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Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: degrees of cooling per hour, pamela pamela, ac unit
pamela pamela, ac unit, central ac: Pamela, If you don t turn your air conditioner on until it s too late and it s already hot outside plus your windows, insulation, shade is not of the best resistance against the heat of the day you won t be able to cool down one degree but most likely the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Is it a diffuser?, rv supply, rv dealer
rv supply, rv dealer, center hole: Sherrill, Actually it is a diffuser or at least part of one. This type of ceiling diffuser is meant to be for ceiling installation in RV s, Motor homes, Trailers, that sort of thing. They are not meant for floor installation. There is an adjustable fin...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ductwork, moist climate, air distribution
moist climate, air distribution, ductwork: Donnie: 3 tons = 1,200 CFM (normally, wouldn t use that in a very dry or very moist climate) 20x10 = 1,200 CFM 10x10 = 500 CFM 6 = 100 CFM That s all I can do with the info provided. Perhaps the person who told you you needed 3 tons could help...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Electric Furnace Wiring, furnace doors, electric furnace
furnace doors, electric furnace, chromalox: Usually, Chromalox makes the elements. Look on the I.D. plate for the manufacturer. Anyway. It sounds like the sequencer to me. BUT!!! It could be the sequencer control. It all depends on how it is wired. The sequencers are wired differently internally. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Electrical Problem (?) with Bryant AC Unit, product model numbers, digital thermostat
product model numbers, digital thermostat, accurate thermometer: First, I would test the accuracy of the thermostat. Got another thermometer to lay on the thermostat to check it s accuracy? Then, I would test the freon level to see if the unit is producing it s maximum capacity.Then after doing those things I would get...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Electrical Problem (?) with Bryant AC Unit, product model numbers, outdoor coils
product model numbers, outdoor coils, digital thermostat: First I would take an amp reading while the unit is running to see how many amps it is pulling compared to the units rating. Something is causing the compressor to overheat and this will be a start. If the wiring is too small, the circuit wiring will overheat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Electrical Problem (?) with Bryant AC Unit, product model numbers, digital thermostat
product model numbers, digital thermostat, ac unit: Call Bryant customer service. This is a very Odd one. Good luck. *********************************************************************************** That is a bit unfair to rate a 2. I can t see the unit and know that the only way to find this problem is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Electrical Problem (?) with Bryant AC Unit, product model numbers, digital thermostat
product model numbers, digital thermostat, ac unit: Scott, Sorry about that! Some mix up I suppose? Any way, When the thermostat calls for cooling it sends power to the contactor in the outside unit, the contactor closes and the 220/240 power goes to the compressor and to the condenser fan motor at the same...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Electrical Problem (?) with Bryant AC Unit, product model numbers, deg fahrenheit
product model numbers, deg fahrenheit, digital thermostat: Scott, Not to my knowledge, can it be changed out.What I should have explained more clearly was, that the internal overload switch is a safety feature. Your unit is doing what it was designed to do in the situation you are describing. I still strongly recommend...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Exhaust Blower Malfunction, honeywell chronotherm iii, tempstar sp80
honeywell chronotherm iii, tempstar sp80, combustion air: John, Honestly, I personally do not feel comfortable guiding you this way for repairs, it would be a recipe for a possible injury or major misunderstanding that would definitely not benefit you. At this point, I strongly suggest you call a qualified technician...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Most efficient heating source?, hot water baseboard, propane company
hot water baseboard, propane company, electric baseboard: Steve, If it were me, and I had the money, I would use solar heat with propane back up.I have seen set ups like this and the propane fueled boiler/water heater hardly ever came on, it was there if needed on those really cold and cloudy days. As for your appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Not enough cold air through vents, air balance, evaporator
air balance, evaporator, heat pump: Heath, Have a tech come out and increase the indoor blower speed. Also ask for an air balance to be performed if increased blower speed is not sufficient. All this entails is dampering down and opening up if necessary your supply ducts. Not an expensive...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: everyroom in house ok except the room where the thremostat is, refrigerant lines, discharge line
refrigerant lines, discharge line, hey jim: Brian, It sounds like you have a couple of problems going on. If your suction(big)line is warm, you are low on refrigerant.Rule of thumb for refrigerant lines:Beer can cold(suction line)and soup warm(discharge line).If you are cool in all the other rooms...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fan on our Bryant AC unit, ac unit
ac unit: Todd, On the AC the fan comes on with the unit and stops with unit. On the inside unit the blower comes on as well when calling for AC. I m not sure exactly which fan your referring to but that should cover both. It s only in the heat setting that the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fan blower does not shut down, programable thermostat, york heat pump
programable thermostat, york heat pump, totalline: Larry, Normally, the fan will run for a while after the desired temp. is met. If it is warm enough, you may be cycling normally.Some brand of furnaces have longer run cycles than others. Now, if it runs continuously, thats different. Is it running continuously?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fan motor overheating?, fan motor, capacitor
fan motor, capacitor, thermostat: Are you certain you have the correct capacitor? It sounds like the motor is trying to start, but with the wrong capacitor is does not start. As inexpensive as a capacitor is, try a new one even if this is the correct one. After replacing it, keep the disconnect...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: First time AC buyer, puron, yr warranty
puron, yr warranty, ac unit: Helen, All I can tell you is that freon is going to be replaced eventually because it is harmfully to the environment, If you have it in a unit you may or may not ever need to be concerned. It s kind of like when automobiles burned regular leaded gasoline,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fix or Replace, 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: Freon on Home Central AC Units, central ac units, central air conditioning
central ac units, central air conditioning, quality units: A/C units are silver soldered shut. They normally do not leak. Sometimes the copper will have a leak (any of 20 different reasons) and it has to be slodered again. As long as it is working, it has freon. I have seen units go 30 years & not need freon. Poor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Freon loss/warranty work, downstairs unit, upstairs unit
downstairs unit, upstairs unit, 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: Fridge not getting cold enough, kenmore coldspot, freezer section
kenmore coldspot, freezer section, volleyball guide: You would have to contact Sears to tell the age.....As far as your current problem....The first thing that must be determined is whether we have a sealed system problem or a defrost problem. Whether it is a side by side unit, bottom or top mount freezer,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Frigidaire a/c unit, district attorneys office, heat stroke
district attorneys office, heat stroke, maintence: Nita, You wrote thirty seven thousand dollars? If this is true I suggest that you contact the District Attorneys office. America Maintence should have pulled a permit from the building department, I suggest you call her building department. I suggest that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Frozen Air Handler, dirty coils, gmail
dirty coils, gmail, dirty filters: Common problems for icing... low on refergeriant (leaks) dirty coils (may not be able to see that it is dirty) dirty filters poor air flow fautly metering device blockage in the refer lines plus more of course... It is hard for me to tell you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: FURNACE FILTERS, face velocity, down stairs
face velocity, down stairs, filter sizes: Lem: I don t know (you ll have to look, or you ll have to call a pro to look), but I can tell you manufacturers Installation Instructions usually require there to be a filter at/in the unit. Note that you don t want two sets of filters; you ll have to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace Clearance, electric furnace, combustion air
electric furnace, combustion air, fire ratings: Hi JB, is this a gas or electric furnace.?? For gas you need 6 from the front to the door. The door needs to be sealed & the combustion air drawn from the outside. The size of the CA opening is 1 sq. inch for every 1000 btu s.Lot easier for electric. The...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace replacement recommendations, furnace replacement, bells and whistles
furnace replacement, bells and whistles, oil furnace: Todd: Oil is a terrible fuel: There s always some soot (especially if your dealer services the unit and his Business Plan is to sell as much oil as he can - NOT FUNNY, THOSE GUYS ARE OUT THERE), it insulates heat transfer surfaces and techs are reluctant...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Evaporator Coil, housing industry, copper
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Evaporator Coil, housing industry, copper, china

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c bryant, ohm meter, questioner
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c bryant, ohm meter, questioner, fuses

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Electric Furnace Wiring, micro switches, heat system
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Electric Furnace Wiring, micro switches, heat system, sequencer

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Home Electrical Load, amp circuits, convenience outlets
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Home Electrical Load, amp circuits, convenience outlets, dedicated circuits

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Humidistat Control and Air Conditioner, ac unit
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Humidistat Control and Air Conditioner, ac unit

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: replacing front panel Maytag washer, cutouts, top edge
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: replacing front panel Maytag washer, cutouts, top edge, screws

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: TRANE "valve" problems, trane air conditioner, expansion valve
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: TRANE "valve" problems, trane air conditioner, expansion valve, 3 years

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: What's wrong in my new AC system, fau, condenser
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: What's wrong in my new AC system, fau, condenser

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fan relay, air handler, relays
air handler, relays, catalogs: I don t have catalogs to know what those numbers mean for a fan relay.I can say the coil voltage needs to be the same. The switches, NO& NC need to be the same.Most relays have 5 terminals, 2 for coil, 3 for NO & NC & common switch. That s normally open &...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fan relay, wiring questions, rule of thumb
wiring questions, rule of thumb, air handler: Jeff, If in fact the relay is your problem, I have always made it a rule of thumb to replace like for like .As for any wiring questions, follow your schematic, you cant go wrong.Keep in mind, mixing and mashing parts can cause you more problems than the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fan stops on furnace, qualified service, service technician
qualified service, service technician, furnace: Ron, Sounds like you have a control issue.I would suggest starting with a new thermostat, however, if the problem reoccurs you are out whatever you paid for the stat. The only real way to find out whats going on with your unit is to isolate and troubleshoot.If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: freezing coil, 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: freon, design temperature, freon
design temperature, freon, air leakage: Jerry: Indoor design temperature is 75. Sounds like your system is doing OK. Freon doesn t go bad, but it can leak out. I seriously doubt your system needs gas, in view of the performance. You might have someone check the duct system for air leakage, insulating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fridge, appliance parts, home appliance
appliance parts, home appliance, campion: It is normal...to keep that heat minimum, make sure it is clean underneath and the fan at the rear of the unit cooling the compressor is operating if applicable.... If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: furnace motor wiring, york furnace, correct voltage
york furnace, correct voltage, brown and brown: Aj, Usually, there will be a wiring schematic on the side of the motor being installed. If you follow this closely, you cant go wrong.Just make sure you are wired up for the correct voltage BEFORE start up.The brown/white wire on the newer motors is usually...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Can furnace power vent be re-routed to roof?, propane gas systems, combustion gases
propane gas systems, combustion gases, oil fired furnace: Scott, My initial answer is yes. Hot air rises, and like many nat. gas/propane gas systems, I would assume oil fired furnace combustion gases can be vented up and out.Check with the manufacturer, and if yes, make sure you get the correct venting(double wall),have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fuse keeps blowing, luxaire furnace, fuse size
luxaire furnace, fuse size, lonny: Lonny, On the side of your A/C you will see an info sticker. On that sticker it will tell you what your unit is rated for as far as amperage(30, 40, 50, or 60 amps). Your fuse size needs to match the rating.Also, with the power off, check your L1, L2,L3 wires...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Garage conversion, garage conversion, void spaces
garage conversion, void spaces, hvac unit: Todd, One ton per 400 square feet is for average exposure from building, windows, insulation, sun etc. You can plus or minus depending on conditions/factors. This is for cooling twenty degrees temperature differential from outside to inside with the air...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Gas furnace short cycle, gas furnace, flame sensor
gas furnace, flame sensor, air ducting: Dan, Thank you for the honest information, you have no idea how many dishonest questions I get. The ducting formula I gave you will help you for future projects.Have you thought of adding on to your structure?That would be a way to displace the extra heat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Gas heater problem, service man, second opinion
service man, second opinion, furnace: Sherri, Never heard of a code 14? Boards range on the Internet from $55 to $255 depending on what you have. Check this web site, http://arnoldservice.com/bryant_carrier_control_boards.htm Your furnace most likely has a simple problem, I just don t know...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Gibson Central Air Copper Line to Unit Freezing up, dirty coils, copper piping
dirty coils, copper piping, copper line: Common problems for line freezing up. Dirty filter Low air temps Low on refer... leak(s) Poor air flow (bad fan motor, dirty coils etc.) faulty metering device compressor contactor bad and stuck in...outside unit will not shut off. I would check...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Gibson vs. Frigidaire, infinity system, frididaire
infinity system, frididaire, current unit: Hold on to your hat....Gibson and Frididaire are made by the same company, Nordyne. ( http://www.nordyne.com/Web/ResLand.aspx ). I have heard good and bad about Nordyne. i do not think the is going to be any more noisy then any other unit out there. Just...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HEIL AC unit and Furnace, amp fuse, gas furnace
amp fuse, gas furnace, 24 volt transformer: Jamie, I don t know what your control system is on your particular furnace? Furnaces have control modules with all the switches and gismos incorporated into one package or depending on age maybe separate controls? The wire connected to the R post on your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HEIL furnace and AC unit problems, amp fuse, furance
amp fuse, furance, ac unit: Jamie, This is pretty simple. If you know the fuse is blown...please, please replace it before ANYTHING else.What you are experiencing is what I call, blinder vision .Take one problem at a time, one step a time.If you don t know how to do something(even from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat/AC no High fan/blower, janitrol heating, blower works
janitrol heating, blower works, p trap: Douglas, Look at your unit again and you should see a speed setting on the side of the blower motor, set it to high.As for the water, sounds like you have a clogged condensate line. With the unit covers off, inspect the line from inside the A/C coil to the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat and Air Returns, upstairs bedrooms, registers
upstairs bedrooms, registers, grills: Usually the high registers are for heat. Not return air. Someone may have changed the ducts. You need to turn on the fan & find out which registers give heat-A/C and which are for return air. A room should have 1 or more supply grills and a return grill. Does...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat Pump -- Will Not Cool, condenser fan motor, voltage drop
condenser fan motor, voltage drop, line voltage: David, Make sure the line voltage isn t experiencing voltage drop. Second, ask if the capacitor is sized correctly. Third, check if the motor is hot by feeling the top of the shroud. Finally, check the wiring to the fan. That s about all I can tell you....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat Pump Failure in new home (2 yrs), seer unit, hvac company
seer unit, hvac company, mechanical engineer: Ken, The difference in a 12 SEER and a 10 SEER is maybe $10-$20 a month on your electric bill it has nothing to do with the cooling or heating output. If your cooling the whole 3300 square feet of your house your probably a couple of tons short. A heat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat Pump Troubleshooting, line icing up
line icing up: Some ice will form in &/or on the coil. (normal) Anytime the large line is exposed to the air, it will frost up (when working in A/C). Insulate the large copper line. Look for a Johnstone Supply near you (HVAC parts supplier). They sell to shops & landlords....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat pump size/efficiency, warm afternoon, ac unit
warm afternoon, ac unit, heat load: Used a/c stuff has little market. They are good for garage cooling or a landlord looking for cheap. Run this test. On a warm afternoon with the cooling running for 15 + min. Take an accurate reading of the temperature at & inside the return air grille.Now,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat pump stops cooling, carrier heat pump, startup run
carrier heat pump, startup run, condensing unit: Paul, If something in the condensing unit isn t right or over heating the unit won t run properly and it will shut down. Low refrigerant, faulty condenser motor. or bad compressor, etc. can shut the unit down. You need to pin point what dose and doesn t...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat pump vs AC, furnace life, furnace duct
furnace life, furnace duct, gas furnace: Lindsay, You can add a refrigerated air conditioner cooling coil to your existing furnace/duct plenum. You can replace the furnace at any time with another furnace and still use the refrigerated air conditioner with the new furnace. I m confused about the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat pumpt, oil furnace, heatpump
oil furnace, heatpump, proper heat: Adding a heatpump is a good way to save on oil. Granted heatpumps will on work until the outside temp starts to get to the mid to lower thirty s. The oil will then come on when it needs to defrost or the temp is just too cold outside. I am not sure if it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heating System needs servicing, hot water heat, boiler controls
hot water heat, boiler controls, heat boilers: Paul, I m not sure what type boiler controls you have, but I ve never heard of any company that services hot water heat boilers not wanting to service a hot water heat boiler. I don t know what you mean by boiler gas tubes were dirty and could use a simple...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heatpump does not shut off, condenser fan motor, thermostat
condenser fan motor, thermostat, condenser: Kamal, When your thermostat calls for cooling it closes the contactor switch, and it closes a blower switch, the contactor sends power to the compressor and to the condenser fan, the blower switch sends power to the blower switch. When the thermostat is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heil 5000 AC, gmail, freon
gmail, freon, furnace: You noticed the fan was running, but did not notice if the compressor was running? You might hear it humming. It is hard to say if the problem is refrigerant. Considering the fan is working, then you could have a bad compressor or maybe a bad wiring connection....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heil heat pump, schrader valve, vacuum pump
schrader valve, vacuum pump, hose connection: The service valve on the suction line has a Schrader valve in it. Sometimes the hose connection screwed to it does not depress the valve to open the system. Need to unscrew the Schrader valve with a tool to open the system. Best thing I can imagine was your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heill AC unit not working, amp fuse, gas furnace
amp fuse, gas furnace, 24 volt transformer: Was the burnt wire Alum.??? Probably. It has nothing to do with the problem. You have a electrical problem in the furnace. There is a 24 volt transformer in the furnace. Something failed in the furnace. That is why the 5 amp fuse was out. I suspect it is still...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Home Central Air problem, pressure valve, gmail
pressure valve, gmail, classic case: The cond fan not running due to the bad run cap can cause other probems with the system. If the fan was not running, it is possible the compressor may have shut down on high temp. Compressors also have an internal high pressure valve, that in some cases go...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Home Electrical Load, fuse box, electrical load
fuse box, electrical load, major appliances: Janeth, Count the number of wall outlets(15 amps each), add the fridge, dishwasher, TV and any other major appliance(add to outlet amperage). Then compare your equations to the Service rating at your breaker panel( it is either 100 amp or 200 amp- add the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Honeywell R8184G4009, allexpert, wiring schematics
allexpert, wiring schematics, 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: Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 wiring, oil furnace, reversing valve
oil furnace, reversing valve, stage compressor: Yes, remove the jumper from R & Rc. What I don t know is the use of E for that tstat.It is usual for the reversing valve to be activated on cool, non activated on heat. So if E is the reversing valve E & Aux is OK.Another usually is the temp the first stage...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hot air around the return grill, gmail, hot air
gmail, hot air, insulation: Sight unseen is is hard to say, but I would be looking to see if hot air from the attic is getting in and around the return. You did not state, but if it coming through the wall, it need to be sealed up good. More insulation may need to be place in and around...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hot in south Texas, voltage fuses, step down transformer
voltage fuses, step down transformer, letter designation: There are low voltage fuses in the control circuit. Remove the access panel with the power off. Locate where the two low voltage wires from the control transformer attach to the thermostat terminal board. One wire will be connected to R, which is the power...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Humidistat Control and Air Conditioner, carrier thermostat, digital thermostat
carrier thermostat, digital thermostat, energy effeciency: By running a/c you automatically dehumidify, so running the humidistat down will run the a/c. The humidity for comfort should stay around 50%, so set the humidistat at 50% and leave it. It will cycle the a/c as needed for dehumidification and if it needs more...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Humidistat Control and Air Conditioner, carrier thermostat, digital thermostat
carrier thermostat, digital thermostat, energy effeciency: Micheal, Sounds like you are not using your humidistat anyway, so I would have it disconnected so as to use your thermostat how you want to.The humidistat is designed to work with the thermostat, if the humidity reaches the desired set point, the A/C will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC, allexpert, hvac unit
allexpert, hvac unit, 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: HVAC, happy hunting, project money
happy hunting, project money, condensing unit: Amanda If your condensing unit is the same age as the furnace, I would suggest looking into replacing both. It is very rare that people maintain their split package units so well that only one half of the system needs replacing when they are as old as yours....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC in attic, electric heat tape, furnace installation
electric heat tape, furnace installation, hvac system: Dee: The 90+ furnaces drain moisture, and the condensate trap and/or piping can freeze; the furnace shuts down when that happens, but the real fun comes when all that ice melts and the water comes through the ceiling. Furnace Installation Instructions include...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC blower slowing down to nil?, qualified service, voltage drop
qualified service, voltage drop, fan motor: Lawrence, Sounds like you may be experiencing voltage drop to your unit somewhere.Or your fan motor is getting ready to go out on you, thta would explain it heating up then cooling down and eventually running a little better. Call a qualified service tech....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: That HVAC fan capacitor problem . . ., whole shabang, brown wires
whole shabang, brown wires, sensitive components: Beth, Dutily noted. The polarity, on polarity sensitive components,if not hooked up correctly the first time will cause the unit to run backwards. You will notice this right away. If you are not sure, there are rotation indicators on the motor and/or housing....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC Humidistat, de humidifier, mid seventies
de humidifier, mid seventies, humidity control: Caroline, I m not familiar with your de-humidifier either? You can turn off the humidity control it wont damage anything. I don t know why you even have a de-humidifier ? Refrigerated air conditioning is a dry cooling and it takes the humidity out,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC initial visit, information sticker, mechanical issues
information sticker, mechanical issues, c unit: Twylah, You are so right, the installing contractor should be johnny on the spot . If you can not get them to come out, call the service number that is located on the model/serial placard (information sticker). The manufacturer will guide you to a qualified...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC or Plumbing, crystal air, water heater
crystal air, water heater, hvac: Crystal: Air for combustion and ventilation for fuel-fired appliances is a Code issue, I can help with that. If it s a problem with the igniter or the controls malfunctioning, that s a service and repair issue; I can t help there, you should try plumbing....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC replacement, furnace, good price
furnace, good price: Donna, RUDD is the same as RHEEM, as good as any. I m not sure what your replacing? 2 ton and a 3 ton If your just replacing one side of the house $6810 is a bit pricey. Get a couple of more bids, Get the best price. units are equal for the same components...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC replacement and duct work, upstairs unit, air vent
upstairs unit, air vent, gas furnace: John, Most all duct liner insulation is black in it s natural state. Unless the insulation is ragged or loose it wouldn t be a cost effective project. Bed rooms or any rooms with out a return that have supply air outlets in them and the door is shut will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC security, wrought iron work, fence companies
wrought iron work, fence companies, gmail: I am not aware of any already made. People that need that type of work find a local metal worker to come and fab something around the unit. I would look for fence companies that does wrought iron work or an metal works company. Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC split unit, dirty coils, horizontal furnaces
dirty coils, horizontal furnaces, correct filter: Are you using the green horsehair media ?? Some horizontal furnaces just lay the filter against the coil. OK if it stays there. Wherever the filter should go it must seal dust from the evaporator coil & stay in place.Dirty coils or lack of freon can cause...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC trying to figure it out!, electronic filter, computer section
electronic filter, computer section, fan switch: John; Sounds like a wiring problem somewhere, only other thing would be if the FAN switch is ON . That s more a service and repair issue, I m not too good with that. See askweldin.com for info on ductwork and balancing. It s a work in progress. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC Unit Size, heat load calculation, freon gas
heat load calculation, freon gas, condenser unit: Chris: Can t help with the venturi ring; I wouldn t modify the condensing unit, though. If those Goodman units normally came with a ring and yours is missing, different story. I can t believe 4 tons won t cool 2,300 feet (old 10 SEER Goodman notwithstanding),...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat & air units, mcminnville tennessee, stage compressors
mcminnville tennessee, stage compressors, james kirby: Linda and James: I like Carrier, Trane and York and their relations (Bryant, American Standard, etc.). Is this a replacement or are you building a new home? The contractors seem to be pushing the top of the line equipment options: Variable speed blowers,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, air handler, mechanical code
air handler, mechanical code, electrical panel: I am afraid he is correct about it all. I will start in order as per the statement. 1. As of January 2007 manufacturers were required by law not to produce a unit of less than 13 seer. 2. Units components must be matched. A 13 seer outdoor unit must be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump not cooling, refrigerant charge, blockages
refrigerant charge, blockages, heat pump: Don, Turn your AC off, turn the fan to the on position(if it is a warm day you can even partially open the fan casing a little), and let the unit de-ice. This could take up to a whole day. Make sure your condensate line is clear. When the ice has completely...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump low pressure, liquid line filter drier, pipe clamp
liquid line filter drier, pipe clamp, digital thermometer: Jim, Whenever I do what you have done, I always pull a very deep vacuum(340 microns) and sweep with nitrogen. As far as charging, I use a digital thermometer(hand held) with a pipe clamp attachment to get an accurate superheat reading.Guessing is never a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heil 2.5 ton gas pack filter, gmail, pleated filters
gmail, pleated filters, pack filter: If you have filters in the grilles in the room, then you do not need a filter in the unit. You should only have filters in one place, not two. It is possible there may not even be a filter in the unit itself. Not all units even have a filter rack in them....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: house not cooling, copper lines, unfortantly
copper lines, unfortantly, gmail: Where is the gauge? Is it on the copper lines that go to the unit. If it is, what I believe it is, yellow is not good. Yellow could mean you have moisture in your system. That could be a sign the installer did not do a good job installing the unit. Moisture...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: humidity in basement, cinder blocks, moist climate
cinder blocks, moist climate, dry climate: Manoj: Long time no see. If the carpet s not glued down, remove it and paint the floor (you ll have to talk to the guy at the paint store about what to use - tell him there s no vapor barrier and you re trying to seal the concrete). I d augment the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac drip pan and coil, drip pan, pvc pipe
drip pan, pvc pipe, drain hole: Paul. I m not clear as to what the drain hole in the auxiliary pan is? You can attach a nipple or coupling of some type by soldering it into place or using a nipple,rubber washer seal and a lock nut. There is nothing that s going to stick PVC to sheet metal...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac instalation, flood area, foot ceiling
flood area, foot ceiling, furnace: Marian, Personally, I would put the units in the basement, that is if you are not located in flood area. More importantly, I am not there to see what is the best choice for you. So I recommend you get at least three bids for the job and price compare. Good...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac terms and settings, air temp, terminologies
air temp, terminologies, uint: I am not sure when the unit is running at night, but it will cycle to maintain whatever unoccupied temperature is set, so check to see what this is set at. I typically use 80 for cooling and 60 for heat in the unoccupied mode. Cooling set point is the temperature...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice Maker doesnt work., side by side refrigerator, turkey baster
side by side refrigerator, turkey baster, refrigerator freezer: Since the ice maker did not dump the ice cubes after filling it with water, you need to replace the control module in your ice maker. Part number is 8201515 and your cost is 69.95 + 8.95 shipping. Order from us and I will guide you all the way throough the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Inadequate Cooling After Evaporator Cleanout, return ducts, cleanout
return ducts, cleanout, technican: Hello Brad. It sure makes you wonder what the inspectors look at to give a final inspection approval on an installation doesn t it. Lets start with #4 first. With the insulation attached to the coil, the coil held moisure under it and caused it to begin rusting....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: International Air (reg.trademark of the company), air cond, microwave
air cond, microwave, appliances: No Brandon I have not heard of them, but searching, put in the following: AED International Air This site came up with a company that sells all types of appliances including small a/c units that they call International Air units,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Issues with flexible hvac ductwork in new home being built, hvac ductwork, floor joists
hvac ductwork, floor joists, bluffton sc: 1) Running the ducts higher in the attic vs. lower...I am not sure how much of a difference that will make to be honest. It is going to hot up in the attic. I do not think the difference in height will matter much. The r valve is how much restance there...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: installing decking around an AC condensation pipe, ledger board, pvc pipe
ledger board, pvc pipe, ac unit: Gina, Next time the unit is running for about 20 min check to see if it is draining. Once you make sure its functioning correctly you can add pipe to a point were you can see beyond the deck. As long as the added pipe has fall from where you connected...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: installing mastercool unit to forced air doublewide, flex duct, doublewide
flex duct, doublewide, damper: Jim, 6400 CFM a lot of air. I m not sure what you mean by duct crossover ? I don t know how air would come out of the front of your furnace? If you tap into an 18 supply duct you would get air out of the supply registers and the return air grill/grills...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: internal Fans/Blowers working slow, unit thanks, speed option
unit thanks, speed option, fan speed: Les, Depending on your unit, you should have a fan speed option. It will be at a fan speed plug on or next to the motor, or how the motor is wired up(motor leads). If you look at the side plate/sticker on the motor, you should see a schematic that will tell...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Janitrol a/c is not cooling well., heat pump systems, reversing valve
heat pump systems, reversing valve, heat pumps: David, Heat pumps can be particular. Have your guy, do a subcooling test on the system, if the heat pump is working properly it should have a 10F to 12F subcooling. The pressures should be 70psi suction(roughly 40 to 45 degree coil) and 200psi to 210psi...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore Dryer Problem, kenmore dryer, thermal fuse
kenmore dryer, thermal fuse, heating element: The themal fuse is the little white piece of plastic about 3/8 inches wide by about an 1 1/2 long. Is this the item you are speaking of? I have seen them fail in many different ways. There is another thermal located at the top of the heating element canister,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: kemore coldspot 70182000, compressor check, check voltage
compressor check, check voltage, coldspot: The compressor and fan motor shut down.....are you speaking of the fan motor behind the compressor that cools the compressor? Check voltage going to the compressor after it shuts down. Do you have 110 volts there? If you need further assistance, feel...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Laars Mini-Therm II banging noise, piping system, air trap
piping system, air trap, zone valve: I was certain it was air after the first sentence, but it was confirmed the further I read. There should be air bleeds at the highest point of the piping system as well as at every radiator. You will have to bleed the air out. It may take several attempts...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leaking Evap Coil, 10 seer, lavergne tn
10 seer, lavergne tn, gmail: If the unit inside is 20+ years, likly is not even 10 SEER. Considering the age for one thing, and the lack of a name the other, you are unlikly going to find a coil. It is quite possible the company that made the unit is no longer in business or was bought...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leaky Secondary drain, drip pan, pvc pipe
drip pan, pvc pipe, main drain: Terry: 1. Absolutely not, the unit may be out of level. See manufacturer s Installation Instructions. 2. See 1. 3. Find a good tech. The coil casing should not sweat. You may have low airflow, which can manifest as a cold discharge air temperature...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Lennox 10acc-036-230-02, fan blade, wiring projects
fan blade, wiring projects, honest assessment: Mark, See what your friend can do for you. At the same time, get at least three quotes from contractors for comparison.If you really feel you can do the job, take an honest assessment, gather your tools, get a new motor, and fix it yourself.I will never tell...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Lennox A/C heat pump stopped working, heat pumps, c unit
heat pumps, c unit, contactor: The power inside the cond. unit needs to be checked. There has to be 220v and 24v to the contactor. It could be just a matter of a bad contactor, burn up wiring or even a bad run cap. That is where I would be checking first, and from there I would be able...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Lennox Central Home Air Conditioner No Cool, volt circuit, compressor unit
volt circuit, compressor unit, pressure switch: The breakers are only one of many causes for nor cooling. More are a burned contactor points. Or low on freon & a low pressure switch turned it off.Or a high pressure switch turned it off due to a fan motor failure.Or a burned terminal in a power supply box....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Lennox heat pump (10HPB48-10P), using a multimeter, bad cap
using a multimeter, bad cap, ohm meter: Easy test for capacitors is with an ohm meter set on it s highest reading. With no wires attached, test across the terminals. The meter will rise to near max, the fall back to zero. Sign of a good cap.Ground across the terminals before testing to discharge...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Lennox Roof Top Air Conditioning unit, compressor motor, lennox air conditioner
compressor motor, lennox air conditioner, blower fan: D, The 24 volt thermostat sends power to the contactor,the contactor closes and sends the 220/240 power to the compressor and the condenser fan at the same time, when the thermostat is satasfied the contactor opens and both the compressor and the fan shut...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Line set change on new AC, ac unit, refrigerant
ac unit, refrigerant, tonnage: Joel, The guys are right, save your money for something you really need.The only reasons you would need to change your line set are:1. If your are going up in tonnage, and 2.Extending the length of your line set. I would recommend that your existing line...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: lennox ac, 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: Manuel J, sales flyer, outdoor temperature
sales flyer, outdoor temperature, clover: Hello again! Clover is not in the database; the nearest city appears to be Charlotte, NC. Is that about the same in terms of climate and altitude? There s also Greenville, SC. The values are identical for both: 91 degrees, 32.9 grains of moisture (moisture...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Maytag top load washer won't turn on, top load washer, business card size
top load washer, business card size, lid switch: Maytag manufactures Amana, Magic Chef, along with many others and still have maytag on the 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...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: McQuay Air Conditioning Unit, electric furnaces, gas furnaces
electric furnaces, gas furnaces, mcquay air conditioning: Justin, OK, I still don t get the picture? There are split systems and there are self contained systems, there are gas furnaces, heat pumps, air handlers, electric furnaces, compressors condenser fan s etc. If everything powers on you can assume you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: mold in ac air handler, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, air handler: 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: motor running but no air, fan blades, speed motor
fan blades, speed motor, air handler: It appears the installation is correct. Verify the filter and the indoor coils are not clogged preventing air flow. If these are good, open the access door with the fan running to be sure the fan blades are not spinnning on the shaft and not blowing air. Thanks...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: multi-position air handlers, improper wiring, heating elements
improper wiring, heating elements, poor connections: The heating elements need to be checked to see if they are over-amping. It is also possible there is not enough air traveling over the heating element, which can cause them to overheat and burn up. Normally there is protection in the unit to help prevent...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Nasty Smell, rotten egg, nasty smell
rotten egg, nasty smell, line of questioning: Adam, Check the inside of your unit, the filter, and the ducting. Make sure everything is clean and clear. Also, check the condensate line and make sure it is clear and flowing. Tim T. Follow up: if my answer did not help you, maybe you could have been...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Need help on HVAC usage costs., hvac company, heat load
hvac company, heat load, c unit: I ll get out my slide rule & figure that out ! Wish we had electricity that cheap in Texas. 15.5c/kwh here! The distribution of air(& btu s) in a house can be divided up by the sq. ft. of the room as a percentage of the whole house. Then the SIZE of the ducts...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Need help on HVAC usage costs., hvac company, c unit
hvac company, c unit, own zone: Cash, It has been my experience to let the pros do their job. The amount you are getting quoted sounds about right...keep in mind that it includes labor, material, and start up. If you did it yourself, and were paying yourself, it may be the same if not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Need to replace compressor on Air -Flo/Lennox, airplane company, yr warranty
airplane company, yr warranty, customer service company: Claudia, Well, if the service company can absolutely assure you the indoor coil has no problems then just replace the outside unit. The seer rating means that equipments level of energy efficiency. 13seer is lowest level available on the market (Federal...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Neither AC nor fan will come on, amp fuse, fan switch
amp fuse, fan switch, thanks in advance: Dan, Check for power at the unit, check the 3 amp fuse inside the unit at the board,make sure your breaker is getting power,make sure the panels are on correctly and tightly(there is a fan switch when, not depressed correctly, will keep the unit off). These...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New A/C Unit --Continued from previous question, carrier logo, pvc pipe
carrier logo, pvc pipe, speed blower: Janet: Thanks for remembering me. This is a long, involved question: 1. Check SEER ratings at ari.org to see if you got what you asked for. 2. Check carrier spec sheets, ditto. 3. Ditto, to look for required outdoor unit clearances. 4. Get info from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New Gas Furnace, gas furnace, furnace repair
gas furnace, furnace repair, furnaces: Lowanda, The brand of furnace is your least worry. In my opinion all furnaces are pretty much the same in quality as long as your comparing the same size, efficiency, etc. I would get three or four prices, Try and get some references about the installing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New Heat Pump Selection, bells and whistles, efficiency unit
bells and whistles, efficiency unit, last legs: Deb: If you have some time check askweldin.com, there s a lot of on point info. Assuming it s performed OK, you definitely don t need 4 tons. Will you be OK with 3? 2-1/2? Maybe; it depends on your ductwork, the condition of your home (How are the windows?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New HVAC or Gas Fired Boiler System, radiator system, boiler system
radiator system, boiler system, hvac system: There is no, 1 answer for your question. But rather 50 answers, just depends on the point of view. A good HVAC system will serve you well and probably be cheapest. It is the best/cheapest way to get A/C. When I say a good system, it needs a return air vent...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New System, gas furnaces, weather windows
gas furnaces, weather windows, gas furnace: Brad: Check How Much Cooling Do I Need at askweldin.com for a discussion about why too much cooling is bad. If you re getting bids from contractors saying you need 2-1/2 tons, it s quite possible 2-1/2 tons is too much. Your cooling requirement has...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Noise from evaporation coil drain line, downstairs bathroom, drain line
downstairs bathroom, drain line, p trap: With it connected to the tub you are hearing it there. It should not be connected to the plumbing. You can cut it past the safety switch and run it directly to the outdoors as it should be. The sound is the trap backs up the water until it overcomes the trap,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new ac, air filtration systems, air filtration system
air filtration systems, air filtration system, flex duct: Carrie, American Standard is excellant quality and effiecancy. To reduce noise, purchase a variable speed system. You should also make sure your return opening is sized corrctly for your system. This will also reduce noise. If you decide to move into the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new Central AC problem, cooling coil, central ac
cooling coil, central ac, degree day: Vince, If your air conditioner won t shut off the thermostat isn t the problem, If your air conditioner won t shut off the location of the thermostat isn t the problem. If the air from the continually running air conditioner is coming out cold as it should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new central ac/furnace, coleman evcon, ac condenser
coleman evcon, ac condenser, miller equipment: Mary, As for as the pilot not staying lit, you could have a bad gas regulator. That is not too bad to replace and much cheaper than a whole new furnace or complete system. If the rest of the equipment is good and still functioning then just fix the furnace....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new central ac system, seer unit, yr warranty
seer unit, yr warranty, ac system: You said the larger coil will not help with my upstairs issue and I appreciate your suggesstions on what may. However, do you believe that oversizing the coil will potentially cause problems or just that I may not see much of a benefit from it? over sizing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new system??, r410, r410a
r410, r410a, r22: Stephanie: Service life is 15 years, and they can last a lot longer when properly installed and maintained. $400 is not a lot for a repair these days (it s certainly not a compressor replacement). R410A is it, R22 prices will skyrocket soon. I like...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: non-operational blower, hvac supply, gmail
hvac supply, gmail, contactor: There are several different brands of contactors, and any of the other brands will work. Do not try to find the same one. You need to just make sure you get one rated for the amps of your unit...normally 30 or 40 amps with a 24v coil(most common coil voltage...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Oil Trap for split system, oil trap, gmail
oil trap, gmail, split system: You do not need a trap because the evap coil is higher then the compressor. If you have a heat pump, then you might have to have an oil trap. The height the evap is above the evap can make a difference, and it not needed all the time. The oil will move...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Older Coleman Double Wide Trailer AC, david goff, compressor unit
david goff, compressor unit, double wide trailer: David, At the thermostat with the AC on, then off,remove the yellow wire and see if the fan stops.It sounds like you are getting a voltage leak somewhere.Make sure any and all insulated wires are still insulated and not possibly crossed up somewhere....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Picking the right HVAC contractor, seer unit, hvac contractor
seer unit, hvac contractor, balance problem: John: I always like small companies where the owner works with the tools; I don t like the idea of paying a salesman to sell me something. Let s go back to the beginning: You have an obvious air balance problem, and you re replacing what is otherwise...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Pipe insulation, copper pipes, housekeeping tips
copper pipes, housekeeping tips, pipe insulation: Phil, Yes, insulate the large(suction) line, and make sure it is insulated all the way back to your indoor coil inside the house/garage/basement. as far as maintenance: 1. make sure your filter in the house is changed every three to four months, religiously....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Propbe Furnace, home use, compressor warranty, furnace
compressor warranty, furnace, goodman: Most contractors consider it one of the Low end or contractor grade units. I know they are less expensive, but I personally have never used one and have no opinion as to the quality. I can say I just replaced both of my aging Carrier s with Goodman units...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: payne ac, model numbers, coolant
model numbers, coolant, input and output: bill, I don t have literature on makes and model numbers. Your inside unit will handel up to 3.5 tons, what the coil inside is I don t know? Your outside is 3 tons you can t upgrade the existing unit, you can replace it to match the inside coil whatever...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: portable air conditioners`, portable ac unit, acoustical tile
portable ac unit, acoustical tile, portable air conditioners: It sounds like the thermostat is cycling the unit and it is set at 75 degrees. I am not sure if it needs calibrating, or if it is a fixed thermostat, but even 78 degrees is plenty cool for a server room, you are after equipment comfort which is much higher...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No power to t-stat/ no a/c, digital thermostat, circuit breakers
digital thermostat, circuit breakers, drain pan: Considering the fact you did not tell me the unit was in the attic, I know have a better answer. Most aux drain pans have a float switch in them, it is piped outside or somewhere where it can be seen, or both. The switch is to stop the unit once the aux...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: primary condensate drain, drip pan, slope water
drip pan, slope water, central air conditioner: Mike, The cooling coil in your attic which ever type it is? an A coil or a horizontal coil/ comes with a primary drip pan that is built on or connected under the cooling coil, the drip pan should have two drain connections out the side, the lower one is for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: problem of my heating/air conditioning, control dampers, winter thanks
control dampers, winter thanks, heating and air conditioning: Tim Hanes, Sounds like you have a ducting problem. Either your airflow is not balanced correctly, or your ducting has a restriction, or possibly undersized. If you have access to your duct work, open all the volume control dampers(the handle should point...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: REFRIGERATOR NOT COOLING, 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: Relay location, component section, electrical component
component section, electrical component, air handler: Larry, It is located in the electrical component section of the unit. Tim T. Follow up: if you are knowledgeable about this, why are you asking me? I don t understand. SPECIFICALLY, it is located in the electrical component section of the unit.Please remember,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Repeated TRANE AC Compressor Problems, trane dealer, trane company
trane dealer, trane company, home models: Danna, I have never had this experience so to speak where the compressor keeps going out? I would be looking at the electric power company. I have had brand new compressors go out when the electric power company could not meet the demand with in the required...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacement HVAC, duct leaks, control humidity
duct leaks, control humidity, high humidity: Rob: OK, so the insulation reduced the cooling load to somewhat less than system capacity. Good for you! Don t forget to check for duct leakage in unconditioned spaces, especially for inleakage on the return ductwork; we see a lot of that where joist...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacement Parts For Central Heating System, gas control valve, central heating system
gas control valve, central heating system, 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: Replacing A/C unit with heat pump, sudden temperature changes, oil furnace
sudden temperature changes, oil furnace, hooded sweatshirts: Ray: The heat pump is shut off and the furnace is used exclusively below a certain outdoor temperature; the two don t work together as in a system with resistance backup. This arrangement provides better heating comfort in cold weather. The tradeoff is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacing Centrai Air with a heat pump, oil heat, ball park price
oil heat, ball park price, ball park: Jake, I have no idea what the requirement s are for heating and cooling your house let alone the degree of difficulty in replacing your particular equipment. In my area oil is non existent as a fuel, with heating fuel natural gas is the cheapest, propane...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacing central air R22 or Puron, humid climate, seasonal maintenance
humid climate, seasonal maintenance, r22: I just replaced both of my units and also went with R 22 units. I believe by the time these units need replacing, the best alternative will be well tested. At this time I do not believe any alternate has been tested enough. I would go with the R 22 units....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacing new cooling unit..., copper pipe, 410a
copper pipe, 410a, microns: Himesh, Not unless you are going up in tonnage or extending your line set.Solder your lines, pull a deep vacuum(340 microns or deeper), if you have no leaks,Charge the sytem with 100 PSI of nitrogen, pull a deep vacuum, and repeat this process3 times.Introduce...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacing unit, warm air furnaces, duct leaks
warm air furnaces, duct leaks, manual j calculation: Tom: Service life for AC s is 15 years, 18 years for warm air furnaces. They usually last longer, depending on installation and maintenance. If the AC needs a major repair (compressor or coil), it s time to replace. You can just do the AC now, and replace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Residential AC, propane furnace, suction service
propane furnace, suction service, reversing valve: Thanks for choosing me ,Oscar. I m a little late responding as fast as I like. Got to admit we had our 60th anniversary party over the weekend ! Retired after 35 yrs in the business. Love to help folks like you. Wonder how long the system ran without freon...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Reversible Heat Pump, infinity system, current unit
infinity system, current unit, carrier system: Rob, As far as going with a 3.5 ton vs 4 ton you can buy the software and do a heat loss and heat gain for $49.00 one source is HVACcomputer.com As far as noise from the outdoor unit goes ,they do make compressor covers that help lower the noise level....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Reversing motor direction on fan blower, squirrel cage, jennaire
squirrel cage, jennaire, fan blower: Unless the motors are running the same direction as viewed from the motor side, this unit will blow air down as is, so I am not sure why the desired change. Is it not fitting the duct as designed? With the unit configuration, the P designed unit would turn...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Rheem Criterion 2 cooling problem, blower wheel, fan blower
blower wheel, fan blower, voltage test: Turn on the fan only. No cool. Does it run ?? Test the run capacitor first. OK, bad motor. But next spin the blower wheel manually with no power & see how the bearings are. Test to insure the motor is getting power before condemning. No error codes for the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Rheem heater will not lit, 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: Rheem Split Unit, circuit breakers, split unit
circuit breakers, split unit, electrical knowledge: These things cab act up at any time !! Usually on the weekends in Summer. Does the inside fan run when turned on ?? If so, you have control power & high voltage inside. Check the circuit breakers for the outside unit.Need to check the freon to see if that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Roof-Mount AC mounting requirements, physical parameters, flow application
physical parameters, flow application, down flow: Gregory, I ve installed many rooftop AC s. Never have I had to be concerned about audible vibrations. Normally, the unit is set on wood or concrete blocks and never cause vibration issues. Now this practice is for units that you see normally on the side...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Roper dryer: heat cutting out..., vent tube, exhaust vent
vent tube, exhaust vent, heating element: First thing I always do first before getting too involved is remove the exhaust vent from the rear of the dryer and then run a load of clothing to dry. Did it work better this time? If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: How to reattach new fan capacitor, brown wires, degree temperatures
brown wires, degree temperatures, terminal model: Beth, The four prong arrangement, unless marked otherwise, is for your convenience(to hook up your terminals however they fit best).As for the two brown wires, I have been in your position many times, hooked them back up where I thought they went(longest...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: recharge ac unit, accurate answer, ac unit
accurate answer, ac unit, superheat: Glenn, To give you a somewhat accurate answer, I would need to know the size of the unit, the type of refrigeration, the length and size of your line set, the O.S.A. temp at the exact time of charging, and the capacity of space to be conditioned. I personally...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: refrigerant line sizing, efficiency units, r410a
efficiency units, r410a, pump manufacturer: Jack, If the tonnage and line set distance is the same on your new 410A unit, you theoretically should be fine. It is a misconception that if you switch to a same tonnage 410A unit, you have to change the size of your line set. This misunderstanding stems...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: replacing front panel Maytag washer, maytag washer, appliance parts
maytag washer, appliance parts, home appliance: Insert the clips back into the washer front panel and then lift the front panel so you can snap the top portion of the front panel in the slot prior to lower int he front cover down to install teh front screws. I hope I explained myself understandably........

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: residentail central air loses freon, soap bubbles, electronic detectors
soap bubbles, electronic detectors, condensor: Richard: I d be very surprised at an equipment leak beginning only five years after installation; it happened to me after three years, but that s very unusual. You need another contractor: Any tech worth his pay knows how to check for leaks, and all...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: rooftop vibration, noise vibration, rooftop unit
noise vibration, rooftop unit, rooftop units: Unfortunately with rooftop units this is a common problem. The isolators should be rubber bushings put under the units to help with vibrations. Also depending on the ceiling type, there is an excellent sound proofing insulation that can be installed that will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Sizing AC system, heat load calculation, dead spaces
heat load calculation, dead spaces, ac system: Pete, Measure the area that you want to cool inside wall to inside wall, Don t include closets, voids, dead spaces, basement area, Divide by 400, Your total area should come out around 1200 sq. ft. You would need a 3 ton unit to cool an area with average...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Sizing of AC unit for an addition, tip the scales, hvac contractor
tip the scales, hvac contractor, ac unit: Eric, It is really hard to give you an honest answer without being right there. I would suggest try using your existing unit first. I would make sure your ducting is in good shape and ran correctly,clean the evaporative and condensing coils, clean your blower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Smal leak in a/c coil, copper tubing, conveyer installation
copper tubing, conveyer installation, acetylene: I assume 15% HVAC brazing rod, not standard rod. Sounds like you can do the job. You are right, there is no piece made for that. You have to take a piece of A/C tubing, cut a 3/4 chunk, split it open. Use a round punch, roll the piece on the shaft. Shape...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: sealing AC vents, duct leakage, leakage test
duct leakage, leakage test, core wire: Bob, What I do is this: 1.Tape the core(plastic w/wire)to the sheet metal fitting,2-3 complete wraps. 2.Screw behind core wire in two places so core will not come off if yanked or pulled. 3.pull insulation and outer vapor barrier over everything as much...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: sears front loader washer, appliance parts, home appliance
appliance parts, home appliance, campion: First of all I need a good and verifiable model number to help. In the mean time, remove the lower front panel, if you have one, and then the hose coming from the outer tub to the pump, remove it from the pump. Now try to shake the machine outer tub to allow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: settings for hvac, cool side, differance
cool side, differance, heat pump: Christine, WRONG! A heat pump functions just like any other AC. The only differance is that it also is used as your heat source in the winter season. You can call another tech, but you should be just fine if there is nothing mechanically wrong with the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: shopping around, apples to apples, ac unit
apples to apples, ac unit, current unit: Sorry for the delay. This will be a long response and I had it together yesterday and my computer crashed and it was lost. First, I would not trust the second salesman because you can not mate a 13 seer outdoor unit with a 10 seer indoor unit, it will eventually...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: size of a/c unit capacity, lennox 10acc, c unit
lennox 10acc, c unit, upscale restaurant: Your neighbors unit is a 5 ton, yours is a 4 ton if the numbers are correct. This is still not saying this is the problem. There is a very detailed load calculation that has to be done on any structure to determine the proper system size. It is based on the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: steady stream of water, pvc pipe, michigan winter
pvc pipe, michigan winter, indoor temperature: Eddie: ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: swaping ac units, gas mileage, xp1000
gas mileage, xp1000, ac units: Rob, Its not like buying a different car for better gas mileage. You need to make sure you have the correct unit for the size of your home, and that it matches your A/C coil and furnace. As far as installation, if you have no prior experience, let a professional...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Thermostat troubles, hot weather, line voltage
hot weather, line voltage, peak times: Alex: You ve picked a digital, line voltage fan coil thermostat like you d find in a hotel where they have a central cooling plant. Not good. I think most parts of the country require cooling right now, so I m a little surprised to see you care about...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Thermostat wiring diagram, thermostat wiring diagram, condensing unit
thermostat wiring diagram, condensing unit, split system: George, I don t have manufacture and parts model numbers for looking up equipment etc. If I knew what your AC consisted of such as a, split system, inside air handler outside condensing unit? assuming that s what you have? If you have a heat pump thermostat,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: TRANE HIGH EFFICIENCY OUTDOOR UNIT, condenser fan motor, high efficiency
condenser fan motor, high efficiency, model 1000: Paul, I would suggest replacing the burnt contactors, then checking your service breaker at the panel, it could be weak. Also, are you sure the unit is not over amping? This could be caused by low refrigerant, dirty condensing coils, or a weak condenser...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: TRANE "valve" problems, thermal expansion valve, faulty valve
thermal expansion valve, faulty valve, valve problems: Mark, Yes I am familiar with this. The valve he is referring to is called a Thermal Expansion Valve or TXV. If the charge is not correct (low) the compressor starts to push or allows oil to migrate and stop up the TXV. This is most likely your problem....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane ac unit, seer unit, xl series
seer unit, xl series, ebay: I can not locate a site that offers pricing. If you can call a local Trane contractor, tell them you are interested in a Trane XL 16i system. How much would the indoor and outdoor units cost and you will have the latest pricing in your area. From reading the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane Gas Furn. XE 60, cooling coil, hall closet
cooling coil, hall closet, c unit: Vicki, The guy is conning you about there not being a replacement coil. There isn t a furnace anywhere in the United States of America that there isn t a cooling coil readably available for. It makes you wonder if there really is a leak? It makes you wonder...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane heat pump xl1200, condenser fan motors, motor windings
condenser fan motors, motor windings, condenser unit: Test the run capacitor first. If OK, it s the fan motor.2 speed condenser fan motors went out a long time ago. Don t need but single speed, 1100 rpm. The 2 speed switch was always to blame. Test the motor on just 240 v jumper tho test test the motor before...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane Valve problems, faulty valve, txv
faulty valve, txv, gmail: It is possible that the TXV (thermostatic expansion valve) may have failed. It also possible when the new valve was installed, it was not done correctly, and the TXV failed early or another problem was created. I have never had to replace a TXV a second time...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane XB1000 Split Unit, fuse box, faint hum
fuse box, faint hum, split unit: Heidi, Not knowing what the problem is exactly and not knowing what your mechanical capabilitys are I don t know if you or your people can fix it on your own? However it sounds to me like there is no electric power going to the outside unit from the breaker...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane XL1200 Air conditioning, liquid refrigerant, power switches
liquid refrigerant, power switches, central air conditioning: Amanda, Just make sure the electric breakers are tuned on, make sure the service power switches are turned on. Set your thermostat to cool, the tempurature you want, auto, and your good to go. DON T TURN THE THERMOSTAT UP AND DOWN TO QUICKLY, set it and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane XR12 short cycling?, spacepak air, air handler
spacepak air, air handler, maintenance company: William, You could have a capacitor dying out on you, and possibly the compressor. Make sure they check these out. That compressor should have at least a 5 year warranty on it, so good news there. Capacitors are pretty inexpensive to replace, so again good...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Troubleshooting A Rheem, compressor side, daytime heat
compressor side, daytime heat, rheem: The broken wire could easily have damaged the capacitor. They are not expensive and worth the investment to replace it. Follow the wiring diagram to ensure all capacitor wires are connected correctly. You should not have to remove any capacitor wire for the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Turn Fan on 24/7, pedestal fans, box fans
pedestal fans, box fans, blower motor: Rob, I cant say that it will or not right away, I dont know the status and age of your equipment. It will shorten the life of the blower motor. My suggestions were meant to keep that from happening. You need to use common sense and suggestion on this matter....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: thermostat wiring, rudd furnace, thermostat wiring
rudd furnace, thermostat wiring, furnace blower: william, The 24 volt transformer powers the low voltage control circuit. The power from the transformer goes to the thermostat, the thermostat distributes the power to the different components depending on what mode your thermostat is set to. The R post...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: thermostat wiring fuse blowing, goodman furnace, thermostat wiring
goodman furnace, thermostat wiring, volt circuit: Brian, R on the thermostat is the 24 volt power wire from a 24 volt transformer, For heating and cooling thermostats you should have RH for heating and RC for cooling, the 24 volts only has one source so you have to jump the RH & RC. The common wire from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: trane vs goodman, gmail, trane
gmail, trane, short cuts: In my humble opinion, Trane is a better unit then Goodman. You need to compare the warranties, and consider going with the better one. Granted, I would expect both units to last about the same amount of time. The installer needs to do everything right and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: trane vs goodman, 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: trane xl80, gray paint, duct work
gray paint, duct work, mastic: I totally agree, any air that is escaping the unit is not going into the ducts and decreasing every supply vent in the home to some degree. Every joint is supposed to be taped and a product called mastic applied, which is a coating that looks like gray paint...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Unit size and SEER rating, seer rating, gmail
seer rating, gmail, goodman: To start off with, you will not be able to get a 6 ton unit. Anything over 5 tons is considered commerical, and thus a lot more expensive. It seems that most homes that are your size have more then one unit. Considering I only know the sq. ft. of your home,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: UV lights for ducts, blower wheel, uv lights
blower wheel, uv lights, ductwork: Tony: I don t like the idea, but that s just me. Check the cautions in the manufacturer s Installation Instructions. The filter is required by Code and AC manufacturers Installation Instructions to be at the unit, sounds like it s not. And if Air Quality...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: uneven room cooling, heatpump, air temp
heatpump, air temp, hvac: Robert, If your duct system is installed correctly(straight,with no sharp angle,insulated well) and has volume dampers installed, you should have no problem balancing out your system. Do you have enough return air going back to the unit? To balance your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Venting, flue pipes, vent pipe
flue pipes, vent pipe, gas furnace: Doug, Have someone up on the roof while you are in the basement.Have the person on the roof tap on each vent while you listen for the taps in the basement, kind of like Morse code.Have fun, Tim T. Doug, if you ve got more knowledge on the subject, don...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Water Leaking from Trane, drain line, leak water
drain line, leak water, drain lines: Mike: Two drain lines are required by Code: 1. The primary drain line is connected to the lower coil connection; this is piped per local Code, possibly to grade outdoors. 2. The auxiliary drain line is connected to the upper coil connection; this is piped...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Water in vents, cindy cindy, air registers
cindy cindy, air registers, indoor coil: Cindy, Is your unit cooling to maximum performance as usual? If not, you need to check the indoor coil to see if it is iced up. If there is ice on your coil, turn the AC off, turn the Fan to on , and let the unit de-ice. After all the ice has melted, change...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Weird Smell From Air Conditioner, airfilter, air vents
airfilter, air vents, air conditioner: Not too uncommon to smell something from the vents. Main that that could create a smell is the condensate drain pun under the evaporator coil. But that is usually a moldy smell. But look under the filter at the floor if you have a closet furnace for anything....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: To warm in the house after service done, digital thermometer, reading device
digital thermometer, reading device, c unit: To start off with, I use a temp gun. They are close, but not nearly accurate enough. I would have use that to see, but a good digital thermometer is the best thing to use. If you feel the need to buy one, you can search the web. Some hardware stores carry...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: water in floor vents, floor vents, wet vac
floor vents, wet vac, c unit: That seems like a lot of water for the A/C unit to cause. It is not impossible for the unit to produce that amount of water, but it would take a few days for it to. I am willing to bet you are getting ground water in there. First, I would call out a service...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: weil mclain gas boiler, mclain gas boiler, hot water heater
mclain gas boiler, hot water heater, 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: window air/heat unit will not power up, amp breaker, correct test
amp breaker, correct test, heat unit: Is that 12-2 with ground? Did you check the wiring to be sure it is correct? Test the outlet? Ground to l1 and l2 should be 110 volts. L1 to L2 should be 220 volts. Some time if using breakers, you are running same phase. Let me know if I can help further....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: wiring, condenser fan motor, dought
condenser fan motor, dought, correct direction: Capacitors are NOT directional. Either way. Maybe test the capacitor. There sorta cheap these days.Have you amp tested the motor. If they run .1 amp over rated they will get hot. Voltage OK ?? New motors can have bad windings too. One of these tests should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: wiring new motor to new capacitor, brown wires, ac unit
brown wires, ac unit, white stripe: Edward, Your new motor should have a wiring diagram the will show you all you need to know. It is always a good idea to remember or mark where the old wires were.The Brown/white is the same as white, brown is always brown.The black wire is your T1(load),...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: What's wrong in my new AC system, zonex systems, payne furnace
zonex systems, payne furnace, furnace control: It is a control problem. With out looking at the wiring diagrams There is no way to know what is wrong. One of the components may not be compatable with the rest. Who designed the system? Get him to trouble shoot it. or Ask another firm to trouble shoot it....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: York AC 25-year old unit, ladder diagram, compressor motor
ladder diagram, compressor motor, air handler: Bill: Service life is 15 years; don t put any more money into it. The new unit can probably be smaller, especially if you improve the duct system. Check askweldin.com for background. You ll need to replace outdoor unit and coil/air handler. Let me know...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: York Air Conditioner- Runs 5min. Shuts off, turn back on and OK., control switches, condensing unit
control switches, condensing unit, follow ups: Robert, All I can tell you is that the thermostat turns the outside condensing unit compressor and the outside condensing fan on at the same time it turns on the blower in the inside unit. The inside unit and the out side unit are completely separate when...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: York Air Conditioner- Runs 5min. Shuts off, turn back on and OK., time delay switch, air conditioning condenser
time delay switch, air conditioning condenser, odd problem: Robert, I understand that something is shutting off, I just don t know what is shutting off first, second, etc. time in between. Inside unit, outside unit, fan, blower, compressor? Dose everything inside and outside just die like a complete power failure...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: York Heat pump does not shut off, york heat pump, voltage wires
york heat pump, voltage wires, heatpump: Kamal, I have a York heat pump which does not shut off Are you saying that the heating and cooling strips, coils, fans, blowers, compressor are all on and running even when the thermostat R wire is disconnected? Or is it just an inside blower or outside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: york airconditioner, amp fuse, condensor
amp fuse, condensor, qualified service: Mike, Check your breakers at the breaker panel.If your stat has no l.e.d. read out, you have no power at the furnace(could be a blown 3 amp fuse @ the board).Once you have restored power, your stat should function normally.If not, turn the stat off and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: 24-V / 3 amp fuse, amp fuse, ohm meter
amp fuse, ohm meter, c unit: Right, Ken, you have a dead short in the 24v control circuit. You can fins it. It can be in the thermostat. Carefully separate the wires tangled at the tstat. Then try. It can be a shorted coil at the contactor outside. Disconnect the 2 wires outside & retry.It...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No 24 VAC to Thermostat, aa batteries, air handler
aa batteries, air handler, t1800: A standard t-stat in a standard home, has 24v to it from the air handler. The red wire, in most cases, is the hot wire. You need to look to see if you have an unused wire in the group of wires going to your t-stat. If you do, then that can become your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: All 3 thermostats for 3 ACs read "AC", qualified service, thermostats
qualified service, thermostats, breakers: Mark, I would call out a qualified service tech ASAP. Tim. UPDATE: Wow Mark, I think that is just wonderful you found the problem yourself. Sounds like the the real problem was the time you wasted on the computer instead of resetting your breakers. Just...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC, replacement filter, garden hose
replacement filter, garden hose, maintenance program: Darryl, Somethings you can do yourself at little or no cost.Change the filter inside your unit, or at your return air filter grill, you can get a replacement filter at Home Depot, or your nearest hardware store.The next and most important thing you can do...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC, circuit breakers, ac unit
circuit breakers, ac unit, fuzes: Steve, I don t know what you mean by turning off the switch for the 24VAC ? When a breaker (depending on the make/manufacture) trips it doesn t always go to the off position automatically. To reset the breaker you have to push it off all the way to reset...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC, drain pump, wter
drain pump, wter, humidistat: Sorry about the delay, Fred. A busy weekend. Back to the contactor. Check the points to see if they are burned or pitted.If so, needs replacing. don t know that the humidistat can affect the cooling but it can have, like a condensate drain pump, a cutoff...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC, screw driver, upstairs unit
screw driver, upstairs unit, hi tim: Steve, If that is what is buzzing, yes. To make sure, with an insulated screw driver, depress the contactor and see if the compressor starts. If yes, and the fan does not come on, you may have a bad fan motor as well, but you will find that out when you replace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC, digital thermostat, question sir
digital thermostat, question sir, gmail: Here in the US, it is common to find units that work with 220v and 110v 60hz, as the main power. Then using a transformer, control power is reduced to 24v, which is what the t-stat sees. Now, there are cases where the t-stat will see line voltage. You are...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC, hvac unit, cooling coil
hvac unit, cooling coil, hvac training: Steven, If the unit works fine in the heat of the day I would doubt if it s a low on refrigerant problem? I don t know what your cooling coil is but if it s especially an A coil you may be running the cooling before it s completely defrosted, you can get...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Air Flow and Efficiency, seer air conditioner, inch diameter
seer air conditioner, inch diameter, hvac contractor: A three ton unit should move about 1200 cfm give 400 cfm per ton. On a ductulator that works out to 16 -18 duct depending on what it is made of. The reason for the noise was the velocity of the air was great because of the size of the ducts. Lower the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Blower won't stop before & after New Blower Relay, rheem rudd, volt coil
rheem rudd, volt coil, compressor cycles: The cool fan circuit is different from the heat circuit, that you may know. Also, with the thermostat fan to auto, the thermostat makes the call to turn on the blower. So with a mercury controlled thermostat, if the mercury is rolling back & forth, so will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC CONTACTOR, electric furnace, furnace heat
electric furnace, furnace heat, gas furnace: Lee, AC UNIT covers a multitude of heating and cooling equipment, you aren t saying what you have just that Rheem made it? If you have a split system the 24 volts comes from the inside unit, air handler, gas furnace, electric furnace, heat pump or whatever...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Compressor issue, lennox dealer, compressor unit
lennox dealer, compressor unit, issue question: James: My bio says I don t know anything about service and repair. You probably asked me because the guys that do service and repair were maxed out, and you read my bio and took a chance hoping I could help; I get a lot of that (hard to imagine there are...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Condensor Motor or NEW AC needed?, johnstone supply, ac condensor
johnstone supply, ac condensor, air conditioning units: Cathy, I still would call Johnstone for a referral, they will tell you true, they have a nation wide company with reputation to protect. Any heating cooling contractor can buy Goodman, any contractor can get on an advertisement list if they pay. Goodman...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Coolant Leak, coolant leak, vacuum industry
coolant leak, vacuum industry, copper lines: Rose, I had a very similar call today. The client had an upstairs unit that was not cooling. When I turned the unit on and put my gauges on, my high side gauge read 40PSI and my low side gauge read 0PSI. The unit had lost all its refrigerant...that should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC design Criteria, southern delaware, 23 degrees
southern delaware, 23 degrees, setpoint: Tom: Outdoor design in SC ranges from 90 (Myrtle Beach) to 94 (Columbia & Florence). The temperature may float a degree or two above the setpoint when outdoor temp exceeds design; this should not be objectionable because the compressor runs continuously...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC drip pan filling shutting off AC unit, drip pan, little giant pump
drip pan, little giant pump, ac unit: Mickie, You need to start over. Is the problem the drip pan or is it the coil freezing? Dose the AC work with the exception that your pan doesn t drain? Or is the problem a frozen coil plus a pan that doesn t drain. With a frozen coil the inside air doesn...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC drip pan and rusty water, rust fungus, drip pan
rust fungus, drip pan, lower drain: Jorge, None of what you say is the way it should be. Your saying I have an AC unit in my apartment but no description of the type of unit or where the AC unit is installed in your apartment? This is the way it should be. Your AC unit has a cooling...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC and Furnace replacement, furnace blower, furnace replacement
furnace blower, furnace replacement, old furnace: Chamesou, The way it works is you need 400 CFM of air movement coming out of your furnace blower for every ton of cooling. If you have a 3 ton air conditioner you need a 1200 CFM blower. I don t know what size your furnace is? Read the rating plate on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC fan doesn't always shut off, ac unit, thermostat
ac unit, thermostat, stat: I would suspect the fan relay more, but one way to verify, when the fan does not cut off, remove the front of the thermostat leaving the sub base intact with the wiring, if the fan cuts off as soon as the front is removed, it is the stat. If it keeps running,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC/H design, heat strip, ac units
heat strip, ac units, wall units: Duane: That s only 320SF. You probably have enough cooling now, if it s a central system; the key is in improving your present duct system to release unused heating and cooling capacity. See askweldin.com. We don t size AC by floor space, so I can t...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Mold/mildew smell from ductwork, mold mildew, air plenum
mold mildew, air plenum, black dirt: Vacuum out the dust & dirt all you can from the supply air plenum. Then vacuum around the evaporator coil & blower wheel & the furnace case. Pour some Clorox in the drain pan for the coil. If you really want to work, remove the supply air grilles & vacuum...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC NOISE, 4wheeler, gmail
4wheeler, gmail, drain pipe: The noise could be a sign of problems, but not all of the time. I would have the unit checked if you concerned about it. If the noise only happens when it first starts, it may not be a big deal. If it continues as the unit runs, then that could be a problem....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Quit, furnace service, pilot light
furnace service, pilot light, tight connections: Mizzie, Sounds like your not getting any low voltage/24 volt electric power to the control system? Check the furnace breaker, check the furnace service switch, check all the low voltage wires for tight connections or loose or broken wires from the thermostat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Replace or fix, gas furnace, hp ac
gas furnace, hp ac, heatpump: Tamara, I don t know what the price for utility s is where you live? Where I live we heat four time cheaper with gas then with electricity, heating with a heat pump when the temperature is mild is heating with electricity, you should check with your utility...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Short cycle, heatpump, gmail
heatpump, gmail, fan motors: You could have a bad t-stat, or weak batteries in the t-stat (if is uses batteries). You can elimate the problem with the t-stat. Turn off the power, and remove the t-stat. Mark which wires go where, then take the wires that go to R G and Y and twist them...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC size, cooling, and attic fan, attic insulation, attic ventilation
attic insulation, attic ventilation, old timers: The attic insulation does not help the ducts. Most of them are above the insulation. This takes a lot of the cooling capacity to cool the attic. Insulate every inch of the ducts & air handler. Use R-42 as your goal. That will help a lot. Then put in adequate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Unit Running All The Time Data Captured..., allexpert, cathedral ceilings
allexpert, cathedral ceilings, 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: AC venting, condenser coils, lunch room
condenser coils, lunch room, combustion products: Gary: I assume you re saying the AC s use the Shop and Lunch Room as a source for condenser air (in the cooling mode, the heat taken from the areas supplied by the AC s is rejected into the Shop and Lunch Room). Vent is usually something that conveys...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC (window unit), likly, gmail
likly, gmail, fan motor: I do not work with too many window shakers, I just change them out when needed. The unit likly only has one fan motor with two shafts. It spins both the inside and outside fan. You cond. coil is not transferring heat very well. With the fan in high, it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC not working, goodman condensing unit, gmail
goodman condensing unit, gmail, process of elimination: Since the fan was working, and the fuse blew again once it called for cool, my first thought is the compressor contactor coil is bad. If the coil is bad, then the whole contactor will need to be replaced. If it is not the coil, then you will have to locate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC not working, motor bearings, fan blade
motor bearings, fan blade, yr warranty: Hi Kelly from hot Texas. 2 105 days ahead. That was very nicely worded question. Thank you. These things can break at any moment. Even at start up ! Hope that husband can deal with electricity. Need to turn off the power & inspect the electrical panel. A...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ACU, c unit, duct work
c unit, duct work, old model: It is not the size of the unit that will cool the up-stairs. It is the duct work design. Think about it for a minute. Hot air rises. That means all the hot air from both stories will rise to the Upstairs . Now, how do you get it back and cool it????? There...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Age of my York central air 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 CONDITONER WALL VENT, air vent, air conditoner
air vent, air conditoner: Carolyn: So do you have a wall register , or a grille ? The former has dampers behind the face, the latter doesn t. If it s a register, just close the dampers; if it s the latter, use the towel. You might want to tell her first, as you could adversely...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air blowing from the return, damper system, counterweight
damper system, counterweight, c unit: James: Thanks for the follow up! You do have a zone damper system. Look for the Bypass Damper , it may be stuck open. Go to askweldin.com and click on Here s Your Sign to see what the exposed parts of one look like (damper arm and counterweight); it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioning, story apartment, apartment building
story apartment, apartment building, air conditioner: Mike, I don t know what type of air conditioner you have? I don t know when you say little to almost no cold air coming out if you mean little air little cold or little cold and little air? I think if you rented an air conditioned apartment that it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditoning not working, condenser fan motor, copper pipes
condenser fan motor, copper pipes, condensing unit: steve, If the compressor and the condenser fan both start and stop at the same time it s because the electric power is interrupted. You need to use an electric tester to determine where the power get s interrupted at what point. The power from the breaker...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air conditioner, amp fuse, circuit brakers
amp fuse, circuit brakers, c unit: That outage is hard on compressor s. Refrigerator compressors too. If it is running when that happens there s no time for the freon pressures to equalize. And the comp will not start until they do, but it tries. Won t start so it gets hot trying to. An inside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air conditioner and water heater, furnace flue, flue pipes
furnace flue, flue pipes, hot water heater: OOnly other thing I can think of is the heat exchanger in the furnace has a big hole in it. When the a/c fan comes on the air escapes thru the hole & enters the gas furnace flue pipe. So there would be a connection between the 2 flue pipes somewhere & the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air conditioning, electricity, air conditioning
electricity, air conditioning, churches: Patrica: I can remember when a lot of the churches weren t air conditioned. People had (gee, don t remember what they were called - may have been fans ) things you held in your hand and waved back and fourth to create some air movement. Try one of those...no...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air distribution problem, air boosters, floor vents
air boosters, floor vents, gmail: There is no quick and easy way to deal with this issue...you should take the following steps. a. Have a manuel J done to determine if the unit you have is sized correctly b. Have the duct work checked to be sure it is sized to handle the the airflow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Flow, air plenum, swamp cooler
air plenum, swamp cooler, static air: If there is a supply air plenum with other ducts of various sizes connected to it & you add a duct the total amount of air will redistribute the air according to the duct size on the plenum. So in your case the duct should be as straight as possible & connected...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air flow dypass around closed damper, damper system, air registers
damper system, air registers, c unit: Yinshan: There are two important safety devices required in a zone damper system: The Bypass Damper and the Discharge Sensor ; they protect the compressor (and heat exchanger if you have a furnace) from failure due to low airflow through the equipment...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Handler Water Leak, hot water baseboard heating, cooling coil
hot water baseboard heating, cooling coil, floor drain: Mike, The lowest connection, the one with the white PVC running to the floor drain is your primary drain line. The other drain which ia a bit higher is an overflow drain used in some diffrent type of installations, in your installation it is capped and not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Return, flex duct, seer
flex duct, seer, bias: Leigh, On a 4 ton unit you should have at least an 18 round flex duct, or two 10 round flex ducts (different locations, depends on your application). As for the return air register, I would suggest one 14x30 filter grill, or two 20x20 filter grills...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Vent Temperature Difference, air vent, cold rooms
air vent, cold rooms, ac unit: He is guessing. God, I love inspectors, they keep money coming in to HVAC outfits. Now that I ve had a chuckle. Here is what happens, The air leaves the furnace/air handler at the same temp. Closest to the furnace the air is the coolest. The further air travels...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air vent direction, air vent, ceiling vents
air vent, ceiling vents, walls and windows: Paula, They were installed properly. The reason they are vented towards the windows and exterior walls is because that is the most efficient way to cool the area. Cooling the sun exposed surfaces first will helps evenly cool the room. You can turn the vent...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac, sears kenmore, kenmore model
sears kenmore, kenmore model, vent area: The pan sits under the coil. The coil drips moisture into the pan. The pan collects it & puts it into the drain pipe. I suspect a cracked pan. It has to be replaced. It is a hard job. Hang around & make sure it is done right. You don t have to say a word....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac not blowing but compressor runs, speed wire, volt meter
speed wire, volt meter, fan control: Women are sure a target, Janet.I hate that.Fan control on auto comes from the thermostat. Do you have a digital stat ?? They are known to not turn on the fan when the cooling comes on. A new stat is needed if that is the case. Now, the fan should be running...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac return makes humming noise, ac filters, air noise
ac filters, air noise, best bet: Tookie, I don t know what an ac gate is? I assume the humming is air noise? Cheap filters are your best bet, they are cheap enough that you can change them every thirty day s and save the price of the filter on your utility bill plus a bit more, not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: adding a zone to hot air heating system, barometric damper, damper system
barometric damper, damper system, necessary controls: Ken, For two zones you need two separate duct systems, two separate supply s,two separate returns, two motorized dampers with the necessary controls,main blower motor change out or controls, or a bypass barometric damper system, maybe a few other retrofit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: age of AC unit, york condenser, condenser unit
york condenser, condenser unit, e mail: Doug, Get model and serial number from data plate, usually the date is in the serial number.For example somewhere in the serial number it may say 0791 which would tell you it was built in July of 1991. So look closely at the serial number. You can also...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: age of AC unit, ac condenser, allexpert
ac condenser, allexpert, 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: air compressor, damper system, freon
damper system, freon, honest person: Leila, Yes, overcharging a compressor will damage it, however, I cant say it damaged yours.Depending on the age of the unit, your compressor may have already been bad.Make sure you have the money you spent put towards the new compressor since his tech mis...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner, appliance parts, home appliance
appliance parts, home appliance, campion: sure....by the time you get tot he end, there is no force of cool air anymore. If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or you can visit our website at http://www.affordableappliance.com Keep in mind we do...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner continues running long hours after reaching set temp, duct leakage, mid 80s
duct leakage, mid 80s, ductwork: Vivian: Poor airflow and/or duct leakage; we ve NEVER seen a residential AC that was too small - have seen a lot of rotten ductwork, though. Check askweldin.com for some thoughts. Fred PS: It could also be low on refrigerant; check the website, and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner fan, fan motor, line voltage
fan motor, line voltage, gmail: The fan needs to be checked to see that it has line voltage to it. It could also be a bad fan motor, bad run cap, bad control device, burned up wires just to name a few. It is going to require the use of a meter to determine what is wrong with the motor....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: two air conditioner home, programmable thermostats, downstairs unit
programmable thermostats, downstairs unit, economic option: It depends on how the home is used. I also have a two story two unit home. I have a sitting room with a tv and computer upstairs as well as the master bedroom. I have programmable thermostats and only have the upstairs on late in the evening and at night....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner installation, pain in the butt, handy man
pain in the butt, handy man, notches: You are right it will fall out. Happens every year. You need to have someone make a wood base that will sit in the window & is shaped to fit all the notches, etc.. That way, you set the base in & fasten with 2 or 3 screws and then there is a flat, level base...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner replacement, seer unit, electrical failure
seer unit, electrical failure, replacement compressor: Shawn: Service life on AC s is 15 years, so there should be a good deal more life left. Grounded out ...are they proposing to do an acid cleanup ? If it was an electrical failure and they don t do a cleanup, the replacement compressor will fail, and soon....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, fan mode, wall unit
fan mode, wall unit, vent: John, When set to FAN the blower runs continually just re-circulating the inside air only. Central air has no mode setting for bringing in outside air. Some through the wall/window units have a VENT mode setting that allows outside air to mix with inside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, unit thanks, condensors
unit thanks, condensors, air handlers: Hot air is subject to interpretation. If the air seems to actually be heated air, there could be a wiring problem if this is a heat pump and the unit is actually heating. If the air is just not cool air, the outdoor unit may not be charged or running correctly....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning filters for central air, air sponge, pleated filters
air sponge, pleated filters, follow ups: Maria: You ll have to send a follow up: 1. What size(s) and quantities filter(s) are installed? 2. What s the make and model number of your outside unit? You could use 1 pleated filters, but I want to be sure they won t restrict your flow. You may...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning when you have hot water heat, hot water heat, ductless mini splits
hot water heat, ductless mini splits, domestic hot water: Maureen: Congratulations! You have the best heating known to man (no air movement). You re not using the heating boiler to make domestic hot water in the summer, are you? That s terribly inefficient. You can put in a ducted system arranged for cooling...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air filter, filter rack, air filter
filter rack, air filter, air intake: Allison: York requires the filter to be in the furnace at the air inlet (return) connection. It could either be in the unit, or in an accessory filter rack attached to the outside of the unit. Send me the furnace model number, I ll tell you what size....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Does this air temp sound right to you?, hail damage, hot days
hail damage, hot days, air conditioner: Matt, Your air conditioner can only do so much, If your just cooling a closet with little or no exposure it should get pretty cold in there, If your trying to cool an auditorium you wouldn t make a dent in the temperature. Your air conditioner is somewhere...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioning, laser thermometer, foot ceilings
laser thermometer, foot ceilings, subcooling: Derek, If it s a 24 x 24 filter return air grill it gets about 275 inches of free air if the filter is clean and the duct is equal to 275 square inches all the way to and into the unit. It sounds like you have enough cooling but maybe a problem with moving...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: out of area of expertise, intolerable situation, red letters
intolerable situation, red letters, website thanks: Melani: Thanks for writing back! When I access the page, my bio shows (read it), stating my frustration that people ask me questions I can t answer, often denying access to those people whose questions I can answer. In any event, I m out of here...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: attic a/c unit humming noise, roof rafters, blower wheel
roof rafters, blower wheel, attic floor: Look to see if the installer place any rubber padding under the unit where it touches the blocks. Noise could also be caused by the refer lines resting up against something in the attic. Determine if the noise is air or not. Set the cool to off and set...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad Compressor or other problem?, fan blows air, condensing unit
fan blows air, condensing unit, compresso: Christina, When the thermostat calls for cooling the inside blower, the outside condenser fan and the compressor outside all start at the same time. It s easy to tell when the inside blower and the outside condenser fan start, it s difficult to tell if the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor problem, blower motor, motor speed
blower motor, motor speed, capacitor: There really is not a way to test the motor, it will either work or not, but you can replace the capacitor to see if this is the problem. Even if the capacitor does not correct the motor speed, you always install a new capacitor with a new motor and you will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Broken compressor, compressor motor, internal switch
compressor motor, internal switch, repair man: Usually don t answer questions about friidges, but yours is easy.When the coils are pretty clogged & air will not circulate to change the freon from gas to a liquid, it can overheat the compressor & cause the winding insulation to disapear, that can cause...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: BTU Hourly Usage for a Burnham Seies 2 Boiler, gas meter, cfh
gas meter, cfh, physical dimensions: Martin: You haven t asked a question, but I m assuming you want the boiler input. Try looking at the boiler nameplate. If the nameplate s missing, you ll have to call Burnham customer service and give them the physical dimensions; they might be able to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: bad contactor, how to use a multimeter, george brazil
how to use a multimeter, george brazil, high efficiency air conditioner: You are looking for voltage. Even though it may appear to be off, it is standard practice to check with a meter for voltage. The cap will look like a battery of sort with some terms. sticking out the top where the wires connect. A screwdriver from the terms....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: banging hammer noise, home warranty company, level speed
home warranty company, level speed, tempatures: Somthing does not sound right, The noise could be a sign the compressor is flooding back, or losing oil. I would try to get another contractor out to look at the unit. A brand new compressor should run nice and smooth. Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: boiler setting, hot water heater, adjustment knobs
hot water heater, adjustment knobs, gas hot water heater: Bob: So, you re using a space heating boiler for domestic hot water. That s the most inefficient way to heat water known to man. There should be a grey box on the front of your boiler, called an Aquastat . There are two adjustment knobs inside. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C, trane dealer, high efficiency
trane dealer, high efficiency, spec sheets: Terry: It s AC. I have an old Trane disk, but I upgraded my Acrobat Reader recently and now Trane and Acrobat aren t speaking (when I click on a title, get an error message - can t access spec sheets, etc.). I tried Trane.com and ari.org, no luck on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: C/A, ductwork design, attic area
ductwork design, attic area, nd floor: Iori: You have ductwork design and/or installation issues, it ll take some time to develop a solution, and you ll have to give me a lot more info (and probably some images of the installation, too). I d have to charge for the time to do so. If you re...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C, furnace blower motor, split system ac
furnace blower motor, split system ac, swamp cooler: Jim, Not knowing anything about what size AC your using or what the Particular description of your house is it s a bit difficult of a question to answer. A split system AC and a furnace are two different pieces of equipment that utilize the same blower and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C Capacitor, capacitor, capacitance
capacitor, capacitance, price 1: WOW, $139 for a service call !!! $75 would be better.There is a 10% allowance from the capacitance so 45 was OK.I don;t think the capacitor was the cause. You re best fix is to find another service company that is more reasonable. After all a compressor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No A/C coming from one vent, combustion products, temperature problem
combustion products, temperature problem, temperature change: Autumn: Vents convey combustion products or plumbing odors to the outdoors. You have outlets (air comes out) or returns (air goes back); your outlets may be registers or diffusers . So you have two outlets, one of which has nothing coming out...or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C will not cool house below 82f, home warranty of america, power vent
home warranty of america, power vent, leak check: Anytime the large pipe is exposed to air it will frost up. This happens when the unit is working. It may be getting low on freon and not cooling enough. I can t tell from what info you gave me. Go inside & grab the large pipe where it enters the coil (at...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C not cooling house, dirty filters, gmail
dirty filters, gmail, fan motor: If the outside unit is running, and there is little air from the vents, then it could be a bad fan motor. The coil could also be frozen up as well. A frozen coil can be caused by dirty filters, dirty coil, low on refrigerant faulty fan motor to name a few...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C eating energy after capacitor change, type of capacitor, energy consumption
type of capacitor, energy consumption, energy survey: The run cap actually helps the motor run more efficient, and will not cause your a/c bill to increase. You need to look at your KW usage, and not the price. Power companies have been raising rates with the price of oil. Some power companies offer an energy...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C efficiency - when replace?, loose efficiency, compressor unit
loose efficiency, compressor unit, electrical damage: Hello John, Compressors draw higher than normal amperage normally due to internal mechanical or electrical damage. That compressor should not draw more than 15 amps. A weak or failed run capacitor could also cause high running amps. Sorry can t help with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C needs replacing - replace furnace too?, amana furnace, furnace service
amana furnace, furnace service, gas furnace: Paula:No, furnace service life is 18 years; there should be a lot of life left. AND when it s time to replace the furnace you won t have to replace the AC too (what was that comment all about?). I suppose a heat pump s OK, you ll use the gas furnace below...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C Problem, condensing unit, thermal overload
condensing unit, thermal overload, freon: Scott, Are you calling your condensing unit your compressor? If your compressor is shutting off what about your condensing unit fan? If the condensing unit fan is shutting off it may be a faulty motor that is over heating and shutting off on thermal overload,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C Problem, stat temp, few degrees
stat temp, few degrees, thanks in advance: Scott, If it runs up to 30 min. s, it is cycling normally. If it runs shorter cycles after the initial start time, it is maintaining temp.Change your filter, rinse the condensing coils out side, open all your registers inside the house and make sure none...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C Unit, c unit, man mike
c unit, man mike, repair man: Mike, The outside unit is on a separate breaker from the inside unit. The outside unit is a 220/240 volt double breaker. Breakers when they trip/go off don t always flip to the off position, you need to push the outside breaker all the way off to reset...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C unit leaking around furnace, high efficient furnace, drip pan
high efficient furnace, drip pan, drain tube: Jody, Your cooling coil has a built on drip pan under the coil that catches the water that condensates, the drip pan is shallow 2 deep or less, there are two 3/4 drain connections on the side of the drip pan, the lower one is the primary drain connection,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C units hit by sprinklers, salty environment, c unit
salty environment, c unit, sprinklers: Laura, The units are made for getting wet, However I think they need to dry out once in a while? Running the unit blows a lot of air through the inside which should dry things up occasionally. I don t know what your particulars are. If you live in salty...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Carrier A/C central air unit clicks but won't start, energy efficiency ratio, life span
energy efficiency ratio, life span, c central: Martin, I think it is time for you to look at buying a new system. Typically an A/C life span is 15 to 20 years. Im sure you would want to get another 6 years service out of your existing unit but, think about all the money you would spend keeping it alive...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Carrier A/C water drainage issue?, digital thermostat, water drainage
digital thermostat, water drainage, drain pan: Just because the drain outside is dripping, does not mean you do not have a blockage. I suggest you clean out the drain line, and pour some bleach down the drain if you can. It is possible the drain pan inside the unit has cracked or rusted though. It is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Carrier Heat Pump, carrier heat pump, voltage wires
carrier heat pump, voltage wires, service switch: April, I think what your describing, gray box etc. is an electric disconnect service switch used for disconnecting the power to the unit when it s being serviced. The gray box contents are an add on by the person that installed the electric power to the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CENTRAL AIRCONDITIONING, central airconditioning, central air conditioning
central airconditioning, central air conditioning, wall unit: Richard, Baseboard heating is when the heating is at the baseboard! It could be a lot of things? You can install a separate air conditioning system with out disturbing whatever it is the house has for heat. If it s a one room house with no basement and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cen Air vs. Heat Pump in the South, moderate winters, heat pumps
moderate winters, heat pumps, south ms: Debbie, There are no wrong type of units, it depends on what type of heat you are comfortable with. Typically, electric heat tends to be dry. heat pumps dont always put out enough heat for the amount of money you spend for electricity. The perfect combination...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air, central air conditioning, condensing unit
central air conditioning, condensing unit, refrigerant: Pat, Sounds like you are low on refrigerant or have a faulty TXV valve. Turn the cooling off and run the system in fan(ON, not AUTO) to let the ice that has built up on your coil melt.Call a service tech out as soon as you can. While you are waiting, change...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air, hvac contractor, cathedral ceilings
hvac contractor, cathedral ceilings, air flow: In theory yes, but it depends on how well your system is constructed. Closing one or more return vents on the first floor may reduce needed return air to your system and in the heating season this can cause the heat exchanger to overheat and eventually crack....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air conditioner compressor, dirty coils, air conditioner compressor
dirty coils, air conditioner compressor, central air conditioner: Either the internal relief is bad or the unit is running a really high head pressure. A set of gauges will be needed to check the pressures to determine the cause. High head can be due to dirty coils and fan motors that quit and restart again. Craig ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air Freezing, dampners, zone system
dampners, zone system, ductwork: David: Go to askweldin.com, look at the bad installations shown there, and see if you have any of those conditions. Do make sure your bypass damper (there s one shown under here s your sign ) is working properly. If your ductwork is truly OK, this question...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central air, initial charge, used unit, air registers, vaccume
air registers, vaccume, peroid: Before I answer, what kind of solder did you use? 2nd, I don t think much of Carrier. But lets move on. Yes!!!!! the system needs to be drawn down to a vaccum. (peroid) If all he did was to add freon, it is a waste. The unit, coil & lineset needs to be droped...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central air trips braker, air conditioner condenser, circuit breaker trips
air conditioner condenser, circuit breaker trips, amp breaker: Howard, The air conditioner condenser section should be on a separate circuit breaker by itself. Where the power goes into the unit it should have a rating plate that says use ?? amp breaker. The dryer should not be on the same circuit but on it s own separate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central air units, roof rats, hvac units
roof rats, hvac units, pvc pipe: The open one is a secondary drain line, needed when the primary drain plugs up. Someone was lazy.If that other pan is below & outside the case, that one is the emergency drain that drains outside the house over a window or door. All 3 are nice to have for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central air works but does not get cool in house., compresser, thermostats
compresser, thermostats, ductwork: Glenna: There are probably duct restrictions, and too little airflow. Measure the temperature at the return grilles (where the air from the home goes back to the AC), and send me a follow up; include outlet temperatures taken at about the same time. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central HEating/ AC, indoor coil, central ac
indoor coil, central ac, ac system: It may be that the unit was iced up preventing any air flow. Have the system switch turned off so it will not call for any cooling, at the same time, switch the fan switch from automatic to on. This will keep the fan motor blowing and help deice the coil....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changed filter now A/C won't work, trane furnace, safety switch
trane furnace, safety switch, air filter: Emily, The little red blinking light should be blinking a code and there should be a legend stuck on the furnace telling you what the number of blinks mean? If you removed the blower compartment door/cover to change the filter you may have not gotten it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Residential II Air Conditioning, heat unit, filter unit
heat unit, filter unit, air blowing: Victor, All units have a place in the blower compartment for a filter. An installer may change the location of the filter for easy access? You need to look in the blower compartment or around the duct connecting to the blower compartment, it might be in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comfortmaker Furance & A/C Problem, furnace repair, honeywell rth7500d
furnace repair, honeywell rth7500d, comfortmaker: Chris, I don t know what your heat is gas, heat pump or electric? You need a heating and cooling thermostat. All the thermostat dose is connect the R and Y just like you did except your thermostat is un connecting for some reason. Check the thermostats...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation overload, furnace plenum, goodman gas furnace
furnace plenum, goodman gas furnace, pvc drain pipe: Melissa, The silver top part is the furnace plenum/duct, inside the plenum right on top of the furnace sits the cooling coil which has a condensate drip pan built on to the bottom of the cooling coil, the drip pan is only about 1-2 inches deep, the small...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser running backwards, condenser unit, condenser
condenser unit, condenser, air flow: Occasionally the wind will have the motor spinning in reverse and when it powers, it will continue, but this should not happen on normal startup. If it continues, it needs to be corrected as it can damage the compressor by not removing enough heat. A technician...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor coil, condenser unit, air velocity
condenser unit, air velocity, cooling coil: Andrew, I don t know what the problem is? This is what I do know! The air flow in your house has nothing to do with the condenser unit, the condenser coil other then the temperature of the air flow, The supply air/ air velocity coming out depends on the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condesation dripping from register box, drip water, house painting
drip water, house painting, surface temperatures: James: Sounds like the surface temperatures of the registers, boxes or attached ducts are below dewpoint of the air surrounding them. All concealed surfaces must be insulated and sealed to prevent contact with surrounding air. My bet would be a holiday...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No Cool Air, dual systems, professional technician
dual systems, professional technician, drain line: Audra, If your low on freon you need to have it added by a professional technician. A clean filter helps the air flow and keeps the coil from freezing. Feel the larger line that comes from the outside unit to the inside unit under the insulation, it should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracked drain pan inside leaking Goodman Heatpump unit in crawl space, goodman heatpump, drip pan
goodman heatpump, drip pan, drip pans: I guess just about anything can develop a crack under crack causing conditions such as dropping something that shouldn t be dropped. Your statement, The condensor looked pretty rusty when I peered inside the unit and the guy told me that it d probably start...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Crankcase, crankcase heater, gmail
crankcase heater, gmail, heatpump: I find it bad on the mech s part to have told you that the compressor is bad, then tell you the crankcase heater is bad. I might call and talk to the service manager about this. Not all units have crankcase heaters in them. If you have a heatpump or plan...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c is blowing warm air., electric furnace, c tune
electric furnace, c tune, precision tune: Anything can happen anytime to this stuff, Anthony ! Warm air indicates the compressor is not running & I can t name how many things can cause a compressor to stop ! Wonder what does a precision a/c checkup include ?? As long as it s cooling OK, you have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/c condensing unit giving inconsistant readings., suction pipe, unit thanks
suction pipe, unit thanks, condensing unit: This is only part of the info needed. High side also. What do you mean the pressure changes (from 60 to 85)?/ How long does it take? Is it an instant change? How hot is it outside? How old is the unit? Give me the model #, SEER and ser #. How cold is the suction...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/c fuss, fiberglass duct, reputable contractor
fiberglass duct, reputable contractor, carcinogen: D. Do you have a fiberglass duct system? Could be fibers from the ducts. If the ducts are fiberglass, call a reputable contractor to check that ASAP: California and one or two other states say fiberglass is a carcinogen; don t run the system any more than...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c window unit, drain holes, t drain
drain holes, t drain, drain line: Sheron, I don t know what the slime thing is? I have no idea what your drain set up is? I have no idea what your unit is or where in the house it is, basically I have no information? If your drain line and drain pan is installed properly you should have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not working, refrigeration supply, coil cleaners
refrigeration supply, coil cleaners, fan motor: Any a/c or refrigeration supply will have good coil cleaners with detailed instructions, but it may be too late on this unit. If it is making a sound trying to come on, it sounds like the compressor is locked up. It would be worth a service call rather than...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: How to calculate capacity, outlet temperature, inlet outlet
outlet temperature, inlet outlet, condenser: Sam, You lost me? Are you asking how to calculate the amount of cooling BTU s it takes to cool an area? If so you need to know the size of the area? What is separating the area from the area it s next to? What the temperature is of the other side of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central ac, central ac, makes and models
central ac, makes and models, trane: Johny, There are hundreds of makes and models heating and cooling units, I don t keep a library for researching makes, models, control locations, etc. There should be a wiring diagram on your unit some place? most likely inside on the blower compartment...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central air and heating, written warranties, residential heating
written warranties, residential heating, amana: Deb, The way to decipher different brands is by the name tag stuck on them. The color of paint may be different also. Other then that residential heating and cooling equipment is pretty much the same. You can find the same components in most any brand...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: How do I choose the best equipment and contractor for HVAC replacement and addition., seer ratings, gas furnace
seer ratings, gas furnace, cathedral ceilings: Pat: Check askweldin.com for some thoughts. 3-1/2 tons = 42,000 BTU/hour; that sounds like too much cooling for most climates, as does 4 tons (48,000). I like Carrier, Trane, York and their siblings. You ll see comments on SEER at the website. It s not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: circuit board, rheem ruud, furnace control
rheem ruud, furnace control, risk of failure: I know from doing circuit board repair on computers, that the reley can be replaced. BUT!!! Due to the risk of failure and risk to life, the industry does not fix circuit boards. There is TOO much liability. They do not sell parts for circuit boards. Sorr...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: closing vents in unused rooms in the house, closing rooms to save money
closing rooms to save money: Let me tell you how we figure an A/C job. 1st we find the Heat gain for a house. That tells me the amount of Tons of cooling needed. Then match the Tons of cooling to equipment & duct work. This matching gives me the amount of cubic feet of air flow through...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: cold air not flowing, cold air return, initial readings
cold air return, initial readings, time tim: John, Make sure that your evaporative coil is clean and clear, your condensate drain is clear, your ducting is hooked up correctly to all of your fittings, your volume dampers are open, the insulation on your ducting is not coming off, the insulation on all...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: cold air return sizing, cold air return, hydro air
cold air return, hydro air, gmail: You really can not have too big of a return for the most part, but you do not have to go crazy with it either. If you were to measure the inlet of the air handler, the return should be atleast that big in sqft. You can not go by the size of the registers,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: combustion venting for 90+ natural gas furnace 75000-90000btu, high efficiency natural gas furnace, natural gas furnace
high efficiency natural gas furnace, natural gas furnace, open basements: Charles, Your terminology leaves a bit to be desired. Your furnace can get combustion air for the burner to burn from the outside or it can get combustion air from the space it is in as long as the space meets the conditions of supplying the combustion air...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: comfortmaker a/c fan, allexpert, circuit breakers
allexpert, circuit breakers, 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: compare, residential hvac, hvac equipment
residential hvac, hvac equipment, paint color: Bill, I don t know the EverRest , I don t believe it s in my area but I understand that it s Goodman with a different name and just the name and paint color is different? I think all residential HVAC equipment is pretty much the same if you compare the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: condensate drain pan, drip pans, drip pan
drip pans, drip pan, drain pan: Jeff, I don t know what your coil is? Your calling the unit an air handler as opposed to a heat pump or a furnace etc. No body has a library in there home that has literature on a 1978 cooling coil with all those numbers. I don t remember any plastic...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: condenser fan, motor amps, windings
motor amps, windings, condenser: Jack, If it were me, I would have checked the spec. s on the info sheet. Are you sure you have the right size capacitor? Also, check all your electrical from the panel forward to make sure you are not getting something funky.Check your grounds. Tim T...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: condo air conditioning unit placement, annie annie, upstairs neighbor
annie annie, upstairs neighbor, noise abatement: Annie: I m familiar with the Carrier family; their instructions require 24 between adjacent units BUT yours is not the same type, so who really knows? I d say there s a good chance your unit will be adversely effected. Yes, it could increase your energy...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: constantly run ac, heat load, heat of the day
heat load, heat of the day, winter time: Ok, that helps. My guess would be the unit was not installed right and needs to be checked. With the given outside temp and the trailer quite young , the unit should be able to cycle off and on. If the temp were 100 outside, then maybe the unit will stay...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: contol voltage, safety device, volts
safety device, volts, low voltage: The common side of the transformer is grounded to the cabinet. If you put one lead on the cabinet metal and are checking a device such as a pressure control, if it is open, you will read 24 volts on one side but not the other indicating it is open. You can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: House will not cool, carrier heat pump, aluminum siding
carrier heat pump, aluminum siding, turbine vents: Sometime since that time, we had 2 more ducts installed - one in the living room and one in the kitchen. This has not helped. If the main trunk is not big enough, adding the vents will not help. When one man checked the unit and our house, he suggested...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: cost to convert to LP gas, propane furnace, gas furnace
propane furnace, gas furnace, conversion kit: Ed, A conversion kit is around $20-$40 depending on your furnace. If you do it yourself no labor cost, if you have a heating person do it they can charge between $100-$500 maybe more. There are some restrictions where you can have a propane furnace in your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: crack combustion chamber, new furnaces, gas furnaces
new furnaces, gas furnaces, oil furnace: Cracked heat exchanger usually condemns it. But if he sees a crack so can you. That s an easy way to sell new furnaces.Get a flashlight & find it.Another way to tell for gas furnaces, & I presume oil too, is fire it up. Watch the flames on the burners. They...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Day & Night Model 398AAV, c mode, line voltage
c mode, line voltage, volt: Brian, You would need to start by putting system in A/C mode and using a voltage tester check to see if you constant 24 volt at the fan relay COIL ,while calling for A/C.If you lose the 24 volt then your fan relay is OK ( if you have constant 24 volt at...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Different opinions on products..., condenser unit, upstairs unit
condenser unit, upstairs unit, air handler: Larry, There called evaporator coils (Cooling coils). There are A coils and Horizontal coils. Cooling coils are for the most part made out of copper the fins are made out of aluminum, nobody, no manufacture, makes a cooling coil out of any type of material...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Diffusers & Grills, installing ductwork, hvac contractor
installing ductwork, hvac contractor, diffusers: Stanley, I don t know exactly what you have going but you definitely need to have all your grills and diffusers in place before you can begin to balance a system. When you start out with a system and the blower is rated at a certain CFM the rating is for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Diffusers & Grills, installing ductwork, hvac contractor
installing ductwork, hvac contractor, diffusers: You can use something like this to measure the air flow. http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1PKZ4 There all sort of different types of air flow meters, and some can figure out how many CFM you have. I would not guess on what you have, but actually...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Duct work to addition, precise temperature control, volume damper
precise temperature control, volume damper, products of combustion: Atul: Provide 7 flex duct to each; two (02) branch supply ducts required. Put a volume damper in each (you may find starting collars with dampers already installed), so you can reduce the flows (these ducts are probably bigger than you need). Check askweldin.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: droning / humming noise from attic A/C unit, state contractors licensing board, contractors licensing board
state contractors licensing board, contractors licensing board, better business bureau: Reg, Tell that guy you are going to call the Better Business Bureau, th State Contractors Licensing Board, and anyone else if he doesn t come back out and suspend your unit correctly and fix anything else he didn t do right the first time. I cant stand it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ducting size for 2 Ton AC, winter climate, moderate winter
winter climate, moderate winter, carrier performance: Jeff, I don t know what all the particulars are of your air handler? For two ton s you need 800 CFM, An air handler might handle more or less ton s of cooling. Check the wiring diagram and see what your unit is capable of? A register/diffuser is usually...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: going duel heat, natural gas furnace, resistance heating
natural gas furnace, resistance heating, electric resistance: Tim: Well, let s see: A heat pump would use about 1/3 of the energy as electric resistance; so you buy triple the energy at half the price by heating with resistance. You do the math. I really believe you misunderstood them when you formed the belief you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Economizers, economizers, degree air
economizers, degree air, humidistat: It is a factory fitting that attaches to a unit controlled by a humidistat that senses ambient temperature and humidity and will open a vent to allow outside air to enter in the correct conditions instead of using a compressor for cooling. For instance, on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: EPA, certification test, question and answer
certification test, question and answer, thanks in advance: Doug, I have no idea what they do with your social , I don t even know who they are? I think your dad s concern is that there are hundreds of maybe even thousands of people on the Internet intercepting every bit of information you send or receive to anybody...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Not enough cold air through vents, air balance, evaporator
air balance, evaporator, heat pump: Heath, Have a tech come out and increase the indoor blower speed. Also ask for an air balance to be performed if increased blower speed is not sufficient. All this entails is dampering down and opening up if necessary your supply ducts. Not an expensive...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fan on ac unit, fan operation, ac unit
fan operation, ac unit, temperature differences: Leslie: The blower operates just like it does in heating or cooling, drawing air from the return grille(s). Continuous fan operation provides air movement and minimizes temperature differences between the rooms; sounds like you re saving some money by not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fan did not come on and had ice on line, cooling coil, incoming line
cooling coil, incoming line, drain line: Graeme, I don t know of the existence of any filter outside? Your inside cooling coil and lines can freeze if the blower doesn t blow enough air through the cooling coil inside, a dirty filter inside can cause a freeze up but it won t stop the blower from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fan motor or capacitor?, motor shaft, fan motor
motor shaft, fan motor, capacitor: Wade, It sounds like the motor to me? You can squirt some oil on to the motor shaft where it comes out of the motor and see if you can get it to work in and free up the friction a bit or if it makes any difference? I think in the long run you ll need to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fiberboard duct, ac repair, attic fan
ac repair, attic fan, repair man: John: Old wives tale; disregard what he s saying. The board has better insulating value than a metal duct wrapped with overcompressed insulation (which seems to be the norm for contractors putting in metal duct). See askweldin.com for more on that. We...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fiter location for heil gas pack, gmail, filter rack
gmail, filter rack, craig: If there is a filter rack in the unit itself, normally the panel that has to be removed will be marked filter access. Not all units have a place for a filter in them. If that is the case, then a filter will need to go into one of the filter grilles. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Floor Register under my bed..., floor register, damper
floor register, damper, vent: Matt, Probably the floor register is more efficient in the space it occupies where it is meant to blow up the exposed outside wall. My opinion is is for you to adjust the register damper so that the air blows up the wall towards the ceiling, pull the head...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Freon/Puron Conversion Kits, conversion kit, conversion kits
conversion kit, conversion kits, air handler: Sounds like he s blowing smoke at you, Mike. Never heard of a conversion kit before.It may be wise to install a Puron(R-410 A)now. R-22 freon will no longer be made after 2009, I m pretty sure. So it will only be available as recycled before too long. The...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace blower motor, furnace blower motor, goodman furnace
furnace blower motor, goodman furnace, johnstone supply: Bad motor. How old is the unit. The motor has a 5 year warrenty. The model & ser# will give the manufacture date. If it is out of warrenty. Find a Johnstone Supply near you & put it on their counter. They will match it. Under $100. They sell to repair people,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace Replacement, energy kinetics, baseboard radiators
energy kinetics, baseboard radiators, hot water heater: Mae: Don t recall your saying where you live. Phase III would be appropriate in Nome, but not in Houston (compris?). I dislike oil and unscrupulous oil dealers (may they see the light) so much I m not answering the one about which option is best. If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fuse amp rating, amp fuses, fuse size
amp fuses, fuse size, fuse panel: It is normal for the fuses to be rated higher then the motor. The more important thing is that the wiring be rated for atleast 60amps or higher. The nameplate on the unit normally will have a min. fuse size listed. Normally this size is going to be more...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Unit Running All The Time Data Captured..., condenser coils, coile
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Unit Running All The Time Data Captured..., condenser coils, coile, freon

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Age of my York central air unit, ac unit, btu
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Age of my York central air unit, ac unit, btu

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Vent Temperature Difference, nook and cranny, ductwork
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Vent Temperature Difference, nook and cranny, ductwork, home inspector

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace blower motor, fan motor, compresser
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace blower motor, fan motor, compresser, capacitor

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ice on pipe comiing out of new 3 ton coil, thermostatic expansion valve, water droplets
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ice on pipe comiing out of new 3 ton coil, thermostatic expansion valve, water droplets, metering valve

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore Washer 417.41142000 frequently fails to go into spin cycle, concrete floor, clothes
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore Washer 417.41142000 frequently fails to go into spin cycle, concrete floor, clothes, floor level

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fan motor not running, faint buzz, fan motor
faint buzz, fan motor, capacitor: I agree that the buzzing sound may likely be the motor trying to start but cannot due to a damaged or failed capacitor. Turn off the power and open the service panel. The capacitor looks like a small can either oval or round and is usually gray or silver....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fan problem, auto mode, thermostat
auto mode, thermostat, heat pump: With the fan in the auto mode on the thermostat, the thermostat turns on the fan when cool is called for. That operation is controlling a fan rely. That s where the problem most likely lies. That relay is closing but not making a connection due to bad points....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fridge freezer door, temperature gauge, off chance
temperature gauge, off chance, freezer: Brian: I know all the guys who can answer this question are maxed out, so I guess you read my bio and sent the question on the off chance I might be able to help (I m sure you read the part about ...ask me a question about their refrigerator anyway......

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: furnace air filter, furnace air filter, furnace blower
furnace air filter, furnace blower, cover face: Allison, The filter could be any place between the return air grill and the furnace blower compartment. The placement of the filter is at the discretion of the installer of the furnace. All furnaces have some sort of wire, rack, clip, etc. inside the blower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Gas Heater, natural gas furnace, goodman air handler
natural gas furnace, goodman air handler, volt transformer: Mike, When the thermostat looses power dose the blower also go off? If the thermostat looses power and the blower still runs then you know that there is 110 power going to the furnace. You can take the R and W wires loose from the thermostat and twist them...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Gas Heater, natural gas furnace, goodman air handler
natural gas furnace, goodman air handler, volt transformer: Tricky question, Mike.I know of nothing that would interrupt power to the thermostat. There generally are no switches in that hot wire from the transformer to the thermostat.Any loose terminals ?? Is there an adjustable heat anticipator in that thermostat....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: GE Fridge - Defrost Heater Question, dual element, left hand side
dual element, left hand side, accurate advice: I am ordering a WR51X10101 to see the difference today. MOst likely won t have it until Tuesday. Once I have this, I am comparing. As far as advancing the timer, if your evaporator was frosted, the heater should have come on.....HUMMMM..... If you need...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: GE Fridge GSS22JEMBWW won't defrost, heating element, appliance parts
heating element, appliance parts, home appliance: Check the defrost terminator for continuity when cold. If it is open, the unit will not defrost. The terminator is attached to the evaporator coils and one of the wires connect to the defrost heater. If you need further assistance, feel free to email...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: GE GSH25JSTA relacement doors that are magnetized?, cork board, push pin
cork board, push pin, heavy paper: I shared this with my wife and she suggested a glue to attach pictures, paper and whatever else you want to attach to the stainless steel door. I know GLUE!!! Think about it....you get a credit card in the mail and they glued it to the heavy paper. Flip...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: GE Refrigerator/Freezer Model GBS22HCPAWW, freezer models, refrigerator freezer
freezer models, refrigerator freezer, evaporator coils: The problem you are experiencing is normally a blocked evaporator drain line. Whether you have a side by side model or a top mount freezer the solution is relatively the same. Most top mount freezer models have a rear evaporator panel covering the aluminum...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Gibson Furnace, brown wires, flow noise
brown wires, flow noise, metal ducts: Hi from Texas, Wayne, Metal ducts I presume ?? #1. A multiple speed motor can have 2 brown wires for a capacitor,2 wires for speeds. Black, high, red, low,& white(yellow)common. For heat only the motor runs at it s lowest speed. If you have a metal plenum,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Goodman Heat Pump, goodman heatpump, heat element
goodman heatpump, heat element, heat pumps: Don t know whether that Goodman has this but some heat pumps auto turn on heat elements on a defrost cycle. So the outside defrost cycle circuit could malfunctioning. And there are relays controlling each heat element & one of them could be stuck closed. About...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Goodman heating and air unit- mismatched, goodman heating and air, superheat and subcooling
goodman heating and air, superheat and subcooling, proper air flow: Angel, Ideally, you want to have matching units(size wise), but for now, make sure your refrigerant charge is absolutely correct.The only way you can do this is charging by superheat and subcooling readings(thats how I charge all my units).Your gauge pressures...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Grant combi 90 MKII air inside boiler, auto air vent, limit switch
auto air vent, limit switch, center pin: Robert, Either the limit works or it doesn t You can think your getting the air all out but it may just be moving around until it accumulates in a high spot. There should be an auto air purger vent at the water fill. You can stick an auto air vent at...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: goodman vs frigidaire, mail thanks, r410
mail thanks, r410, nordyne: I would say that these two units are of about the same quality. I might lean more towards the Frigidaire. Frigidaire is made by Nordyne, which seems to be a bit better the Goodman, in my humble opinion. I would not be surprised, that if you starting asking,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Haier HVAC fan, bad cap, gmail
bad cap, gmail, goner: Although my ears would tell me for sure, it sound like the bushings or bearings in the motor are shot. You will have to replace the motor. It might me just a bad cap again, but if you heard any sort of metal on metal coming from the fan, the motor is a goner....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HELPPPPP, drain line, overflow
drain line, overflow, elect: At this point, it is going to require some checking. Someone, is going to need and know how to use a meter to check to see that all of the proper voltages where they are suppose to be. I do not think the filter and water on the floor is was caused the unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat coming on when not desired, hot water radiators, honeywell thermostats
hot water radiators, honeywell thermostats, central ac: Brian, There are to many Honeywell thermostats to count but it dose sound like something with the thermostat is the problem? When the heat comes on you can disconnect the wire on the R connection to the thermostat see if it go s off, if it dose then it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat Pump, carrier heat pump, condenser unit
carrier heat pump, condenser unit, gas furnace: Chris, A heat pump is nothing more then an air conditioning condensing unit that has a reversing control that reverses the flow of the refrigerant and a defrost control plus maybe a couple of wiring components but mostly it is just an air conditioner. If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat Pump Buzzing Sound, wall thermostat, 24 volt transformer
wall thermostat, 24 volt transformer, heat pump: Suzan, It s just a nuisance if it is the transformer. There are transformers and then there are transformers, I don t know what you have? Every thing in your unit is pretty much safe with safety shut off s if something goes bad, as long as your unit is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heater exhaust vent, gas water heater, dead air space
gas water heater, dead air space, vent pipe: Ken, The vent pipe should be a double wall type B vent pipe. The vent pipe needs to be 1 away from combustible material. If the outside measurement of the double wall vent pipe is 6 you can run it through an 8 space that is made out of 1/2 drywall...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heating, cubic feet per minute, blow out
cubic feet per minute, blow out, bends: Dan, If you want to blow air into an area you have to have a means for the air that s already in the area to get out of the area to make room for the new air and on and on and on. the amount of air that is moved into an area is measured by CFM (CUBIC FEET...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heil evaporator/HVAC, copper pipe, gmail
copper pipe, gmail, evaporator: The size on the copper depends on the tonnage of the unit, and the lenght run for the most part. I can not tell you what size you need on this site. The thing here is that the wall thickness of the copper is not getting any thinner. In fact the new units...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Help! my dryer is not vented properly, vent kit, laundry room
vent kit, laundry room, venting system: They do make an indoor vent kit. We sell them for 18.95 + 8.95 shipping. This will work until a more permanent solution came be made. The run should not be any longer than 10 maxing out at 15 Part number is VENT KIT. Should you choose to order, follow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Helpe, indoor temperature, helpe
indoor temperature, helpe, capacitor: The dt is the defrost timer, I can not figure out anything that would be a bn, the start relay and start capacitor give the compressor a voltage boost to assist it on start up. The relay puts the capacitor in the circuit for a brief moment then drops the capacitor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: House Cooling issue, air circulation, condensing unit
air circulation, condensing unit, fan motor: Tye, If your condenser fan is running properly and has the proper rotation and the compressor is running the large refrigerant line to the inside should be cold. If the line is just room temperature and everything is running the unit is most likely low on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Household HVAC system, air leaks, pvc pipe
air leaks, pvc pipe, drain pan: The amount of water will determine how bad the problem is. It could be the unit just needs to be reinsulated to seal up and air leaks and cover any cold exposed metal. If the problem is the drain pan is rotted, then maybe replacement is the way to go. It...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Humidity High, southern california city, square foot area
southern california city, square foot area, city of calabasas: John, I don t know if there is a normal range? Refrigerated air conditioning has a natural dehumidification process when it s operating properly. If the air conditioner isn t running the humidity can build back up. You didn t say if your old unit was...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC, screw driver, reversing valve
screw driver, reversing valve, voltage wires: Chris, Go out to the condenser and make sure your unit works. jump the two low voltage wires to make the unit come on. You can also depress the contactor with an insulated screw driver to see if the unit comes on.If your cond. unit is fine, you are not getting...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC, air furnace, three feet
air furnace, three feet, insulation: Kathy: Check askweldin.com. Click on Fiberglass Ducts, sounds like what you have. Using the product is not a violation as long as it s fabricated and installed per Manufacturer s Instructions. As you ll see, it can t be attached to a warm air furnace, or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC, programmable thermostat, continuous problems
programmable thermostat, continuous problems, heat strip: Ted, The cooling thing sounds like you still are low on refrigerant. There could be small tiny leaks/connections that are letting the refrigerant off? The auxiliary heat strip thing could be normal and just the way your setting the thermostat? If the demand...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC Not Cooling, fan motor, blower motor
fan motor, blower motor, gmail: It could be one of two things. The fan motor is not working, or the unit is freezing up stopping the air flow. If the fan motor is not working and the cond. unit is running, then the coil will ice up. If the unit is frozen up, turn the unit off an allow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC Design-best control system?, furnace system, programmable thermostat
furnace system, programmable thermostat, gas furnace: A Trane compressor is about 3 times as expensive as all others.The tubing in the coils is aluminum, not repairable. Copper is.The fins in theoutside unit collect dirt & dust like a vacuum cleaner. Take off the 2 removable panels on the outside unit & surprise...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Which HVAC to purchase?, decent condition, split system
decent condition, split system, would like your opinion: Geoff, So what s the bid for? another undersized unit? What dose It will have to continue on the roof mean? What do you mean by adjustable fan ? What is it for, a self contained replacement unit or a split system? Regardless, in my opinion all units...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC replacement ... after 19 years!, aluminum wiring, weather area
aluminum wiring, weather area, high efficiency: Enrique, Heating with a heat pump is heating with electricity, you most likely would have to increase your electrical service to the house plus the wiring. I don t know about Charlotte but where I live it costs four times more to heat with electricity then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC Unit Freezing at night, evcon, gmail
evcon, gmail, fan motors: Fan motors do not get weak. The run cap can go bad, but then the fan will not work. Fan motors are not replaced unless showing signs that the bearings are going bad, or they do not work. I would not have replaced a compressor on a 15 year old system, a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC unit, compressor failure, gas furnace
compressor failure, gas furnace, wet area: No! The indoor unit is matched in capacity to the outdoor unit and this will not work. Sizing a unit properly is a very detailed calculation. If the current unit is not cooling properly, a calculation needs to be done to determine the correct unit, but going...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat an air, ground source heat, ground source heat pump
ground source heat, ground source heat pump, propane furnace: Hello David, A geothermal system is a ground source heat pump. A standard air to air heat pump system would be less expensive initially but cost more to operate. The geothermal system would be the best if you have room to drill wells and don t mind the higher...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump installation, filter driers, copper lines
filter driers, copper lines, leak check: Ray, Yes, it is necessary. You will have some people tell you it doesn t make a difference, some will tell you you have to change out the copper lines altogether. It has been my experience and and thoroughness through good training, that you never mix even...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: my heat pump has very low super heat, gmail, txv
gmail, txv, air duct: If the superheat is low, and you have a TXV, then it is possible the TXV is bad, or the bulb is not mounted correctly. If you have a fixed metering device, then the unit could be overcharged. Given the fact you have not provided all of the oper temps and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump for my shop ?, aluminium wire, amp breaker
aluminium wire, amp breaker, 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: heating/cooling returns, kitchens and bathrooms, dining rooms
kitchens and bathrooms, dining rooms, heating cooling: Colethia: Don t know about fire safety. Returns are usually prohibited in Kitchens and bathrooms. You d never put a return in the garage, unless the unit serves the garage exclusively (then there s no choice). Bedrooms, ceilings and Dining Rooms are fine....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating and cooling using propane, split system air conditioner, split system air
split system air conditioner, split system air, window airconditioners: Sherri: A ventless stove is a Decorative Appliance , not a Heating Appliance . That means it s only intended to be used an hour or two a day for aesthetic value. Contrary to what you might have heard, the combustion products include a lot of nasties...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home a/c unit, condenser unit, gmail
condenser unit, gmail, contactor: Offen when the fan keeps on running, the compressor is also running. When there is no call for cool, and the fan and compressor are running, most likely the contactor is stuck and needs to be replaced. It is possible you have a bad contactor, keeping the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hot refrigerator inside, refrigerator section, mechanical refrigeration
refrigerator section, mechanical refrigeration, frigerator: All of the mechanical refrigeration is in the freezer of a residential refrigerator, so if the freezer is working, the mechanics are working. There is a vent that the control for the refrigerator opens to allow cool air to migrate to the refrigerator section....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac, cause mold, square ft
cause mold, square ft, dampers: Glen, I would cover your windows with drapes/blinds, change your screens to the black shading screen,make sure your ducting is straight, insulated, and all dampers are open to full, change your filter, wash your coils, and check your refrigerant levels. Tim...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hyvac, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: okay....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...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: INSIDE UNIT FREEZE-UP, medium range, gmail
medium range, gmail, heat pump: If you have not already, check/change the filter, as this is a common problem for a freeze up. If it only froze up the one time, I would not worry about it. If it seems to stop cooling well or keeps freezing up, then I call someone out to check on the oper....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Indoor odor, air vent, many different ways
air vent, many different ways, sewer smell: Maria, There are many types of air conditioners and many different ways that one might be installed. If I had just a tiny hint of what yours might be I could maybe help? I m going to take a wild guess and say it has to do with where and how your condensation...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Inside humidity increasing/ outside heat pump hot, plumbing pipes, water traps
plumbing pipes, water traps, carrier heat pump: The cond. coil may just need to be cleaned so the unit will work better. Even though it may look clean, dirt can get in there and mess things up for a bit. I would try a degreaser like simple green, and an garden hose. After the coil dries out, see if the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Intertherm Ac unit, ac unit, main drain
ac unit, main drain, lot of water: It will take some work, but you need to dig a deep pit and fill it with rocks with a light cover of dirt so the water can filter into the ground and not stand. We have had to do this with a number of ice machines that dump its left over water each cycle, so...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ice on pipe comiing out of new 3 ton coil, copper pipe, thick snow
copper pipe, thick snow, fire hazard: Bruce, Have the installing contractor come back out and finish the job.Most installers do not know how to properly measure the correct amount of refrigerant in a system.Sounds like what happened to you.Make sure they send out a technician and not another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: intermittant daily problem fan on compressor off, honeywell digital thermostat, ac unit
honeywell digital thermostat, ac unit, capacitor: I suspect a bad compressor. It gets over heated, shuts Off on overload. Then cools off, then works again. Ist off, the unit is 10 years old (average life 10 to 12 years). 2nd, it is a Trane. Put both together & it says: quickly save money for a new unit....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: intermittent leak in dishwasher, water inlet valve, kenmore elite
water inlet valve, kenmore elite, positon: Remove the top and take a look down inside the machine. From this positon you should be able to isolate where the leak is actually coming from. When replying, please include the model number of your unit. If you need further assistance, feel free to email...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Did I make a istake, heat transfer surfaces, steam boiler
heat transfer surfaces, steam boiler, hot water heater: Rob: Furnaces heat air. Boilers heat water and generate steam. So you have an oil-fired steam boiler and you re using it to make domestic hot water, right? Steam is the most wasteful way to heat known to man. You need to convert the piping and radiators...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Janitrol compressor problems, janitrol heat pump, goodman janitrol
janitrol heat pump, goodman janitrol, supply houses: That s a problem nowdays. The a/c supply houses require a license to buy parts. You might call a couple & ask if they will sell you a compressor COD. There is a supply house in Wichita, KS that sells online parts. Shipping may be high. They are Washer Specialties...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Keeprite DC90 Heat Exchanger problem, energy efficiency rating, voltaic power
energy efficiency rating, voltaic power, efficiency unit: Grant, I do vaguely remember Keeprite High Efficiency units.More importantly, I remember this problem happening with other brands early on in the high efficiency class of units. My take on the situation is this: if you have a high efficiency unit that requires...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore Washer 417.41142000 frequently fails to go into spin cycle, kenmore washer, laundry detergent
kenmore washer, laundry detergent, wet laundry: Two things come to mind. The condition of the floor you have the machine on and the second is what type of laundry detergent do you use? Please be specific on both answers. Wood...tile...cement... With the detergent...brand and type. If you need further...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: kenmore series 90, busted cupler weird smell, high pitch, exact answers
high pitch, exact answers, loosly: I really need a good model number to help with exact answers.....Did you lay the machine on it s side or back to replace the coupler....If so, your tripod suspension plate may have shifted.....Get me the number.... If you need further assistance, feel free...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leak in air handler and replacemet unit, seer unit, upstairs unit
seer unit, upstairs unit, flexible ducts: Wow, that is an excelent question (s). NH should have enough latent moisture in the air for a heat pump to work well. What do you use to heat with??? What are your electric rates like. Go to your local utility & get some comparisons (elect. co. & gas co.,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leak in the Compressor Area, pressure measurement, ac unit
pressure measurement, ac unit, service folks: All good service folks have a H-10 leak detector which can measure leaks down to 1/2 ounce PER YEAR !! Did he have one ?? Why didn,t he find the leak in the outside the first time ?? Freon is NOT rare but it is expensive now, even R-22.??With all that said...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leaking AC needs freeon??, freon, water problem
freon, water problem, gasoline: Lack of freon can cause lots of ice on the evaporator coil. As it melts you can have a flood. But if they are adding freon you have a leak & that needs to be located. This R-22 is pricey like gasoline. But the water problem can be a condensate drain problem...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Lennox Pulse, fire hazzard, conditioned air
fire hazzard, conditioned air, fan control: Price, If the thermostat is set to AUTO the fan should go off at the same time that the outside unit goes off. If it stays on you could have a crossed wire/connection or a stuck on fan control. try thumping the fan control center. Follow the wiring diagram...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: lenox home central air conditioner, air registers, central air conditioner
air registers, central air conditioner, thermostate: Christopher, Sounds like you may be low on refrigerant. Have a technician come out and check your refrigerant with his gauges. Also, change your filter, wash the coils outside and inside,clear your condensate line, and make sure all your supply air registers...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: lights dim, split second, gmail
split second, gmail, amps: It is normal for the lights to dim when the a/c kicks on. The compressor uses a lot of amps to get going. Having a hard start kit installed on the compressor can help if you do not have one already. It is even normal for some dimming on brand new homes...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: loud pipes inside walls when AC compressor kicks on, loud pipes, length of pipe
loud pipes, length of pipe, ac compressor: There may not be anything you can do. It is possible the line set could be undersized. Undersized lines can cause the refergerant to move faster though the pipes causing more noise. If you give me the tonnage of the unit, the length of pipe, and amount...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: low air flow, ductwork, mbr
ductwork, mbr, air flow: Beth: You have ductwork issues: Airflow should be 1,600 CFM. Check askweldin.com - this ll take some time to work through, I ll need a lot of info from you and some images. Send an email from the Contact Us link and I ll get back to you. Fre...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: lowest thermostat setting, hot water heating, hot water system
hot water heating, hot water system, water piping: Peter: It s a question of freezing the water pipes. Yes, I know water won t freeze at 50 degrees, BUT there may be rooms or spaces remote from the thermostat that are cooler than the thermostat setting. Ran into this problem installing setback controls...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Manual overide of Defrost cycle, exact model number, kitchenaid refrigerator
exact model number, kitchenaid refrigerator, manual overide: All statements....what is your question? I will need the exact model number of your unit to research the information you may be requesting. Why do you want to manually start a defrost cycle? Are you having problems. with your unit? If you need further...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: MOBILE HOME AC REPAIR, coleman evcon, ac repair
coleman evcon, ac repair, contactor: James, from your description the outside unit is OK? The power that closes the contactor outside switch and turns on the inside blower comes from a separate circuit/breaker/ fuse. Evidently your not getting power to the inside unit or your getting power...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Mystery Duct, gas furnaces, work question
gas furnaces, work question, duct work: Did Craig answer your question ? Your link to the drawings is invalid.I will just make a guess about the duct. It may be a combustion air duct for both gas furnaces.If it is, there would be an opening in a closet or wherever the furnaces is located that is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Mystery Duct, gas furnaces, residential occupancies
gas furnaces, residential occupancies, work question: Scott: It s probably an outdoor air intake duct, used to ventilate commercial occupancies, but not required in residential occupancies. Make sure it connects to the return side of your system, and then blank it off both ways. Don t leave the other end open;...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Mystery Duct, gas furnaces, discharge side
gas furnaces, discharge side, work question: I would be willing to bet that the duct was once used to for a unit that was mounted on the roof. I would have thought it would be closed off, but I would make sure of it. You do not want to be moving any conditioned air to anywhere excecpt your condo. FYI...it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: microwave color, best bet, appliance parts
best bet, appliance parts, home appliance: Most replacement items will be expensive to change colors of the microwave, if even available in the color you prefer. Best bet is to prime and paint the color of your choice.... If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: mold in air handler, condensation pump, drain pan
condensation pump, drain pan, ac system: I d say if you have a family with breathing difficulties get a UV light. I wouldn t pay $1800 for one tho. Get more bids. Maybe pay 2 to 300.But, put some Clorox in the drain pan regularly & that stops mold. Once discovered, like mold, always mold. The psyce...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Just moved in, and AC unit worked for a few days....., copper pipes, programmable thermostat
copper pipes, programmable thermostat, cold kind: Matt, If your outside unit is running, both condenser fan, and compressor the larger line should be cold near freezing, if it is just a bit cool your unit probably needs refrigerant. If your under warranty get on the responsible people and make them fix...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: moving Air conditioner, ac condenser, gmail
ac condenser, gmail, condenser: I would say that most of us in the trade have moved used working units from one place to another. If the old unit is a 3 ton, and is the same voltage, you should not have a problem. It is hard to say if the coil can be saved. It would really depend on where,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: moving HVAC unit, efficiency reasons, location thanks
efficiency reasons, location thanks, conditioned air: Chad: The unit can be anywhere, so long as the duct system is designed with that location in mind, and there are provisions to balance the system to deliver the required distribution of conditioned air. The additional cost might have been $100. Peanuts....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: NEW TRANE A/C NOT WORKING WELL, copper tube, trane xl15i
copper tube, trane xl15i, body temp: The air temp leaving the air handler AT the air handler should be 15-20 cooler then the entering air AT the A/H. It is important to take the temps at the unit. My design, it is going to take a while to cool the home from 84 to 79. Depending on the time...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Need furnace wiring manual / schematic, e mail address, elec eng
e mail address, elec eng, gas furnace: They make 50 different models. Please give me the model # & ser# (not the Sears numbers) Like NUGK100D, or something like that. There should be an I.D. plate in the cabinet (front usually). This is an ODD duck. I have never seen this design before (sensor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New 5 ton American Standard Air Handler short cycling, american standard air handler, back porch
american standard air handler, back porch, main drain: The leaking can be caused by several things...too much air flow, the coil icing up a bit, drain line pitch, unit pitch, trap size, blockage in the drain line, double trapped etc. The thermostat needs to be elimated from being the short cycling problem....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New Air Conditioner, air vent, energy audit
air vent, energy audit, electric bills: Kathryn: Check askweldin.com; then send a follow up describing your duct system (is it metal, fibrous glass or flexible?) Also let me know the model number of the outdoor unit and the number and sizes of return grilles (Need the duct or wall opening sizes,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New HVAC, which one to buy?, decent condition, residential system
decent condition, residential system, blower motors: Geoff: Go back to Bryant and Lennox, ask them to rebid on 13 or 14 SEER with Multispeed blower motors and single speed compressors. Check askweldin.com for background. Repair your ductwork, if needed. Three tons is probably oversized, I ve never seen...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New split system refrigerated a/c freezing up, cooling coil, split system
cooling coil, split system, size doesn: Janis, Physical size doesn t matter but BTU size of cooling dose and it needs to be compatible with the cooling coil in the inside unit. The size of the return air grill, filter, duct from grill to unit, unit connection all need to be of proper size. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New thermostat hookup help on multistage heat pump, hunter thermostat, chris latham
hunter thermostat, chris latham, compressor stage: Hello Chris. You will have to do some investingating for the C or common wire, it is either the current black or brown, but unfortunately this is the one connection that manufacturers can not seem to get together and make a C standard connection and color....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new 4ton system, trane, seer
trane, seer, gmail: I am not sure what it will required to change your unit, so I can not say where the price is. It might be high, then again if they are trying to sell you a high SEER rated unit made by Trane, then it might be a normal price. The line your are refering to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Outdoor condensing unit, condensing unit, gmail
condensing unit, gmail, ac unit: If there is something strange going on, it could be hard to figure it out. It might be a matter of luck for the thing to act up while it is being checked out. It could be the t-stat, so make sure it is set right and the temp. set point is low enough for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Outside air temperature vs. A/C output temperature?, chart flow, degree air
chart flow, degree air, cooling coil: John, The air passing through the evaporator cooling coil should be approximately twenty degrees cooler on the outlet side then the air going in on the inlet side, at the coil. The temperature of the air coming out of the supply register/diffuser depends...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Outside air temperature vs. A/C output temperature?, chart flow, cooling coil
chart flow, cooling coil, c unit: John: First off, your unit is oversized for your home. As the outside temp rises, it becomes harder to reject the heat, so capacity drops, but not by much. Say the cooling coil lowers the temperature by about 20 degrees at 85 outdoors, it might only...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: old Rheem system, electrical control panel, oil holes
electrical control panel, oil holes, blower fan: Tab, You should not need much refrigerant as the pressures are not that off. ( it s not like the system is totally empty )Should not cost that much. One hour labor plus small amount of refrigerant. Wash the condenser coil yourself or have them do it , have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Penthouse condo airconditioning problem, penthouse condo, degree weather
penthouse condo, degree weather, duct work: Since the condo is new. Tell them, It is not doing the job, replace it with a bigger one. (PERIOD) Take no guff. When you buy a place, most states require the major systems work & are covered by warranty if they do not. The duct work may be marginal and the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Poor Air on Second Floor, leveland, ac system
leveland, ac system, air handler: Jim: I ve never seen a 5 ton system deliver rated airflow, so it s safe to assume you re low on airflow to begin with. You obviously need balancing, too. The second guy s got a clue, perhaps I could work with him, if he s amenable to outside advice. Check...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Power Consumption, sq ft condo, power consumption
sq ft condo, power consumption, trane xb13: Ryan: You can estimate that from the nameplate info: Volts x amps x 1/power factor (use 0.8); be sure to include the compressor, the condenser fan and the indoor blower motor. Don t know what that has to do with anything, but you asked. How s your duct...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: "Power Down" Furnace?, state attorney general, licensing board
state attorney general, licensing board, two tons: Mara: Power Down is not good: You d be field-modifying a manufactured product; that ll void the warranty and make you responsible for any property damage or loss of life arising. 1,200 SF: Two tons or less. Try contacting: Licensing Board in your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Pressure washing outside compressor, coil cleaner, pressure washing
coil cleaner, pressure washing, pressure washer: Yes, this is a common way a good technician cleans the coils. Get a good coil cleaner and follow the directions as some contain acid and there is a specific time frame for any cleaner to remain on the coil, be sure to rinse it within the instructed time frame...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Preventative maintenance, central air conditioning, unit thanks
central air conditioning, unit thanks, previous service: Changing the filter on a reg. basis, and cleaning the cond. coil once a year is a good place to start. Also cleaning out the drain line will stop that pesky water damage. The evap needs to be checked and maybe cleaned if the filter is not changed enough,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Pump Down, refrigerant, refrigeration
refrigerant, refrigeration, tanks: Pump down refers to the closing of a valve in the refrigeration circuit to allow the refrigerant to be isolated into one portion of the system in order to save the refrigerant while another part is opened up for repairs. The most common scenario is to close...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: pipe, plumbing supply, glue
plumbing supply, glue, first person: Hello Doug. Would you believe I asked a plumbing supply the same thing and they had never heard of doing that. I could not believe I was the first person to consider it. What I did was glue a male fitting on one and a female on the other to have a threaded...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: pricing/labor, goodman ar, freeon
goodman ar, freeon, repair man: DON T EVER PAY UP FRONT SHELLY. I changed a 4 ton coil & it was $875 total. Tell the guy to give you the money back with some good reason & get rid of him. Then call several other companies from the Phone book & ask what they will change a 4 ton coil out...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: proper temperature setting, long periods of time, mold growth
long periods of time, mold growth, proper temperature: Christy: You re risking freezing the coil and damaging the compressor, especially if your airflow s low to begin with. You could also form condensation on concealed supply ductwork, which could lead to structural damage and/or mold growth. Aside from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: pulled small wire from outside a/c unit, ground terminal, c unit
ground terminal, c unit, contactor: Oh, how much money have I made fixing those wires !! Best thing is to splice those wires back where they were cut. Red to red, white to white.Those are 24 volt wires to power the outside contactor coil. Turn off the power to the furnace while splicing. If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: puron AC, scare tactic, r410
scare tactic, r410, dehumidify: Barbra, R22 has been deemed to be bad for environment so the government is making (I think it s 2010?} the last year it can be manufactured. Puron is one of the refrigerants that is being used for a replacement. If your unit is working as it should the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Question about Purely-Radiant Cooling?, poor conductor, heat radiation
poor conductor, heat radiation, liquid nitrogen: I like you re thinking, Green! My counter to that idea is one of the laws of physics, heat flows from hot to cold, always. So the presence of a warm body to a cold panel is the heat from the body is warming the cold panel. So what would keep the warming panel...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Quick Ice Maker Question, whirlpool side by side, freezer section
whirlpool side by side, freezer section, automatic ice maker: Continue on with your vacation. Your ice maker will not harvest becasue the unit is off....As far as the feet.....It is an aftermarket ice maker filter and I do not know anything about them. If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: R-22 freon, epa exam, leak repair
epa exam, leak repair, freon: It depends on the area and the amount of time involved for part of the equation. You also have to take in to account that a recovery machine costs around $2000, the technician must pass an EPA exam to work with refrigerants, and there is a total ban in effect...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Re: Air Noise, degree changes, machine noise
degree changes, machine noise, air noise: Thomas: Return air grille (we re not talking barbecue here). Air noise can be caused by too much airflow (too high a velocity through the grille), an improperly designed duct fitting behind the grille, or a crimped flex duct. I ve seen cases where substituting...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Recycling, van nuys california, scrap yard
van nuys california, scrap yard, c unit: Not sure of the rule in California but here in PA, that is silly. I love it when I do not have tolug it away. Simply taking it to the scrap yard would fetch about 25 dollars. Check your local codes... If you need further assistance, feel free to email...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Repair/Replace Furnace, high efficient furnace, fan repair
high efficient furnace, fan repair, air conditioner: Chris, I like just a single stage furnace and a plain air conditioner. I like an 80% efficient furnace rather then a super high efficient furnace with a bunch of extra controls to go bad plus it ll maybe take twenty years to realize the difference in cost....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replace air conditioner with R22 unit or R4?, refrigeration units, ge unit
refrigeration units, ge unit, freon: Dorraine, It s been my understanding that refrigeration units that use freon are no longer in production But that manufactures who have them in stock and wholesalers are still allowed to sell there stock. However don t hold me to that statement, I m not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replace Heat Pump Condensing Unit, home warranty plan, thermastar
home warranty plan, thermastar, carrier 13 seer: John, Payne is a good unit it s an equal to Carrier. 13 seer is 20-25% percent more efficient then 9 seer. The inside air handler or electric heat strip wouldn t make any difference as long as it s all the same size. Sounds like a heck of a good deal...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacement for 40 yr old Central AC, seer unit, 410a refrigerant
seer unit, 410a refrigerant, air conditioning units: Valerie, My thoughts: Residential Air conditioning units are equal if you compare the same specifications. There are no pluses or minuses to any 3 ton 13 SEER unit. Lennox, Trane, Amana, all big name brands, you pay for the name, York is there also, there...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacement HVAC system, trane, long haul
trane, long haul, siblings: Linda: I like Carrier, Trane and York and their siblings. Now s the time to correct any duct problems and eliminate oversizing; fixing your ducts and putting in a smaller system will save you money for the next 20 years. Check askweldin.com for some ideas....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacement parts, hot water heating, copper pipes
hot water heating, copper pipes, slant fin: Rich: You lucky guy! Hot water heating is the best form of heat known to man: No air movement. You have Baseboard Heating . Slant Fin is one manufacturer. slantfin.com As far as where to buy, you ll probably have to go to a wholesaler; Ferguson, etc....