gas furnace (Modle 23G89). It starts and runs for 20-30 seconds then shuts off. The light blinks in a steady state- no code. Then I removed the filter to guarantee a clogged ...
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How to clean carbon build-up on Honeywell whole house air purifier made of aluminum?

Bought a house recently that has a Honeywell F300 whole electric house air purifier/cleaner. The cell's aluminum fins have a black baked-on dust that I expect is preventing the unit from working as ...
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Testing the exhaust of a natural gas furnace?

I recently had maintenance performed on my natural gas forced-air furnace. During this maintenance, the technician went outside and used an electronic handheld device with a wire-attached probe to ...
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Furnace reset problem

I have a new Goodman high efficient furnace model number GMH950703BXAG1. And this is the problem I'm having now: Turn on the furnace power (after ~1 hour off) Turn on the thermostat with Temp setting ...
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Would a radiant barrier help stop this heat transfer?

Using my nifty thermal camera, I discovered that my furnace closet's combustion air duct (visible in this question) is getting really hot when the attic heats up, and then (being sheet metal) it ...
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How can I install a furnace register in a kitchen-cabinet toe kick?

I'm planning to install new kitchen cabinets. I'll be covering up the kitchen's existing sidewall diffuser with new cabinets, so I'd like to relocate it to a new register in the toe kick of the sink ...
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Why won't a NEST that shares control of a furnace with a conventional thermostat turn on the heat?

I have three floors in my home. The bottom floor has its own gas furnace and the 2nd and 3rd floors share another gas furnace. Everything was working great until I added a NEST to the first and ...
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How should I shut down a woodburner that is attached to an electric furnace for the night?

I have a Monarch Add-A-Furnace wood burner connected by ductwork to my Armstrong Air electric furnace. I use the wood burner when it gets really cold outside, but shut it down at night because I do ...
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What's causing my draft inducer to stay on?

I have a new, 3-year old, high-efficiency, gas furnace in my home. I recently realized that my draft inducer, which normally kicks on before the burners and before the main blower, is not stopping. ...
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How can I clean out the pressure switch port at the inducer housing on a Lennox G40UH furnace?

I have a Lennox G40UH(x) furnace, but the gas does not ignite, because water may have entered the system while raining, or the the pressure switch port at the inducer housing has just to be cleaned. ...
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Furnace failing intermittently, is it a faulty furnace pressure switch?

Furnace info Type: York Stellar Plus (HE down-flow condensing) Model number: P2UDD12N09501C Problem My furnace is intermittently failing, i.e. it stops producing heat. When it fails, the induction ...
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Temperature in Condo hotter than thermostat setting- Gas Furnace

I recently bought my first place (a condo) and I have a gas furnace. The thermostat is set for 72 and most of the time it seems to be following this alright but periodically even though the thermostat ...
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How should I know if my humidifier work?

I have a Aprilaire 600 Humidifier installed in my basement, as per the manual it should automatically kick off when the lack of humidity is detected. It didn't seem happening. After I adjusted the ...
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Furnace Troubleshooting- Inconsistent Error Codes

My American Standard furnace ("Standard" Model, year 2003, 12 or 13 SEER) gave an Error Code 2 when first turned on- "External lockout, retries or recycles exceeded." (4 fail to ignite cycles ...
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Furnace Blower Motor fan hums but wont start

Furnace Blower Motor fan hums but wont start until I turn it by hand, then it runs fine. What should I check?
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Trane XL1200 furnace not heating

I have an older Trane XL1200 gas pack furnace/AC. I just tried to turn on the furnace and nothing happened. Looking at the control board the led code told me it was a pressure switch problem. The ...
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AC being turned on when calling for humidity

My newly installed Skuttle HSP2000 steam humidifier, controlled by a Generalaire GFX3 humidistat and wired to a Lennox G40UH-48B-090-14 is turning on the AC when being called for humidity. I've ...
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Ruud furnace keeps blowing 24 VAC 2 Amp fuse within 12 hours

Help! 20 year old Ruud 90 Plus condensing gas furnace with JCI G961DAJ-2401 controller keeps blowing its 24V AC 2 Amp fuse. I tightened the wires, nothing looks wrong. I measured the current for each ...
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intertherm nordyne furnace pilot light keep blowing off

I have a thermordyne standard gas valve furnace model number M1GB 090A AW. I had this problem for almost 4 years, the pilot light will get blown out after one or two runs, and I have to relight it. ...
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How to newly wire furnace condensate pump that contains a safety switch?

I would like to replace my current Little Giant furnace condensate pump that has no safety switch with the Little Giant VCMA-15ULS, 65 GPH Automatic Condensate Removal Pump w/ Safety Switch - SKU ...
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Which professional should I call for leak coming down the furnace exhaust flue?

During heavy downpours, especially ones when windy, water would begin to trickle and drip from the outside surface of the exhaust flue in the basement. Not sure how long this has been going on since ...