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XL 90 Trane fan not starting

i have a trane xl 90 . tried turning on heat for the first time this fall. everything works good till its time for the blower motor to come on, then it shuts down and waits a few minutes and starts ...
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How much electricity does a thermostat consume?

I live in a condo and the heat is supplied by a gas furnace located in the building. Heat is included in my condo fee but I'm wondering if turning on the thermostat uses any electricity and how much?
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Outdoor Outlet switch for Heat Cable

I will be replacing my Heat Cable on my roof. Currently we have to plug it in manually when we want it to 'run'. This isn't a big deal but is annoying. I'm not to interested in the sensors, i'd just ...
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Gas / baseboard heating should be on but it's not — how to investigate?

This is my first Winter in this house and I've just realized that I can't make the heat turn on. The home has natural gas heating and baseboard vents. There's no A/C or other units; just baseboard ...
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Help me understand the advantage of insulating the attic roof?

If the attic floor is well insulated, help me to understand why there's an additional advantage in terms of reducing loss of heat exchange in the main room area. Why would my unit likely run less ...
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Can a built-in grill sit on granite, or does it need to be in a stainless steel jacket?

I bought a built-in grill for my outdoor kitchen, and I'm scratching my head now that it is time to install it. I have read that it is important not to set the grill up on flammable materials, that ...
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Trane Weathertron Stat to Honeywell RTH2510

I have a Trane Weathertron thermostat thst I am replacing with a New Honeywell RTH2510. This is a heat pump with auxiliary electric heat. The wires on the Tran thermostat are. R, T, O, G, Y, B, X2 ...
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Kenmore Dryer Won't Heat

I have a Kenmore dryer that won't heat. Here's what I know: 240 voltage comes into dryer. Checked wires inside where power connects. Thermostat, high limit thermostat, heating element, and fuses ...
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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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Thermal Energy Storage heat loss coefficient

What I am looking for? I am trying to find a source which is stating typical heat loss coefficient of a thermal energy storage or a buffer tank. Problem Most of the resources I've found so far, ...
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What happens when there is no heat demand?

What happens when there is no heat demand? By heat demand I mean there is no demand for space heating or domestic hot water. Is the water inside the pipes still flowing? Is this why bypass valves ...
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3 zone boiler heat, one zone is too hot

I have a 3 zone boiler heat system, one t-stat for each floor. It's worked fine for years except twice in the past few months. The first time I was out of town and my wife called and said the upstairs ...
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What profession/company is specialized in home air leaks?

We have purchased a condo a couple of years ago. We had it inspected by a pre-purchase-home-inspetor company as it is the common thing done around here. We live near Montreal in Canada, where it can ...
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Why is my heat pump blowing cold air?

Two days ago our heat pump start putting out cold air and it's 30 degrees outside. We changed to emergency heat, but we don't know what is wrong. On regular heat it blows cold air. On emergency heat ...
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Which Transformer for 220v to 24VAC for Heating Smart Thermostat

I have a 220V electric baseboard heating system which is controlled by a 24 VAC 2 wire thermostat (RH, W). There is a 220V to 24VAC relay in the circuit from the thermostat to the heating system. I ...
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Optimizing heating in a heat-pump + electric resistive system

Outside, I have a LENNOX 13hpx-036-230-17 compressor: Inside, the air handler is a LENNOX CBX25UH-036-230-1: The air handler lists 36,000 BTUH cooling capacity, with r410a at 450psi, cust part # ...
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Furnace keeps kicking off and on

My furnace runs for a few min then flickers and shuts off and then the system recycles and it fires back up and the process repeats over and over and over etc....
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How to prevent heat loss over a recessed light?

I have a recessed light installed in a sloped ceiling - no attic space over it. On a cold morning when there is frost or snow on the roof and I stand outside the house, I can see a warm spot directly ...
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On a Marley baseboard electric heater 2500 does it matter what wire connects to what wire of a dial thermostat?

An electrician friend of mine told me to get a Marley 2500 heater, and I was wondering if there's any specific order to connect wires to outside of no crossing color paths outside of the heater itself?...
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Heat shield for pantry cabinet?

The wonderful designers of my kitchen installed a tall (oak) pantry cabinet next to the range. I am concerned that this is a fire hazard. Is there anything I can do to mitigate the heat from the ...
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How to add extra 24VAC wire (C wire) [duplicate]

I have recently bought a Honeywell rth9580 programmable WiFi thermostat. Unfortunately I have old electric heating/cooling system probably from 70's. The system is based on two relays (I guess ...
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Can dryer vent touch ABS pipe?

I am installing a dryer vent (using rigid aluminum vent). The vent will be running along the same path as a 1.5" ABS pipe (which is used as drain vent, so no water flows through it). Would it be a ...
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What should we do about asbestos tape on heat ducts?

My daughter just had a home inspection of a home from 1900 and there was asbestos tape noted on the seams of the duct work. What should we do? And I am assuming it is not only on the visible ducts. ...
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Are there optimal positions for A/C and heat register grills to be facing?

I noticed a while ago that some of my A/C and heat register grills are facing the walls and not the room (the insides of the curves on the grills face the walls) in some rooms but not in others. My ...
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How to insulate roof from heat (sunlight)

I'd like to insulate roof which is over my flat in 4 store building. MY flat is the last one and every summer is a killer for me as about for 1 month a year I have constant temperature of 30 Celsius. ...
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Why is it so cold downstairs?

My house has a concrete slab foundation and the floor in the kitchen and living room is all tile. It is always freezing downstairs in the winter and I'm wondering if this is due to the floor or maybe ...
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One shower runs out of water in 7min.. Other stays hot forever!

I live in an apartment complex where the rooms/bathrooms are identical, and there is one gas water heater for each unit. My shower will stay hot as long as I want it to, but my roommate has to rush ...
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How can I heat up my apartment to kill bedbugs in Southeast Asia?

I have a bedbug problem in my apartment and I want to fix it myself with heat. (I do not want chemicals sprayed around.) Apparently, getting a room to 140 degrees for two hours is sufficient to kill ...
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Thermal Mass Puzzle I Can't Figure Out

I live in Los Angeles and have 2 units on my property. I use the front one as my office. I had the floors done years ago and thought I would get tile and have a subfloor of cement put in so that I ...
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PEX Pipes running along Ceiling on Inside Wall

My landlord fixed a leak from the baseboard heating system using a plumber who decided to run the red [guessing PEX pipes] from the water heater/boiler to the baseboards along the ceiling. The pipes ...
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On a true 60 amp 240 volt circuit will each side of the breaker carry more than 30 amps if required?

If my distribution panel on my boat is wired 240 v 60 amps max and there are many 120 v 15 a circuits, if one side of the 120 v panel starts to draw more than 30 a, will the breaker compensate by ...
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Can I use a chest freezer in an unconditioned garage which often gets very hot and humid?

Do I have to do anything special to use a chest freezer in a garage in Florida which often gets very hot and humid?
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How do you troubleshoot a baseboard heater that is not heating up?

I have baseboard heat and we are not getting heat on one room. Can't bleed air from the baseboard itself. How do I troubleshoot the issue?
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can i safely turn on my heat with my water not turned on in my house

i just moved into a hous3e and my water wont be turned on until next week but its cold in my house. I was wondering is it safe to turn my heat on. i have radiator heaters and i think they run off ...
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Gas furnace air is cooler (but NOT COLD) during bitter cold days - why?

I have a Lennox central gas furnace. It is only about 3 years old, and was on the very high end of the models available in terms of energy efficiency and such. I sprung for a more expensive model ...