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Questions tagged [heating]

For general questions on heating in your home. Be sure to also include tags describing fuel source (electric-heat or gas), type of components, etc.

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Gas Furnace Hums when on Auto Heat

Gas Furnace Hums when on auto heat like as if the blower motor or capacitor where bad. However, the blower turns on and sounds good when thermostat is set to fan ON rather than Auto indicating the ...
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Best Hardwood/Laminate with warm hydronic in-floor radiant heat? [on hold]

I'm looking to replace my hardwood flooring on my main floor which I keep pretty toasty in the winter (90-95 degree surface temp). Is there a particular hardwood/laminate that resists high temps well ...
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What causes repeat trip of thermostat in dryer?

My dryer did not produce heat. After some online research, there was a solution that included pressing a small red reset button. I did this and the dryer worked for a while, but then the heat stopped. ...
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USA equivalent of European Lot 20 portable heater efficiency standard?

Lot 20 is a directive from the EU which relates to heating - all space heaters now have to comply with a minimum energy efficiency standard to reduce their consumption and emissions. Lot 20 is aimed ...
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Replacing Flame Sensor on Ruud Silhouette Furnace

I'm quite new when it comes to looking at furnaces. The furnace in my house recently started shutting off before getting to the temperature the thermostat is set to. Eventually we'd reset the whole ...
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Is there an advantage to a heater with a ceramic heating body?

My supermarket sells two heating-fans that look similar, but one of them costs twice as much as the other. The only difference I noticed is that the more expensive one says it has a "ceramic heating ...
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Four thermostats and three zone valves

I want to ask HVAC experts how to troubleshoot my floor heating system. I have a Lynx-85a boiler, pumping hot water into three zones, one per room and three zone valves. For some reason, original ...
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Valiant Boiler - 3 months old

In September I had a Valiant boiler fitted in my 2 bedroom house. It hasn’t worked properly ever since. Every time I put the heating on my pressure drops from 1.5 to 0.3 bars and I get the spanner ...
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Glow Worm Flexicom HX boiler F11, F22, F25 Error codes

This is less of a question, but more of a list of things we tried to stop the frequent F11, F22 and F25 error codes appearing on our Glow Worm Flexicom HX boiler which would stop it from functioning. ...
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Best Way to Heat a Ductless Multi-Level Home

I just bought a home and it desperately needs an update to its heating. It currently has baseboard electric resistance heaters in every room. There is no duct-work in the house. We're in cold humid ...
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Why does my furnace only work after power reset?

I’m having issues with my furnace sometimes not kicking on. I hear the furnace start, But then it will not fire. However, If I go down to the basement and flip the power switch off and on the ...
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Heated flooring under subfloor

I'm trying to make the best of a bad situation here. New (old) house + slow drain + airhead teenage daughter = flooded 2nd floor bathroom. It flooded so bad that the ceiling in my entryway ...
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Hot water (steam?) gas boiler not engaging burners, low pressure, sight glass full

At the beginning of the winter season my boiler wasn't turning on, but I got it to work by turning on the inlet valve and just letting it feed water until the gas burners kicked in. The sight glass ...
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Wiring garage heater to fit a NEMA 14-50 range plug

Living in an old farmhouse that's hard to heat, furnace quit this fall so I'm using a heat pump, space heater and electric dryer to keep the pipes/me from freezing. I'd like to use a 5000 watt 240v ...
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Bought a home, return air vents on ceiling have R19 insulation shoved in them?

Checking filters and seeing what needs to be replaced, I opened the return air grate on the ceiling and what I find inside is a hunk of R19 insulation. Seems it should be some proper return air filter ...
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How to Turn On a Wall Heater

There is this wall heater in my new apartment. This is the inside the panel. There is a hole in the middle. The bottom has a knob that only has "off" "high" and "low" modes. I cannot find ...
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banging sound from gas boiler

I have a dual-energy system set up like in figure 5/page 11 of this manual When the system switches to gas (at -12C outside temp), I'm getting a banging sound in the gas boiler at the end of the ...
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Do I need a sealant between inducer motor and flue transition on furnace?

I just replaced my inducer motor for my furnace, and have noticed there is hot gas that leaks between the flue transition and inducer motor. I can't remember what it did before the switch, but it ...
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Pilot light goes out after room heater cycles a few times

The pilot light on my room heater keeps going out. Last year I replaced the thermocouple and it worked fine. This winter after cleaning the heater I had the same issue, so I replaced the thermocouple ...
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Heating Split level

I'm surprised that I can't find more useful information on this. I have a split level home. Main floor contains living dining and kitchen. 8 stairs up to top level with 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. ...
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Why is my Heat Pump fan not turning in cold weather?

My heat comes on and you can hear the condenser unit come on as well. However the fan is not turning? The outside temp is 30 degrees? Is this normal? Can anyone share some wisdom on this? Thank ...
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Empire Heating System model FAW55IP

When the fan motor shuts off at the end of the cycle, in about 30 seconds the fan motor turns back on for 30 seconds and it does this 3 times before shutting off completely. Went thru troubleshooting ...
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Can I connect my two HVAC systems?

My house has two HVAC systems. One is in the attic and has supply and returns in the ceiling of the second floor. The other is in the basement with supply and returns at the floor of the first floor. ...
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Oil furnace wont fire up.

I have an oil furnace. I have to get it to fire up it won't light itself. But ounce I do it will run cycle turning on and off itself to get to thermostat reading. Ounce it should turn on again to keep ...
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Heating zone only partially working for gas boiler

I did all of these things: Checked the pressure and temperature, which looked OK Attempted to "purge" the area. The zone (let's call it Zone 2), was purged by opening the valve on the return. I had ...
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Baseboard heater stays on

I have four baseboard heaters in a sunroom. When I turn on the heat three heaters go on and off as expected. The fourth heater goes on but does not shut off. It is the heater farthest from the ...
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How much should I tighten the gauge on my heating oil tank?

Bought a new gauge for my heating oil tank because the previous owner installed one that was too short for the tank. The gauge came with a tiered fitting that is listed as a 1-1/2" & 2" Male NPT. ...
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Using a Radiator Space Heater to Support HVAC system

I'm looking for ways to heat my home up more efficiently. I live in a 1200 sqft home that sits on the first floor and partially in the ground. So, it gets pretty cold. I was thinking of getting a ...
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Stuck valve on heating system

I've just moved into a new house and the heating doesn't work, hot water isn't circulating. I've narrowed it down to a stuck valve on the inflow to the water pump, it seems that the valve is closed. ...
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Bubbles in water heater system

My heater stops pushing hot water through the heating loop. The symptoms can be addressed by bleeding the system which always produces a lot of air coming out. The heating works for about 24 hours ...
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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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furnace heating air inlet and outlet

I saw a diagram as below: I am confused with inlet air and outlet air. I think heating air should be all output from the vent port, why still need some inlet air? If I clogged the inlet air,what's ...
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Outdoor patio heater stops working after use

I bought one of those 8 foot patio heaters that use a 20 gallon propane tank to replace my old one. It will run fine for a couple of hours on a full tank and then behave like it is running out of gas....
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Carrier Weathermaker 8000: in heat mode, no flame and fan only turns on in fan on mode and not auto mode

model #: 58DLX090 ---- 10114 series: 100 My furnace worked until a couple days ago. Last night when I turned to heat mode and increased the temperature, nothing happened. So I took off the furnace ...
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Heating system zone is too hot

One of the 4th zones on my heating systems is getting too hot true the return line making the room very hot and enableling the thermostat to do the job.
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To reduce damp: heat or dehumidifier?

We have one room of a house which isn't much used, so we don't turn on the heating in it, or wouldn't except that it gets damp, so mold is a concern. For reducing damp, is it more efficient to turn ...
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Will increasing the temperature of my hot water cylinder's thermostat make my shower water supply last noticeably longer?

I have an unvented electric immersion heater cylinder which heats the hot water for my household. The capacity is 200L and the temperature is set to 55°C. The water heater is hard-wired to run ...
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Running two LP heaters

recently ripped out the old oil furnace that was proving to be more trouble than its worth to fix ; and went and got a 30K BTU heater, BUT its only warming up one side of the house, I plan on getting ...
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Heat an outdoor water tank to 10°C? (with an electric heater) [closed]

I have a stock tank full of water in a unheated greenhouse. The greenhouse is located east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the temperatures occasionally go down to -25degC in winter. I would ...
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Can a pilot on a furnace be on but the thermocouple still be bad?

Heat just stopped working after working 3 days ago. All circuit breakers are looking good, gas is flowing, and furnace seems to be operating fine. Pilot is on and thermocouple is holding the flame, ...
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How do I bleed a noisy radiant heat system?

I have a gas fueled (converted from oil just a few years ago) boiler in my basement with an integrated tank-less water heating system for the showers/taps/etc. The output is three zones as shown in ...
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Wood stove as auxiliary to heat pump

Existing appliances (https://i.stack.imgur.com/gvKvm.jpg) I bought a home this year and it was built in 1978. There was no disclosure statement for the house so I have no knowledge of its history or ...
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Can I reverse my heating zone?

I have a three zone hot water boiler based heating system. The boiler is currently at one end of my ranch style house. The radiators appear to be directionless (no valves or anything). One of the ...
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Carrier infinity 25vna heat pump utility curtailment

I have a newly installed infinity greenspeed hp system and the utility is trying to figure out how to control the outdoor unit in heating mode. It's my understanding that the utility sends a signal ...
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Duct tape and painter's tape to cover baseboard heater

I am having an issue of beetles and centipedes entering my apartment from under my baseboard (length of room) radiator via cracks in the foundation. Landlord is not able to send anyone out for a few ...
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Join multiple independent electrical heaters under one thermostat or one control hub

I live in an older house where each room has an electrical baseboard heater connected to its own thermostat. Is there hardware/software to control all them from one place? For example a hub with an ...
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How to wire a Taco zone valve controller with ecobee

I'm having an issue with wiring my Weil McLain gas boiler. It was wired up fine and working for a single zone. I added (2) 4 wire zone valves in. So I now have 2 zones, a Taco zone valve controller(...
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Why my baseboard heater won’t turn with new thermostat?

I have a pair of electromod basement heater. The label on each of them show them show 750/1000W. Power supply to this is 240V I am trying to replace the old manual thermostat with a progrmabale one. ...
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simple 12 volt heater

I have a small shed and a few extra solar panels (about 400 watts worth). It's a cold area and I'd like to just convert the electricity to heat. I thought maybe a dummy load would work. Basically I'm ...
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Dual Thermostats: Which wire goes where?

I have two heating systems in my house, oil and wood. I’m currently swapping out old mercury thermostats with new ones. I’ve got the wood one replaced with a newer analog one which I think is okay, ...