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My room gets stuffy and hot [closed]

I'm in a small bedroom and as soon as it gets hot, the room instantly gets stuffy. Even my 2 fans and opening the window, doesn't barely help. I'm gonna get an ac soon, so will that help? Any tips?
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Heat pump failed to work in aux/emergency mode? [closed]

I am selling my house, and the buyers just had the inspection performed. The inspection report showed that “the heat pump failed to work in auxiliary/emergency mode” and needs to be repaired. Can ...
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Water Heaters in Parallel on opposite side of house

We have 2 40 gallon electric Water heaters in Parallel on opposite sides of house. The amount of hot water we are getting from shower time for example leads me to believe we are only getting 40 ...
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Boiler Heat -3 Zones, 1 won't shut down when reaches temperature

I have a tri-level home, 3 zones with 3 individual thermostats. This is a pretty old school system. The home was built in 1969. The mid level seems to run constant, even when the thermostat is turned ...
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Basement Finishing Heat/AC

So I have a 28ftx25ft basement wide open basement that i'm looking to frame and finish and need to make some choices on heat and cooling. For heat I have the extra BTUs on my furnace to run a second ...
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Would it work to have a pellet furnace with heat pump AC on same duct trunk?

Here is the idea. I would like to have my heat pump trunk tied to my new pellet furnace for effective heating throughout the house in the winter with a fraction of the energy usage. And then close off ...
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Would an automatic bleeder resolve condo heat problems?

Please bear with me as I am trying to help a senior citizen with no heat for over a week in NJ. She lives in an old (built 1966) multiple unit apartment condo where each unit is individually owned. ...
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How to improve heat distribution of enclosed log burner

I have seen fans that sit on top of log burners to help distribute the heat of a log fire. My log fire is enclosed (built in with marble above) like the middle pic on the bottom row of this screenshot,...
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Is this crack actually on the heat exchanger? I thought the coils were the heat exchanger. Is this crack a cause for concern? Need a new system?

I discovered this crack while checking for any signs of trouble in my furnace. I thought the coils in the photo were the heat exchange system and I don't know if that strip with the crack in it means ...
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I have an Rinnai boiler/water heater, one zone. It worked well for 2 years and then began errors

Got E: 140 heat exchanger overheating. The propane company came out and replaced the internal circulator 2 weeks ago. Last night same error. they replaced it again but it still didn't work and they ...
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Does a bedroom without ventilation violate code?

I have a bedroom that has no heat/air vent. The room is approximately 120 square feet. Is this a code violation (I live in Utah) and how necessary is it for me to have at least one vent?
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Why does my indoor blower shut down 5 min after when I turn to heat mode?

I have a Tempstar Heat pump system and starting this year I went to heat mode. Heat pump comes on along with the indoor blower. 5 min later the indoor blower will turn off but heat pump remains ...
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Heat Pump - Air Handler circulates when using emergency heat

I have a Bosch Heat Pump that was installed this past summer with a Resideo thermostat. When I try to run my fossil fuel heat source (baseboard forced hot water), it turns the fan on to circulate air....
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How to route PEX/PERT tubing for cast iron radiator system in ceiling [closed]

I'm in the process of building a basement apartment. Our home's hot water radiant heating system consists of a gas-powered boiler and cast iron radiators. It's a closed system with 18 radiators. The ...
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Backyard gate not closing [closed]

With excessive heat this summer our backyard gate seems to have expanded and not closing. I'm requesting suggestions if I can do anything to fix it or is replacement the only solution.
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How can I prevent my metal building from reflecting heat toward my patio?

I have a metal shop behind my house about 20 feet away. This side of the shop is unshaded. The heat reflecting off of it is making my back porch unbearable. What can I use to stop the reflecting heat?
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What is the exterior temperature of the wood in a barrel sauna?

I have a cedar AH barrel sauna with a Harvia 6kw heater that has not been connected yet. I am looking to add a "rain jacket" / waterproof tarp but am concerned about flammability of tarps. ...
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A plastic tube in my dishwasher which I believe is used to send water to the top rack, flung out during a cycle, melted, now the bottom rack is stuck

I tried removing it till I realized, it melted a line through it, is now stuck on the heating element, and the way where I would pull it out cooled off and reformed so i can’t pull it out.
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Are GE THQP slimline breakers more susceptible to heat build up compared to a normal sized THQL breaker?

Should I be concerned at all about heat build up on a GE 50 amp THQP breaker I'm having installed for a 50 amp outlet? My panel uses all THQP breakers except for the bottom two slots. I only ask ...
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Can this upper vent be covered?

can this upper vent be covered/removed? This is a wood fireplace, that we plan on using. There is also a hole in the right side of the fireplace. We plan on putting a large post/shelf where this vent ...
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Can abruptly turning the main power switch to a heat pump off while running in cool mode damage the unit?

My heat pump was running on Cool for air conditioning when the power valve outside was switched off. The fan kept running but the cooling element wasn’t working. I noticed the problem when the ...
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Can I retrofit new radiant electric heat using existing wiring from the old baseboard wiring?

I am removing two baseboard heaters in a 12x10 room,and have two 120v quiet warmth radiant heat mats laid. I’d like to know if I can use the old wiring if I change the old thermostat to a quietwarmth ...
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Calculating heating specification in a new extension (UK)

I am calculating the required specification of the heating components in a single-story extension @ 31m² in the South-East of England (in-land). I've used several online "BTU" radiator ...
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Do heat pump water heaters need to connect to outside for any reason?

My roommate is considering a heat pump water heater, but the HOA doesn't allow a lot of connections on the outside of the house, so we were wondering what connections are necessary. I heard it's ...
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The affects of heat on the tree inside the house

The tree , if you use a tree as the only support and the tree runs through the treehousefrom bottom to top and sealed in , how does winter heat affect the tree ?
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North-East facing room - Gets too hot - Suggestions required to keep my room livable

I am in the hottest part of Southern California. My room is North-East facing and in summer when it is usually 115 F outside, my room gets really unlivable - live it is 95 F inside the room despite ...
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Heat pump stops operating too early

We have an Amana heat pump model ASZ140301. According to the manufacturers specs it's supposed to provide heat down to minus 5 celsius. I was installed about 4 years ago but has never run when the ...
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Dryer not producing heat

I have an older style whirlpool gas dryer. It’s not producing any heat. I hear it click every 2-3 minutes like a switch is being flicked, almost sounds like when you press a pilot light switch. It’s ...
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Will a clothes dryer vent pipe get hot enough to ignite Tyvek if they are touching?

It’s a small exterior closet type enclosure. The studs have Tyvek attached then cement board nailed off to that on exterior. The dryer vent pipe goes out of wall but the fin on first elbow hits tyvek ...
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Replacing heat only thermostat

I have a two wire standard thermostat, RH & W It is heat only for my downstairs area and has a zone valve. To my boiler the RH wire goes up to the zone valve and the W wire is going to R location ...
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Understanding heatflow, minisplit vs. open stairwell

Still getting used to the minisplit heat-pump HVAC (well, HAC) system I put in a few years ago, along with improving the house's insulation. One of the differences I'm noticing from when I was heating ...
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Is 80k btus enough for this 1850 square foot house?

I live on boarder of 5 and 6 heat zone and when temp gets around 0-10 degrees furnace has a hard time to reach 66 degrees, it will only get to 60. House is 1850 square feet plus a basement that has a ...
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Heat loss through window vs. holes

I'm renovating an old house, and I need to prioritize my work. Let's say we have three heat losses to be compared: an old 2,00 x 1,00 meters single glazed window a recent 2,00 x 1,00 meters window, ...
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Circuit breaker tripping when heat kicks off [closed]

Why is my 70 amp circuit breaker trip periodically when my furnace blower motor kicks off?
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How can I heat my home further when circuit breakers are already tripping?

I live in a 70-something year old home that has temperature control issues. It has baseboard heating powered by natural gas through most of the house, but on a day like today with external ...
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Thermostat is not starting furnace using Taco sr502

I have a taco sr502 (2-zone switching relay). At the thermostat, there is no power when I hooked up a voltage meter to the red & white thermostat wires. No heat or ac is turning on. There is a ...
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How to heatproof an eastward sliding glass door

I have an eastward facing sliding glass door in my bedroom. During the morning, the beating California sun cooks the room, raising it to 80-90 degrees F (26-32 Celsius) by 9 AM. While the blinds don't ...
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Will higher BTU A/C inverter not work in room that needs 18K BTU?

I currently have a 12,000 BTU TGM A/C inverter in my room. Whenever a technician goes for maintenance, they tell me that a 12k BTU is too small, based on size. I haven't changed it because it worked ...
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Choosing Where to Place Forced Air Wall Heaters

I have a small home ~800 sq ft in a mountain climate that gets quite cold in the winters (10s-20s F in the day in the winter). I already have a pellet stove but the other existing heat comes from two ...
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What is an effective method for reducing heat from a bitumen roll roof?

I have simple bitumen roll roof with additional insulation, no air pocket space, no nothing and heats up a lot in summer. I have been considering either heat reflective paint or installing solar ...
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Need way to Vent Heat out of Vaulted Ceiling in top floor Condo in Colorado

I live in a top floor condo with a vaulted ceiling. The high vertical wall of the vaulted ceiling backs onto an attic area accessed from outside the condo. There are NO vents and 2 poorly working ...
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Insulating a wooden shed to provide strong heat rejection

I'm getting a large new shed built in my garden and I'd like to insulate it to make it a bit more comfortable to work in. The shed comes with stud framework on the walls, so my plan is to use OSB to ...
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Why do wirenuts overheat & melt?

A normal blue wirenut is shown in the bottom left corner. The large red wire powers a heat pump evaporator and its fan. The arrow points to a melted blue wirenut. What cause wire nuts overheat?
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Thermostat running past set temperature of heat

Heat keeps running after it reaches set temp. I have replaced the system with a new Honeywell (non-programmable) Thermostat. (I even tried that twice). Replaced the Fan Relay as well. Maintenance ...
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How to wire a 2 stage heat pump with gas furnace

I bought a new house last year and this is the first winter I've been in it. It have a gas furnace that we've been using as the only heat source. The other day, I went to clean the condensor coils and ...
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Honeywell hz322 heat pump with aux heat

I get heat and aux separately but not together. I checked the 322 and it's calling for both, but only heat light is on. I only have w1 wired... Is this the problem? I see is says to tie w1 and w2 ...
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Screwing in to an HVAC vent

I'm trying to mount a sliding barn door in a room. It has five holes in the rail for the lag screws to screw in to. One of the five holes is directly over an HVAC vent that leads to the upper floor - ...
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Window Insulation Kit, how much temperature increase?

I am looking to buy a window insulation kit. How much temperature increase would it cause? I live in an area where it goes 45 degrees Fahrenheit during the winters. https://www.amazon.com/3M-Indoor-...
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Best material to protect concrete outdoor retaining wall from BBQ/pizza oven built onto it

Note - I've read Should I insulate my pizza oven between the firebrick base and concrete? and Will a slab poured with mortar stand up to service under a pizza oven? but they aren't rerally what I need....
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Can I slow the formation of cracks in a furnace by running lower temperatures?

Just had a tech out today. Gas pressure was up way higher than it should have been so he reduced it (he said it was a 7 something and it should've been 3.4?). CO detectors not going off but they are ...
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