Questions tagged [heating]

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Honeywell T-10 fan will not stay on after cycle ends

I just installed a Honeywell T10 Thermostat to replace a Honeywell T5 that was professionally installed with a brand new HVAC unit four years ago. The HVAC at this home is a bit unique in that it is ...
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Likely cause of heater being stuck on?

Our house has baseboard heat that is split in to about 10 zones (one per room). A few days ago, one room (the master bedroom) has been stuck on, making the room much too hot. The wall thermostat ...
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How do I flush my forced hot water zones?

I have a weil-mclain boiler with four zones and an indirect hot water tank. How do I purge/flush each of the zones? I would guess the following: Turn off the gas and electricity to boiler and connect ...
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Heat pump air handler popping, clicking, hissing

We got a ductless heat pump system installed in the spring -- a four-zone ourdoor unit and four separate air handlers in different rooms in the house, all Mitsubishi. We didn't notice any problems ...
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Only half of my apartment electric radiators come on

I hope I am in the right to place to ask for help. I am in the UK, have a small apartment with 4 radiators. They look like they are electric (no pipes running to them). This is a relatively new build ...
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Goodman furnace only lighting for about 60 seconds then flame goes out and get error code 4

after about 30 seconds furnace lights up again then goes out again after about 60 seconds. filter is clean, air fan is blowing cool air cleaned flame sensor, pressure switch is not blocked but i dont ...
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Why would a thermostat not be able to maintain temperature in an apartment with central water heating?

I live in an apartment with central water heating and a wall mounted Honeywell T822K1034 thermostat. I've had this thermostat before, and as far as I understand it works on the principles: It has a ...
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Help with replacement for inducer motor in Furnace

My furnace (Ducane cmpe05ou3) started to make loud noises. When I inspected the propeller of the inducer motor, is was cracked. The motor is a Fasco No 702111361, P/N 20538701, 115V, 60Hz, 1.9A, RPM ...
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Older Coleman Electric Furnace Not Used

My wife's family has this older Coleman electric furnace in their mobile home that is not being used, instead they use electric space heaters. We're not sure how long the furnace has been unused or ...
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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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home heater furnace blower doesn't turn on [SOLVED]

FOR SOLUTION LOOK TO END OF POST My furnace's exact model is MMHB-077ABHR-06 ,Controller is UT-1018 I have a nordyne 7076700 gas furnace for a mobile home, and the blower never starts up when heater ...
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Heating 2 story bottom floor doesnt get warm [closed]

I live in a 2 story house when I run the heater it does not warm up the first floor,the heater is located on the second floor.
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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 does not reach desired temp

The thermostat was placed 9 months ago and the boiler was serviced at the same time. Anyway, I had the bedrooms temp held at 70 starting this morning and the maximum it got at 5 pm was 68. I turned ...
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1 of 6 radiators doesn't get hot

Situation: 5 out of 6 radiators never fail to get hot. For the 1 defective radiator, the pipe south of the valve is ice cold leading me to believe its not an issue with air in the radiator. 3 out of ...
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Why would oil-fired hydronic boiler short cycle

This is a hydronic heating system at a family member's house -- oil-fired hot water baseboards with two zones, one for each floor. The bedrooms get hot and the bathroom / dining room / living room ...
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Does this setup for controlling heating make sense?

I am tasked with optimizing the heating system of a quite large building (a cooperatively run house where four families live together in separated living areas). It currently has two gas boilers ...
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Furnace ignites sometimes but not other times

When my York gas furnace turns on, the ignitor heats up and glows red, then the gas valve turns on and I can hear gas flowing. About 50% of the time the burners ignite and the furnace runs great after ...
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What exactly controls when a gas boiler turns on?

I am tasked with optimizing the heating system of a quite large building. It currently has two gas boilers working on four separate circuits (all joined together of course when they return to the ...
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Fitting a thermostatic radiator valve head

All my radiators in the house have thermostatic valves apart from one (which is a different style of radiator so I think it was probably fitted at a later date) Looking at the photo I think the ...
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How best to move heated air within a long room

My studio is 12.5 m x 5 m wide (about 41 feet x 16.5 feet). A 7.5 kW capacity reverse-cycle air-conditioner, mounted on one of the short walls, heats the room. The ceiling of mystudio is the floor of ...
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Vermont Casting Propane Fireplace

I have a Vermont Castings Stardance millivolt unit. I recently had my thermo coupler replaced and pilot light was back. Due to this being in a rental, I never really noticed until now (about a month ...
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How to wire in-duct heat strip to geothermal unit with nest thermostat

I have installed a new in-duct heat strip for my geothermal heat pump. Heat strip: Warren SL20A Electric Duct Heater Heat pump furnace: GeoCool 5 Ton Thermostat: Google Nest 3rd Gen My situation is I ...
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what is the pictured plumbing item and what is its purpose?

I need to replace a short run of pipe in my basement. The attached photo is of the return line in a baseboard hot water heating zone. I do not know what the item in the photo is. What is the ...
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Is it possible for a gas fired boiler to consume more energy when heating intermitently versus having heating at all times?

I have an argument with my dad regarding energy consumption of a gas-fired wall radiator home central heating system. Their current setup involves no thermostat and the boiler deciding when to fire ...
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3x 100 gallon propane tank on 3 family building

I'm a new owner of a 3 family apartment building with 3 100 gallon propane tanks for heating and hot water for each unit. All 3 units have Navien tankless hot water heaters. I'm thinking about getting ...
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What setting for thermostatic radiator valves when leaving a house at low heat for the winter?

We just bought a new house (new to us, it was built in 1960 and unrenovated) and only have a few days before we leave it for November/December. We are planning to leave the heat on with the ...
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Bathroom radiator not turning off

We recently moved into a house in UK as tenants where if I turn on the heat the towel radiator keeps running despite turning the valve completely off. With winter approaching and energy prices going ...
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Water Heating and Photovoltaic Energy

I installed 5.5kW photovoltaic solar plant and I have a gas instantaneous heater for hot water. During the day, I have an excess of energy production and I would like to use it to heat water. However, ...
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HVAC Advice - Gas valve?

I have a pretty new high efficiency York furnace. Multi-stage NG unit. First good cold snap last night. At 6:45 AM we get a message from our smart thermostat saying the temp has dropped 3 degrees even ...
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Water dripping sound

We just had our basement finished by professional contractors. Now we hear water dripping sound when the heat is on (We are in MI). This is how it sounds. When the heat first turns on, there is water ...
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HVAC wont turn on heat

I recently installed NEST thermostat and the cooling aspect was Ok, however now when i turn on the heat, the thermostat says its heating however there is still cold air coming thru the vents. After ...
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Insulating The House Windows for the NY (Long Island) Winter?

I've experimented around with room insulation before using bubble wrap over the windows, which was marginally effective, approximately doubling the small R value of the windows, this year, I decided ...
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Is it normal for a circulator pump on a residential boiler to get hot if the boiler is off?

So, I called a company to take a look at my boiler because I was having issues with the standing pilot light going out overnight. When they showed up, the flame had been out for over 24 hours and the ...
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How can we be more energy-efficient in heating our water? [closed]

We live in a very large, old house (in the UK) with 8 bedrooms, heated by an Ideal Instinct Heat 60 boiler (about six years old) supplying 32 radiators and a 295-litre (65 gallon) water cylinder. With ...
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In-floor heat disconnect

I am removing my hot water tank for the in-floor heat. There is no longer a water supply to it and it is being disconnected. Is there anything else I need to do in case in the future someone wants to ...
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Hooking up new line volt thermostat for elec baseboard

Trying to install a new thermostat to electric baseboard heating. Heating is 240 V, new thermostat is Honeywell RLV3150 Current dial thermostat is hooked up, and the junction box has 3 wires going to ...
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Prevent steam pipe vent from leaving stain on the ceiling?

The object attached to the pipe in these photos seems to be a vent (such as described in Hissing vent on a steam heating pipe). It hisses a lot, and you can see on the ceiling above a brown stain has ...
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How to heat treat the back of a moving truck to kill bed bugs [closed]

I'm moving. My current place has bed bugs. I don't want to bring them to my new place. Chemicals take months to kill bed bugs. Heat treatment takes hours. If I rent a box truck from U-Haul and ...
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Runtal Baseboard Pipe Hole Spacing From Wall

The spec for Runtal baseboards shows that the pipe center when coming straight up from floor should be 1" from the wall the baseboard is mounted on. I feel like this is very close. Can I shim the ...
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How to get a uniform temperature across all rooms with underfloor heating?

We bought an apartment with underfloor heating (w/ CH boiler) and I've been having difficulties getting a uniform temperature across all rooms. The problem is that the thermostat is set up in the main ...
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Circuits for electric storage heating

I have been looking at some flats in UK (apartments) which have electric storage heating. One flat has very old storage units, with two power supplies: one for the night (economy) rate, and one for ...
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furnace high limit switch turning off burners

I have a goodman furnace model gcs90904cxa. All filters are brand new blower replaced last year new limit switch vents open in house exhaust and incoming air vents clean inducer motor free turning. ...
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Home Heating - Oil Boiler vs Propane Tankless

My house has redundant systems for both domestic hot water and hydronic heating (baseboard and radiant floor). I can pick and choose which system I'm running. We also have several mini-split heat ...
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Adding Runtal Baseboard to a Fin Tube hydronic heating zone

I purchased some Runtal base board heaters a while ago. I am trying to install them into an existing multi zone fin tube system. In the zone I am trying to install them I have fin tube before the ...
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Procedure to pressure test a boiler for cracks?

What is the procedure to pressure test a house heater boiler, and the rest of the system? My plan is to remove any broken radiators and put in place a temporary PEX line between the inlet/outlet so ...
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Will I save energy by turning my heat completely off during the day?

I have an 80's house with electric inertia radiators all over the place. I have a connected thermostat (like Heatzy, but if you know better I'd love to hear about it). Is it worth turning everything ...
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How to safely slow the amount of heat/ stop /block Baseboard Heating (water heated)?

Background: I rent a room in a house that has Baseboard water heating. I like it cool when I sleep. I have a cat so I have keep me door shut and can only open the windows a small amount. With that ...
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Boiler Maintenance - hiring somebody to do it [closed]

The gas boiler in our home is 9 years old and it has never been serviced. I feel it is due for service. One local Plumber / Heating company says they will do the work we want done for $329. I consider ...
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Can I break the furnace cold air return to pull hot air from a wood stove?

I've got a high efficiency natural gas furnace, and a wood stove in the same room. I get wood for free, so I'd like to use it to supplement heating with natural gas. The problem is a severe lack of ...

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