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Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central A/C unit, clean filter, c unit
clean filter, c unit, air duct: Stan, Every unit that blows air has a place for an air filter in the blower compartment, it might be just a clip or a wire that holds the filter against the opening where the return air duct connects. You didn t indicate where your indoor unit was installed....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central A/C unit and deck, c unit, gmail
c unit, gmail, building a deck: Do not build the deck over the unit...MOVE THE UNIT. If you want lots of problems with the unit, then do it. You need 10ft or more above the unit. I might even be against code in your area to build the deck over the unit. The have to have lots of air flow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central A/C unit and deck, roof overhang, c unit
roof overhang, c unit, building a deck: Brent, There might be a clearance label stuck on the your unit somewhere? I don t have anything that tell s about your particular unit even if I knew what make and model you had? Your supposed to avoid setting them under a roof overhang that is 8-10 foot...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central A/C unit, home repair expert, ed beach
home repair expert, ed beach, roof tops: I never ever heard of shade being better for a condensing unit then the hot sun. Usually in a case such as that you would think that the manufactures would let us installers know to preferably pick a shady spot for installation. Probably 75% of all condensing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central A/C warranty, sqr ft, degree difference
sqr ft, degree difference, purchasing a new home: Pete, When an air conditioner is sized a twenty degree tempature difference is what you size for. I don t know what the never be set below 70 F is about except he s giving himself a cushion. 13 SEER is just the efficiency of how much electricity it uses,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central A/C water Leak.....Drain tube is clean., pvc fittings, floor tiles
pvc fittings, floor tiles, drain tube: Chris, The first thing I would check is to see if the coil and pan are level, then I would check the condensate from the evaporator to the pump, making sure that the penetration from the pan is clear as well. If this all checks out OK you may be able...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central A/C, unit thanks, cool air
unit thanks, cool air, fuses: Hello Connie, look at the outdoor unit and see if the fan is running and if you can hear the compressor, it will be making a buzzing sound. If nothing is running outside, it is on a different breaker or fuse from the indoor unit, make sure it is on, there...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central a/c, hurricane katrina, bells and whistles
hurricane katrina, bells and whistles, downstairs unit: Hello Jim. The higher efficiency units have many bells and whistles and can get very expensive, with it requiring many years for the return in lower energy costs. I would check with at least three contractors with different systems. A 13 seer is the least...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central a/c - fast freon leak or air flow problem?, coolant lines, upstairs unit
coolant lines, upstairs unit, slow leak: Caroline, That was a long question and a bit hard for me to absorb. I think the problem you have is that your cooling coil in your attic unit is freezing up and iceing over, this is usually corrected by changing the filter allowing enough air flow through...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central a/c, drain pan, draining water
drain pan, draining water, drain pipe: The drain pipe should be a copper or more likely Plastic pipe connected to the drain pan with some kind of trap. I would either replace the pipe or you could use a snake to snake it out. after that I would clean the gook out of the drain pan and use a degreaser...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central gas heat blower problem, allexpert, home heat
allexpert, home heat, 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: Central Heat/AC unit making noise, heat strips, sure what kind
heat strips, sure what kind, cold temps: I am not sure what kind of noise you are hearing. Chances are the compressor is making the noise. It is hard to tell without being there if there is actually a problem with the unit. The compressor may work that that for a while, or quit tomorrow. I you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat and Air, draw backs, time hope
draw backs, time hope, central heat: Yes, this can be done. I would not choose to do it. Unless there was no other option. Each model is rated, some models can be turned on their side. Others can not. An attic location has a number of draw backs. Find another way. Yes central air can go in the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat & Air/Unit, gas furnace, heat cycle
gas furnace, heat cycle, box fan: How old is this unit? I assume it is a 60 or 70% AFUE gas furnace. Open the cover, look for a 2 x 4 box on the inside front wall (it has wires going to it). There is a dial in the middle of the box. Start the heat cycle, watch the dial. Stop the heat cycle....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat and Air unit, blower unit, intermittent problem
blower unit, intermittent problem, drain pan: John, There shouldn t be 3/4 of water in your drain pan unless it s not draining properly. The water in your drain pan could have been more a day or so before you checked it. When your outside A/C unit runs your inside blower should run, if the inside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat & Air Won't Turn On, circuit breakers, split system
circuit breakers, split system, contained system: Harry, Maybe not such great news? The condensate pan under the unit in the attic shouldn t have or be getting any water dripping into it. The cooling coil inside the unit s supply end has a built on drip pan, this is the main drip pan that catches the water...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat/Air, motor bearings, cement floors
motor bearings, cement floors, cement floor: It makes a big difference since the unit is not on a concrete floor. In the attic a unit can vibrate the studs in the walls or ceiling. Same cause. The motor bearings or blower bearings or blower wheel balance are the usual cause. I would just wait & see...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat and air Unit, kenmore air conditioning, heat strip
kenmore air conditioning, heat strip, electrical circuits: Chris, I don t have catalogs and literature on all the hundreds of different types of heating and cooling units on the market, Brand names and model numbers don t help me to know what type of unit your talking about. Your saying Air Conditioner but I got...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat gas connection - shut off or not?, flex line, natural disaster
flex line, natural disaster, gas pipe: Jeremy, No need to worry about the gas, you should have solid state hot surface ignition and no standing pilot. If you are concerned about a broken gas pipe due to a earthquake or some other natural disaster then by all means turn off the gas at the flex...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat not operating correctly in "Auto" mode, central heat, gmail
central heat, gmail, auto mode: There appears to be a problem in the control circuit that turns the fan on and off. The device that controls the fan when the furnace gets hot is not turning on the fan. The saftey that shuts the unit down on overtemp is cutting the unit off... You did...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat question., low voltage wiring, pilot light
low voltage wiring, pilot light, gas valve: Danny, I don t know what type central heating unit you have? Since your blower run s and you have a pilot I assume that either your 24 volt gas valve is not turned to the on position or your 24 volt gas valve is not getting power, check the low voltage...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heat Stuck ON, reciently, heat control
reciently, heat control, central heat: It should be safe. BUT it will cost a lot of money to let it run & run & run............. I would suspect the T-stat is bad. Open the T-stat. Unhook the red wire so it does not touch anything. It should stop (confirming the bad T-stat). Unless the T-stat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heating & Air, heat systems, main switch
heat systems, main switch, contactor: then if you have solid state controll it could be a defective output thyristor or, if you have relay / contactor controll it could be a jambed / stuck contactor suggest a service may be helpfull regards larry. ps if you have the circuit dieagra email...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heating and Air Unit, central heating and air, pilot type
central heating and air, pilot type, ac repair: Cooling first: Wonder if the coil has a freon leak to cause the guy to say you need a new one.Now heating : Does the inside fan work when the thermostat fan switch is turned on ?? If not, it could be a fan relay not responding. On a standing pilot type furnace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heating & Air Unit, central heating and air, gmail
central heating and air, gmail, heating and air: I did a search and found that Jard only makes parts for a unit and not the unit itself. Are you sure about the brand name of the unit itself? Most units have the wiring diagram inside the unit, either in a booklet or sheet of paper glued to the inside of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heating & Air, main switch, thermostate
main switch, thermostate, split system: Well, I am not excatly sure what is staying on. Do you have a split system, and the Indoor fan keeps running? Does the outside unit keep running? Do both units keep running? Your t-stat could have failed. Remove the wires from the back ot the t-stat and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heating Problem, emery cloth, flame sensor
emery cloth, flame sensor, central heating system: Ian, There is a flame sensor in the burner area that the burners heat up to prove that the burner lit, The flame sensor can get corroded or carbon up and cause the problem that you describe. Gentle clean the element with an emery cloth or fine sand paper...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Heating Unit, safety circuit, question thanks
safety circuit, question thanks, cool air: When you turn the thermostat off or to cool, it is resetting the safety circuit for heat. There is some sort of safety tripping in the heat mode and it will have to be checked by a technician to see what is not working correctly. Call after it is not operating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central hear and air want work, disconect, gmail
disconect, gmail, reset switch: You need to get a meter and check the voltage at the contactor to insure you have 220V. A voltage pen will only tell you there is voltage there, not how much. Once you check with a meter, get back to me if you need anymore help. Good luck Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central heat, seer unit, brad goodman
seer unit, brad goodman, janitrol: Brad Goodman and Janitrol are one and the same. I don t know if you have heard of Janitrol but they have been around from the beginning. In my opinion Janitrol is as good as it gets, Janitrol is equal to the big name brands. It depends on which part of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central heat and air unit RUUD, heat strips, emergency heat
heat strips, emergency heat, gmail: In normal mode, you are using the heat pump. The heat pump needs absorb heat from the outside of the house. Now, as it gets colder outside it becomes less effective in the heating process. Also the outside unit needs to go into defrost at some point....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central heat, voltage side, safety switch
voltage side, safety switch, central heat: Hello Sam. There is a component in the control side that has grounded. Start with the transformer. Turn off all power. Disconnect the wires to the transformer and see if the terminals ohm to ground, if so, it is bad. You can do the same with the contactor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central heating and air, johnstone supply, central heating and air
johnstone supply, central heating and air, wash rinse: OK, Here is what to do. Turn off the juice. Then remove the blower housing. Cut the motor wires about 3 from the motor. This will leave the other end hooked up. Take the blower housing to a car wash. Wash & rinse, don t worry about the old motor. Remove...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central heating boiler problem, voltage connections, sure what kind
voltage connections, sure what kind, central heating: Stan, I m not sure what kind of a set up you have with a timer and all. When the water in your boiler cools after not running for a time the pressure will drop. There are different ways to control a boiler depending on controls etc. It sounds like you may...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central heating - suspected air lock, water tank pumps, auto air vent
water tank pumps, auto air vent, daily basis: Thanks for the question. I agree it sounds like the system is air locked. You can try a high press purge, if your system is set up for that. If not you can try to keep purging at the fixtures that are not working. It can take a long time to get air out....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central heating system, central heating system, furnaces
central heating system, furnaces, several different types: Michelle, Assuming there is electric power going to your furnace there could be any number of things that may be wrong. There are also several different types of furnaces, I have no idea what type yours is. If you can tell me what dose happen when you turn...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central heating unit fan problem, white rogers, white rodgers
white rogers, white rodgers, furnace: If the fan runs all the time & will not shut Off , that is one kind of a problem. BUT Yours cycles on & off every 45 seconds. That is Odd . You are looking at an extra $10 to $15 a month. What kind of a furnace? That makes a big difference. White Rogers...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central heating, hot water heat, steam boiler
hot water heat, steam boiler, central heating system: Lynden, A hot water heat system with just one thermostat should heat all the radiators in the house, The piping is like a garden hose the water goes in one end and out the other, if there were an air lock any where in the line none of them would heat. The...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central humidifiers, furnace blower, gal capacity
furnace blower, gal capacity, size criteria: Ken Humidifiers Just replace the humidity that your furnace dries up. I don t know of any humidifiers that you don t have to do maintenance on constantly, Also I don t know where your furnace is but whatever you get, get something that s easy to access like...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Return vs Individual Room Returns, degree elbows, condenser unit
degree elbows, condenser unit, return ducts: Brian, The 10x4 duct for a return will handle about 105 CFM and the 10x7 ducts will handle about 230 CFM each. You could get a little more air than that through them, but not much. The total is 565 CFM and your system should have 1000 CFM. Your return...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Unit Efficiency, pinball machine, hitting the bottom
pinball machine, hitting the bottom, air flow: Jeff, If this is the only one and you are not already having problems with the air flow in the room, then it won t hurt your system. You may want to check what the hot air hitting the bottom of the pinball machine may do to the electronics in the machine,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central unit freezing, warranty repairs, emergency heat
warranty repairs, emergency heat, central heat: Since the actual components of the system are operating, there is nothing you could do yourself. It sounds like the charge in the unit is low. It is common and normal for a heat pump to develop ice on the outdoor unit when in heat mode and there is a device...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ceramic Cooktop, ceramic cooktop, knife blade
ceramic cooktop, knife blade, warranty card: I suggest Whirlpool, because that is who Kitchenaid is made by. I still suggest calling them, there has to be some sort of seal around the edges, I see the switches have seals for each of them. But the look up on the model number does not show a seal...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HOW TO CHARGE HOME AC, freon, auto technician
freon, auto technician, suction side: Classic low freon symptoms. Use a third hose from the gauges to a freon bottle. Let the air out of the lines. Bring the low side (suction)(large pipe) up to 68 pounds (approx.). Depends on the outside temp & humidity. The systems usually have R-22 in them....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing a compressor, replacement compressor, premature failure
replacement compressor, premature failure, mechanical side: Al, I totally understand what you are going through and why you are skeptical - I would be also. Unfortunately , I run into this type of thing all the time. I find that contractors have done a bad job to begin with, have been charging a customer money to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing electric cooktop to gas, electric cooktop, amp breaker
electric cooktop, amp breaker, aluminum wire: That s better. First order of business is in the panel. If you are not comfortable working in a live panel, or have never done it, I do not recommend it, allow an electrician to do this part. 1. Remove the double 40 amp breaker. 2. Remove the wires from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing furnaces, hot water heater, allexpert
hot water heater, allexpert, exhaust duct: 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: Changing gas furnace systems, gas water heater, furnace systems
gas water heater, furnace systems, gas furnace: A 93 or 95% furnace vents in plastic pipe. This can not be run with the water heater vent gases. It needs to be a seperate pipe. You think the pipe is expensive, wait until you pay for the furnace. They have really gone UP!!! You can run the pipe out the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing the ignitor and coil, whirlpool gas dryer, top screws
whirlpool gas dryer, top screws, whirlpool dryer: Hello Dante, Your Whirlpool Dryer has a single panel on the front. Unplug the unit and then remove the two top screws located under your lint screen on the top of the dryer. Next, using a flat headed screw driver, pry up on the top lid at the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing over to new furnace...deciding on oil or gas, g e company, lifetime warrenty
g e company, lifetime warrenty, gas furnace: Gas will require less maintenance. (peroid) Go with a 92% AFUE 2 speed furnace & a two pipe . (lifetime warrenty) There are several brands that meet this requirement. Here in Montana heating fuel (oil) went up 38% & natural gas only 21%. At least for now....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing from OIL heating to a GAS furnace, natural gas heaters, gas furnace
natural gas heaters, gas furnace, gas conversion: Chris, Where I live nobody uses oil to heat with, On my ask a question page I got no questions about oil appliances or something like that, the reason being since nobody uses oil in my area I don t have any experience in that field. 90% of heating is with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing from a Propane furnace to Electric Furnace?, natural gas furnace, propane furnace
natural gas furnace, propane furnace, electric furnace: You think propane is costly, wait until you get the electric bill. My partner had an all electric house (a Medallion Energy Star Home). His electric bill was $350 in a mild month and up to $460 in a cold month. We pulled the electric furnace & put in an 92%AFUE...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing a power cord on a microwave, panasonic website, microwave oven
panasonic website, microwave oven, oven model: Hello Treena, Green to green and the using a meter, look at the plug end of the cord and you will see one terminal is a little larger than the other one. This is to keep the polarity of the microwave correct. Using the meter, put on probe...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing a power cord on a microwave, panasonic website, microwave oven
panasonic website, microwave oven, oven model: Hello Treena, Green to green and the using a meter, look at the plug end of the cord and you will see one terminal is a little larger than the other one. This is to keep the polarity of the microwave correct. Using the meter, put on probe...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing my thermostat, furnace design, wall thermostat
furnace design, wall thermostat, internal fuse: Every furnace design is different. Use a meter or sensor stick. Check to be sure there is 110 volts to the furnace. Then make sure the blower door is closed all the way. The safety interlock may be open. Some units have an internal fuse on the motherboard...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Changing water filter, renting an apartment, filter light
renting an apartment, filter light, water filter: Heather, The filter should be located in the front kickplate. It should be round. It is removed by rotating, and pulling. I can t remember how to do it, but I do know that sometimes you can trick the fridge into thinking the filter has been changed. Try unplugging...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Charging AC Roof Unit For Single Condo, faulty unit, freon leak
faulty unit, freon leak, cool air: In response to your question, the unit is not faulty but it does have a freon leak in the system that probably can be located and repaired once a unit is charged it shouldn t need any more freon unless it leaks out this type of a problem can be located with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Charging an A/C Unit, air condtioning, indoor coil
air condtioning, indoor coil, c unit: A licensed tech will have to do this. Because of supposed global warming, it is a $25,000 fine to vent refrigerants, and it also requires an EPA certified technician purchase and use refrigerants. I would check to be sure the indoor coil is cleaned before...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Charging central Air condition Unit, condensing unit, refrigerant
condensing unit, refrigerant, air condition: Hello Joe. I am not attempting to be smart about it, just realistic. It requires an EPA certification to use refrigerants, and I could be jeopordizing my license to release this information to an uncertified individual. I am sorry but I recommend a technician...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Charging central air followup, side valve, open ticket
side valve, open ticket, freon: AHH !!! I knew something was wrong. Sounds like the school is second rate. The readings are GOOD. Leave it alone. No damage. The compressor has internal protectors. He did not need to shut the valve. Just screw the gauge on. (be quick)(Have the unit off...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Charging a Goodman 5 ton 410 two stage heat pump in heating mode, subcool, subcooling
subcool, subcooling, azeotropic: Trever, The tech is all wet. Degrees above ambient is completely wrong. You need to check the specs for that unit against ambient and check the superheat (fixed orifice) or subcool (tx metering) against the Goodman chart that came with the unit. If you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Charging my home air conditioner unit, suction side, freon
suction side, freon, home air conditioner: The gauges look to be hooked up right. Small line is the high side and the large line is the suction side (low side). 60 to 70 low & 225-240 high are close to normal (considering all factors). When the freon is hooked up to the gauges, you can charge from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cheap Heating, cold summer, student accommodation
cold summer, student accommodation, keg: Get a 16 gal keg. Post a notice at the soroity house. After the party gets going it will not matter. Thats what we did in 64 . Get serious, there is no cheap way to HEAT. Other wise everyone would be doing it. (& not paying) You could put on an extra...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cheap Heating, canvas walls, pop up camper
canvas walls, pop up camper, ceramic heater: Rob, the best thing I could suggest is to get a ceramic heater and use it in whatever area you are in at the moment. It will cost some power to use, however you have the benefit of not heating an entire structure, just the needed area. I use this type heater...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chest Freezer in Attic, unfinished upstairs, chest freezer
unfinished upstairs, chest freezer, cold in the winter: In the winter months it would not hardly come on and in the summer months is would run a lot.....Balancing out during the course of a year. Go with it if you need to put it there.....You will not lose any food. I would consider an alarm should the unit fail...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chest freezer issue, chest freezer, white westinghouse
chest freezer, white westinghouse, vacuum pump: Now that you have repaired the hole...be sure it will withstand 400 psi, you must install an access valve to put freon in and then remove all the air from the lines with a vacuum pump...Do you have one of those? If you need further assistance, feel free to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chest freezer issue, dupont refrigerant, contraction rate
dupont refrigerant, contraction rate, dupont trademark: Joe, Good man! Make sure that he changes the dryer though (no matter what). :) Actually, I may be a little of a smart-ass. However, I don t hold anything back, and sometimes, THAT is what people don t like. Why sugar coat things though??? Tell it like...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chimney conversion, chimney safety institute, chimney sweep
chimney safety institute, chimney sweep, gas fireplace: Thank you for writing I hope I can help. 1st when you say “gas fireplace” I think you mean you have gas logs in a masonry fire place? If so the converting back should be easy, you would need a CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) http://www.csia.org/...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chimney installation, roof joists, chimney installation
roof joists, chimney installation, floor joist: Tim, I assume your talking about a metal chimney, Type A for solid flue burning. Most all require an inch or more clearance from combustible material. Most all building authority s require that the chimney be boxed all around between floors in a living...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chimney Leak for 10 years, hot water heater, gas hot water heater
hot water heater, gas hot water heater, b vent: AJ, If you run a new vent pipe for a gas hot water heater it needs to be a Type B vent. Type B is a manufactured vent, it has an aluminum inside pipe should be the size of your water heater vent three or four inches, the outside is galvanized pipe. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chirping/squeaking in freezer, your response to someone else, freezer section, refrigerator section
freezer section, refrigerator section, motor shaft: That applies to you, but there are different reasons for the fan to chirp, it is best to follow my previous answer also before buying a fan, it may just need a lube, or you may have ice in there or a blade that is starting to come off the motor shaft and the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Choosing A/C unit, moderate climates, heating and cooling systems
moderate climates, heating and cooling systems, heatpump: Bill, It all depends on where you live. The climate will decide which is best for you. A heat pump will only work in moderate climates. I m not too familiar with heating and cooling systems, although I have worked on them (I am mainly appliances). Both have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Choosing a new system, duct work, baffles
duct work, baffles, thermostats: Alan, I assume your duct work is sized to Handel 1,000 CFM of air flow for the 2.5 unit and 1,600 CFM for the 4 ton unit. For a unit 6.5 ton s you need a large enough duct system to move 2,600 CFM plus your going to be running a 6.5 compressor, motors, blowers...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chothes washer staining clothes, dear mike, transmission oil
dear mike, transmission oil, appliance parts: Dear Mike, In my experience, you must have introduced something into your washer or the substance you are getting on your clothing is transmission oil. I would need the Make & Model number of your unit to determine possible other options.....If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chronotherm III function, chronotherm iii, recovery mode
chronotherm iii, recovery mode, time program: This is normal. If it operated soley on its program, depending on how hot or cold and the mode required, it may start running several hours before the time program. It is designed to be at set point at the programmed time, so it will cycle for brief periods...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chronotherm III, chronotherm iii, low voltage transformer
chronotherm iii, low voltage transformer, honeywell thermostat: This may be more information than requested, but since you asked about the C terminal, I will give you a crash course on thermostats. The low voltage transformer has two outputs to create 24 volts. Every 24 volt device requires both of these legs to operate....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chrysler Air Conditioner, condenser fan motor, motor shaft
condenser fan motor, motor shaft, fan blade: Steve, I think you have a condenser fan motor that is running under stress. Try to get some oil onto the motor shaft where it comes out of the motor, Get some WD-40 spray oil with a plastic extension spout and squirt a few squirts into the motor shaft area,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chrysler AirTemp, chrysler airtemp, fan controls
chrysler airtemp, fan controls, fan switch: Linda, Furnaces have fan switches that determine when your blower starts and when it stops. There are lots and lots of different fan switches, Most of them are adjustable, I don t know what type is on your furnace but if you can trace the electric wiring...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chrysler Airtemp Furnace, chrysler airtemp, blower wheel
chrysler airtemp, blower wheel, replacing a furnace: Diane, I happened on your rating response today - unfortunately they do not email me ratings and I didn t see it until now. If you will respond to this and mark your response Private I will answer back with my email address so you can send the picture....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chrysler Airtemp g-10, chrysler airtemp, pilot flame
chrysler airtemp, pilot flame, pilot light: Tracy, Could be a draft on the pilot light blowing it away from the thermocouple. Could be a weak thermocouple or loose connection where it screws into the Baso. Could be a weak or dirty pilot flame. Make sure all the covers are on the furnace openings....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Church ventilation, natural ventilation, speed fans
natural ventilation, speed fans, doors and windows: Richard, Ceiling fans just kind of stir the air around in the area. Even if you could exhaust the hot air out from the ceiling you would need to bring in the outside air to replenish what you exhausted, If it s 80 degrees inside and 90 degrees outside your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CIRCULATOR PUMP CONSTANTLY STAYS ON AND DOES NOT SHUT OFF, cg series, baseboard
cg series, baseboard, thermostats: Thanks for the question. Since the circulator is on, it means that it is getting the message to heat the house. I would start with checking both thermostats. Maybe you have a bad one. If thats not it, then you need to check the boiler wiring Eri...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CIRCULATOR PUMP CONSTANTLY STAYS ON AND DOES NOT SHUT OFF, cg series, zone valves
cg series, zone valves, voltage control: Aswin, Sounds like you have a problem with your low voltage control wiring. Your pump should start when the thermostat calls for heat And stop when it is satisfied. There are a few different ways to wire in the controls and its hard to say which way your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CIRCULATOR PUMP CONSTANTLY STAYS ON AND DOES NOT SHUT OFF, refrigerators dishwashers, hot water heaters
refrigerators dishwashers, hot water heaters, cg series: I am sorry, we work on the household appliances such as washers, dryers, ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers and microwaves, but not hot water heaters or heating systems, maybe there is another expert on board that can help. Try looking for a plumbing and heating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Circuit Board replacement, carrier hvac, wiring connections
carrier hvac, wiring connections, serviceman: If you turn the power off on the unit, write down all the wiring connections, a circuit board is one of the most simple repairs. I have no doubt you can replace it, there are usually only four screws, one in each corner holding the board in. I usually write...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Circulating air blower works on "on" but not "auto", thermostat control, amrad engineering
thermostat control, amrad engineering, relay circuit: Since the fan operates in the run position, it eliminates the capacitor as the problem. The capacitor in the outdoor unit is for the outdoor fan and the compressor, thus the dual run portion. There is either a defective cooling relay, circuit board, or the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Circulator pumps vs. zone valves, hot water tank, buderus boilers
hot water tank, buderus boilers, room thermostats: i feel that i answered your question more than adaquately if you read carefully i advised you the reason for not using just circulators if you use just zone valves you r relying on one circulator for whole house not always a good idea if covering a long...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CLEARANCES FOR GAS FIRED HEATERS, high efficiency furnace, electric water heater
high efficiency furnace, electric water heater, gas furnaces: These high efficiency furnace nowadays are pretty small, about 42 high X 17 wide, about 28 deep, or so.The wall clearances are usually 1 but need to have 6 from the front to the door inside.Flue pipe may be the biggest problem. The pipe is usually 3 or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CLothes Dryer, 3 prong receptacle vs 4 prong cord, clothes dryer, prong
clothes dryer, prong, appliance parts: Hello Karen, You can convert it back to a three prong cord which would be the easiest and most practical at this time. We have them in stock for 9.95 + 5.95 shipping and then we can tell you how to wire it up. You do not have to be an electrician...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clean Coil in Trane Model, trane air handler, gmail
trane air handler, gmail, field knowledge: Believe it or not, there really are not directions out there for such a thing. It is just field knowledge that allows us mechs. to do work. Just remove the front panels from the unit, and the coil is right there. Follow the directions on the coil cleaner...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cleaning the Coil, indoor coil, degree difference
indoor coil, degree difference, hvac unit: Most of the time, water build up is due to a plugged drain line. I suggest you clean out the drain line. At 2 years old, unless you have abused the unit, the indoor coil should not need to be cleaned, and the outside coil can be cleaned with some degreaser...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cleaning Evaporator Coil, narrow tip, indoor coil
narrow tip, indoor coil, need some suggestions: Sreedhar, No mention of the age of the equipment , but assuming it s old,you can clean the rust in the drain pan by using a vacuum cleaner with a narrow tip so it can pick up the sediments . Avoid using pressure as it may cause a leak ,If your fins at the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cleaning a Furnace, 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: Cleaning hvac and continuously running a/c, strange advice, cheap option
strange advice, cheap option, fan belt: Caution. You got some strange advice. Yes you can clean it yourself. Pro s don t like to do that. It is dirty & messy. What did they say needed cleaning? Inside or outside? How old is the A/C unit?? How old is the furnace?? Does the furnace have a fan belt...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cleaning Refrigerator Condensor Coils, pet supply store, lowe s
pet supply store, lowe s, home depot: Hello George, Unfortunately, there is no trick. They are a tough one, you need a coil brush and a lot of patience. Lowe s and Home Depot usually sell them. In your case, you may want to go to a pet supply store and get an aquarium brush, they are...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cleaning Trane XE80 evaporator coils, degree difference, air vent
degree difference, air vent, gmail: The cost to remove the coil and clean it does not sound out of line, but I am not sure I would spend that on a unit that is 12 years old. I might be better off getting a new unit, which should save some power and you might be able to write off some of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cleaning vent/filter, vent filter, blower wheel
vent filter, blower wheel, left hand side: Lisa, First, unplug the dryer. Remove the lint screen, and then the 2 screws at the lint chute. Place a screwdriver at each front corner, and lift the top up. Remove the 2 screws holding the front panel on, and remove the front panel. You can access the inner...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clear communication with HVAC contractors, furnace replacement, replacement job
furnace replacement, replacement job, hvac contractors: Larry, It s a sign of the times. I don t know where your job is but in my area there is so much work going on in the construction field that you can t get anybody to bid a job let alone get them to do it. There backlogged so far they don t have time...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cleaver Brooks Boiler Problem, cleaver brooks boiler, assy
cleaver brooks boiler, assy, electronic ignition: Steve, I have not encountered this particular problem with this boiler. With an electronic ignition, the only other device which could be suspect is the control box which has the ignitor wire on it going to the pilot assembly. This is the brain of the device,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clicking Noise in Outdoor Heat pUmp Unit, liquid refrigerant, salem ct
liquid refrigerant, salem ct, expansion valve: Gary, When a system is low on refrigerant and the liquid is flashing to vapor before the expansion valve it sounds like an intermittent rushing noise - more like water in a pipe. When you describe a noise as clicking I tend to thing more of a metallic...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clicking noise when combustion air motor running., combustion blower, combustion air
combustion blower, combustion air, air booster: Well, when a tech has that kind of weird problem you get a new combustion air blower motor. But, doing it yourself(which I like since I like fixing things myself) you have an option, particularly if a new motor will cost, say $250. I m not too sure about the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clicking noise in heat pump, split unit, mid way
split unit, mid way, heat exchanger: Tam, Proubly something associated with the condenser fan? That s about the only thing I can think of that might click mid-way through a cycle. I think somebody has to open the unit and run it in order to pinpoint the clicking sound. Being CAUTIOUS of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clicking noise, downstairs unit, noise question
downstairs unit, noise question, gmail: I really do not have any answers for you. Considering I can not hear the clicking sound, I am not sure what to tell you. The clicking could be nothing to worry about. I would just keep watch on it the next few days, and see if it goes away or gets louder....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clicking sound from heater, expansion and contraction, gas furnace
expansion and contraction, gas furnace, instillation: Gregory, I m pretty sure what your hearing is expansion and contraction from the heat exchanger? You didn t say what you had the only description I got was heater ? If you have a gas furnace there may have been a shipping bracket securing the heat exchanger...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Climate Master AC, climate master, geothermal system
climate master, geothermal system, wall unit: Bruce, If you could find the model number of your system, it would help greatly. Also, is it a straight cool air conditioner (with a furnace inside) or is it a heat pump (electric heat through a reverse cycle a/c)? Fans on outdoor units usually do not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clogged A./C drain line, drip pan, vent pipes
drip pan, vent pipes, drip pans: Tom, You didn t say but I assume your Central A/C unit is in the attic. The coil has a built on drip pan under it with a 3/4 drain connection off the side of the drip pan, the drip pan is fairly shallow about 1 , There is no pressure on the drain line...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clogged floor drain for AC condensation line, sewer machine, floor drain
sewer machine, floor drain, p trap: Below floor level there is a P trap. In order to unclog the drain you will need a sewer machine that has an electric motor and a small cable to go through the P trap. Also, if it is stopping up, you might be having plumbing issues bigger than just the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clogged PVC, copper wire, tight loop
copper wire, tight loop, drain line: use anything to unclog the line. if the line is flexable I run a piece of #12 bare copper wire through it. put a tight loop on the end so it does not catch. flush the line with lots of water. when done, clean the line with a mix of water & bleach. yes, a small...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clogged PVC, pvc union, drip pan
pvc union, drip pan, downward slope: John, I don t know how your furnace is installed or what type of coil you have, or how the installer chose to run the drain line? Whichever type coil you have it has built on drip pan, the drip pan is only about an inch deep, it has a 3/4 drain opening on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Closing HVAC vents vs. closing dampers, internal switches, zone system
internal switches, zone system, allexperts: not being fully aware of the original conversation makes it difficult to comment but as a rule shutting down vents too much restricts air flow and in some aircon situations can cause excessive condensation etc. the furnace would not overheat as it has...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Closing vents to control temperature, cubic feet per minute, story townhome
cubic feet per minute, story townhome, 4 vents: Liisa, Your cooling coil in your inside A/C unit needs an amount of air to pass through it (CFM Cubic Feet per Minute) If that amount of air doesn t pass through the coil the coil will freeze over and given enough time it can turn into a blob of ice. If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cloth Washer, maytag washing machine, maytag washer
maytag washing machine, maytag washer, clutch system: The Kenmore washer you have is a very good machine manufactured by Whirlpool. It has a direct drive system that has been in service for many years. It s average life is at least 19 years because we are still repairing the first models ever made. Life span...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes Dryer, clothes dryer, plastic seat
clothes dryer, plastic seat, barrow: Most Frigidaire dryers have a bearing the back of the drum, the socket goes dry and then the drum starts to wear into the plastic seat, once worn, you get metal on metal. It is a common repair, but you will have to open your dryer and check that bearing....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes Dryer, vent hose, motor shaft
vent hose, motor shaft, blower wheel: Hello Terry, 1st up, are you sure the clothes are tumbling inside? When you checked the coils, did you look at the belt to see if it were stretched out or dry rotted or cracked, it could be slipping. The blower wheel is in the lint housing, is it spinning...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes Dryer Odor, clothes dryer, electric dryer
clothes dryer, electric dryer, question thanks: Holly, The problem is not with the dryer, but with the washer. Whirlpool have a cleanout procedure for these machines. I have to send it as an email however, because it might not copy correctly if I just cut and paste it, and there is no link. If you would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes Dryer Output vent hose, vent connection, vent hose
vent connection, vent hose, one ninety: Harry, The Vent connection on your dryer points strait out the back, You make one ninety degree turn and it heads up towards the ceiling. If you want the vent to come out ether side you have to make one ninety degree turn sideways and one ninety degree turn...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes Dryer running too long, dryer vent, clothes dryer
dryer vent, clothes dryer, heating coil: You must remove the vent hose and put a thermometer in there while the dryer is running, when the temperature starts to drop you must check for 110 volts at the round motor on the back of the timer in the console, if you do not get 110 volts at the timer motor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes Dryer Smell, white westinghouse, clothes dryer
white westinghouse, clothes dryer, appliance parts: Dear L, Are you venting the dryer to the outside or do you have an internal vent? What voltage dryer are you running? 110 volts or 220 volts? Make & Model number please...If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes Dryer Not Working, metal latch, door switch
metal latch, door switch, clothes dryer: I agree about the door switch....Until it is repaired, unplug the dryer from the wall. Try to locate the model number and we will then tell you how to gain access to the dryer door switch...supplying you with the part number, pricing and availability. Look...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes Dryer, vent hose, clothes dryer
vent hose, clothes dryer, heating element: Terry, usually if the dryer heats at all the element is good. Normally if the dryer takes to long to dry, it s aventing problem. If the vent gets clogged, or the vent hose kinked it can t get rid of the moisture, and it takes quite a bit longer to dry. Mik...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes dryer not heating in drum, lint trap, rear vent
lint trap, rear vent, dryer vent: Hello Randy, You have me confused.....you tell me the temperature reads 220 degrees coming out of the dryer vent yet there is no heat inside the dryer drum. Bottom line here is that the 220 degree air you are telling me is coming out of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes dryer not heating, sears kenmore, limit thermostat
sears kenmore, limit thermostat, electric clothes dryer: Dear Tom, First of all keep in mind we do sell parts...that s how we pay our bills. Secondly, we will not sell you something we do not feel you need to make the repair. Thanks for the model number. The unit you have was built by Whirlpool and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes dryer, vent tube, ge model
vent tube, ge model, dear bill: Dear Bill, Pat yourself on the back. That is a good temperature come out of the vent tube fro the dryer. Make sure before you put the hose back on that the exhaust is clean all the way out to the louvered door on your outside exhaust. If you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes dryger, gas dryer, lowe s
gas dryer, lowe s, dryer receptacle: Dale, I cannot make any sense of what this wiring setup is all about. The outlet needs to be a dryer receptacle, with 4 wires going to it - red/white/black, and a bare copper ground. If it does not, you will need to contact an electrician to wire the outlet...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes still wet at end of cycle, drive pulley, transmission shaft
drive pulley, transmission shaft, lid switch: It s a Magic Chef design washing machine and in my opinion, was never a very good machine. It is prone to have problems....just a manner of when. First thing I would do is check the drive pulley on the transmission shaft. There is a gear assembly which...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes still wet at end of cycle, business card size, lid switch
business card size, lid switch, series numbers: In order for us to provide you accurate information and supply you with the correct manufactures part numbers , we will need the complete model number, serial number and batch or series numbers (if applicable) found on a business card size metal/foil plate....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes Washer, clothes washer, ge model
clothes washer, ge model, drain hose: Yes it probably is the pump. When you drop the drain line it gravity drains. The pump is electric and could have something stuck in it. First disconnect the power and then check the pump for small items, strings from clothes and so forth. Then reassemble...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes washer not working., dial settings, clothes washer
dial settings, clothes washer, circuit tester: Hi Bob, You could actually remove the timer motor and the unit would operate as normal with the exception that the timer would not advance to the next cycle whatever that may be. I wish I had a schematic of your wiring...It s a Sears unit manufactured...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Clothes washer, business card size, clothes washer
business card size, clothes washer, automatic washer: Hello Dwayne, In order for us to provide you accurate information and supply you with the correct manufactures part numbers , we will need the complete model number, serial number and batch or series numbers (if applicable) found on a business...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cnetral Air Compressor, air compressor, time delay
air compressor, time delay, thermostat: It sounds as though when a cooling cycle ends, the unit attempts to start back up too soon and the compressor is bucking against the system pressure before they can equalize in the system. Try installing a time delay on the compressor circuit to keep the compressor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: COMFORT POT BELLY STOVE, pot belly stoves, pot belly stove
pot belly stoves, pot belly stove, combustion air: Jaime, I m not an expert on Pot Belly Stoves But. The damper on the pipe is to turn the draft down, if your burning a chunk of something solid in the stove like wood or coal or just about anything solid that will burn and you want it to last longer and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: COMFORTMAKER CAC 030G AIR CONDITIONER, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, electrical tester
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, electrical tester, comfortmaker: Edward, You can check with an electrical tester for what type of power your getting to where. The 24 volts that pulls the contactor together and sends the 220 on to the compressor and to the condenser fan comes from the inside unit. The condenser or the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: COMPARISON, jen goodman, seer rating
jen goodman, seer rating, luxair: Jen, OK that makes better sense, Last question I got you were comparing a 2-ton against a 4-ton. The SEER business is the efficiency of the unit, It s how much electricity the outside ONLY unit uses, the inside air handler is basically the same no matter...

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CONCORD ULTRA V TECH 80, old furnace, fan blower
old furnace, fan blower, mechanical skills: Neil, Check your filter,can you verify that the blower is not working, if you have a meter you should be able to verify power to the motor, with some basic mechanical skills this should be fairly straight forward. Let me know if you are comfortable with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CONDENSATION LEAKING FROM OUTSIDE DRAIN LINES, drip pans, drip water
drip pans, drip water, drain pipes: Shay, If your talking about air conditioning cooling coil drip pans and there drain lines dripping water? the drain lines are supposed to drip water when water drips into the pan. Water is not supposed to be in the drip pans that drip out side below the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CONVERTING ELECTRIC TO GAS, electric baseboard, electric furnace
electric baseboard, electric furnace, electric heat: If you are talking about coverting from an electric furnace to gas, I would say it would be beneficial. If you have electric baseboard, probably not as you can only operate the heaters as needed room to room. Also if you have baseboard heat, there is not ductwork...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: COOL FLOORS HEAT DUCTS IN CEILING, cold floors, heat ducts
cold floors, heat ducts, laundry room: Generally, replacing the furnace will not get the floors warm. The duct work needs to be designed, to put the warm air, on the floor. A poorly designed duct work system causes all kinds of problems. This kind of a thing is hard to solve with out seeing it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: COPELAND COMPRESSOR JUST SITTING HERE, copeland compressor, copland compressor
copeland compressor, copland compressor, pfv: Ruben, If someone went to the trouble to crimp and weld the line it may be a good compressor. I wouldn t take a chance on it if I was looking for one even if it were free not knowing it s history, Evacuating, decontaminating, charging, and connecting would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Codes, emergency lighting, current association
emergency lighting, current association, fire zones: Ed, I couldn t even begin to tell you what the requirements for your building might be. Most municipalities have several different fire zones and the requirements depend on the zone. The occupancy of the building also determines what is needed. Such as...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A Coil, rust damage, gmail
rust damage, gmail, supply houses: If the plenum is insulated, the insulation ought to be replace after being soaked with water for an long time. It it hard to say if you will be able to get a new pan. Sometimes they can be cleaned out and sealed with fiberglass or epoxy. You might even...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coil Cleaning, 400 bucks, interior components
400 bucks, interior components, c unit: If it s a package units, you should have inner coils? 400 is probably ther going rate and it is challenging to clean without knowing where water can escape into the ductwork through. Plus getting interior components wet can make it a terrible mess when you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coil & Compressor Damage, compressor failure, power spike
compressor failure, power spike, rooftop unit: It is more likely that the coil leak caused unit to get low on refer. Once it got low enough, the heat started to build up in the compressor. It is hard to say if the heat caused the problem, the power spike or the combo of the two. I would guess the leak...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A-Coil cleaner, coil cleaner, bad shape
coil cleaner, bad shape, drain pan: Depends on the amount of contamination and level of impaction within the coil. If it is light, I would suggest a non-foaming cleanser and it should do the trick. If it is in bad shape, get a foaming cleanser, and take precautions not to overflow the drain...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A Coil freezes up, drip plate, compressor oil
drip plate, compressor oil, freon: A low charge or low air flow are the two main reasons a coil will ice up. With a clean coil, it is most likely the charge. The leak must be located and repaired. A leaking system allows some compressor oil to also escape and eventually the compressor will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coil freezes up and outside unit will not shut off, unit 99, condenser
unit 99, condenser, btu: 99% of the time it is because the unit is low on refrigerant. This means the coils will freeze up and cause the unit to operate poorly. Also, check the filters. Any restiriction will cause the unit to freeza up. Do not attempt to keep using the unit as it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A Coil freezes up, drip plate, gmail
drip plate, gmail, expansion valve: You have a problem with the unit. The problem could be an air flow issue, check the fan and make sure it is running on high speed. I could be a instulation problem, line size problem, units are mismatched, bad expansion valve. Without knowing all of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coil freezing after repair, clean filter, freon
clean filter, freon, airflow: Frank, Set your thermostat to fan on. Turn the cooling off. Take the filter out of your unit. Make sure there is nothing blocking your return air grills. Let the blower in your unit run with the cooling off for as long as it takes to defrost the coil...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coil Replacement, coolant levels, gmail
coolant levels, gmail, hottest day: Hmmm....If only half of the coil is working, then the coolant , which is actually refergerent, would not show as being fine . I would think that the pressures and temps would be way out of wack. It is possible that the tech may reset something and just...

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coil and refrigerant lines freezing up, refrigerant lines, oil transfer
refrigerant lines, oil transfer, contactor: Well, well Jamie lets see how many ways can cause these things to make ice! You have a tricky one since it seems to happen after the techs are gone. Main thing to cause ice is lack of airflow across the evaporator coil.Can be low on freon too but that s been...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coil replcaement, allstyle coils, duct seal
allstyle coils, duct seal, filtration system: Cindy, I have no sense for the difficulty level of what is being proposed, but for everything you have described the price is reasonable for a good contractor that will do the job right and stand behind his work. The AprilAire filter is to be installed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coil and suction lines ice up, refrigerant system, indoor coil
refrigerant system, indoor coil, suction lines: David, Even a rusty condensor has no problem providing the proper amount of refrigerant to an indoor unit. Rust is an external condition and has absolutely no bearing on the refrigerant system at all. The worst that rust on the outdoor unit can do is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A Coil, high efficiency furnace, degree air
high efficiency furnace, degree air, c unit: If both the coil and the cond unit are the same tonnage, then they ought to work togather. At 14 yrs old, that outdoor unit is at its life end. I can not tell you whether or not the unit is running properly without all the needed info. Make sure the attic...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coils Freezing up on air handler, proper air flow, inlet pipes
proper air flow, inlet pipes, ac unit: In response to your question, you may be low on charge (freon) have you check your air filter if it is dirty you may want to change it with out proper air flow across the coils they will start to ice over also you may have them check the coil and see if it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coils Freezing Over, thick slab, hvac system
thick slab, hvac system, coils: Jeremy, Check your airflow by just running the fan, the coils will freeze up for a few reasons the 2 most common are airflow or loss of refrigerant charge. When checking the coil you need to look at as if you are looking at the entrance of the coil, the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coils freezing over on central air conditioning, allexpert, central air conditioning
allexpert, central air conditioning, home appliances: Hello Stan, Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coin slide on washer stuck, coin operated washing machine, coin box
coin operated washing machine, coin box, model number: Hello Ed, Is there anything stopping the tray from sliding in? Was the coin box full prior to this? We need a make and the model number and your direct email address to look up your system and possibly send you a file showing the inside of the coin...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coke MAchine, coke machine, schrader valve
coke machine, schrader valve, side valve: Those line tap valves are ok short term, but I do not trust them long term. I recommend that a shrader fitting be BRAZED into the system on the high and low sides, a new filter dryer installed, and the system properly evacuated and charged. If you want to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coke machine, coke machine, schrader valve
coke machine, schrader valve, side valve: George, Because it s illegal to add refrigerant to a leaking system (which it IS leaking, since refrigerant never wears out , and needs topping up ). The repairman didn t do you a favour by topping it up, but in fact broke the law. In Canada, the fines...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Air Ducts, cold air return ducts, cold air return
cold air return ducts, cold air return, electric heaters: Abe, You would be subject to drafts from any duct opening, All the return air duct openings are connected to each other. If your not using the ducts close the openings off, if they have grills on them remove the grill stuff some insulation in to block the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Air Ducts, cold air return ducts, cold air return
cold air return ducts, cold air return, electric heaters: I am assuming that all of this ductwork is inside and not exposed to the outdoors in any way. By nature of warm air rising, you can get this draft effect. I have a two story home and with the upstairs door open, you can feel the a/c air falling into the downstairs....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Air Return, cold air return, furnace room
cold air return, furnace room, resistance increases: The shape does not matter. Flex ducting looses is effectiveness, unless stretched as tight as a drum. Otherwise the internal resistance increases as the material relaxes. This relaxing causes humps inside the duct. They increase resistance to air flow. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Air Return Grills, cold air return, slats
cold air return, slats, grills: Jill, They should point whichever way that you want the air to flow. For registers placed high on the wall, either way works, but pointing up will usually cause the air to move to the opposite side of the room better. I hope this helps, Blak...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Air Return Modification, cold air return, inchs
cold air return, inchs, rule of thumb: BIG concerns. The newer furnaces need an increased amount of return air. Older duct systems are usually under sized on the returns. A whisper needs air, to keep the internal temp., with-in proper limits. Sounds like you are looking for headroom. OK. Measure...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Air Return, cold air return, clever idea
cold air return, clever idea, open bottom: Interesting configuration. If they are both hooked to the same duct, the answer is easy. Hot air rises, open top- close bottom when using A/C. Open bottom during heating season. Clever idea. It will help each system work better (A/C and heating). Thanks...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Air Returns, return ducts, cold air
return ducts, cold air, furnace: Hi John,Where were these returns they closed ?? You have returns to insure return air gets back to the furnace to be recycled. Return air cannot travel very far, nor around too many corners. Don t forget if a room is sealed tight with a supply air grille there...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold air when furnace starts, 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: Cold air Returns, blower assembly, furnace
blower assembly, furnace, cold air: Edwin, You need enough air going to your furnace to feed it s requirements all depending on what size furnace you have blowing air or what size blower assembly is in the furnace. The grill size in the floor or the wall doesn t mean that s how much air your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold air return in a basement rec room, cold air return, gas furnace
cold air return, gas furnace, heat duct: I believe it really does not matter if the vents are on the floor or ceiling. I have seen homes built both ways with vents in all sorts of positions. Most of the time it seems wherever the vents will fit is where they are put. Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold air return, etc., return air grilles, cold air return
return air grilles, cold air return, vent openings: 1.The paper faces inside & is suffice for a barrier. 2. Air diverted to the basement is lost to the upstairs. Select locations carefully for grilles to avoid a lot of lost air to upstairs(further away from the furnace)& that will throw the air in a direction...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold air return in a heating & A/C system, water ingress, cold air return
water ingress, cold air return, aluminum screen: its normal for the heating return in an air system to be as low as possible but is usually low in the wall however i have seen them in the floor i would advise that you screen the duct with medium / fine mesh aluminum screen similar to fly / speaker screen...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Basement, upstairs and downstairs, cold basement
upstairs and downstairs, cold basement, zonex: Ben, Where is the furnace located, I have yet to see a furnace installed in basement or attic of a multi level home where there were several runs coming from the furnace to the farthest area to be conditioned. Typically there is 1 or sometimes 2 runs that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Finished Basement, heat ducts, hot hair
heat ducts, hot hair, gas heat: A rule of physics: Hot air rises. I would install a supply air grille in the ducts on the side of the basement away from the opening to the upstairs so that the heated air sweeps across the basement to upstairs. I would presume the return air grille is upstairs....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Floors, wall studs, cold floors
wall studs, cold floors, floor model: The least expensive option would be to install a ceiling fan and set the direction of the fan to blow the air towards the floor. If the motor speed is set any higher, the heat exchanger will not get hot enough to allow the unit to provide sufficient heat....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold/Hard Start Kit, frequent power outages, wind storms
frequent power outages, wind storms, olympia washington: You need to look at the generator and see if the 9k is the rated run or the peak. A hard start kit can help with the dimming lights and can also help with it running on the generator. You might be able to run the heatpump with nothing else drawing power...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold/Hot Rooms, damper settings, cold air return
damper settings, cold air return, builders warranty: Hi Jim,Air distribution is so critical for the longevity of a system & you have hit it head on. The method a 2 story house is built creates this problem & I see that problem was exacerbated in your house by the location of the downstairs unit in the attic....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Return Question, cold air return, flow area
cold air return, flow area, cooling coil: Terri, It could be a proublem, it all depends on how much return air free air flow area you have all together that feeds your furnace or whatever the return is for, you didn t say. Anyway your unit can only blow out what it can suck in, If it doesn t get...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cold Room, unobstructed path, clean filter
unobstructed path, clean filter, cold room: Jef, Probably the only control that you have over air flow are dampers that are in the supply registers. You can shut some down and open others. Every supply register needs an unobstructed path for the air it blows out to be able to flow too a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No Cold Water coming out, mixing valve, plastic hose
mixing valve, plastic hose, hard job: Hello Hope and Peter, It is not a hard job, four wires and a clear plastic hose and of course your fill hoses. Here is a link to Sears that will give you diagrams of your unit, that way you can see what comes apart and what does not. http://www3.sears.com/Paul/document_search.asp?bnd_id=0582&prd_typ_id=0153000&model_num=11026832692&doc_id=&model_desc=AUTOMATIC%20WASHER&...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coldroom, coldroom, mt kenya
coldroom, mt kenya, climate conditions: Patrick, You would need to add dehumidification unit(s) to the coldroom or to design the existing system to remove more humidity. You will need to get a mechanical engineer involved so that all the variables can be considered. He will have to take into...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coldspot refrigerator leaking water, freezer models, evaporator coils
freezer models, evaporator coils, crisper drawer: 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: Coldspot refrigerator, refrigerator freezer, refrigerator section
refrigerator freezer, refrigerator section, greenwood ms: Glad to hear you have found and repaired the problem....If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or you can visit our website at http://www.affordableappliance.com Keep in mind we do stock 1000 s of Major Home...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Air Conditioner Control, tralier, air conditioner
tralier, air conditioner, thermostat: Is the outside unit running? 80 s, tralier house.....Is this a Coleman ?? If so, look for a second switch that must be flipped for proper operation. If you do not have a manual, go to Colemans web site. The manuals are available on line. Good luc...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Air conditioner, degreaser, gmail
degreaser, gmail, garden hose: There is a good chance that it is tripping when it tries to start. If it does not have one, then a hard start needs to be installed to give the compressor some added starting power. You could also have a bad breaker. You can also have a dirty cond. coil...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman C/A- Coil Freezing, copper tubing, indoor coil
copper tubing, indoor coil, air flow: There are two reasons a unit will ice. There is low air flow. Make sure the indoor coil is clean. If there is good air flow, the unit charge is most likely low. If low, there has a leak developed and must be repaired or the charge will leak out again. Thanks,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman A/C problem, propane heat, c unit
propane heat, c unit, thermostat: John, I don t think I can help you, you have some kind of thermostat that I m not familiar with? As far as I know, or it s my experience that you need at least three wires for a heating and cooling thermostat. You can use a two wire thermostat but you have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman A/c unit freezes up at elbow, c unit, blower motor
c unit, blower motor, freon: Hello Ryan, Either the thermostat is stuck on, which could be caused by a burned contact in one of the contactors and the unit is running continually or you could be low on freon. However, we do not service central A/C s anymore, so we are not experts...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman central heat and air, printed circuit board, fan work
printed circuit board, fan work, blower fan: If your unit has a printed circuit board in it, that is a possible cause. Something else it could be if the fan as multible speeds, more air flow is used for cooling so maybe the high speed is bad. I am not sure what to tell you though, as I have not seen...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman DGA090BTA air conditioner, ace hardware, replacement hose
ace hardware, replacement hose, drain hose: Get a hose from the hardware store (like ACE Hardware)(they have all kinds & colors of hose). It is easy, yes you can do it. If the air is not as cold as it used to be, that is a different problem. I would suspect it is getting low on freon. (small........leak)...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Electric Furnace with A/C 3400-820, cabnet doors, electric furnace
cabnet doors, electric furnace, e mail: Here s what you do. Look on the cabnet doors & inside the front of the furnace. There should be a wiring schematic. Follow the wires, from part to part. Replace, per diagram. You can go to Coleman s web site. They have diagrams. Hope this helps. I ll pray...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Evcon Air Cond. Problem, coleman evcon, dirty coils
coleman evcon, dirty coils, air cond: It would appear the unit has iced up. To help speed up the defrost, set the t-stat to off, and set the fan to on. Units freeze up because...dirty filters, dirty coils, something blocking the air intake, duct work colapse, low on refergeriant, poor air flow,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Evcon Heating and cooling system, coleman evcon, cooling system
coleman evcon, cooling system, culprit: I can only speculate at the problem you might have, but I would probably venture a guess that you have a bad breaker that isn t showing up tripped. Try switching on and off of any breaker that mnight be tied into the system and if one feels tight or won t...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman evcon central unit, coleman evcon, volt power
coleman evcon, volt power, compressor unit: Glen, Make sure you have electric power to the inside unit. The inside and the outside units are on different separate circuits. The 24 volt power from the inside unit s transformer goes to the thermostat R post. The thermostat distributes the power...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Furnace, double wides, heating systems
double wides, heating systems, furnace: Linda, There has to be at least one return air some place that the furnace can draw air from, The furnace can only blow out as much air as it draws in. It may be covered up with something and can t get any air causing the burner to shut down, check the filter...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Furnace Ignition Problem, glow coil, surface ignitor
glow coil, surface ignitor, americanhvac: Ron, First let me say that I don t keep catalogs, literature on all the hundreds of heating and cooling appliances so I can t look up model numbers. I don t know what your igniter is if it s a spark ignition, a glow coil, a hot shoe, or something else. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Furnace Model 7680B Series 856, furnace blower, natural gas heater
furnace blower, natural gas heater, limit switches: Jardy, I guess I can assume that the burner stays on and the exhaust blower stays on while the main furnace blower cycles on and off. I don t know what your fan switch is? some fan switches are activated by the tempature in the furnace and some are timed....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Furnace Model 7966A856, 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: Coleman Furnace, brain box, electronic brain
brain box, electronic brain, static electricity: What do you mean ignition switch ??? Do you mean the electronic, brain box ? Static electricity, improper grounding & electricity spikes, can cause the control box (Brain box) to go bad. Have the grounding checked. This kind of a problem is hard to find....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman furnace fire box crack, cracked heat, combustion chamber
cracked heat, combustion chamber, pilot light: Donna, It s called a heat exchanger or a combustion chamber. Cracks usually develop just above the pilot light if you have a standing pilot. You can t repair a cracked heat exchanger. Usually when you sell an inspector checks the furnace and then your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman furnace heater, furnace heater, limit switch
furnace heater, limit switch, best bet: Hi Jardy, sounds like there is a limit switch going off and on. When the heater gets to a certain temperature, it will trip the limit switch, when it cools down the heater will come back on, your best bet would be to get a Hvac tech in to fix the problem(before...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman furnace, pilot flame, gas valve
pilot flame, gas valve, voltage wires: Hi Randy, Lets start checking the pilot flame & thermocouple. Is the thermocouple line to the gas valve snug tight? Is the pilot flame heating the thermocouple about 1/2 or so? After checking the low voltage wires in the thermostat & furnace, turn the thermostat...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman HVAC, airfilters, gmail
airfilters, gmail, air filter: Well, if the evap coil is not dirty and plugged up and the air filter is ok, then more the likely you have a small leak in your system, and it is low on refergeriant. Those are the three most common problems for an iced up coil. I could be something else...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman heatng/air conditioning unit, kw hours, heat strips
kw hours, heat strips, drastic measures: If your bill is higher than last year and you know that it hasn t been colder this year to the point where you would have used more heat, I d say have a airconditioning tech look at your heater to make sure that it is running properly. They will be able to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman Mach - Blower/Fan Motor out, radial shaft, shaft replacement
radial shaft, shaft replacement, vibration noise: Before replacing the motor, try replacing the capacitor as this will cause the same problem you are indicating. If it still will not start, it has to be the motor and with a new motor you always replace the capacitor and this will already be done. Thanks ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman mobile home central air compressor wont start, minute time delay, electrical hookups
minute time delay, electrical hookups, compressor check: Craig, You didn t mention the age of your unit, if its old and the outdoor fan does not run maybe it s bound up ,physically turn it.As far as the buzzing sound goes the compressor may be attempting to start but its locked up hence drawing locked rotor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman roof air, honda eu3000is generator, pensacola florida
honda eu3000is generator, pensacola florida, bike trailer: Sorry....I wish I could help but we are strictly Major Home Appliance Help.....I would be as lost as you as to where to find the parts......Internet...a great resource....If you need further assistance, feel free to e-mail us at sales@affordableappliance.com...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Colman furnace Model DGAA090BDTA, colman furnace, long periods of time
colman furnace, long periods of time, 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: Combi boiler. No "on demand" hot water. (Glowworm 24ci), hot water on demand, domestic hot water
hot water on demand, domestic hot water, tempering valve: Andrew, If you are using the same boiler for heat and domestic hot water I would start with the tempering valve, should be piped between the domestic cold , boiler out and domestic hot. Hope this helps, any other questions please let me know. Osca...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Combination Boiler issues, combination boiler, pressure gage
combination boiler, pressure gage, pressure gauge: The pressure gauge needs to be replaced. As the water heats, the pressure rises. It may be cycling on high water pressure, but this can only be verified with a good pressure gauge. It may also be tripping off on a high temperature limit. Every boiler should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Combined (Microwave & Convention) Oven, monogram model, ge monogram
monogram model, ge monogram, door switches: Dear Jack, From my experience, one of the door switches is shorted. Everything is working but a microswitch where the door locking tabs activate the door switches. Check all the switches and then tell me how many protruding tabs your particular...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Combustion Air, hot water heater, furnace room
hot water heater, furnace room, combustion air: 1. Use a 7 duct and put a p-trap (heat trap)in the duct. That way inside air will not flow up the duct to the outside. But air will flow into the room as needed. The 180 degree turn (3 elbows) will stop the exit of warm air (which cost you money to heat....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Combustion blower on & off, combustion blower, rubber hoses
combustion blower, rubber hoses, pressure switch: There should only be two wires on the pressure switch. Use a jumper to connect them together and see if the motor continues to operate. If it does and the switch is replaced and the results are the same, there has to be a blockage somewhere. Thanks, ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comfort Glow heater shutting off after lighting, comfort glow heater, natural gas heater
comfort glow heater, natural gas heater, light holes: Chad, Old rule of thumb was to replace the valve if you replaced the thermocouple and ended up with the same results. I would make sure your thermocouple is good and that none of your safeties are open or a loose wire connection. If you have a meter you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comfortmaker AC not cooling house, accurate thermometer, temperature averages
accurate thermometer, temperature averages, temperature test: Yes it should. A quick check of a systems performance is a temperature test. Check with an accurate thermometer the return air temperature at the return. Now check the supply air temperature at the closest supply vent to the fan section. There should be around...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comfortmaker AC, ac unit, fan switch
ac unit, fan switch, safeties: Richard, Check the control fuse and all of the safeties in the furnace, the safeties on the Comfortmaker are wired using red and orange wires usually paired, you may have several safeties including one in the blower compartment on the top of the blower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comfortmaker Air Conditioner Problem, memphis area, rain storm
memphis area, rain storm, odd sound: Elizabeth, Those outside units should withstand a heavy rain storm as long as everything like doors and covers are in place. Just about anything in the unit that has an electrical wire attached could be the culprit as far as the smoke goes. If the cover...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comfortmaker Followup, circuit breakers, braker
circuit breakers, braker, fan motor: Elizabeth. I get lots of question each day, after I answer they go off to some file somewhere, it s too time consuming to try and find your original question or what my answer was unless you send a follow up on the same original form. Anyway it sounds like...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comfortmaker furnace, flame sensor, time peroid
flame sensor, time peroid, gas flow: Go to the Mfg. web site & give them the model # and serial #. About this time peroid there were some sensing problems & some furnaces need to have parts changed. Not a re-call, but close. If I remember right, it involved changing the sensor set-up and where...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comfortmaker RPJII Furnance, flame sensor, continous operation
flame sensor, continous operation, diagnostic light: Hi Larry, to begin with #1: That s an indication of thermostat failure. If it is a mercury controlled stat, need a new one. The bimetal coil has work hardened over the years & is not accurate. Need a new one. If it s digital, need a new one.2 & 3 normal for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comfortmaker sx 2300 wiring, comfortmaker, furnace
comfortmaker, furnace, sx: First, you need to tell me what kind of an indoor unit, age, AFUE, brand, model, what kind of T-stat and how many wires between the furnace & T-stat AND the colors of these wires. Then tell me where in the furnace you are connecting, all the wires & their...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Commercial AC maze, family entertainment center, 12000 btu
family entertainment center, 12000 btu, budget dollars: Hello Jon, The amount of A/C required depends a lot on local climate. 20 tons of A/C for 12,800 sq. ft. would be very undersized for most places. One person adds 300 BTU to the load, with 12000 BTU per ton, 100 people would require 2.5 tons of A/C. I would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Commercial application in a condominium building, drain line, drain pipe
drain line, drain pipe, commercial application: It is hard to say where the drain pipe goes, and what is would take to unclog it. If you can get your hands on the blueprints for your building, that should tell you where the drain line goes. I would guess is goes into a dry well somewhere around the building...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Commercial Boiler?, commercial boiler, weil mcclain
commercial boiler, weil mcclain, hb smith: Hmmm - don t know that brand. What I would look for is what companies are have a local dealer. So when you need parts/service you can get it from people that know. Out west Weil Mcclain is very popular - and a good CI unit. Peerless also makes a great...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Commercial Boiler?, high efficiency boilers, commercial boiler
high efficiency boilers, commercial boiler, steam system: Both last a long time, if taken care of. Look at the factory warrantee. Go on line to the factory site. Then make sure to get a 90+ AFUE. It will save a lot of money as the years go by. A LOT. Yes, they make super high efficiency boilers. Look for one that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Commercial Load needs, family fun center, square foot metal
family fun center, square foot metal, blown insulation: The first thing I would do is to make sure everything you have is working to 100% capacity. If that is the case, then you need to call a mech. engineer to determine how much A/C you are going to need to keep your building cool. I can tell you this is not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Common wire alternatives for Thermostat, air handler, gmail
air handler, gmail, thermostat: The c connection is like neutrul. You need to check the wires going to the stat to see if you have an extra wire. If you do, then that wire can be connected to C and the other end of the wire connected to the common (which can be grounded) inside the control...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comparing 2 estimates, seer unit, google search
seer unit, google search, compressor warranty: As far as the difference between a 13 and 14 SEER unit goes, the actual wholesale difference is negligible when compared to the extra amount of money they are demanding. If you are going to go the more efficient route you are better off getting a 15 SEER unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Comparing AC Brands, google search, google
google search, google, ac system: You would have to do a google search on wether there is a website that will compare brands of furnaces. Rather than getting a particular brand it is more important to get a good installing contractor and a brand where parts are readily avialable. If you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compresor fan, airconditioning unit, gmail
airconditioning unit, gmail, contactor: Considering the fan and compressor normally run off of the same contactor, is the compressor running too? If it is, then the most likely problem is a stuck contactor, and it needs to be replaced. The noise you are hearing is probably the refergeriant flowing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compresser Damaged?, compressor failure, compressor warranty
compressor failure, compressor warranty, compressor unit: I would try to get the installer to extend your compressor warranty at least another two years as yes, I would be very concerned there is potential damage to the compressor. I agree every manufacturer has components to prevent total compressor failure, but...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor air handler, air handler, compressor air
air handler, compressor air, blower motor: Ed, It is normal for the air handler blower to run for a little while after the outdoor unit shuts off at the end of a cooling cycle. This fan off time delay gives you a little residual cooling just for the small cost of running the blower motor. If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor?, condensor?, fan motor?, mercury switch, decent background
mercury switch, decent background, guestion: Charles, Wow! Thanks for all the information - this really helps. Since the condensor fan AND the compressor both stopped, it would point to a capacitor issue with the condensor fan motor. Compressors stop because they overheat AFTER a condensor fan motor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor crankcase heater, crankcase heater, gmail
crankcase heater, gmail, scroll compressor: Putting a crankcase heater on the compressor will not hurt anything. It will have to insure there is no refer. in the sump to the compressor gets good lubrication. I do not think this is causing the breaker to trip though. Installing a hard start kit is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor cycling on and off, ge unit, motel type
ge unit, motel type, window style: It sounds as though the sleeve for the unit is somehow preventing the heat from escaping from the outdoor coil and the overheating is tripping the compressor. The sleeve may be able to be modified to put the unit coil as close to the outside as possible. Thanks,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Damaged?, moisture test, compressor unit
moisture test, compressor unit, condensing unit: Anita, I am guessing that the compressor tripped the internal thermostat, to say this would shorten the life of the compressor would be like saying I am going to get a flat tire some day , maybe, maybe not. I would recommend taking some precautions, acid-moisture...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Damaged?, compressor unit, life span
compressor unit, life span, duct work: He is right. Trane builds quality equipment and you should be okay on that. Do keep the refrigerant levels checked twice a year and get on someone s Preventative Maintenance Agreement to keep on top of any problems that could arise. I can t say whether or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor delays kicking in, ac unit, contactor
ac unit, contactor, freon: It may or may not be the compressor. I did say that it is possible, but it is also possible the contactor is faulty as well. The only way to know what is wrong to get use a meter and check the voltage and amps for the compressor. I could also be a bad compressor....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor failure due to inadequate intake duct, compressor failure, inadequate intake
compressor failure, inadequate intake, ac unit: Recourse is hard to prove because they should have followed engineered prints and duct layouts for the home. If not, then it is the builder, or the city, or some person that will get the blame that really had nothing to do with it. You have a compressor working...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor and fan cutting off, dish detergent, fan motor
dish detergent, fan motor: It could be several things. First, make sure the outdoor coil is clean. You can use any dish detergent and saturate the coil with the unit off and rinse with a hose. Let it dry for a couple of hours and turn it back on and see if it helps. The outdoor fan...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor humm, replacement compressor, ac unit
replacement compressor, ac unit, central ac: Even if a hard start will get this compressor going, it appears to be locked up. It is remotely possible it is the capacitor. Replace the capacitor and try to start it again. With a new compressor the capacitor is always replaced, so it is worth a try. If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor hums and stops, btu input, old furnace
btu input, old furnace, central air conditioner: The duct work is too small for a 5 ton A/C unit. Time to treat her to a motal with a pool. BG What size is the main trunk that feeds the 6 round? it needs a 10 x 20 or 10 x 24. or if there a main drop & then 6 feeds out from there. If you have added more...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor not kicking in, capacitor, condenser
capacitor, condenser, kenmore: Hello Dennis. Did you replace the capacitor when you replaced the motor. Often times this is the problem. The capacitor in most window units controls the fan and the compressor giving both a boost for start up. The capacitor is always replaced when a new motor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Motor Contactor not working, volt transformer, 220v wiring
volt transformer, 220v wiring, continuity test: Grant, The 24 volt power that closes the contactor comes from the inside unit. Wire colors don t mean anything other then a way to identify the wire on both ends. From the inside unit 24 volt transformer the hot wire goes to the thermostat, when in the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Overheating, cruisair marine, voltage work
cruisair marine, voltage work, gmail: You might be moving enough water, but you might not be getting good heat exchange. I would check out the heat exchanger. I could be dirty (fouled) and need to be cleaned. Depending on what is in there, A liquid scale discolver will need to be run though...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Problems, c reset, electrical problem
c reset, electrical problem, vack: If it is only 3 years old the compressor is still under warranty, but yes, I would say it has failed. I do not think the air compressor tripping has anything to do with it. The compressor just appears to have mechanically failed. With it locked up, when the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor problems, c company, gmail
c company, gmail, compressors: There is a SERIOUS problem with this issue. Before another compressor is installed, something has to be figured out why they are failing. I would not trust an A/C company that keeps installing compressors to no end! I would not use this company again!!!!!!!!...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor rattles, kenmore coldspot refrigerator, rattling sound
kenmore coldspot refrigerator, rattling sound, 3 years: John, Nothing to worry about, the compressor will still work fine (in theory). Mine has done this for over 3 years now. The only fix is to replace the compressor, and even then, the new one will eventually do it. The inner motor in the compressor is supported...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor runs continuously, amp breaker, bob bob
amp breaker, bob bob, contactor: Bob, What you are describing is almost always due to the contactor (like a big relay the turns things on and off) having stuck in the closed position. Usually it is caused by the points becoming welded shut. It will have to be replaced. If this is something...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Spare, middle class neighborhood, tear downs
middle class neighborhood, tear downs, freon: Hello Rob, If you are not licensed to work with freon and are not familiar, it is not a good idea to do it your self. The unit, if you do remove it must have the freon lines attached to it crimped to keep the system from getting contaminated, typically...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Springs, warranty company, strange noise
warranty company, strange noise, problem thanks: If the refrigerator is making a strange noise it may indeed be something normal for that model, however, whether it is the compressor or not, if the appliance was quiet before, it should be quiet now. If it is any part outside of the sealed system (which...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor shutoff, dry cleaning business, water coil
dry cleaning business, water coil, condensor: Just because you think you have enough water though the condensor, does not mean there is not a problem. What is the split across the water coil. If there is little or poor heat exchange, the coil may need to be cleaned. You can have all the water flow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor shuts down, compressor cycles, amp breaker
compressor cycles, amp breaker, allexpert: Hello Jeff, Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor starter, electricity bill, ac unit
electricity bill, ac unit, condensing unit: Skhan, A hard start kit is required for units with a TXV, it will help the compressor start and should lower your utility, providing you take care of your equipment it should also help the longevity of the condensing unit. Hope this helps, any other questions...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Terminals Melting, aircraft electrician, purple wire
aircraft electrician, purple wire, life expectency: Check the amps on start up to see if the start amps stay high for too long. It may be the start capacitor is weak and the compressor is pulling high starting amps for a long period of time. A capacitor is inexpensive compared to a compressor, I would try a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Time Delay, time delay switch, richard solomon
time delay switch, richard solomon, air conditioning condensor: Richard, You need the time delay. It keeps the compressor from starting to soon when it hasn t been off long enough for the refrigerant oil to drain back down. If the thermostat is turned off and on too quickly it could damage the compressor or at least...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Time Delay, time delay switch, johnstone supply
time delay switch, johnstone supply, programmable thermostat: Richard, The compressor time delay is to prevent the compressor from cycling back on again less than 5 minutes after it has shut off. The 5 minutes allows the pressures in the system to equalize and then the compressor doesn t start under a load. This time...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Not Turnig Off, loose wires, fan switch
loose wires, fan switch, system freeze: The points are still not making contact after the cleaning. What you said indicates the thermostat was still calling for cooling causing the humming from the still bad points. If they were pretty badly burned it requires an effort to get them flat enough....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor does not turn off, central airconditioning, compressor unit
central airconditioning, compressor unit, condensing unit: J Case, The Y wire from your thermostat turns your outside unit off and on. Check the wire from the thermostat to the condensing unit contractor to see if its s shorted, outside wires get chewed by vermin or pests, pets. Take your Y wire loose from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor will not turn on, electronic thermostat, excessive heat
electronic thermostat, excessive heat, short circuit: Pankesh, The first thing to check is to make sure the breaker for the outside unit is not tripped. If so, reset it. If it trips immediately, then you have a short circuit. If not, it could have just be a flicker that caused the unit to stop, and then try...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor turning off too soon, honeywell thermostat, control voltage
honeywell thermostat, control voltage, gmail: You need to determine what is turning off the unit. It could be the t-stat or the unit itself. If you have a digtal t-stat that uses batteries, low batteries can cause this sort of problem. If it is not the t-stat, then you could have some sort of control...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor, power wires
power wires: Switching any two power wires feeding the compressor, either at the compressor, or at the contactor feeding it will reverse the rotation. Be sure if switched at the contactor, that no other motors are on this contactor or they also will reverse. Thank...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Concorde, testimonials from previous customers, fella
testimonials from previous customers, fella, heating cooling: Lisa, I tried to do a little research on the Concord brand heating cooling web site, the site is not very impressive. I have never heard of this brand, keep in mind I am on the west coast. I would ask your contractor for some testimonials from previous...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensate Drain Line, pvc pipes, bryant dealer
pvc pipes, bryant dealer, drain pan: Hello Frank, Unfortunately, I cannot give you a good answer, we do not really work on those split units. But I am sure if you call the installer, since you are in the first year, they would be happy to answer your question, it does sound unusual, but...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensate Drain Problem, ceiling tile, air handler
ceiling tile, air handler, p trap: OK Joe, Your questions were a bit misleading, This is the way it should be. The cooling coil dose have two drain line connections as you say, The lower one is the main drain line connection, the upper one is an over-flow drain. If the lower drain plugs...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensate Dripping from Freon Line on Home Ice Machine, condenser fan motor, condenser coils
condenser fan motor, condenser coils, water droplets: Without actually being there....and seeing what is going on, a properly charged system does not sweat as long as the condenser fan motor is turning at the correct speed and the condenser coils are properly cleaned. The insulation is only used to maintain efficiency....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensate drainage problem on Lennox G26 series furnace., drainage problem, bottom drain
drainage problem, bottom drain, furnace: Where does the clear tubing go to (the one that backs up)? Follow that line, there has to be a plug or something. Try to figure where the water should go to & make sure it is open, not plugged. If I could see the furnace it would be easy, but not over the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensate on ducts, floor outlets, metal ducts
floor outlets, metal ducts, barrier tape: Bob, The only way to prevent water from condensing on a cold metal surface surrounded by moist air is to keep the moist air from reaching the metal ducts. You will need to insulate the ducts with a good insulation that also has a vapor barrier (usually...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensate Pan Issue, drain line, drain pan
drain line, drain pan, gmail: Drain cleaner is not the right thing to use, better off cleaning out the drain line and pan with a vacuum, the use bleach in the drain line itself. You should not pour anything on the coil in attempts to clean the pan and drain line. The aux pan that is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensate question, condensate drains, drip pan
condensate drains, drip pan, lower drain: Joey, Your right about everything in your question pretty much. My thoughts. You asked about attaching something to the end of the main drain like a shop vac so that you can suck it out, it would be nice to know where the main drain drains to and if you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensate Tray, drain pan, drain hose
drain pan, drain hose, rheem: If it never leaked before, there is a tray. They only run around the edge (about 2 wide, 2 sides). Look at the outside of the furnace bonnet. There should be a drain hose. Check to see if it is pluged. When they plug, they drip all over. Often times, the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation?, evcon industries inc, eb series
evcon industries inc, eb series, drip pan: Lynn, I don t know your unit by series number or model numbers, I don t keep literature on heating and cooling units so I couldn t look anything up even if I had it. What dose help is a description like Up-Flow furnace in the basement or Air handler in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on AC Duct, blanket insulation, south mississippi
blanket insulation, south mississippi, wet spots: Tommy, I suspect that the duct liner insulation inside the duct is not insulating the proublem areas? either it s loose and exposing the cold air to the metal duct or it never was covered completely to begin with? probably the easiest would be to wrap the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on AC ducts in attic, double pane windows, fiberglass insulation
double pane windows, fiberglass insulation, ac ducts: The flex ducts need to be properly supported, and not resting on or against anything as much as possible. The insulation around the ducts is suppose to stop the flow of heat. The insulation has fibers and air. If the insulation is compress, there is no...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation In Air Handler Closet, blue man group, gravity drain
blue man group, gravity drain, army intelligence: Honest HVAC contractors are like Army intelligence , hard to find. BG Anyway, I have no idea about the sound. I would sit in front of the unit & track it down. It could be anything. What do you mean inside condensate pan ?? ? Check the pan, see if it is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on air handler, cold solution, air handler
cold solution, air handler, condensation: Actually Mike, a lot of condensation is a sign the unit is kicking butt. If the condensation is on the cabinet itself, the insulation may be damaged inside of the unit or the drain is clogged and the unit is holding water. If it is a problem, the exterior...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation in air handler, air handler, tempature
air handler, tempature, position type: Jim, The amount of condensate is determined by air tempature and humidity in the air that is passing over the coil and the coil tempature. Why the condensate isn t going into the pan I don t know? Nothing wrong with the coil itself but I don t know about...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation around Supply, roof leak, ac units
roof leak, ac units, supply pipe: Hello Barry, both of these areas are caused by the same problem, a breakdown of the insulation, or a crack allowing the warm air to contact the conditioned space. The door seal needs attention. Just as a cool glass will condensate, the cool inside air is causing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation in bathroom vent, gas water heater, electric bathroom
gas water heater, electric bathroom, lowe s: Les, I m not sure exactly how your vents run. Condensation is from something cold being in a warm space. If the vent runs through a warm space and it s cold inside the pipe your likely to get condensation on the outside of the pipe, if the vent runs through...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation from compressor lines, inch space, air handler
inch space, air handler, sewer gas: Well, the unit draining into the sink drain is not a good thing. I should drain somewhere outside. Sewer gas can geting into the a/c system and smell up the house. Normally the suction line (bigger) should be insulated the whole way. I am not sure if it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation drain, drain tubing, drain tube
drain tubing, drain tube, c unit: In normal operation an A/C unit removes moisture from the air. This gets collected in a pan under the coil. The pan is hooked up to a drain tube. This tube runs to the drain or outside. No, it should not be running down the side of the house. I think you should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation drane, pan hope, gas furnace
pan hope, gas furnace, trane xr80: Hello John, The XR80 is a gas furnace, so the evaporator coil is a separate unit. If this is right there could be several reasons causing the problem. If the coil is new the problem would probably be the drain line. If the drain line droops in the attic and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation drip, copper pipes, hvac unit
copper pipes, hvac unit, cold gas: he is probably talking about the pipes that lead from the evaporator to the condensor unit these are usually copper pipes and they carry the heat/cold/gas from one place to another. you can buy special tubular insulation (called class o) from any good...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation drip, steady drip, dallas texas area
steady drip, dallas texas area, dripping water: This is the humidity being pulled from the air and draining into the pan, which in turn, drains it through the pipe you see. If there is extra water coming out, you might need the coil cleaned and always check the filter. Restrictions in the air flow will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on furnace pipes in attic, closed cell insulation, 3m electrical tape
closed cell insulation, 3m electrical tape, pvc pipes: What kind of insulation?? You should use Armaflex black, closed cell insulation. Available at a Johnstone Supply or a HVAC wholeseller. It comes in all sizes, 2 , 3 or 4 sizes and 6 foot long. Completely tape in (sealed) with 3M electrical tape (type...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation in furnance vent, vent pipe, mid way
vent pipe, mid way, condensation: John, I don t know what your vent pipe is ? A vent that runs up through a chase, through the attic and out the roof should be a type B double wall manufactured vent. Condensation is caused from some material that is cold meeting a warm area or vise versa....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on HVAC Unit, duct insulation, hvac shop
duct insulation, hvac shop, flat surfaces: Yes, it can be repaired. But, it is a lot of work and not worth it, unless you can do it yourself. I am frugal (my kids say cheap). I would buy a new air handler & replace the old one. You can sand, clean, prime, re-paint & replace rusted parts. Just replace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation in hvac unit, coleman evcon, wet dry vacuum
coleman evcon, wet dry vacuum, copper coils: Tonya, The A-frame unit is the indoor coil and it is completely normal for it to produce condensate when there is humidity in the air. It is NOT normal for it to cause insulation to get wet and to accumulate water. It is not draining properly, so you will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation inside refrigerator, funnel shape, fridge freezer
funnel shape, fridge freezer, consistent problem: The door seal could be your whole problem, if it does not seal it will cause condensation and it will allow warm air into the unit causing it to not cool properly. The door may need to be adjusted or the seal may need to be replaced. The seal usually has...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on interior A/C outlet, vapor barrier insulation, home heating and cooling
vapor barrier insulation, home heating and cooling, carrier weathermaker: Eric, The short answer is that condensation will form on almost anything that remains below the dewpoint of the air surrounding it. Glass of icewater + humidity = condensation. If condensation is forming around the ceiling vent, it is because it is cold...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation Leak, allexpert, rcba
allexpert, rcba, 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: Condensation Leaks, hot water heating, water rush
hot water heating, water rush, ductboard: Justin, In order to be able to help you, I need to know how the condensation is getting out of the drain pan. Is it overflowing, getting into the ductboard because of coil blow-by, condensing on other parts of the unit, condensing on refrigerant lines that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on old duct work -pipes?, flexible pipes, galvanized pipes
flexible pipes, galvanized pipes, gas furnice: If the area is conditioned there will be no condensation. If there is no air in the basement, then the pipes will act like a can of soda on a warm day and sweat when the cold air passes through a warm pipe. If it has run without condensation for all of these...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on the outside of an air vent, dana dana, drip pan
dana dana, drip pan, college station tx: Dana, Would I be correct in assuming that your A/C unit is in the attic? I would suggest that some one check the attic unit to make sure that the water is not coming from the condensation that drips off of the cooling coil itself? I think that if the face...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on outside air vent, fiberglass insulation, air vent
fiberglass insulation, air vent, ductwork: Kevin, Conditions that will cause condensation on ductwork are pretty much the same as will cause condensation on the outside of a glass of ice water - just a little higher temperatures. Whenever the temperature of the duct (usually metal duct) is below...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation Problem, hp motor, unit thanks
hp motor, unit thanks, sump pump: An outdoor sump pump could be used and they are only about a 1/4 hp motor, so they pull very little. Another option that we use is to dig a pit where the drain terminates about 4 feet deep and fill it with rocks with a top cover of dirt. This allows the water...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation Problem, drain line, split system
drain line, split system, gmail: You need to get the drain line, and make sure it is clean and flowing. Remember water will not flow uphill. I am not surprised with the amount of water. You might have to install a pump to pump the water from the units drain line to the outside. Good...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation problem..., drip pan, air handler
drip pan, air handler, cooling coil: David, Refrigerated air conditioner units are not all the same, they are installed in different ways, some are in basements, some are in attics, some are in closets, some are on the roof. Installers have the option of installing ducts, drain lines, registers...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation from referigerant lines, cold sweats, foam product
cold sweats, foam product, inch space: Larry, Thanks for all the info - it really helps. The large line is the suction line and it must be insulated for its entire length. Any exposed section will sweat. If it is sweating enough on the brick or inside the wall you may see white stuff forming...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on the rubber seal, samsung side by side, freezer section
samsung side by side, freezer section, side by side fridge: Hello Shee, Look in the freezer section and tell me is you see an energy saver switch.....and if so, what position is it in. Let me know what you find. If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation set-up, condensate pump, main drain
condensate pump, main drain, split system: Tanya, The lower port is the condensate drain that in your case runs to a condensate pump because there is no place to run a drain by gravity(down hill). The higher port is an overflow incase the lower port gets clogged up. You can cap it or you can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation under house around floor vents, upstairs unit, floor vents
upstairs unit, floor vents, split unit: I need a better description where the moisture is. Is the unit in a basement, and the moisture is in the unairconditioned basement, or around the vents in the living area? Please use my email address, and I will get back to when if I can....getting attacked...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation under house around floor vents, fiberglass insulation, upstairs unit
fiberglass insulation, upstairs unit, lumber yard: The only time condensate forms, is when warm air hits cold metal or glass. Like a glass of ice cubes. If you insulate the boots & duct, so warm room air does not touch it. Condensate will not form. Just wraping ducts in fiberglass insulation does not work...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation on walls of furnace ducts, furnace fan, humid place
furnace fan, humid place, construction dust: 2 things cause most freez-ups. 1. low freon 2. blocked air flow. It sounds like you fixed the problem, it should not freeze up again. The duct is like a glass of ice. It will be cold enough to form condensation on the glass outside (or the metal duct outside)....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation, cincinnati ohio area, tight seals
cincinnati ohio area, tight seals, plaster walls: The attic may not be the best place, but without seeing what you have, it might be the only place. As long as everything is well insulated, it should be ok. Consider install an attic exhust fan, they do help out. If the duct work insulation is wet, it has...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condense motor wiring, condenser fan motor, brown wires
condenser fan motor, brown wires, capacitor: First, be sure you have a new capacitor, never replace a motor without the capacitor also being replaced. The old motor used a power leg for part of the capacitor feed, the new one has a totally isolated capacitor. On the new motor, connect black where the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser coils icing up, condenser coils, belt tension
condenser coils, belt tension, blower belt: In response to your question,the condenser coil is located on the out side unit if this is icing up you may have a reversing valve that is leaking is this unit a heat pump system ?? the evaporator coil is located in the furnace area if this is icing over...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser cycles on and off, air conditioner condenser, ac condenser
air conditioner condenser, ac condenser, volt coil: Hi Tedd, Sounds like you may have a bad contactor in the outside unit, the points are not making good contact. Is that what you replaced when you said We replaced the 24 volt coil assy on the outside.... OR, if you have a small solid state board on the outside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser drainage line back up, home improvement stores, long drain
home improvement stores, long drain, condensate pump: If you have a long drain line, or one with a large trap (because it goes under the garage or house) then a condensate pump can solve the problem. You can search for one on the net, or I believe some home improvement stores sell them. The work on various...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser Fan Nuked, contactor, fan motor
contactor, fan motor, universal motor: The contactor coil should have an Ohm reading. Isolate it & try. An infinate reading means the contactor coil is open . The fan should be a 110 motor. 1 side to ground and the other to the contactor controled 110. Some contactors Open 1 side. (that s...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser fan motor., condenser fan motor, condenser unit
condenser fan motor, condenser unit, copper lines: It certainly sounds like you are correct. If I have any difficult problems would you care to be my back up? Thanks Gary, you did good ! Just in case you change the capacitor and have the same problem, the bearings could be freezing up on the motor, but...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser fan, fan blade, condensing unit
fan blade, condensing unit, memphis tn: It sounds like the run cap for the fan motor has gone bad. I have seen this before to find the run cap bad. Try and replace the run cap first, you still might have to replace the motor. I would also check all the wires to make sure nothing is loose or burnt....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser Issue, condenser unit, hvac contractor
condenser unit, hvac contractor, copper line: Bob, The moisture was probably from bad insulation on the suction line, the larger copper line from the condenser to the air mover, depending on the build,size and style of the garage would determine the need for ventilation, certainly if the heated air...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser placement, refrigeration piping, wind area
refrigeration piping, wind area, air conditioning condenser: The cooler the air surrounding the condensing unit the better the unit will perform. If you move the unit to the roof it s performance may suffer some although you may not notice the difference. Also on a roof you will need some kind of roof support for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser replacement Question, trane furnaces, upstairs unit
trane furnaces, upstairs unit, hvac units: 400-450 square feet per ton. You have a 3 ton coil. You can go up a half a ton on the inside coil but never the outside condenser. So, you can put a 2.5 ton condenser in the home but not a 3.5. Good Luck and call with any additional questions. 903.821.548...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser size (Rheem), condenser, sqft
condenser, sqft, gmail: I need to know how many sq ft is to be air conditioned. You can also figure 400-600 sq/ft per ton. A 1500 sqft home under air would need approx 3 tons. The brand of the unit does not affect the tonnage needed. Good luck Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser not staying on, bryant air conditioner, gmail
bryant air conditioner, gmail, black time: The contactor could be bad, the voltage to the contactor could be low, a wiring connection(s) could be loose. There might be a high pressure, low pressure swith bad. The problem could also be the t-stat, defrost board, or the circuit board in the unit. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser Unit Blowing Cold Air, condenser unit, gmail
condenser unit, gmail, fan works: If the fan is working, but the compressor is not then you have a problem. To start with you can turn off the power to the unit at the breaker and remove the panel. Look to see if some wires are burned up and loose. You could also have a bad contactor. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser unit will not shut off, condenser unit, volt power
condenser unit, volt power, condensing unit: Tom, The condenser unit gets 24 volt power from the air handler. The thermostat is the switch that sends the 24 volt power to the condensing unit where it kicks in the contactor that turns on the condensing unit power. I would suspect that your problem...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensing Units Fan Motor, dual 35, volt amp
dual 35, volt amp, amp meter: Marty, If your system is a straight cool condenser (used with a furnace) the problem will be either in the motor or the capacitor. If you do not have access to a meter that reads amps and microfarads (capacitance) the easiest way to check would be to get...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor cleaning, outdoor coils, compressor failure
outdoor coils, compressor failure, heat pumps: I think it would be rare on this new of a unit for the coil to be so clogged it would cause compressor failure, however it is not impossible. The key is the air. Is there a lot of construction in the area, is there a lot of dust in the air? If so, the coils...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor Fan, volt power, voltage wires
volt power, voltage wires, condensing unit: Rina, I don t know a lot about your heating or zoning system/setup? Your contactor in the condensing unit is activated by the 24 volt power that comes by way of the thermostat, Did you disconnect the low voltage wires at the contactor to see if the problem...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor Fan Motor, condenser unit, ge motors
condenser unit, ge motors, gmail: Motors and blades are sold seperatly. Those two motors are the same and you will find that the RPM can vary some 1050-1150 RPM. I would change the run cap. Aso need to use the blade that came with the unit to sure the clearances are the same. Check the...

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor Fan wiring, brown wires, contactor
brown wires, contactor, capacitor: On the old motor, the black or yellow connected to one side of the capacitor and the brown to the other side. The third wire, either the yellow or black connected directly to the contactor. The wiring will need to be corrected at the old capacitor. Trace the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor fan not starting, fire ants, circuit breakers
fire ants, circuit breakers, condensing unit: Ted, I don t have a lot of experience with Mobile Home AC s and I know nothing about Fire Ants. You may be missing a circuit breaker somewhere in the Mobil? The thermostat which would be on a 110 type breaker that energizes the contactor in the condensing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor fan wiring, brown wires, volt motor
brown wires, volt motor, contactor: The old motor was not wired correctly. With only one brown wire, the black wire should have been connected as it was to one side of the contactor. The yellow wire would have been connected to one side of the capacitor and continue on to the other side of the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor problem, condenser fan motor, superheat and subcooling
condenser fan motor, superheat and subcooling, outdoor temperatures: Steve, If you could give me an idea of what the indoor and outdoor temperatures were at the time those pressures were taken, I would have a better idea of how far out of line they are. Here in Las Vegas there are times when the temperature is so high that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condo A/C Leak, drip tray, rust spots
drip tray, rust spots, trap doors: David, I don t know how your units condensate pan drains or what the setup is? The installers run the line and use the type of material that they think is best, there is no set universal rules. Units in attics usually have two drain pans, a main drain pan...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condo central air, floor registers, indoor coil
floor registers, indoor coil, spare bedroom: Fred, I ve seen people block vents for same reason without problems as long as you don t go overboard and shut off many, as the indoor coil depends on a good amount of air going across the coil to work. Same argument can be made when people put rugs...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Connecting colored wires, loose bolt, quiet air
loose bolt, quiet air, google: you should mark connecting wires before removeing them to assist in replacement do not connect cables if you are unsure as you can damage unit, or worse cause a fire better to wait for engineer and stay alive (you could phone the manufacturer for tech...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Connecting Guages to Central AC, freon 22, tank valve
freon 22, tank valve, pressure gauge: The red line on the high pressure gauge (small line 3/8 bare copper) and the blue line on the low pressure side (large line, 3/4 insulated). Then the third hose to the freon tank. Release enough freon from the lines to expell the room air (but do not vent...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Constant Heat, water storage tank, hot water system
water storage tank, hot water system, digital thermostat: Steve, I don t think that the circulator pump is going to run if you kill the power to the circulator pump ? I think that the thermostat closes the power switch in the controller that runs the circulator. You may have a stuck on relay in the controller...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Constantly out of balance washer loads, kenmore elite, cement board
kenmore elite, cement board, wet clothes: Hello Joe, If you follow this link, to install a coupler, it shows you how the outside shell comes off. Next, once removed, you will have visual access to the springs and the base frame of the washer. Look carefully at the feet and the welds securing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Constantly Running Refrigerator, dust balls, heater element
dust balls, heater element, debree: There are always variables.....a door could have been left open slightly oven night. Kids in and out of the unit constantly. Anything that could have caused an excessive mositure build up. Once it has a head start, the timed defrost cycle never catches...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Constantly working fan, fan mode, set temperature
fan mode, set temperature, auto fan: Without knowing much about your unit, I would imagine you are having a problem because in the auto fan mode...when the compressor shuts down, the fan should also shut down. In the fan on mode, the compressor shuts down but the fan continues to run, circulating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contact Switch Burns Out Often, delay control, rapid cycling
delay control, rapid cycling, contactor: Hi Jeff, I m thinking the cause of the new contactor failing was the cause of the failure with the old one. Rapid cycling of the unit can knock out the compressor quick!Was the points on the new one fried or the coil ?? Since the contactor is controlled by...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor Burned up, wire nuts, plastic barrier
wire nuts, plastic barrier, gmail: Heat can cause them to fail. If the connections to the contactor were/are loose, that will cause it to burn up. Sometimes it is just do to the age of the contactor, amount of times it has opened and closed. A power spike (high or low) and mess them up too.....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor not closing when AC turned on., downstairs unit, solid state relay
downstairs unit, solid state relay, copper lines: Are you sure the unit is not a heat pump?? (black component) Any way, the only time the compressor comes on is when the contactor closes. A contactor is a type of relay. Are you mistaking the black component and the relay?? The contactor has 6 or 8 wires...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor doesn't pull-in, resistance value, voltage connections
resistance value, voltage connections, heatpump: Jim, That’s what I call a pretty detailed write up.and you don’t mind getting involved troubleshooting your unit,Great. First thing I would do is shut all the power to the unit, then push the contactor in manually and release it, do it several times ,there...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor not engaging, furnace blower, control wires
furnace blower, control wires, blower system: You need a meter & need to confirm the 24 volts on the small control wires, (out side) at the unit. Set the T-stat to 60 degrees. The outside contactor should engage (24 volts present). Keep the meter in place. When the outside unit stops. Check the voltage....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor Failure, wall thermostat, power failure
wall thermostat, power failure, power surge: Alen, I don t know your Condensing unit, all condensing units are not the same. I don t know what your electrical building codes are in your area. There are Proubly a hundred or so different makes and models of condensing unit contactors. There are Proubly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor noise, problem manifests, ac supply
problem manifests, ac supply, supply house: Raymond, The contactor only starts the entire outside unit. If the furnace has stopped running, but the outside unit is still running, then the contactor is stuck. The contactor just may have had to seat itself. A loose thermostat wire (the really small ones)...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor and relay, air conditioning company, contactor
air conditioning company, contactor, old model: Joe, 32 years out of the original contactor is Great!! buy from grainger.com contactor is probably 24 volts and relay is same ( check wiring diagram ) 2 pole 30 amp. rated check closely if they break both legs of the contactor or only one ,even thou it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor, hayward pool, spa hot tub
hayward pool, spa hot tub, allexpert: Hello Julio, Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Continious condensation discharge, refrigeration unit, airconditioning system
refrigeration unit, airconditioning system, water in the air: the ciondensation is due to the humidity within your property. the refrigeration unit freezes the air and the water in the air freezes and then thaws in cycles causing the water . the quantity depends upon the temperatures and relative humidity. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Continual clicking in wall oven timer unit, kitchenaid superba, oven timer
kitchenaid superba, oven timer, oven model: There is the clock and another relay which is the meat probe in that area.....Bottom line is there is no magic button to figure which one of these is clicking. Unplug or disconnect power and gain access tot his area. Restore power and find out which relay...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Continuity between grounded wires on compressor, condensing unit, gmail
condensing unit, gmail, fan motor: Something is grounded if you are getting a reading, therefore something is bad. I suggest you remove the wires from the comp. term and check the term to ground. If you get continuity, then the compressor is shot. You can also check the wires from the fan...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contractor's A/C System, downstairs unit, upstairs unit
downstairs unit, upstairs unit, water pools: Both of you are right. When the system puts cold air in metal ducts they will sweat. Just like a glass full of ice cubes. If the ducts are insulated they will stop sweating. Just like when you put a foam insulated cover on a pop can. Cold metal is cold metal,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Controller for old Westinghouse wall oven, westinghouse electric corporation, colck
westinghouse electric corporation, colck, wall oven: Hello Collins, This is going to require extensive research because of the age of the unit. Pictures at this point would be gratefully appreciated. Until I receive them...I ll do what I cna to research the original part number. While you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Convection fan not working Jenn Air SVD48600P, relay board, fan motor
relay board, fan motor, repair forum: Gain access to the fan motor itself and apply 110 volts directly to the fan. Does the fan motor run? If not, the fan motor is bad. If you would like, I can quote you on a new and perhaps a good quality used one. Let us know. Waiting to hear from you,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Convert AC unit to Heat pump, propane furnace, seer unit
propane furnace, seer unit, reversing valve: To convert the condenser you would need an accumulator, reversing valve, and a control board that can communicate with a 2 stage heat application. The cost for conversion in a average book price that we would have here in TX is around $5,000.00 with only a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Convert one-zone (heat pump) to 2 or 3 zones, zone heat, gmail
zone heat, gmail, local contractor: With 2800 sf of house, I would have to say you are better off going with more the one unit. You ought to be able to split it off into two units. Considering I have not seen your home and layout and can not inspect it, you need to have a local contractor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Converting Heating Systems, propane furnace, electric baseboard heat
propane furnace, electric baseboard heat, propane appliance: Shane, If your basement is unfinished it s a lot easier to run ducts, vents, and a gas line. You need a source of combustion air for the furnace wherever it is installed in the house. I don t know what your local building department s rules and regulations...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Converting our home, propane furnace, price of natural gas
propane furnace, price of natural gas, nat gas: Joe, Where I live Colorado Nobody uses oil, at least that I know of. I don t know what utilities cost in your part of the country. In CO Nat. Gas is the cheapest, Propane is about twice the price of natural gas, then Electric heat is about three times...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Converting from Natural to LP Gas in front loader dryer, conversion kit, gas valve
conversion kit, gas valve, valve assembly: Hello Billie, All depends on how mechanical you are as to whether you can do the conversion. Only you will know that....Bottom line is I need the compete model number to figure out the correct part number for the conversion kit for your unit....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Converting to Refrigerated Air, r 410a, seer rating
r 410a, seer rating, swamp coolers: Brand name, though not that important... R-22 or R-410A (R-410A is the new stuff and R-22 is being phased out) SEER rating Length of warranty, can an extended to parts and labor Check the state, county, city etc to make sure contractors license is valid...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Converting a stove from LP to NG, oven cavity, ge xl44
oven cavity, ge xl44, number id: Hello Matt, Your unit requires 4 top burner orifices to complete the conversion. You can use the same regulator by simply flipping the pressure stem and adjusting both the broil and bake orifices. The part number for the top burner orifices is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cook top ignitors never stop, repair person, appliance parts
repair person, appliance parts, home appliance: Parts....Normally around twenty dollars. With Viking around 30-40. I am suspecting a burner ignitor switch stuck in the on position. Finding out which one and disconnecting this one will allow you to operate the other three until you can replace the defective...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooktop stove replacement vs. reconstruction, metal composition, gas leaks
metal composition, gas leaks, electric burners: Hello Kavi, Years ago there were all standing pilots for gas, which posed safety issues, but not with electronic ignition, that safety feature, makes it much safer. The electric burners only emit an odor when used the first time, so I would go with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooktop, appliance parts, home appliance
appliance parts, home appliance, gas oil: Do you have gas service to your home? What type of heating do you have? Gas, oil or electric? 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...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cool air but not cold air, water release, freon
water release, freon, cool air: i do not fully understand the question but i would advise checking/cleaning all filters etc to ensure good airflow as to re gasssing it is better to evacuate and purge system with notrodgen then refill with correct amount of gas rather than just topping...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cool air in heat mode, heat strips, split unit
heat strips, split unit, cool air: Larry, With a supply temperature of 80 degrees F, the return temperature had to be around 50 degrees F less auxiliary heat strips. Simply put, even at 50 degrees F outside air temperature, you should expect at least 25 degrees F of rise with out heat strips...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cool but not cold, exact temperature, r410a
exact temperature, r410a, degree day: Check the filter. If it is clogged and restricting the airflow, it will not be able to cool the air. If it is not that, you might need to just have the original installation company come out and check it. They have a 1 year labor and you have at least 5 years...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling, sq mtrs, airconditioning units
sq mtrs, airconditioning units, ac units: Michael, There is so much more then square foot and occupancy load needed for designing the amount of air conditioning needed for a space. I don t know your location but I m pretty sure there are fresh air requirements that you will be required to meet....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling coil with ice block, kenmore model, cooling coil
kenmore model, cooling coil, thin metal: I would be tired of doing this also. You are using more electricity as the coils begin to frost over and normally after about 7-10 days the temps surely can t be as cold anymore. Has this unit ever been worked on and if so do you remember what was done or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling difference between upper and lower, upstairs rooms, hvac company
upstairs rooms, hvac company, air duct: Thanks for the question. Its a good question, but not one that I could answer without seeing the condo. It could be as simple as having the system balanced or you might have a clogged air duct. I would look to call out a hvac company and get a free estimate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling differential, ductwork design, hvac contractor
ductwork design, hvac contractor, cool room: Thanks for the question. Everything can be fixed or changed! 1st you should talk to the builder and check your contract with the builder. SOME builders will tell you in the contract that heating/cooling of a room will be within X deg. Some do not... ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling FAN works,heating does not, fan works, cooling fan
fan works, cooling fan, casing: there is usually a double action thermostat within the casing of the furnace to ensure you don t get a blast of cold air when you ask for heat this waits until the heat in the chamber is enough then the fan starts perhaps this is lazy / defective. regards...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling fan in our electric oven, roofing experts, clock unit
roofing experts, clock unit, relay board: Dear Stan, The very first thing I would do is to determine that the fan is indeed a good fan motor. Unplug the unit and then apply 110 volts directly to the fan motor and see if it comes on. IF it does not, the motor is the problem. IF it does,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling fins with ice block, kenmore model, thin metal
kenmore model, thin metal, air flow: Drew, The defrost system has failed (unless the fan in the freezer isn t running, then replace that). If it is under a year old still, call for service. If it s over, replace the defrost heater, defrost bi-metal, and the defrost timer. I hope this helps!...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling garage, swamp coolers, air conditioning company
swamp coolers, air conditioning company, heating and air conditioning: John, You need a separate unit to cool the garage. The only options you have is refrigerated air conditioning or a swamp cooler. If it were me I would use a swamp cooler where I live but I have no idea if swamp coolers are used where you live? Just using...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling garage, hvac contractor, garage doors
hvac contractor, garage doors, mr cook: I would install a separate 2 ton heat pump unit. This way you can have heat if you ever wanted it, and always have a/c. A fan section is only as large as a file cabinet and can be suspended from the ceiling and out of the way with one duct fitting to blow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling garage, garage doors, gmail
garage doors, gmail, car garage: Cooling the garage can take alot more ac, then you may think. Most of the time the walls and doors are not insulated. You can install a window type unit, by making a hold in the outside wall(cheaper way). You can also considering hiring a company to install...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling garage, outdoor temperatures, moderate temperatures
outdoor temperatures, moderate temperatures, garage doors: John, Computers don t need to be in a conditioned area for storage (not operation) - they are shipped all over the country in trucks that are unconditioned without it causing them harm. If you have other items that need to be stored in moderate temperatures...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling garage, outdoor temperatures, garage doors
outdoor temperatures, garage doors, r company: In my personal opion, cooling a garage is pointless and a waste of $$. The second one of the garage doors opens you will loose most of the cooling. Your better off just ventilating the garage. Options would include passive venting or having someone install...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling House, attic insulation, doug paul
attic insulation, doug paul, power vents: Bigger is not the fix. Cool air is heavy & take bigger ducts. I suspect yours are maxed out (4 1/2 tons cooling). More tons of cooling will take a bigger blower. It is a balancing act. Where is the unit? (attic, hope not) or (basement) Is your attic hot? Yes,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling an open room, split type, country thanks
split type, country thanks, tropical country: King, If your living room is 170 and your dining room is 230 that s 400 sq, ft. You need 12,000 BTU s of cooling, assuming there are no other openings to other parts of the house. You can t tell the cool air not to cross the line, it s going to flow there...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling of Part of House not sufficient, flow readings, exhust
flow readings, exhust, hvac company: If the unit is icing up then there is a big issue. It should not ice up at all. Considering everything is new, I would look at poor air flow on the unit. It could have also been installed or charged improperly. I suggest you get someone out that can do...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Not Cooling After Power Outage, blown fuse, heat heat
blown fuse, heat heat, nothing works: Hope the unit wasn t running when the outage struck. That is really hard on a compressor.It may take several hours to cool off if it was running at that time. And it may even require a start kit to get it running again. Also, if there was any kind of a circuit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling Problem, california economizer, zone control panel
california economizer, zone control panel, zone controller: Charlie, I am pretty sure that California Economizer was acquired by Zonex, and if you ever need parts or support on your system you should start at: http://www.zonexsystems.com/home.htm There are all kinds of things that can cause a system to shut...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling problem, infinity system, power vent
infinity system, power vent, carrier 13 seer: No, the coil is not the problem. The compressor size is what determines the max cooling available. Sounds like the unit is working. Here in Montana, I put in 2 tons, for the same size house. It should work. Now tell me about the house. Where are you? What...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling problems, story townhouse, air handler
story townhouse, air handler, public documents: James, That is about normal (your temperature). The real purpose of c/a is to remove the humidity, and thus cool. IF the big refrigerant line is sweating, that s as good as it s going to get. Don t forget that you still need ceiling fans, and the blinds have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling Red wine and white wine, red and white wine, wine cabinet
red and white wine, wine cabinet, red wine: There is no load associated with an object that does not produce heat. Any object placed in the space would not be considered in a load calculation, only the room components just as in any other structure. You would have to do an in depth calculation based...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling two rooms with one unit, window ac, ac unit
window ac, ac unit, air space: I would set the fan about 3 feet from the bedroom door in the living room blowing towards the bedroom. This allows free air space around the fan to pick up the coolest air. Using a fan that is very close to the floowr will also help as the coolest air is nearest...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling two-zoned home, gargage, upstairs rooms
gargage, upstairs rooms, duct work: I am not sure about the temp at night. That is something that will be trial and error. Remember, not only does hot air rise, but cool air from the upstairs will sink. If there a way to close off the upstairs from the downstairs, that will help the most....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling, design temperature, c systems
design temperature, c systems, weatherstripping: Hello Susan. A/C systems are designed to run constantly at or above 95 degrees. This is called the design temperature. If the unit was oversized, it would cool the space down faster, but it would not dehumidify and it would feel very humid. The longer the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cools down slowly, programmable thermostat, mercury switch
programmable thermostat, mercury switch, central air conditioning: There are so many places that you could be having issues with this question, i am unsure exactly where to start. 1. you need to make sure your unit is fully charged with freon. This time of year that is the #1 reason for service calls. 2. Make sure your filter...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Copland 2 1/2 ton compresser, central air conditioning, liquid line
central air conditioning, liquid line, copland: Mike, If the installation instructions say that a dryer MUST be installed, that is what must be followed. Whenever I put in a c/a unit, I always put on a suction dryer (although I don t have to), even though it is a little overkill. However, if something...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Copper pipe not being cold??, upstairs unit, copper pipe
upstairs unit, copper pipe, energy dollars: It sounds fine to me. Most HVAC systems are desinged for a 20 degree split from the outside air temperature. If your unit maintains a steady 71 with an outdoor temperature of 92, then you are at a 21 degree split. Adding refrigerant means there has been or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Correct sizing of Central Air components, variable speed fan, radiant baseboard heat
variable speed fan, radiant baseboard heat, air handler: Carol, Basements that are below ground with an air conditioned space above there ceiling are not usually included in a heat gain calculation unless there are heat producing things that need to be considered. SEER is just an efficiency cost rating of your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Corsaire AC freon leak, freon leak, square 1
freon leak, square 1, existing equipment: Hello John, I would not recommend repairing the leak because the evaporator coil if repaired, can and probably will start leaking again within one year. Normally after three or four repairs you have spent enough to pay for a new coil. If the existing equipment...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Corsaire Air condition, amp meter, unit thanks
amp meter, unit thanks, air condition: You need to use an amp meter on the outdoor unit circuit wiring to see how many amps the unit is drawing while operating. The compressor may be failing and drawing high amps, or if the amperage is below 40 and the breaker is tripping, the breaker appears to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cost/Efficiency Question, air inlets, zone central air
air inlets, zone central air, intake vents: Amanda, I m not sure exactly how your system is installed or what type of heating you have? When your system is in the cooling mode you need enough air from the return air inlets to pass through the cooling coil to keep the coil from freezing. If a zone...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cost efficiency, thermostat control, lux 500
thermostat control, lux 500, cost efficiency: Easy question. Setting the T-stat back, ($30)(Lux 500 or equal) Home Depot or a lumberyard. The Lux is easy to set up. Every time the home is empty or asleep, turn the heat down. Here in Montana we do it all the time. At -40 degrees, the savings adds up....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cost for installing a coil only, condenser unit, gmail
condenser unit, gmail, duct work: I am not sure of the cost, but it could be double or more to install it later. If you are going to install a new furnace, then have the coil put in the same time. The duct work will be torn apart so do it now. No sense in ripping the duct work apart twice....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cost of Motherboard for Comfortmaker ac and heating 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: Country Comfort Wood Stove, damper control, combustion air
damper control, combustion air, control lever: Dave, I don t know what your stove is exactly but I think what your describing is a damper to let in combustion air for the fire to burn. The intent is to pipe or duct air in from the outside into the metal box that the fire box sits on, usually up through...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Covering Floor Vents, floor vents, wood flooring
floor vents, wood flooring, fire hazard: Mike, You didn t say what the floor was or what s underneath the floor? also how big the opening is? You can just floor over the vent opening, maybe stuff some insulation down in the duct opening so you don t loose heat/cooling, if the opening is blocked...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Covering on old heating duct, wood lathe, dust mask
wood lathe, dust mask, heating ducts: Walt, It probably is asbestos. I think the consensus is that it s safe as long as you don t disturbed the asbestos such as tearing or scraping it. You might want to call your health or building department and ask what the regulations are in your area for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cozy Floor Furnace, floor furnace, pilot light
floor furnace, pilot light, thermostat: Wow, Brad, you must feel like a mole! I am thinking the problem may be resistance Maybe in the thermostat points or the wires from the stat to the furnace.How old is that thermostat ?? Maybe time for a new one. Or maybe the wires under the house has suffered...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cozy furnace, pilot flame, room thermostat
pilot flame, room thermostat, air furnace: BEFORE WE START I HAVE TO INFORM YOU THAT I AM RESIDING IN UK AND SOME MODELS / SYSTEMS ARE DIFFERENT IN US. now lets try to solve your problem. is this a circulated water or direct air furnace? you say you have lit the pilot . can you see the pilot flame...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cozy Wall Heater, millivolt thermostat, gravity wall
millivolt thermostat, gravity wall, wall thermostat: Guy, I don t know a Cosy wall heater? But if there is no electric connected to your wall heater then it is a Millivolt system. The pilot burns onto a Millivolt Generator which generates the power for the gas valve to open. Millivolts is a fine form of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cozy wall heater, gravity wall, wall thermostat
gravity wall, wall thermostat, wall heaters: Thanks for the question. MOST wall heaters of millvolt. In this case you will need a millvolt thermostat. Any millvolt only thermostat will work If your wall heater is 24 volt. Then you can use any 24 volt only thermostat. I m not a fan of the dual...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cozy wall heater, gravity wall, johnstone supply
gravity wall, johnstone supply, wall thermostat: You are using a standard T-stat. You need a mili-volt system thermostat. Read the instructions, it has to say it is for milli-volt systems . I don t think Home Depot carries the right one. Look in your phone book for a Johnstone Supply . They sell to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CPE24-1ab, compressor side, replacement fan
compressor side, replacement fan, microfarads: John, To check the fan motor run cap: 1. remove power to the unit 2. remove the fan wire on the combo capacitor 3. put your meter into ohm scale 4. your test leads connect to the fan terminal and the common terminal 5. the ohms should count upwards...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Crack in boiler oil furnace, oil furnace, water boiler
oil furnace, water boiler, fire proof: you would be better advised to get an auto engineer/sheet metal worker to weld a plate over the crack however here in uk we have a product called pyruma which is a heat resisting cement. try google for glass reinforced heat insulating panels used for such...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Crack in boiler oil furnace, combustion chambers, water boiler
combustion chambers, water boiler, oil furnace: Your boiler presents both a fire hazard and a CO threat! Cracked combustion chambers are not to be fooled with. In this case, what you describe is a potentially fatal condition - for you - as your boiler is already terminal. Boilers and furnaces more...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Crack in Heat Exchanger?, cracked heat, gas furnace
cracked heat, gas furnace, warranty company: Brian, I don t know what your heating unit is? a gas furnace or an air handler/heat pump. I don t have a library for looking up model numbers on heating and cooling equipment. I don t know about Texas but where I live a cracked heat exchanger has to be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Crack in Miller firebox, hot air furnace, lifetime warranty
hot air furnace, lifetime warranty, night heat: It must be replaced! This is a serious safety concern. Ask your local guy if he wants to sleep in the house and have the furnace come on during the night, heat up and cause the crack to open more and get the chance of having carbon monoxide enter the building....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Crack in outside insulation, proper air flow, drainage issues
proper air flow, drainage issues, water drainage: Unless this unit is a freezer, you should not be seeing any ice. If you are seeing ice on the lines, then there is a good chance the coil is frozen. You need to check the filter and indoor fan for proper air flow. Also make sure the outside unit is shutting...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracked Drain Pan in A/C Unit, refrigerant lines, drain pan
refrigerant lines, drain pan, c unit: Hello Kane, If the coil is leaking refrigerant then I would recommend replacing the coil too. Otherwise the pan alone can be replaced. This should be a lot less than $2400. If the coil and pan can be removed (slid out) without cutting the refrigerant lines...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracked Freezer, silicone sealant, ge 100
silicone sealant, ge 100, beaumark: Try GE 100% Silicone Sealant....works well for us.....If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or you can visit our website at http://www.affordableappliance.com Keep in mind we do stock 1000 s of Major Home...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracked Furnace, floor furnace, repair options
floor furnace, repair options, families lives: Simple. It can kill you. A crack lets carbon monoxide into the house & it puts you to sleep. Have you been getting headaches?? If you do not believe me, call the local gas supplier & ask them to look at it. I would not use it. There are no repair options....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracked heat exchanger?, hairline crack, basement renovation
hairline crack, basement renovation, blow torch: Al, Since you mentioned basement I m going to assume that your furnace is an up-flow. I don t know if you have a pilot light or not? Up-flow furnaces rarely develop a crack unless the flame is burning on the heat exchanger like a blow torch. Small hair...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracked Pan on A/C, drip pan, cooling coil
drip pan, cooling coil, dripping water: Julie, I don t know what your set up is up in your attic but this is the way it should be. Your cooling coil has a drip pan under the coil inside where you probably can t see it. There should be an auxiliary drip pan under the unit to catch water incase...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracked pan under coil, carrier weathermaker, plastic pan
carrier weathermaker, plastic pan, r410: Jim, Sorry but I don t keep literature on units and all there parts. I have no way of knowing what it might take to replace the pan or if it s replaceable with out seeing it. I would think if you look it over good you can tell if it s removable or not?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracked plastic draft fan housing, furnace maintenance, draft fan
furnace maintenance, draft fan, replacement fan: Sherry, Not knowing what the cracks are (how wide?) or why the got there in the first place, also are the cracks keeping the furnace from running now? I would be hesitant to advise a method of repair. I think you can get a complete replacement fan assembly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracking face plate on ice/water dispenser, electronic board, face plate
electronic board, face plate, water dispenser: Do you mean the actual area you press for ice and water, the touchpad? If so, that comes with the electronic board behind it and the Part number is WR55X10073, cost of new is $65.95, shipping would depend on your location and we may have one in used for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Craig, ge unit, heating element
ge unit, heating element, expection: You may not even find a GE unit...so brand does not matter. Just make sure it is sized correctly. Consider getting the same brand as your cond. unit. I will given an expection here...Consider replace the back-up pan as it should not require the removal of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Crawlspace Ventilation, crawlspace ventilation, polyethylene vapor barrier
crawlspace ventilation, polyethylene vapor barrier, conditioned crawlspace: I have heard of making the crawlspace part of the conditioned space. I would not return any of the air from the crawlspace to the unit I would just let it exhaust outside. I would make sure that the ductwork that runs in the crawlspace is insulated because...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Crawlspace ventilation, crawlspace ventilation, polyethylene vapor barrier
crawlspace ventilation, polyethylene vapor barrier, conditioned crawlspace: Marie, Different conditions prevail depending where your house is built and if there is a chance of moisture seeping in. Gravity foundation vents are all that is needed in the area where I live but we don t have high humidity conditions like Houston, TX....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cross Reference for Wiring a remote Thermostat, interface kit, r1 r2
interface kit, r1 r2, control interface: Hi Jim, Reasonably sure these terminals are the match between the 2 thermostats. I assume the FDC is for the first stat & not the terminals. C1=C2 R1=R2 CM=Y1 HT=W2 FM=G2 (O,B,E,,Y2,L SV not used)M = mode, SV unknown).I presume you know that C & R(common...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Custom Filter Grille, air shaft, air vent
air shaft, air vent, custom filter: The only thing I can sugguest to call different HVAC supply companies in your area. Some specalize more in duct work and sheet metal goods which includes grilles. You should be able to special order a grill to your specs though one of them. It might be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: "Cyclematic", air plenum, cold air return
air plenum, cold air return, electric furnace: Hi Ron, Thanks for the question. These questions keep my brain active since retiring. I really liked service work. I sure have no clue about that device. Since it has a connection to the thermostat it has to be 24 volts, or maybe even just a on/off switch....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c (again!), blower wheel, copper lines
blower wheel, copper lines, rubber type: Rebecca, Can you see your coil to see if there is ice on it? Open up a seam on your duct work? Can you see the end of your condensate drain to see if its dripping? When the condensate drain stop s dripping water is when the coil is defrosted, Could take...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, downhill slope, air tank
downhill slope, air tank, c mode: First the drain must have a constant downhill slope. The water is from the evaporation in the fan section during a/c mode. The drain may occasionally clog with debris. It can be blown out from the outside end with a shot of air either by blowing into it or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, fuse boxes, cool heat
fuse boxes, cool heat, fan motor: It is difficult to locate a thermostat diagram. The blue wire was a spare wire not being used. Every thermostat has a multi function list with different system uses. There will in almost all cases be unused terminals. It sounds like the indoor fan motor has...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, upstairs unit, downstairs unit
upstairs unit, downstairs unit, freon: Hi Cheryl, As the unit is only 4 years old, you should still have a warranty on the entire setup. I would call the company that installed it and discuss the problem with them. It is possible that there is a freon problem but after only 4 years it is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, squirrel cage, hp 115
squirrel cage, hp 115, universal motors: Check the bottom of the coil. It can become really dirty and make a huge restriction on the airflow. Universal motors should work, and you might need the squirrel cage checked if it is still making a terrible noise. Shaft placement might be off or something...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, comfortmaker furnace, unit thanks
comfortmaker furnace, unit thanks, rheem: The circuit that makes the outdoor unit or the a/c operate, is the Y circuit. Make sure at the thermostat the Y circuit has the same wire that goes all the way to the outdoor unit. It is usually a yellow wire and does not connect to anything in the indoor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, comfortmaker furnace, gmail
comfortmaker furnace, gmail, control wires: I am not sure if the wiring is connected properly or not. You should have 4 wires from the t-stat, and somewhere there has to be two more 24v control wires going to the unit outside. Make sure those are connected. Also check the breaker for the outside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: c/a, flame sensor, heat cycle
flame sensor, heat cycle, time delay: The fan for heat is controlled by a time delay on the furnace circuit board. Actuated after flame is sensed.Other than replacing the circuit board you may try cleaning the flame sensor rod that protrudes in the flame. Remove it & clean it with a rough rag,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, whole house dehumidifier, indoor swimming pool
whole house dehumidifier, indoor swimming pool, upstairs unit: Jim, I don t want to sound redundant but I think the real proublem you have is that your primary condensate pan is not draining, not only not draining but it may even be overflowing into the unit a bit dampening up the insulation. I realize you see water...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, accurate thermometer, fan blade
accurate thermometer, fan blade, liquid line: Phil, 105 degree OD temp. add 30 degree to that temp/pressure chart says Aprox. 310 psi head. guessing at 75-78 suction.What I would do is reclaim all the refrigerant and start from scratch ,the total charge is stamped on the outdoor unit data plate which...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, air grills, stud
air grills, stud: Todd, A low grill for heat. A high grill for cooling. You didn t say what you have or if your planning to install? Return air grills don t have dampers because there not meant to be shut. If you have a high grill and a low grill and there not connected...

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

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, freon gas, fan motor
freon gas, fan motor, air handler: The big line can be covered with frost/ice & it is just fine. The small line is normally Hot . The fan has nothing to do with the freon gas . The fan is controled by the furnace/air handler. The fan motor starts & stops by a control circuit in the furnace....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, previous service, continuosly
previous service, continuosly, freon: Yvonne, What has the tech been repairing in the previous years? If he has been adding Freon (refrigerant) then you have a leak that is not getting fixed. Freon doesn t wear out - it leaks out. Anytime a repair tech adds refrigerant to a system (including...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, circuit breaker, gmail
circuit breaker, gmail, thermostat: The only thing I can suggest at this time is to change the batteries in the t-stat if it is digital and check the breakers. There could be many reasons for the unit not working. Someone needs to get a meter and check for power, the refer charge etc. I am...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c air coolness, repair person, refrigerant
repair person, refrigerant, air temp: Mike, If your inside and outside units are running including the compressor and condensate fan then I would assume that your low on refrigerant. There is no merely adding refrigerant, air conditioners don t just use up the refrigerant it has to leak or be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c air handler water leak, drip pan, pvc pipe
drip pan, pvc pipe, rubber strips: Stuart, When you say there is a catch area along the front of the unit that s what is called the drip pan. All of the condensate water that forms on the cooling coil is supposed to make its way to that catch area drip pan, the PVC pipe connects to the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c air handler, air handler, fedders
air handler, fedders, ductwork: The only units that I have seen run 3 to 7 hours, are undersized or low on freon. Replace the motor, thats the only moving part in an air handler. However if the coil is bad or the pan is rusted out you are in trouble. Sorry. A charge in the thousands sounds...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c blower, johnstone supply, brown wires
johnstone supply, brown wires, time and patience: Alfredo, If you have access to a volt meter you should check the volts on the wires of the blower motor - check across the black lead and the other color of lead that remains (not the brown wires, red wire, or blue wire). I don t know what color your motor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c blowing but bot cooling, radiator grill, pleated filter
radiator grill, pleated filter, humid days: Well, first try an remove the filter to see if that makes a difference in the air flow. You can also remove the panel to the fan section and see if that seem to increase the air flow. There are measuring devices out there that can measure the air pressure...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not blowing cold air, ice on pipe on bottom line going into the house., split system, fan unit
split system, fan unit, freon: Sounds like the inside coil is frozen. Run the inside fan on, On only. Turn the heat/cool switch to Off . Run the fan until air flow is restored. Then run it 15 more min. Restart the A/C. It may run a bit. See how long it takes until it freezes up again....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c blowing hot air inside and cool air out side, broken wires, fan area
broken wires, fan area, cool air: Johnetta, I am ASUMMING that you mean that there is cold air coming out of the fan area on the outside unit, and the warm air is coming out of the vents? If so, this indicates that either the compressor is not running (the fan can still run, even if the compressor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c blows cool air, then warm..., split system, fan motor
split system, fan motor, cool air: In response to your question,you may have a fan motor on the outside unit going bad sometimes the will start and run for a few minutes and then cut out you may want to check this the next time it goes out if so you can have this replaced by a service company...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c breaker keeps tripping, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Hello Lisa, Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not cold, digital thermometer, elite series
digital thermometer, elite series, indoor coil: Bob, I am not sure if you are indicating that all 3 units are not running properly. That would be a little too much of a coincidence, so I will assume that you mean just one of them. A fairly easy way of getting a rough idea of how things are doing is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c compressor orientation, 5th wheel trailer, window air conditioner
5th wheel trailer, window air conditioner, proper lubrication: In response to your question,I am sorry to say that mounting the compressor this way will cause problems with the proper lubrication of the compressor I would not recommend this type of installation I am sorry but have no other ideas other than finding a roof...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a.c.compressor, voltage wire, nbsc
voltage wire, nbsc, hiel: Hello again Van, now I got it. Those are capacitors. You would need an exact match to what you have and with this information you could try replacing these first. Even if they do not correct the problem and you still need a motor or compressor, you always...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a.c. condensate leak, dish detergent, drain pan
dish detergent, drain pan, unit thanks: You can clean the coil with a gallon pump sprayer with a solution of dish detergent. Saturate the coil and if you can get a hose into it to rinse it, that would be best, if not, you can fill the sprayer with water and rinse it. After cleaning it, mix some...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c condenser shade, rooftop unit, unit thanks
rooftop unit, unit thanks, condensing units: Bill, Condensing units are made to be in the hot sun, on top of roofs. There are thousands of them in your state. If you have paper work on your unit it should have clearances, The top needs to be several feet, I don t remember exactly how many eight...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c condenser unit, condenser unit, condensing unit
condenser unit, condensing unit, condenser: Bill, I don t know of any way to test a condensing unit to see if it works properly, trouble free except to have it up and running under normal conditions. How the unit was disconnected and stored may also play a part as to what it might take to put it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c condeser unit outside fan not working, condenser fan motor, copper line
condenser fan motor, copper line, motor speeds: Hello Rich, It is not uncommon for the condenser fan motor to fail. The motor does have a run capacitor which may be weak or totally out. Some condensers have two speed motors and an outdoor temperature switch (used to change motor speeds) which also may...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c control noise, electronic control panel, programmable thermostats
electronic control panel, programmable thermostats, white rogers: Lou, I m sorry to tell you that click is the sound of a relay in the thermostat. Nearly all programmable thermostats have them (some are a little more noisy) and there is really nothing that you can do short of changing the thermostat for an older style...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not cooling, c unit, split system
c unit, split system, two pieces: Please answer the following questions. Is it a package unit or a split system (one or two pieces) Which fan is running? (insideor outside or none) What part of the A/C unit comes on? Do you hear any noise? There are so many things that can cause a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not cooling, c unit, gmail
c unit, gmail, sq ft: If you just had the A/C unit installed they need to check the unit. The only way a unit should shut off is if the t-stat gets to temp or the t-stat is turned off. If you truely have 1750 sq ft of space under air, then the unit appears to be too small. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/c Not cooling, superheat and subcooling, copeland compressor
superheat and subcooling, copeland compressor, degree difference: Floyd, A quick way to get a general idea of system performance is to use a good quality thermometer and take the temperature of the air as is is entering the return air grille. Using the same thermometer, take the temp in the supply register nearest the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not cooling, sears roebuck, room additions
sears roebuck, room additions, cooling coil: Roy, Your cooling coil in your inside unit is freezing over, as it freezes over it cuts off the air flow through the coil which makes it freeze even more. I don t know what you have for an inside unit or the type of cooling coil in it, you never did say...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c cooling, tempature, c unit
tempature, c unit, air conditioner: Dana, Air conditioners are usually sized to cool a living area twenty degrees cooler then the outside tempature if they run constantly. If you want your house to be 71 degrees inside you need to set your thermostat to cool and 71 degrees before it gets above...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c/cooling relay?, johnstone supply, dust problem
johnstone supply, dust problem, intertherm: Yes & No. It is not just a relay . It is a Contactor (220 volt, high amperage relay). Yes, it needs to be replaced & maybe (probably)the end that is on the wire. All conections need to be of high temp quality. The regular ends burn off in a short time...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not cooling well, furnace fan, allexpert
furnace fan, allexpert, home appliances: Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not cooling, digital thermostat, allexpert
digital thermostat, allexpert, home appliances: Hello Gladys, Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c cut's on an off, propane gas, pressure switches
propane gas, pressure switches, heat unit: That sensor is there to prevent the unit from freezing up, and that will also help to save the compressor from failing. You need to determine if the sensor is bad, or if you have a problem with the unit that needs to be addresed before you remove it. Craig...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c cycling, c unit, gmail
c unit, gmail, couple of minutes: The unit appears to be short cycling. There are too many causes for this, and I do not have enough info from you. I would call someone out. There is not much you can do to fix the problem at this point. It may or may not be a major problem though. Good...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/c Duct, southwest room, pensacola florida
southwest room, pensacola florida, southwest side: Yeah, 400-500 square feet per ton would work for you, but if you divide 3000 by 500, you still come up with 6 tons of air needed. So, that is why there is a need for more air and where to get it from would be splitting the house up and adding an additional...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c delay timer, delay timer, volts
delay timer, volts, timers: There are a variety of timers on the market. The simplest have three connections. One is for the common side of the 24 volts. The other two break the other side of the 24 volts circuit which goes to the Y connection, which is the compressor circuit. Just remove...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c dilemma, fan motor, sheetrock
fan motor, sheetrock, air flow: Plumber camera, GOOD IDEA !!! Close off the registers the have air flow, all of them. Then see how much air flows iut of the bad ones. If the air flow gets up to normal, the duct design is bad. If it does not get tons better there is an obstruction. Cut...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c drainage, c unit, tempature
c unit, tempature, drain pipe: Pam, You didn t tell me anything about your air conditioning unit? Where it is installed mostly would have helped. A large amount of water is not unusual, the amount all depends on conditions, environment, tempature. If your unit is in an attic let me...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c duct work correction, duct work, c unit
duct work, c unit, room addition: Is this an evaporative cooler by itself or is it connected to the same duct work from a heating unit? If it s connected to the same duct work as a heating unit you probably have a damper of some sort that you have to turn or slide out allowing the air from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c duct work, heat load calculation, combustion air
heat load calculation, combustion air, loss characteristics: mlhamp, Unless the system and ductwork in your home were both sized originally to be able to carry the additional heating load for the basement you probably can t condition the basement properly without affecting the performance of the main floor. In...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c electrical????, seer unit, thermal drapes
seer unit, thermal drapes, wood blinds: Sounds like your electrical system is at fault, Cathy.Properly sized wiring shouldn t do that.Only thing to do that may help is add a start capacitor to the outside unit to give it a kick when it starts. But I would call the electrical company to come & check...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c evap coil and fins, acid solution, coils
acid solution, coils, slime: A solution is used to clean the coils in place, but it is non-acidic. Your description of the coils condition means only one thing-the coil will have to be cut out and cleaned outside. This will be rather expensive $250-$350 but in the long run you will save...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c fan, 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: a/c fan acting funny, thermostat wiring, jumper wire
thermostat wiring, jumper wire, time jon: Jon, I read your question several times and I couldn t get it quite figured out. I think your saying the blower works OK in the heating mode when the fan switch is on auto. And the blower doesn t work in the cooling mode auto or fan on. If that s the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c fan not operating, correct assumption, control wires
correct assumption, control wires, voltage tester: If the t-stat is calling for cool, and you do not have 24v outside at the cond unit, then you need to start checking the control wires. You can remove the wires from the t-stat and wire nut the G Y and R wires togather and see if the unit runs. If the unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c fan won't shut off, blower fan, temperature switch
blower fan, temperature switch, fan switch: If the heating unit is a fuel furnace, this is very possible. The fan bypasses the thermostat and is either controlled by a temperature switch, or the circuit board has a timer. Whichever is controlling the fan, it seems to have failed or with the temperature...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c fan, air cond, contactor
air cond, contactor, refrigerant: Hello Jim. There is a separate relay or contactor for the outdoor fan, and it must be stuck or the contacts are welded together. There are different types of pre coolers, some for the air, some for refrigerant, which type of pre cooler are you looking into....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/c filter replacement, vent filters, trion air bear
vent filters, trion air bear, air vent: Kim, I m not into Trion. There are plenty of web sites that you can read, just type in Trion. To me It s the difference in an over the counter drug and a prescription drug. If your using Trion it must be for a reason that requires a professional opinion...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/c filter replacement, freon 22, c filter
freon 22, c filter, air bear: I am not sure what to tell you about the filter. I have not heard of the filter you have. As far as the unit goes...If the unit was low on gas, and not again it is not cooling well or freezing up it could be low on gas. It is very hard to say what it will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c filters, blower assembly, compressor units
blower assembly, compressor units, size filter: Claire, The two common places would be at the return grill or in the furnace itself. If the filter is not in the return at the grill, unplug the furnace and remove the covers, if the blower is on the bottom the filter should be just below the blower assembly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c freon leak, freon leak, repairman
freon leak, repairman, air conditioner: Debra, Refrigerant ( Freon is NOT the real name of refrigerant) is a gas. I cannot see how you could clean up a gas with towels? More than likely, it was oil from the compressor, which is carried in the the refrigerant. I don t know what else I can tell you,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c freon leak, comfortmaker, tonage
comfortmaker, tonage, freon leak: Sam, Find out where the leak is, Comfortmaker has a good warranty, at 5 years you should be under warranty still, if the company that installed the system is still around they should be able to tell you your start up date. If the leak is in the unit they...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c frosting, plastic valve, clean filter
plastic valve, clean filter, blower fan: Joe, Your proublem is usually caused by a dirty air filter, Your whole coil is Proubly frozen over and needs defrosting. Install a clean filter, run just the blower fan until all the ice is melted off the coil and no more condensate water drips out before...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c frozen up 2nd time in a month, indoor coil, freon
indoor coil, freon, air flow: Thomas, What temperature are you setting the thermostat at for cooling, should be 70 degrees F or higher. If the indoor coil is freezing, it is usually 1 of a few different items, air flow, low on freon or set point. If your indoor coil is dirty again...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c frozen coil, ac system, split system
ac system, split system, building contractor: Leonard, The coil freezing is because there isn t enough air flow through it. Main proublem is a dirty filter. Something blocking the return air grill/grills. Dirty coil. Not completely getting the coil defrosted before running the cooling again. If...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c furnance the right size?, heating and cooling with a heat pump, triple pane windows
heating and cooling with a heat pump, triple pane windows, air registers: Each ton of cooling does require a specific amount of air flow and return, and this may be what this is based on, however who is to say the ducts are incorrect instead of the unit size. A total load calculation is required to determine the correct size unit....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c heat problem, low voltage transformers, rheem furnace
low voltage transformers, rheem furnace, seperate units: Is this a split system or a package unit ? If it is two seperate units, each with their seperate transfomers. You have to use a sepcial thermostat. One that uses two transformers. Normal thermostats will not work with 2 T-stats. Hope this helps. It is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c from heat??, solar energy systems, heat absorption
solar energy systems, heat absorption, absorption systems: Richard, Thanks for your question - I hadn t thought about anything like that for a lot of years. I used to be fairly involved in solar energy systems and was always looking for unique ideas. It is true that heat (absorption systems) can be used to cause...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c (home) will not turn on, low voltage power, fuse box
low voltage power, fuse box, power switches: Susan, If nothing blows or goes inside or out you may not be getting any electrical power to the furnace in the attic. The attic furnace is on a 110 breaker in the breaker box, the power from the furnace furnishes the 24 volt, low voltage power to the thermostat,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c for my home, apples to apples, portable air conditioners
apples to apples, portable air conditioners, reply thanks: Thomas, Window or through the wall AC units are kind of like buying a new refrigerator or washing machine. You need to shop the efficiency rating along with the capacity. As far as the heating part goes it all depends on how much heat you need, Trying...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/c inside unit leaking-DESPERATE, drip pan, drain tubing
drip pan, drain tubing, lift switch: Coleen, If you don t have a clogged drain then you have a clogged drip pan or an un-level drip pan that is running over. The condensate drip pan just catches the water and it drains out the pipe. I don t know what your set up is in the closet, There is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not kicking on, relay circuit, c unit
relay circuit, c unit, thermostate: Since you just replace the t-stat check the wires to make sure all the connections are good. Turn the t-stat off and turn on the fan, does it run? From the back of the stat, take the green wire (G) and touch it to the red (R). If the fan runs, then is could...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c line set leak, lacking confidence, thanks art
lacking confidence, thanks art, c line: Art, I have no idea why the line set got punctured, or why anybody would conceal it in concrete in the first place. Either way, if water got in, the ENTIRE system is now scrap. It doesn t matter HOW much vacuum pumping gets doen, the moisture will never be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c line set leak, micron gauge, filter driers
micron gauge, filter driers, lacking confidence: Art, The contractors that told you evacuating the system will not do the job are correct. The lineset will have to be replaced. After the compressor is replaced the rest of the system can be evacuated, but I would insist that any filter driers in the system...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c lines to heat pump, degree elbows, degree elbow
degree elbows, degree elbow, crazy places: Hi Charles, You are right about the freon flow. But it s like you do what ya gotta do to install this equipment in crazy places. A real answer is that the less welded joints you have the less likely a leak will develop . You will never see any difference...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c motor outside stops with a bang, c unit, check valve
c unit, check valve, gmail: More than likely, the banging noise is a check valve in the unit s compressor closing when the unit shuts down, I would not worry about it. As far as the buzzing, I do not know. It could be a transformer in the unit, and they will buzz. The buzzing could...