Questions tagged [heating]

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Relay Nest T-Stat

Can I use a nest T-Stat T3007ES to run 2, 2ooo watt cadet in wall heaters model RMC202W if I use a relay, and if so, what is the proper relay to use?
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Orange flame on a rinnai furnace

I have just installed a Rinnai hot air direct vent furnace. After converting the appliance to propane, I adjusted the gas pressures with a manometer according to the manufacturers instructions. The ...
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Heating system cycling

My heating system is power cycling because the heat exhaust temperature sensor is tripping. When I turn the intake gas valve closed a bit, the system will stay on for longer but it's still does some ...
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Are we reading our propane tank wrong, or are we being overcharged?

We have a buried 1000 gal (3785 l) propane tank used for heating. When it was filled up recently the gauge went from about 49% to 88%. This would mean 490 gal to 880 gals, or an addition of 390 gals. ...
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Amana furnace discharge vent seems clogged

My furnace starts out very slowly trying to put out hot air maybe 2 to 3 hours. I think maybe my discharge vent may be clogged but its on a slippery roof and about 30 foot of PVC so how would I clean ...
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Can I reduce the current/power consumption of an electrical heater by adding a resistor?

I have a 2000W, 240V electrical heating element that I need to move. Connecting it to where it needs to be makes it draw, together with 2 other elements, more current than the fuse will allow (16A). ...
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How to Deactivate Baseboard Heaters on Active Circuit

My home has a circuit for several electric baseboard heaters. I removed two of the baseboard heaters because I got a new gas stove for heating. I also removed the thermostat connected to these ...
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What is the most efficient method for heating of rooms on working days?

It is to decide between two possibilities for heating of rooms during the absence in the building: heating constantly to 20 °C (68 °F) or heating 1 hour before coming home with 25 °C (77 °F) with the ...
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What is the minimum temperature for house heating system to keep pipes from freezing

Roughly what is the minimum temperature to set a house heating thermostat controller to in order to keep pipes from freezing? Assume no other considerations, e.g. assume no one is living inside.
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Is it ok to seal the the outside rail of an in-wall AC/heater in the winter?

I have an Amana in-wall AC/Heater. In the winter I feel that it creates a draft and allows cool air to sneak in. I'm thinking of taking some heavy duty plastic to the outside rail. Would this impact ...
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2 Thermostats one furnace

Is there a way to have one zone at a time calling for heat? i have 2 zones an one furnace temp is house ok if one stat calls for heat but when they both it takes forever to heat house
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What is this radiator vent used for and how is it used?

My place has a steam heater. On its right side, there is something similar to radiator vent It has a pin movable anywhere in the middle slot which is about a half circle. I was wondering what it is ...
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Radiators not bleeding no air or water. Boiler pressure is good. What could be wrong? Plz help Thanks

Plumbing My radiator won't bleed no air or water . Boiler pressure is good what could be wrong. Plz help
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Hot water leak from heating system

I discovered there is some hot water is leaking from what seems to be a pressure release point of my heating system. I am not very good at plumbing so i will probably hire a professional if this is ...
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Suggestions on where to relocate a wall register I'm enclosing in a closet? (with labeled floor plan attached). Thank you!

I'm looking for some suggestions on where to relocate the HVAC wall register (shown in red), as I am planning to enclose it in a closet. It comes from 3x7 rectangular duct into the 2x4 wall and rests ...
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Boiler Valve Corrosion

I have a hydronic heating system in my house, and I noticed a valve on a pressure gauge on the side of the boiler is extremely corroded (see 3 pictures below). 1) Is there any purpose for this valve ...
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Water not circulating through baseboards

2 zone (1 radiant floor, 1 baseboards) hot water heating system. Radiant floor (t’d off main feed) seems to be working fine. None of the baseboard loops are hot, and the pipe was hot before the ...
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Gas central heating on max for hours. What are short and long term adverse effects other than higher bills?

I've had a new boiler fitted, a Bosch-Worcester one, in a medium size house. It's been serviced professionally, when required. The new boiler came with a thermostat control pad. All the copper piping ...
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How to seal an aquastat sensor well?

My heating system has a tankless boiler which feeds an external tank. The tank temperature is measured using a probe inserted into a standard aquastat well. The probe is considerably smaller than the ...
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Environmentally friendly methods for heating a large addition

I live in Southern California, and am writing this at my desk in the large family room, which is about 45 sq.m. (500 sq.ft.). This room was added on to the house, and our natural gas furnace doesn't ...
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Hairy frayed white stuff around bathroom heater pipe joints: asbestos?

I’m a bit worried about some frayed hairy/stringy material around my heated towel rail in the bathroom, sticking out of the pipe joints. It is white, so doesn’t look like hemp to me, and I’m wondering ...
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electric base board heat

I have old base board electric heaters probably from the 60's or 70's that are controlled by a wall thermostat. There are 4 heaters in all connected to the thermostat. 2 in my living room shut off ...
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Is insulating the back of a PTAC unit for winter a good idea?

The winter heat in my apartment is supplied by old PTAC (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner) units, using resistance heat (it's too cold for the heat pump to work). A lot of cold outside air leaks ...
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Where to connect a C wire for my smart thermostat

I am trying to connect the c wire but I'm at a crossroads of sorts. I have a dual zone so there are 2 thermostat wires come into what looks like a relay box ( see pictures) I have located the ...
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Why is one baseboard heating hotter, and not controlled by thermostat

We have a 3 unit house with hot water baseboard heat fired by an oil boiler. Apt 1 has her thermostat set at 70 but her room temperature is 82 so she set thermostat to 50 and the living room baseboard ...
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Propane fireplace lites then goes out after ten min

My fire place is LP gas and the pilot will lite and the flames/main burner comes on nice but only runs for about ten mins, then main burner and pilot go out...Not supposed to do this...Thermocoupler ...
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Furnace not turning on, and can anyone identify these sensors?

My home has a gas furnace with electronic ignition (intermittent pilot). Sometimes it doesn't want to start up, even with the thermostat turned up, and it indicating heat should be on. The fan-only ...
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Intl Mechanic Code 309.1 “Space-heating systems” clarification

I am looking at the ICC Intl Mechanical Code, in section 309.1 309.1 Space-heating systems. Interior spaces intended for human occupancy shall be provided with active or passive space-heating ...
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What method to use when cleaning an old wall-mounted garage heater?

I recently bought a home with a detached garage, and within it is an older natural gas heater that I cannot find any information on. It is hooked to the gas line and has instructions on how to light ...
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Radiator or convector for vacation home?

I am looking upgrade my vacation home's heating system, and I am wondering whether I should install (electrical) radiators or convectors in the bedrooms. It is a poorly insulated farm with a lot of ...
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In a house with baseboard heat, how can I tell where areas I need to heat in the winter to prevent pipe freeze?

All, I recently purchased a property in the mountains as a vacation home. It is two stories plus a basement. It has no central air, and just electric baseboard heat. It is at a rather high elevation ...
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How to fix air valve in apartment

There is an air valve in my pre-war apartment that from time to time will blow air out really loudly. Sometimes the air is hot, sometimes it is cool, but it gets really loud, and has been interrupting ...
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I have 5 natural gas appliances in my basement, can I replace just one with a power vented exhaust?

I live in a 3-family house. I have 3 chimneys and want to eventually remove one of them. One of the furnaces in the basement is gravity venting through the chimney to be removed. Now I need to replace ...
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Most efficient way to improve my house's heating

I live in the mid-Atlantic in a 100 year old house, and I'm looking for a way to reduce my heating bill. Last winter, I left the thermostat at 68F, and our gas bills were incredibly high, despite ...
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PTAC heat troubleshooting

I own a condo with two Islandaire EZ09EBMXH8N10AA PTACs, one of which is acting weird. They have self-contained A/C mechanisms, but the rooms are heated by pumping hot water from the building through ...
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Does rigid foam in siding provide meet the requirement to provide continuous insulation (CI) (R-Value) for walls made with 2x4s

I have a new home where the walls are framed with 2x4s and are insulated with batt. This provides at most R-13 in theory, while current code requires either R-20 or R-13+5 (R-5 from continuous ...
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How can I improve my crawlspace's heating efficiency in the winter?

Home is located in NE Pennsylvania. Some details: Crawlspace Runs entirety of the home's footprint (~1000sqft) Approximately 5' high 1/2 (2.5') Below grade Vapor barrier on the floor, sump pump ...
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Boiler heating gauge drops to negative pressure (psi) on cooling

I just moved into a older house (1937) which has a boiler heating system (steam). When the boiler kicks on the gauge barely goes above 0 psi, and after heating the gauge will drop to about negative 5 -...
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Insulating small area in attic-like space

I recently moved into (am renting) a new place and have set up a desk in an attic like space. It's overall not an ideal setup but I have limited financial resources. The issue I am facing right now is ...
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What to do about a radiator behind a curtain?

I have lived in several houses, including my current one, where there is a large radiator behind a curtain, and a window above the radiator. My question is - just how bad is this for heat efficiency? ...
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I live in a multi unit home and we have two heat meters but only one thermostat. What is needed to get a 2nd thermostat?

The basement and top two floors are on one bill and the first floor is on another bill. What is needed to get the first floor its own thermostat?
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What heating system do I have, and what can I do about water pressure in my shower?

New homeowner (UK based) and getting to grips with all that comes with that. I previously only lived in a flat with a standard combi boiler, my new home seems to have an older system in place ...
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Installing PEX pipes close to heating vents

We are renovating all the bathrooms in our house that was built in the early 70s. The plumber has replaced most of the copper pipes with PEX tubing. He has not replaced copper entirely and has ...
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Enable “early start learning mode” on my hot water heater system thermostat?

Last year our old thermostat died and we got a new one. This is not a smart wi-fi connected thermostat, but it has an "early start learning mode" setting which isn't enabled by default. Last winter I ...
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Installing double-pole line voltage thermostat for 2 baseboard heaters

I'm trying to replace an old manual thermostat with a new digital thermostat for my line voltage baseboard heaters. If it's important, this particular thermostat simultaneously controls two separate ...
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Energy-saving boiler settings?

Does it matter in terms of energy usage whether my gas heater is set to higher or lower temperature? Situation: - 2 floor house, all water radiators heated by the same gas boiler system -1st floor ...
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Alternatives to forced hot air in-wall units

My condo came with in-wall hot air units with a fan (one for the bedroom, one for the living room). I am very unhappy with this heating system and am looking for alternatives. It is very noisy (to ...
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multiple thermostat boiler connection

I have a boiler system with thermostats and valves for three floors. before i changed the boiler what ever thermostat called for heat worked for that floor. Now all thermostats have to be on or ...
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How do I find flow and return of central heating spur?

I'm attempting to confirm which of the two pipes of my central heating spur is the flow and which is the return. The advice I've found so far says to look for marking: RED marking (either tape or ...
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No flow rate in underfloor heating manifold

I've recently fitted a Under Floor Heating system; a two room, four port manifold system. I filled the system from the hose connection as directed (flowing water through the circuits until there are ...