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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 ...
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Heat pump not working after rain

A couple weeks ago, I had a Goodman 3 ton heat pump split system put in. At 5pm hours today, I was outside near the heat pump and noticed that it was functioning properly. At about 6pm, there was a ...
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Replace forced air heater with electric radiant floors

There are forced air in-wall heaters in my house which are quite noisy. I am considering to replace those with electric radiant floors. What would be the least invasive way to do it? Current heater ...
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Convert gas wall heater to inset fireplace

This wall heater is running on gas and has an electrical control. It is actually in front of the brick vent behind This is in the attic as the vent connecting on top Obviously this wall heater is ...
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Why is my circulator pump heating my house?

Our house had always had some latent heat coming through the vents even when they were turned off, which was causing the temperature to be pretty unbearable during the summer. One day, we heard ...
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How can an existing Hive Active Heating installation be used without the use of the old Hub upon somebody moving house?

So, here's the situation: A person moves into a new house, the previous owners having previously decided to have the full Hive Active Heating suite installed (Hub + Wireless Thermostat + Receiver); ...
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Baseboard Heating Loop Determination

I recently bought a house with baseboard heating. This is my first house with such a heating system and I've gone about trying to see how it is laid out but it is challenging given I don't want to ...
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two separate systems controlled by one controller (wifi)

I have two separate systems with two separate thermostats, cooling on the second floor and heating on the first. Is there a way to have a "main" thermostat on the first floor and control the cooling ...
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Running AC/Heater when washing a cleanable filter

I have a heat pump/AC system with a washable air filter. I was told to clean the filter out and run water through it once a month. He told me to let the filter dry for 3 hours before replacing it. I ...
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Should I use Fire Bricks in Wood Stove

I recently bought a new place with a wood stove which needs the Fire Bricks replaced. I have read they reduce heat generation in the room and might not be needed. (More efficient without but possibly ...
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Fixing propane heater pilot ignition; spark misfiring?

So... I've got a pretty old heater somewhat similar to the picture below. It wasn't coming on so I took it apart, cleaned it (it was full of soot, corrosion and clogged) qnd changed the gas regulator (...
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Alternatives to forced hot air unit heaters?

The current heat source in the house a Cadet in wall unit heater in each room. They are really noisy and often emit this "iron left in one place too long" odor from (I presume) scorching dust. I've ...
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Connect 2 heating controllers to one boiler

I have 2 heating systems: Drayton Wiser with 2 zones (to use for radiators and hot water) Heatmiser UH8-RF (to use for 3 zoned underfloor heating) And I have one boiler for the whole house. I want ...
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connecting bulk propane to generator

I live in a rural area and have a ~125 gallon propane tank on a concrete slab that is serviced by a mobile propane delivery company. We use it for hot water, the gas range, and our forced air heating ...
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coleman/york furnace 7 red flashes

My furnace "fails to start" 3 times, then it flashes 7 beeps and quits trying. I can hear it start then the flame "just stops" 3x in a row. What gives?
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Moved into flat, cold water tank leaking, can it be removed?

Background I've moved into a flat recently and have been renovating. I'm doing all the work myself - have installed a new bathroom, new kitchen, new shower and cistern etc. and now I've realised the ...
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My 2.5 ton HVAC unit

We put in a new 2.5 ton Trane HVAC unit, and when it hits 90 outside, it won’t hold 74 degrees inside. (1400-1500 sq. Ft). Will it help to put in a 3 ton unit, or will it do more harm than good?
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Heat not kicking on

I live in an apartment with radiator baseboard heating and an old Honeywell round dial thermostat (no external switch). Heat has been working fine all winter. Weather has warmed up past few days- it'...
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HoneyWell baseboard thermostat

Hello everyone! Need some help here (trying to help a family member) They recently purchased a home that has a furnace and AC ( with central air) in each room there at these honeywell thermostats. ...
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Lennox Furnace Troubleshoot Assist

I have a Lennox Elite G50UH-24A-070-15. It quit entirely and threw the error "Pressure Switch open or blocked" according to the diagnostics panel on the front. Recent renos so thought it was clogged/...
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Baseboard heat - Installed and then drywall around

I'm in a 1980s house that has baseboard heat. The baseboards are pretty beat up so was going to use a product like neatheat or baseboarder to cover. When I started looking at the way that they were ...
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How does a temperature regulator with a single wire work?

In my office building we have a heating dial that has a single wire coming out of it. The wire is connected to some simple mechanical gadget that is in turn connected to the radiator. When the dial is ...
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HVAC: attic heat loss

Should a ventilated attic (w. Openings in the eaves) be warm in the middle of a cold winter that has a heat pump installed as the heating system for the living area below. If it is warm does that mean ...
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Can you heat an entire house with wall-mounted gas heaters?

My house currently is heated by a hot-water boiler, with radiators in the main rooms. The bedrooms have no radiators (it's an old house and I guess when it was built they figured the central radiators ...
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Baseboard wiring

I'm planning to do something similar to this wiring diagram, but using only 1 thermostat : How to Wire 3 baseboard Heaters with 2 Thermostats Since there'll be too many wires for the thermostat box, ...
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Insects coming from gap under baseboard radiator, seeking solution

I have a ground-level apartment in Metro Detroit, Michigan and am renting. I have old-style baseboard radiator heat with a large opening that goes across the length of it, as shown in the photo. ...
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HVAC Heat Supply - Register type (Square Register or Round Diffuser?)

We are adding new heat supply runs to our basement ceiling. We have had 3 HVAC contractors look at it and all 3 want to use 5" round air diffusers instead of the normal metal square registers. Here ...
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Electrical pipe heated by heating pipe - against the code?

Please see the picture below. The three pipes in the front are electrical (conduit). The big black pipe in the back is the heating pipe. I guess something went wrong when building the building and ...
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Use CLR to clean stuck bleeder valve

I was bleeding the air out of hydronic heating zones and I notice some mineralization on bleed valve attached to my air scoop. I took the Schrader valve cap off and tapped the valve I noticed it was ...
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Move floor vent into the wall

Currently right by the toilet in my bath there is a heating register on the floor. I want to build a small wall at the same location and have the heat exit out of the base of that wall. Is there a ...
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Most cost effective thermostat setting: consistent temperature vs. lowest temperature possible

The problem: Our heating bills are about 25% higher than our average neighbors according to our bill, yet our temperature is always as low as we can stand it (mid 50's), we have excellent insulation ...
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Dropped item in furnace duct

While trying to stop the ticking noise coning from my furnace ducts, I accidentally dropped a small piece of fire retardant foam (as you can see in the below photos) in one of the vertical furnace ...
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How do I use this valve properly?

I have a valve in my heating system that I don't understand. I have searched on the internet but I haven't been able to find any information on it. What I do know is that the valve's purpose is that ...
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Heating basement floor with water heater

Can I simply add a loop of pex from my water heater, under my flooring, and back into itself? Would I need some sort of pump? I haven't laid the tile yet and water heater is right on the outside wall ...
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Multiple return air vents in single framing cavity

I am building a smaller 2 story home. Upstairs in one bedroom the return air drops into a joist space, then in the next bedroom another cold air drops into the same space. It then goes over a couple ...
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HVAC System Making a “Turning Over” While Heating

My HVAC system is running for a very short time, then turns off and then makes this turning over noise. It's a 10 year old Amana heating and air conditioning unit. The sound seems to be coming from ...
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Connect two thermostats in parallel

I saw a thread about connecting two thermostats in parallel. I could not add comment to that thread , so I put question here again. My tenants always shut off thermostat or reduce temp when they are ...
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High elevation non- pv Burnham boiler with Tejurland powerventer installed at sea level [duplicate]

I have a 203ncl-tei2 boiler installed in danvers Massachusetts. This town is at sea level, not 2000k miles up. This boiler also has a failed tejurland (universal control) powerventer motor on it that ...
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U.s. boiler / Burnham boiler alterations

i have a 203ncl-tei2 boiler installed in danvers Massachusetts. Regular elevation. This boiler also has a failed tejurland (universal control) powerventer motor on it that is only humming, not ...