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Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hvac contactor, reversing valve, contactor
reversing valve, contactor, heat pump: The reversing valve is controlled by the thermostat with 24 volts. You can have a 110/220 coil on the valve & be controlled by a 24 volt relay. You never know other than checking the schematic.Reversing valves are generally normally open for heat, activated...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hvac goodman ck42-1c, fan motor, thermal overload
fan motor, thermal overload, room temp: Test the run capacitor first. Got a VOM? Use the highest ohm setting & test across the terminal after removing cap. A full swing & sudden drop of the meter says it s OK. Most likely the problem. Motor shot if cap. is OK. Bad windings. Compressor can be hot...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hvac installation, top of the line models, writing central
top of the line models, writing central, central montana: When it is not in writing, it is smoke & mirrors. (mostly bull) Get it in writing. Central Wash. (mild climate). At least compared to here (central Montana). We hit -40 every winter. Anyway, get a furnace at about 92% AFUE & up, two stage heat, two pipe (very...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hvac motor continuous, circuit breakers, fan switch
circuit breakers, fan switch, auto fan: Robert, There is a switch that says auto/fan/on What dose that mean? Did you turn the switch to auto? Did your blower stop running all the time? Where is the switch in the furnace? Could you try and be a little more specific with what your asking...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hvac relocation, heat registers, cooling coil
heat registers, cooling coil, attic space: Steve, A little more information would help. There are different type furnaces, up-flow, down-flow and horizontal, there are universal any position type furnaces, which do you have? Are you planing a new furnace or relocating your existing furnace? Dose...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hvac, allexpert, degree difference
allexpert, degree difference, panhandle area: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hydronic Baseboard heat system, baseboard heat, inch brass
baseboard heat, inch brass, baseboards: Nichole, Can you tell at the boiler where the piping for the upstairs starts. Do you have a thermostat for upstairs as well as downstairs. Most baseboards have small bleeds at the ends of the radiator itself, small quarter inch brass fittings with a standard...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hydronic Baseboard heat system, baseboard heat, tire valve
baseboard heat, tire valve, heat system: It is common for a system to get air in it that will prevent the water from rising to the upper piping. Look for air bleeds that are similar to a tire valve on the piping at a high point and usually at each heater. The valves will have a cap on top, remove...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hydronic heating problem, external water supply, gas water heater
external water supply, gas water heater, hydronic heating system: Thanks for the question. O.K. I see a couple of different problems. If the pressure relief valve opens (I m guessing that this is what fills the bucket) then your pressure reducing valve (or water inlet valve) is not working correctly. Your system should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: h/w heater, hot water heaters, heating element
hot water heaters, heating element, raeding: John, on all hot water heaters there is only one element on at a time, beacuse of amp draw. first the upper element heats, then as soon as the thermostat shuts off, it trasfers power to the lower element. The upper element heats the top 1/3 of the tank, and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: half the moble home has no air flow in vents, flex duct, moble home
flex duct, moble home, gmail: The duct work that goes to the side that is not working needs to be checked. Although they run on the same unit, each side has to be connected to the unit. Check to make sure it is connected. It could also be kink or pinched off as they use flex duct to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: halstead hero boiler, insulators, boiler
insulators, boiler, home today: again a suposition i would look for a dry joint on the pcb where any plug in connectors fit onto the board i mught see signs of burning or instead of a solder blob looking shiny it might look dull and cracked. i would possibly resolder all the joints...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: handleing refrigerators, appliance parts, home appliance
appliance parts, home appliance, campion: Dear Richard, I do not recommend laying a refrigerator on it s side to move it at all. If you must, wait a minimum of 8 to 10 hours in the upright position before plugging it back in. 99.8% of the time you will be just fine. If you need further...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hard start kit, wholesale supply, c company
wholesale supply, c company, supply houses: Sue, You can purchase anything on line, I buy from wholesale supply houses so I can t direct you to a particular site. A hard start is easy to install and would save a bit on the power needed to get the compressor going of a few seconds but after that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hard start kit for outside ac, variable speed compressors, whirlpool fridges
variable speed compressors, whirlpool fridges, solid state relay: Tim, A hard-start kit is basically a solid state relay and capcitor combination. The capacitor will give a little boost of voltage to the compressor to start it. It helps with older units. There is no guarantee that it will last though. Some may work, some...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hard start kit, connect one, capacitor
connect one, capacitor: I have no way to send a diagram, but if it is a typical hard start capacitor with only two wires, it connects to the existing capacitor by leaving the old capacitor in place and connecting one wire to each of the capacitor terminals. If it is a three connection...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Can hear water in vents, hot water heater, mold growth
hot water heater, mold growth, jerimy: Jerimy: You don t mention whether the ducts are accessible. If they are, just take them apart to drain the water out; if they re buried in a slab, you ll need a pump and hose. The most important thing is to verify they re clean and free of mold, etc. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat, emery cloth, flame sensor
emery cloth, flame sensor, type element: Louie, there is a flame sensor in the burner compartment that the burner burns onto, it s a wire type element and has a wire that goes to the circuit board. Clean the element in the burner compartment gently with a piece of emery cloth or fine sand paper...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat, programable thermostat, combustion air
programable thermostat, combustion air, questin: Does the combustion air blower motor run? Does the igniter glow? Need to know if these events are occurring or not to try & pinpoint the problem. THe sequence is: motor runs, closes an air switch, lights the igniter, turns on the gas, igniter turns off, blower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat......, modular houses, water pipes
modular houses, water pipes, thermastat: Modular houses are not known to be well insulated.You never know how much insulation is in the floor where the water pipes are located.If you are not using the home at all in the Winter I would suggest putting a non toxic chemical like the travel trailer people...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat, furances, carrier corp
furances, carrier corp, comfortmaker: John, I think Bryant is as good as any and I think as any is as good as Bryant. In my day Bryant, Payne, and Day and night furnaces were all the same, all made on the same assembly line and they also made Carrier while they were at it. Last I checked Bryant...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat, new furnaces, furnace filter
new furnaces, furnace filter, air handler: Sounds like an Up Flow furnace. The heat rises from the burners. The duct on the floor will never get warm or hot. It is the return air from the house. The return air gets heated & pushed into the house. Did you remove the filter & make sure it is clean....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat from a 1993 Goodman, goodman furnace, brain box
goodman furnace, brain box, vaccume: When the fan blows cold air that is a default setting from the brain box. Unscrew the fuse for 5 seconds. Then screw back in. or any other means of killing the juice to the furnace. That will reset the brain box. Then the furnace should start (if the T-stat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat, air vents, thermostat
air vents, thermostat, furnace: meng yang, It could be a lot of things wrong? You need to take the cover off of front burner/control compartment and see what exactly your furnace is doing. Turn your thermostat down all the way to reset your furnace and then try again while you observe...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat, heat pumps, packaged systems
heat pumps, packaged systems, split systems: James, I will need to know a lot more about what type of system you have. Here is a description of types of systems. I will also need to know what type of heating you have (gas, electric, heat pump). If you can get me a model number off the unit label it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat, printed circuit board, limit switch
printed circuit board, limit switch, low speed: Don, We need to determine what type of circuit brings on the fan. Is the furnace old enough where it has a combo fan limit switch or does it have a printed circuit board. There are a few things you can check after you determine the type of control, and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat, hot surface ignitor, flame sensor
hot surface ignitor, flame sensor, gas jets: Peter, Since the flame is not lighting at all then the code could not be caused by the flame sensor (it would at least have to light first). Since the hot surface ignitor is glowing but no flame starts then there is a problem getting gas to the burners....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat, air registers, duct insulation
air registers, duct insulation, air infiltration: Jaci, There are a lot of ways to go to chase down the problem you describe. The problem you describe may not be ducts at all, but could be an undersized system, a poorly performing furnace, an inaccurate thermostat, the wrong blower motor speed, inadequate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat, heat unit, hair line
heat unit, hair line, air heat: T. Rowe, It all depends on what your unit consists of and what the extent of the break is whether or not it might keep the unit from working or not? If the break is more then a small hair line crack it could be dangerous to use the unit at all. It s illegal...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat, hot water bottles, flexible pipes
hot water bottles, flexible pipes, oil tank: hot water bottles where the oil ling is above ground may help gentle heat or circulate the oil in emergency you coul run two flexible pipes to tank so oil can flow to boiler excess then could be pumped back to the tank and warm contents DO NOT heat with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat, bryant furnace, flame sensor
bryant furnace, flame sensor, emery cloth: James, I can probably be more helpful if you will send me the full model number of your Bryant furnace. The number is located on a tag in the burner compartment. Low gas pressure could be a problem, but is not very common. It appears that you are having...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat AC split gas unit 2 ton, efficiency options, ac system
efficiency options, ac system, carrier 13 seer: Jaye, 19 years old and in need of a major repair is a great time to consider a replacement, I would stay away from the Goodman line and consider the Carrier first and then the Amana. I definitely would not go with a heat pump, although it is upstairs and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat/ac duct, johnstone supply, fiberglass insulation
johnstone supply, fiberglass insulation, lumber yards: A plenum gets too hot for any kind of a foam . Use fiberglass insulation. Wrap the metal & tape the insulation (metal tape)(duct tape is only good for a few years). Look at a Johnstone Supply (wholesale HVAC), store for what you need. They sell to, shops,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat/no air conditioning, gas furnace, allexpert
gas furnace, allexpert, capacitator: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat & air duct work, floor furnace, fiberglass duct
floor furnace, fiberglass duct, floor heating system: You must live in Oklahoma....Keep in mind when installing this unit. Each and every time this unit needs serviced, someone has to crawl under your home. How many servicers still want to do that. Don t you have a closet you could use to house the blower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: is there heat in this air handler, rheem air handler, allexpert
rheem air handler, allexpert, home appliances: Hello Stan, Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat/air unit, fan switch, heat air
fan switch, heat air, thermostat: Brenda, Are you concerned with the indoor or outdoor unit? What is the noise like - the blower trying to start or something else? Do you have the model number of the unit you are concerned with? Was the thermostat replaced or any work done recently on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat and air unit in condo, drip pan, drain line
drip pan, drain line, wet dry vac: Your drain probably goes to a common drain. I would suck out the drain at the unit itself. If you are not sure, I would ask the maintance crew in your condo where the drain drains to. I would guess they should know. You may have a backed up drain, and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat and air unit drain problem, drain pump, drain line
drain pump, drain line, wet dry vac: If the pump failed, I would seem to think water would be overflowing out of the pump itself. More then likely you have a plugged up drain line, and it just needs to be cleaned out. I wet/dry vac will work to suck out the drain line and remove the blockage....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat and air unit, refrigerant issue, indoor coil
refrigerant issue, indoor coil, flow 2: Terri, The frost is the beginning of a system that is icing up the indoor coil. The main reasons that systems ice up are: 1. Bad air flow. 2. Setting the thermostat too low. 3. Slightly low on refrigerant. To de-ice a system, set your thermostat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat/air, awaiting surgery, heat air
awaiting surgery, heat air, cooling fan: Sorry for the delay but you have most likely made a repair. I was injured and am awaiting surgery and this is the first time I have been able to use a computer. The site has suspended me for lack of response, I hope you understand. I am requesting reinstatement...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat anticipator setting, intertherm electric furnace, heat anticipator
intertherm electric furnace, heat anticipator, allexpert: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat; automatic igniter not lighting, diamond model, electric switch
diamond model, electric switch, power switch: Ronald, Turn the thermostat up, go to the furnace, turn the electric power switch off, wait a few seconds, observe the control compartment, turn the electric switch back on, see if the pilot igniter glows, see if the burner lights or if you hear gas even...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat bill way to high, temp gauge, night period
temp gauge, night period, go to zero: check that his thermostat is working (use a thermometer) dropping the temp 1 deg will save a bit of cash also make sure the temperature drops low or goes off during the night period some go to zero and some drop to abt 14 deg c. make sure the pipework...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat and blower will not shut off, white violet, strip heat
white violet, strip heat, brown wires: Eric, The unit you have is called a package unit and yours is a package air conditioner. If you have heat in the same unit then optional electric strip heat has been added. There is nothing really tricky about the controls on your unit, so it sounds...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat, Clothes dryer, gas valve, valve assembly
gas valve, valve assembly, glow light: Why don t you close out this forum and email us directly. I would like to send you a picture of the gas valve assembly and test points along with resistance readings. To close out, simply fill out the rating questionaire as you deem fit. Copy and paste...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat & a/c combination units, combination units, question thanks
combination units, question thanks, tempature: Billy, First let me say that I don t work with through the wall or window units, I don t have any source for makes, models or sizes other then searching the Internet. If you want a heating and cooling unit your probably going to have to go with a larger...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat&a/c, sure what type, runor
sure what type, runor, fan control: Dee, I m not sure what type of fan control is in your unit? When your thermostat is in the cooling mode the blower relay takes over and the compressor, the blower, and the condenser fan all start at the same time and go off at the same time. When your thermostat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat call, tempstar furnace, flame sensor
tempstar furnace, flame sensor, smart valve: Eric, When your thermostat calls for heat the vent exhaust blower comes on, the exhaust blower has a pressure switch that closes from the air blowing in a tube and proving that the exhaust blower is on, when the exhaust blower proves it s on the pilot ignition...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat from clothes dryer, thermal fuse, electrical fuse
thermal fuse, electrical fuse, heater coil: Basically Joe......You do need 220 volts to complete the circuit to the heating element. Obviously, one of yours is missing. Did you start at step one or step three? I see all the voltage readings and resistance checks but step one is to verify you have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat coming out, just air, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat doesn't work, rogers electric, white rogers
rogers electric, white rogers, volt power: Ryan, Instead of shorting the red and white wires, disconnect the wire from the R post and the W post on the thermostat, lightly touch the two wires together and see if you can get a spark, If there is a spark twist the wires together and see if the heat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat duct sizing, heat duct, registers
heat duct, registers, duct sizing: Randy, You can put as many registers on a 6 round duct as you want or as you can fit in. If you have two registers they ll both deliver about one half of what one is delivering now. Adding a register won t increase the heat it just divides the existing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat ducts, oil furnace, filtration system
oil furnace, filtration system, heat ducts: duct cleaning is good if there is an issue with smells or when we start with a good filtration system. the reason we like wrapping ducts is it allows even temp in the homes. before I decided i would measure the temp closet to the system against the temp furthest...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat exchange heating system, eletric, heat exchange system, lennox heating
heat exchange system, lennox heating, sequencer: Roughly how old is this system? If it appears to be older (50 s) you probably have a sequencer out. These old systems need a sequencer that is not made any more. A tech will have to get a new style sequencer & re-wire it. It takes a bit of thinking but...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat exchanger luke warm after LP conversion, appliance repair technician, heat exchanger tubes
appliance repair technician, heat exchanger tubes, air plenum: Bill. You need to first know the temperature rise of the furnace. Let the furnace run for 5 minutes then take a temperature reading in the hot air plenum and then in the cold air plenum. Subtract the reading of the cold air from the reading of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat exchanger, cracked heat, old person
cracked heat, old person, repairman: Hello Bob, Unfortunately we do not work on heating systems, so I am unable to advise you as an expert. As a plain old person though, I cannot understand why he could not show you. Even if it costs a few extra dollars to rip it down to show you. I...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat exchangers, water heat exchangers, type boilers
water heat exchangers, type boilers, wood furnaces: the best type of heat exchanger would be the inox honeycomb type these are flat plate on plate design utilised in many combinaton type boilers. but ensure that the whole unit and pipe work is encased in good quality waterproof insulation. (aircon intulation...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat from Furnace, safety button, diagnostic code
safety button, diagnostic code, blower motor: That code , tells me, that a safety has been tripped & needs to be re-set. Follow thw wires from item to item. Look for one with a red button on it. Press to re-set. Usually there is a flame roll out safety. Look by the burners. The safety devices are...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat and fan won't turn off, service mechanic, carrier hvac
service mechanic, carrier hvac, voltage terminal: Jay, Do you have a multi meter, you can check the roll out limit it should be just above the burner, should have red or blue wires going to it with a small button in the center of it, push the button if you hear a click it was tripped. The fan limit is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat from furnace, vent cap, pilot light
vent cap, pilot light, betty betty: Betty, When your thermostat calls for heat the first thing that happens is the vent exhaust blower starts (I asked in my firs answer I don t know if your vent exhaust fan comes on? ) I still don t know? The vent exhaust fan when it runs closes a pressure...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat when it gets really cold, air mixture, heat unit
air mixture, heat unit, heat exchange: Hello Tim. If the unit is over ten years old, I would have it inspected every year for cracks in the heat exchange. It takes a lot of abuse, and a full season is a lot of stress on it. Second, I would have the chimney or vent inspected and be sure it is clear....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat from Heat Pump, reversing valve, heat pumps
reversing valve, heat pumps, room temp: MOST HEAT PUMPS REST IN HEAT MODE EXCEPT RHEEM OR RUUD SYSTEM WHICH REST IN COOLING. IF IT IS NOT ONE OF THEM THEN IT SHOULD NOT BE THE VALVE. THE VALVES HAVE A COIL TO ENERGIZE THEM IF YOU OHMN IT OUT IT SHOULD READ 12-18TRY REPLACING IT FIRST. A VALVE DEPENDING...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Too much heat from Hot water baseboard system, hot water baseboard heat, water baseboard heat
hot water baseboard heat, water baseboard heat, thermostats: The valves are to service a specific heater, while in operation I would not turn them off. The only thing you can do is turn off the main heater circuit and turn it back on as needed. There is no simple way to shut down an individual heater. Thanks, ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat with heatpump, downstairs unit, puff of smoke
downstairs unit, puff of smoke, upstairs unit: From what you are telling me, it is hard to figure out what the problem is. If the air flow of the 1st unit is low, check and make sure the filter is clean. I am not sure what the smoke/dust is. It could just be cold air and a moisture causing the problem,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat keeps going, electric heat, circuit breaker
electric heat, circuit breaker, thermostat: Anthony, Possibly a shorted control wire, the relay you replaced, is this the relay for the electric heat or something different. With the unit turned off at the circuit breaker pull the wire to the coil of the relay and tape it, turn the breaker back...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat's perfect, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, electric low voltage, electric circuits
electric low voltage, electric circuits, heat strip: Billy, You may have 24 volts to the thermostat but is the thermostat switching that power to the necessary control, control s depending on which mode the thermostat is set to. All thermostats and heat pumps are not the same and you should have a wiring diagram...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, furnace heat, moderate temperatures
furnace heat, moderate temperatures, cold area: an air conditioner removes heat from a given space and a heat pump can either remove heat from a space or add heat to the space depending on what the requirements are at a given time. The thing about heat pumps is that there are a lot of different kinds from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, heat pump, thermostat
heat pump, thermostat: Jim, Just about every component you ve got can hum under the right conditions. Your outside unit is the Heat Pump if that s what s humming. About all I can tell you is to check your thermostat wires, remove one wire at a time from the thermostat and see...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, carrier heat pump, problem thanks
carrier heat pump, problem thanks, 3 things: It has been my experience the problem is 99% of the time in the circuit board. Replace the circuit board and see if this cures the problem, even if this does not correct it, save the old board as it will need replacing before this units life ends. Let me know...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, hunter programmable thermostat, voltage side
hunter programmable thermostat, voltage side, voltage wires: It is common when changing a stat with the power on, the transformer gets shorted out when two low voltage wires touch. Locate the transformer, it is usually in the fan section. Be sure there is line voltage feeding it and 24 volts leaving the transformer....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, hunter programmable thermostat, gas furnace
hunter programmable thermostat, gas furnace, air handler: Scott, Check your breaker again, The outside heat pump is on a separate breaker from the inside air handler. Push the breaker off all the way to reset it and then turn it back on. Check your thermostat wires from the thermostat to the air handler and to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, mercury switches, gas furnace
mercury switches, gas furnace, posistion: Hello Don. First, most defrost boards do not have fuses. It is a mystery why the a/c works, but it will not operate in heat. I can not think of any safety that would not shut it down in heat and a/c. It may very likely be the defrost board, but a technician...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, johnstone supply, weather king
johnstone supply, weather king, motor shaft: Kurt, Squirt some oil down the motor shaft where it comes out of the motor that may free it up so it runs, if your smelling burnt it s probably to late. You can probable surf the web and find one that you can order. Myself I would go to Johnstone Supply...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, heat pumps, heat strip
heat pumps, heat strip, air handler: francesca, Your inside unit, the one that blowing out cool air is an air handler. Your outside unit is the heat pump that supply s the heat to the coil inside unit. You need to see if the outside unit is running? Most air handlers inside have an auxiliary...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, gas furnace, heat coil
gas furnace, heat coil, ac coil: You are exactly correct and to me this would be an ideal system to have the heat pump as primary heat and a/c and the furnace as the back up heat. As information, my units are now 14 years old and on an 18 degree night, my heat pump will produce 83 degree...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, blower works, heat strip
blower works, heat strip, refrigerant charge: Vic, I don t know what you have exactly? Is it a self contained unit or a split system. A heat pump split system with an air handler inside and a condensing unit outside usually also has an electric back up heat strip. If nothing is working except the blower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, labor warranty, air handler
labor warranty, air handler, goodman: JC, Since your A/C system is less than one year old it is under both parts and labor warranty. Any repair you may attempt yourself could void that warranty. Call your installing contractor and get them out to fix it. It should not cost you any money at...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, heat pumps, correct question
heat pumps, correct question, loss gain: Bruce, I have seen heat pumps handle from 200 sq. feet per ton to almost 800 sq. feet per ton. The size of the heat pump is not the correct question to ask. The heat loss/gain of the room or home is the correct question. Once you know the heat loss/gain...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, stage pumps, txv
stage pumps, txv, reversing valve: I agree, it sounds like a restriction. I would test the check valves first at the TXV. In heat mode, the check valves on the outdoor coil at the TXV should be preventing the refrigerant from passing through and in turn feed the TXV. If they are not leaking...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, refrigerant lines, upstairs unit
refrigerant lines, upstairs unit, wire bundle: Terri, The most common cause of an outdoor unit that will not shut off is a stuck contactor. There is also the possibility that there is a defective thermostat or a shorted control wire. Do not do this unless you feel comfortable working around 240 volt...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, heat pump, hairdryer
heat pump, hairdryer, west virginia: Jill, You probably have a defrost control on your heat pump (inside the outside unit) that s not working or not set as it should be. Otherwise you just have to apply heat to melt it, a hairdryer or something of that nature? There should be a wiring diagram...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, correct voltage, heat pump
correct voltage, heat pump, thermostat: Randy, I m not sure what your doing? If I were wiring a thermostat I would follow the wiring diagram with the thermostat and the diagram with the unit (pasted on the inside of the blower compartment door?) Typically The R and Y wire twisted together would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, sorry for the confusion, togather
sorry for the confusion, togather, heat pump: Hi Phil. I led you astray on my last answer. The wires to the contactor do not come directly from the transformer.Heat pump wires can be a variety of colors & the contactor wires to the coil can be any color since the outside unit has switches that control...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, square foot area, v tach
square foot area, v tach, foot ceilings: In response to your question,the wall unit that you are talking about are good systems and yes they are efficient they have to meet Federal standards for SEER just as central units do this units are commonly called V Tach units the normal sizing for these...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, meter check, volt meter
meter check, volt meter, contactor: Hi John, I would start with the contactor having burned points that can t make contact. Locate it in the outside unit & look for burning of the points.If you have a volt meter check for power on both sides of the contactor when calling for cooling.Try that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump?, programable thermostat, heat pumps
programable thermostat, heat pumps, home depot: Depends on how many wires you have on the back of the old thermostat. If there are 5 wires, then it is not a heat pump. If there are 7 or 9, then you have a heat pumo. Always remember to write notes on exactly which wire color came off of which screw on the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, cooling coil, simple answer
cooling coil, simple answer, air flow: Belinda, You need to check the cooling coil inside under the house and see if the coil is froze over? Sounds like something obstructing the air flow, dirty filter, furniture blocking the grills? Run just your fan (no cooling) and thaw out the coil, take...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: On heat pump, york heat pump, serial number
york heat pump, serial number, pdf file: Kathy, Try calling York in Pa. they must have a technical department that can assist you. Certainly have the model and serial number when you call. If your unit is fairly new and that model is in production still you can Goggle and download the PDF file...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, overnight temperature, thick coating
overnight temperature, thick coating, volt meter: A heat pump works very poorly in low temperatures because it does start to ice up. When the outside condenser senses that there is ice on the coils, it goes into defrost mode to melt the ice off. Your system is not doing this so your sensor is bad or your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, propane generator, strip heat
propane generator, strip heat, kw generator: Hello Nick. A heat pump typically has strip heat for back up and defrost. A heat pump will develop frost on the outdoor coil and will go through a defrost mode to de-ice the coil. It depends on the humidity and the ambient temperature as to how much frost...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, 60 hertz, reversing valve
60 hertz, reversing valve, emergency heat: Joe, actually the situation is reverse. A heat pump is the most economical source of heat, however the heat pump is not efficient in low temperatures, so there is always back up heat of some sort, in your case a furnace. The compressor is required for the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, 60 hertz, seperate units
60 hertz, seperate units, reversing valve: *********************************************************************************************************** A heat pump is not more efficient than a furnace. The cost of fuel & AFUE determine which is the best buy. You did not say how many months that heat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump with air handler, time delay relay, circuit failures
time delay relay, circuit failures, heat pumps: You need some freon. Normal low side pressures are about 70 psi at 85 to 90 ambient.Always indicates a leak but only the amount of freon you add can give you a clue to the size of the leak. Say 1# added = small leak. Just add it & go. 3 to 5 # better find...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump air handler, carrier heat pump, closet doors
carrier heat pump, closet doors, air handler: Barbara, Not to sure what your asking . Changing your air filter regularly is great. Hopefully you don t have any surrounding air leaking into the Air Handler and around the filter access panel area. If so duct tape any leakage around the exposed return...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump air handler install, handy guy, copper tubing
handy guy, copper tubing, vacuum pump: To start off with, most places will not sell you a unit over the counter. Unless you have refer gauges, vacuum pump, torch, extra copper tubing an fittings, this is not something most handy homeowners can do. Now, on to the bigger issue...the service company...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump /aux heat, laymen terms, programmable thermostat
laymen terms, programmable thermostat, heat element: Dennis, If you have the original installation guide it should tell you the differential or how to change it, I looked at the Honeywell web site and there are several of the 8000 styles available. If you do not have the original guides you can go to Honeywell.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump blowing hot air during cooling, thermostat switch, heat pumps
thermostat switch, heat pumps, slow leak: Rita, Make sure your thermostat switch is set to cool. It sounds like your heat pump is in the heating mode. Try switching the thermostat a time or two, Heat pumps reverse the system when you go from heat to cool and yours doesn t seem to me switching over....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump a/c, refrigerant charge, repair knowledge
refrigerant charge, repair knowledge, clogged drain: Hello Melanie, it sounds like the only thing wrong may be a low refrigerant charge. 13 years is not very long for a heat pump, it should easily make it 15+ years. You can do a simple check for a low charge. Set the unit on heat and let it run for at least...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump -- closet flooded, air duct cleaning service, sears air duct cleaning
air duct cleaning service, sears air duct cleaning, air duct cleaning: The unit you have, is it a water source unit as you live in a condo, or is it a split system with a unit in and outside? You need to determine if the water is coming from the water lines that feed the unit if you have them. It could be a plugged up condensate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Is heat pump compressor failing?, diagnostician, serviceman
diagnostician, serviceman, water source: Normally a compressor will Just go out,sure the valves could be going bad, but that would not give the symptoms that you are haveing.Sounds to me that your run capacitor is going bad or you may be low on refrigerant.Refrigerant is what cools the compressor....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump contactor fails, time delay relay, delay timer
time delay relay, delay timer, contactor: The contacts themselves could be a few things.... most common and possible reasons 1. loose connections 2. low voltage to unit causing higher then normal amps to compressor 3. wrong size contactor 4. low control voltage causing the contacts not to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump "control board", voltage spikes, gmail
voltage spikes, gmail, typical setup: It is hard to say what can cause the control board to go. 1. power issues...over/under voltage spikes 2. shorts shunts 3. moisture 4. dumb luck 5. something I did not think of. The next time it is replaced, hopefully the tech will check the voltages...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump defrost controls, heat cycle, control voltage
heat cycle, control voltage, contactor: It could depending on how it is installed into the control circuit. Since it appears on rise it closes and stops the heat process, you should be able to pull one wire off and the unit start. If so, this device may be defective and locking out the heat at the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump electrical problem, heatpumps, air handler
heatpumps, air handler, control voltage: Considering..you have A/C and you say you have 24v to the outside unit, it could be the defrost timer. Some heatpumps will have five wires to the cond unit...hot, common, comp run, rev. valve and defrost signal to the air handler. As I am not sure what you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump fan won't stop running, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump fan won't stop running, split foyer, contactor
split foyer, contactor, manual mode: Scott, this unit must have a separate contactor for the outdoor fan, on most units the fan is on the same contactor as the compressor. It will be a minor repair, if there is nothing else wrong with the unit, I would repair this one. If you do decide to replace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump -- flood, air duct cleaning service, sears air duct cleaning
air duct cleaning service, sears air duct cleaning, air duct cleaning: Merrill, The condo manager may not be responsible for the unit but they are responsible for a shut off before the chilled water enters your unit, just like any utility company is, gas, water, electric. I think your right the cleaning guys bumped or tweaked...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump freezing over, heating engineer, reversing valve
heating engineer, reversing valve, electric element: these units normally defrost by either an electric element or more usually reversing flow of gas . so perhaps reversing valve is stuck i am however a heating engineer and not too well up on a/c so perhpas i might be good idea to ask another for confirmation...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump freezing up, indoor coil, gmail
indoor coil, gmail, filter 2: The three most common reasons are... 1. Dirty filter 2. Dirty coil 3. Low on refer There could be other problems, but those are the most common reasons. Clean/change the filter, and look at the indoor coil (air inlet side) to see if it needs cleaning....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump and furnace, heat pumps, condensor coil
heat pumps, condensor coil, heat pump: The coil has to match the heat pump. (matching set) or else you loose a lot of efficiency & cost a lot of extra money to run it every month. Heat pumps need a special T-stat (to match the unit). (each brand is different) It will cost at least $500 labor to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump and furnace, electric furnace, gas furnace
electric furnace, gas furnace, efficiency ratings: Joe, My question is, What do you have inside your house? A Gas furnace or an electric furnace or An Air handler with a cooling coil. I understand that you want to replace your outside unit which is a Heat Pump condensing unit. WeatherKing is as good as...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump and furnace, seer unit, decent name
seer unit, decent name, cooling coil: The furnace should be able to run with the new heat pump but you may have to get a new cooling coil that sits on your furnace to go with your new condensing unit. if your furnace is 14 years old it may be worthwile and cost effective to replace everything...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump glitches, reversing valve, emergency heat
reversing valve, emergency heat, split unit: When it gets very cold outside (low 30 s) a heat pump stops working effectively. As ice forms on the outside coil a sensor monitors the temperature. When the temperature gets too low the sensor tells the defrost board to thaw off the condenser. The fan will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Is it the heat pump or installers?, control thermostat, drain pipes
control thermostat, drain pipes, thund: Kelly, Not to sure what type of system you have besides two split system Heat Pumps, You describe that it tries to ignite ,are you saying you also have gas heat??? Also water in lines ??? Do you have a high efficiency gas furnace??? Is the BTU rating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Is it the heat pump or the installers?, control thermostat, drain pipes
control thermostat, drain pipes, thund: I would write them a letter & tell them since they have not been able to fix it, replace it or refund the money. You have to give them a chance to try & fix. BUT I think the unit is bad. When they do not refund the money. I would get a lawyer fast. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump will mot work, carrier heat pump, gmail
carrier heat pump, gmail, air handler: The first thing I would check are the breakers, turn then off and on, if you have fuses make sure they are not bad. If you have a digital t-stat, it is possible that the batteries are dead, if it uses batteries. If none of those options work, then you will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump problem, low voltage wiring, thermostat wiring
low voltage wiring, thermostat wiring, circuit breakers: Hello Ronnie, the buzzing sound is most likely the reversing valve solenoid. This valve on a heat pump has three pipes on one side and a single pipe on the other. The solenoid is on top with two wires connecting it. It is common for it to buzz as it is energized...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump problem, stage thermostat, glass vials
stage thermostat, glass vials, programmable thermostat: Dave, If you have a 2-stage thermostat it could be responsible. A non-electronic type thermostat (usually has 2 mercury-filled glass vials inside the cover) brings on the indoor strip heat along with the outdoor unit if you raise the temperature more than...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump problem, freon 22, indoor coil
freon 22, indoor coil, air handler: There is an internal overload switch in the compressor, and it sounds like in heat mode the compressor may be overheating. Make sure the indoor coil is clean and the filter is clean. You should be able to check the amp draw at the disconnect while the unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump problems, amp breaker, heat strips
amp breaker, heat strips, fan control: sharon, visually check your thermostat wires from the thermostat to the heat pump air handler controls that they connect to for bare wires touching each other. find your fan control/relay give it a thump to see if it s stuck, disconnect the thermostat low...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump problems, air handler, troubleshooting info
air handler, troubleshooting info, ohm meter: Casey, What keeps blowing ? just the fan section or both the outside and inside unit. If just the inside I would take your t-stat off ,exposing the subbase and disconnect the wire going to G terminal ( fan wire )to see if blower stops. Double check wiring...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump problems, heat strips, christena
heat strips, christena, 98 degrees: Christena, A heat pump would deliver approximately 30 degrees of rise without the heat strips, meaning if the house is 65 degrees F at the return you would expect 95 degrees F at the grills, losing a little due to static and loss through the ducting. It...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump/ propane backup, heat load calculation, gmail
heat load calculation, gmail, heat strips: I understand that you want the propane to be used as a backup, but when the temp starts to dip below 40, a heat pump gets less and less effective. It will ice up and will need to defrost taking away from heating. Air source heat pumps have a limit to which...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump - proper/efficient operation, low voltage wiring, outdoor temperatures
low voltage wiring, outdoor temperatures, setpoint: Eric, Whenever a heat pump outdoor section is operating normally the compressor and the fan motor will be running. During a defrost cycle (usually lasts no longer than a few minutes) the fan motor stops, a whooshing sound is heard, but the compressor stays...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump question, metering devices, freon leak
metering devices, freon leak, heat pump: Bob, During a refrigeration (or heat pump) cycle, because of the compressor, there is a high pressure side of the system and a low pressure side of the system. When the compressor shuts off at the end of a cycle the, high and low refrigerant pressures begin...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump question, trane xe1100, clean filter
trane xe1100, clean filter, high efficiency: In response to your question,you may be low on freon but before calling your service company you may want to check your air filter some times they will slow the air down and cause the unit to form ice how ever if you have a clean filter you will need to have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump question, outdoor temperatures, heat pumps
outdoor temperatures, heat pumps, indoor coil: Mike, Air conditioners (and heat pumps in cooling mode) are not designed to run in low outdoor temperature conditions. They can easily ice up the indoor coil and have other problems that will damage the compressor. There is a low ambient kit that can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump refigerant leak, electronic leak detection, leak detection system
electronic leak detection, leak detection system, leak stop: Well, 3 minutes will not tell you a damn thing unless the leak is huge. I would let it sit for a few hours if need be. I have never used leak stop in a home a/c, only cars. Leak stop does not work, and at best only temperory. They have a dye on the market...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump runs continuously, copper line, copper lines
copper line, copper lines, heat strips: If the larger copper line is cold, when the unit is in heat, then you have a problem. That line should be hot, to the point where you can not touch it without burning your hand (unless the unit is in defrost). You need to call for service. I believe you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump service contract, outdoor coils, heat pump service
outdoor coils, heat pump service, dish detergent: When cleaning the outdoor coils, turn off the disconnect, you can apply dish detergent to the coils and let it settle for about five minutes and rinse with a hose. Leave the unit off for at least an hour before turning it back on. The indoor unit, again turn...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump service contract, heat pump service, service contracts
heat pump service, service contracts, profit center: Unless you have more money than brains, forget it. The contracts provide a yearly cleaning & a look see if there is trouble. You can hose it & wipe clean for 5 cents of water. Then pay for a service call ($45 to $60) & save money. If the compressor goes bad,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump split unit, condenser fan motor, condenser unit
condenser fan motor, condenser unit, voltage side: If the contactor is coming in, then the safeties are good. I do not think there are any safties on the high voltage side. You have a high voltage issue. Need to make sure you have 220v in and out of the contactor. You stated you just replace the contactor,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump trips breaker, carrier heat pump, tonage
carrier heat pump, tonage, copper wire: Considering the age of the unit, have you ever put a set of gauges, or had a set of gauges put on the unit? You could be running a high head, which is peaking out the amps on the comp. You did not mention the RLA of the unit, nor did you mention the tonage....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump trips breaker, carrier heat pump, startup problem
carrier heat pump, startup problem, copper wire: this is a tough one, it could be several things. It may be that the outdoor coil is dirty causing high head pressure in high ambient conditions. It may be the unit it slightly overcharged causing high head pressure in high ambient conditions thus causing high...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump trips breaker, amp circuit, buck boost
amp circuit, buck boost, hot days: Richard, I was thinking , it may take some research, how about installing a voltage minder, break the 24vac to the contactor with the switch side. The only other things I can think is to check your new hard start kit, amp draw at start up on the start...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump troubleshooting, goodman manufacturing co, heat strip
goodman manufacturing co, heat strip, electrical diagnostics: Tim, I m not sure exactly what all your heating unit consists of but this is what I think. Your outside unit is your heat pump. The unit in your attic is an air handler, an air handler is just a metal case with a blower inside it and a couple of different...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump vs a/c, electric heating elements, old tappan
electric heating elements, old tappan, gas furnace: Terri, If your only option is electric you can heat for considerably less with a heat pump then you can with electric heat such as an electric furnace. If you go with the heat pump you should get your $700 back in savings in two heating seasons or less....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump w/air handler, air handler, heat pump
air handler, heat pump, amana: Shirley, What you describe sounds like a bad wiring connection. Turn the power off to the outdoor unit and open up the top of the unit to see what putting weights on it is doing. You should be able to find what is being affected and then see what to do...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump w/ oil fired backup, oil furnace, duel fuel
oil furnace, duel fuel, oil heating: the sir is not necessary. lol i personally would advise a heat pump with oil backup/make up and as im uk based i cannot advise you on US models . however i would advise that you get at least 3 quotes for any works and use a family type local engineer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump won't start, season heat, contactor
season heat, contactor, pressure switch: Hello Leor, This is not my area of expertise but I do know that there is a transformer that reduces the voltage from 120 to 24 volts a/c. Find this (normally inside) and verify input and then output voltage....If you need further assistance, feel...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, blower fan, fan motor
blower fan, fan motor, chandler arizona: Diana, The motor on your inside unit draws about 7 Amps and is rated for continuos duty. If your Air Conditioner were running you could add about 25 amps to that. Just running the inside blower costs about a fifth of running the overall A/C system...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pumps, buss fuses, electric radiant heat
buss fuses, electric radiant heat, heater coils: Hello Hank. You would need to use an amp meter while the radiant heat is on and get an amp reading to determine if all heat is on. A heat pump thermostat will automatically energize the auxillary heat when the temperature is 2 degrees below setpoint. If you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pumps, janitrol heat pump, johnstone supply
janitrol heat pump, johnstone supply, hvac equipment: Fred, If I lived in Knoxville I would go with a Janitrol Heat Pump. Janitrol has been around forever, It s as good as you can get, as good as the big name brands and a reasonable price from the wholesaler but you don t know what the installer is going to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat in radiator, air vent, bleeder
air vent, bleeder, water pipe: Wayne, I don t know exactly what your radiators are or your method of bleeding? If you have a supply line going to the radiator and water pressure then you have to get water or air unless your air vent/ bleeder is clogged or your supply line is clogged or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat returns, upstairs bath, ac unit
upstairs bath, ac unit, cold at night: The new heaters need lots of return air. 25 to 45% more than the old ducts. This means the return drop has to be properly sized. Now to the room . Increase the size or double up & add one. It is all in the design of the main trunk & size of the runs. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: getting my heat to rise to the upstairs, baseboard radiators, pressure boiler
baseboard radiators, pressure boiler, black pipe: Are there zone vales on every zone (area)? Are there seperate T-stats in each room or 1, for the whole house? What kind of pipes run to the rediators?? (Size also??) (copper, black pipe etc). I assume this is a low pressure boiler, what is its age?? Make??...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat in some rooms, oil furnace, laundry room
oil furnace, laundry room, air oil: It is all in the design of the ducts. Get someone to look at the way the ducts are made. Are they hooked up? I have seen phony ones installed to fake out people. The size & where they tie into the main trunk line, make a lot of difference. Can you see the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat safety, heat safety, rat infestation
heat safety, rat infestation, hot air: Depends on what kind of insulation. If it is fiberglass, (blow in or batts) it is safe. Other kinds are usually not safe. If it is not fiberglass, get some & put 3 or 4 inches around the pipe (just where the ceiling is). This keeps cold air out & seals the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat seems to work but no air circulation, high efficiency furnace, furnace control
high efficiency furnace, furnace control, bob grady: Hi Bob, Let s see whether it s a control circuit problem or a power supply one. Quick test on the blower motor is, with power off, spin the blower wheel by hand to test for bearing failure. Is the motor hot to touch after it has tried to start? Is there a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat will not start has code 2 for pressure switch, vent tubes, vent system
vent tubes, vent system, blower wheel: This is a very common part to fail, it has a bellows inside that a pin hole will affect and not cause it not to allow a pressure differential. I would try replacing this before going any further trying to diagnose another problem and at least this has been...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat strips, trane heat pump, digital thermostat
trane heat pump, digital thermostat, heat strips: Hello Sally, it is possibly a thermostat problem, however with this high of a bill, it sounds like the strips are coming on. The only way to tell is by using an amp meter on the unit wiring and see if the strips are drawing amps. Even with the strips off and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat when switching to emergency heat, spade connectors, voltage terminal
spade connectors, voltage terminal, heat strips: Kenny, You should be getting 24 vac to the coil of the sequencer when calling for supplemental heat, the coil is usually the 2 lower spade connectors , 1 on each end of the sequencer. Make sure your meter is on VAC, the upper spade connectors should be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat system, gas furnace, heat system
gas furnace, heat system, gmail: Do you know if you have a zone type system? If the up and down are zoned, and the zone is not getting warm, it could be a zone damper. You did not mention where the stat is located, up or down, which can play a part in the heating of the home. Craig ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heat from Trene xr90, flow switch, gmail
flow switch, gmail, inducer: Before the heat will turn on, it has to see air flow. When the fan starts, the unit is not seeing air flow. The problem is likely the flow switch. Considering your unit is 3 years old, anything that is wrong is probably covered under a parts warranty. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no heat at times, natural gas furnace, thermastat
natural gas furnace, thermastat, fan belt: I do not know this furnace. When they are that old they may have a fan belt. If the belt is slipping that would cause a problem like you have. When it is not blowing, go to it & listen. Then open the door and look. Hold in the safety switch (so it will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat turns on sometimes, basement units, work thanks
basement units, work thanks, electric heat: Matt, Your talking attic units, basement units, some parts work some don t work? I have no idea what your talking about? I have no idea what type of units you have? I have no idea what is working or not working? Is it gas, electric, heat pump or other?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: what heat to use, fire my wife, heat pumps
fire my wife, heat pumps, high efficiency: Marc, Attic? I would consider going with a high efficiency propane converted furnace, you can find furnaces now with efficiency up to 96%, this would definitely be a better heat than a heat pump and since you didn t mention air conditioning you may be able...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat won't come up but fan won't turn off, fan switch, auto reset
fan switch, auto reset, safeties: Elizabeth, Make sure the fan switch at the thermostat is set to auto. If you have a Carrier brand furnace you have tripped a safety or limit, if your furnace is a downflow check in the blower compartment or on the top right side of the cabinet for older...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat won't turn on, wall unit, questioner
wall unit, questioner, thermostat: Janet, Without know even what kind (function, not brand) of system you have I just have no place to start when trying to give help. I still don t even know if you have a gas furnace or a heat pump. I really need the model number of the indoor and outdoor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Should my heat work even if it's hot outside?, home warranty companies, home warranty company
home warranty companies, home warranty company, outdoor temperatures: Melissa, Home warranty companies are notorious for giving bad information, so it is always a good idea to check out anything they tell you. If you have a furnace (gas heat) it will not cause a problem. Running your heat for a short period of time in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat not working, tripped breakers, blower wheel
tripped breakers, blower wheel, fuses: The blower would be what sends air out of the vents, so either this unit has a belt driven blower and only the motor is running without turning the blower wheel, or the sound is something else. The outdoor unit is on a separate circuit from the indoor unit,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat, waste of energy, radiant heat
waste of energy, radiant heat, furnace: Thanks for the question. It all depends on how well insulated your home is. Also it matters what kind of heat you have. For example if you have radiant heat, then its best to leave it on all the time. If you have a floor heater its best to turn it off...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater, strip heat, emergency heat
strip heat, emergency heat, heat pumps: Hello Al. This system is a heat pump system. On Heat, the unit is running on the mechanical heating unit which is located outdoors, this unit in simple terms is a reverse a/c unit, and in the same way it picks up heat indoors in the summer and dispells it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater, pilot ignition, pressure switch
pilot ignition, pressure switch, furnace: Gary, I don t keep literature on all the heating and cooling equipment on the market , past and present. I don t know exactly what your ignition module is and I don t know exactly what your vent blower is, I can t give you step by step instructions. It takes...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater, bonus room, cieling
bonus room, cieling, cold rooms: You don t mention if you have balancing dampers on each supply take off ( branch line ) to help distribute the air more evenly. Ask the Contractor if your system has them. We install them at the start of each branch line close to the main duct.For the most...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater for basement, kansas city missouri, propane heater
kansas city missouri, propane heater, wholesale supply: Gary, That s what I call them also, Space Heater I guess now days they use a different name, Vented Gas Console Heater If I were going to buy one I would use my HVAC wholesale supply house. I don t know who might have them in a retail outlet. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater blower fan, natural gas furnace, second floor apartment
natural gas furnace, second floor apartment, electrical trouble: More than 1 problem. Start with the blower. Figure out why it is cutting out. Get a 110 volt sensor stick. One that you hold next to the wire to tell if juice is in it. They glow when 110 is there. Open the furnace & bypass the safety switch (tape it down)....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater blower stays on, heater blower, speed change
heater blower, speed change, correct temperature: the fan relay has two settings - it energizes to bring the cool speed on and rest in heat mode. in heat mode power goes thu and waites for the fan swith to make contact to bring the heat side of the blower no ( a lower speed than cooling). the fan switch will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater blower won't shut off, gas furnace, heater blower
gas furnace, heater blower, voltage wiring: Hello Issy, If it s a gas furnace the fan-limit switch may be getting stuck. On a newer model furnace the fan is controlled by a circuit board which usually does not have that problem. If you have an electric heater the blower is controlled by a heat sequencer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater breaker blows, electric furnace, gas furnace
electric furnace, gas furnace, heat strip: Jackie, I think you probably have a heat pump? With a heat pump split system there is an air handler (indoors) that runs on 110 breaker, there is a condensing unit (outdoors) that runs on a double 220 breaker, if you have an auxiliary heat strip in the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater buzzing, automobile noise, tube attachment
automobile noise, tube attachment, heat unit: hi its difficult to answer withouh hearing exactly where the sound is coming from i personally would remove covers and use a directional listeneng device (similasr to a doctors stethoscope with a rifle tube attachment for direction used sometimes for automobile...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater will not ignite, gas valve, safeties
gas valve, safeties, thermostat: The problem can be any number of things. You need to determine if any of the safeties are tripped in the unit. Sometime a simpler power off and on will reset the unit. Some units have a manual reset in them. You should also have a bad temp controller (located...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater motor belt, heater motor
heater motor: the belt makes a noise because it is loose / slipping there should be an adjusting system for tightening the belt if the belt has stretched beyond the limit of the adjusting device it will need to be replaced however there is a chemical called belt jam...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater pilot, jet unit, pilot light
jet unit, pilot light, copper wire: the polit is a small jet unit situated near the main burner it will probably have a thin copper wire(capilary tube) running from it to the gas valve you should ghave some kind of ignition device or, if the unit is very old you may have to use a taper....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: my heater pilot light location and lighting how-tos, air furnace, pilot light
air furnace, pilot light, gas tube: Jo, OK it s a forced air furnace, If it has a standing pilot light you need to turn the control knob on your gas valve to pilot and hold a reset probably the knob that you turned to pilot down) Hold the knob down while you light the pilot that is mounted...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater problems, flame wave, armstrong air
flame wave, armstrong air, flame sensor: all the searches I say showed a pc board on the blower. take off all the covers just to be sure. tell me what happens when the call for heat from the tstat starts the furnace. take the door off turn off the power and set the tstat to heat look at the furnace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater quit, pilot flame, pipe dope
pilot flame, pipe dope, teflon tape: Alex, You don t need to clean the end that screws into the valve, What I meant is that it shouldn t have pipe dope or Teflon tape or anything like that on it, I only mentioned that because people changing there own thermocouples have put pipe dope on the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater smell, hot water heating, hot water system
hot water heating, hot water system, gas hot water system: i am sorry i missed the first comments with the technical stuff lol as you say gas. i would seriously consider getting the chimney/flue/furnace checked by a reputible engineer as carbon monoxide is a swift killer i would also get yourself checked out for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: My heater stopped heating and I'm getting cold :), gas forced air furnace, glow coil
gas forced air furnace, glow coil, vent fan: Larry, I m going to assume that you have a gas forced air furnace, I don t know if your furnace has a standing pilot light or an electronic ignition? I don t know if your furnace has a draft induced vent fan? I don t know if your pilot is lit or if you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater will not turn on, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater won't heat to emp, honeywell thermostat, plastic pvc
honeywell thermostat, plastic pvc, heat unit: A steady glowing red light is normal. Any blinks, means problems. How long do the burners stay on? Just a min. or 2? If it short cycles , the sensor needs to be cleaned. There are continous blinking (no pauses -1/2 sec.), That means the brain is bad....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater won't start, pvc pipes, berkshire mountains
pvc pipes, berkshire mountains, inch pvc: Chuck, When you say the heater will not turn on Do you mean, Nothing no vent fan, no ignition or do you mean that just the burner wont light. There are different controls that kick on from start to finish, any one of them could be the cause due to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater wont work, heat cycle, mechanical skills
heat cycle, mechanical skills, thermostat: Joe, Try running the furnace without the thermostat, if you have some basic mechanical skills this an easy task. Remove power from the furnace, then remove the thermostat from the wall and look at the terminal designations, you should see the letters R,W,G,Y...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater not working correct, gas furnace, limit switch
gas furnace, limit switch, slue: How many speed is the blower motor? The high speed wire from the motor is usually black . Then red , blue , yellow , white , green . Green goes to ground. White goes to neutral. Most furnaces use the highest speed for the A/C. Then pick the right speed,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater not working properly, air furnace, trunk line
air furnace, trunk line, heating systems: Tiffany, There are hundreds of heating systems that might be called heating system I don t know what your is exactly? About the only thing that I can think of if you have a forced air furnace with a main trunk line that the main trunk going to one side...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater not working, cracked heat, limit switches
cracked heat, limit switches, heat exchanger: It is tripping off on a some safety. Turning the power off and back on resets it. It may be a clogged flue, a cracked heat exchanger, or a limit somewhere. Look at the wiring diagram on the inside door panel and locate and test all safety controls. Also take...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater works but is acting up scaring me, relay switch, fan motor
relay switch, fan motor, central heat: I would have to put a meter on it, to be sure BUT I suspect the motor is going out. The sequencer is a On & Off switch for the elements. (& probably the fan {motor}. The models have different wiring diagrams. You would have to use a meter & trace the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heater, temperature air, emer
temperature air, emer, breakers: Al, Check your electric breakers. Your blower is on a separate 110 breaker, the heat is on a separate 220 double breaker and the EMER heat can be on still another 220 double breaker. Some breakers you need to push off all the way to reset them and then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heaters, wood fireplace insert, oil filled heaters
wood fireplace insert, oil filled heaters, home depot: Landon, I like those oil filled electrical ones. I have a small cabin in the mountains and I use two of them to heat the place about six hundred square feet, they work great. I got one at Target and the other one at Home Depot. Electric is pretty much...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, hot water baseboard heating, zone lines
hot water baseboard heating, zone lines, water baseboard: Thanks for the question. First every thermostat you have denotes 1 zone. So you have many zones. Alot depends on hot the system was installed and what the layout of the house is. Since this would be hard to do over the internet, I would recommend having...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, glow coil, vent fan
glow coil, vent fan, pilot light: Jacque, I can t tell you y without some information. What is your furnace? in a basement? high efficiency?Gas forced air? What dose it do? Pilot light, glow coil, spark ignition? Dose it do anything? spark, click, hum, vent fan? Need info, no makes...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, small apartment, blower motor
small apartment, blower motor, medium speed: David, I don t have any literature on your furnace but most furnaces motors if they are two or more speeds can have there speed changed by switching wires or motor posts. Check the wiring diagram that should be with your furnace stuck on the inside of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, shape thanks, small apartment
shape thanks, small apartment, combination units: Hello David, I do not have a diagram for this particular model, but you are most likely correct. Be sure on the diagram that the fan motor is not connected to a relay that energizes the fan in a lower speed already. On most furnace a/c combination units, the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, furnace oil tank, hot water tank
furnace oil tank, hot water tank, hot water system: i cannot find the reply so perhaps it has got lost somewhere i personally believe from experience that oil is far cheaper that bottle / propane gas and cheaper than electricity i personally would stick with oil in fact i have electric underfloor heating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, emersion heater, input switch
emersion heater, input switch, reset button: there r many reassons for this problem so u will need to go through check list to test. firs does the unit have manufacturers troubleshoot list? if so go through that next check if there is an overheat button that has popped possibly be caused by slow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, flame sensor, emery cloth
flame sensor, emery cloth, hot surface igniter: Josue, Could be a couple of things, brand new systems or just being fired off for the winter? I would check the flame sensor and the incoming gas supply. The flame sensor should be a single rod, usually on the left side of the burner plate in direct path...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, pilot flame, metal coat hanger
pilot flame, metal coat hanger, coat hanger wire: I think what you are saying is the flame on the burners goes on and off real fast. I am assuming this is a electronic ignition system. If that is the case find the pilot light assembly , next to the pilot flame you will see a little piece of metal, kind of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, damper, air flow
damper, air flow, gmail: You can put a small vent, with a damper on it to control air flow. I am not sure how much it will actually heat up the basement, and if the vent is too big, then you will take too much air from the main home. Good luck Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, flame sensor, main switch
flame sensor, main switch, odd time: First I would clean the flame sensor. Ought to be a small steel rod between burner & igniter. Use steel wool or fine sandpaper to lightly clean rod.Also, is there a LED on the circuit board that will flash to inform you where the trouble is)in your manual)if...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, wind chill factor, green bay wisconsin
wind chill factor, green bay wisconsin, chill factor: First off, relax, it s nothing major. With out knowing what furnace or T-stat, I can only guess. A lot of furnaces have a sensor in the main chamber. This sensor runs the fan when it gets hot in the chamber. Then it has a Off setting for the fan (after the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, duct work, hot air
duct work, hot air, scot: What you have is normal. The design for the ducts was poor. But, since heat rises naturally, 2nd story rooms usually have enough heat to live with. The way to fix this problem is to rip the sheet rock apart & change the duct work and add a return vent in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, air registers, flame sensor
air registers, flame sensor, blower wheel: Mike, Furnaces that short cycle usually have problems with air flow or flame sensing. Limits trip when air flow is a problem. Check your return grilles and supply air registers to make sure they are all open and unobstructed. Change or clean your air filter....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, arcoaire furnace, furnace fan
arcoaire furnace, furnace fan, blower fan: Robert, I don t know what kind of fan control your furnace has? When your thermostat is in the heating mode the blower fan, if that s the one your referring to, is controlled by a fan switch in the furnace and not the thermostat. Some older fan switches...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, hot water heater, gas meter
hot water heater, gas meter, gas fire: If your furnace and hot water heater are both gas and aren t working at the same time my first guess would be that your gas meter is pinned off by the gas company.If the gas is still on and your tank is electric, I would check your breakerbox. Good Luck...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, hot water heating, drinking water system
hot water heating, drinking water system, air locks: hi first of all i don t believe that opening your drinking water system would create air locks in your heating system. i think you will find is most probably gas created by electrolytic action within the heating system its self i suggest you drain/ clean...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, sq ft area, heating elements
sq ft area, heating elements, electric heater: Your husband is right in that electricity is electricity but an oven is not designed to heat it is designed to cook food. You would be better served by a heating unit because it moves the air through the heating elements and would heat the room much faster...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating on/off, digital thermostat, flame sensor
digital thermostat, flame sensor, gas furnace: Scott, I don t know what all your furnace has for safety controls but it sounds like it may be a flame sensor. Check and see if you have an element of some type going from the ignition module to where the burner can burn on it, if so clean the element gently...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating on/off, digital thermostat, flame sensor
digital thermostat, flame sensor, gas furnace: From your description I would look at the flame sensor. I would try to clean it off and if that doesn t work then I would replace it. Next I would look at the ignitor but if it is igniting then it is probably ok. Beyond that you are going to have to call...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating on/off, digital thermostat, spark plug wire
digital thermostat, spark plug wire, gas furnace: There are not many wires attached to this control, maybe a dozen. You can replace it, there are no setup procedures for it, you just replace it and turn the unit back on. Be sure to label every wire as it is critical they are back in the correct place. Thanks,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, hot water boiler, coal furnace
hot water boiler, coal furnace, hot water heater: Bob, I have no idea what your talking about? Dose your furnace have a brand name and a model number? Are there water lines connected to your furnace? The last time I seen anything like what your talking about was fifty five years ago when they use to run...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating AC unit size, proper air flow, old furnace
proper air flow, old furnace, ac unit: It is a very detailed load calculation that is done to properly size a system. It will include the number of windows and doors, their construction, the direction they face, the type of walls, floors, roof, any insulation, any shading from trees, etc. These...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating ac system, upstairs unit, air movers
upstairs unit, air movers, condensing units: Ray, I think I understand your system , you have 2 separate systems with hydronic heating in each of the air movers, I have seen systems with out valves and the pump set to run to keep the hydronic loop hot. Are you using the condensing units, the outdoor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating or ac not working, power spike, printed circuit board
power spike, printed circuit board, c side: If your unit has a printed circuit board in it, there is a good chance it was made useless by the power spike. Someone is going to have to check the unit out with a meter to determine what the problem is. It could be a fuse, or other various components....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and ac, variable speed furnace, seer air conditioner
variable speed furnace, seer air conditioner, new furnaces: John, Anything is possible if every thing is sized as it should be. I don t what size your ducts are or if you ll be changing them. I don t know what the zoning part is going to be. Just off the top of my head the sizes you stated seem to be a little less...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating addition, hot water heater, room thermostats
hot water heater, room thermostats, radiator system: first i think you need to alter your system slightly to make it more efficient i would suggest you fit zone valves or individual radiator room thermostats tha shut dowmn rooms as they get to temperature also same in kitchen etc, then you can shut down...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating in an addition, gas forced air furnace, garage conversion
gas forced air furnace, garage conversion, going in the right direction: Jamie, Not knowing where your existing furnace and ducts are installed, not knowing if there is going to be space under the new addition floor, not knowing what is above the existing garage ceiling, attic, flat roof or more house, I can t really tell you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and air, ceiling vents, floor vents
ceiling vents, floor vents, room addition: Ceiling vents with the new unit is ok. I would definatly fill in the old vents if you are not reusing them with some kind of self leveling controlled density fill. You will have to verify that new vents can be run above the ceiling in the existing part of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating/air, goodman janitrol, puron
goodman janitrol, puron, tempstar: Where in the country are you? Pipes usually do not need replacement. Look for other brands (Sears, Tempstar, Goodman/Janitrol) There are lifetime warrantees, available. Water under the furnace will be fixed with the new coil installation. Buy a new coil &...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and air, split system, wall unit
split system, wall unit, ductwork: The area is too large for a through the wall unit, but almost too small for a separate unit. If you install a 1 1/2 ton package unit, the vents can be cut through the wall, or if there is enough room, the indoor unit on a split system is only the size of a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and air conditioning, variable speed furnace, seer air conditioner
variable speed furnace, seer air conditioner, new furnaces: I would keep the furnaces & A/C seperate. (lower bills)(zone control)(coverage if one goes out the other still works) If you look at Consumer Reports & BBB you will see that Carrier takes fixing often. Go with a better brand. Look for a TWO pipe furnace in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and air conditioning, furnace blower, gas furnace
furnace blower, gas furnace, heat strip: Craig, I don t know what part of the country you are in or what the utilities cost rate is as far as electric and gas. Where I live I can heat on gas about four s time cheaper then I can heat on electric. If you use a heat pump and you have cold days below...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and air conditioning, air furnace, brand preference
air furnace, brand preference, san bernardino county: Bob, The only website or which I am aware that makes objective comparisons for central cooling and heating systems belongs to Consumer Reports (www.consumerreports.org) and you will have to join to access the reports. You might try some of the other consumer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and air conditioning sizing, brick bungalow, heating and air conditioning
brick bungalow, heating and air conditioning, cieling: If this were my place I would get a gas fired furnace that produced at least 60,000 btuh output with more being better up to about 100,000 btuh. If I had to choose I would get a heat output around 70,000 to 75,000 if possible. Gas fired furnaces come with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating/air conditioning units service contracts, air conditioning units, service contracts
air conditioning units, service contracts, techi: due to global warming the weather will be getting hotter and will continue to do so therefore aircon will be working harder than previously thought. i have found well installed aircon works average 3 years from new b4 problems regular service advised....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and air conditioning, forced air gas furnace, payne furnaces
forced air gas furnace, payne furnaces, hvac company: Paul, I don t know what s going on in Canada with HVAC suppliers and installers. I recommend that you pick a brand that is stocked with replacement parts and is serviced by dealers in your area. Lots of the big name brands wont sell to just any HVAC company,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and air ducts, zone unit, gas insert
zone unit, gas insert, zone heat: Gene, A zone system may help force more air downstairs, but if the problem is that the ducts are undersized downstairs it won t make a lot of difference. The way to make a good decision here is to: 1. have the air flow measured in the problem area 2....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating/air for garage apt, sq ft apartment, heat system
sq ft apartment, heat system, split system: Kim, Total size would say a small split system, a wall mount slim line, if the floor plan is open this may work for you, if the floor plan is closed a ducted 2 ton light heat system would also work well, pricing will be very different for each. Hope this...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: my heating/air system won' work, better business bureau, reputable person
better business bureau, reputable person, carrier system: Ellen, about the only thing you can do is to make sure all the breakers are on, or if fuses, that all fuses are good. As far as a reputable company, I would ask friends for recommendations and check with the Better Business Bureau to be sure a company has...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating & air, air cond, service technician
air cond, service technician, circuit breaker: There are a lot of things this could be. The thermostat is one but if you hear an audible click from the thermostat then I doubt if it is it. The circuit board on the furnace could be bad, the fuse or breaker inside the furnace could be blown. The circuit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating a basement bathroom, furnace installer, basement bathroom
furnace installer, basement bathroom, heating a basement: Drew, Thanks, I have a better picture of what your doing now. If it were me I would just get a 6 round ceiling diffuser and a few feet of 6 flex duct, a roll of silver foil tape. Tape the flex to the pipe, screw the diffuser to a ceiling panel where you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: My heating bills are killing me, efficiency furnaces, afue
efficiency furnaces, afue, time bob: I run my fan all the time, on low . Then when the heat kicks on, the fan goes to med. high . I run the fan to get an evener heat distribution. The cost of running the small fan is very little. The bills jump when the low efficiency furnaces are installed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating/A/C venting, southern climates, northern climates
southern climates, northern climates, tennessee mountains: Chris, Where you are in Florida you pretty much have to use ceiling vents because your home is probably built on a slab. Attic space is the only location for ducts. In areas where homes are built on foundations with crawl spaces the ducts are located...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and a/c unit, johnstone supply, little fellow
johnstone supply, little fellow, c unit: The fan can be replaced if you can find a friend who is skilled with electricity. A fan is just a motor and costs about $30 to $40 at a Johnstone Supply . (nationwide parts seller) It takes about 1/2 hour to replace. You are just guessing what is wrong....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and a/c, proper air flow, furances
proper air flow, furances, zone systems: That is too small of a BTU to replace both furnaces. with a 4 ton/2 ton of A/C that looks 1 to 1 1/2 ton to much. It is probably workable with 125,000 BTU on 4 ton of air. BUT !!!! This is the sticker, the ducts were designed for even proper air flow. Now...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating-cold air return, cold air return, gas furnace
cold air return, gas furnace, ronan: Ronan, The cold air return is how the air from the area being heated recirculates back to the intake side of the furnace. It usually must be ducted and absolutely has to be sized correctly for the size and airflow of your existing furnace. I hope this...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating-cold air return, cold air return, gas boiler
cold air return, gas boiler, level tank: if you are based in the US we may have a language /terminology problem. as i am uk based lol however i cannot see you system working without a return as the water cannot circulate. perhaps they mean a cold make up. which comes from either a ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and cooling, first mistake, duct work
first mistake, duct work, static pressure: When I hear ranch, 1750 sq. , it means 1750 on one floor. 2 1/2 ton is not to big. Almost too small. Carrier was the first mistake (sorry). My opinion. I suspect the duct work is still too small. Cold air is heavy and denser than hot air. It takes a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating&cooling, seer unit, barry gibson
seer unit, barry gibson, company offerings: Barry, Gibson is a brand made by Nordyne, so it would be comparable with any of the Nordyne brands such as Tappan, Frigidaire, Westinghouse, Philco, Kelvinator, etc. You can check out the company offerings at www.nordyne.com. I would estimate their reliability/durability...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating & cooling, thermostat controls, room heaters
thermostat controls, room heaters, winter 2: I do not think it is necessary to cover up the unit, but covering it up should not hurt anything. I would turn the power off to the unit before hand though. I am not sure what to tell you about spot cooling. There are room heaters that have thermostat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and cooling, furance, sure what kind
furance, sure what kind, speed unit: Thermostats are what turn a unit on and off, unless the unit is tripping on a safety. I am not sure what kind of t-stat you have. Was it replaced when the new unit was installed? Is it digital? If is a digital t-stat then the dead band probably needs to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating/cooling, galvanized pipe, flow pressure
galvanized pipe, flow pressure, far wall: Kelly, You really need two 6 runs that go to the far wall to a 4 X 12 floor register each that are at the far wall in about four foot from each side wall for a total of two registers in the room, no tee s. If you use a 5 pipe with three outlets off of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and cooling ductwork, floor registers, sure what size
floor registers, sure what size, metal ducts: I think metal ducts are better mostly because in the long run they last longer but duct board is cheaper, doesn t need to be insulated and deadens the sound. If you use metal duct it will need to be insulated especially in the ceiling. The air will flow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No heating-All cooling/fans works fine, thermo control, control wires
thermo control, control wires, exhaust fan: What AFUE effeciency?? Measure 24 volt on the red wire going to the T-stat. Then measure the white return wire. (to common on the transformer) Is there 24 returning from the T-stat to the furnace?? Does the exhaust fan start when heat is called for?? ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and cooling, foam insulation, humidity level
foam insulation, humidity level, rule of thumb: Jackie, If any thing I would think your AC unit is undersized, But not having all of the data required to do a heat gain or enough information to even do a rule of thumb guesstimate it s hard to say from where I m sitting. An average built house with average...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating costs, long term investment, oil filled heater
long term investment, oil filled heater, living quarters: Reduce the heat but do not cut it off. Yes, the heat will rise & if you let the basement get too cold it will cost more to heat the up-stairs. Here in Montana we face this problem every winter. 1. caulk all doors & windows (silicone) 2. storm windows & doors...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating duct asbestos encapsulation, gravity furnaces, asbestos encapsulation
gravity furnaces, asbestos encapsulation, asbestos removal: Marc, I m not sure what you got on your ducts or what all your ducts consist of? In the olden days when we installed gravity furnaces with the big old heat pipes 8, 9, and 10 round and then we covered them with asbestos paper kinda like wall papering, It...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating ducts, heating ducts, room thanks
heating ducts, room thanks, heat distribution: mekanic, I wasn t suggesting that you tap off your existing 6 rd. duct. What I m saying by doing so you will get less heat into your family room, the air coming out of the two registers will have a lower velocity which means less air throw. Bottom line...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating ducts, heating ducts, square inches
heating ducts, square inches, furnace: Kevin, I assume your talking about two 8 round ducts? An 8 round equals 50 square inches of area, If you split that you need to maintain half or a bit smaller in order to have some velocity when the air comes out. If it were me I would use an 8 x5 x5...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating ducts, furnace plenum, low e glass
furnace plenum, low e glass, insulation factor: It sounds simpler than it really is. There is a very complicated load calculation that has to be done in order to supply the correct CFM s to every part of the structure. To do this the main trunk line has to be sized properly and reduced as different branches...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating economy, hot water heat, thermostat
hot water heat, thermostat, furnace: Rudy, Your right! I have hot water heat but I do close the door to a large great room in my house and turn off the thermostat for that room, I also shut doors to upstairs bed rooms and turn the zone off for that room. It all saves me about $100 per month...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating efficiencies, cold draft, continuous duty
cold draft, continuous duty, time hours: Tim, A fan blowing air has a tendency to cool the air, like having a cold draft all the time. Just running the blower uses 6-8 amps of electricity, I don t know if its cost effective to leave it run in the summer, most likely the A/C is running all the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating element on dryer, heating element, weak spot
heating element, weak spot, appliance parts: They should not touch as by touching, they create a weak spot and burn out prematurely....If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or you can visit our website at http://www.affordableappliance.com Keep in mind...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating element whirlpool dishwasher, whirlpool dishwasher, heating element
whirlpool dishwasher, heating element, whirlpool: Ken, First, please ensure that you have the KIT that replaces the element. There is a service bulletin on your dishwasher (the control must also be replaced). I can email you the bulletin if you send me your email to CERTIFIEDWINDSOR@aol.com . To answer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating element, buzzer sounds, soounds
buzzer sounds, soounds, voltage side: Dear Roy, Soounds like the clock assembly is bad. The wire coming from the bake element to the bake relay on the clock assembly should have 110 volts when the clock is set to a bake setting. Can you tell if the bake relay is activating? Most...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating flow, furnice, double wide trailer
furnice, double wide trailer, girl friend: Double wides have an interconnecting duct between the 2 sides. Does the cold air come from the same side of the trailer ?? I would suspect a hole in a duct & is sucking in cold air.Are all the ducts held off the ground ?? That s the place for holes to develop.Maybe...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating furnace, heating furnace, gas furnace
heating furnace, gas furnace, story addition: I do not think moving the furnace will help in the efficiency of the unit. Moving a gas furnace will be very troublesome. The gas line, flue, duct work all have to be relocated. Even if it is a bit more efficent, I do not know if it would pay for itself...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating furnace, heating furnace, light burns
heating furnace, light burns, pilot light: Anthony, Make sure the pilot light burns onto the thermocouple, Make sure that all the service covers are on the furnace so the pilot doesn t get a draft and blow off of the thermocouple. Make sure the thermocouple is screwed into the valve snug. You may...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating a garage workshop, propane heaters, kerosene heater
propane heaters, kerosene heater, propane heater: You are in trouble now. There are 100 or more ways, to do what you ask. Propane heaters are good. I do not like to work in a space heated by a space heater. I get head achs & upset stomach. or Do you mean a vented heater?? I would get a Hot Shot propane...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: over heating gas fired boiler, type connector, pressure regulator
type connector, pressure regulator, spigot: their should either be a small headder tank feeding the system or a small tap coming from the water main service perhaps via a pressure regulator that feeds the system as an emergency only you could remove one of the air bleed connectors fit a tap type...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating home with high ceilings, cement slab, ceiling vents
cement slab, ceiling vents, patio doors: Ron, Not knowing how your heating system is installed or where your furnace/ furnaces are installed it s a bit hard to say what you could do to improve on the situation. I don t like the idea of three ceiling vents if they are supply, Your ceiling fan should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating home, e mail addresses, e mail address
e mail addresses, e mail address, thermastat: Ron, I don t think there is any advantage to setting your thermostat lower for eight to ten hours as far as saving energy. Everything in your home becomes cooler except the human body tempature. When the thermostat kicks on to a warmer setting the air gets...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating,hot water baseboard heat, hot water baseboard heat, air vent
hot water baseboard heat, air vent, water baseboard heat: Walt, The pipes through the floor have to tie into the existing pipes as a loop rather then being tee ed into the existing below as a branch. In other words you have two pipes sticking through the floor, you cut open the pipe below, you connect one of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating - hot water system, hot water system, gas boiler
hot water system, gas boiler, rads: Rose, Why do you even have to purge your boiler? Maybe it s ready now? What did you do to shut it down last time? All you need to do if you want to shut the system down is turn off the electric power switch, When it gets cold and you want heat just turn...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating-insulation, furnace repairman, btu output
furnace repairman, btu output, 2x4 stud: Kirby, Your description of insulation and your outside walls is a little confusing, Have you had them insulated already? Are the walls brick with a 2X4 stud wall on the inner side? Where I live fuel oil is non existent, nobody has an oil furnace that I...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, thermocouple type, flame detector
thermocouple type, flame detector, wire tube: if the combustion motor continues to run then i think you have a problem with the flame detector try to remove it clean it etc then replace if it is of the thermocouple type with a thin copper wire /tube coming from it i would suggest replacement (they...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, thermostats, thermostat
thermostats, thermostat, cranks: This just does not sound right. I am missing something. What controls the zones? (brand of controller?) What kind of thermostats? (model & make) Are the T-stats digital or analog? Is the problem that the t-stat reads 67, even though the room is warmer or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, upstairs and downstairs, bells and whistles
upstairs and downstairs, bells and whistles, upper registers: There have been controls of this type for many years in the commercial market, and more and more are making residential controls. The way the controls work is there will be a thermostat upstairs and one downstairs. Which ever requires the most conditioning,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, thermo coupler, pilot flame
thermo coupler, pilot flame, electrical diagnosis: Could be a failure of the gas valve. When calling for heat, test for 24 volts at the gas valve. If the valve is turned to the ON position,pilot flame is on the thermocouple, 24 volts at the terminals on the valve, bad valve.Other part that can stop it is the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, thermal coupler, jumper wires
thermal coupler, jumper wires, valve work: Don, The two wires that run from the pilot to which ever type of control they connect to or used to connect to do the same thing as a thermocouple. My question is where do the two wires connect? Do they connect to your old gas valve? Your old gas valve has...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, gas valve, nat gas
gas valve, nat gas, energy savings: Thanks for the question. It sounds like you have a bad gas valve. This is not a fixable part. You can replace the gas valve. But you might consider a new heater. I know the new unit will cost more to install, but the energy savings are great. Also with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, digital thermostats, downstairs unit
digital thermostats, downstairs unit, air furnace: It sounds like the up-stairs unit is undersized. It should be sized big enough to reach 68 easily. Any moving air under 98.6 degrees will feel cool. Even though it is hot . That is minor. Is this a forced air furnace?? Does it heat with electric strips??...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, strip heaters, supplemental heat
strip heaters, supplemental heat, freon: Sounds as if you have a heat pump. Sounds like it is low on refrigerant but hard to say without looking at it.If it is real cold where you are at your supplemental heat may not be kicking in( the strip heaters ) . I would need to know the outside air temperature...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, motor bearings, blower wheel
motor bearings, blower wheel, c unit: Hi Eric,Interesting that you don t use capitals. A couple of my friends do that.As is usual there may be several things that can cause motor failure like you describe. So here are several things for you to do (hope you can) to begin the diagnose the problem:...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem unit model 383kay036055, flame sensor, burner flame
flame sensor, burner flame, combustion air: Hello, Little bit high on the circuit board price, Salvador. I assume the board has been changed already? The flame sensor is usually a steel rod protruding into the burner flame. Try using steel wool or fine sandpaper & lightly clean the steel rod & retry....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem, hot water heating, heating furnace
hot water heating, heating furnace, motor shaft: Peter, Some Boilers, Furnaces when they are having problems and not going through a normal heating cycle need to have the thermostat turned down and then back up to reset it. The rest of what I suggested still stands. I relies that your pump is a permanently...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating programmer clock runs backwards, central heating, thanks in advance
central heating, thanks in advance, many thanks: hi the timer motor is bi directional but has a small catch device to lock it if it tries to run backwards however this does not allways work. suggest you try turning it off and on a few times to reset it . if it dosent work im afraid its a new programmer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating question, home heat exchangers, hot water boiler
home heat exchangers, hot water boiler, hot water heat: There is no Magic solution. I ve done this & it is about a 4 hour job plus drywall. Any handyman/carpender/remodler can do the installation. Each job has to be looked at & a way found to run the duct. Some house will not allow an easy duct. Some can not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating question, hot water heat, boiler water
hot water heat, boiler water, gas furnance: Woody, The best thing I believe is to run a basement zone loop around the basement with the baseboard radiation at the floor. Moving the air from upstairs to the basement is going to cool it off ten or fifteen degrees so your back where you started. If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating question, bryant furnace, fan control
bryant furnace, fan control, control thanks: Kirk, I don t know what you have for a fan control? Check the wiring diagram that should be stuck on the inside of your blower compartment door. The fan control should be just before the electric wire goes to the blower motor. I think what is happening...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating question, hot water heat, gas furnance
hot water heat, gas furnance, gas hot water: Thanks for the question. I would start off with recommending to replace the 35 year old boiler. It will pay for itself. You have a couple of options. You can insulate the basement. It will help. You could run a thermostat fan to transfer air from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating return for a home, air ducts, sheet metal
air ducts, sheet metal, different kinds: Joe, I m not sure what your dealing with? There are lots of different kinds of return air ducts, material etc. I could Proubly explain it to you if I knew exactly what your duct was made of, where it was installed, size, Clarence around it, end section...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating return vent, carpet fibers, air grills
carpet fibers, air grills, dow corning: Sounds like you really got screwed. Sorry. Duct tape on lasts a short time. The joints should be sealed with metal & silicone calked. I use aluminum Dow Corning , 100% silicone (Peroid). Ever inch of the ducts should be sealed, except the return air grills....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system, steam boiler, steam valves
steam boiler, steam valves, steam valve: I think $500 would be worth the investment. The radiators that are not getting hot has to be in that specific radiator or valve as the system is getting hot and providing steam. I doubt you will see much reduction in heating costs as it will require just as...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system, steam boiler, steam valves
steam boiler, steam valves, steam valve: Thanks for the question. Balancing a system is always a good thing. Its the best way to make sure it is working correctly and working well for you. I would also tell them what the problems are now, so the tech can try to solve all the problems at once ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system, steam boiler, steam valves
steam boiler, steam valves, steam valve: here in uks we use water not steam in our radiators and balancing is a simple procedure as all valves are variable from open to shut normally the ones nearest the boiler are shut down almost closed and the ones furthest from the furnace and at ground level...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system, flame sensor, gas furnace
flame sensor, gas furnace, thin wire: Theresa, It is possible, but not likely that the flame sensor is dirty. Once they begin to not read the flame they usually stay that way. Your system s ignition is going into a lockout - this is why you are having to shut the thermostat off (it clears the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system, furnace, thermostat
furnace, thermostat, hot water: does the furnace light? if not you will probably find that either the thermostat is defective or you may have a motorised valve that controls flow inside this valve is a switch that tells the furnace to fire. if the motor is defective this switch will not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system breakdown, gal tanks, combustion chamber
gal tanks, combustion chamber, burner assembly: Just be glad you are not here in Montana, it has been 20 below zero. Then a Chinoik wind hit the town, in 14 hours the temp. raised 70 drgrees. That is why I love Montana. Anyway, we do not use fuel oil here. Ranchers drill for natural gas & hit it all...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system breakdown, gal tanks, combustion chamber
gal tanks, combustion chamber, burner assembly: The chimney should be inspected for cracks that will interfere with drafting, and just be sure it is clean all the way to the point the metal exhaust duct attaches to the chimney. At a connection point like this, it is a common place for a clog to begin in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system breakdown, gal tanks, combustion chamber
gal tanks, combustion chamber, burner assembly: I don t know much about oil burning equipment because we do not use them much around here but I will say that oil burns very dirty compared to natural gas and oil burning equipment is very prone to clogging, sooting up etc. About the only way around this...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system breakdown, cast iron boiler, oil furnaces
cast iron boiler, oil furnaces, combustion chamber: Anthony, I m sorry but you asked the wrong person about oil furnaces. Oil furnaces are non existent in the area where I live, I have never worked with an oil furnace in my fifty plus years in the heating business. On my profile page where you Ask A. Question...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system noise, gas furnace, jay kim
gas furnace, jay kim, system noise: Since this is a gas furnace issue, I am unable to give instruction because we do not work on furnaces. However, I do not ever suggest anyone mess with any part of a gas system, unless they know what they are doing. I do suggest telling the landlord to get...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating system, radiant heating system, radiant systems
radiant heating system, radiant systems, furnace: It is not possible to give a price with out looking at the homes & how the system is installed & determining how much needs to be replaced. The radiant systems give heat. They are not efficient, just quiet. The thing to do is, call several heating contractors...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating systems, simpson dura vent, product liability cases
simpson dura vent, product liability cases, chimney flue: Steve, I don t know of any liability cases on the heating unit or the Dura-Vent. The Dura-Vent elbows can separate under certain stress conditions. It s OK to vent a water heater vent into a common flue with another vent as long as it is sized and installed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating unit, condensing unit, spining
condensing unit, spining, electrician: Mark, I think your describing the compressor in the condensing unit. It sounds as though it s not getting enough power to start up. Try turning your breaker to the condensing unit off all the way to reset it and the turn it back on and see if that helps....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating unit blower problem, motor shaft, blower motor
motor shaft, blower motor, closet space: Luke, Sounds like your blower motor just can t get started and going to the point where it is just cruising. Try a few drops of oil on the motor shaft where it comes out of the motor to see if it will free it up so it can run without drawing to many amps....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating unit blower, johnstone supply, amp meter
johnstone supply, amp meter, blower motor: If the blower motor is going bad it will do this. If it is origional equipment, replace it. You can take it out & find a Johnstone Supply (HVAC wholesaler)(they sell to shops, repairmen & landlords). Take it to the counter guy & he will match it. Any of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating unit, heating furnace, split system
heating furnace, split system, air handler: Tonya, You have a split heat pump system. The outdoor unit is the heat pump and the indoor unit is the air handler. The reset button on the outdoor unit is for a high pressure switch and usually only trips if the outdoor fan motor fails in cooling mode....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating units, moderate degree, btu
moderate degree, btu, seer: Mustafa, The word ton is used to describe refrigerated air conditioning. One ton of cooling equals 12,000 BTU s of cooling, Three ton s would be 36,000 BTU s of cooling, Four tons 48,000 BTU s, One ton or 12,000 BTU s of cooling will cool approximately 400...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating zones, electric heat, zone 1
electric heat, zone 1, time of day: Kory, I guess it all depends on what the zones are cooling, what time of day or night you use which part of the house most, exposure during the day such as east and west, etc. Is this one unit zoned to two different areas or is this two separate units ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating zones, damper system, zone two
damper system, zone two, home hope: Kory, Are the zones west and east? I would hope that they hit them that way, this a factor when considering load. I have seen commercial buildings zoned this way but do not recall a home being zoned this way, 2 separate systems it would have been great...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, hot water heat, propane equipment
hot water heat, propane equipment, electric furnace: David, I don t know anything about PA but in my area what you can heat with Nat. Gas for $10 would cost $20 for propane, $30 with a heat pump and $40 with strait electric heat. I don t know how your utility s are priced in comparison but I would call your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heatpump, heatpump, condensing unit
heatpump, condensing unit, liquid line: I presume your talking about the liquid & suction line, Chad.Those lines connect to the evaporator coil & condensing unit just like it would be for the cooling mode.Large line for suction, small for liquid. With a TXV you listen to the sound in the liquid...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heatpump, thermostat switch, hvac company
thermostat switch, hvac company, liquid line: Gene, When you refer to the breakers for the compressor are closed ( and good and clean ) are you talking about the Circuit breaker inside the house or the Contactor ( which is located on your outdoor unit ) and starts the compressor and outdoor fan.?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heatpump/furnace, gas furnace, heat pumps
gas furnace, heat pumps, air temp: John, Heat pumps produce cooler air than a gas furnace. Because of the lower air temp and the small amount of moisture on our skin (which evaporates when air blows on it) the air can actually feel slightly cool. Take the temperature of the air going into...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heatpump problem, cold air blows, heat strips
cold air blows, heat strips, emergency heat: It sounds as though part of the defrost circuit board has failed. It is cycling the unit into a defrost, but not energizing the strips while in defrost. I would try a new board. If this fails, I always keep a spare board on hand for my personal units and if...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heil furnace, owners insurance company, home owners insurance
owners insurance company, home owners insurance, heil furnace: Carol, It sounds fishy to me? A new control panel would cost about$100 and maybe $100 for labor? Check with your home owners insurance company. Tell them there was an electrical fire and you have an estaminet of $1500. I don t think they will pay you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heil furnace exhaust blower repair, blower repair, blower unit
blower repair, blower unit, google: as i am uk based i dont know your particular model but i would suggest you go on google and see if there is some info on your unit. however another method would be to take it apart slowly and make note of seals and gaskets found. most cabinet seals can be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heil furnace,won't light ,fan runs all all the time., glow coil, jim heil
glow coil, jim heil, domino effect: Cal, I m confused? What you said is glow coil is showing ok.24 volts to board ok.also 24 volts going to gas valve. If the limit switch/rollout switch opens it cuts the 24 volt power off to the gas valve. I don t keep literature on the hundreds of makes...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heil furnace won't ignite and LED flashes 3 times., heil furnace, wallet
heil furnace, wallet, blink: Of course it will not work. There is a problem that has to be fixed first. Look inside the furnace door for a label listing the Blink code . It will tell you what 3 blinks mean. Read that to me & I can help you fix it. - or - Call a shop (& get your wallet...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heil furnace, blower air, blower fan
blower air, blower fan, duct work: jobs like this r difficult to diagnose without being on scene and running through diagnostics however, if the house got warm and it was winter then it should be capable of doing it every time so i think the fact that it is a cold house shouldnt be the problem...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heil gas heat pump, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heil heat pump, printed circuit board, strip heat
printed circuit board, strip heat, gmail: I do not think your problem is the contactor if the unit is working in cool. You need to check to see if the t-stat is sending a heat signal to the unit, or if the unit has a printed circuit board, it is possible that when it gets the heat run signal, then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: help, circuit breakers, zelia
circuit breakers, zelia, fuses: Hello Zelia, If the unit outside will not come on the only thing I can recommend is check the fuses or circuit breakers. The breaker for the outdoor unit would be a double pole (two together). Turn them off hard to reset and then turn it to the on position....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: help, flow gas, gas valve
flow gas, gas valve, gmail: There are a few safties built in to protect the unit from malfuncting and blowing up. High temp, air flow, gas valve, t-stat etc. I suggest you call a company out to check the unit out. If the unit is 10+ years old and have never been serviced, now would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: help no a/c, lux 1500, gas furnace
lux 1500, gas furnace, themostat: Hello Carrie OK listen carefully, lol. The red wire goes on the RC terminal. There should be a jumper between RC and RH terminals, if not add one. The green wire goes to the G terminal. White to the W term. and yellow or maybe blue goes to the ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Your help needed, westminster ca, boy in the bubble
westminster ca, boy in the bubble, cool mist: Hello Dan and Thank You for your request.....Dehumidifing is not my line of expertise. We repair window unit A/C s and my expertise is with Major Home Appliances......I suggest you try one of the HVAC guys on this site. I know we are listed but they list...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: help, cold water line, saddle valve
cold water line, saddle valve, water valve: You must purchase an icemaker installation kit, which includes a self tapping saddle valve that you would use to tap into the copper cold water line in the basement, you will drill a hole into the floor to put the tubing up through to connect to the water...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hepa filter, life bulbs, mold problem
life bulbs, mold problem, hepa filtration: Gary, I rarely recommend HEPA filters for HVAC systems. The reason is that there is no true HEPA that can be added on to an existing system and have the entire airflow of the system go through the filter without a really big motor of its own. A real HEPA...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heting problem, hot water cylinder, fuse box
hot water cylinder, fuse box, water switch: is your hot water cylinder on the same level as your boiler or above in a higher position? if ti is higher i would look mat the circulating pump and ensure that it has not jambed and then burned out. (this is normally the problem when a pump has been left...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hi, dirty coils, ohm meter
dirty coils, ohm meter, amp meter: There are many things that can cause the unit to freeze up. Dirty coils, poor air flow, bad fan motors, poor install, piping problems, wiring problems, low on refrigerant...The list can go on. There is no one thing to look for. Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high effeciency furnace, old furnace, lydia
old furnace, lydia, infinity: Lydia, I m not really a furnace guy, but if I had to buy a new one (which I do), I would look at price (they should be close in price, with the cheapest NOT necessarily the bets deal), warranty (very important), and reputation of the service company. I can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high frequency sound coming from fridge, high pitch sound, frequency sound
high pitch sound, frequency sound, hotpoint: The high pitch sound you here is most likely the fan starting to fail. You did not say if it was coming from the freezer fan or the fan behind the unit. If behind the unit, it may just need to be cleaned or lubed. But if it is in the freezer, you may have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high gas usage suggestions, secondary stainless steel, btu input
secondary stainless steel, btu input, crazy cold: a secondary heat exchanger kit is probably obtainable although one should be qualified at gas work to fit this (here in uk work of this kind is only carried out by corgi registered installers) but i think you have much more leeway in us. you should measure...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high humidity, high humidity, indoor humidity
high humidity, indoor humidity, relative humidity: Michael, First let me say I think that 5 tons is small for 3350 sq. ft., there must be a lot of that footage that your not cooling. If the relative humidity is 70% outside it s going to be the same inside unless there is something effecting it plus or minus,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high pitch noise fr. handler, high pitch sound, gmail
high pitch sound, gmail, air handler: When you say the power turned completely off, then I am guessing you mean the breaker...If that is the case, then either you are hearing the refrigerant moving though the system, and it should stop after a min or two. You have a refer leak, which the noise...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high pitch noise from fridgidare dishwasher, high pitch, warranty coverage
high pitch, warranty coverage, clogged drain: You would have to read what is covered and not covered under your extended warranty. Did you break a glass or anything in it lately? They are not really a troubled brand.....good Luck in your decision....Hard to quote when I do not know what is wrong.....If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high pitch noise Heat/AC unit, motor bearings, high pitch
motor bearings, high pitch, ac unit: Scott, More than likely the fan motor bearings are finished. For testing purposes only, take the fan motor out of the circuit, and see if the noise appears. If not, then replace the motor. If it does return, the compressor is bad. DO NOT RUN THE UNIT FOR...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high pitch noise, pitch frequency, high pitch
pitch frequency, high pitch, gmail: That is strange that you would hear a noise before the unit starts. It is really hard to determine what the noise would be unless I heard it for myself. The noise could be normal, although annoying, and nothing be wrong with the unit. Good luck Craig...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high press, unit thanks, outdoor temperature
unit thanks, outdoor temperature, condensing unit: Both of these pressures are extremely high for R22. The first thing is to be sure the outdoor coil is clean. Use a good coil cleaner and totally rinse it after spraying it with coil cleaner. Read the gauges again after cleaning. The high side should never...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high pressure in an oil fired boiler, hot water heating, oil fired boiler
hot water heating, oil fired boiler, expansion tank: First, close off the supply. That will stop any water line pressure from the boiler. Bleed the pressure down to 15 PSI and see how it operates. If that fixes the problem, you know it is the pressure regulator. It all depends on what brand & when it was made....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high velocity air conditioning, high velocity air conditioning, velocity air
high velocity air conditioning, velocity air, blower unit: James, Whistling noise is just like whistling with your mouth and lips, the noise comes from pushing a large amount of air through a small opening. If your thinking about a blower unit only with no duct work attached just blowing into an area and a return...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high-wind, no ignition, tankless water heater, bosch aquastar
tankless water heater, bosch aquastar, vent cap: Bill, I m not familiar enough with your water heater nor do I have liuature for referencing model numbers. Needless to say I don t know what your pilot assembly is. If it s an electronic ignition that lights the pilot which in turn lights a burner then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hissing noise in a/c unit, air furnace, copper pipe
air furnace, copper pipe, high velocity: Kelly, The copper refrigerant lines carry both liquid (small line) and a high velocity gas (large insulated line). A hissing sound is normal during operation and for a little while after the unit shuts off. The only time I would be concerned about the hissing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hitachi minisplit, arrow point, heat anticipator
arrow point, heat anticipator, minisplit: Need to check your thermostat for a heat anticipator .That is a manually adjusted small lever on a scale that usually has an arrow on it. You need to move the lever towards the arrow point a little bit & readjust as necessary. Remove the cover to find this....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hogs hair type media, heating and cooling systems, natural fibers
heating and cooling systems, natural fibers, pack filter: Jeanette, This is what my book says Hogs Hair latex coated natural fibers are matted to have excellent holding capacity for heating and cooling systems. I have Hogs Hair in my swamper now and I m not pleased with it, It shrinks up quite a bit and leaves...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hoime a/c, c unit, prior service
c unit, prior service, service contract: where u there when the unit was service perhaps the engineer added some oil? and spilled some? i would contact him to ascertain the situation if in doubt i would contact a different engineer for confirmation or even the air con ascociation offices in your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hole in window ac refrigerant line, kenmore model, window ac
kenmore model, window ac, freon: Actually Nick you are not the first one to ever do that.....Bottom line is the freon have all leaked out and in order to get your unit working again the unit would have to be recharged. From the factory there is not any access valve to put freon in. If it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home ac, fan blade, air conditioner
fan blade, air conditioner, cabels: Shawn, Something is wired wrong with the new motor. If you send me the model and serial number of the unit along with the brand and model of the new motor, the colors of the wires on the motor and where each one of them is attached I can probably help you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home ac unit, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, ac unit: Hello Sam, Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home ac unit, furnace fan, ac unit
furnace fan, ac unit, labor warranty: The indoor coil is attached to the furnace and using the furnace fan to distribute the a/c to the ductwork. Replacing the coil along with the outdoor unit is the best way to go and this will give you a Matched a/c system. Many coils will not work efficiently...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home ac, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, ac unit: Hello Norma, Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home air conditioner, compressor unit, oil heater
compressor unit, oil heater, gmail: I have heard comprssors make this noise in the past and them seem to just keep going. Now, there is a chance that the compressor might still be under warrenty. You might consider getting it replace before the warrenty runs out. You will have to pay for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home air conditioner, liquid line, gmail
liquid line, gmail, degreaser: If the liquid line is too hot to put your hand on it, then there is probably some wrong. If the unit is old, then that is the problem. I would give the cond. coil a good cleaning to see if that helps. Some degreaser and water might do the trick, or you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home air conditioning, split system, ac unit
split system, ac unit, cooling coil: Ted, A split system is a condensing unit the main A/C unit outside, A self contained system is everything in one unit heat cooling fans and blowers. It sounds to me like you have a dirty air filter resulting in a frozen cooling coil. Turn the cooling off...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home air conditioning, indoor coil, refrigerant charge
indoor coil, refrigerant charge, air flow: This usually indicates a low refrigerant charge. Make sure the indoor coil is clean and the indoor fan has good air flow out of all the supply vents. If there is good air flow, the unit charge needs to be checked. If the charge is low, the unit has developed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home air conditioning, tripped breakers, central air conditioner
tripped breakers, central air conditioner, blown fuse: Hello Michael. The outdoor a/c unit is on a separate circuit than the indoor fan. Make sure the outdoor unit is operating. If it is not, the electrical disconnect feeding the outdoor unit may be off or have a blown fuse if it is a fused disconnect. This disconnect...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home boiler furnace, hot water boiler, hot water tank
hot water boiler, hot water tank, furnace: The buzzing is a valve or relay trying to start (open or close). The valve sticking is something to investigate. The safety should shut off the gas, before it smells up the house. How old is this unit?? What kind? What AFUE ??? Buzzing happens (a few seconds...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Our home was built in 1973...., efficiency unit, borg warner
efficiency unit, borg warner, residential installations: Steve, In my opinion all heating and air conditioning equipment for residential installations is equal in quality as long as you are comparing equal size and specifications. A big named high priced furnace or air conditioner such as Carrier and a lesser...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home A/C electrical problem, relay board, electrical problem
relay board, electrical problem, contactor: Danny, Something is closing the contactor when it shouldn t. It sounds like a short in the thermostat wire some where along the way or a faulty thermostat. Try bypassing the thermostat by disconnecting the RC post and the Y post wires from the thermostat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home A/C sudden failure, low pressures, c unit
low pressures, c unit, gmail: The really low pressures tell me the unit is low on gas, and it would seem that a big leak as occured all of sudden. You need to leak check the unit, fix the leak and recharge. The pressures on the other unit at 55/200 also seem low and at 55psi, the coil...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c, american home warranty, clean filter
american home warranty, clean filter, c unit: No, there is about a quart of oil in the compressor. Wonder why there was a bit more oil in the suction line to gurgle out when connecting the gauges? Lack of heat exchanging can do this. You keep a clean filter?? Wash the outside coils with water?? Was this...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c, c unit, prior service
c unit, prior service, freon: Hello Glenn, We do not work on heating/cooling units so we are unable to give you good advice, but if he did not add freon, it could be a problem. It is definitely worth finding another expert on this forum that specializes in heating and cooling. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c, c unit, prior service
c unit, prior service, gmail: The oil that was lost when the gauges were removed will not do any harm. That is just sloppy service work. The tech should use hoses with low-loss fittings. Low-loss fittings will not always prevent that from happening though. If those fitting were to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c, goodman 13 seer, chassis
goodman 13 seer, chassis, stat: I am not clear on which wires you are referring too. Are you talking about the 220v wires or the t-stat control wiring? If you are talking about the control wiring and there are two wires, it does not matter which goes to which. Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c, contactor, gmail
contactor, gmail, furnace: The most likely cause is a bad contactor. The compressor contactor will stick and will not allow the compressor to shut off. A bad contactor is a cheap fix. Turn off the breaker off to the furnace only, you should have two one for the inside and outside....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c comp. wont start, magnetic contactor, service appointment
magnetic contactor, service appointment, refrigerant charge: You only have the cost of a capacitor to try this first, however it sounds like this time the compressor has locked up or shorted out. A technician can diagnose this. Just for future reference, the refrigerant charge, unless the unit developes a leak, should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c unit takes up to 7 hours to shut off, proper exchange, c unit
proper exchange, c unit, air flow: You might need a coil inside to be cleaned to allow proper exchange rates and air flow. Or, you might have a refrigerant need. Or, might be a filter that is clogged and should be changed more often. I say it alot, but there are so many situations where I find...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c unit, c unit, refrigerant
c unit, refrigerant, ruud: hey, sounds as if the unit is low on refrigerant and the compressor is getting hot( refrigerant cools the compressor) when the compressor gets hot there is a thermo device in the compressor that shuts it down. when it cools off the compressor then restarts....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c, refrigerant charge, indoor coil
refrigerant charge, indoor coil, coils: Ed there are several things which could cause this. First is lack of air flow, either from the indoor coil being dirty, a clogged filter, or the fan is not operating correctly. The second would be a low refrigerant charge. Keep in mind if it is the refrigerant...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home central air conditioning, refrigeration technician, central air conditioning
refrigeration technician, central air conditioning, condensing unit: The unit and piping can be leak tested by a qualified refrigeration technician and new lines can be installed. If your unit is older than 10 years I would seriously consider replacing the unit. What I would do would be to contact a trusted technician and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home central air, furnace size, condensing unit
furnace size, condensing unit, future thanks: Ivan, I don t know if you ll have any future trouble by using mismatched units? It s kind of an age old argument. I think if you have a 4 ton condensing unit you need a four ton coil. (my opinion), The furnace size is OK. What was your old condensing unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home electric furnace, electric furnace, friction heat
electric furnace, friction heat, motor shaft: pops, Sounds like you could have a bad blower motor. Try a few drops of oil onto the motor shaft where it comes out of the motor. Let it run a few times to see if it helps free up the running of the motor. A motor even though it may be factory lubricated...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home freezer exterior very warm, home freezer, upright freezer
home freezer, upright freezer, degree weather: Frank, NOTHING is going to work effciently in weather like this. If it keeps stuff frozen, than all is well. The reason that the side is warm is because there is a refrigerant line running through the cabinet wall, and the refrigerant is VERY hot, as it is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home heating, oil heating, home heating
oil heating, home heating, six times: Paul, You need to check with your utility company to see which fuel is the most economical in your area. Where I live it would cost me five or six times more to heat with oil then gas, supply and demand thing. Also if you don t have gas service running...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home heating, soot deposits, hot water heating
soot deposits, hot water heating, furance: Paula, I m not sure what your heating system is? Hot water heating is associated with a boiler and furnaces are associated with forced air. Also I don t do oil type units which ever you have, I have no idea what the soot deposits are or what they might...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home heating system fan blower, home heating system, furnace fan
home heating system, furnace fan, printed circuit board: Steve, You didn t give a lot of information about what is happening like how often the fan comes on and how long it runs, Dose it stay on when the burner is lit? Dose it go off by itself? Where is your furnace installed in a basement, attic, Crawl space under...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home heating unit, furnace control, juice stand
furnace control, juice stand, pilot light: You can do it. There are 6 to 8 wires on push tab s. (1/4 wide spade ternimals). Make a drawing of the unit & which wires go where (by color). Take the unit to Johnstone & put it on the counter. They will fix you up with a replacement (up to $100 cost)....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home heating, hot water heat, piping layout
hot water heat, piping layout, gas furnance: Hello Woody, this is a major problem in every tri level structure I have ever seen. It would require some repiping, and depending on the piping layout it may or may not be very expensive. If the piping at the furnace splits to the three zones, it will not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: honeywell rth230b, accurate thermometer, internal temperature
accurate thermometer, internal temperature, control arm: Put an accurate thermometer on the thermostat for a good read of temperature. Take off the cover & with a small screwdriver adjust the temp. to agree with that temperature.Now, slowly move the setting arm on the tstat until the mercury rolls. Replace the cover...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: honeywell thermo, honeywell digital thermostats, honeywell
honeywell digital thermostats, honeywell, last sunday: if its battery powered check that the batteries r ok (might be idea to change em anyway just in case one has an internal short and drops voltage after a day under load a lot of companies use foreign staff in call centers for cheapness not for customer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: honeywell thermostat 4, honeywell chronotherm, honeywell thermostat
honeywell chronotherm, honeywell thermostat, loose connections: hi i am not conversant with this particular stat as i am in uk and we use different models however there are similarities between all models and this will i hope allow me to assist in resolving your problem my first check would be to ensure that electricity...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: honeywell thermostat focus pro TH6220d1028, honeywell thermostat, michael roe
honeywell thermostat, michael roe, gas furnace: You can set a meter to AC volt scale, and see if you have 24v between R and C. Now, you also said that it does not light up on demand, has the thing ever lite up? It could be just a matter of setting the programming for the t-stat. Good luck Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: honeywell thermostat, honeywell thermostats, honeywell thermostat
honeywell thermostats, honeywell thermostat, screw out: James, There are all kinds of thermostats. You say there are only two buttons to push but depending on what your thermostat is controlling I ll bet there are more things to set? You didn t say what your thermostat is for? heat only, heating and cooling,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: How to hook up Fan on Carrier 58PAV, honeywell digital thermostat, air furnace
honeywell digital thermostat, air furnace, slide bar: Thanks for the question. It does not sounds like your heater was set up to do that to start with... If this is the case it could take some work to make it happen. You might call your local heating contractor or get the wiring dia for your heater and try...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hooking up a thermostat, air furnace, thermostat
air furnace, thermostat, picts: Vinnie, There are only 2 wires to a heating only thermostat. The red wire goes to R and the white wire goes to W. It is also possible that you have a green wire - if so, it goes to G. If you are installing a new thermostat, it will come with a diagram for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a "hooting" GE Fridge, similiar problems, condensor fan
similiar problems, condensor fan, typical issue: Hello Denny, The typical issue sounds like a howling noise, the condensor used is a newer design, it is round and the center is hollow to allow for more efficient cooling of the condensing area. Call GE and use honey not vinegar, allow a good hour or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: horizontal flow furnace, gravel floor, floor joist
gravel floor, floor joist, cement pad: Lacey, There are manufacturers that make horizontal specific furnaces, other furnaces are multi poise, meaning they can be mounted in any position, upflow, downflow, horizontal left and right. Typical installation would be a cement pad or similar product,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: horizontal venting, no screws, gas furnace
no screws, gas furnace, b vent: The way the furnace sits, does not matter for venting. Each model ,depending on year & design vents differently. Most furnaces, that are used in crawl spaces are not designed to vent totally horizonally. There was a lot of problems trying this kind of venting...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot air duct, woolly worm, galvanized iron
woolly worm, galvanized iron, degree heat: TAG, I m not sure exactly what your doing or what size round, rectangular, or square your wanting. Running horizontally through a joist bay you need a blower? You can use a type B double wall vent and keep it an inch away from combustible or you can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot air furnace problem, hot air furnace, honeywell thermostat
hot air furnace, honeywell thermostat, lux 500: Thermostat is just a switch, on/off. Remove the thermostat wires from your furnace and see what happens. If it does not run with the wires off then you know its a problem with the wires and not the furnace control. Put the wires back on without the thermostat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot air registers, air registers, diameter pipe
air registers, diameter pipe, square inches: Rod, A 3-1/4 inch duct is 32.5 square inches. A 6 round is 28.26 square inches. A 7 round is 38.46 square inches. The determining factor is not the size of the duct so much as the size of the blower that is supplying the air movement to the system....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot attic, quiet thanks, attic fan
quiet thanks, attic fan, humid summer: John, An attic fan will help cool your attic just a regular sized gable attic fan with a thermostat on one end and a sizeable outlet on the other end is all you need. You shouldn t be able to hear it from inside and it shouldn t bother the neighbors...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot center wall in side-by-side refrigerator, side by side refrigerator, hello john
side by side refrigerator, hello john, appliance parts: Hello John, Check the condenser fan in the rear of the refrigerator. I ll be you find it dragging or stopped completely....Let me know what you find. If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot/cold air exchange, air exchange, air vents
air exchange, air vents, year one: Kimberley, Your heating system is at the disc ration of the installing company and the installers, all installations are not the same. If you are talking about the return air vents that supply the air to the furnace, when cooling you should pull the air...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot / cold room, cold in the winter, cold room
cold in the winter, cold room, entire system: Thanks for the question. I m not going to be of much help. Its something you really need to have someone local come out and look at and check the entire system. Maybe the blower is too small, maybe you have too much sunlight comming into the room, maybe...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot/cold room, compressor unit, design engineer
compressor unit, design engineer, floor construction: perhaps you need a larger evaporator in the room or perhaps another evaporator on same line if your compressor/condensor unit can stand the extra load i would think the evaporator needs to be rated higher for the room i will ask my design engineer for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Very hot compresser, motor windings, air inlets
motor windings, air inlets, cold air: If water supply is normal , may have bad bearings in the compressor to cause the heat. Or, how is the refrigerant level?? Thats what cools the compressor also.Course the compressor is being turned off to protect the motor windings. Don t over do running it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot fridge!!, freezer section, fan motor
freezer section, fan motor, strange noise: Hello Paul, Check to see if the rear condensing fan motor is running if applicable? Is it running? Keep in mind the compressor must be running when the fan motor is running. Let me know what you find....If you need further assistance, feel...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot fridge, brand appliances, light frost
brand appliances, light frost, appliance parts: Dear Harry, Not too familar with the Daewoo brand appliances. We really don t see many around these parts. From what I know about refrigeration, several factors are involved here. First of all if it s hot there, I want to know where there is?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot outside and in....., heatpump, gmail
heatpump, gmail, excess water: You froze the unit up, and you need to turn it off to let it defrost. Since you have a heatpump, you can turn it to heat mode to melt the ice faster. Beware that you could have excess water around the unit as the ice melts. Turning the unit down to 71 is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot spot on frig cabinet, compresser, fridges
compresser, fridges, kenmore: Fred, Some fridges have mullion heaters that warm up when the liner gets damp (to prevent moisture). It could also be a yoder loop , which is just a refrigerant line running through the liner. If the fridge is working ok, there shouldn t be a problem - just...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot surface ignitor, allexpert, surface ignitor
allexpert, surface ignitor, home appliances: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: getting hot tap water from your base board boiler?, boiler system, maclain
boiler system, maclain, feed pipe: this system is used quite alot in uk and sometimes uses a cylinder in the reverse as a thermostore. you may need a small circuating pump and flowq switch to make sure you have enough primary water flow with an overide flow switch to bring the boiler/furnace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot tub, humidity levels, ductless mini split
humidity levels, ductless mini split, air exhaust: I would suggest a dehumidifier that operates when the hot tub is on. switch controlled through one area to maintain manageable humidity levels. You can also look at putting a ductless mini split in this area and keeping the returns as far away as possible....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water base board heat, hot water heat, water baseboard
hot water heat, water baseboard, water base: Alice, I don t know exactly how your boiler and baseboard radiation is installed but be it hot water heat or forced hot air heat the amount of gas used in my opinion would be equal. I also believe you can get a more controlled heat with hot water baseboard...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water baseboard heat won't stop, hot water baseboard heat, water baseboard heat
hot water baseboard heat, water baseboard heat, manual valves: Amy, If you have individual manual valves on each zone you can shut them off. You can turn the electric power switch off and on to turn the whole system off or on. You didn t say what type of zone valves you had? some valves have a leaver on them that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water baseboard - no heat, hot water baseboard, question thanks
hot water baseboard, question thanks, pipework: there are some clamp on tap devices available which are for do it yourself type washing machine additions etc. get one of these clamp it onto the pipe as per instructions. i punches a hole in the pipe and controls the flow so you can release the air /...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: too much hot water baseboard heat, hot water baseboard heat, water baseboard heat
hot water baseboard heat, water baseboard heat, levers: Look around the boiler for a fuse. Just un-screw it & the unit will not work. Some units have a On / Off switch at the fuse. Just flip the switch. Every boiler/furnace is supposed to have a fuse with in 2 feet of the unit. How about trying to turn the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water boiler furnace, water heater tank, hot water boiler
water heater tank, hot water boiler, electric water heater: i am trying to find out from you if you have to top the system up by a manual fill valve or if it fills automatically by a pressure valve or a top up tank as to draining you should find a drain/flushing tap at a low point either on the boiler if in the basement/ground...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water circulation system, water circulation system, quality corrosion
water circulation system, quality corrosion, corrosion inhibitor: ok lets start at the begining it sounds like you mah have a blockage in the system. so.. first you need to put a good quality sludge cleanser into the system and let it run as per instructions then give the system a good clean out followed by a good...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water circulator pump, hot water boiler, home heating system
hot water boiler, home heating system, circulator pumps: I would not jump to the conclusion that the pump is bad. The Taco is a better, longer lasting pump. Sounds like there is another problem. 3 pumps do not fail all at once. The pump could be cavating (spinning in place). That would mean air in the lines....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water furnace, water furnace, air escapes
water furnace, air escapes, auto matic: In some areas of the country, forced air heat is uncommon & hot water ie the normal. Anyway, each system should have a auto-matic way to bleed air from the system. The air bleed may be not working. Look at the end of each radiator. There may be a small...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water furnace, water furnace, old furnace
water furnace, old furnace, expansion tank: I am not understanding this Tom. If the pipe that fills the heater works the unit should have water, so what valve is not working that you are trying to put water into it? Give me a written diagram, ex: Water line has a valve, from the valve......

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water furnace, digital thermostats, hot water baseboard heating
digital thermostats, hot water baseboard heating, water furnace: Hmm - It could be, normally you don t see the relay die.... I m not sure how your boiler is wired, but normally if you remove the t-stat wires, the will not run. So you may have a bigger problem.... You might replace the relay and if that does not do it,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heat, hot water heat, hot water heating
hot water heat, hot water heating, dissimilar metals: yes you should bleed out all air/gases till you get water. it sounds like you have gas not air in the system .dont worry this is not the fuel gas you think of its most probably caused by electrolytic action of the dissimilar metals in your system i...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heat, hot water boiler, hot water heat
hot water boiler, hot water heat, solid water: There should be a water line connected to the boiler to maintain a specific water level. Be sure if flushing the boiler to do so when it is cold, do not allow cold water into a hot boiler. There should be air bleeds at each radiator as well as on the piping...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heat, hot water heat, ballance
hot water heat, ballance, pliers: is this a fairly new installation or an old one? sounds like you have 1 of 3 possible problems a blockage or air in the pipework /radiator or perhaps the stsyem is out of ballance to correct the first two drain and flush with a good quality flushing agent...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heater, baseboard radiators, hot water heater
baseboard radiators, hot water heater, expansion tank: replacing an expansion tank is quite simple . if (drinking/washing) potable water. turn off main water supply drain down to relieve pressure, remove existing tank and replace with new.dont foget the sealing tape round the thread. if its on the heating side,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heater, gas operated, hot water heater, pilot light
hot water heater, pilot light, qualified person: it sounds like the unit is being air starved. check the flue is clean make sure there is plenty of ventilation to the unit, if there is a flue fan make sure it is working properly. remember that you should realy get the system serviced by a qualified person...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heater leaking, hot water heater, rheem hot water heater
hot water heater, rheem hot water heater, rheem hot water: Thanks for the question. O.K. with a 10 year old heater you have 2 choices. If you have poor water quailty you should replace the entire unit. Its ready anyway. If you o.k. water quality, then the unit can be drained and the drain valve can be unscrewed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heater, hot water heater, oil fired hot water heater
hot water heater, oil fired hot water heater, tub spout: Thanks for the question. Are you getting rust out of all the faucets? Or just the tub. If its just the tub I would replace the tub spout and nipple, that will take care of the problem. If it is everywhere then I would replace the tank nipples first, it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heating system, hot water heating, hot water system
hot water heating, hot water system, tank drain: Naturally the boiler must be totally cooled down before adding water. The bleeds look like an auto tire valve, or most do. It will have a cap on it and have a center stem that pushes down to bleed the system. It must be depressed very slightly since there...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heating systems maintenance, water heating systems, hot water heating systems
water heating systems, hot water heating systems, hot water heating: Thanks for the question. Depending on how the heating was installed 5 hours is not too long to have the heat come up. With this type of system many different things could effect the way the system runs. I would recommend having a local expert take a look...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heating work, hot water heating, expansion tank
hot water heating, expansion tank, drain valve: Thanks for the question. Turn off the system and let it cool. Turn off the water supply to the system. Drain the system via drain valve. Unplug system from power. Remove tank. Remove valve. Replace valve. Replace tank. Fill system. Plug system in....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water heating, hot water heating, new boilers
hot water heating, new boilers, co emission: here in uk we find in remote areas oil is by far the cheapest medium (next to log fire of course) would suggest chemical cleaning/flushing of pipework and adding of corrosion inhibitor. as for oil here kerosene 28 sec is cheaper than deisel / gas oil...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No hot water with Reheem boiler, electrical fuse, boiler
electrical fuse, boiler, hot water: Louis, Does the boiler take care of your domestic as well as the heating? I would start with the type of ignition or pilot, is the pilot lit or are you getting a spark, hot surface ignitor. Could be a fuse or breaker, a little more information would be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water tank repair, hot water tank, white tank
hot water tank, white tank, tank repair: Thanks for the question. It sounds light low gas pressure. Since this just started I would suggest to have the gas meter checked. You may also be able to adjust the gas pressure at the gas valve. Latly if the gas valve is bad, it can be repalced. Contact...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot water, electric meter, water heater
electric meter, water heater, fifteen years: Garry, I can t tell you, It s not my area of expertise but I have got to believe that it might be cheaper to have it turn off at night and for an eight hour day if no one is home, I just don t know if it s enough to be worth the time and effort, it might...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hotpoint dishwasher, business card size, series numbers
business card size, series numbers, water saver: Hello Christyne, Please be a little more descriptive with the problem you are having with your dishwasher. Also, in order for us to provide you accurate information and supply you with the correct manufactures part numbers , we will need...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hotpoint dryer, ceramic terminal block, timer knob
ceramic terminal block, timer knob, heating element: Pop the top gaining access to the top of the drum and against the rear wall is the heating element housing. Unplug the unit and mark the wires so you know how they go back on. Now, remove the three wires on the ceramic terminal block and check continuity...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: It is a hotpoint family tumble..., tumble drier, business card size
tumble drier, business card size, series numbers: Hello Stewart, In order for us to provide you accurate information and supply you with the correct manufactures part numbers , we will need the complete model number, serial number and batch or series numbers (if applicable) found on a business...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hotwater furnace, water furnace, water sounds
water furnace, water sounds, annual maintenance: John, It sounds like you have air in the system. You need to purge the system to get the air out. I don t know exactly how your system is piped or what all it consists of to tell you how to purge the air out or what you need to do in the way of maintenance...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: house doesn't warm up equally, master bedroom suite, hvac contractor
master bedroom suite, hvac contractor, return ducts: Mike, Sorry about being slow in answering your question. My DSL connection at home is down yet again and I haven t had much free time at work. Uneven heating and cooling of a home can be caused by things other than ducts. I recently found a problem with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: humidifier on electric furnace attaching to hot water heater, hot water heater, mold spores
hot water heater, mold spores, electric furnace: Linn, I m not sure exactly what type of humidifier your talking about, there are many types? When you add a humidifier to any type of furnace be it gas or electric it simply is a unit that has moist pads, filters, wicks, or some kind of media that the furnace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: humidifier install in fiberglass air duct, ownens corning, plenums
ownens corning, plenums, duct work: Gary, I don t know exactly where on your duct work you want to install the humidifier but I think I would glue a piece of 26 gage sheet metal to the outside of the fiberglass and attach the humidifier to the metal. A couple of strap hangers from above to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: humidistat voltage, several different ways, related control
several different ways, related control, humidifier: Michael, I don t know the specs on your furnace or your humidifier. There are several different ways to wire a humidifier. If your humidifier runs on 24 volts there should be wires from the secondary on the transformer that furnish the 24 volts. The humidifier...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: humming from Heil DC90 furnace, relays and contactors, sound pitch
relays and contactors, sound pitch, gas furnace: Hello Matt. There are several things in a unit which could cause a humming sound. The motor itself if out of balance can cause a slight vibration which will make a sound in the ducts. There are a number of relays and contactors in the unit and these are the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: humming noise from air duct, blower wheel, air ducts
blower wheel, air ducts, air duct: Sounds like the return air supply may be undersized. Make sure the filter is clean. Take a different vent off. Put on the noisy one. If the noise returns when the grills are in place look to see if the return is obstructed. (some where, anywhere) Look at...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: humming sound from back of refrigerator -possibly freezer fan motor?, side by side refrigerator, ge side by side refrigerator
side by side refrigerator, ge side by side refrigerator, class action suit: Hello Marilyn, You unit has problems right from the factory, your model number is really GSS not 25. There is a class action suit against them for that model. You need to contact GE directly, go to your manual for the number of start with 1-800-626-2002,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hunter model 44760, heat strips, hunter model
heat strips, hunter model, orange wire: To start with, you do not need 9 wires to connect the new t-stat. The t-stat is set to work with different units. I am going to guess you have a straight cool unit with elect heat strips. Common wiring is... Red is hot and goes to R Green is the fan...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hv/ac on hands, service customers, engineering co
service customers, engineering co, local church: i take it you r in us and i dont know the rules there however as a suggestion an ad in you local church mag shouldnt cost much and you r helping the comunity set up a small repair service be reasonable and efficient you should build up a good customer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, heat strip, repair person
heat strip, repair person, electric wires: Kristy, Could be your thermostat or some crossed up or shorted out electric wires. Your thermostat is just a switch used for turning your equipment on or off, depending on what mode it is set to that s what it should control, When your heat strip wont...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, dirty air, utility closet
dirty air, utility closet, gmail: A coil that freezes up is no good, and should not freeze up. If you let it continue, you could harm the system. The most common reasons are...dirty air filter, dirty coil, and maybe low on refer. If the filter is ok, you might be able to get a peek at the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, refrigeration cycle, voltage meter
refrigeration cycle, voltage meter, open switch: Hello Tawon, Your question is vague. Get me a make and model number and a symptom and we will work with that, but explaining a system without knowing what you are doing is too time consuming. There should be a reading (the needle just has to move...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, gmail, thermostat
gmail, thermostat, foe: Something in the control section of the furnace is malfunctioning, and not turning on the blower. You can try to set the fan to on to see if the blower will work when the heat is on. I still needs to be check out though. Good luck Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, gas piping, amp circuit
gas piping, amp circuit, reversing valve: Tom, There are a couple of things that are fairly simple to check, is there gas piping going to the air mover,does the cover of the air mover have louvers in it, not necessarily a definite answer 90% furnaces usually have a solid cover as well, is the breaker...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, attic space, duct work
attic space, duct work, gmail: This is hard for me to answer. There are many variables involved here. Did you have a set a engineered drawings made for the HVAC. This is important not to have problems down the line with improper cooling in the home. Most of the time I believe the vents...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, mechanic check, service mechanic
mechanic check, service mechanic, freon: Turne, Not likely a freon problem, more than likely a compressor problem, I would not run the system and have a qualified service mechanic check the system. Could be as simple as a capacitor or bad wire or possibly a compressor that has a bad winding....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, air handler, blower motor
air handler, blower motor, arc: It will require replacement of the entire board. A relay has a set of contact points inside very similar to the type of points used in old automotive distributors. Every time the relay makes, there is an arc onto these points and eventually the points will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, swich, gmail
swich, gmail, capacitor: The cap has to be disconnected first With a meter that will measure uF or the use of a meter made just to check out caps, you can check its condition. To check the thermo swich in the motor, it just needs to be ohmed out... Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, tree coverage, slim model
tree coverage, slim model, split systems: 2 story homes are hard to control without two units. I would suggest 2 9000btu ductless mini split systems on a 18ooobtu condenser. Mitsubishi makes a Mr. Slim model that is great and works very well. Or, you can try a 2 ton system with returns from both levels...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, contactor, air handler
contactor, air handler, gmail: The humming can be coming from a bad contactor, compressor or fan motor. All three of those can hum when they are not working properly. If NOTHING is coming on, then I would look at the contactor first. It is also possible the humming is coming from the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, ac system, air handler
ac system, air handler, uv lamp: Curt, on the first part, I would tape the lines if they have been opened to prevent any trash from entering the lines, a vacuum will have to be pulled on the system regardless, so air in the system will not be a problem. I am not sure if you have already purchased...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, indoor coil, gmail
indoor coil, gmail, drain system: Unless the lighting cause the indoor fan to quit (which will cause it to freezed), you could need to thave the unit serviced. I would check the filter first and replace/clean if needed. If the unit keeps freezing up, the unit will need to be checked out....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, terminal error, loose connections
terminal error, loose connections, condensor: remember i am not aircon engineer and i am uk based but i will try to help you perhaps the original wiring to the contactor was non-standard ... now if the engineer connected it in the standard color code then it could quite possibly be connected incorrectly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, compressor unit, compressor units
compressor unit, compressor units, ac compressor: Robert, You need a time delay for your compressor, All compressor units that I know of including the refrigerates in kitchens have them built into the unit. You can do serious damage by starting and stopping your unit to quickly, ever if you were careful...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, hvac unit, degree temperature
hvac unit, degree temperature, dripping water: Hello Mark, the large line should be cool and sweating, however this line should be insulated the entire length of the piping, if the insulation is missing, the units efficiency will be decreased dramatically. A simple test for a system is to check the air...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, emery cloth, flame sensor
emery cloth, flame sensor, surface igniter: Kevin, There should be a flame sensor mounted in the opening of one of your ports that the flame burns onto. It s a wire looking element. Clean it off a bit gently with a piece of sand paper or emery cloth. I m assuming your burners light for a second...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, propane heaters, propane heater
propane heaters, propane heater, dead spaces: Terry, If your air conditioner isn t using your propane heaters blower and doesn t have a cooling coil attached then I think your present broken down air conditioner is self contained. I never liked installing used heating or cooling equipment, It s like...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, geothermal heat pump, seperate units
geothermal heat pump, seperate units, heat pumps: Larry, I don t know what your home is like or what your living habits are but two separate heating systems give you some control over heating part or all of your house. The difference between an 80% and a 92% furnace is 12% Figure out how many months you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, bedroom doors, ducting system
bedroom doors, ducting system, degree difference: Terry, I don t know exactly what all your ducting system consists of. If your ducts are leaking air you can tape the leak with duct tape. Heating and cooling are two complete different kinds of air conditioning. When your in the cooling season you need...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, drip pan, drain pan
drip pan, drain pan, drain line: First...refergenant does not smell like gasoline, and it would take a lot of it to even smell it or your nose would have to be next to the leak. If you can smell it like that, then you could have been killed from it due to lack of oxygen. The drain pan you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac air flow, ductulator, secondary bedrooms
ductulator, secondary bedrooms, sp fan: I would not go changing the ducts unless you know for sure they are incorrect. I would check to see where the fan speed is set, and turn to a higher speed, if possible, so see if that will help. You will need to refer to a ductulator to determine if the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac blowing 5amp fuse on 24v transformers, amp fuses, amp fuse
amp fuses, amp fuse, volt device: There is either a shorted 24 volt device, usually a relay or contactor coil, or there is a damaged wire that is shorting to metal or another wire. Trace the entire cable with the thermostat wires and look for damage. I had a squirrel climb a wall and damaged...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac comparison, free pumps, edison power
free pumps, edison power, water furnace: a Geothermal system has pumps that need to be maintained and a mix of glycol and water is used as the heat transfer fluid that should be checked periodically although you may be able to buy maintenance free pumps for your system. If you paid somebody to maintain...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac - compressor not working, safety controls, c unit
safety controls, c unit, good chance: On most units the outdoor fan and compressor are powered by the same contactor. Look for the device with the power off that the compressor wires are connected to. You will be able to push in to make the contacts with the power off. Now turn the power back...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac damper, time and patience, mechanical abilities
time and patience, mechanical abilities, metal man: Susan, There should be a joint fairly near the damper location that will allow you to install a new damper blade. Joints in metal duct are usually put together using screws and either duct tape or a mastic. You will have to break the seal, remove the screws,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac dead, thermostat, furnace
thermostat, furnace, breakers: breakers usually trip only if there is a problem your stat not working indicates that you may have problem with the furnace try disconnecting the furnace/motor supply and try the breaker again if it dosent trip the fault is in the furnace if it does...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac and dryer vent placement, dryer vent, gmail
dryer vent, gmail, air flow: If you have a problem with air flow, there are inline dryer vent booster fans on the market that will insure you have good air flow though the vent. I would not install the dryer vent anywhere close to the cond. units. Not only does the lint get...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac fan blade stuck, fan blade, screw driver
fan blade, screw driver, ac unit: Doug, Try to spin it with the unit off, you may try to see if there are oil ports and use some 3 in 1 oil and soak the wicks well, let the fan sit for a day and spin the fan intermittently by hand to get the oil through out the wick. If you do this and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac freezes up, cooling coil, air handler
cooling coil, air handler, access panel: Tom, There are thousands or maybe millions of air handlers installed in attics, the similarity ends there and the rest is up to the choice of the installing company and the installer himself, there may not be another installation in the world just like...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac heat pump, thermostat switch, thermostat wiring
thermostat switch, thermostat wiring, condensing unit: Terry, Your thermostat switch from heat to cool may not be switching. Your reversing control in your condensing unit may not be working. You may have a shorted thermostat wire somewhere along the way, check the thermostat wires that run from the house...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac low side pressure, water drainage, split unit
water drainage, split unit, pressure changes: There are 7 additional measurements that I need, to add to the 70 PSI, to get close to an answer. The pressure changes as the other readings change. The outside water is normal & means that the unit is working right. (extracting moisture from the air). Is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac preference, ducane furnace, old furnace
ducane furnace, old furnace, apples to apples: Carl, I don t know the Ducane brand or at least by that name it may be called something else in my area, that s the way manufactures do it. Any way I think all heating and air conditioning equipment for residential is pretty much equal in quality if your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac products, electric furnace, furnace heat
electric furnace, furnace heat, heat pumps: Lori, I tend to stick with what I work with and have the most success with which would be Carrier and Trane in that order. I would also go with a reputable contractor for the installation, if not installed correctly you will suffer the long term effects....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac registers and returns, upper walls, hvac contractor
upper walls, hvac contractor, central ac: Michele, The best location for registers and returns depends on your climate and the construction of your home. If the majority of your heating/cooling dollar is spent on heating, then you are right. If the majority of your money is spent on cooling, then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac replacement, magic chef, statler
magic chef, statler, original equipment: You need to know that, if it still works, leave it alone. Yes it is old. Yes it is time to replace it, if problems happen. $6,000 is way to high. I do that here for $2,000. If you decide to replace it. Call 5 or 6 different places for prices. Start with Sears....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac return vents, air vent, laundry room
air vent, laundry room, lft: Putting a return in the hallway would greatly increase the balance of the home and keep the rooms comfortable. I would also suggest removing the return in the laundry room as it will clog the coil in the unit and make the performance a lot less. I hope this...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac return vents, proper air flow, cooling coil
proper air flow, cooling coil, cooling system: Laura, Return air is supply air to the heating and cooling unit, the unit can only blow out as much air as it can suck in. Depending on the size of your air conditioning unit cooling coil is what determines how much air your system needs to pull into blow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac smell from vents, air streams, dirty sock
air streams, dirty sock, nadca: You have what they call Dirty Sock Syndrome. You need to find a NADCA approved duct cleaning company to come out and clean your system with a specialized product. There is usually something impacted within the coils and when the air streams across it, it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac wiring, wiring projects, friend dale
wiring projects, friend dale, dale smith: Well, I moght stumble through this question and cost you more money in the long run, so I am referring you to my fellow expert on the site and a good friend, Dale Smith. I have been working with too many wiring projects to take a chance at screwing something...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac zoning, zone control panel, honeywell model
zone control panel, honeywell model, thermostat wiring: Dan, Yes. The zone panel you have is universal as far as the type of thermostat used. In the installation manual for the zone panel beginning on page 4 there is a section that explains the thermostat wiring. You will wire for a conventional or heat pump...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, proper air flow, downstairs unit
proper air flow, downstairs unit, single unit: You would need to modify all the ductwork, because you will have to downsize and have a smaller unit upstairs and a smaller downstairs unit. To get proper air flow all will have to be modified. Another suggestion, I know how it is to try to control a split...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hydronic forced hot air, fan switch, thermostat
fan switch, thermostat, hot air: There is some type of device either on time or temperature that energizes the fan in heat mode. Either you are not waiting long enough for the coil to get hot enough to energize the fan, or the device to bring the fan on has failed. You can follow the fan...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hydronic heating / expansion tank problem, expansion tanks, expansion tank
expansion tanks, expansion tank, tire gauge: Hmmm- I have not run a sysytem higher then 12 psi (cold) which runs around 20- 25 psi hot. Checking the tank pressure is easy - it has a port that you can use a tire gauge ans see the current pressure. You should do this with the tank wither removed from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: IAQ and HW Baseboard system, energy recovery ventilators, heat recovery ventilators
energy recovery ventilators, heat recovery ventilators, solar powered attic vents: Denise, If you do not have a forced air system you are somewhat limited in what you can do. When dealing with IAQ, the most common and effective ways to reduce air problems are to eliminate or reduce causes, dilution and filtration. Don t use candles,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ICE MAKER for Kitchen aid KSCS25FKSS02, jim duffy, water inlet
jim duffy, water inlet, water valve: There are actually two ways to make this repair. You can replace the module only for 71.95 or the entire ice maker for 119.95. Shipping would depend on where you live. No mater which one you choose, we can help with the installation of your parts. Should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice is blocking the tube, freon, c unit
freon, c unit, gasoline: You have lost some freon Luis. The inside coil is icing also, blocking the air. The tech needs to sniff for a leak in the evaporator coil. If it only needs 1 or 2 # of freon it will be hard to find, so get it filled & see what it does next year. Freon has...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice at bottom of frost-free freezer, frost free freezer, freezer section
frost free freezer, freezer section, water drains: phyllis, is this a side by side, or a top freezer? If it s a side by side, the drain is probably clogged, that s where the defrost water drains into a pan under the refrigerator. Remove everything in the freezer section, unplug the refrigerator. Remove the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice build up on copper pipes inside furnace, copper pipes, indoor coil
copper pipes, indoor coil, furnace: Brian, Low on charge most likely, also dirty indoor coil or dirty ( plugged filter ) many supply registers closed possibly, blocked return. Furniture or rug covering return vent. If belt drive furnace belt loose ,slipping etc. indoor motor not turning...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice build up, water leak, appliance parts
water leak, appliance parts, home appliance: Yes...remove freezer panel and using a hair dryer defrost the evaporator making it free of frost and ice. Next, ohm out the heater and let me know what you find. Reassemble and set both control to the middle setting. If you need further assistance, feel...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice On Compressor, 3m electrical tape, johnstone supply
3m electrical tape, johnstone supply, copper line: Anytime the big copper line is exposed to air, it will frost up. That means the unit is working properly. It does not hurt anything. The big line comes covered with Armaflex insulation from the factory. This insulation gets damaged & falls off. It should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Crusher in fridge not responsive, kenmore refridgerator, ice crusher
kenmore refridgerator, ice crusher, crushed ice: Chad, If the motor is makingb any type of noises when the lever is depressed, then the auger could be stripped. If the motor does nothnig, then the motor could be bad. You would also need to make sure the switch is in fact switching from normal ice, to crushed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Dispenser Not Dispensing, stpe, water side
stpe, water side, water dispenser: Hello Tammy, The first step is to get us the model number of your refrigerator. Kenmore is just a name, they make nothing, so I do not know which system you have. The ID tag is inside the fresh food section, either on the left wall, the ceiling or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Dispenser flapper door not opening, micro switch, solenoid
micro switch, solenoid, water dispenser: Is there a part number on the control board. We do sell parts and would like the opportunity to quote you on the control. We normally have new and used options....Let us know. If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Dispensor Failure, refrigertor, water valve
refrigertor, water valve, maintainence: Hello Anthony, According to the model number you provided, your unit did not come from the factory with an ice maker installed. This must have been a dealer add on or a installation after the unit was purchased. I have no way of knowing which...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice dispenser repair, priority mail, ge unit
priority mail, ge unit, water side: Dear Mark, First of all 70 volts is not enough voltage to turn the heavy duty augar motor. I think your problem is in the front panel. On the outside of the freezer door is the fountain assembly. I want you to pull off the face plate at the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice forming on bottom of freezer, freezer compartment, melting the ice
freezer compartment, melting the ice, stiff wire: Matt, Yes, that is what has to be done. Remove the back panel in the freezer compartment, and use a hair dryer ONLY, carefully melt the ice at the bottom of the rear tray area. Then, clean out the drain hole with a piece of stiff wire. I hope this helps!...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice forms in bottom part of freezer (side-by-side unit), stiff piece, side question
stiff piece, side question, time ice: George, It is possible that the ice trough is plugged, and preventing the defrost water from draining, and therefore it if freezing. Unplug the unit overnight, and run a fairly stiff piece of wire down the defrost tube, until it emerges out the bottom. The...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice on the inside bottom of freezer, evaporator coils, drain hole
evaporator coils, drain hole, drain pan: Somehow we are just not connecting. You tell me there is no blockage in the drain pan hole....This is the pan directly under the evaporator. There is a hole in this pan and the hole leads to another pan underneath the freezer section. Are you sure you removed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Maker, refrigerator freezer, freezer section
refrigerator freezer, freezer section, sub zero refrigerator: What is the temperature inside the freezer section? If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or you can visit our website at http://www.affordableappliance.com Keep in mind we do stock 1000 s of Major Home Appliance...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Maker, side by side refrigerator, refrigerator freezer
side by side refrigerator, refrigerator freezer, ge side by side refrigerator: Hello W, I ve seen those unit have a mositure problem in the fountain assembly and rust forms. This causes the mechanisms inside to stick and not work properly. I think there is some recourse from GE on this model. I have read the bulletin and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Maker, water valve, water line
water valve, water line, feeder: Some debris may have entered the feeder water line when the water was turned back on. Turn the water back off and loosen the water line feeding the valve in the rear of the refrigerator and have someone slowly open the water enough to flush the line. If this...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Maker, whirlpool refrigerator, size cubes
whirlpool refrigerator, size cubes, water valve: Hello Stuart, When you say you replaced the unit, do you mean the icemaker head? The water valve can be leaking, so replacing the head would not solve the problem. Is the unit level? If you need further assistance, please supply the model number...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Maker: 4317943, freezer wall, adjustment screw
freezer wall, adjustment screw, water valve: Hello David, It is probably the water valve. The adjustment screw is factory set and should not be altered? Is it making and dumping ice? Is the new icemaker in the unit level? And are you sure the fill tube coming from the freezer wall is not cracked...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Maker, water valve, appliance parts
water valve, appliance parts, home appliance: Check the water valve and see if it is working....If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or you can visit our website at http://www.affordableappliance.com Keep in mind we do stock 1000 s of Major Home Appliance...