Questions tagged [heating]

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Installable storage heaters - why manufacturers bother putting the bricks in? [closed]

Recently I have learned of "installable storage heaters". Those are fairly heavy devices which consist of a ceramic brick stack and electric heater. The brick stack is heated during the off-peak ...
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Whirlpool Model 6065D mini split

I purchased a new Whirlpool Model 6065 Mini-split in Mexico last year. The price was right.Installation manual is in Spanish and Whirlpool USA will offer no support. Manual appears to say power goes ...
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Vibrating through beams from circulator pump and at strange times

I have a grundfos alpha 2 circulator pump which for the last two years (since I moved into the house) when the heating turns on makes a vibrating noise. This vibrating noise I believe is then ...
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What kind of radiator is this and can it take TRV

I live in a brownstone built in 1900 converted to separate apartments in early 1970’s (I think). We have a single pipe steam heat system and recently replaced the boiler. My unit is one that’s ...
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Can I use an aluminium heatsink in a inox chimney?

I have recently installed a pellet stove with an inox chimney. I realized that the chimney actually warms a lot and part of this heat ends up being dissipated outside the house (where chimney goes ...
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Multisplit with MHRV, number of heads?

We are reconstructing an old house. Step1 is getting a fairly airtight envelope and a lot of insulation installed. We have the designs and a heat load analysis, saying at peak delta (minimum -17C ...
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Is it safe to replace a Furnace pressure switch with one of a different rating? [duplicate]

So I had some problem with my gas furnace and a technician came by to install a new one but it doesn't have the same rating and only has one tube instead of two. He assures me it's fine but I thought ...
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Electric baseboard heaters stuck on with digital thermostat

I have two electric baseboard heaters in my house that are both controlled by a single digital programmable thermostat (King ESP-230). I believe each heater is 1500w so 3000w total. Twice now in the ...
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What is causing intermittent furnace ignition failure? How to Diagnosis?

I have been researching how to diagnose this intermittent lighting issue with my furnace but the common issues do not seem to apply. Blower turns on Ignition coil turns cherry red Sound of gas blower ...
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Upgrading from a 3 wire rotary thermostat to a Electronic Digital

This is my first post so please be gentle. I currently have a Honeywell rotary thermostat (240V) 3 Wires plus earth. Live in Neutral (for the anticipator I believe) Switched live out I appreciate ...
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Why do my rooms heat to different temperatures?

Any advise would be appreciated. We moved into a 30-year-old home and this is our first winter and we've noticed that some of the rooms are colder than the others but none of the rooms are actually ...
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bleeding radiator without access to the bleeder valve

I've got a cast iron radiator where the end with the bleeder valve is shoved up against a wall. Is there any other way to bleed a radiator? Supply and return pipes are at top and bottom of the ...
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Are heat vents better in the corners of your home [closed]

I am doing this for science class and need to search the
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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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Cost effectiveness of fireplace with insert vs electric furnace

Now that winter is here I have been using my fireplace (that has an insert) more and more instead of my furnace that has a electric heater. I was wondering which method of heating would be the most ...
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Forced hot air and mini heat pump

I recently bought a house and I have forced hot air currently. It works fine, the only issue I have with it is that it constant turns on and off. I've been looking into mini heat pumps and they seem ...
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How do I get my hot surface ignitor to ignite?

I have a Trane TUD080C936J0 gas furnace/ac. The furnace starts up via a hot surface ignitor. The ignitor that was in it went bad, and I bought a replacement. When I plugged it in, it worked fine - ...
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furnace blower motor turning on and off like clockwork when heating

I have an HVAC system (heat pump / compressor outside the house, air handler under the house). Recently something strange started happening. While system is in heating mode (my Nest thermostat says "...
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Gas fireplace is connected to the thermostat. Is there a way to disconnect?

New home has a gas fireplace that that we believe is connected to our thermostat. The fire will turn on/off continuously. Is there a way to disconnect it so we can just have the fireplace ON ...
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When can we put furniture in a new build house? [duplicate]

After the heat goes on, when can we put kitchen and furniture in. We've been told so many different timeframes and it's hard to find any info via a Google search. Our kitchen guy said heat needs to ...
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What are these controls attached to my boiler for?

If it matters, I live in Ireland. We have an oil boiler powering a two zone hot water radiator heating system and a separate electric hot water tank for tap water. Outside our house in the corner of ...
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Bled Hot Water Heat but pressure increased again

I have a oil (converted to natural gas) hot water boiler running three zones of baseboard heat. Lately I have been hearing water rushing through one of my zones (I don't hear it on the other zones). ...
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Covering a Window with insulation

I am a college student living in a cheap rental. I have a window in my bedroom that leaks a lot of cold air. I live in a northern climate, and during this recent cold snap my heater can't keep up. The ...
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Do cold air return vents also supply combustion air?

I’m wondering if the cold air return vents located inside certain rooms of the house are also the intakes for furnace combustion air. In other words, are those the vents that feed fresh air into the ...
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Thermostatic Control of Simple Apartment Heater

My daughter's apartment has a very simple heater. As shown in the pictures below, it is an heater-coil unit with only a fan control. There is no temperature control or thermostatic feedback. So, for ...
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Generator Manual Transfer Switch

When I moved into my house I noticed an electrical box with two switches on it that connected to thermal safety switch for my hot water heater and heater for the house (forced hot water). I have ...
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Can a tankless water heater outlet pressure be increased without a second heater?

My father-in-law has a five-bedroomed house with three bathrooms, two of which are in use. The household is gravity-fed with a cold water tank on the roof, and a gas-fired tankless water heater on the ...
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Fuel oil burner running intermittently

Fuel oil (Beckett oil burner) here. It's -20°F outside right now and the house is at 61°F even though I have the thermostat cranked up to 75°F (we have a thermometer in the house as well, ...
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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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How to turn on other unit's heating on the boiler?

How to turn on other unit's heating on the water heating boiler without the thermostat? The story goes like this: the tenant goes to trip, and I told her, we need to turn on your heating system as ...
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8 in thimble, 6 in pipe

I just installed a wood stove in the addition I built for my trailer. My father-in-law insisted on going and buying me an 8 inch thimble for my stove pipe to run through the wall. My stove pipe is ...
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Kitchen Installation new build: How long after heat goes on?

In Short Our kitchen suppliers have told us that the kitchen should only go in 6-8 weeks after the heat has been turned on in our new build. Their concern is how dry the house is, I assume the issue ...
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Goodman furnace starts after turning on / off 7 times

I have a Goodman furnace from 2000 has been running great until recently it does not seem to cinc with thermostat. when you shut unit down and turn back on it will go through all motions of starting ...
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Radiators taking so long to heat up

I live in a 3 bed det house and 4 years ago had a new Worcester boch boiler fitted and the majority of the radiators changed for new modern ones and all was fine. Recently have changed 3 of the old ...
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Can I add four new ducts to my HVAC trunk line?

I am finishing my basement and need some insight from someone who understand HVAC design. I would like to know if my main trunk line (the 34' one in the diagram) can handle another four 6" ducts off ...
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Why don't heat pumps run for a bit BEFORE starting the air circulation fan?

I'd like to think I understand how heat pumps work decently well. My home has one plus electric heat, which I try not to resort to because heat pump is more efficient, if slower. When a traditional ...
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Will heat pump heat home faster than space heater?

I know that a heat pump is cheaper to operate than an electric space heater, but I'm wondering if a heat pump will heat our home faster than an electric space heater. I'm asking because I have an ...
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A separate electricity counter exclusively for heating the basement?

I got a recommendation to start heating the crawl space in the building, as simple as placing two heaters with thermostats on two exterior walls (the other two are attached to neighbouring units), ...
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Fireback with gas line

I have an old brick fireplace that had a gas line installed in it years ago. It works fine, but doesn't produce much heat when it's turned on (most heat goes up the chimney). I've read that a cheap ...
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Resonance in pipes, heating system

I have resonance in the heating system pipes. Touching the pipes near the boiler (natural gas) pump I can feel ever so slight vibration, most detectable by touching the pump motor. Background: About ...
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Armstrong S-25 Pump Motor Lubrication?

Recently replaced a leaking bearing assembly on my Armstrong S-25 pump. The previous one required oiling, the new one is the permanently lubricated MF/BF model. I look forward to not having to ...
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Nest thermostat not turning on heat

I have an old gas furnace/boiler for hot water baseboard heat and I'm trying to switch from a 2 wire mercury bulb thermostat to a Nest Thermostat "E" (the new white faced one). There are 5 wires in ...
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I have California double sided wall furnace, only one side is producing heat. How would I go about trouble shooting It?

I've been using my furnace for 19 years without issue. Living room side cranks out the heat, dining room side has no flame of any kind. How would move forward to fix?
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Ecobee3 not turning on heat, but fan is on

I have an Ecobee3 that has been successfully working (both heat, fan, and AC) for the past 6 months. Recently I was trying to get my humidifier working so I was playing around with some wires, which ...
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Installing a Hive Thermostat

I purchased a HIVE thermostat and want some assurance before I go about installing this. First of all i was wondering where to put the receiver as I thought it would just replace one of the ...
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How hard is it to run forced hot air and baseboard zones off one Trane furnace?

I have a trane forced hot air HVAC that heats my house. I have a small extension that is cold. How much work is involved to connect a baseboard zone to the existing forces hot air furnace? Is it ...
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How to use a gas fireplace and a furnace together?

So here's my setup: Living room has both a thermostat for the gas fireplace (dumb on/off thermostat) and a thermostat for the whole house (smart/Nest thermostat) on the wall together. Living room has ...
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Why is turning down the heat during day and night considered more efficient?

I just want to point out right away that I am not sure if this stack exchange is the most appropriate for this question - perhaps Stack exchange Chemistry or Physics would be more suitable? My ...
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Trane heat only in fan mode

I have a older Trane electric furnace, the heat only works when I have it in Fan on -heat, I get only a click when it is in auto-heat mode. thanks!
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Where can I find replacement covers for these vents from 1969? [closed]

I recently bought a house built in 1969. After moving in I attempted to close and open vents to direct AC and heat into the rooms that needed it. I quickly experience these vents are hard to open and ...