Questions tagged [heating]

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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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How can I build custom air ducts for an in-wall heater?

I have a in-wall heater just like this one: (source: oly5star.com) It sucks cold air from lower part of vent, heats inside, and blows it out in the upper part of the vent. Now I have the basic ...
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Coleman furnace flame quits after 20 minutes

Coleman DGAA090BDTA furnace flame quits after 20 minutes, below thermostat temperature. Fails after 3 auto attempts to reignite. I power cycle unit, still does not ignite. Wait 15 minutes, ...
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Sizing Electric Baseboard Heat (Supplemental)

I have a 635 square foot finished basement insulated with closed-cell spray foam on the concrete. The climate here is zone 5A (Central NJ). I want to add supplemental heating via electric ...
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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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Crack in wall over heating duct

thanks in advance for any advice. We bought our 100-year-old house last summer, so this is our first winter in it. The walls are not insulated, so we can tell where the heat ducts run not only because ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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What is the R-Value of plastic over a window?

So we're about to have a cold snap (20 degrees, cold for us here in Central Texas). I have old windows on the house in need of replacement, but for now, I did a hack for the next week/month: I placed ...
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Why circulator on heatpump Armstrong S-25 BF Cast Iron In-Line Pump, 1/12 hp breaks every year?

I have a 4 zone water based heating system. One S-25 BF Cast Iron In-Line Pump, 1/12 hp heat pump for all 4 zones. The spring circulator breaks every year. It just broken again eventhough the assembly ...
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Should I open the top or bottom of double hung windows?

I'm a new home owner and was wondering if there is a "right" way to use the double hung windows in the house. Should I open the top or bottom? Is there a seasonality to it? Does it even matter at ...
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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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Is hydro air more efficient than gas/oil?

I have heard different things about hydro air systems. I am considering getting one because it is a 5000 SF house and a 1500+ SF addition is planned and I heard that it is easier to expand a hydro ...
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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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Heating element in oven not working - can I still use it?

We noticed a few days ago that one of 2 heating elements in the oven is not glowing. I would assume that would mean that for some reason it has stopped working. I did notice recently that whenever I ...
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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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Hot tub heater turns off when both vents are open

My hot tub will turn on if one of the vents to the heater is shut. As soon as I open both the hot tub turns off. Any suggestions? Thanks
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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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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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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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How do I know if my high limit and low limit are set correctly on my aquastat?

I have a boiler that is only providing heat for my heated water baseboard system with 4 zones. I've always thought that the high limit on the aquastat was set too low. The temperature on the boiler ...
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How do I remove the head from this Giacomini TRV?

I'm unsure of how to remove the head of this old TRV. It looks like part of it has been removed already. I haven't tried removing or unscrewing anything yet.
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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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How much heat loss through bathroom fan vent?

My master bathroom did not previously have bathroom fan, but I installed one and have had wonderful results with keeping the steam from building up and exhausting the moist air. I am using both a fan ...
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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 ...
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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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Do I have to turn off “everything” when replacing thermostats?

I am about to replace my two thermostats. There's a lot of switches on the "control panel" (litterally) for my heating system and I am not familiar with procedures and afraid to turn something off ...
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Are my new thermostats compatible with my system?

My two old Lux Pro PSP511LC are dying (LCD going out on both!) so I got two new thermostats from a friend he didn't need we both thought I could use. They are the Orbit Clear Comfort 83521 thermostat. ...
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How to connect a new thermostat with different terminals than the old one?

I have bought two new thermostats to replace my old worn out ones. We have a oil burner furnace with hot water radiators around the house. No cooling. The problem is that the two thermostats have ...
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What would cause a gas fired, forced water boiler to shut down?

I have a fairly old Peerless, natural gas fired, forced water boiler. It has an electric ignition system (White Rodgers 50E47-843 Universal HSI Ignition Module). A few weeks ago it shut down (safety ...
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Why would the Pilot on a natural gas fluctuates then goes out

Why would the pilot on a natural gas heater fluctuates and go out? It sometimes does not fluctuate and works for hours, then all of a sudden flame on pilot dwindles to a fine blue flame with no flame ...
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Goodman GMH95 furnace won't ignite

I've run into a problem with my Goodman GMH95 furnace not igniting... Background: At the beginning of summer, the capacitors in my AC condenser outside caught fire. It roasted the wires in the ...
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Forced-air heater for old floor registers

I have an older home which used to be centrally heated by a furnace in the crawlspace, but has since been retrofitted with forced-air wall heaters: Some of the wall heaters are in inconvenient ...