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Furnace blows cold air, shuts off, then blows warm air

When changing the temperature on my thermostat, the blower kicks on and only blows cold air. This drops the temperature about 2-4°. After running for a few minutes, the blower shuts off. About 30 ...
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Buildup in Navien condensate neutralizer

I have a NCB 250/150H combi-boiler unit for space heating and domestic hot water and I noticed there's black sludge build up in the condensate neutralizer over time. I've flushed DHW with vinegar, ...
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Nest c-wire question about Honeywell c8610u

Where to connect my “c” wire on the boiler side. Weil mclain gas boiler I have this boiler rebuild adapter. Can I connect the c-wire to that somewhere or would it have to connect to the Weil-Mcclain ...
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Periodic high pitched noise from St Croix Hastings pellet stove

My pellet stove makes a high pitched, metal grinding, noise every 60 seconds, for 2-3 seconds The stove just received its annual cleaning, which, unfortunately, didn't help much. I also paid the tech ...
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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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Heat pump vs gas furnace return air vent noise

I'm in Seattle and considering to replace my old single stage gas furnace (88k BTU output) with either these two options. Heat pump + gas furnace hybrid AC + gas furnace The primary concern is about ...
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What should I do with corroded heating pipes that were previously under concrete and which I'm about to re-concrete and board over?

I have two copper pipes that were lagged in fiberglass wool and concreted over and which I'm about to re-lag with a plastic pipe then re-concrete and lay laminate flooring on top. The pipes themselves ...
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Why is my floor heat furnace cycling off after a short time? [closed]

The setup: The system is a 2-zone system. A. Zone 1 heats the garage floor B. Zone 2 heats the main living quarters upstairs The water is heated by a Takagi Tk-2 tankless water heater. The controller ...
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How can I connect C-wire at 2-wire Boiler side with existing 24v transformer?

Two zones/thermostats each with 3 wire cable running from boiler room. It appears only 2 of the wires are hooked up (Red and White). There is a 3rd unused and not-hooked-up wire that is dark blue, for ...
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Does the water heater tank have anything to do with the house heat? [closed]

My water heater tank started leaking so we shut it off until we find the money to replace the water heater tank. However, we noticed that as soon as we shut it off, there is no heater in the house. ...
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How can I fix the noise caused by this hot water heating pipe and my wall?

My house has hot water baseboard heat. It's generally pretty quiet, except for a loud, repetitive ticking/popping sound when it first turns on. From what I've read, that usually means there's air in ...
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Condo air vent just blasting cold air all day

I live in an urban condo that was built in 2006. The units have no air conditioning and electric heating. The hallways have positive pressure to keep odors inside the units. My condo has an air vent ...
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Should this be part of an oil heater?

I have an old oil heater that emits a faint odor once heated. Thinking it must be just dust burning off, I took it apart and wiped it completely clean of dust, but the odor persists. I've narrowed it ...
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Why are the radiators on the top floor of my house cold?

I have two radiators upstairs on the second floor (top floor) that are cold. When I bled them a few days ago, all of them released water. They are still cold. I need those radiators to release heat as ...
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Why are my radiators not getting hot enough?

I live in a newly build house with 9 radiators in it. I can have the heating on for 2+ hours and a few radiators get hot but not boiling hot while others are still Luke warm. I’ve tried bleeding them ...
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How do I find the source of my furnace's condensate leak?

I bought a house in November that had a brand new high efficiency furnace put in sometime in the summer. There is water coming out of the furnace and not the drain pipe. Is this a clog in the pipe or ...
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Is the "C" wire here tied to ground?

Looking at this diagram, it looks like the "C" wire for a thermostat, marked as "COM" on some intermediate component my garage heater, is actually also tied to the ground of the ...
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Why does the fan cycle on and off during heating cycle only?

My neighbor has an older model Carrier heat pump with electric strip heat. Here lately after she had maintenance done the fan indoor fan that is Will occasionally cycle on and off. I went over and ...
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What can I do to stop the creaking noise when I turn on/tun the heat?

Every time I turn on the heat on, the HVAC creaks loudly and it’s really annoying. It makes noise every time it runs…I can hear the noise in the floor upstairs. It makes sounds until I decide to turn ...
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Advice for heating a quadplex rental [closed]

Looking to see the most economical way to heat a quadplex I am in the middle of renting. My building has 1 unit on the upper floor 2 on the main and one in the basement. ~3000 sq. ft. total livable ...
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Cost impact of installing a heat pump vs. improving insulation

I have a gas heater for my 3,100 sqf house in the PNW, where winter temperatures tend to be around 30s-40s from December to February. I looked at my recent gas bills and am noticing pretty high ...
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Maytag dryer not heating

Can the thermal cut off if not working cause a new outlet thermistor to fail when connecting the machine (I didn’t check it prior to installing the thermistor)
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How can I check if this heat valve is on

Am I allowed to show photos here? There has been no heat in my stabilized apt all day and I suspect something is wrong. I wonder if it's possible for the super to close the valves on stabilized ...
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What is the name of lead or connector I need to connect up this Actuator valve head?

I have a ESI ZV-222/W valve I need to connect into my central heating system in order to replace a faulty valve. The ESI ZV-222/W is a spare I have, and I do not have a lead or connector for it. What ...
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Can a mini split handle six air exchanges per hour?

Can an appropriately sized mini split handle 6 Air changes per hour? Our current gas boiler and air handler are failing and so we are looking into replacing the system. We have had a few heating/...
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What does "Auxilliary heat is running too long" mean in my ecobee

Not sure why this happened to our home while we were away, but all of a sudden this showed up and lasted a long time. Right now, it's all good. What should I check to make sure it won't be an issue ...
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Is it more efficient to boil water in a pot on the electric stove than in an electric kettle? [closed]

Water heating consumes a noticeable portion in a paycheck for the electricity. Saving on water heating did affect the cost. I also dropped the electric kettle for the electric stove. Is it more ...
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Troubleshooting water hammer issues in heating system with TRVs on radiators

Sorry that my first post has to be a long one... Update: two radiators in bypass do not solve the issue The water hammer noises have certainly decreased, but I've heard them again closing a hot water ...
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Will three baseboard heaters overload my wiring or thermostat?

I purchased a residential property that has a garage/workspace constructed in 2000 with a building permit and it has a 100amp sub panel. The space has three 72" electric baseboard heaters (1500 ...
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Oil Tank Replacement

I have been with Burke for the last 5 years. My oil tank recently started to leak (indoors). Fortunately, I caught it in time, so no spill. I called Burke, and their response was excellent. However, ...
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Identifying a bimetal thermostat from an electrical wall heater

Attached are pictures of a bimetal(?) thermostat from an electric heater. The knob broke off, so I need to replace it. Does anyone know the name? Or have a link? https://imgur.com/a/qhaC7Mo
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Hydronic boiler automatic fill valve [duplicate]

I have a automatic water fill valve on my hydronic boiler there is a water shut off valve in front of that automatic fill valve should that valve be left opened or closed thanks
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What is the best way to add a vent over this door?

I would like to add a vent above the door to my laundry room because it gets fairly warm in there when the door is left closed for any significant amount of time. All that's there is a single layer of ...
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Steps to install a natural gas ceiling garage heater

I'm considering installing a wall-mounted natural gas heater in my garage, to keep it warm in winter when I'm playing ping pong or doing some DIY work. I'm thinking to install something like this 30,...
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How to install Ecobee thermostat to central heat pump (two wires) [duplicate]

I am trying to install an Ecobee Enhanced thermostat to my central heat pump which I am told has 1 stage of heating, cooling, and aux heat and has an inverter which ramps up and down. However, the ...
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How to fit a fireplace insert into my existing fireplace?

I am currently not using my wood fire place and would like to put an infrared insert in. Note, there are many options for conventional, convection based heaters but I am only interested in an infrared ...
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How do I turn off my radiator without a knob?

One of the radiators in my apartment has a knob that I can turn to turn the radiator on/off: But the other one doesn't have a knob in that place: How do I turn the second one off? I tried turning ...
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What keeps rain out of a Vertical PVC Concentric Vent?

All pics show are the Vent Cap, which is the exhaust and the inlet air cap. What is used for a RAINCAP?
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How to wire ecobee thermostat to central heat pump (two wires only)

I apologize in advance if this is not the correct forum for this. If so, please let me know where I should start. I am looking to have my central heat pump set up with Ecobee Enhanced. For background, ...
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How can I heat up my apartment more efficiently?

I live in a studio apartment that I rent from my parents, in France. Each winter, it gets very cold. The region is very sunny, but the specific area around my building is significantly colder (due to ...
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Is it OK to replace only one baseboard thermostat?

Trying to help my folks figure out what to do with heat in their house. Two story home in cold climate, 30 year old electric baseboard heaters. Can I replace only the living room thermostat - or do I ...
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Central heating loop not getting hot

I have two wet central heating loops: one for the radiators, one for the underfloor heating. One these loops (the UFH loop) is not getting hot. I have found where the two loops split and checked the ...
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Furnace wont stay lit

My furnace is short cycling very quickly after ignition. I put in a new flame sensor after cleaning the old one. Then I checked each limit switch and all are closed and have continuity. I checked the ...
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Should I replace an old furnace with a mini split unit? [closed]

I have a very small house that is close to being 700 ft.². I live in the middle of Illinois some winters it gets really cold , many degrees below zero. Last winter I noticed my furnace having a bad ...
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First finishing project: Attic or Basement for office/studio? [closed]

First time homeowner here, 100 year-old brick bungalo in Chicago where we have very cold Winters and hot Summers. I have my choice of an unfinished basement or unfinished attic to build my home office/...
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Can I install a 24V tranformer inside of the wall cavity?

I have a question similar, but not identical to this one: Transformer location Can I install a 24V transformer inside of interior wall cavities, with no access other than removing drywall? My house is ...
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Bleeding Underfloor Heating Without Manifold (with pics!)?

We have house extension with underfloor heating. Underfloor heating was added after the extension was built. It is very unevenly heated - like 20% of the area. It was like that since we've bought the ...
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Bronze Connected to Black Iron Pipe

Does bronze create corrosion when attached to black pipe for hydronic heating?
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Boiler heating, but no water flowing through system

My heating system stopped working this morning. It's an oil-fired hydronic system with 5 zones and hot water tank. This is what I have diagnosed so far: The thermostats are calling for heat. The ...
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Why do electric baseboard heaters all max out around 2500W?

Is there a practical or rule-related reason that electric baseboard heaters in the US max out at around 2500W? It's common to have them on a dedicated 240V 20A breaker so it seems obvious to make ...
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