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Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner, blow air, home wife
blow air, home wife, friend jim: Jim, I ve been retired for about fifteen years, A repair job now days is considerable more expensive then it was in my day. I think the going rate is about $60 per hour for labor and practice is to double the wholesale price of whatever parts are used. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner, low desert, dual controls
low desert, dual controls, duct work: The fuse thing. Forget it. Myth only, does not work. If it is not cooling like it used to , it is probably low on freon. 1 to 2 pounds. Call around to 5 or 6 shops, for a price (include Sears).. Prices will very quite a bit, include large & small shops. Dual...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner is a block of ice, condensing unit, zuellig
condensing unit, zuellig, cooling coil: A condensing unit freezing up is usually caused by low refrigerant or low airflow across either the cooling coil or the condensing unit. I would call a service technician to come out and check your unit out and clean your coils and add refrigerant if necessary....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner blowing fuses, amp fuses, time delay fuses
amp fuses, time delay fuses, amp circuit: Kevin, I don t know what you have exactly in the way of fuses, almost everything is on breakers now days. What you have is a 35 amp circuit. Check the rating plate on your outside unit where the electric goes in, It should tell you what size fuse or breaker...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner --breaker tripping, amp meter, motor voltage
amp meter, motor voltage, gmail: It could be the breaker, compressor, cond. fan motor, voltage drops, unit needs hard start kit or the hard start is bad. ( just to name few) Use of a amp meter will tell you the whole story on the comp. At 13, the unit is really at the end of its life, and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner comparisons, central air conditioner, indoor coil
central air conditioner, indoor coil, performance thanks: Hello Lou. With the efficiency of units today, it is best when replacing the outdoor unit to use a Matched indoor coil. The entire system will operate more efficiently and the compressor usually has a longer life cycle. I think you would be satified with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner compressor, air conditioner compressor, yr warranty
air conditioner compressor, yr warranty, summer temperatures: I assume he was talking 90% of the max amperage for the compressor. It just means its working hard which its going to do on a really hot day. However, I can t diagnos it without testing it myself. I would like to know more about the not running well part...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner compressor electrical connection, johnstone supply, spade terminal
johnstone supply, spade terminal, air conditioner compressor: Christie, If the male part of the spade terminal is damaged you can buy a repair kit at a local Graingers or Johnstone Supply, the kit would include all 3 wires with slip over fittings with a set screw to tighten it down, you would need to clean the terminal...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner compressor fan blades shut off, time delay relay, furnace blower
time delay relay, furnace blower, air conditioner compressor: Cheri, Intermittent problems can be a nuisance, I would start with the contactor and if so equipped the time delay relay, if your new thermostat has a built in compressor protection delay the delay in the unit can safely be removed. You would want to find...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner compressor fan blades shut off, furnace blower, air conditioner compressor
furnace blower, air conditioner compressor, 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: air conditioner compressor, air conditioner compressor, furnace heat
air conditioner compressor, furnace heat, condensing unit: Linda, The outside unit is a condensing unit, The compressor, condensing fan, condensing coil and several controls are in the condensing unit. The inside unit ( you didn t say if it was a furnace, heat pump or just an air handler) has a cooling coil and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner cond drain, p trap, indoor coil
p trap, indoor coil, drain line: Kevin, Make sure that the water does not remain standing in the coil drain pan when the system is off. If it does, the coil needs to be leveled or pitched to cause the water to run out properly. You probably need to install a vented p-trap in the drain...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner condensation, air conditioner condensation, water stains
air conditioner condensation, water stains, loose connection: I know you seem to have inspected the ducts already, but if you are getting cold air, there is an insulation problem somewhere. Check around the vents from the attic to be sure the hole cut for the vent is not so large air is bleeding around the vents and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner condensation, air conditioner condensation, water condensation
air conditioner condensation, water condensation, classic symptom: Oh yes, this is a classic symptom. The system is low on freon. When the air starts reducing. Turn the a/c-off-heat switch to off . Then turn the fan to on . The fan will melt the frost that is building up on the coil. As the frost builds uo the air...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner contacts, voltage meter, loose control
voltage meter, loose control, c unit: Tim, A contactor will have problems with not locking down properly usually only when it is wired incorrectly or has problems with not getting enough voltage. Sometimes it will occur as a result of a failure of another part in the system that is causing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner coolant leak, brick veneer, coolant leak
brick veneer, coolant leak, storey brick: There is no way to tell what a repair cost will be. As low as $100, and up to $400-$600 easily. It takes a bit of skill to find leaks & fix them. The average life of a home unit is 10 to 12 years. Look at your local utility company for a energy saving...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner not cooling, downstairs unit, air grills
downstairs unit, air grills, cooling coil: Elin, If your cooling coil freeze you can get a lot of ice, not only where you can see it but all through the coil and inside the A frame where you cant see it, you can really turn your cooling coil into a big block of ice, If you don t thaw the coil completely...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner not cooling, breakers, air conditioner
breakers, air conditioner, thermostat: Marcia, About all I can tell you is to check your breakers again. Push the double breaker to the outside unit off all the way to reset them. Then turn them back on. There are too many things that could cause your proublem, can t diagnose from where I m...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner is not cooling the house down, refrigerant charge, copper tubing
refrigerant charge, copper tubing, indoor coil: There are two things that will cause icing of the coil and the lines. One is a lack of air flow. Are the filters replaced regularly and is the indoor coil clean? You can open the indoor unit with the power off and hold a flashlight on the opposite side of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner not cooling, refrigerant charge, unit thanks
refrigerant charge, unit thanks, freon: Hi Lisa, sorry for the delay, I had an unusual amount of emergency calls and then the site was down. The refrigerant charge should never have to be adjusted unless the unit has developed a leak. The original charge will still be good when the units life is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner not cycling properly, kenmore air conditioner, many other items
kenmore air conditioner, many other items, sears: I would check to see how many other items are running on that same breaker, it is possible that the unit cannot pull enough amperage to start the compressor. Capacitors have the value written on them, you can check it with a multi meter and they have a tendency...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner drain into basement floor full, floor drain, ac units
floor drain, ac units, drain pipe: Debi, What kind of a hole are you talking about a floor drain that is connected to a sewer drain pipe or are you talking about a hole through the floor? If it s a floor drain to the sewer you can pour some drain cleaner in the drain, if that doesn t work...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner-duct work dripping water, drip pan, pilot light
drip pan, pilot light, drain line: Debi, There is no water associated with a furnace, the pilot has nothing to do with it. If you have air conditioning there is a drip pan under the cooling coil that is in your furnace, you probably cant see the coil but there is a drain line that comes out...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner filter placement, return ducts, return passage
return ducts, return passage, air handler: Harold, If the two filters serve the same return duct don t use one in the foyer, With a filter in the foyer that catches the dirt first it only makes sense that it would be dirty since it has the first chance at what goes in the return duct. The dirt...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner frozen coils, fujitsu general, tropical climate
fujitsu general, tropical climate, split type: Melanie, I m not sure what type of cooling coil you have, some coils can freeze and you may not see all the ice on the underside and turn the cooling back on prematurely before the coil is completely thawed causing it to freeze again. Do what you have been...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner and furnace inop, brain box, hello bill
brain box, hello bill, janitrol: Any of the large pipe that is exposed to the air will frost up. Re-insulate the pipe. Now to the real problem. The constant fan ON , is a sign (default), that the brain box has gone bad. Sorry. Time to call the serviceman out ($200 to $300)(depending where...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner and furnace repair, residential air conditioner, hot water heat
residential air conditioner, hot water heat, apprenticeship school: Derrick, I don t know of any source of books for servicing heating and cooling units. Teaching is not my field of expertise. It takes four or five years of apprenticeship school and hands on training to learn forced air heating and ventilation, another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner and heater, carrier air conditioner, seer unit
carrier air conditioner, seer unit, apples to apples: Debi, I agree that the estimates from Sears and Home Depot are high. They both have an extra expense since they both hire independent Heating and air conditioning contractors just as you would if you didn t go through there organizations. Finding a reputable...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner installation, air conditioner installation, studs
air conditioner installation, studs, good luck: This is a carpendry question, not really my area. It should be no problem. If the wall is a structual support, it will have to be framed for support. If the wall is not a support wall, it can be cut & box framed anywhere, along the wall. Good luck...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner kicks breaker off, thermastat, c unit
thermastat, c unit, central heat: Patti, I don t know what s tripping your breaker? Your outside unit probably has a time delay and the compressor won t start for a few minutes between off and on . Turn the 220 breaker off all the way to reset it then turn it on, don t turn the thermostat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner leaking water in basement, ac unit, air conditioner
ac unit, air conditioner, furnace: Wally, Check the condensate line, could be PVC or copper, typically 3/4 and should be piped to the exterior of the home. If it has a union loosen the union and blow through the line, if there is no union you can add one or remove the cover and try to clear...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner makes a funny noise, toilet tanks, noise question
toilet tanks, noise question, gas furnace: Katie, I don t know what the noise is especially if the a/c isn t running. There isn t any water associated with the a/c unit other then condensation that drains when it s on. There are other things in homes that can make a high pitched noise such as toilet...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner making faint buzzing sound after power outage, volt transformer, coil area
volt transformer, coil area, power failures: Christy, If it is indeed the transformer I ll stick by my original statement. It s not anything that is going to cause a problem but it can be annoying I think, It means a part is failing or continuing to receive electricity when it should not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner noise, air conditioner noise, weather proof
air conditioner noise, weather proof, ac unit: Do you mean the outside compressor? You would need a product that is weather proof, glueable, not shread in the wind, dense, not interfear with heat transfer, etc .......... What on Earth would you use? If you had some shrubs on the unit sides about 4 feet...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner problems, voltage wires, varmint
voltage wires, varmint, low voltage: Linda, If the outside unit is not running you can t cool the air. Check your 220 double breaker for the outside unit to make sure it s on, turn the breaker off all the way to reset it and then turn it back on Check the low voltage wires going to the outside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner product, copper lines, access panel
copper lines, access panel, split system: If you are not sure where the filters are located, they are most likely clogged. If this is a package unit where everything is located outside, it would be a fairly large unit, there is an access panel located where the drain exits the unit. This is where...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner product, 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: air conditioner question, downstairs unit, warranty company
downstairs unit, warranty company, air handler: Sheila, With the evaporator frozen you should still be able to visually inspect the cabinet itself, it would be hard to properly check the blower, condensate pan and operation with the coil frozen. If the system was flat you would definitely have a freon...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner replacement, upper midwest, cost estimates
upper midwest, cost estimates, freon: The answer to this question is mostly it depends. It depends upon what part of the country you live in. In the upper midwest I would expect to pay from 500 to 1000 dollars in labor only plus 1000 to 1500 for the condenser. The person installing the unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner residential, drain trap, drain line
drain trap, drain line, drain pan: Mara, Yes you can run your unit until you clear up the drain trap . It s not unusual for a unit to overflow when the drain line plugs from sediment. If possible backflush it from outside using a garden hose, if it doesn t go outside put to a drain inside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner restarting problems, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Hello Christine, 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...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner not shutting off now 6 days and not cooling above 80, innocent bystanders, fan section
innocent bystanders, fan section, temperature difference: A simple diagnostic test of a system is to check the temperature. At the return where the filter is, check with a good thermometer the return air temperature. After getting this reading, put the thermometer at the supply vent closest to the fan section if...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner or swamp cooler?, 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: air conditioner temperature., temperature gauge, clean filter
temperature gauge, clean filter, heat gain: You are right, there are many variances. There is no way to tell you what you ask. Just a guess, from the gut. Any moving air cooler than 98.6 will feel cool to the human body. Here is what you need to know. How many BTU s of cooling will the unit put...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner unit, 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: air conditioner unit, sorry ann, service valves
sorry ann, service valves, freon: The dye is part of an ultra violet detection system. Unfortunately, I can not advise you further because this repair should be done by a professional. I gave you the other info so you can keep your eye on the next tech you hire and question his work if recharging....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner - water in ducts and now a smell, drip pan, leaky plumbing
drip pan, leaky plumbing, running the bath: Susan, If you live in a highly humid environment you need to have ventilation under your house to keep the humidity from building up. If your running your air conditioning air handler,heat pump, furnace, whatever the unit in the crawl space is, it s unlikely...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner won't turn off, experties, white rodgers
experties, white rodgers, air conditioner: Most T-stats have at least a 1 degree differential. Which means, if you set it to 75 then it won t turn off untill 74. Some will have a 2-3 degree differential. This prevents short cycling to some extent. If your setting your T-stat too low, the system...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner won't turn off, bull frog, drain water
bull frog, drain water, contactors: This is happening on alot of the questions I am getting. I would start with making sure the wires are connected to everything within the outside unit, Then, check the contactors and make sure you can push them in...Remember, the power is off for this...then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner won't turn off, white rodgers, contactor
white rodgers, contactor, air conditioner: It probably is the contactor . It is a 24 volt relay in the outside unit. Turn the breaker (220 volts), Off . Sometimes the contactor will release then. Anyway, you should call for repair. It is a $30 to $45 part. Easy to change (about 10 min). Basic service...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner wont kick on, wont kick, ac compressor
wont kick, ac compressor, unit thanks: That does not sound good Doug if you are talking about the outdoor fan. It is usually controlled by the same contactor as the compressor, and if the fan is running, but the compressor is not, the compressor or its wiring has a problem. If you are talking about...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner not working, comfortmaker air conditioner, volt service
comfortmaker air conditioner, volt service, fuse box: Henry, I don t know what your electrical service to your units is installed like? Also I don t know what you have for a blower unit, you didn t specify. You have two separate electrical circuits for your air conditioning. one is 110 volt service and the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner not working, amp meter, change filters
amp meter, change filters, conjuntion: It sounds like a compressor problem. The next thing to do is to put a set of gauges on the outside unit and an amp meter. Then start the unit & watch it operate. The tech can tell from the readings on the gauges and the amp flow to the unit. Then you can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner, bryant air conditioner, efficiency measure
bryant air conditioner, efficiency measure, condensing unit: If the repair is truly going to cost 1800 dollars then it might be cheaper to buy a new system. there are 2 parts to your system. an inside unit usually referred to a furnace or air handler with a cooling or heat pump coil. The outside unit is referred...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioners 110vac vs 220vac, volt models, vac system
volt models, vac system, ac units: Jim, Higher voltage is inherently more efficient when it comes to electricity and air conditioning. However, when you are dealing with a small wall or window unit the difference would probably only add up to under $10 dollars a year in utility costs. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioners 110vac vs 220vac, volt models, wattage ratings
volt models, wattage ratings, vac system: If you have a 220V socket in the room and the prices are the same get the 220v unit. If not then get the 120v system. The power consumption on small units isn t gonna change all that much so there won t be great savings to warant the cost of installing a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioners and gas furnaces, seer air conditioner, high efficiency air conditioners
seer air conditioner, high efficiency air conditioners, bells and whistles: Most residental grade units are created equal. The most expensive is NOT always the best unit. I have found some of the less expensive units just as good, and last just as long. Manufactors seem to overrate their brand. I would look for the best warrenty....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: How do air conditioners work, don crosby, portable room air conditioner
don crosby, portable room air conditioner, air that i breath: I also have allergies & a touch of asthma. So I know what you mean. Explain it to a LAWYER?????????????? The fact that you need it, has nothing to do with the failure of the unit. All a air conditioner is supposed to do, is cool the air. It has side effects...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioners, gas furnace, honest place
gas furnace, honest place, circuit components: I don t sell used equipment because I can t guarantee if it would even start after an installation that would cost me money and with a unit not functioning...even if you make the chances abundantly clear that there are no guarantess with used equipment. So,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditiong, air conditiong, degree difference
air conditiong, degree difference, freeon: Wayne, You didn t say what your air conditioning system was? Everybody doesn t have the same type. If you have a split system with some kind? of air handler in the attic it probable is condensating but you don t see it. The sizing practice for refrigerated...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, condensing unit, service technician
condensing unit, service technician, refrigerant: There are so many things that could be wrong it is tough to tell without physically looking at your system. There could be a problem with your furnace circuit board, the refrigerant could be low, there could be an electrical or control problem either at the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning., air conditioner blower, copper lines
air conditioner blower, copper lines, patio stone: Ian, A lot depends on what the lines are. Some are hard copper and some are soft copper, Hard copper lines would have soldered joints along the way and they don t have much if any give. Soft copper lines would be continuous from inside to outside without...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, path question, meter readers
path question, meter readers, c unit: You are asking for a good size expense. And/or a $25,000 fine if caught. I have heard of neighbors, meter readers etc turning people in for bleeding off freon. This is not something for a home owner to try. It could easily cost you $300 & up to move it....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, duct work, split system
duct work, split system, c systems: Ken, I don t know what kind of system you have? If it s a split system with a coil connected to a furnace or heat pump? If it s in a closet, attic, basement? All duct work and a/c systems are not the same. Commonly when the air flow seems to diminish it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, balance weights, blower wheel
balance weights, blower wheel, dry in the sun: Where is the consider coil? Outside or inside? The blower wheel needs to be taken out (in the furnace). Motor covered. Then wash at the car wash. Dry in the sun & blow dry. Re-install. When the vains on the wheel get a little dirty the air flow drops a lot....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, central air conditioning, point hope
central air conditioning, point hope, basic questions: 1.) It will force more air to other vents. Basement vents should help the 2nd floor. Caution, closing to many vents will freeze up the coil, then all air flow stops. A few in the basement should be fine to close. 2.) The cooling is constant. The t-statis...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, rebecca rebecca, drain line
rebecca rebecca, drain line, thermostat: Rebecca, Like a freezer that needs defrosting it all depends on how much ice you have to melt. If you run your A/C while the coil is frozen over it just gets worse. Set your thermostat to fan on, set your cooling to off or so it doesn t run your outside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, btu air conditioner, btu input
btu air conditioner, btu input, split system: Joe, About all you can do is check your coils to make sure there not full of derbies, check your compressor to see if its running, make sure your thermostat is set low enough. Stick a thermometer in the supply air and see if the air warms up after a while...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, termostat, air flow
termostat, air flow, air conditioning: Is this system a, whole house central air or a window unit? Unless you say different I will assume it is a whole house central air. What do you mean, drain the system . ? Explain what steps you did. Did you check the filter? Is it clean? How old is this...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, thermal switch, condensing unit
thermal switch, condensing unit, condensing units: I would first suspect an incorrect charge. If two different outdoor units are doing the same thing, if the charge is correct, there is something in the indoor unit with a problem. It could either be a loss of air flow in which case the charge can not be monitored...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, local community college, dangerous bill
local community college, dangerous bill, split units: Bill the best source of information on refrigeration would be a local community college book store. Most community colleges have a refrigeration course and it would be worth the time, but even those who do not have the course carry all the manuals. Thanks...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, central air conditioner, fan mode
central air conditioner, fan mode, dirty filters: stu, next time you run the a/c and it doesn t cool, see if the outside unit is running. If it is running see if the larger of the two freon lines to the unit is cold. If the line is cold your inside coil could be iceing up blocking the flow of air. Iceing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, rough weather, clean filter
rough weather, clean filter, piece of furniture: Jonathan, The coil in your inside unit ice s up because there is not enough air passing through coil, this is usually caused by a dirty filter, another reason is having something block the return air grill like a piece of furniture, a dirty coil is unlikely...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, afterwords, lowes
afterwords, lowes, home depot: I have never heard of this although the bleach pills will prevent mold and fungi growth. Once the unit is clogged you will probably need to unclog it with a snake or take it apart and clean it or install a new condensate drain all together. I would get...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, hot water boiler, upstairs and downstairs
hot water boiler, upstairs and downstairs, thermostat controls: Anna, You didn t say what your heating and cooling was, hot water, gas forced air, heat pump? Two thermostats would indicate two separate systems one for up and one for down unless your using a hot water boiler? This is what I m going to assume. You have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air-conditioning, reversing valve, heat pumps
reversing valve, heat pumps, long hope: Since it has heat on the unit, it is a heat pump. They run backwards to give heat and the other way to give cooling. The reversing valve is not working. (or the electronics) Time to get a good shop out to look at it. You can always call Sears service. They...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, central air conditioner, compressor unit
central air conditioner, compressor unit, condensing unit: Steve, The thermostat sends 24 volt power to condensing unit contactor, the contactor is a switching control or relay that sends the 220 volts to the compressor and the condenser fan. If you are listening at the outside condensing unit and someone turns...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, downstairs unit, drip pan
downstairs unit, drip pan, upstairs unit: There is no problem. The water is condensation the unit is removing from the air, and one will usually draw out more moisture than the other. My upstairs unit probably condensates twice as much as the downstairs unit. This is a good sign the unit is working...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, central air conditioner, mold growth
central air conditioner, mold growth, drain pan: Hello Tom. I would check to be sure the unit drain is not clogged causing the condensation to run into the ducts. You need to open the indoor fan unit with the power off and be sure there is no clog in the drain pan underneath the coil and that the drain is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, central air conditioner, drain line
central air conditioner, drain line, air handler: What kind of unit (furnace w/ A/C, air handler w/ A/C, heat pump, etc); what part of the country (close big city). If the inside unit does not drain completely, mold will grow inside the unit. Open the unit & look, check the pan & drain line. Scrape mold...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, indoor coil, mechanical code
indoor coil, mechanical code, energy efficiency: Hello Vernon. This would not be an efficient setup. Manufacturers began mismatching equipment when the energy efficiency became a big deal. It is common to install a 2 ton outdoor unit with a 2 1/2 ton indoor unit to obtain greater efficiency with a larger...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, dust particles, clean filter
dust particles, clean filter, humid areas: Doreen, If I knew more about your house and your air conditioner I could Proubly give you an idea about what needs to be. A few things to think about. You need to keep a clean filter in your inside unit. You need 12,000 BTU s of cooling for every 400...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, furnace blower, condensing unit
furnace blower, condensing unit, loose wire: It is impossible to tell what exactly is going on without physically looking at your units. I would investigate wether the outside unit has tripped electrically or of the circuit board on the furnace that tells the condensing unit to run has gone bad or if...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, johnstone supply, contactor
johnstone supply, contactor, fan motor: The buzzing noise is probably the contactor going bad. You don t say if the compressor is running or quiet. I assume quiet. If this is the case the contactor has to be replaced. If the compressor is running, things change. The fan motor is buzzing, it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, amp breaker, condensing unit
amp breaker, condensing unit, condenser: Tommy, First check the rating plate on your condensing unit and see what size amp breaker you should have. Your problem could be a capacitor. The condenser fan and the compressor both start at the same time. Push your breaker off all the way to reset it,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, programable thermostat, central air conditioner
programable thermostat, central air conditioner, tempermental: Thanks for the question. It sounds like you have a valve that might be sticking once in awhile. Do you have the unit serviced every year? If not I would start. During a normal service check they may find something that is close to going bad, which could...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, central air conditioner, condensing unit
central air conditioner, condensing unit, contactor: Rich, Patti, First I think your calling your Condensing Unit the Compressor, The Compressor is inside the Condensing unit along with the Condensing Fan as well as several other components. I assume your saying that when the problem occurs nothing in the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, down stairs, bob dickinson
down stairs, bob dickinson, rusty water: Bob, Just for now! one ton of cooling = 12000 BTU s of cooling. There should be a rating sticker on your outside units where the electric enters the units that tells you how many BTU s they are. Turn the downstairs on and the up stairs off so you know...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, bad hope, hvac unit
bad hope, hvac unit, ac unit: I assume you mean the outside unit opens the breaker & the inside unit just keeps blowing air. How old is this unit? Go outside & listen to the unit when it tries to start. Does it HUMM ?? If so, the compressor is locked up. (gone bad) Hope this helps....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, fan blower, clean filter
fan blower, clean filter, repair person: Sue, It s usually caused from not enough return air passing through the coil. A dirty air filter, or something blocking your return air grills. Set your thermostat to fan on and run just the fan/blower (no cooling) until your sure the coil is defrosted...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, air cond, stair wells
air cond, stair wells, wall space: George, You need one tone of cooling for every 400 square feet of area that you want to cool for a house with average insulation, windows and exposure. Deduct wall space, closets, voids, basements, stair wells and any other space that you wont be cooling...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, digital thermostat, heat pumps
digital thermostat, heat pumps, auto fan: McK, I think that you have a heat pump. For air conditioning you need to set your thermostat to cool, set your fan to auto, turn your thermostat to the desired tempature that you want. If the air coming out doesn t feel cold after it has run a few minutes....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, condensing unit, cooling coil
condensing unit, cooling coil, fan unit: I would suspect that there is a problem with the condensing unit either electically or it has low refrigerant. First I would check if there is ice on the inside or outside coils. With the low velocity airflow I wonder if your cooling coil is frozen over?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, cooling coil, drain line
cooling coil, drain line, condensation water: Geovanni, Your air conditioner freezes because there is not enough return air passing through the cooling coil. Make sure there is a clean air filter in the unit. Make sure nothing is blocking your return air grill/grills. Once the coil freezes make...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, contactor, lots of money
contactor, lots of money, air conditioner: There is a relay (contactor) that turns the juice On & Off . The points are stuck together. There should be a electrical box outside. Undo a fuse & it will shut off. Contactors are about $25. Hope this helps. The frost is normal. A repair should be about...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, power vent, air leaks
power vent, air leaks, attic vents: Start with the windows. Get sun block on the glass. Check the attic. Is it hot? Get attic vents put in. Perferably a power vent or two. Cooling the attic will help the house keep cooler. 66 to 68 coming out of the ducts is normal. It is a lot cooler at the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, furnace run, resistance need
furnace run, resistance need, internal resistance: The climate (# of days of HEAT or COLD ) is totally different. Flex ducts are a poor way to run air. (internal resistance)(need to be streached taunt)(only R-2 insulation) (looses money when heating)(on & on). Flex duct is a cheap, inefficient way to run...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, upstairs portion, ridge vent
upstairs portion, ridge vent, exhaust fan: Hello Jorge, Hot air rises....is the area all open? Are there a/c vents in the upstairs portion of the home? With hot air rising, you really need to exhaust the hot air near the ceilings. Which I was there to visualize your home and it s structure......If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, box fans, box fan
box fans, box fan, fan motor: Yes, the fan must run. Time to replace the fan motor. Do you have a big square box fan. You could duct tape it to the top of the unit, so it blows straight up. Thus pulling air through the unit. That may help, until the fan motor gets replaced. Box fans will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, allexpert, failure code
allexpert, failure code, home appliances: Hello Doug, 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: air conditioning, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Hello Sheree, 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: air conditioning, rain proof, condensing unit
rain proof, condensing unit, fan unit: Rick, I don t think the rain has any thing to do with it, the condensing unit is supposed to be rain proof but I guess any thing is possible. The low velocity makes me think that the inside coil is freezing over caused by a dirty filter or something blocking...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Hello Cindy, 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: air conditioning, allexpert, breader
allexpert, breader, home appliances: Hello Kristen, 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: air conditioning, appliance parts, home appliance
appliance parts, home appliance, blockages: I would and do simply because the winter elements...leaves, snow and small limbs always end up inside causing blockages......You should hose it out every spring also. If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, air conditioning compressor, compressors
air conditioning compressor, compressors, good luck: There is nothing that can be done to stop the noise. The noise could be a sign that the compressor is going bad. There is now way to know for sure though. The compressor is completely sealed up, and is unservicable. The noise could also be cause by liquid...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, relay control, fan motor
relay control, fan motor, gmail: As you described the problem, it would appear the indoor fan motor has stopped functioning. Try and turn the t-stat fan swith to on with the cool turned off. If the fan runs, leave it on, and set the t-stat to cool. You may not have a bad indoor fan motor....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, jennifer jennifer, asap thanks
jennifer jennifer, asap thanks, central heat: Jennifer, Dose your outside unit run? The outside unit is really your air conditioner, it s on a separate electric circuit then the inside furnace unit, Check your electric breaker box, turn the 220 double breaker for the air conditioner off all the way...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, humidity level, power surges
humidity level, power surges, air vent: Reggie, Since I don t know what time you submitted your request or how long the system has been running, it is hard for me to give an opinion on how the system is doing. How long a system runs to bring the temperature to normal depends on a lot of factors,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, cool air, hot air
cool air, hot air, air conditioning: Liz, It could be any number of proublem s with the inside or outside unit, what s the inside unit doing is it running as it should be, is it blowing the usually amount of air even though it s warm, is everything on the outside unit running as it normally...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, air registers, flexible duct
air registers, flexible duct, air noise: Octavia, The drops of water could be a problem with the condensate drain of your system. You should have it checked by the installing contractor. Since it is a new home it will be under warranty and they should fix it at no charge to you. If the problem...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, furnace work, subcool
furnace work, subcool, superheat: Oscar, The three methods of properly charging a system are: 1. By weight as specified by the manufacturer, plus refrigerant added for line length per manufacturer s specs. 2. By superheat using the manufacturer s chart. 3. By subcool using the manufacturer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, outdoor coils, belts and pulleys
outdoor coils, belts and pulleys, rooftop units: Jim the number 1 thing we do for our equipment is preventive maintenance. We have almost 400 units citywide, and you are on the right track. First would be a good filter and replace it monthly without fail. Second would be to keep the indoor and outdoor coils...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, infro, compressor unit
infro, compressor unit, seer: there should be an identification plate on the external / compressor unit or you could contact the manufacturer further seer info can be found at http://www.eesi.org/publications/Fact%20Sheets/acfactsheet.htm regards larry. ps its cold and wet here...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, winston salem nc, blower unit
winston salem nc, blower unit, nordyne: Carrie, Here is what I understand is happening: With the thermostat switches in the AUTO (fan) and COOL (system) and the thermostat calling for cooling, everything runs okay until the end of the cooling cycle when the coolilng shuts off automatically,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, rules of thumb, demo version
rules of thumb, demo version, unhappy customers: Eric, Unfortunately you cannot determine unit size by square footage of a house. While a larger house will require more tonnage, the construction of the house and your climate will be what determines the tonnage and how much air volume each room should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, concrete slab, ductwork
concrete slab, ductwork, gmail: The key here is to find a GOOD A/C contractor in your area, and have them look at it. Some companies out there have people that can spec out the home and make drawings to correct the problems you are having. I am not sure how much work you need, and how...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, brochure pdf, routine inspection
brochure pdf, routine inspection, safety switch: Larry, I would recommend that a condensate safety switch be installed on any system that would cause property damage if condensate were to overflow. This would include the house you live in full time if the unit is located in an area that meets the above...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, high voltage cables, air conditioning units
high voltage cables, air conditioning units, condominium: Pryan, That is probably the reason. I don t know for sure. I ve never seen cables touching the roof actually - probably in case the wiring has a crack in it s outer covering, and the water would corrode the wiring. It would be impossible to find the defective...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, central air conditioning, hvac contractor
central air conditioning, hvac contractor, crawl space: Danielle, Most apartments do not have the area in which to run ductwork required for a central air unit, but if there is an attic above your apartment, or a basement or crawl space below it, you may be able to have one installed. Call an HVAC contractor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, 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: air conditioning, power consumption, terminal unit
power consumption, terminal unit, best bet: Santanu, 120 square feet would roughly be equal to one third of a ton of air conditioning or 4000 btu s, you may be able to find a window or package terminal unit this size. Lowes or Home Depot would be your best bet. Hope this helps, any other questions...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, slow leak, service person
slow leak, service person, freon: Mindy, If your outside unit is running, If the larger of the two pipes is warm, It has to be your compressor or your air conditioner is out of refrigerant (freon) All you can do is call a service person. It sounds like you may have a slow leak that leak...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, degree difference, duct work
degree difference, duct work, storage room: Tony, This is what you can expect. For an average home with average insulation, average windows, and average exposure. One ton of cooling will cool 400 square feet of area with the air conditioner running constantly to a 20 degree difference from the outside....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, 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: air conditioning, circuit breakers, voltage wires
circuit breakers, voltage wires, question thanks: Renu, I don t know where your thermostat wires are? I don t think you even mentioned where the inside unit is or what it is exactly? The wires are low voltage wires that run from the thermostat to the inside and the outside units, they may be in a conduit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, ductwork, condenser
ductwork, condenser, american standard: You certainly have enough cfm s for the job. I would suggest having someone come and check that ductwork to make sure you aren t cooling under the house better than in the house. Loss of air is expensive and as you can tell, cuts down on air coming into the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, hot water heat, seer rating
hot water heat, seer rating, equipment specs: In response to your questions,I would say the baseboard heating will be much less problems and it has a much better track record for repair issues compared to the hydro system on the market today (to many leak issues and pump problems) The only difference...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, hot water heat, residential equipment
hot water heat, residential equipment, hydro air: Dan, Where I live heating with natural gas is about half the price of heating with propane, four times cheaper then heating with electric, I would go with whatever is available and cheapest in your area as far as fuel goes. Goodman is as good as Trane, American...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, low voltage cable, gas furnace
low voltage cable, gas furnace, split unit: In response to your question,are you sure that they are talking about high voltage or low voltage most split system have two power supplies 230 volt supply for outside unit and 110 volts for inside gas furnace and a two wire low voltage cable for control voltage...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, service mechanic, refrigerant charge
service mechanic, refrigerant charge, media filter: Kevin, More than likely just a coincidence, I would measure the temperature split, the difference of the return air and the supply air, if you get less than 17 degrees F or so I would have the refrigerant charge checked by a qualified service mechanic....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, plasma screen tv, condensing unit
plasma screen tv, condensing unit, blower fan: Beth, When your thermostat calls for cooling the inside blower/fan and the outside condensing unit should all start and run together at the same time. The only time that the inside blower would run without the outside condensing unit is if the switch on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, high efficiency air conditioning, efficiency air
high efficiency air conditioning, efficiency air, refrigerant: A freezing coil is usually caused by a dirty filter or lack of air flow. The filter being backwards would not cause the problem. The other thing that might cause it is a loss of refrigerant. How did the unit run before it froze. Was it keeping up with your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, bedroom doors, central air conditioning
bedroom doors, central air conditioning, proper solution: Frank, Your both kind of right, If you just shut the bedroom doors if there are no return grills in the rooms the air won t circulate and the flow will shut down, the rooms should still be somewhat conditioned which will take some of the load off of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, trane, capacitor
trane, capacitor, tatyana: Tatyana, Neither are more reliable, but BOTH are over-rated and over-priced. Buy the cheapest unit you can find. The cheaper, the less electronics, the more reliable. Don t waste your money on a name. All a central air unit is is a compressor, some coils,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, blow bubbles, copper tubing
blow bubbles, copper tubing, homeowner policy: usually when we see oil on copper it may be a leak. get some soapy water or the stuff you blow bubbles with and put it on the area of the oil if you see bubbles then you got a leak. Sometimes when we check for leaks the bubbles we use will look like oil...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, wire nut, blower fan
wire nut, blower fan, c unit: Person, It s kind of hard to check current if you can t get it to run. The outside disconnect is just that a disconnect for working on the unit. You could have a locked rotor in your compressor. Check your breaker and make sure its big enough, read the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning -air handler motor, goodman air handler, air cond
goodman air handler, air cond, sec delay: sounds like you may have poor contact on the pcb within the unti i suggest turning off all power take off cover and ensure all contacts plugs sockets r firm and making good connection. also remove thermostat and ensure good dry connection on wires. regards...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning blower, motor shaft, squirrel cage
motor shaft, squirrel cage, wd 40: Johnnie, Try a few drops of oil on the motor shaft where it comes out of the motor, spin the squirrel cage by hand a few times so that the oil can work into the motor and free up the shaft. If you cant get to the spot where the shaft comes out of the motor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning just blowing, electrical breaker box, high humidity
electrical breaker box, high humidity, maintenance man: Rachel, Assuming that your thermostat is set to cooling and the temperature is set low enough for the air conditioner to start. Check you electrical breaker box, the outside Air Conditioning unit operates on a different circuit breaker then the inside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning just blowing, copper lines, high humidity
copper lines, high humidity, maintenance man: Hello Rachel, first thanks for rubbing it in about the 85 degrees. It was 23 last night here and the high may get to 40. Maybe we could exchange some air! On a serious note, locate the outdoor unit and see if it is running. The fan on the unit should be running...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning central unit, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Hello Edward, 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: air conditioning compressor, mitsubishi heavy industries, mitsubishi heavy industries ltd
mitsubishi heavy industries, mitsubishi heavy industries ltd, air conditioning compressor: Arthur, I m not sure what you ve got going with your unit, exactly what it is but I would guess maybe not getting the power it needs to get started. You can try changing the start capacitor and see if that helps. Stick an amp probe on and see what power...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning compressors, air conditioning compressors, fuse
air conditioning compressors, fuse, sorry for the delay: Hello Tim, most compressors will not immediately start back, the pressures must equalize in the compressor to restart. It also may have blown a fuse either inside of the unit, or in the outdoor disconnect. Check these and let me know, sorry for the delay,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning not cooling sufficiently, johnstone supply, rheen
johnstone supply, rheen, ventalation: Look in your phone book for a johnstone Supply . They are a HVAC parts supplier. Ask them for a gallon of foaming , non-corrisive coil cleaner. Mix it in a garden sprayer. Cut the metal in the bonnet open. This way you can get at the upper side of the coil....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning diffusers, plastic diffusers, light cardboard
plastic diffusers, light cardboard, home depot: Carol, I ve seen covers advertised from time to time but I never paid a lot of attention to them. The covers that I seen last , I believe were at Home Depot and were magnetic covers that just stick to metal registers and grills. You might be able to purchase...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning drain line in basement, gravity drain, drain line
gravity drain, drain line, clogged drain: BethAnne, Where a condensate line drain s to is at the discretion of the installer, it needs to gravity drain down hill to some convenient drain some place or be pumped up hill to some draining place. You need to disconnect the drain line where it comes...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning efficiency of 2 story home, blower coil, current unit
blower coil, current unit, ceiling fans: Ceiling fans help a lot, but two story homes on 1 unit are VERY difficult to control. You might also try to add a return vent to allow more circulation upstairs, but honestly the only FOR SURE fix to this problem is to add an additional unit. Doing that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning / electrical, amp breaker, allexpert
amp breaker, allexpert, amp meter: Hello Scott, 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: air conditioning expense, seer unit, silicone seal
seer unit, silicone seal, sun city az: It costs extra money if the T-stat is changed, up & down, durring the day. Put it in one spot & leave it alone. (24 hours a day) If you want to save money, raise the setting. Like to 72 or 74 degrees. There is nothing wrong with a unit running 2 hours. It...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning failure, furnace blower, central air conditioner
furnace blower, central air conditioner, electrical outage: Pray !! I would call a lawayer. You are being taken. Look on the Trane web site. The compressor should have longer than a 1 year warrenty. I would have someone else look at it. You have a bigger & bigger problem. Now you know why I dislike Trane. Sorry....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning froze up won't cool. Where's the filter?, ac unit, gmail
ac unit, gmail, good chance: If the unit is frozen, then you need to check the filter. I am guessing you have not changed it considering you do not know where it is. Look around the bottom of the unit, there is a good chance it is there. It could also be in a filter grill located inside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning has funny smell, rotten eggs, indoor coil
rotten eggs, indoor coil, bad smell: Rick, it is a 90 percent chance in the indoor coil, when in cooling the coil gets wet and will cause an odor with anything that may be on the coil. You can use a spray cleaner such as 409 or Fantastik and rinse the coil good with a pump up sprayer and clean...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning/heat, floor thermostat, blank screen
floor thermostat, blank screen, thermostats: First tell me about the units, both inside & outside. (make, model, ser#) Now tell me about the T-stats. Mfg. & model #. It is odd the have them on each floor. How big is the house?? (each floor) I ll check back in a couple of hours. Later (use the follow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, house won't cool, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: HEllo Cindy, 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: air conditioning for our house, 12000 btu, inhouse system
12000 btu, inhouse system, cost of electricity: Lance, You need at least 24000 BTU s of cooling for your house. An air conditioner that operates on 110 volts cost twice as much as one that operates on 220. If your A/C operating cost for a 110 unit was $100 a month it would be $50 with a 220 unit. Portable...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning/humidification, hvac technician, commercial hvac
hvac technician, commercial hvac, cigar shop: It can get somewhat sophisticated but with an outside vent connected to the return, there is a control called an enthalpy control. It is common on commercial equipment to allow outside air in based on the humidity and temperature. It could be set to allow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning-instalation, liquid line filter drier, refrigerant charge
liquid line filter drier, refrigerant charge, proper evacuation: Andrew, It is unfortunate that you had a bad experience at installation of your new system. Failure to evacuate the system properly could certainly cause your system to not perform as it should and would understandably make you lose confidence in your dealer....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning leak, drain pan, drain line
drain pan, drain line, air handler: You miss understand what is happening. The aux. pan is there to protect the house if the primary pan fails. Where are you located? Does mold/algee/mildew/crud grow in your area?? The drain line (primary) is probably plugged. Clean & un-plug the primary drain...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning leaking water, drip pan, cooling coil
drip pan, cooling coil, drain line: Lynn, Your air handler has a cooling coil inside it, under the cooling coil is a drip pan, the drip pan catches the water that condensates on the coil and drips off, the drip pan has a drain line that drains the water to some convenient place. Your drain...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning/ marriage counseling, window air conditioner, window air conditioners
window air conditioner, window air conditioners, marriage counseling: Deana, I suspect that your window air conditioner is not cooling the air but just circulating it. Window air conditioners pull the room air in the front of the air conditioner, cool it and blow it back out the front. A room air conditioner should be just...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning outside unit, condenser unit, proper connections
condenser unit, proper connections, central ac: Either the outdoor fan motor has failed, it is not getting full voltage, or the capacitor has failed. First, check the disconnect feeding the outdoor unit and be sure there are no blown fuses. If these are good, replace the capacitor of the outdoor fan motor....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning problem, highway robbery, voice mail
highway robbery, voice mail, air handler: I don t know where you live but $480 for a $60 motor is highway robbery. Unless you are back East. Anyway, the motor inside is what is making the buzzing sound. Another $60 motor. Call Sears service & tell them to replace the motor. Bet it is cheaper than...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning problem, condenser unit, rotation direction
condenser unit, rotation direction, c unit: The easy part first, yes if the fan is not running the compressor can be damaged. On the fan, there should be a definitive rotation direction, however I have seen the wind blow a fan the opposite direction and when it has power, it will run backwards. From...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning problems, safety switch, cubic foot
safety switch, cubic foot, repairman: Paula, I don t know what size your A/C is but your blower needs to be able to deliver about 400 CFM (Cubic Foot of air per Minute) for each ton of cooling, one ton = 12,000 Btu s of cooling. When an evaporater coil is installed in a furnace the blower switches...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning question, johnstone supply, electrical skills
johnstone supply, electrical skills, conections: Do you have electrical skills available? The outside unit top, will have to be removed. The fan will have to be removed and all the conections marked down. Look in the phone book for a Johnstone Supply . They are a nationwide HVAC parts supplier. Put the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning quit, fuse box, transfomer
fuse box, transfomer, gmail: The fuse on the 24v circuit is there to protect the control transfomer. If you see something that looks melted on the t-stat, then the t-stat is bad, and will need to be replaced. It is possible you had a power surge, and that can ruin the t-stat without...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning repair, warranty replacement, carrier dealer
warranty replacement, carrier dealer, repair man: You do not state the brand of this unit, but this soon under warranty the labor is usually also covered under the warranty. For argument sake, if it was a Carrier unit, call a Carrier dealer and ask if the labor is covered for the warranty replacement of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning repair for my new home, condensate drain pan, mold mildew
condensate drain pan, mold mildew, condensation problems: The inspector has his head in Theoretical clouds. A 3 degree difference is nothing. There is nothing that says every room has to be at the same temp. Different floors have different heat levels. We do not try to even the temperature between floors. Have the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning repair or replace, life cycle, hose replacement, naive questions
hose replacement, naive questions, freon: $190 dollars for a contatactor coil doesn t seem terribly out of line. I have no idea how much the coil itself is but I would guess 50 to 75 dollars. If the coil is only say 25 dollars then that estimate might be high. I would guess an hour or 2 for labor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning repair, cooling coil, duct work
cooling coil, duct work, ductwork: I would have them check the blower on the indoor unit and also make sure that the filter has been changed and that there is no blockage in the ductwork or near the cooling coil. I would check the blower for the amps it draws plus if it is a belt drive blower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning repairs, return ducts, duct work
return ducts, duct work, intake vents: Air intake means return air to me. Not the supply side (hot air). If this hole is in the return duct, it does not matter. That is what the return ducts are for --- sucking air ---. If you want to make it pretty. Get a grill & screw it over the hole. Try...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning system, air grills, cooling coil
air grills, cooling coil, damper: Ann, You wont hurt the system but you might ice up the cooling coil to the point where no air can go through the system to any room. Even if you close all the registers except for the one room you need to keep all the return air grills open and unobstructed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning system not working well, coleman evcon, condensation pump
coleman evcon, condensation pump, split system: Jimmy, When you say your air conditioning system is not working well what dose that mean? Is it working as normal except the air is not cold coming out? Is it not blowing out as much air as it usually dose? outside pipes that usually freeze can you clarify...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning system, freon, leak detector
freon, leak detector, cool air: It is not the unit. When a tech. only adds freon, the problem is not fixed. Call around to find an outfit that has an Utlra-vilot leak detector. They add a chemical to the freon and run the system. Then, take the light and shine it on every joint in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit, air conditiong, gmail
air conditiong, gmail, control switch: I am not sure if it can be spliced back myself. I would try to splice it, and if it does not work once spliced, then you will have buy new control unit, or wiring for it. Just make sure you turn off the power to the unit before doing anything. I would splice...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit, indoor coil, flow 2
indoor coil, flow 2, superheat: George, Your unit is iced up. When the indoor coil gets blocked with ice, it won t let air through. 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,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit ??, dead spaces, wall space
dead spaces, wall space, stairways: Adrian, Deduct the inside and the outside wall space, deduct any dead spaces and voids, deduct closets, don t include basement or stairways to a basement, deduct anything else that you don t want to cool. Divide the remaining sq. ft. by 400 and use that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit, condenser fan motor, fan mode
condenser fan motor, fan mode, best guess: First lesson to diagnose is start at the power source. Both 220/120 & 24 volt. Maybe a bad transformer. Then test freon for a full charge. Maybe a low pressure switch open.Then test the condenser fan motor. May be a bad run capacitor or bad motor. Which Would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit, seer unit, allexpert
seer unit, allexpert, refrigerent: 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: air conditioning unit coil, thin aluminum, mold growth
thin aluminum, mold growth, air conditioning units: Close. Turn the juice off & clean the outside units. Hardware & lumberyards, do not have the wash. You need one that does not leave residue. Look for a Johnstone Supply (nationwide HVAC wholeseller that sell to shops/repair people/landlords), they have a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit coil, seperate units, air conditioning units
seperate units, air conditioning units, maintenance requirement: Ray, Your outside condensing units are supposedly all weather proof, I don t know the configuration of your particular units but whenever I serviced an outside unit and found it s coil to be dirty or clogged with leaves or grass clippings I simply hosed it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit freezing up, freon, refrigerant
freon, refrigerant, bbb: You have a restirction in the line. Maybe something like mud that entered the lineset when it was installed, or the orifice is clogged with something not allowing the refrigerant to pass through. I would NOT buy another outside unit, but have someone come...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit, allexpert, alliance air
allexpert, alliance air, home appliances: Hello Terry, 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: air conditioning units, four digits, air conditioning units
four digits, air conditioning units, btu: Anthony, The 30 in the model number indicates that the system is rated at 30,000 btu s or 2.5 tons (12,000 btu s per ton. The serial number s first four digits give the year and week of manufacture - 12th week of 2004. I hope this helps, Blake Ballar...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning to unused rooms, gas furnace, heat rise
gas furnace, heat rise, dampers: Jim, You can close off around 25% of the volume of the system and still be okay in cooling. Any more than that and you set yourself up for problems and potentially damage your compressor. Utility savings aren t worth the other problems. If you have a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning won't turn off, thermostat wiring, air conditoner
thermostat wiring, air conditoner, water in the basement: Joshua, You are about guaranteed to have a bad thermostat or wiring that is shorted. Set the thermostat to OFF and if the system shuts off, you will need a new thermostat. If the system keeps running, you have a wire that is shorted. If you feel comfortable...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, ac unit, service technician
ac unit, service technician, condenser: There are a lot of different things that could be wrong. So many so that you will have to have a service technician come out and take a look at your system. some of the possibilities include: relay burnt out compressor/condenser fan gone bad compressor/condenser...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditionionig sizing..to big or to small, concrete slab, central air conditioning
concrete slab, central air conditioning, cold blast: *********************************************************************************First the easy part. Run #8 copper, in gray plastic. (No Aluminum) That is a bit more than min.. But I like to protect the compressor by having extra, so that when the juice...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditoner, furnace filter, air conditoner
furnace filter, air conditoner, refrigerant: Sheryl, Either the unit was run when the temperature was below 65 degrees, in which case turNing the unit off overnight will help. The other causes of this are a plugged furnace filter or a-coil, or a sealed system leak. Keep in mind that refrigerant NEVER...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air condtoner, rheem air conditioner, thermostat
rheem air conditioner, thermostat: Mick,it will either be a defective thermostat or the unit relay or contactor. I am assuming that when you turn the breaker back on, the unit immediately starts back up. With the breaker off, open the thermostat and take the wire on the Y terminal off, it is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air is cool @ blower but not @ vents, copper pipes, double wide mobile home
copper pipes, double wide mobile home, air ducts: Sounds like a duct problem somewhere. I presume you have an attic in the MHome containing the supply air ducts? Usually also, there is an external duct under the home to interconnect the 2 sides. I would turn off the cooling & turn on the fan only. Then test...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air not getting cool, winter heat, frosts
winter heat, frosts, freon: I have a feeling that the coil is frosting up. When air flow is restricted (closing vents), the coil will frost up. When the coil frosts up, it stops air flow. Then the house will not cool enough. This is also caused by low freon. This does not really help,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air cooler/ cement dust, thermal overload protection, gold coast australia
thermal overload protection, gold coast australia, cement dust: Jo, I don t know what your calling my air cooler ? What kind of air cooler? Don t know your vacuum cleaner eater . Most vacuums have a filter as well as a bag or a cylinder that catches dust and keeps the dust out of the motor and keeps it from circulating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air duct sizing rules, furnace flue, metal ducting
furnace flue, metal ducting, rules of thumb: Dave, That s a pretty long question and a bit difficult to get a mental picture of . Let me tell you what might or might not be of some help. There shouldn t be return air grills or gaps in a return air system within ten feet of the furnace or the furnace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air duct system, air duct system, intake vents
air duct system, intake vents, time carl: One of them is probably a supply & the other an intake (return air). Turn on the system & figure it out. Now, describe the vent with the adjustable feature. (size, color, thickness, room location - room center - against a wall - which wall - etc) Describe...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air and fan won't work together, split system, gmail
split system, gmail, riverside ca: If the t-stat is set to auto, the fan should not come on unless the t-stat calls for cool. If I had to guess, the relay that controls the fan is malfuntioning. I question whether or not the fan is actually turning off, or the coil is freezing up and making...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air filters, pleated filter, air filters
pleated filter, air filters, good question: Hi Richard, Good question. My usual answer is: whenever they need it.Mark the time for a new filter & say check it in a month. Hold it up to a light to check it. OK?? put it back in for another month. Easy to tell looking thru a light when it is starting to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no air flow, copper lines, swith
copper lines, swith, gmail: The lack of air could be a couple of different things. The coil iced up, and that will stop the air flow, or the indoor fan is not working for one reason or another. Set the t-stat to off, and the fan swith to on. Go to the unit and see if the motor starts,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air flow in other room is weak, trane xl14i, proper air flow
trane xl14i, proper air flow, duct work: This changes the picture. The second story rooms are above the furnace & used to get cool. Right? Now they don t. I doubt he damaged the ducts. BUT He should open the ducts up & inspect the inside, just to make sure. Here is what I suspect. Old furnaces were...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air flow problem, high humidity, janitrol
high humidity, janitrol, heat cycle: I am not sure what to tell you about the no air flow during heat. The indoor coil will not ice up. It is normal for the outdoor coil to freeze up in heat mode, and the unit should have a defrost cycle to melt the ice. I am not convinced that the humidity...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air flow between rooms, wood stoves, french doors
wood stoves, french doors, room thanks: There is not going to be a realistic way to do this. The reason is the a/c unit is returning the air into itself and removing the heat and the cold air is then blown into the air. If you try to put a fan into the wall to draw the air out, in the industry we...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air flow, air furnace, air leaks
air furnace, air leaks, air leak: Air doesn t flow unless there is a pressure differential. For cold air to drop 9 ft. through hot air gathered at the ceiling sounds unusual. Where is your return air grille? If it is in the ceiling & your furnace is in the attic I would be suspicious that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no air and freezing pipes, armaflex insulation, freezing pipes
armaflex insulation, freezing pipes, johnstone supply: Get some Armaflex insulation & cover every inch of the large copper line. Use 3M, 33+ electrical tape (long lasting, seals). Look for a Johnstone Supply in your area. They have it in 6 lengths. I would call back the guys & tell them they screwed it up...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air freon leak, air handler, freon leak
air handler, freon leak, last hope: Stu, I m not getting the whole picture. Did the replacement include new lines? Where is the leak? A connection or a puncture in the line. Can t tell you how much you should pay because I don t know what all is involved. What was the reason for replacing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air in fuel line, oil fired furnace, gallon tank
oil fired furnace, gallon tank, oil line: it will only be air if you have a bad joint. it is possible gas being drawn from the oil by excessive vacume first check and redo ALL joints using propriatary oil proof sealant it would also be a good idea to convert system to two pipe and fit a tiger...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air in furnace branch line, hot water heat, furnace branch
hot water heat, furnace branch, compression of air: This is why they call them clerks . You will not be able to fill the radiator with water unless the air (being lighter) is allowed to escape. You may compress the air and fill the radiator in relation to the pressure or amount of compression of air in the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler, air handler, appliance parts
air handler, appliance parts, home appliance: Hello Chip, If it is not sucking from filtered venting inside the home, you must find where it is getting the air from... Look closely...let me know what you find. If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler, 10 seer, air handler
10 seer, air handler, dirty filters: Claire, I don t know what size/capacity your heat pump, your air handler or your ducts are? I don t have Literature on all the hundreds maybe thousands of heating and cooling equipment units so I can t look up model numbers. The way it works is that for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler, seer air conditioner, air handler
seer air conditioner, air handler, weird situation: Mark, Accidentally hitting the electrical switch could have been it s demise. The switch is a service switch that you can use to turn the power off to the air handler for servicing. The air handler also furnishes the power to turn on the outside condenser...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler, heat pump systems, drain line
heat pump systems, drain line, drain pan: In response to your question,I have never heard of this (D coil) If you have water issues with the inside unit you may have a stopped up drain line or a cracked drain pan you mention that this is a heat pump unit most heat pump systems require a pee trap...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler, carrier air handler, thermostat wiring
carrier air handler, thermostat wiring, limit switch: Is there a separate fan/limit switch mounted on the furnace ?? If so, there is a knob on the front of the switch that manually turns the fan on. Check the position of the knob. Or, you have a stuck fan relay. If so, tap on it to try to unstick it.OR, insure...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler, humidity levels, drain pan
humidity levels, drain pan, drain lines: Actually I don t honestly believe there is anything wrong. You have a primary pan in the unit to catch a majority of the water that would be pulled from the air. Below the unit there should be an emergency drain pan that catches anything else. Both pans should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler, air handler, continuous duty
air handler, continuous duty, heat pump: Don The motor is rated for continuous duty. I believe that a motors life expectancy is measured in running hours. There has to be some extra wear considered for turning it on and off. You could probably buy a new motor every year with the money you saved...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler air flow direction, filter port, ac filter
filter port, ac filter, flow direction: Charlie, Air comes out of the supply register/diffuser and goes in the return air grill. When you hold your hand in front of a return air grill it can feel like the air is coming out when in fact it is sucking in. Stick a piece of paper up to the grill...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler blower, air handler, fan control
air handler, fan control, circuit breaker: Paul, I don t know what your air handler is exactly? Blowers on heating equipment are controlled in different ways. When your in a cooling mode it is controlled by a blower relay, when your in a heating mode it s controlled by a fan control, there are any...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler closet leak, pvc drain pipe, carrier hvac
pvc drain pipe, carrier hvac, drip pan: Mary, Your description is a little bit confusing to me because I don t know what type of furnace your talking about an up-flow or a down-flow, I don t know where your cooling coil is on top of the unit or on the bottom of your unit. The PVC pipe is the condensate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler insulation, hvac supply, rubber foam
hvac supply, rubber foam, gmail: I would use a rubber foam type material. It comes in sheets in different thickness. Just about any HVAC supply company sell it. Go to www.grainger.com and enter item numbers 3F416, 3F414, 3F415. These are three different thickness to give you an example....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler noise, air handler, ductwork
air handler, ductwork, air pressure: There is a likely chance it is the ductwork. When the system comes on, the ductwork gradually expands due to the air pressure, but on shut down the air flow stops faster and the duct contracts and pops. It is nothing harmful, mine has been doing it for 15...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler relocation, office boys, air handler
office boys, air handler, garage space: as i am uk based i cannot tell you re us here its abt 30 pounds gb per hour. however i personally would get at least three estimates and go for the smaller local family company so they are close to you if a problem should occour. also you are not paying...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler, squirrel cage, motor shaft
squirrel cage, motor shaft, air handler: Clifton, Try getting a couple of drops of oil on the motor shaft where it comes out of the motor, spin it by hand a couple of times and see if you can get it to work into the motor. If you can t get at the shaft where it comes out of the motor try using...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air in heat pipes, heat pipes, little lever
heat pipes, little lever, water cold: you should be able to find a air bleed screw or a joint you can loosen and let the air out try this with the system off and the water cold but if there are any motor valves open these manually (there should be a little lever on them to lock them open...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air not too hot, degree air, ac unit
degree air, ac unit, duct work: Spencer, I don t have reference books so model numbers don t tell me much except the 48 on yours means four ton or 48,000 Btu s of cooling. Assuming yours is a gas heat electric cool self-contained. The 68 degree air going in the return air grill can cool...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air return, dust accumulation, gas furnace
dust accumulation, gas furnace, indoor coil: The filter may not appear dirty, but try installing a new filter, after one month soak it in water and see if the water is clean. Also, you may be using a cheap filter that is not trapping the dust. If you can hold up a new one and clearly see through it,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air return, floor joists, open flame
floor joists, open flame, duct work: Chuck, However you do it? You need the same amount of return air going to the furnace if that s what you dealing with a furnace? You need return air from a bed room if you close the door. You don t want to pull return from a basement if there is an open...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air return capacity, inch diameter, flex duct
inch diameter, flex duct, sizing chart: well, in a standard system you need to have 400 cfm per ton of air for proper operation of your system. your return needs to be equal or larger then the sum of all supply vents. I need to know if your duct is round or rectangle and the length of the return...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air return, dust accumulation, gas furnace
dust accumulation, gas furnace, quality filters: Time to beat my drum & message. Poor duct design allows uneven temps (upstairs & down). What kind of filters do you use? are they HEPA quality? The filters should be cleaned or replaced every month. Better quality filters trap finner dirt & do not appear...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air returnes, central air conditioner, trane central air conditioner
central air conditioner, trane central air conditioner, gmail: Normally you only need one. As long as the one you have is big enough. The return should be in the open area of your home where all the doors of the rooms lead to. Sometimes vents are installed in doors to allow better circulation. Good luck Craig...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air temp suply to the ducts, cooling coil, air temp
cooling coil, air temp, alex: Alex, The cooling coil cool s the air about 20 degrees as it passes through from inlet side to outlet side at the coil itself. The room tempature air that goes in the return air grill may increase or decrease by the time it reaches the cooling coil depending...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air unit, central air conditioning, c knowledge
central air conditioning, c knowledge, gmail: Other then replacing/cleaning the filter, which can cause the unit to freeze up, there is not much you can do. There is a problem with the unit. It could be one of several problems. From low on gas to a dirty coil (which needs to be removed to clean properly),these...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air vent, master bedroom downstairs, air vent
master bedroom downstairs, air vent, fan switch: If air flow was a problem, a new 2 ton unit will not change that. Duct design determines where & how much air flows in a system. (95% Period, 5% other factors) Major or minor duct changing is in order. The question is, can you even get at the ducts to fix...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air vents, short circuts, flow tees
short circuts, flow tees, trap air: im not sure i understand your question but theree is an effect called wall effect which attaches fluid to the wall of a pipe rather than through the centre the flow causing a vortex which creates a negative pressure ensuring water does not back feed. hope...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air wont come out ac vents, wild goose chase, gas furnance
wild goose chase, gas furnance, ceiling vents: Find the original installation company and ask them to check it out. I could imagine a million things they could have done wrong, but without seeing it I have troubles sending you on a bigger wild goose chase. Good luck and if you have further questions, please...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: no air, voltage wires, voltage wire
voltage wires, voltage wire, electrical tester: Daniel, The 24 volt low voltage wires that go to the contactor are what makes the contactor pull in/close. You check them for breaks or loose connections with your eyes and fingers. With your thermostat calling for cooling check the two low voltage 24 volt...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: aircondition air filter has water?, sorry for the confusion, drain line
sorry for the confusion, drain line, wet dry vac: You have a couple of options. You can use a wet/dry vac, the remove the blockage, and you can connect the hose to the pipe where is drains outside. You can also blow the drain line out with compressed air. You need to do that from the inside. If you do...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: aircondition system, heat pumps, repair man
heat pumps, repair man, blowing smoke: I don t do heat pumps.... but.... I can t see you for all the smoke in the room.... 100 degrees causing a leak, humm.... NO! They freeze up because of low freon (a leak). In a 1 year old unit, it was caused by poor installation (to leak in 1 year). Find the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioner, trane company, split unit
trane company, split unit, gmail: I am confused...if you have a 4 ton unit, why is trane putting in a 2.5 ton? I believe 14000 is VERY high for that tonnage, unless they are installing a 19 SEER special unit. Normally there is no reset switch with your brand of unit. You could have a tripped...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioner, base board heaters, electric furnace
base board heaters, electric furnace, condensing unit: Paul, If I understand correctly you want to use the fan coil for A/C only. You should only need 4 wires from the thermostat, R,G,Y and C if needed. These terminals should match your thermostat, hot from the transformer would be the R, G should go to the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioner, suction pipe, freon
suction pipe, freon, seer: With 92 ambient temp the suction line should Chilly & even sweating. Did he fix the leak ?? Was it in the evaporator coil ?? Doesn t look like enough freon was added. Close to it at 68 psi but not quite.There is a freon sealer on the market now that can fix...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioner has no cold air, refrigerant leaks, furnace blower
refrigerant leaks, furnace blower, gas furnace: Nina, Air Conditioners don t use up the refrigerant in the system, You should never have to recharge a unit unless the refrigerant leaks or is let out. In my opinion all heating and cooling products are much the same in quality, Carrier is a top of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioner filter, foam filter, repairman
foam filter, repairman, amana: Dawn, I m not sure what your talking about? If your saying that your unit is in the attic and there is a filter grill in the ceiling and that the unit sucked the filter up the duct you Proubly can get to it by going in the attic and removing the blower compartment...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioner ice, ac unit, small hope
ac unit, small hope, service person: To melt the ice. Turn the fan to On and the A/C to Off . This will put room air through the coil to melt it. Just leave the fan On . It will not hurt anything. When the air flow drops off. Switch the A/C to Off . This will give you a little cooling until...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioner power draw, condenser fan motor, incoming line
condenser fan motor, incoming line, split system: Keith, Electric units usually have the amount of electricity they consume posted on the unit it self, Electric motors that are used for many applications have the usage stamped on the motor itself. Hopefully it s in a location that you can see it without...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioner, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Hello Monica, 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: airconditioners, google search, reverse cycle airconditioners
google search, reverse cycle airconditioners, google: I have never really heard the term reverse cycle air conditioners so I am not really sure what is meant by that. If you mean heat pump system which basically means that the unit can remove heat from either the indoors or the outdoors. There are many different...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: My airconditioning unit is..., airconditioning unit, condensing unit
airconditioning unit, condensing unit, control connections: Dom, The thermostat wire that is connected to the Y post on your thermostat is the wire that turns on your condensing unit outside. If you disconnected the wires from your thermostat and the outside unit continues to run you need to check the thermostat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: aircondtioner, weed eaters, air conditioner
weed eaters, air conditioner, sq ft: Hey buddy... I am sorry I didn t get back to you until now. As far as wiring goes... it never goes bad unless rats or weed eaters get in the way... as far as the air conditioner goes... it is fine to stick with the old one... the problems you may have with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: aire flo heat not working, aire flo, allexpert
aire flo, allexpert, heat unit: 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: airflow/black furnace filter, return air plenum, pleated air filter
return air plenum, pleated air filter, electric furnace: Hi Rosie, that s a good question.If your furnace is in a closet sitting on the return air plenum I would remove the return air grilles & clean all the surfaces you can reach.Try a pleated air filter. They are really good. Is your filter held down in some way...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airflow inside the home, substantial money, high efficiency
substantial money, high efficiency, ductwork: Hi Cami, ducting is sized and installed differently these days because of better technology and different kinds of furnaces like high efficiency. The fifth contractor has a point, but in your situation, it doesn t make much sense. In a new construction of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airflow management, bevels, airflow
bevels, airflow, duct tape: Take care of that Freidrich. Probably have another 8 yrs on it! These service guys see that & all they want to do it get rid of it! Older the better. Not too good duct design. Best was to push the air downstairs is to add a valve on that run at the furnace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airflow, furnace fan, blower wheel
furnace fan, blower wheel, relay switch: I presume the air flow has been good in the past ?? That is, this lack of flow is a change ?? Lack of flow can be caused by a dirty air filter, a dirty evaporator coil caused by not changing air filters, a clogged blower wheel on the furnace fan. Or even a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airhandler, secondary drains, p traps
secondary drains, p traps, south west florida: Jack, Water only comes out secondary drains when: 1. The primary drain is not run correctly (including p-traps when necessary), 2. The primary (and secondary) drain lines are not connected to the proper connection on the air handler (there are usually...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: alr handler won't shut off but compressor will, air handler, swith
air handler, swith, gmail: Check to make sure the fan swith on the stat is set to auto. If that does not do it, then you can remove the wire from G from behind the stat. If the fan turns off, then a bad stat. If the fan cont. to run then the problem is in the air handler, and the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana 13 seer 2.0 ton heat pump, ac unit, compresser
ac unit, compresser, problem thanks: being uk based i do not know thisa particular unit . however look around the controll panel for a small cover similar to a screw on fuse . it may be behind there. alternativly there may be a button on the compressor case its self. might be good idea to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana alg230raw gas dryer, hot water heater, electric hot water heater
hot water heater, electric hot water heater, gas fires: When an electric hot water heater does not produce hot water anymore...is it the heating element, the safety or the thermostat or a shorted wire or the breaker or or or....Get the drift? Bottom line is I am not there to see it so you have to be my eyes and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana BMA24F00A air handler: no heat just blows our freezing cold air, downstairs room, upstairs rooms
downstairs room, upstairs rooms, 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: amana BMA24F00A air handler: no heat and condensation pan leaks, poor fellows, drain pan
poor fellows, drain pan, outdoor temperature: Cassie, The heat pump may not be putting out much heat right now due to either a very low outdoor temperature or it could be frosting or icing up. Check the outdoor unit to see if there is any ice collecting on the coil. If there is, place the system in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana dryer turns on but doesn't heat, thermal fuses, continuity check
thermal fuses, continuity check, correct voltage: Aaron, I have no access to that wiring diagram, but the fist thing to check is correct voltage at the outlet. It can still run, but not have the correct voltage. There needs to be 240V across the 2 outer blades on the plug. If not, the problem is not the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana dryer, lint trap, heat element
lint trap, heat element, heating element: The heat element and thermostats are common repairs. If the rest of the dryer is in good shape and the other functions are working well, it is probably better to fix the one you have, older units were made much better than current models. But if the dryer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana evaporator fan motor install, freezer section, evaporator fan motor
freezer section, evaporator fan motor, appliance parts: Hello Jill, The repair tech said the fan needs replace? Did he come to your home? Is the fan located behind the panel in your freezer section running? Can you hear it? If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana fridge, appliance parts, home appliance
appliance parts, home appliance, campion: When you speak of temperatures what are they? The terminator does not matter which way it is installed but the same wires must be put together as they were. As far as the fan, it s usually controlled by the compressor. When the compressor is on, the both...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana furnace, gas furnace, flame sensor
gas furnace, flame sensor, looseness: Sounds like you have defective contacts perhaps on the control board I would suggest you turn off all power take out board noting where wires go first, then clean and check ALL connections for corrosion burning and or looseness /bad soldering. also check...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana gas furnace electical diagram., white rogers, gas furnace
white rogers, gas furnace, technical jargon: I a charter member of the transformer smoke club! Here are the standard colors & places. R = red(control) C = brown or ? common. W = white for heat G = green (Blower) Y = blue (or yellow) cooling. Hope the short didn t ruin the new thermostat. A White Rogers...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana model #ABC2037DTS., thermistor, refridgerator
thermistor, refridgerator, freezer: Brett, There are THREE parts to any defrost system. Before I replaced a control board on that fridge, I would replace just the heater and bi-metal. If the problem is still there, THEN replace the board. If there was a timer (cheaper than the board), I would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana refridgerator, fridge cold, condencer
fridge cold, condencer, appliance parts: Hi, Open your freezer door and tell me if you have any frost building up on the rear wall of the freezer....You may have to remove some food from the shelves to see all the way back there. If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana refrigerator thermostat repeated failure, door switch, evaporator fan motor
door switch, evaporator fan motor, frig: If the coils in the freezer section are frosting over to a point where they are blocking the air flow, there are several reasons. Number one, the coils are not being fully defrosted top to bottom .... left to right each time the timer tells the heaters to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana scd25tl not cold enough, bearer of bad news, frigerator
bearer of bad news, frigerator, side by side fridge: Unfortunately, if you did the test after the unit had been running long enough, you have a sealed system problem, which requires a techinician or a new refrigerator. You could have a failing compressor, a restriction in the lines, or a leak. If the unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: amana side/side - fridge is warm, free refrigerators, freezer section
free refrigerators, freezer section, electrical terminals: Hello Larry, Have you determined the defrost heater is bad. We would love the opportunity to sell you the part since we did help resolve the issue. We help in hopes of selling parts...someone has to pay for the labor hours invested in helping...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: american furnance, water condensation, plastic tubes
water condensation, plastic tubes, thin metal: it may be that the switch that detects the air flow of the inducer fan may be defective/water/condensation blocked it should be somewhere in the air outlet or connected with thin metal or silicone plastic tubes depending on manufacturer try cleaning this...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: american standard 5000 furnace problems, furnace problems, glow coil
furnace problems, glow coil, problem thanks: All of these functions are controlled by the circuit board. I would replace it before a new furnace. By turning the unit off and back on it resets the controls and thus will operate for a while then quit again. For the cost of a new furnace, try the board....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: american standard 5000, white rogers, vent fan
white rogers, vent fan, exhaust vent: Walter, I don t have literature for looking up all the different furnaces and model numbers, let alone all the different controls makes and models. The LED lights usually blink a code, there are usually ten different codes. After a furnace try s three or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: american standard freedom 80, flame sense, furnace control
flame sense, furnace control, dirty indoor air: Daniel, The Freedom 80 is just a model series that includes a lot of different furnaces. If you send me the full model number I can get the exact manual for your furnace and check what is going on. I am not sure exactly what ignition you have, but on most...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: antique electric range insulation, griddle in the middle, home remodeler
griddle in the middle, home remodeler, dear paula: Dear Paula, The cold air would be coming from your wall, so that is what needs the insulation. The fan will allow some cold air to come in no matter what the age. You need to take to a carpenter or home remodeler to discuss how to insulate the walls....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: apparent gas leak in stove, business card size, burner assembly
business card size, burner assembly, series numbers: Hello David, Thank You for the model number. Your part number for the double burner assembly is WB16K10026 and your cost is 34.95. I do have a good quality used one for 17.00. Shipping would depend on where you live. This replaces both the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: appliance guarantee, servis washing machine, squeaky wheel
servis washing machine, squeaky wheel, fri: Dear Michael, I feel for you....Manufacturers really don t care about the consumer anymore. We are in the United States and I have never heard of the brand Servis. All you can do is keep calling. A squeaky wheel gets oiled. Keep it firm...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: appliance repair, truck stock, sand paper
truck stock, sand paper, specialty tools: Hello Robert, I ve been thinking about this and truck stock would really be determined by the area you service in. You must have been servicing for a while to be able to repair all the brands you listed above....I use a van and keep about 9...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: appliance repair, business card size, profile range
business card size, profile range, series numbers: Hello Carol, Lets start with the model number of your unit. 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...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: When is aproblem due to the age of a system as apposed to its maintenance, scream shout, pulling teeth
scream shout, pulling teeth, grain of truth: He just conned you. There is a very small grain of truth in what he said. Very small. If a system is low on freon, it NEVER hurts the coil or system if freon is added. That part was a lie. Maintance is a game they play. To their benefit. A freon system is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: arcoaire gas furnace, gas furnace, pilot light
gas furnace, pilot light, gas valve: The most common part to fail is the thermocouple. This is the device the pilot light is burning against, it looks like a small metal rod that will be vertical against the flame. It connects to the gas valve with a small metal tube. It will fail and not See...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: armstrong air furnace ultra 5 tech 80 model, flame sensor, air furnace
flame sensor, air furnace, armstrong air: It is shuting down right away because it is not Proofing the flame. It is lighting but the brain box does not realize there is a flame present. I would suspect a dirty flame sensor. Take some steel wool & clean the sensor rod off . Remember to not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: armstrong furnace, rack area, voltage side
rack area, voltage side, limit switch: Hello Art. It appears the limit is working correctly since it could be jumpered and operate. I suspect there is either a crack in the heat exchanger, or the vent or chimney is clogged creating a heat back up in the furnace. On some models the only way to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: armstrong furnace-reset trips, programmable thermostat, exhaust piping
programmable thermostat, exhaust piping, voltometer: Hi Sherry, Not every programmable thermostat is compatible with every furnace. Throw the old one back on and see if your still having problems and we will take it from there. Your thermostat should have a booklet saying what it is compatible to. Good Luck...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: armstrong furnace, brain box, furnace
brain box, furnace, lockout: When you turn Off the juice it re-sets the brain box. Lockout happens when the furnace fails to start. Turn the juice Off (open the fuse). Turn the t-stat to 95. Sit in front of the furnace & turn On the juice (close the fuse). Now tell me what happens....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: armstrong package unit PGE10B60D150A-3A, btu input, btu output
btu input, btu output, ft elevation: Can t answer about the owners manual? One probably came with it when it was installed? A common practice is to stick it in or under something in or around the unit? mike, I don t have literature or catalogs for looking up Makes, Model Numbers or Specifications....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: I asked earlier about tonnage..., seer rating, btus
seer rating, btus, information packet: Reggie, Did you look inside the unit for an information packet? A Q3RC-36K unit is manufactured by MILLER, it may have a different brand name in your part of the country. The 36K on the model number indicates 3 tons of cooling or 36,000 BTUs of cooling,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: atomizing humidifier, residential gas furnace, furnace blower
residential gas furnace, furnace blower, humidifier works: Jim, The pressure switch is so that the humidifier only runs when the furnace blower runs. You can bypass the switch but the humidifier will run needlessly when the blower is off. I don t know exactly what your switch is but you can blow the tubes out so...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: In-attic AC unit dripping condensate through overflow pipe, insulation batts, drip pan
insulation batts, drip pan, overflow pipe: Lou, Your Cooling coil that is connected to your forced air gas furnace is made up of a finned coil with a condensation drip pan built onto it. The drip pan is fairly shallow about 1 deep maybe a bit more depending on your coil manufacturers design. There...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: attic air handler location, vibration isolators, ceiling joist
vibration isolators, ceiling joist, air handler: Brian, I would say I see about 90% of the installs I see and perform being set on the ceiling joist, a 4 X8 X 3/4 piece of CDX screwed off and go, I always try to go above a load wall or a hallway. I prefer this as some of todays 90% furnaces can be in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: In attic blower motor rattle, hydronic heating cooling, blower wheels
hydronic heating cooling, blower wheels, magnetic interference: My Christmas went well, thanks for asking. I see you have added more information to your question. Could you get one more piece of the puzzle? I need the actual Make and Model number off the entire unit that is inside your house. An example would be Trane...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: attic fan, replacement fan, poor connections
replacement fan, poor connections, standard lamp: hi first your question is not silly and i have had quite stupid questions from men who also had no manners and complained when i asked for further information so no problem. now to your problem i would think that the problem wth your fan is more than...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: attic fan, attic fan, attic fans
attic fan, attic fans, rainstorm: Annie, It sounds like maybe some water got to a switch or thermostat on your fan and is causing it to run. There are many different attic fans and the person who installed it could have connected the wiring a number of different ways. If you can t get up...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: attic fans, soffet vents, gable vent
soffet vents, gable vent, window air conditioners: J. Doyle A 4600 CFM whole house fan about $175, fan only, no installation or other materials, would change the air in your house every minute and a half. You need at least ten square feet of free air opening out of the attic. Soffet vents need a shield...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: attic installation of unit, plastic sheathing, flex tubing
plastic sheathing, flex tubing, garage location: Karen, I don t know if either location makes any difference as far as the operation of the unit. It might be easier to run new duct using the attic location. I would think that the closet in the garage location is more accessible and much more convenient...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: attic ventilation, eave vents, gable vent
eave vents, gable vent, cardboard holders: No question, put in a roof vent (not gable). You need to put the fan as high as possible (almost at the peak). Then the chore of opening the soffit vents. The lumber yard has some foam or cardboard holders to put in so air can flow from the soffit up...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: attic vents, eave vents, gable vent
eave vents, gable vent, handyman skills: John, First, no matter what or where type of area that you are exhausting you need at least two openings, One for air in and one for air out. If you use a gable fan on one end of the attic you need an opening on the opposite end of the attic to let air in....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: auxillary furnace for heat pump, correct temp, auto temp
correct temp, auto temp, home warranty: Wendy, Possibly a couple of things could be happening here. Some thermostats have a built in algorithm that allows the auxiliary heat to come on by time or temperature, I think this is what you are seeing. After the home is at set point does this continue...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: awful smelly but clean fridge, household tips, baking soda
household tips, baking soda, wits end: Tracey, I have found that coffee seeme to absorb smells better than baking soda does, although it is expensive and a lengthy process. First, put a bowl of coffee in the freezer, and one in the fridge compartment. After a week, discard, and complete. After...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BANGING NOISE IN PIPES, pressure relief valve, expansion tank
pressure relief valve, expansion tank, water loop: Larry, 2 things come to mind concerning banging or hammering, it is usually air in the system, if the system has been running for any length of time. If you are just starting the system then it could be your make up water or the valves themselves. I would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Backfitted CAC not able to keep up, u tubes, drip tray
u tubes, drip tray, transfer sheets: Lee, Just some final comments. You need one ton of cooling for every 400 square feet of space that you want to air condition. One ton of cooling = 12000 BTU s of cooling. You need 400 CFM of air for every ton of cooling. Your return air passage from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad approch on evaporator and condenser, approch, evaporator
approch, evaporator, condenser: There are several things. Low refrigerant, Fouling on the coils, or a load that is too large for a condenser to handly will all cause a bad approach. Any more of an answer will require a complete description of the problem. I hope this helps jawii...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad Contactor?, pool heat pumps, resistance value
pool heat pumps, resistance value, pressure sensors: Good diagnosis ! The contactor either has burned points or an ant under the points. If the contactor has been around a few years change it. If it is rather new (say 3 to 5 yrs) you can clean the points with sandpaper. Not acquainted with pool heat pumps but...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad Control Board or Transformer?, furnace blower, glow igniter
furnace blower, glow igniter, intertherm: hi as i am uk based i do not know your particular model however it only needs a small static charge to destroy the microprocessor brain of a control board so i should think that a lightning strike would well send a pcb to valhalla. i suggest you contact...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad compressor, google search, leak seal
google search, leak seal, capacitator: First of all, the leak seal stuff, does not work. I have never heard of it working before. The sell it for the automotive use, and it sometimes will work. I have never seen leak sealant sold at HVAC supply houses. There is know way for me to know if the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad fridge water, business card size, series numbers
business card size, series numbers, number id: 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 card size metal/foil plate....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad Odor when central AC unit runs., chimney sweep, drain pipes
chimney sweep, drain pipes, central ac: First I am a Chimney sweep expert. But I run into this all the time with smelly fireplaces. The central AC has a return that re circulates the cool air in the house to be re cooled. It can draw air down a chimney and so the smell. I think you might have a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad Small When we Run our AC, dish detergent, moth balls
dish detergent, moth balls, indoor coil: I am not sure if this is what you are dealing with, but there is actually a term for an a/c odor problem that is commonly called dirty sock syndrome. It happens when a system has been down for some time and a fungus grows on the indoor coil. When the a/c is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad Smell, broken joints, city of concord
broken joints, city of concord, return ducts: Hello Paul. There are a number of things that can cause this. One is a dirty indoor coil. The condensate water on the coil can create mildew or a slime that can cause odors. You can open the fan section and spray a detergent cleaner on the coil and rinse it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad smell in air vents, warm humid climates, mold mildew
warm humid climates, mold mildew, screw driver: Simple fix. All women can do it and most men. BG joke Anyway, the furnace has a coil in the bonnet for A/C. This coil sits over a pan. This pan catches the moisture as it drips off the coil. If the pan does not perfectly empty, a little water remains....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad smell KitchenAid fridge, freezer section, side by side fridge
freezer section, side by side fridge, dirty sock: That s a tough one....Since the unit has been continuously running, the food in the freezer could not have thawed long enough to rot. If it were me, I think I would be removing all the items in the freezer section and think about the items as you remove them....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad smell on natural gas wall heater, natural gas heater, household dust
natural gas heater, household dust, dust buildup: Hello Mike, We do not work on heaters, but in my last home we had three, they had ceramic like heating pads and they did the same thing. Household dust, hair and the like do accumulate on the heater and would need to burn off each season. I would advise...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad smell and taste from heating oil, chimney flue, carbon monoxide detector
chimney flue, carbon monoxide detector, warm spell: first check the chimney / flue for consistancy good seals and have it cleaned. have the furnace tested, serviced AND CALIBRATED. its well worth the money in safety and in the fuel you will save. you should have a co value of around 11 and co2 around 12 ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad tasting ice, kenmore refrigerator, freezer section
kenmore refrigerator, freezer section, taste the water: Do you have any old food in the freezer section that could cause this problem? When was the last time you removed all the food and cleaned the frezer section? Air circulates and old food can cause this. Let me know what you find. Waiting to hear from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bake Element Repair, element works, ge model
element works, ge model, pilot light: Hello Richie, Most likely you shorted the contact on your thermostat for that pilot light, if you trace the wire from the indicator, it will go to the thermostat or the selector switch, it will have a smaller contact on the switch than all the other...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Balancing heat flow/two-story home, down stairs, upstairs 2
down stairs, upstairs 2, heat flow: Don, If you have two separate heating systems, one for upstairs and one for down stairs just set the thermostat on each one to what ever tempature your comfortable with. If your thermostat up stairs is in a center location and you set it at 70 degrees the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Banging pipes, hot water heater, banging pipes
hot water heater, banging pipes, expansion and contraction: Greg, It s either air in the system or expansion and contraction. If you ve had the water pipes open you need to purge the system to get the air out. I can t tell you step by step because I don t know how the system is piped. Basically it s running water...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Baseboard Heat, line voltage, thermostat
line voltage, thermostat, thump: Sean, Your thermostat could be stuck or shorted. I don t know what all your system involves but it s a good idea to turn off the breaker to that circuit before you start poking around, the thermostat is probably line voltage. The thermostat is just a switch...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Baseboard Heating noises, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Hello Chris, 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: Baseboard Heating- Water Keeps Flowing, hot water boiler, zone valves
hot water boiler, zone valves, new zone: Eric, When the new zone thermostat is satisfied the zone should close so that no water can circulate through the radiation, what hot water is in the pipes will still be hot for a time. If all your zones were off at the same time there shouldn t be any water...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Baseboard heating problem, automatic air vent, automobile tire
automatic air vent, automobile tire, expansion tank: Bob, I think your talking about the expansion tank, the valve looking thing is probably an automatic air vent? an air vent has a valve stem on the top of it with a valve cap kind of like an automobile tire, the valve cap can be loosened or tightened to adjust,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Baseboard heating problem, pressure relief valve, minor leaks
pressure relief valve, minor leaks, small fortune: hi bob . first ,apologies for the delay in answering as i have been abroad in hospital. now for your leak if you send me a pic of your leaking valve i can tell you more. i suspect it is a pressure relief valve. we have them here in uk and they are a constant...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Baseboard heating not working., glass fuses, infinite resistance
glass fuses, infinite resistance, fuse holder: This is outside of my expertise. But I know the heaters need 220 volts to operate. I suspect one side is Open . If you have 110 (1 leg, from the power co.) the juice goes through the heater & when you check the other side, you have juice. This is 110 from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Baseboard heating, hot water baseboard heaters, water baseboard heaters
hot water baseboard heaters, water baseboard heaters, electric baseboard heaters: I m assuming that your talking electric baseboard heaters and not hot water baseboard heaters. For electric baseboard with a thermostat (you didn t say if it was 220 or 110) It has to be no electric power or the heating elements on both heaters are burn...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Baseboard noises, hot water boiler, tight bind
hot water boiler, tight bind, thin aluminum: Chris, There has got to be a multitude of different types of baseboard radiation out there. I don t know of any residential type that you can t bend or straiten the fins on especially if there just the thin aluminum fins. You can remove some if you need...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Baseboard Radiant Heater Problems, pressure release valve, pressure reducing valve
pressure release valve, pressure reducing valve, radiant heater: Michelle, It can take some time to bleed the air out of the loop if you completely drained it. The pressure relief can be used as a bleed, but it is usually located at the boiler which is a low spot in most loops. I think the bar you are referring to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Baseboard Radiant Heater Problems, pressure release valve, pressure relief valve
pressure release valve, pressure relief valve, radiant heater: Michell, A pressure relief valve is for letting water off of the system if the pressure gets to great. A water fill valve is for letting the water into the system from your water service. I didn t have any luck finding your valve on the web? You can t...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Basement electrical, electrical power outlets, ground fault interrupter
electrical power outlets, ground fault interrupter, reset buttons: A GFI is a Ground Fault Interrupter. It is required on bathroom receptacles, kitchen, outdoor, and anywhere there is a wet condition. It is either a receptacle with the test and reset buttons, or the breaker itself has a test button that will trip the breaker...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Basement Furnace Room, furnace room, oil furnace
furnace room, oil furnace, steel studs: Sue, Locally, there are several codes that must be met and maintained, fuel storage in itself is one aspect and then mechanical code as well. I would check with a local mechanical contractor for specifics as codes can vary from city to city or county to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Basement Heater, portable electric heaters, construction trailers
portable electric heaters, construction trailers, heat tape: Jim, I don t do portable electric heaters but there are safe heaters if the electric wiring is sufficient to carry the load. 110 heaters use twice the amount of electricity as the same BTU 220 heaters. Electric where I live cost about five times more to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Basement heat, aspestos, old furnace
aspestos, old furnace, aluminum color: The old aspestos wrap was there to seal the pipes & keep the heat in. Forget about adding insulation on the pipes. Sounds like there are air leaks in the pipes. Get a tube of RTV silicone (aluminum color) and check every inch of the pipes and sheet metal....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Basement heating and cooling, furnace room, exercise room
furnace room, exercise room, single supply: Hello Brian. Your best option for this small of an area would be a small heat pump which would provide heating and cooling. A small duct can be ran to the outside and connected to the return to allow outside air for the fresh air exchange. Also it is a natural...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Basic operational question re: sears wall furnace, johnstone supply, wall furnace
johnstone supply, wall furnace, metal brace: When replaceing them we use generic snap disc s. You have to be carefull to get the same exact temperature setting on the new disc. ONly replace the bad one. If you are not skilled with electricity, get a friend who is, to do this. Exposed wires are a shock...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bathroom exhaust fan & insulation, bathroom exhaust fan, insulation value
bathroom exhaust fan, insulation value, drywall ceiling: Bruce, It s OK to cover/burry the fan/housing in it s entirety, you can brush back, pileup as much insulation on top of, over and around as you want it won t hurt a thing. There is no fire hazard due to insulation or touching any combustible structure...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bathroom exhaust fans, bathroom exhaust fans, exhaust duct
bathroom exhaust fans, exhaust duct, back draft: Jeff, Those back draft dampers are not 100% positive. Any time you vent two exhaust fans into a common exhaust duct your bathrooms will be subject to noise, moisture, and odor transfer and also the possibility of damper rattle or flutter. If you have a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bathroom Vent/Exhaust Fans, air turnover, cfm fan
air turnover, cfm fan, vent fan: Hello Allen, the only problem you may encounter by exceeding the recommended cfm would be that you would begin pulling a vacuum on the area, by doing this, you would begin to remove the heat, or cooling from the space. The supply register in this room is the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bathroom Vent, vent caps, vent cap
vent caps, vent cap, vent line: Thomas, The length of the duct for the bathroom vent would depend on the capacity and specifications of the fan being used. You need to see the data sheet on the fan to determine the correct size (diameter) and length limits. The cap you use is similar...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bathroom ventalation, 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: Baycrest Fridge (11 years old), What is wrong., freezer compartment, 11 years
freezer compartment, 11 years, control wheel: Dear Doreen, You should have both the controls set in their middle settings to identify whether or not you need service. The writing is a little deceptive. But if you put both the controls in the middle and wait 24 hours, if that doesn t solve it,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BDP Model# 513co188fc, home warranty company, better business bureau
home warranty company, better business bureau, allegations: I would go as high up in the company with this warranty company as is required, including contacting the better business bureau. In my opinion, it is more up to him to prove the unit was modified than for you to prove it was not. The unit was the same when...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BDP Unit, residential appliances, condensing unit
residential appliances, condensing unit: Hello Tom, sorry, I have no idea what it is, the number does not come up in our system or that of our suppliers. We are strictly residential appliances, we do not do much with central air or heating. Try calling a Grainger Store, they should be able...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bearing went out in my Kenmore, frigidaire front load washer, front load washer
frigidaire front load washer, front load washer, bearer of bad news: Hello Justin, First of all if you have the tub out and apart, your battle is finished. The bearing does not come out of the rear outer tub. It is not sold separately, it s sold as a entire rear tub assembly and comes with the bearing. Your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Becket burner, sensor electrodes, motor bearings
sensor electrodes, motor bearings, furnace oil: sometimes the water will lay in the bottom of the line or accumulate overnight and cause problems. this is the normal firing sequence... fan start to purge possible fumes, then electric arc for ignition then oil on. magic eye looks for flame if no flame then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Beckett Oil Burner making rumbling noises, beckett oil burner, screw head
beckett oil burner, screw head, motor shaft: i would suggest you check the circulating pump as it may be jambed. if u r in uk the pump will probably have a large screw head in the centre wat till the sytem is cold and loosed this screw inside you will find a slot in th end of the motor shaft tap and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Beeping Oven, business card size, series numbers
business card size, series numbers, number id: 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 card size metal/foil plate....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Belt installation on washing machine, westinghouse model, white westinghouse
westinghouse model, white westinghouse, screw driver: Hello Brad, The model number you submitted still does not come up in our look-up. How did you gain access to the machine to know the belt was broken? If, from the front, and you have an electric drain pump, the belt slips on the outside of all...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Belts smoking on Maytag LA9700, spin cycle, pulley
spin cycle, pulley, maytag: Hello Kiel, The one belt is the drive belt and the other is the pump belt, they are slightly different in size and are not interchangeable. Does the pump pulley move with ease? Also, the sled the motor is on, is it clear of debris and dirt so that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Benifets of upgrading your home HVAC, allergy control, uv lights
allergy control, uv lights, hvac system: Hello Michael, since you are concentrating on allergies, you can research a HEPA filter, which is the king of filtration, and also the UV lights being installed in order to kill certain bacteria. These are the main components to assist allergy control in an...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Best manufacturers of appliances, white westinghouse, magic chef
white westinghouse, magic chef, kelvinator: Whirlpool is the most reliable and any of the Maytag and Frigidaire are currently the worst. Maytag includes, Amana, Caloric, Magic Chef and JennAir. Frigidaire includes, Kelvinator, Gibson, Tappan, White Westinghouse. GE is okay, they handle RCA and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Best placement of ac unit, vent fans, power vent
vent fans, power vent, wall vents: yes & no. You are right, because most attics are very HOT !! What special things have they done to cool the attic? (power vent fans)(not ridge vents) (edge vents) (end wall vents) (etc) If you keep the attic at outside temperature (with ventalation), then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Best Use of AC, home game room, differential question
home game room, differential question, dallas region: Patrick, I don t think there are any set rules that apply, It all depends on conditions. If its 95 out and 85 in and you open the windows it s going to be 95 in soon. If the windows are built into the roof dormer type and the sun is beating down on the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Best washing machine, whirlpool duet, appliance parts
whirlpool duet, appliance parts, home appliance: Hello Jane, If my wife was answering this one she would only recommend one unit and one unit only. That unit would be the Whirlpool duet. By all means the best on the market. We have had our set for three years now and never had a problem....if...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Beverage Cooler Not Cooling, kold draft, r12 gas
kold draft, r12 gas, beverage coolers: Hello Alex, We don t really do commercial units...strickly residential. A new compressor and condenser is almost like installing a new heart in the system. There are freon issues and properly charging the system. Are you familar with these...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Beverage Cooler Not Cooling, kold draft, r12 gas
kold draft, r12 gas, beverage coolers: Hello Alex. With the EPA regulations, you have to be EPA certified to open a refrigeration circuit. It is a somewhat complex procedure to recover the refrigerant, replace the compressor, and recharge it correctly. For the entire changeout, if the rest of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BIGGER RETURN ON FORCE AIR, second floors, nothing but trouble
second floors, nothing but trouble, heat loss: Bruce, booster fans are nothing but trouble, I never knew any one who had any success using them with a forced air heating system. The trouble with second floors not heating sufficiently is that they usually don t have enough heating outlets to keep up...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Biasi Boiler, control buttons, temp control
control buttons, temp control, flow rate: the boiler in question is ov the combination type and the temperature of the washing water is dependant upon flow rate try turning hot water on fully, then gradually turn tap down to restrict flow untill water gets warm wait at least 30 /90 secs as ther...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bitter Odor Coming from Central AC, air duct system, t drain
air duct system, t drain, central ac: Tracy, It s a bit difficult trying to diagnose odors that come out of forced air units especially when you don t know anything about how or where in the house the unit or the duct work is installed? Any place where the return air duct system travels might...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BLACK SPECKS COMING FROM VENTS, duct work, specks
duct work, specks, central heat: it sounds like you may have a defect in the main heat exchanger and soot from the burning process is finding its way into the fresh air /heating circulating ducts i would in the first instance call the installing company with a view to getting unit inspected...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BLANK THERMOSTAT, loose screw, allexpert
loose screw, allexpert, computer hard drive: 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 BLOWER IN AC MODE, thermostat switch, fan blower
thermostat switch, fan blower, ac unit: The fan(blower, we call it) doesn t work in auto or on? A blower relay has failed.Now, if you have a standing pilot furnace the relay is a separate part. A high efficiency circuit board controlled furnace, the relay is on the circuit board. You have to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BLOWER CONTROLER, printed circuit boards, printed circuit board
printed circuit boards, printed circuit board, power surges: David, It appears that the model # you have is for the electric heat add-on module (ECB) for a CB (coil/blower) unit, which would be used for a heat pump system. Is that correct? In the blower section there is probably a printed circuit board that is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Black film, micro particles, humid area
micro particles, humid area, clean filter: June, it s whatever s in the air, I don t want to call it dirt but it s the same micro particles that float around the air caused from who knows what that settles on things called dust. Things like heat and humidity have a tendency to help it stick to some...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Black mold on air handler seams, mildew mold, black mold
mildew mold, black mold, air handler: You say it is black mold, but it could also be mildew. The bleach and water will kill it. If it is sweating bad enough consider having some more insulation placed around the area, or you can try and put some mastic around the area, some mastics have anti-mildew/mold...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Black Soot, hot water heater, clean house
hot water heater, clean house, air cleaner: There is no other reason I can think of. If an electric motor was going bad, it would not be long it it would stop. (motor shot) Does not appeal to be your problem. I assume you do not have the heat on (boiler). So, it should not be the boiler. The pipes are...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Black Spots on the wall right behind outside AC units, ac units, hvac heating
ac units, hvac heating, drain line: If the two unit continue to run, then I would guess it is not the units. Whenever I have seen black burnt spots, something really bad happened, and the unit will not run. I would just clean the spot off. It is hard to say what it is, but I do not feel that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Black Spotting after washing, business card size, dark clothes
business card size, dark clothes, series numbers: 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 card size metal/foil plate....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blank Console on Whirlpool Super Capacity 465 Oven, whirlpool super capacity 465, heating coils
whirlpool super capacity 465, heating coils, business card size: Hello John & Laura, You already tried resetting it by cutting power at the breaker and turning it back on, that is how you reset the ERC. So if that did not do it, you must open that control panel and look at the control, you are looking for obvious...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bleeding air from hot water radiators, hot water radiators, furnace
hot water radiators, furnace, radiator: It bleeds easier if it is hot. Being the farthest away, it will trap most of the air. If you can install an automatic bleed, it has a cap you can leave loose until it totally bleeds. I have had to bleed one every few hours as the water circulating will continue...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bleeding New Natural Gas Line, flashback arrestors, tb 30
flashback arrestors, tb 30, open flame: Ken, I don t know what your doing? I don t know where your furnace and water heater are located? I don t know where you tapped into the house gas line or how you tapped in? Hose out the window method ? who s method is that? Have you done something or are...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blinking LED on furnace, jumper wire, pressure switch
jumper wire, pressure switch, furnace: Hey Alfred, no problem, I just got home from work and you caught me at a good time. Okay pressure switch is closed. Your pressure switch is either silver or black and has two wires going to it that are 24 volts. Take the two wires off and place a jumper wire...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blocked off heating register, hole in the wall, closure
hole in the wall, closure, bedrooms: Thanks for the question. It all depends on where the duct was closed off at. If it is a matter the the register was closed or removed and a piece of metal was installed to close the duct, then yeah just open it and away you go. Sometimes ducts a sealed down...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower, electric workshop, blower unit
electric workshop, blower unit, dregs: hello firstly sorry for delay as i have been abroad for operation etc. there is normally a overun circuit to drain the last dregs of heat from the blower unit and deliver it to the house before shutting down its quite possible that this stat is sticking...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower No Go, gas furnace, voltage sensor
gas furnace, voltage sensor, blower fan: The pilot ignites but do the main burners ignite?? If so, I think the blower motor is out. Get a voltage sensor (one that you hold next to the wire and it lights up or beeps when 110 is there). By-pass the blower door safety switch, start the sequence, then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower, allexpert, fan blower
allexpert, fan blower, 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: Blower does not appear to be working, pilot light, blower wheel
pilot light, blower wheel, fan belt: STOP!! Lets re-do. The whole furnace is dead . That means electricity is interupted. Check the breaker box, then the fuse at the furnace (it should be with-in 2 feet of the furnace). Then make sure the blower door is in place. There is an Interlock switch...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Clicks Once When The Fan Unit Shuts Off, pressure differences, fan unit
pressure differences, fan unit, residential heating: What kind of duct work do you have? Metal, fiberglass etc. The sound could be the cabinet moving when the fan turns off. The fan creates pressure differences in the cabinet. You could also have something loose in the unit, which will bang. It is hard...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Constantly Running- Ruud Furnace, tool man taylor, homer simpson
tool man taylor, homer simpson, gmail: The relay is located in the control section of the unit. I will have atleast four wires going to it. Two of the wires have the 24v control and the other two have the high voltage wiring for the fan. Not all relays look the same, so to give you an excact...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower on central heating not automatically coming on, central heating and air, gas furnace
central heating and air, gas furnace, room temp: Hello Jay, I m assuming you have an electric heater and not a gas furnace. If so the blower is controlled by a sequencer or relay in the heating mode and may be out, not allowing blower operation. A technician will have to determine which one has failed and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower comes on Randomly, thermostat wiring, gas furnace
thermostat wiring, gas furnace, gmail: It could be the control board, or is could be the wiring. It is possible that somewhere in the wiring there could be a small nick between a wire or two that can cause the unit to come on. It might take a bit of luck to find out which is the problem. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower doesn't stop, thermostat switch, condensing unit
thermostat switch, condensing unit, ac unit: You sure the thermostat switch for the fan is on auto ?? (never hurts to ask)Now, since you have added freon, has it leaked down & cannot satisfy the thermostat temp setting & runs all the time ?? Also,turn the cool off & fan on & tap on the small black relays...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Fan not working, variable speed fan, gas furnace
variable speed fan, gas furnace, blower works: Good find, and thanks for the insight. I have been seeing more and more units that have printed ciruit boards in them. A unit with a variable speed fan can run at different speeds depending on what it is doing (heating, cooling, dehumid, ect...)That can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower on Furnace does not kick on, fan control, blower motor
fan control, blower motor, furnace: Walter, I don t know what a G12 is? Hundreds of furnaces out there. I m assuming that you have an older furnace if it has a standing pilot. Furnace s have a fan control that is activated by heat or it is timed to come on after the burner heats for a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower fan doesn't stop, little black boxes, air furnace
little black boxes, air furnace, sonny boy: Boy Sonny, that s a killer question! A key fact may be is this a circuit board controlled unit ?? Those things have time delay built in that can be faulty. What I would try is to remove the lower panel to cause the fan to run, then tap on the little black...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower fan problem, digital thermostat, blower fan
digital thermostat, blower fan, hot wire: Well done description of your problem, Bill. As I follow the description it seems like your thermostat in the AUTO position is the trouble. That can happen on a digital thermostat.BUT, to cover other weird things, if you connect the hot wire to the high speed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower fan runs constantly, carrier gas furnace, gmail
carrier gas furnace, gmail, split unit: when the fan is running, and not turning off, you should be able to use a meter to see what is holding the fan on. The use of a meter when there is an electrical is the only way to determine what device is holding something on or off. An intermittent problem...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower fan, orange wire, blower fan
orange wire, blower fan, wire nut: The blower will run on 120, how long I do not know, nor recommend. The low voltage and slow turning motor can cause the motor to overheat and burn up. If the motor is infact 220v. If this did not come out of a furnace, then I would guess it is 220v motor....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower on furnace, gas flames, combustion gas
gas flames, combustion gas, gas furnace: Harrison, You should be able to pull the blower assembly out. I don t have reference literature on all the different furnaces so I can t tell you what to do step by step, I don t automatically know your furnace model. You should have just a couple of screws...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower issue?, amp fuse, average life expectancy
amp fuse, average life expectancy, voltage connections: Toby, Couple of things going on here, the control fuse and the fan motor could be tied together but not likely, I would try the capacitor for the fan motor, a usual sign would be the motor starting normally then getting slower and slower. As for the control...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: My Blower keeps turning off, thermostat control, internal fan
thermostat control, internal fan, external fan: Ramsey, Start with the schematic and locate the blower portion of the schematic, this should give you wire location at both ends, the blower wires should go directly to the printed circuit board, at the printed circuit board the terminal designation should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor, central heating and air, blower motor
central heating and air, blower motor, heating and air: Time to take a meter and see if there is 110 volts sent to the motor (when the burners run 2 or 3 min.). The rattling could have been the bearings giving it up. No way to tell. If the furnace sends 110 volts to the motor & it does not run. Then it is bad....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor, bryant furnace, catalog website
bryant furnace, catalog website, blower motor: William, To replace the motor with the exact same thing you need to get the make and the model number off of the motor it self. Bryant, Payne and Day and Night are all the same furnace made by BDP Co. When a furnace manufacture makes a few hundred or so...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor, motor shaft, blower assembly
motor shaft, blower assembly, blower motor: Hi Matt, Classic symptoms of bad bearings on the motor. Best way to tell is to pull the blower assembly by sliding it out after cutting motor wires out in the middle somewhere. Remove the motor from the blower & push on the motor shaft. ANY shake at all is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor, blower motor, attic space
blower motor, attic space, cool air: Frank, If the repair guy can just stroll up to your front door, step in and unplug a $39.95 motor with his right hand and plug in a new one with his left hand all within five minutes I d say $600 is a bit pricey. If the motor costs $250 and is part of a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor, blower motor, gmail
blower motor, gmail, fan motor: As long as you can use a generiac fan motor, you should be able to find one for a $100 or so, and remember to get a new run cap. You can search the internet, or find a local HVAC or motor supply place willing to sell retail. If you need a OEM motor, they...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor question, plumbing technician, better business bureau
plumbing technician, better business bureau, ocean front property: Hello Donna, If you leave that guy install a new motor, have I got a deal for you. I own some ocean front property in the state of Oklahoma and I would like to sell it, of course with a reasonable profit. Interested? SMILING....... ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor on Residential A/C unit, hot humid climate, motor shaft
hot humid climate, motor shaft, wd 40: Mike, No place to oil motor, It is supposedly permanently lubricated at the factory. Try squirting a few drops of oil on the motor shaft where ti comes out of the motor. If it s to hard to get at get a spray can of WD=40 with the little plastic extension...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor will not turn in Same rotation, three phase motors, squirrel cage
three phase motors, squirrel cage, hp model: WELL IN THREE PHASE MOTORS, REVERSING ANY ONE OF THREE WINDINGS WILL MAKE THE MOTOR TURN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION .. SO YES ITS A WIRING PROBLEM OR PERHAPS A BAD CONNECTION MAKING THE WIRING OF ONE WINDING GO INTO SERIES WITH ANOTHER CAUSING THE PROBLEM...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor not working, aire flo, low whistle
aire flo, low whistle, filter area: Brandi, It does sound a lot like the blower motor is going out. If you are pretty handy mechanically, you could change it yourself, but if working around this kind of thing is something you are not entirely comfortable with I would recommend that you leave...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Motor???, motor speeds, indoor coil
motor speeds, indoor coil, refrigerant charge: The motor speed was just one of many possibilities. If it on high now, there is no more the motor can do. I would say the return being down is the problem. Pull this return line back down and see if the insulation has sucked loose on the inside blocking the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor, blower motor, air flow
blower motor, air flow, airflow: My suggestion is to check the coils inside the unit. If it has had enough air in the past 10 years to push out to these rooms, then you have some kind of restriction that isn t allowing that to happen. That is the easiest route and might solve your problem...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor on a/c starts and stops., blower motor, speed motor
blower motor, speed motor, capacitor: With a new motor, you always install a new capacitor, so I would try the capacitor first. If this does not cure it, you needed it for a new motor anyway and it will already be installed. I would check the fan relay to be sure it is not loosing power when the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor with/ without capacitor, shaded pole motor, psc motor
shaded pole motor, psc motor, induction motors: Cucho, The motors you are writing about area a shaded pole (SP) and a permanent split capacitor (PSC). The quick explanation for why the amps are lower on the PSC motor is that by using a capacitor the motor is more efficient and uses less electricity....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor issues, motor bearings, air handler
motor bearings, air handler, blower motor: I would try another capacitor. It sounds classic of a failed capacitor and double check the wiring to be certain the motor is wired correctly to the capacitor. If this does not cure it, the motor bearings may be seizing. What is the amp draw of the motor?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor question...., thermal overload protection, plumbing technician
thermal overload protection, plumbing technician, oil grease: Donna, Your technician sounds like a doozie of a scam artist. Blower motors are permanently lubricated upon manufacture, there are no places/openings to add oil/grease or for any of the same to come out. Blower motors have a built in thermal overload...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor does not run in attic, printed circuit board, yellow wires
printed circuit board, yellow wires, orange wire: The thump is saying, I am a bad motor . Replace it. Look in the phone book for a Johnstone Supply in your area. A HVAC parts supplier, that sells to shops, repair people, landlords, etc.... Put the motor & cap on their counter & they will match it. (buy...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor "sparks" when A/C turned on., lennox furnace, blower motor
lennox furnace, blower motor, control components: Rather than the motor, with the explosion I would more think that water got into the controls and this caused the arc. Let the unit dry out totally, open the access door with the power off and see if you see any burnt wiring or damaged control components....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor turns off, shaft diameter, indoor coil
shaft diameter, indoor coil, blower motor: Joe, Old unit I take it,replace motor and capacitor probably will solve your problem, get the Horsepower and amp. draw the same and shaft diameter the same also.buy a motor with reversible rotation so you can change it if it s turning the wrong way Grainger.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor?, downstairs unit, central air conditioning units
downstairs unit, central air conditioning units, air conditioning units: A blower motor for a unit with a furnace will be at least a two and most often a three speed motor. The heat will operate on low speed and the a/c on high speed. You need to be sure the downstairs unit is set to operate on high speed in a/c mode via a relay....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower noise, motor shaft, blower motors
motor shaft, blower motors, blower motor: Greg, Blower motors are permanently lubricated and sealed at the manufacturers, there are no ports for adding lubrication. Motors that do dry up and run under stress usually heat up and shut off on a thermal overload that is built into the motor. It s possible...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower and pilot problems on central heat/air, thermocoupler, texas weather
thermocoupler, texas weather, heat fan: No problem, I have unlimited patience and am here to help in any way possible. The way these components are designed, there is not a simple way to test them. That is the way the manufacturers designed it to be, it really takes an electronics expert to examine...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower and pilot problems on central heat/air, old furnace, thermocoupler
old furnace, thermocoupler, texas weather: Yes, it sounds like the fan limit switch has gone bad. Look in your phone book for a Johnstone Supply , nationwide wholesale HVAC place. They sell to landlords, shops & repair people.Here in Montana they cost under $20 (simple one). When you get the new one,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower problem, fuse blows, motor bearings
fuse blows, motor bearings, amp load: OK Jim I got it now! If the fuse blows just when the blower starts I would think it might just be the blower. I don t have any way of knowing what circuit board your furnace has or what the fuse is for. You may be able to trace it on the wiring diagram...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Relay Switch, air furnaces, heat sensor
air furnaces, heat sensor, relay switch: Andrew, Furnaces have at least one or more likely several safety switch s in various places that turn the main burners off incase the furnace over heats, they are called limit, rollout, or heat sensor , etc. The most likely reason for a heat sensor switch...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower and related issues, capacitor discharge, motor burnout
capacitor discharge, motor burnout, furnace heat: Mark, A vertically installed unit could be up-flow or down -flow, in which case the blower assembly would be on either the top or the bottom. If it s an air handler I m assuming that there is no heat involved since you didn t mention that. I don t keep...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower runs all the time, coleman evcon, trane heat pump
coleman evcon, trane heat pump, electric furnace: Arbie, Something in the fan circuit,what happens if you disconnect the G leg at the thermostat? If you disconnect the G leg at the thermostat and the fan shuts down, you have a defective or miswired thermostat, if not I would disconnect the G at the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower shaking *hard*, visible signs, split system
visible signs, split system, air handler: Hello Brad. This can be many things. It may be a motor or blower bearing has failed, the motor is loose on the blower, the blower bearing holders are loose from the frame, there may be debris in the fan. Cut the power off and open the fan compartment and look...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower speeds, zone gd, allexpert
zone gd, allexpert, thermal zone: 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: Blower starts intermittently in cooling, low voltage wiring, split unit
low voltage wiring, split unit, fan switch: Richard, When your in the cooling mode and the thermostat calls for cooling the thermostat sends 24 volt power to the outside unit contactor to turn it on and it sends 24 volt power to the blower relay to turn on the inside blower at the same time. Since...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Wheel, blower wheel, blower wheels
blower wheel, blower wheels, mr cook: He is correct on the design of the blower, but I would begin to suspect a motor that is unbalanced causing the blower problems. I also find it difficult to believe you could loose two blower wheels in any single unit over any amount of time. Thanks for asking,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Not Working In A/C, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Good Morning, 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: Blower not Working for heat, flame off, tempture
flame off, tempture, tempature: William, Dose It looks like the flame is coming on mean the flame comes on or it doesn t come on. I m assuming that the blower runs in the air conditioning mode? What about when the thermostat is set to fan ON, dose it run? If the burner dose light for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower wheel, blower wheel, motor bearings
blower wheel, motor bearings, blower wheels: He is sort of right. They crimp them together. The factory should cover the wheel under warrenty. You don t say what kind of furnace & AFUE. Warranties vary with manufacturer. Most motors are inside the wheel and are direct drive. The bearings may be going...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower won't stop!, printed circuit board, ac unit
printed circuit board, ac unit, thermostat: Joey, Was this the reason you changed the thermostat, continuos fan? Could be a few different items, shorted control wire, stuck fan relay or a tripped safety.The printed circuit board is located in the electrical compartment in the unit. Any other questions...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower won't stop!, carrier air conditioning, gas furnaces
carrier air conditioning, gas furnaces, life span: Well, the most likely reason for the blower to keep going it a stuck relay. Blower motors are designed to run nonstop. How long could actually be years. Most residental units are created equal. I really can t name a brand. What is more important is to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower won't work, little black boxes, fan switch
little black boxes, fan switch, blower motor: Hello Jamy,,The blower motor is controlled by the circuit board in the furnace. Does the fan run when the ON switch at the thermostat?? If not, the fan relay is one of the small black boxes on the circuit board & may be faulty. Turn the fan switch to ON &...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower won't come on, car fuse, xfmr
car fuse, xfmr, white rodgers: Rick, Great to hear, you probably saved yourself a few hundred bucks and now know more about your furnace than most homeowners, make sure to keep your filter changed and all your registers clear and unobstructed. Osca...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower, upstairs unit, condensing unit
upstairs unit, condensing unit, thermostat: Jim, The compressor is inside the outside unit, do you mean the outside condensing unit wont run or just the compressor wont run? The fan on switch on the thermostat doesn t work the outside unit. You say the upstairs unit was working, is it part of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blown insulation, my furnace?, blown insulation, heat vent
blown insulation, heat vent, wall insulation: Kelly, I m not sure where you mean blown in to? The attic is about the only place you can add insulation, Unless your Condo is forty or fifty years old it s proudly got all the wall insulation it can handle. Your heat outlets and your return outlets may...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BOCK oil furnace, oil furnace, first thing monday morning
oil furnace, first thing monday morning, doing laundry: as i am uk based i do not know the particular model you refer to. however, without being engineer biased it does sometimes happen that sooting can hide other problems, but one should look to the cause of sooting in the first instance.and therefore i would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, hot water boiler, boiler pressure
hot water boiler, boiler pressure, pressure gauge: Jeanette, O pressuer at the gauge is 1 of 2 things, either you have 0 pressure or a faulty gauge. Since you said that you have no heat lets assume you are running at 0 pressure. How familiar are you with the boiler, you may have a stuck regulator in the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, hot water tank, pressure reducing valve
hot water tank, pressure reducing valve, oil boiler: Becky, If you have an expansion tank the best way to fill the boiler loop is by setting the static pressure. To do this turn off the boiler and the pump and read the pressure at the triadicator, check the diaphragm pressure of the expansion tank and adjust...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, boiler service, mechanic check
boiler service, mechanic check, service mechanic: Trish, The most common problem is the distance of piping form the shower to the boiler and the frequency of use, but after a few minutes the shower should be the same temperature as the sink. A couple of things come to mind, if the bathroom has been remodeled...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, boiler water, safety valve
boiler water, safety valve, rubbish: you have either pressurised the boiler too much originally or someone has used the safety valve to drain the system something you should never do as rubbish gets trapped under the valve and it wont reseal you must turn of the main flow and return taps...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, hot water heater, burnhams
hot water heater, burnhams, water tank: first, regret delay as i have been on holiday and only just returned today. second, as i am uk based i am not familiar with the models you specify but would suggest you get 3 quotes and utilise a local family type co. rather than a major installe...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, copper plumbing, thick plywood
copper plumbing, thick plywood, gas boiler: Hi Brent, yes the boiler need to sit on a cement pad and the wall behind it needs to be fire rated. You don t need to have steel stud wall behind the boiler, you just need to have proper spacing from the wall and the boiler. It s a good idea to have some thick...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler asbestos, oil fired furnace, boiler suit
oil fired furnace, boiler suit, new york mayor: this is difficult to answer. so i will be diplomatic. i am uk based and regulations here are very strict. (however remembering 9/11 bush and new york mayor didnt seem to think it was a problem.as long as they wernt breathing it) you should utilise a specialist...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler Combustion Air venting, indoor swimming pools, oil boiler
indoor swimming pools, oil boiler, combustion air: Hello Mark, some good questions. First, you assumed correctly that the existing vent in the foundation sounds exactly like the combustion air intake. With the heat from the boiler, the vent should not create undue heat loss in the shop. When the boiler is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler Control?, thermostat control, boiler control
thermostat control, boiler control, boiler room: Jon I would recommend visiting a Carrier distributor or locate the Carrier web site. Carrier offers a wide variety of controls that can have all the options you will need. We have used Carrier controls exclusively for 12 years and have never had a control...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler and circulator pump, boiler operator, outdoor furnace
boiler operator, outdoor furnace, fan coils: Robert, I can think of a few things that may or not be happening. When you say that you turn the thermostat up, I am guessing you mean the boiler operator, when you turn it up how close are you to current water temp, could be that the differential is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler cycling, flame sensor, white rogers
flame sensor, white rogers, gas valve: It is not proving the flame . It starts & then checks to be sure things are operating properly. The brain does not get back, the signal, that a flame is present. The brain shuts down. Then, repeats. Then flame sensor needs checking and/or replacement. Hope...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler cycling, white rogers, allexpert
white rogers, allexpert, home appliances: Hello Milan 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: Boiler discharge, paint roller, discharge line
paint roller, discharge line, residential gas: Thanks for the question. 1) lower the boiler temp. You should have a small dial that controls the temp in the boiler. This will lower the hot operating temp of the system. WHich will lower the psi that the system is running at. When the system...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler Fill Valve, 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: Boiler not firing up, pilot flame, oil boiler
pilot flame, oil boiler, gas boiler: Sounds like you could have a problem with your gas valve or the Thermopile that senses the pilot flame and produces millivolts from the pilot heat to operate the gas valve. You need to locate the Thermopile that goes from the pilot to the valve and has 2...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler flame question, water tempature, gas boiler
water tempature, gas boiler, aquastat: Martin, Your boiler has an Aquastat that determines the tempature of the water for the heating system. If your thermostat calls for heat the circulator pump starts and the burner lights if the water tempature in the boiler is below the aquastat setting,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, Heat & Flooring, boiler room, cool room
boiler room, cool room, building inspectors: Hello Isabella, See if you can t open the windows to the boiler room. If this fails contact your landlord again and try to convince him of the waste. A good heating technician can add or repair controls that should help with comfort and fuel savings. It...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, Heat & Flooring, boiler room, constant heat
boiler room, constant heat, adequate heat: excessive heat is probably the reason for your wooden floors cracking and , yes im afraid that constant heat will eventually dry up the new wood also i would suggest you contact the block owner and attempt to discuss with them the either they paying...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler an HWBB Heat installation Costs, princeton maine, hot water baseboard heat
princeton maine, hot water baseboard heat, bath downstairs: Thanks for the question. Its a hard quote to come up with. For one I m not there and not looking at a set of plans, so I might not know all the ins and outs of this job. In general I would have bid 1 zone for each bedroom (4 zones), bathrooms may be on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler high water pressure, pressure control valve, purge cycle
pressure control valve, purge cycle, psi pressure: There should have been an expansion tank installed that would hold the extra water volume to keep the system pressure from rising. You would have to get with the manufacturer to see what size tank is required. Thanks, J I saw no need in a long drawn out...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler Issues, water temp gauge, bleeder valves
water temp gauge, bleeder valves, shutoff valve: I agree, it only takes a few to give us all a bad name. First, without knowing the engineering of the system, I can not say what the operating temperatures should be, however on most systems, 190 is very close to the relief valves set point and you are very...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler Issues, water temp gauge, bleeder valves
water temp gauge, bleeder valves, shutoff valve: unfortunately i am uk based and therefore do not know many us models/or systems. however i will try to assist you as best i can. firstly when you have many different metals in a heating system you get a reaction called electrolytic action this in effect...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler issues, water temp gauge, bleeder valves
water temp gauge, bleeder valves, shutoff valve: Will, I said The slotted valve describes a balancing valve I don t know what it is without seeing it? There can be air in your water supply coming into the house. I don t know what you have for a fill valve? I don t know if you have a fill-trol on your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler keeps cutting out/flame goes out, cold showers, chev
cold showers, chev, million times: OK, lets find the problem. 1st, find the ID plate of the boiler. Get me the model # & Ser# and the mfg. of the unit. (not Valiant) That is the saying Mustang . (made by Ford) I need (Ford, Chev, Plymouth, etc) The middle panel, does it have a mfg # and/or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler Leak, hot water boiler, water heating systems
hot water boiler, water heating systems, hot water heating systems: D Sprigler, I don t know what your system consists of? All hot water heating systems are not the same. Water doesn t evaporate out of a boiler system. When you say pipes in the floor do you mean in a cement floor? I don t know what the tank is that s...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, natural Gas Weil-McLain, yellow flame, blue flame
yellow flame, blue flame, yellow tip: Robert, I don t know what type of air adjustments are on your burner tubes? Some are a butterfly type that you loosen a set screw and turn the gizmo to open or close opening, some are just a bolt that screws in and out, some slip forward and back, they...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler noise, fog horn, boiler
fog horn, boiler, screwdriver: it could be either pump/circulator noise or Boiler kettling the first is from bearing wear in circulator pump a sort of low poitched vibration carrying through the pipes. try to find the pump and put a long screwdriver onto the casind and ear to handle...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler operating conditions, expansion tank, dramatic drop
expansion tank, dramatic drop, relief valve: Tom, The pressure 12-15 psi is not just in your boiler it s throughout the system, The pressure is the same inside the baseboard radiation on the top floor as it is in the boiler or at the water fill. The water temperature being set around 180-190 just...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler opinion, hot water heater, gas hot water heater
hot water heater, gas hot water heater, gas hot water: sounds about right i suppose but ensure it also includes complete power flushing of entire system to remove residual sediment and sludge from system and the addition of non corroseve additive or your sistem will not last long. power flushing is where...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler pressure release pipes drip, boiler pressure, pie tin
boiler pressure, pie tin, release valves: inside the pressure release valves is a rubber seal and sometimes they failperhaps due to over pressure at sometime allowing dirty water to pass under seal and bits to get jambed under seat. the best thing to do is get them replaced. but you could possibly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler problems, fan motor, hey larry
fan motor, hey larry, boiler: do not replace anything if you are not sure. if has just been serviced perhaps something was left loose and has moved. first check that the motor is in fact blowing this should be the first thing that happens sequence is :- fan motor, and then spark...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler question, hot water boiler, preventative measures
hot water boiler, preventative measures, valve pressure: Thanks for the question. I hate to tell you this, but there is not a really good way of telling how much life is left. Other then seeing that it holds water and looks good I have seen boilers last 20 - 30 - 50 years, and I have seen them have a short...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler question, hot water cylinder, burnham boiler
hot water cylinder, burnham boiler, oil tank: can you give me the model /type of the boiler? some boiler have an internal stored water tank which it keeps hot forimmediate use. so i need to know which type of boiler you have also if you have a hot water cylinder i would like to know if it is insulated...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler question, radiator heating, water co
radiator heating, water co, boiler: I ve done this & it is a pain. At least here in Montana. Electricity first, then the heating system. After it is all hooked up, get the water on (but only to the boiler). Get the heat running and move on. When you refill the system it needs to be flushed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler Service, boiler service, routine service
boiler service, routine service, campion: Hello Stephen, I wish we could help you this time, but we really do not touch furnaces, so I would be afraid to give you bad info. But I am sure online, with patience, you will find what you need to know. Or call a store that sells new and ask them...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler selection, oil boiler, gas boiler
oil boiler, gas boiler, heat pumps: Some years ago just as with the heat pumps or other HVAC equipment, there were significant differences in equipment. Today however due to consumers shopping and becoming more informed, there is very little difference in major brands. I would be comfortable...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler/Theromstat, thermostat, boiler
thermostat, boiler, calibration: Annette, It is possible that your thermostat has fallen out of calibration or that the read part of the thermostat has, a simple way to test this is if you can hear the boiler click on when you are turning the thermostat up how far off the temperature...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler turns on and off all the time, water tempature, boiler
water tempature, boiler, weil mclean: Eric, I don t know what your setup is? Piping, wiring, controls, zones and that sort of stuff. I m not sure what s going off and on just the burner, just the pump, or everything? You have an aqua-stat that controls the water tempature and shuts the burner...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boiler, gorton valves, steam valves
gorton valves, steam valves, thermostats: George, I m not sure what you are asking. If you have 2 zones with 2 thermostats, then just set the thermostat(s) to the same temp. and the house should be close to the same temp. The outside temp. should not affect your inside temp. Eri...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Boken bracket, frigidaire front load washer, front load washer
frigidaire front load washer, front load washer, spindle assembly: I appreciate the opportunity to qoute you on these items but as I stated below, shipping puts me out of a reasonable estimate. Go to the site www.repairclinic.com and order there. This will be you best deal. Considering the cost, you might even want to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Booster Fan add-on, ground source heat, ground source heat pump
ground source heat, ground source heat pump, volt coil: Hi Walt, Connect wires to the R & G terminals at the thermostat or at the furnace. Connect these wires to the relay coil, either way. Then locate a NO,(normally open) switch on the relay. Connect the hot wire(black)110 v to one side of the switch. Connect...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Will Booster Fan solve my problem, plenium, duct fan
plenium, duct fan, wire coil: Too much resistance in 50 ft. If the duct was flexible, is the run pretty straight? Lots of resistance in the inner duct with the wire coil. If the duct was connected to the side of the supply plenum, you might try moving it to the end where there is both...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bosch Duotronic Fridge Freezer, electric steamer, fridge freezer
electric steamer, fridge freezer, freezer section: Hello Judy, I am unfamiliar with your brand, sounds like your outside the USA and I do not have info on international systems. However, they all share a need for defrost parts. If you had an ice build up, then either you have a blocked drain or a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bosch duotronic fridge freezer, technical bulletins, model number
technical bulletins, model number, freezer: Hello Wendy, Unfortunately, we have never worked on a unit like yours, so it would be to your advantage to call Bosch and ask them this question, or find your owner s manual and look in the trouble shooting section for your symptom. If that does not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bosch Fridge Freezer, fridge freezer, thermostat control
fridge freezer, thermostat control, last thing at night: Martin, I just can t seem to find any tech information on this Bosch model number. I don t know if it s a mechanical or electronic temp control. It sounds like it may be electronic, and when you turn the power off then on it s rebooting it. I m afraid I ve...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bosch Fridge/freezer bought Oct 1997 - thermostat working sporadically, fridge freezer, soft bread
fridge freezer, soft bread, unusual sounds: The thermostat turns the compressor on and when cold off...Changing the thermostat/cold control will not stop any unusual sounds. There are other things I would be sure are working before I would replace the thermostat. First I would check to see if I had...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bosch Fridge freezer doors, bosch exxcel, freezer doors
bosch exxcel, freezer doors, fridge freezer: HEllo Steve, 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: Bosch Oven Problem, convection oven, happy easter
convection oven, happy easter, model number: Hi Rick, So the Bosch people were there four times and they can t repair it. Honestly....I am sitting here is PA behind a little desk and am not at your unit. I seriously doubt whether I can help either. I do not have much experience with Bosch....You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Both HVAC units not cooling, hvac units, blow air
hvac units, blow air, furnaces: They should both be running. 8 years is not very old. When you say they are blowing air, do you mean; The inside furnaces blow air. How about the outside units? Are they running? When you started them up, exactly what did you do. Give it to me, step by step....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bottom Mount - GE Frost Free Fridge - not sure of the model, kickplate, drain line
kickplate, drain line, drain hole: Hello Sue, The model number is not coming up in our system as you have submitted it to us. From the first few digits, I believe you have a bottom mount freezer and if this is so, remove the food and then the rear freezer panel. If you look...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bottom stove element will not turn off, oven cavity, electrical meter
oven cavity, electrical meter, oven temperature: Yes Melissa it could be that probe. That can be checked with a meter that will read ohms, it should read around 1110 ohms in a room 72 degrees. That reading will vary with temperature, it can go as low as 900 and as high as 2000 in the room, the longer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BRRRrrrrr!, thermo coupler, propane dealer
thermo coupler, propane dealer, heat chamber: How old is the furnace?? I would check for a bad heat chamber. Have the propane dealer check for CO (carbon monoxide). They usually do that for free. Is it sealed properly in the front area?? Like where the gas pipe runs into the chamber?? Sounds like...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BRYANT FURNACE (HEAT AND AIR), high efficiency furnace, bryant furnace
high efficiency furnace, bryant furnace, furnace heat: I am assuming Jay, you have a high efficiency furnace controlled by a circuit board. The sequence of operation after calling for heat is: combustion air blower motor runs(is that your small fan??) which closes the air pressure switch, then the igniter glows...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BRYANT HEAT PUMP, thought problem, heat pumps
thought problem, heat pumps, txv: First, it is very unlikely you have a txv, almost every residential unit uses a piston. It seems to have a couple of problems. Either there is some incorrect wiring, or the defrost control is defective. Second and most important is the unit charge. The system...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Brand New Whirlpool Fridge Drip pan filled, drip pan, appliance parts
drip pan, appliance parts, home appliance: Shine a flashlight down there and isolate where the source of the water is coming from. Most likely something to do woth the water line attached to the refrigerator. Broken valve or pinched hose...If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Brand new AC pumps warm and humid air, high humidity, humid air
high humidity, humid air, air handler: To start, if more return was added, it seems obvious the system was installed incorrectly to begin with. Second, how large an area is this unit serving. A 5 ton is extremely large for residential. Too large of a unit will also result in high humidity as the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Brand new system not working, variable speed furnace, bells and whistles
variable speed furnace, bells and whistles, dehumidify: The BTU s is not the problem. 150 used to be the Stock size that wholesellers carried. So, they got stuck in everywhere. Today we size the units according to the house. 135 BTU s is fine. I think a 3.5 ton is oversized for a house that takes 135 BTU s. I...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Brand Rankings replacing residential HVAC, residential hvac, hvac contractors
residential hvac, hvac contractors, carrier furnace: Henry, Residential heating and air conditioning equipment is very much the same as far as the units themselves is concerned, They most likely all claim to be the beast on the market. Equipment like Trane, Lenox, Carrier and a few of the other big name brands...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Brands, moderate climate, convential
moderate climate, convential, single speed: brands r a matter of personal choice and hi tech sales blurb most units utilise compressors from one source (italy) and to comply with regulations all must come upo to similar standards so i would get 3 quotes for the same unit and compare unit/price/ promotional...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Breaker & A/C question, service engineer, c unit
service engineer, c unit, contactor: sounds like a contactor sticking/ failing.( if you r very carefull not to touch anything live you could remove the front cover and have a look see you could also use a long INSULATED probe to see if anythiing is loose arching etc. but be very carefull. if...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Breaker Kicks, c unit, short circuit
c unit, short circuit, air conditioner: James, A breaker that trips instantly upon a call for cooling without the a/c unit even starting is almost always an indication of a grounded compressor. This means that the compressor has a dead short circuit from the motor windings directly to the system...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Breakers blowing, split unit, bad hope
split unit, bad hope, fan motor: In response to your question,it is very possible that the breaker is getting weak you may want to have a second opinion on the compressor replacement they are quite costly you may have a fan motor going bad or a capacitor getting weak if they check the amp...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Broiler Gas, thermostate, broiler
thermostate, broiler, gas range: Dear Larry, The first thing you woould want to do is to swap the oven ignitors once again. This will eliminate any questions on the oven ignitors before we move on. Once you have swapped and then tested the unit, let me know what you find. If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Broiler lights, but not oven, amp meter, gas valve
amp meter, gas valve, range oven: Sorry for the delay.....AllExperts were haveing problems with their site.... Bottom line James....the oven ignitor should read 3.2 to 3.6 amps. I ll bet if you turn the oven on and let the ignitor glow red for about 1.5 minutes and then tap lightly on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Broken Central Air, copper pipes, squirt bottle
copper pipes, squirt bottle, dish soap: It sounds like you have a leak and have lost enough freon to reduce the cool air. Yes, it can leak out that fast. The leak needs to be found & fixed. You may be able to find it. Take a squirt bottle of water & Dawn dish soap. (no other brand) Squirt on every...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Broken stove top, top cracks, screw driver
top cracks, screw driver, spice jar: Hello Jim, Sorry but I do not have look-up for appliances manufactured for outside the United States. With this in mind, I cannot look at your unit to see what is involved in the change. You will have to go local for that information. If you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Broken window a/c unit, c unit, electric meters
c unit, electric meters, different window: Stephane, There are hundreds of different window units, different makes and sizes, I don t have literature on each and every one. I would have to check your unit over to determine what is wrong with it. As far as fixing it depends on the unit it self and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Brown lines on laundry, rust stains, front loading washing machine
rust stains, front loading washing machine, pictorial views: Thanks for the model number. You have a front loading washing machine that does not have a transmission. With this in mind, it does not have a source to produce oil or grease. When this unit is spinning, is it louder than normal...has it been getting louder...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bryant 376c fan speed, speed switches, wire colors
speed switches, wire colors, control wires: Lance, If the unit is as it came from the manufacture then the motor speed switches speeds automatically when you switch the thermostat from heat to cool, Cool is high speed and heat is low speed on a two speed motor. The rest of that stuff, wire colors...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bryant 383 kav, bryant furnace, electrical resistance
bryant furnace, electrical resistance, feeling cold: the inducer is in fact just a turbine blower fan if you have hubby there or someone mechanical i would try turning off al power opening the casing find the blower fan (inducer) near the flue or air intake and try to lubricate it with wd40 or something...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bryant 559G Central Air Unit, not working, ace hardware, contactor
ace hardware, contactor, volts: The contactor is run by 24 volts from the furnace. The click from the furnace ,is the relay in the furnace putting 24 volts out, to the compressor (outside). The small wires that go between the inside & outside carry this 24 volts. Put a meter on the small...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bryant 561CJ024-D cool/not cold after charge, dual zone ac, downstairs unit
dual zone ac, downstairs unit, upstairs unit: Hi Walter, Good info you sent.Yes, the temps of the suction lines should be about the same at the same ambient temps. Your upstairs unit taking a pound of R22 to fully charge it sounds funny.That s a long liquid line to fill with just 1#.Evaporator coils...