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Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compresor current operation, btu, amps
btu, amps, gmail: That can be a sign of problems to come. If the compressor is drawing that many amps, it can cause it to start to overheat. There are several reasons for the problem, you need to check to see if it grounded, and also check the refer. circuit for proper pressures...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor and Compressor Fan Not Working, refrigerator light, working model
refrigerator light, working model, valuable service: Do you have 110 volts at the compressor when it should be operating? Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff with earnings from parts sales. Help us keep this valuable service free and order your parts...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor, coil, air handler, condensing unit, air handler
condensing unit, air handler, air handlers: In a cooling only application, the evaporator coil normally comes with the air handler. If you are replacing the compressor only and not the whole condensing unit and the compressor had a burnout it is possible that the cap tubes( if that is the type of metering...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor operation, compressor operation, flow condition
compressor operation, flow condition, c terminal: You are checking amperage on the run terminal you will get the truest reading on the common or c terminal. If your reading is higher than rated your condensor coil is likely dirty. If it is lower than rated you could just be running in low load conditions...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Does Not Turn On, split system, air conditioner
split system, air conditioner, breakers: wes, Check with your electric utility company. Where I live this is not a proublem, it s non exist ant so I don t have any expertise in that area, but there are quite a few municipality s through out the United States that have the means to interrupt the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor terminal prong corroded, set screw, ac system
set screw, ac system, ac unit: Hope thats all it wasn the burned terminal. Is there ANY stub left on the compressor terminal?? If so, there is a small tube with a small set screw with it that is available & will clamp on the stub. If no stub is available, the compressor is hopeless.Solder...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Concerned about oil heating a house, heat transfer surfaces, masonry chimney
heat transfer surfaces, masonry chimney, steam heat: Ernie: What no one s talking about is that firing oil creates soot, which builds up and insulates heat transfer surfaces, reducing efficiency. Unscrupulous oil dealers who maintain their customers appliances have a GOLDEN opportunity to sell more oil,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser Fan isn't working, capacitor, condenser
capacitor, condenser, torque: It could be either the motor or the capacitor. A capacitor can be weak without being bloated or completely failed. The run capacitor provides extra starting torque to the motor. It should be within plus or minus 10% of its rated output. I would tend to suspect...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condenser motor stoppes, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, repair person: 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: Condensing unit/HP breaker tripped, crankcase heater, liquid refrigerant
crankcase heater, liquid refrigerant, electrical problem: Michael - The readings should not be all the same. However, I don t have access to what the readings should be and do not want to guess. Maybe you should ask one of the other techs who are more technical than I and who may be able to verify what they should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor not coming on, condenser fan motor, contactor
condenser fan motor, contactor, line voltage: Phil, If you have 230 to the contactor and the contactor closes but the power doesn t continue on to the condenser fan and the compressor There may be a break in a wire, a loose connection, you need to see where the 230 fails between the contactor and condenser...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor not getting 24V, 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: Contactor points, service technicians, service technician
service technicians, service technician, cold air: Contactor points are not available as a separate part, you must purchase a replacement contactor. You must be certified to handle refrigerants and add them to your system. It sounds as if you are not really sure what the reason for the outside unit not running...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor switch, control transformer, gmail
control transformer, gmail, move one: The voltage can not be adjusted per say. You need to check the voltage at the transformer and see what you have. Some transformers have multiple taps, so you can move one of the wires to allow for differences in voltage. This is common where the transformer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Contactor won't pulled in, hook up, condenser
hook up, condenser, capacitor: There is either a bad coil on that contactor, some other drain of voltage ( a grounded component) or you are misreading the voltage. I would take the old contactor and hook up the coil voltage to the 24 volt wires you have. The contactor should click closed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c compressor, air handler, breakers
air handler, breakers, stat: Compressor? Condensor? Air handler fan? What EXACTLY is running when it is in the on position on the stat? I find it VERY hard to believe that the compressor will only run in the on position unless it is miswired outrageously. More likely you misunderstood...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/c coolant line is blocked, coolant line, freon
coolant line, freon, coolant: Well without the pressures I don t have any idea if your coils are restricted unless I take what the guy said at face value. He will pumpdown the unit, and take apart the orifice and blow through it, pulling a vacuum on it and making certain it is free of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c not cooling, 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 heat pump, fan motor, freon
fan motor, freon, heat pump: Probably low on freon, charged improperly. Call a technician to service your unit. Might be fan motor running too slowly, or not at all...Several things it could be, clogged and dirty coil, cheap filters, restricted airflow, etc. A technician is needed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c odor, liquid dish detergent, rotten eggs
liquid dish detergent, rotten eggs, indoor coil: Look carefully at all of the ductwork to ensure there is not a fitting that has separated allowing animals to invade the duct system. If no damage is found, I would turn the unit breaker off and thoroughly clean the indoor coil with a liquid dish detergent...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c will not turn off, excatly, process of elimination
excatly, process of elimination, gmail: Well, this not happen very often where everything keeps on going. It could be one of several things, including the control board, shorted wiring, stuck contactor etc. It is going to take a process of elimination with a meter to determine the cause. If you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c unit, c unit, freon
c unit, freon, price changes: I do not really keep track of pricing. The price changes offen, and there is a wide range depending on where you live etc. I believe the going rate is $15-$20 per pound for just the refergeriant. You need to keep in mind that there is expense in the paperwork...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c 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: which a/c unit to purchase, heat pump split systems, seer unit
heat pump split systems, seer unit, seer rating: Any brand of system or unit that is rated at the same efficiency and has the same features should do exactly the same job when it is operating properly. What you are buying in a brand is quality, reliability, availability of parts and number of qualified dealers...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c vents, digital temp, tempature
digital temp, tempature, guages: James, As the exposure increases the conditioned air needs to increase. It s the same difference as parking your car in the shade or in the sun. You can cool anything down to a desirable tempature if you have the equipment. About the only cost effective...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central AC model comparison, public answer, gmail
public answer, gmail, hvac contractor: Word of mouth is probably the best. My state has website where you can check out the contractors license to see that it is valid, and if there are any complaints. You can also check out the BBB. Contact your local building permit dept. They can tell if...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central AC model comparison, johnstone supply, public answer
johnstone supply, public answer, heating and air conditioning: Colleen, I don t know where you live? I don t know what your options are? What are you doing for heating and cooling now? HVAC manufacturing companies might produce four or five different brands of equipment with different names but they all came off of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Is my central ac short cycling, variable speed compressors, furnace run
variable speed compressors, furnace run, condenser unit: John - First let me say that I am not on site, and, therefore, am hearing his explanations through yourself, who may not understand the A/C system. That s no knock on you. I don t have any idea what this gentleman is talking about. If he s claiming that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central air conditioner, central air conditioner, cement work
central air conditioner, cement work, cement blocks: It would be somewhat costly to disconnect and move. The refrigerant has to be isolated in the unit providing the valves will hold and if not, the charge will have to be removed, after the slab is ready it will have to be set back, a vaccum pulled and the unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central air conditioning keeps freezing, dirty coils, dirty filters
dirty coils, dirty filters, vacuum pump: You either have dirty filters, dirty coils, or are low on refrigerant. You need to call a technician to diagnose it. If you are in Florida, I would come by but since most likely you aren t, all you can do is check the filters, change them, and call someone....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central air unit, sorry ann, air handler
sorry ann, air handler, high voltage: Ann - It is usually located in the control section of the indoor furnace or air handler. Be careful messing with it because it has high voltage connected to one side of it. Sorry Ann, but I don t give out or estimate prices. There are web sites that sell...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central air unit, voltage side, air handler
voltage side, air handler, contactor: Ryan, double check your hookups at the t-stat to air handler to outdoor unit should be pretty basic , may have to jump Rc to R or Rh to Rc at the stat to work ,your wiring diagram that came with the digital stat should show you how to hook it up. R from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central a/c maintenance cleaning, indoor coil, metal tape
indoor coil, metal tape, condensing unit: Chris, If the outdoor A/C runs fine after the contactor was changed ( the points burn and that is normal to replace after 10 years ) then it should last a lot longer, but if the indoor coil is badly rusted The coil can be replaced, which is much cheaper than...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: central heat/air problems, gmail, extended warranty
gmail, extended warranty, exhaust fan: It could be a control board bad in the unit. When boards go bad, units can do strange things. If turning off the power does not correct the problem, then some troubleshooting inside the unit needs to be done. If the unit is less the 5 years old, there is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: coil freeze, goodman 13 seer, indoor coil
goodman 13 seer, indoor coil, subcooling: Steve, Which coil are you referring to that s freezing indoor or out??. you do state you have a Heat Pump.If your running the unit in cool mode at 57 degree outdoor temp. you would need a low ambient kit to slow the outdoor fan to maintain proper operating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: compare AC units, 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: condensation inside fridge, freon gas, evaporator fan motor
freon gas, evaporator fan motor, food containers: If Freon was added they are liable for a law suit. It is against the law to add freon to a know system that has a leak. You cannot add freon to a system that has a known leak. Your service man is a flybynight. What is the temperature in the refrigerator...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: condensor icing up on furnace, cold air return, dirty filters
cold air return, dirty filters, gmail: More return will only help if the return is too small to begin with. There are many reasons for a unit to freeze up. Most of the time it is not because of return air grille size if the unit has been running for quite some time. I could be low on gas, dirty...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: covering exterior vent pipes, vent pipes, becoming a realtor
vent pipes, becoming a realtor, gas furnace: I don t know of anything that is made to cover the vent pipes outside the house. Normally the vent piping must be at least 3 feet away from any window/door. What I have seen some customers do is paint the pvc pipe the same color as the siding on the house,...

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Defrost timer not advancing, air tunnel, valuable service
air tunnel, valuable service, campion: Model number of your unit and the part number you replaced the timer with Please..... Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff with earnings from parts sales. Help us keep this valuable service free and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Distance to outside AC unit a problem?, cold water units, refrigerant lines
cold water units, refrigerant lines, ac units: If this is a typical a/c unit with refrigerant lines interconnecting the two unit devices, I do not see how it works at all. Some units are cold water units fed to the air handler in the home, and in this case it is typical, but if this is a standard a/c unit,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Duct sizing, styrofoam insulation, volume dampers
styrofoam insulation, volume dampers, duct booster: Larry: You might want to read up on balancing and flex duct at askweldin.com. Basically, you need to first make sure the flex is not restricted, and then you have to throttle the volume dampers supplying the cooler (in the summer) rooms to force more air...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: DuoTherm Sleeve Bearings, sleeve bearings, volt amp
sleeve bearings, volt amp, 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: difference in temperatures, dual pane windows, weather proofing
dual pane windows, weather proofing, solar screens: James - I m sorry, but I m afraid there is no way for me to determine what you are asking. That s an engineering question that can only be determined by a qualified contractor or engineer after gathering additional information about the construction of your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: digital thermostat, digital thermostats, digital thermostat
digital thermostats, digital thermostat, coil system: Mat, I try to help as much as possible, but with this many components and the conversion necessary to change to a low voltage control system, I just do not have the time to relate all of the information necessary for this conversion. There are also many more...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Estimated Capacity of Refrigerant, electronic scale, refrigerant
electronic scale, refrigerant, electric bills: Thomas: That d be R22, no clue how much it holds; make sure they weigh it with an electronic scale. Your system is way past its 15 year service life, and you shouldn t be spending any money on repairs. Also, it s operating more inefficiently as it leaks...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Getting Estimates - should I expect a Manual J calculation?, manual j calculation, reputable contractor
manual j calculation, reputable contractor, rule of thumb: Mark - Contractors, especially when they get busy, know that consumers will have a few contractors over to give estimates. They don t want to spend the time running a load calc because they may not get the job, and, therefore, they see it as a waste of time....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: elec hum sound ng furn blower compartment, air registers, gas furnace
air registers, gas furnace, air grills: Fred, That s quite a discription. The impression I got in the beginning was that you had no idea what the sound was coming from. There are and have been hundreds of Payne furnaces over time and for the most part controls/circuit boards are located in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: energy efficiency, couple degrees, cold area
couple degrees, cold area, second zone: James, If you are comfortable with the way the system performs now that you have adjusted some of your supply air grilles, then I would leave it as is. If you lower the t-stat, then your unit will have to run a little more to satisfy the lower temp setting....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Falling debris noise in coil, 3m filtrete filters, outdoor coils
3m filtrete filters, outdoor coils, furnace chamber: Tom, - it s possible that there is some sort of debris in the plenum attached to the coil, but not likely. If some insulation has come loose from internally insulated ductwork, it may have gotten caught in the coil area and occasionally makes a noise, but...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Finding an honest HVAC contractor, hvac contractor, costly repair
hvac contractor, costly repair, tampa bay area: IT sounds like you are right in thinking you are being taken advantage of. There are a lot off issues to discuss here, and I don t want to bore you with a long discussion explaining why one contractor is saying one thing and being disputed with his previous...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Finding leaks, electronic detector, schrader valve
electronic detector, schrader valve, question thanks: Betty, Heating and air conditioning people are a different breed throughout the USA, nobody dose anything the same way. There are companies or individual people who do heating and air conditioning, some will repair and some will only replace. What it all...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Freedom 80 gas furnace thermostat, amp fuse, white rogers
amp fuse, white rogers, gas furnace: Ashley - It sounds like something shorted when you reconnected the wire and applied power by turning on the t-stat. However, I m not able to diagnose the problem from here. You may have to contact an American Standard dealer to have it diagnosed. I wonder...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Freezer and Fridge slowly getting warmer, fridge freezer, ge profile
fridge freezer, ge profile, valuable service: Open the freezer door and check the rear inside panel. Do you see frost beginning to build up on the panel? If so remove it and thrn defrost with a hair dryer all the frost, ice. Plug it back in and then get back to me and I will instruct further. If no...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Frigidaire Gallery refer. mod. # FRS26ZSH - 10yrs. old, condenser coils, fan blade
condenser coils, fan blade, box fan: Until you get the fan motor, clean the area well and then place a box fan back there to keep air flowing over the compressor and cool the condenser coils. Part number is 215501901 and your cost is 94.00 in new or 48.00 in good quality used. Shipping would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Frigidaire Model# FRT16CNHD3, freezer section, finger test
freezer section, finger test, maintenance man: Before going too far into this diagnosis, we need to do what I refer to as the finger test. This test will determine if the problem is in the sealed system or other areas causing the problem. All repairs made to a unit can be performed with relative ease...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Frozen AC pipes and AC runs as heat pump, goodman heat pumps, working in the heat
goodman heat pumps, working in the heat, air handler: Looks like a stuck closed contactor in the outside unit. Running with out an inside blower causes what you discovered.. Have learned recenlly that Goodman heat pumps have a coating on the evapoartor coils that can smell like rotten eggs in hot weather. No...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace Air inlet, power vent, vent system
power vent, vent system, gas lp: Steve, You didn t give any information? Description of your furnace, Nat.gas, LP gas, Oil, Electric coil? Location, Basement, Attic, Closet, Etc? Efficiency, 80%, 90+%? Description of the induced blower piping? What the furnace dose do? Start to lock...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace Fan, furnace fan, hvac service
furnace fan, hvac service, fan switch: Don - Some furnaces have a fan off delay that permits the fan to continue to blow after the furnace cuts out to eek the last few btu s out of the system. However, that is usually set for 30 seconds or so. It doesn t sound like that s what s going on. If you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace Fan / Air Conditioner keeps shutting off, lennox gas furnace, furnace fan
lennox gas furnace, furnace fan, central air conditioner: Jordan - It may be possible that the indoor fan is getting old or weak and is overheating. If so, it will go off on overload. If it is not running when the system is in cooling or heating, it will cause the major components, condensing unit or furnace, to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Furnace not lighting, gas valve, gmail
gas valve, gmail, glows: You have to use a meter and check to make sure the power it where it is suppose to be when it is suppose to be there. There is just no other way to know. Although it does not happen that often, it is possible one of the new parts is again bad. This may...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Fuse blowing on furnace, blown fuse, high efficiency
blown fuse, high efficiency, voltage control: Blowing the low voltage fuse on the circuit board intermittently can be a very difficult problem to trace. It could be anything from a problem with a part to an intermittent short/ground anywhere in the low voltage control circuit. Sometimes even a service...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: 12 seer vs. 21 seer, ductwork insulation, seer rating
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: 12 seer vs. 21 seer, ductwork insulation, seer rating, proper direction

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: blower won't turn off, condensation pump, money situation
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: blower won't turn off, condensation pump, money situation, exact situation

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Is my central ac short cycling, triple pane windows, compressor cycle
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Is my central ac short cycling, triple pane windows, compressor cycle, hidden heat

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: covering exterior vent pipes, pvc pipes, vent pipe
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: covering exterior vent pipes, pvc pipes, vent pipe, landscaping bushes

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heil AC not cooling in hot weather, it used to..., copper lines, flow problem
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heil AC not cooling in hot weather, it used to..., copper lines, flow problem, refrigerant

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac outdoors unit, pressure safety, restriction
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac outdoors unit, pressure safety, restriction

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leak check, leak stop, freon
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leak check, leak stop, freon, sludge

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Maytag RSW 2200, coils
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Maytag RSW 2200, coils

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New central air makes me sick and has weird odor?
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New central air makes me sick and has weird odor?

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ruud heat pump high pressure reset, flow problem, filter air
Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ruud heat pump high pressure reset, flow problem, filter air, air flow

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fan doesnt always come on, digital thermostat, thermastat
digital thermostat, thermastat, air vents: Whoa ! A different picture ! It s icing over the evaporator coil, blocking the air flow. Probable cause is low on freon. Or a dirty filter. Or even a clogged evbaporator coil with dirt that has btpassed the filter. Just lack of airflow across the coil. Need...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fan on hvac system, electronic filter, matter of choice
electronic filter, matter of choice, stratification: Craig - It s really a matter of choice & comfort. Running the fan on ON keeps air moving thru your home decreasing stratification (Heat up hi, cold down lo) and providing more even temps (comfort) throughout the house. It also keeps air flowing across...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: freezer, freezer section, kemore
freezer section, kemore, optimum temperatures: For now, remove all the food and shelving units from the freezer section. Next, using a hair dryer, melt all the frost on the rear panel. Now, remove the screws securing the rear inside panel tot he back wall and remove the panel. Using the same hair dryer,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fridge, professional answers, campion
professional answers, campion, model number: Sorry, I do not help individuals outside the United States as I am not familiar with foreign appliances......Good Luck in your search. If I may offer a suggestion, when requesting a professional for help, be professional yourself and include a detailed description...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fridge being left on, tropical climate, refrigerators
tropical climate, refrigerators, fifteen years: Laura, I don t do refrigerators. But I have a fridge in a cabin in a remote area of the mountains. We are only there three or four times a year for three or five days a visit. The rest of the time we turn the main power off to the entire cabin,with the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: fridge not freezing, valuable service, campion
valuable service, campion, freezer: Check the rear inside freezer panel for the beginning of a frost building up. Do you see frost building up on the rear inside panel. You may have to move some food to see it. Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: frigidaire fwt449gfs2 question, cabinet panel, appliance parts
cabinet panel, appliance parts, home appliance: Set it on top of the machine overlapping the front about an inch or two. Now, slide it toward the rear of the machine. This should lock the front in place and then there is two latches and scres to lock it inplace. Most likely you do not have these. Call...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: what the functiones of the two copper pipes, copper pipes, copper pipe
copper pipes, copper pipe, story brick: The little pipe should NOT be cold...It should be warmer than room temperature, so there is probably an issue. Either you have a water-cooled system which I doubt, a heatpump which is possible, or a normal split system, which I am most certain of based on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: furnace blower cycling off and on, furnace blower, gas furnace
furnace blower, gas furnace, fan controls: Lisa, I don t know which old model Coleman furnace your dealing with but it sounds like the fan switch in the furnace? Some older units have a fan switch that is like a thermostat for turning on and off the blower, it s activated by the rise of temperature,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: furnace fan motor runs continously but slowly, variable speed motor, thermostat control
variable speed motor, thermostat control, furnace fan: I don t work on gas, but this is an electrical issue. Obviously, you have a variable speed motor. I am guessing that it is set to low-speed when in cool mode. There should be dipswitches to set it to high all the time, or possibly the plugs going into the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: furnace size for Mn, furnace size, gas furnace
furnace size, gas furnace, speed blower: Roy, I don t know the particulars of your house and I never been in MN. Your best barometer is your existing 80,000 BTU furnace. Check the rating plate, 80,000 is most likely the input, you need to know what the output is? Same thing applies to any new...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Gas furnace, bryant gas furnace, long periods of time
bryant gas furnace, long periods of time, single mom: The SEER rating (which is what I believe they are referring to)does not play a part in size, just power usage. The Ser. number does not do me a bit of good. I attempted to get the data on the furnace, but was unable to retreive the info from Bryants website...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Goodman gas furnace, goodman gas furnace, goodman furnace
goodman gas furnace, goodman furnace, gmail: Remove the stat and remove just the red wire. If the fan stops, then you have a bad stat again. If it continues, then there is an issued in the unit. My guess is the control board (if it has one) is bad, but it needs to be checked out before trashing it....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Grass in Air Conditioner Outside, frigidaire air conditioner, model air
frigidaire air conditioner, model air, electrical problem: Shut down power to the unit outside, there should eb a disconnect with wires going to it. Then take off the top, vacuum out the inside, and rinse well with a hose. After turning it back on later, see if it ices up again. If so, it can be either an electrical...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: gas furnace with outside air, furnace blower motor, gas furnace
furnace blower motor, gas furnace, fan switch: Sandra - I suppose I m not telling you something that you haven t already checked, but either you didn t wire the new motor in correctly, or the fan relay in the furnace has failed. Did you try setting the fan switch on the thermostat to ON to see if the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: goodman ck42-c1, contactor, condensing unit
contactor, condensing unit, service contractor: Mark - compressor starts on a signal from the t-stat which closes the contactor which is located in the control panel of the outdoor condensing unit. Be careful. Shut the power off before fidgeting with the contactor. You may be able to check the contactor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HEAT PUMP, series heat, carrier performance
series heat, carrier performance, r410a: Muhammed: Fre...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heat Pump Condenser, condenser unit, air handler
condenser unit, air handler, ductwork: Amy: That s a little early for a failure: Service life should be 15 years or more; if it s just a few hundred dollars, you might want to repair it. To answer your questions: Yes and No. You might want to check askweldin.com. If you re going to replace,...

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heating and cooling unit replacement, condensing gas furnace, upstairs unit
condensing gas furnace, upstairs unit, tier levels: Dawn, Suggest you get several bids from reputable companies.You can go to BBB website to see if any complaint were filed with any of the Companies you plan on calling. Get the model number of the brand that they plan on installing as many of the larger...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heating a humid home, alternative fuel sources, radiant heating system
alternative fuel sources, radiant heating system, humidity in the home: Heating air will actually reduce the RH%. Heating does not add or remove moisture. In order to remove moisture, you must cool. Dehumidifiers both cool, then reheat the air, reducing the RH%. The science behind it is call Psychometrics. It works out like...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heating options, hot water baseboard heat, gas hot water
hot water baseboard heat, gas hot water, 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: HeatPump / AC not working, reversing valve, fan blade
reversing valve, fan blade, heat pumps: Todd, Your question is a bit confusing, I m not sure if your in a heating mode or a cooling mode? There is a reversing valve and the unit reverses it s flow from heating to cooling. If your heating with the heat pump or cooling the fan should run ether...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heatpump, reversing valve, split unit
reversing valve, split unit, orange wire: In a heat pump, the Y circuit brings on the compressor whether in heating or cooling. The only difference and it depends on the manufacturer, when the Y circuit makes, it also makes the O circuit usually an orange wire and this controls the reversing valve....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heil AC not cooling in hot weather, it used to..., ac unit, sq footage
ac unit, sq footage, hot weather: James - My first thought while reading the beginning of your narrative was that the unit was sized too small for the sq footage of your home. Then, when I read that the unit has been working fine for 8 years, I thought that the unit must have a very slow refrigerant...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Heil furnace main burner don't ignite, home furnace, tin plate
home furnace, tin plate, gas valve: Don, I wouldn t suggest that you take the cover off and then try to fire the furnace. If you can see the igniter glow through the little inspection window I would think you could see if anything try s to light right at the igniter. You might take the little...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: High Energy Bills, energy star appliances, seer ratings
energy star appliances, seer ratings, solar hot water: Energy bills seem to be increasing, but the actual power usage is not. You need to check to see how much power you are using, instead of the price you pay. My usage is about the same, but my rates went up 20%. Getting the unit checked, cleaning coils and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HOME AC UNIT (CARRIER), ac unit, gmail
ac unit, gmail, repair technician: Hopefully, you will get a honest repair company with good people so you do not get ripped off. If you reset the breaker, there is not much else you can do yourself. Check with the state and BBB to see if someone you consider picking has had any complaints....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Home AC Unit, blown fuse, ac unit
blown fuse, ac unit, control voltage: You will probably need a service technician to get to the source of the problem. If the inside runs but the outside does nothing, some of the most common sources of the problem are: no power to the outside unit, no control voltage to the outside unit, a bad...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Home air conditioning systems, utility company rebates, condenser unit
utility company rebates, condenser unit, refrigerant lines: Marg - I m afraid that you need to upgrade your indoor unit too. The indoor and outdoor unit must match to achieve the proper system balance & efficiency. In some cases the refrigerant lines may have to be changed also. I suggest you get 2 or 3 quotes from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Huffing Puffing Oscillating noise coming from registers, ducane furnace, flex pipe
ducane furnace, flex pipe, flex duct: Arnold: 900SF/2.5 Tons = 360 SF/Ton is way too much cooling; I d think 1.5 or 2 tons would be much more appropriate. What s the air moving capacity of the furnace? It sounds like you re moving too much air, doesn t it? You might want to slow the blower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC, split carrier, split system
split carrier, split system, condensing unit: David, There is no benefit if they are both the same BTU heating and cooling and the same efficiency rated. With a split system if need be you can replace the inside unit only or the outside unit only, with a self contained package unit you most likely...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC, condensing unit, spring specials
condensing unit, spring specials, ductwork: Chandra - The only recommendation I could give would be to have your indoor unit and ductwork checked out and thoroughly cleaned. Usually, HVAC service companies have spring specials to come out and check your HVAC system. This might be a good time to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC Coil Still Icing & house not cooling after Cleaning, freon, gmail
freon, gmail, coils: The unit you have is only 2.5 tons, using the given model number. It may not be big enough to cool 1500sf. In order to me to get a better picture on what is wrong with the unit, I need the operating numbers. This includes all to the pressures and temps....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC install, crankcase heater, liquid refrigerant
crankcase heater, liquid refrigerant, crankcase: Clayton - It is certainly preferable to keep the unit in its upright position. It s the oil for the compressor that I would be worried about. However, if the unit is given 24 hours for all to settle down, things should be OK. If the unit has a crankcase heater,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC Low voltage thermostat, programmable thermostat, software guy
programmable thermostat, software guy, volt power: Stuart, If you have a control, a component that takes 24 volts to operate it you need a 24 volt line voltage wire going to it and a neutral wire going to it. The neutral wire goes directly to the component, if you want the component to operate constantly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC Problems near Ocean, hvac problems, moisture problem
hvac problems, moisture problem, hvac units: So install 12-SEER or 13-SEER NON-VARIABLE SPEED units. Rheem makes them. Make certain that it is R-22 freon, since that is what you probably have now anyway. AND...Find a company that treats the condensor coils with an anti-corrodant. It usually runs...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC Quotes, yr warranty, condensor
yr warranty, condensor, pressure switch: Goodman is not my first choice of units. I am not saying there is anything wrong with the brand. There are other brands out there that I like better, including the three or four you mentioned in the last posting. If the warranty is there for the price,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC re-charge and oil, 410a refrigerant, service valves
410a refrigerant, service valves, condensing unit: Bob - Sorry for the delay. How do you know that the system is out of refrigerant, and how did you conduct a pressure test. It is unlikely that kids were able to drain your system. The condensing unit would have to have service valves on it, and the kids...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC /split system, 12 volt systems, condenser unit
12 volt systems, condenser unit, step down transformer: Randy, An evaporator is just a cooling coil that is installed in or added onto any number of different Air Handler units. If you don t have a heat pump I guess you have an electric heat strip added into your air handler? I don t know how the electric...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC troubleshooting, target temperature, cooling coil
target temperature, cooling coil, intelligent answer: Darci, It s all but impossible to give an intelligent answer when you can t see the whole pitcher? Pipes in the closet , There should only be one pipe that goes to the cooling coil in your AC unit that might freeze/frost and it should be covered with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: HVAC troubleshooting, target temperature, service persons
target temperature, service persons, ac unit: The frost is a sign of a problem, which is going to require some service. The frost can be caused my multiple issues, that will require an service persons work. My guess is the unit is low on refrigerant, but could also be a combination of things wrong....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Hvac, 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: hallowell/compressor noise, hallowell heat pump, refrigerant
hallowell heat pump, refrigerant, acadia: Honestly sounds like there may be air in the lines. What are the pressures? Maybe it s just low on refrigerant...You know, if it is a year old it IS under warranty. Why not call the guys that installed it? They have to service it, and if it is near a year...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat control, reflective radiant barrier, batt insulation
reflective radiant barrier, batt insulation, correct logic: James, You need to insulate from the attic down, Go up in the attic and cover the up-ducts with some batt insulation. Leave the up-ducts closed off and covered with insulation year round. When you cover get at least 3-4 inches of insulation all over top...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump, discharge line, wet bulb
discharge line, wet bulb, 12 yr: I would need more information to have an idea of what is going on with the system. What is the problem? Not enough cooling? I assume the 80 degrees is the outdoor temp.. What are the indoor dry and wet bulb temperatures. What are the superheat and subcooling...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pump noise, motor bearings, motor shaft
motor bearings, motor shaft, condensing unit: Leslie, I don t know what you ve got for a heat pump? It could be a self contained packaged unit (all one unit outside)or it could be a split system in which case you would have an outside condensing unit which is the heat pump and an inside air handler...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pumps, heat pumps, last heat
heat pumps, last heat, snowy morning: Trane is the best out there, no question. Remember all units take some time running before doing what you want them to. Up to 5 minutes in either heat or cool cycles is normal before seeing the temperature do what it is asked to do. Think of starting a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat pumps, york heat pump, labor warranty
york heat pump, labor warranty, heat pumps: Shirley - They are both good products. I have no preference. Did the contractors run a load calculation to determine the proper capacity for you house? Are they quoting the same BTU capacity size? If not, why. Are the systems the same efficiency? I think...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heat return, large bonus room, open doorway
large bonus room, open doorway, bedroom area: The ideal placement for returns and supplies for air conditioning are for both to be high. The opposite is true for heating, both low. If your main concern is for air conditioning and you can t get the return in the ceiling, you should try to get it as high...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating, 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: heating and air conditioning units, gain calculation, air conditioning units
gain calculation, air conditioning units, rules of thumb: Old rules of thumb for sizing a/c units by square footage are different in different parts of the country and can often be wrong by a good percentage. The best way to size the system would be to have a heat loss/gain calculation performed by a reputable...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: heating problem with York Infinity 8V, airco furnace, york furnace
airco furnace, york furnace, digital thermostat: Rainer - Sorry your having these issues with a new furnace. 1) Do you have, could you send me the complete model # of the furnace. I went to York s web site to try to determine which furnace you have and can t be sure which one it is based on the number...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high head presure on heat pump unit, c tech, freon
c tech, freon, reset button: Maybe he s right, but you might also have air in the lines which is tripping the compressor as well. Have him dump the charge, change the drier, and pull a deep vacuum on it (at least 1/2 an hour at 30 inches,) and then recharge with new refrigerant. Then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: high pitch sound when airconditioner turned on, high pitch sound, annoying sound
high pitch sound, annoying sound, air noise: Sergio, Most likely an air noise from the blower in your inside unit? When your thermostat is in the cooling mode blower run s faster then when it s in the heating mode. You may just need a clean filter? Take the filter out of the unit and see if that makes...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: home ac, allexpert, copper pipe
allexpert, copper pipe, 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: house ac, system leaking refrigerant
system leaking refrigerant: It is difficult to give you exact instructions/opinions, but I will try. When a leak develops in a system, the refrigerant will leak at a rate based on the size of the hole and the amount of refrigerant in the system. I would liken it to a balloon with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: too much humidity, coil system, cold room
coil system, cold room, seams: If your run time is long enough (it varies depending on product but you should be running in cooling at least 40 out of every 60 minutes) then you are getting moisture in from the outside that would be from intrusion through the outside walls (lineset or electrical...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: hvac outdoors unit, loose connection, deanne
loose connection, deanne, technical education: DeAnne - It s tough to diagnose via email. If your unit is malfunctioning, you ll most likely have to call a licensed contractor out to diagnose and fix the problem. A contractor who is an authorized Trane service company would be best because they ve had...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ice maker not working after filter change, filter change, infrared sensor
filter change, infrared sensor, valuable service: Remove filter and shine a flashlight in the housing. See anything lodged in there? PErhaps a faulty filter? Look carefully for something out of alignment. If nothing and you changed the filter again, replace the housing. We can supply part number, pricing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Info on old compressor, design temp, compressor manufacturers
design temp, compressor manufacturers, comfortmaker: Al - Your unit was manufactured by a company called International Comfort Products or ICP. It is more likely a 4 ton, but that still would seem to be a bit low on capacity in my estimation, for a 2,400 sq ft home, unless your home is fairly new, tightly constructed,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Install HVAC unit from separate heat & air units., trane xl1200, allexpert
trane xl1200, allexpert, home appliances: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: insulating up ducts, reflective radiant barrier, attic exhaust fan
reflective radiant barrier, attic exhaust fan, correct logic: James - I would put insulation above the upducts just like what the rest of the attic has. You might also consider putting in an attic exhaust fan to help keep the attic temperature lower. Warm air does rise, but it also travels to cold. However, I would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Janitrol A/C Unit, ac unit, gmail
ac unit, gmail, c unit: With a split level and one unit, it is very common for the upstairs to be a bit warmer the the downstairs. Hot air rises, and the second floor gets heat from the attic. Since I do not know how big the unit is, how much you are trying to cool, I just can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Janitrol compressor trips breaker, motor windings, compressor motor
motor windings, compressor motor, circuit breaker: Good question, difficult to answer. Many things can be the fault. First try tightening all the terminal on the power supply. Can be a gbad circuit breaker. Can be a shorting compressor motor windings. Can be a faulty run capacitor. Can be worn bearings in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore 106.9555711 water filter?, inline filter, inlines
inline filter, inlines, water and ice: There are.....We simply have what you see out there. Might want to go local so once you install one and need another, you can go back to the same place and get the exact one you installed. Ours change all the time and the chances of getting the same one...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore ice maker fill and dispense, frig, valuable service
frig, valuable service, water works: Using a turkey baster, manually fill the ice maker mold with water and then walk away. Let me know if the ice maker cycles in about two hours and dumps the ice cubes..... Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore Refrigerator, kenmore refrigerator, screw driver
kenmore refrigerator, screw driver, spot water: Thanks for the model number. Get on your knees and look up underneath the frame and look for two flat bladed screw driver slots. While pressing down on the frame, lightly twist the screw driver. Some can be a bugger to remove without damage... Good Luck...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore refrigerator is warm, ice on top fridge vent, kenmore refrigerator, freezer section
kenmore refrigerator, freezer section, rabbit hair: Which exact drawer are you speaking of.....please describe it s location and I will do the look-up for you...supplying part numbe, pricing and availability. Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff with earnings...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore Side by Side refrigerator - Model # 106.53582300, kenmore side by side refrigerator, side by side refrigerator
kenmore side by side refrigerator, side by side refrigerator, freezer section: Before going too far into this diagnosis, we need to do what I refer to as the finger test. This test will determine if the problem is in the sealed system or other areas causing the problem. All repairs made to a unit can be performed with relative ease...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore side-by-side fridge cooling sporadically, freezer section, business card size
freezer section, business card size, side by side fridge: 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: Kenmore washer won't drain or spin, kenmore washer, lid switch
kenmore washer, lid switch, series model: Check the lid switch....It is located in the left rear corner under the top control panel. If your hinges are loose, this could cause the lid switch to malfunction. Let me know what you find. Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Kenmore washer won't drain or spin follow up, kenmore washer, lid switch
kenmore washer, lid switch, spin cycle: Unit will not spin if there is water in it. You may have a small item in the pump causing a blockage. Does the motor run when you have the washer in the spin cycle? Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: kenmore 596.50692001 clicking noise, not cooling, side by side refrigerator, relay switch
side by side refrigerator, relay switch, valuable service: To be sure, invest in the relay kit....most common problem for that particular unit. If interested, let me know and I will quote you on the part. Purchase from us and I will guide you through the installation. Not a real difficult job.....If it works, you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: kenmore series 70 washer won't drain., business card size, lid switch
business card size, lid switch, t drain: Follow the plug back to the unit and jump it out.... Let me know if this makes the machine work? Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff with earnings from parts sales. Help us keep this valuable service...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: kenmore ultra fabric care ii clothes washer, series clothes, business card size
series clothes, business card size, fabric care: If you look on your control panel you have a dial that is for load size. Since it is a variable load selector, whne the tub is empty, turn the dial toward the reset position and then to the desired load size. This should now adjust automatically for that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leak check, dye test, electronic leak
dye test, electronic leak, electronic test: Electronic ones will find a leak over a certain size if the guy calibrates and uses it properly...Unless the leak is very minute. The dye will find it wherever it is, if it is somewhere that the technician can visibly see the dye escaping. Since most leaks...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leak Test, leak test, electronic device
leak test, electronic device, nook: Mike, I don t know what your system involves, capacity, access, split, self contained, etc, etc, etc. Dye can do a better job of pinpointing if you can see every bend, turn, nook and cranny, electronic is a bit faster but maybe harder to pinpoint. My opinion,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leak Test, electronic leak detector, soap bubbles
electronic leak detector, soap bubbles, gmail: They both work. It might be quicker to find the leak with an electronic. It could be possible that the leak is somewhere where it can not be found with either method. The dye may not show a leak right away, but the electronic leak detector will. I prefer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leaking Coil replace coil or whole unit?, answer mark, american home shield
answer mark, american home shield, freon: Mark, SEER rating is just how much electricity it takes to run the outside condensing unit. With a split system there is an outside condensing unit, an inside air handler, a cooling coil, you can replace the whole system inside and out or you can replace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leaking a/c unity, oil furnace, drain pan
oil furnace, drain pan, condensing unit: Peggy - The drain pan is not suppose to be removed. It is suppose to have a drain fitting and piping to take the condensate water to a drain or at least outside the home. It is possible that the drain fitting or drain line is partially plugged by some sort...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leaking icemaker, water inlet valve, fridge freezer
water inlet valve, fridge freezer, cube tray: One of two possibilities.....there is a microswitch in the ice maker that can be sticking or the water inlet valve itself. Got a voltagemeter and know how to use it? If so, let me know and I will instruct further....... Waiting to hear from you, Eric...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Leaky ceiling vents, ceiling vents, ductwork
ceiling vents, ductwork, air handler: You already know...lol More insulation around the ductwork runs in the problem rooms will give you betetr buffer between the hot attic and the cool air. Less differential, less condensation. You MAY have a water leak, if the air handler is in the attic....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Lennox AC Model 1ZACB36-4P 12ACB series unit 1997, copper lines, indoor coil
copper lines, indoor coil, would make sense: Because at some point, your 12 year old compressor will be running on low refrigerant and slowly killing itself. When it goes, you will not get it to run again until it is replaced. You asked for an honest opinion, and the right answer is that you should...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Lennox condenser unit, condenser unit, fuse box
condenser unit, fuse box, fan blade: Weskeys, I don t think there is breaker inside the unit, maybe a reset on the compressor ? The 240V goes from the switch/fuse box to the contactor, the contactor is activated by 24 volts from the thermostat, the 24 volts runs from the inside unit out into...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Lennox Heat Pump, digital thermostat, correct settings
digital thermostat, correct settings, heat pump: You should only need to switch the thermostat to the cool position to have the A/C run and cool. The most likely cause would either be a control wiring problem or not setting up the correct settings on a digital thermostat correctly. Have the installing contractor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: LG Inverter, concrete slab, split unit
concrete slab, split unit, fan noise: If it is new I and you have tried without any luck to get the installing contractor to help I would call the manufacturer they will have a local representative contact you. There is something wrong because these units are known for their quiet operation...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Limited Space for High Efficiency Condenser, amana goodman, lattice fence
amana goodman, lattice fence, seer unit: You can get away with the 19I in there, but go ahead with a Rheem model if you really want. I am just saying that you can make do with 4 on each end in reality. Specs are all well and good, but in the field we technicians know what will work. And the furnace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Luxaire a/c unit loses all freon 4 years in a row, split system air conditioners, split system air
split system air conditioners, split system air, upstairs unit: Freon leaks can occur ANYWHERE !! A 7 day leak should be able to be heard 100 ft away. But I have had 10 lb. leaks in 3 days & can t find it. I ve also had to isolate the inside coil, the line set, & the outside unit & pressure test over several days to find...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: leak in chase line, line ac, ac unit
line ac, ac unit, line carrier: Depending on efficiency you will get pricing anywhere from 6k to 10k but I would make sure it was leaking before I replaced anything we had one last month that another company claimed was leaking in the wall and thank goodness they called for a second opinion...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: leaking condenser pan, poor shape, drain pan
poor shape, drain pan, gmail: Depending on the brand of unit and the age, there are a few different ways this can go. Sometimes just the pan can be bought, sometimes it required a new coil be purchased, as the pan and coil are one piece. It is even possible to custom make a new drain...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: lennox furnace replace or fix, furnace costs, co alarm
furnace costs, co alarm, g16: Joe: Service life on furnaces is around 18 years, so if it s relatively new replace the heat exchanger; it should be in warranty, you might have to pay for labor and incidental materials. No clue on costs; as you ve read, I haven t done contracting in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: lennox outside home air conditioner, motor shaft, lennox air conditioner
motor shaft, lennox air conditioner, thermal overload: Pat, I think your fan motor is shutting off on a thermal overload switch that is built into the motor, when the motor gets too hot it shuts off, when the motor cools down it will run again until it get s too hot again. The motor was permanently lubricated...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: loud air return, cubby hole, furnace
cubby hole, furnace, filtration: You don t want to have double filtration because you will forget to replace one of them. but you can do a couple of things to quiet down your return. You can insulate the ducting, add duct to it to get it farther away from the source of the noise and when...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: low airflow, furnace blower, dust particles
furnace blower, dust particles, cooling coil: Mike, Filters are not a big deal when your heating except for keeping the dust down and circulating through out the system and house but when your cooling the dust particles will stick to a wet condensating cooling coil. Besides always using a filter it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Maytag dishwasher MDB5000AWW, maytag dishwasher, dirty film
maytag dishwasher, dirty film, repair person: Remove the water inlet supply going to your dishwasher and check the screen inside the valve. Lots of times this screen gets clogged and the water only trickles into the machine. If there is not enough water in the machine, it will not wash the dishes well...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Maytag RSW 2200, refrigerator section, freezer section
refrigerator section, freezer section, optimum temperatures: You never mentioned whether you followed through with all of my instructions and deforsted all the frost/ice in the freezer section behind the rear inside panel. Don t simply unplug it for a few hours and think the job is done. You must get in there. Once...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Mobile Home A/C, attic exhaust fan, heat transmission
attic exhaust fan, heat transmission, refrigerant gas: Dear Marcie, I don t have a magic pill for you. Wish I did. If the unit is running properly, and you said it gets serviced every spring, than the unit is too small to handle the heat load in your mobile home, and that s a shame. Whoever sized the unit for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Modifying the air return on an existing forced air furnace, forced air furnace, metal grate
forced air furnace, metal grate, two different places: Kirk, It sounds like a plan. You need to maintain at least 200 square inches of free area going down through the floor area. A filter grill of at least 400 square inches of face area would be nice so that you don t have to crawl under the house to change...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Mystery electric usage, salt water fish tank, salt water fish
salt water fish tank, salt water fish, attic insulation: John, I don t know anything about your house or your neighbors house, I don t know what your using for heat or air conditioning. You really can t use someone else for a comparison unless every thing is identical. You could get your self an amp probe and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: mid-high efficiency gas furnace problems, gas furnace problems, high efficiency gas furnace
gas furnace problems, high efficiency gas furnace, flame sensor: 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: mold in air duct system, flexible air duct, air duct system
flexible air duct, air duct system, furnace heat: Duct cleaning in flexible ducts is no good. Probably will tear them up with that plastic tube. Metal ducts are the best but nowdays very expensive. How about just replacing the flex ducts ?? Use 1 1/2 insulation ducts this time. Get a good UV lamp installed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: moving a condenser, plumbing pipes, copper plumbing
plumbing pipes, copper plumbing, soldering copper: Bob - Soldering copper is essentially the same as far as procedures. The solder you use must be able to withstand the higher pressures of a refrigerant system. Ask the contractor that comes out to recover the refrigerant from your system. Or, if you have a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Need advice about central air, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida
palm beach florida, west palm beach florida, west palm beach: Alan - Please forgive me for the time it s taken me to respond. I had some family issues that took precedent. Why do you say the unit is inadequate for the new tenants? It really comes down to $ s. If you replace the outdoor unit, you should also replace...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New Air handler + heating element, allexpert, nordyne
allexpert, nordyne, new carpet: 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: New A/C System/ Problem with Zone System (Damper), volume damper, floor thermostat
volume damper, floor thermostat, efficiency system: Marcos: The freeze is due to low airflow. That it has anything to do with the new system being a high efficiency system is bad information; they ve changed something, or created a restriction to flow. I don t understand about the damper in the ductwork...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New central air makes me sick and has weird odor?, sinus headache, open flame
sinus headache, open flame, split unit: Cannot tell exactly what the problem is without being able to smell the odor. Possibilities would include a refrigerant leak that was hitting an open flame such as a water heater pilot, a problem with the furnace(if it is gas) or a problem with a motor or...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New Heat Pump, refrigerant lines, speed blower
refrigerant lines, speed blower, attic area: The blower they use is not as high-tech as the Trane or Rheem ones. I have replaced a lot of faulty ones in the last 3 years due to substandard boards or blower modules, and since they are under warranty, I don t make a cent doing all the labor because I...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: New Room Additions, armstrong air, unobstructed path
armstrong air, unobstructed path, room additions: Tommy, The same thing applies to the attic as it dose to a cloaed room, after the air goes to the attic it still needs to move on. If there are roof/attic vents, other vents, if your heating unit is gas and in the attic then the return will just exhaust...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: NOISE IN AC VENT, hollow space, unit model
hollow space, unit model, rubber pads: Kevin - With that knowledge in hand, that is certainly where I would start by securing the pad firmly to the ground, or, as you said in your first inquiry, level the ground under the pad so that it settles evenly. Did you try just running the indoor unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Noise, c unit, rubber pads
c unit, rubber pads, gmail: They make rubber pads that can be placed between the unit and the sleepers (the blocks). It comes in sheets with squares that can be cut or pulled apart. There is even types with cork sandwiched with rubber. This is one example... http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/2LVR4...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Noisy compressor, tiny droplets, split unit
tiny droplets, split unit, liquid refrigerant: Sorry thought I had answered this one. There is not an unloader. Are you saying the pressures change every 10 seconds with the noise? You state compressor running fine, is this from watching the amp draw or an observation? Is there a large difference in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: NuTone Airconditioners, warranty problems, nutone products
warranty problems, nutone products, tag motor: Reigna, It get s a little complected when you furnish your own equipment. I m not sure what exactly is involved in the replacement and I don t know what your options are? When you furnish your own equipment your the responsible party for taking care of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: natural gas furnace, natural gas furnace, furnace blowers
natural gas furnace, furnace blowers, furnace blower: Laura - Most furnaces have an ignition system where the pilot light only comes on when the thermostat calls for heat. So, unless you have a really old furnace, you don t have to worry about the heat coming on (unless the thermostat is set up to a high temp...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: need schematics, payne heating and cooling, carrier day
payne heating and cooling, carrier day, wholesale dealer: Ronald, I don t know any person, place, that has what your looking for. I suppose you could contact a Payne wholesale dealer? Payne is the same as Bryent, Carrier, Day & Night. Manufactured by United Technologies. I m assuming you looked on the inside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new line set?, Change line sets for new 410A refrigerant
Change line sets for new 410A refrigerant: Kevin - I believe you will have to change the line set. It is partially because of pressure, as well as the nature/behavior of the new 410A refrigerant. I assume you are replacing an old inefficient system with a high efficiency system. You are most likely...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new system intermittently stops cooling, copper line, copper lines
copper line, copper lines, split system: Jeff, If the larger of the two lines that run from the outside unit to the inside unit in not ice cold under the insulation cover then the system is low or out of refrigerants, or the compressor in the condensing unit is not running. That s it your two choices...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new unit, minute time delay, copper lines
minute time delay, copper lines, overcurrent protection: John, Compare cost of the two different refrigerant units , for the most part you will need to replace the line sets ( interconnecting tubing ) when going with the new refrigerant,you can flush the lines also if they are the correct size for the new unit....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: new unit, gas furnaces, efficiency units
gas furnaces, efficiency units, split unit: Kathy, It s good that the tech discussed refrigerant issues with you. The common refrigerant used for a/c for the last 40 years is R22. This refrigerant is being phased out because of its ozone & global warming factor. A new HFC refrigerant is replacing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: noise from Lennox G40UH xseries, combustion air, hieght
combustion air, hieght, blower motors: Belt driven blower motors stopped many years ago. Sure had to keep many, many sizes on the truck. No more !!!Some of the draft inducers have oil ports, some don t. It will be different if oil helps, hearing the squeal. Can be fairly expensive. Easy to change...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Odd Furnace issue, elite series, pilot light
elite series, pilot light, trouble light: Nick, having water in the unit could have created a multitude of problems. The most likely culprit would the the controlling circuit board, but due to the cost of a board, you may be better off having a technician test every component on site to verify what...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Odor from A/C, fresh dirt, combustion products
fresh dirt, combustion products, split system: Steve: The only way that could happen is with a package unit (all components in one box outside, to include the INDOOR blower) where there s an opening in the return duct between the outside wall and the unit. If you do have a package unit, strip the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Old Gas Furnace..., volt line, gas furnace
volt line, gas furnace, gas valve: Josh, It take s 24 volts to open the gas valve, when the gas valve opens the gas flows out the burner, If your furnace has a standing pilot the pilot light s the gas. If you have a 24 volt transformer that s putting out 24 volt s of electric power on the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Outside Air Condenser or Fan, air condenser, there some kind
air condenser, there some kind, air temp: It might have a timedelay on the outdoor unit. Give it up to 5 minutes or so. If the outdoor fan continues to run when you shut OFF the thermostat from cool to OFF, then your contactor is most likely needing to be replaced. Call a technician and have him...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Outside A/C unit continues to run, condensing unit, blower motor
condensing unit, blower motor, c unit: Tim, The color on wires are just for identification purposes. The control power goes to the thermostat, the thermostat sends the power to different locations depending on what mode it s set in. The wire connected to the R connection regardless what color...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Outside Unit - Fan & Compressor not turning on - electrical?, furnace blower motor, bryant air conditioner
furnace blower motor, bryant air conditioner, fan blade: Start off testing for power supply to the outside unit by pressing in the start relay manually. If it runs, it s a control circuit problem. Look for some wires near the outlet of the drain pan to see if you have an overflow kill switch. If you have a condensate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: oli fired steam boiler, hot water heating, steam boiler
hot water heating, steam boiler, incoming cold water: Steve: I always liked Weil-McLain. You can save a lot converting to forced hot water heating. AND who heats domestic hot water with a boiler these days? You really need a separate hot water heater - natural gas, propane or even electric; pipe it as a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: outside ac unit on old bard heat pump, condenser fan motor, condensing unit
condenser fan motor, condensing unit, ac unit: Terry, I don t know anything about a clock in a condensing unit? unless it s a timer that somebody installed for some reason or another? I m not getting a good diagnosis of the problem but it sounds more like a bad condenser fan motor? When the unit is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: outside blower, 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: outside unit wont start, voltage side, contactor
voltage side, contactor, service technician: Josue - Does the unit continue to run after you ve pushed the contacts together and let them go? I m not a service technician so I can only suggest that you check the voltage at the low voltage side & high voltage side of the transformer, and check the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: P-Trap Location Condo Building, p traps, drip pan
p traps, drip pan, p trap: Ronnie, Air conditioning unit s that have cooling coils inside the case have a drip pan underneath the cooling coil because the cooling coil condensates and drip s water, the drip pan catches the water and the drain that is connected to the drip pan drains...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Packaged Unit Versus Split System, aluminum jacket, floor registers
aluminum jacket, floor registers, intelligent strategy: Jay: Air handlers are installed in crawl spaces all the time around here. There are Code issues related to access for service and repair: The access opening must be at least 22x30 (And must also be big enough to permit removal of the unit, so 22x30 might...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Plenum requirement, air handler, air ducting
air handler, air ducting, split system: Jay, If the guy is replacing the air handler reconnecting the return air duct should be included in the price. There is most likely some type of modification required for connecting both the supply and the return unless your replacing it with the same identical...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No Power, amp fuse, high efficiency
amp fuse, high efficiency, c unit: Wait to call a tech. This is for free. Look for a 3 amp fuse, automobile type, plugged in to the circuit board. Pull it out & its probably blown. Got a short circuit in the 24 volt control circuit. Thats what needs fixin .Can be the contactor coil in the outside...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Power Vent water heater, power vent, vent fan
power vent, vent fan, storage room: Dan, you have to have the motor running to make the pressure switch or as you have found out it will not start. Something is hung up or wired wrong, as the vent motor should only come on, when the there is a call for heat. In which case , the vent motor starts,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Problems with old Maytag, maytag washer, lid switch
maytag washer, lid switch, micro switches: There is no easy way to drian the water as the drain line comes out the top rear of the machine. Scoop it out or double check the lid switch. This is the most likely cuplrit. There are two micro switches and a fuse on that switch. Check all of these thoroughly.......

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Propane Furnace, propane furnace, old furnace
propane furnace, old furnace, mercury switch: The blower on every furnace is delayed when in the auto mode so the heat exchanger can heat up and not deliver a blast of cold air into the home before the exchanger heats up. If the furnace shuts off before the fan energizes, the fan control is defective...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Proper size furnace, gas furnace, mechanical engineer
gas furnace, mechanical engineer, square ft: Todd - I m afraid that I cannot give you a furnace capacity size. If your house is being designed by an architectural firm, they should be able to provide you with the proper capacity. Or you can take the plans to a licensed contractor or mechanical engineer...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: PULSING SOUND COMING FROM DUCT, hollow space, unit model
hollow space, unit model, rubber pads: 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: Question about repairs, condenser coil replacement
condenser coil replacement: Leslie - Leaks in A/C units are genereally repairable unless they are in a position that the tech cannot get to and solder close. When they are in the condenser (outdoor)coil, they can be very costly to repair because the fins have to be cut away to allow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: R 410 pounds required to fill a empty system, r 410a, r 410
r 410a, r 410, installing a new roof: That depends on the size of the unit and length of line set. But, more important is that r-410a oil is like a sponge for moisture, so if your line set has been open to the atmosphere for any length of time, great care and a qualified tech should do the job...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: R22 leak, copper corrosion, corrosion inhibitor
copper corrosion, corrosion inhibitor, corrosion inhibitors: First of all, several things besides corrosion can cause a leak. Simple age can do it. If the leak is in a coil, you have to remember that the copper is surrounded by aluminum fins. To solder a leak, one would effectively melt and burn the aluminum because...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: R410A, lp gas regulator, gmail
lp gas regulator, gmail, manifold valve: They sell regulators that have flow control built in. They are used when working is gasses for wielding, but will also fit the nit. bottle. You should be able to pick one up at a wielding/gas supply. They come in various output ranges. You can check Grainger...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: RE: Furnace, horse power motor, water trickle
horse power motor, water trickle, humidfier: Dear Steve - Has the ductwork been check for integrity? There are no leaks, broken ducts...? Has the zoning system been checked for proper operation? Have the units, furnace & a/c, been checked for proper operation? If these are all working properly......

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Refrigerator venting fumes that smell like burning lighter fuild, studio apartment, lighter fluid
studio apartment, lighter fluid, appliance parts: Sounds like you are experiencing a defrost problem where there is either a wiring burning or a piece of styrofoam fell loose and is near the heater and gets hot enough to scorch. This could be caused by a faulty defrost thermostat. Might want to have a professional...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Repair to a Central A/C Unit, efficiency system, copper lines
efficiency system, copper lines, drain fittings: Carolyn - A diagnosis of probably the A coil is a poor analysis of your problem. A service tech should be able to determine where the water is coming from. It may take a little time, but he should be able to do it. If the coil drain pan, drain fittings...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replace Condenser unit, condenser unit, reading directions
condenser unit, reading directions, ac unit: The furnace is the blower assembly and heater...Is it electric by the way? Anyway, yes, I would do the whole thing. The furnace and coil together MAKE the air handler...Like the coil outside and the compressor MAKE the condensor...I d replace both units,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replace existing A/C Unit, west palm beach, rheme
west palm beach, rheme, linda west: Linda: Service life on AC s is around 18 years, seems a shame to replace something that has 40% of its life left. The thing about attics is it gets hot up there; the unit and ductwork gain a lot of heat in the summer, so you spend more for your AC. The...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replace old unit, humidity problem, humidity problems
humidity problem, humidity problems, gas furnace: Shad - Forgive me for taking this long to answer you. I had some family issues to deal with. Shad - What you need to do is have someone do a load calculation on your house to determine what capacity cooling & heating you really need. Why someone would install...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replace or repair, gas furnace, sad shape
gas furnace, sad shape, gas man: Kathy - I ve never heard of an a/c unit flooding a basement. Unless your basement is dinky winky, the a/c unit would not put out enough condensate water to flood your basement. Besides, the evaporator section (the inside coil that produces the cold), is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacement good idea?, seer rating, condenser unit
seer rating, condenser unit, rheem air handler: Even though you have a 10 SEER, as long as it is good working order, I would not replace it now. Granted you can get rebates, but you have to buy the real high SEER rating unit. With the value left in the old unit and the cost of the new, I do not think...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacing Central AC and Oil burning furnace, oil furnace, ac unit
oil furnace, ac unit, central ac: Like I said it is much more important to carefully evaluate the contractors than it is to worry about brands. If you ask ten people like me what brand to buy you will get 10 different opinions. I am not like that. The brands I have had the most luck with and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacing HVAC, seer rating, split system
seer rating, split system, middle georgia: That is a very good price. His numbers are about where they should be, but that is NOT a family discount that I give. My rate for close family and friends is about 200 labor. As a contractor, I would do it for less if you were near me. About 1000 labor,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacing heat pump, seer rating, air handler
seer rating, air handler, gmail: It can and has been done, just changing out the cond. unit and leaving the air handler. Some manufactures will void the warranty if the air handler is mismatched. It is also harder to find R-22 units. New R-22 units are being phased out next year, and some...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Replacing heat pump/a.c., cost estimates, c unit
cost estimates, c unit, heat pump: MJ: Someone will have to calculate H&C requirements. Suggest you go to askweldin.com and click on More Is worse ; you might also want to check Evaluating Efficiency . Don t let them go larger than the existing, and you could probably do with a lot smaller...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Residential heat pump split system installation in Middletown, Ohio, split system installation, r410 refrigerant
split system installation, r410 refrigerant, copper lines: VERY good question, intelligent reasoning. I prefer 22 myself, but the main factor in your case is what size copper lines you currently have. If switching freons will not necessitate an increase from your 3/4 piping to 7/8 or 7/8 to 1 1/8 for example, go...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Return Air Size, face size, square inches
face size, square inches, air space: Joshua, You should have at minimum 200 square inches of free air space for the return air to flow through from the grill to the blower compartment. A 14 round carries 153 , a 16 carries 200 but because of crimps etc. it most likely is a bit small, an...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Rheem AC, electrical engineer, door switch
electrical engineer, door switch, varmint: Toby, All that jargon doesn t mean anything to me, you need an electrician or an electrical engineer for that stuff. What I was talking about is check the wiring for loose, broken or chewed wires. if your getting 24 volt power to the contactor and it s...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Rheem A/C HPC Reset switch..., condenser unit, reset switch
condenser unit, reset switch, control switch: High-pressure control switch...Which means the pressure was too high, and it triggered the switch. Freon pressures might be off, maybe a surge from your power company which happens occasionally, or even that a capacitor is on its way out. May want to have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Rheem heat pump indoor motor does not run, furnace controls, fan control
furnace controls, fan control, electric heat: If the furnace controls is a solid state circuit board the fan replay is a little black box on the board. So I repeat the test with power off to the outside unit,. If thje fan doesn t run, tap on the thre relay & see if that will start it. If its that relay,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: THE RIGHT FUSE!, amp fuse, electrician check
amp fuse, electrician check, circuit breakers: Ankur: As you ve read, I ve been away from Service and Repair for more than 13 years; I ve forgotten quite a lot, and electricity was never my strong suit (and the latter can be said for some portion of the AC repairmen out there). Your attic unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Rusted out drain pan, drain pan, condensing unit
drain pan, condensing unit, c side: If an exact replacement for the original drain pan is available that would be an option. At 20 yrs. old though the likelihood of developing a refrigerant leak at a return bend on the coil is fairly high. A 20 yr. old system is near the end of its useful life...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: re: fan switch on Lux500, programable thermostat, fan switch
programable thermostat, fan switch, control connections: Randy, With a 24 volt heating/cooling thermostat the fan switch when in the ON position sends a signal to the fan control center in the unit which turns on the blower,Check your thermostat wires and connections at the thermostat, the wires that run to the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: refrigerant leak detection, r 134a, soap bubbles
r 134a, soap bubbles, ultrasonic units: I stand behind the H-10 Recently my company purchased me another type...and it is a piece of crap. Some of the guys I work with prefer others. I know what I use, and trust. I also use a halide torch and soap bubbles. Between the three, I can normally...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: refrigeration, whirlpool refrig, serial number label
whirlpool refrig, serial number label, suction service: PSI reading vary too much. You must know the ambient temperature in the room and use a chart to know the approximate reading. The amount of freon needed is list clearly on the model number/serial number label on every unit manufactured for future reference....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: replacing ac compressor, federal tax credits, efficiency systems
federal tax credits, efficiency systems, efficiency system: Bev - The federal credit is 30% of the cost of a new high efficiency System (not just a compressor) up to a maximum $1,500 credit. Some states, local govt s, and utilities are also offering rebates for high efficiency equipment. You will have to check these...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: requested model nr., variable speed furnace, variable speed motor
variable speed furnace, variable speed motor, model nr: Rainer - If you do some reading in the publications I suggested, you will see that the furnace has a number of different ways to be set up. In addition, you will understand how the system is suppose to work a little better. Do this before calling the contractor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: restart eletronic furance, gas furance, windy weather
gas furance, windy weather, pilot lights: How about 85 in Texas.Gas pilot lights are blown out by high winds bacck pressure down the flue pipe. The furnace starts up from a circuit board control if they are 10 years old or newer. The draft motor should run first, then a pressure switch closes, etc,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: One room hotter than the rest, hotter than the rest, floor fan
hotter than the rest, floor fan, solar control: It s a shame the duct systems are installed so badly.Air distrubition is so important. It adds to the life of the equipment soooo much. Try this. Throttle the supply grilles in the least used rooms. Not all the way but almost. That will move more air into...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: rotten egg smell, rotten egg smell, egg problem
rotten egg smell, egg problem, humidifer: Are you the one that reported the smell a few days ago ??? I had another question about that & don t recall who it was from. Gosh, I got to remember where the smell is from. What the h--- are they putting on the fins ?? Thanks a million for your input...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ruud heat pump high pressure reset, allexpert, ruud heat pump
allexpert, ruud heat pump, heat pumps: 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: S.E.E.R. rating&freon loss, seer rating, btu output
seer rating, btu output, warranty provider: SEER rating is the BTU output divided by the watt-hours of energy input over a specific period of time. The SEER rating listed on each unit was given to the manufacturer through standardized testing of that unit. The manufacturer will have a listed SEER rating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Selection and installation of UV C Filters, field service engineer, allergy test
field service engineer, allergy test, ac filters: A UV light, HEPA filters in the unit can help to control dust, pollen etc. I think you ought to consider having the home checked for mold. It could be anywhere. Cleaning out the coil with a biocide. You need to look for a company that does Indoor Air Quality....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Size of A.C. Unit, sizing windows, c unit
sizing windows, c unit, shading: There are a host of factors to determine sizing (windows, insulation, shading, foundation, etc.) and the only proper way is to have a contractor do a load calculation, but I am sure that in TX a 3 ton would probably not do it so according to all the other...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Sizing BTU for a cottage, dead spaces, sorry for the confusion
dead spaces, sorry for the confusion, blower unit: Andrew, A mini split is like a through the wall unit or through the window unit except it s a split unit with no hole in the wall or window. It s a non ducted unit used for cooling the area that the blower unit is in such as in the hall you d have a cold...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Somewhat of a rotten egg smell emitted out of a brand new system, rotten egg odor, goodman air handler
rotten egg odor, goodman air handler, rotten egg smell: Jon, I have the answer !!! Just got a reply from Shirley that solves the problem. The rotten egg smell is coming from a coating on the fins. I presume it is the evaporator coil fins. Need to replace it to get rid of it. Thats a new one on me...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Split system compressor in a thru-wall sleeve?, split system, heat exchanger
split system, heat exchanger, energy costs: National Comfort Products is one manufacturer; I wish your client the best of luck maintaining and repairing them. The AHRI site shows all the NCP products as 10 or 11 SEER, unheard of in this economy; you ll check that, of course, and inform the client energy...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Stove buzzing, valuable service, campion
valuable service, campion, model number: Got a model number and brand so I can see your range as you do..... Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff with earnings from parts sales. Help us keep this valuable service free and order your parts from...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Sub Zero 590 Ice Maker, mold heater, jumper cord
mold heater, jumper cord, magic buttons: I wish there was magic buttons to fix things...but technology while making things better, have not come up with the Easy Button like Staples. Do you have a voltage meter and know how to use it? If not, are you comfortable with electricity? Can you make...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Sub Zero 650 Refrig, r 134a, acceptable price
r 134a, acceptable price, refrig: 10-15 dollars...should cover it Of course, several hundred dollars to install it.. Why? 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...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: SubZero 532 refrigerator, appliance parts, freon
appliance parts, freon, home appliance: Considering the cost of that unit, yes, it is feasible. Even if you must replace the compressor and evaporator. Good Luck in your decision. If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or you can visit our website...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: safety switch, circuit 24, drain pan
circuit 24, drain pan, yellow wires: This switch connects in the control circuit, 24 volts. Open the fan section and locate the thermostat terminal board. There will be a Y terminal. This energizes the compressor. Remove the wire from the Y terminal, extend it to one of the drain pan switch wire,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: single pole contactor, crank case, gmail
crank case, gmail, move one: Other then the fact that the single has one, and the 2 has to sets of contracts, they are wired the same. If you have a crank case heater, the heater will not work the way it did with the single. You will have to relocate the heater wires to the line side...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: small AC for a generator, 7000 btu, hondapowerequipment
7000 btu, hondapowerequipment, gmail: Since the compressor is the biggest user of power, the compressor amps need to be known. Then you can figure on doubling the amps for inrush. If you take the amps and multiply by the voltage, you will get the wattage. Some generators offer higher peak wattage...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: smell of natural gas, feeling nauseous, faint smell
feeling nauseous, faint smell, private websites: Glad its not CO are you d be a goner. Couldn t smell it anyway. Is the furnace a gas unit ?? You didn t say. But if it is you bnetter test the gas lines & connections in & out of the furnace. The oderant in natural gas is unmistakeable. But also, if the unit...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: smelly AC, ac unit, answer mark
ac unit, answer mark, rental apartment: Mark - As I mentioned previously, you should clearly state your concerns to the apt mgt in writing and ask for futher diagnoses, and possibly a removal of the unit for further cleaning around the walls & beneath. Maybe even a new unit. Good Luck Ti...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: sub-zero 244RFD bar refer, freezer section, replacement fan
freezer section, replacement fan, control dial: Are you sure it is rotating in the proper direction? Do you still have the original? Both should be about 6 degrees lower....Is 5 the maximum temperature setting? What happens when you turn it to 6?Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: supply register on furnace plenum in basement, furnace plenum, pressure combustion
furnace plenum, pressure combustion, combustion air: The window question is outside my area of expertise, but it seems that if cold air is leaking into the house from around the window, that the window might not be sealed properly. You could try checking to see if allexperts has an expert in that area or possibly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Thermostat or Scam?, quarterly maintenance, totaline
quarterly maintenance, totaline, progamming: I would certainly look for another contractor. A large company is probably the way to go, being a commercial application. They give you a better service agreement than smaller companies, but I would hesitate about running a new drain line that can be pretty...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Thermostat Won't Shut Off, pain in the butt, contactor
pain in the butt, contactor, c unit: Gotta have more info, fan or compressor? what fan? indoor or outdoor. I am getting confusing information so I will give you some terms so we are talking about the same things. There is an indoor fan that provides the air you feel in the house. There is an...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Ticking noises from the A/C, drip pan, cooling coil
drip pan, cooling coil, air conditioner: Carolyn, little box sitting next to the tubes ? I don t have any idea of what your talking about? For that matter I don t have any idea what your dealing with? The only description I got was a/c , What is it? where is it? what do you do for heating?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Totaline Thermostat P474-1050, allexpert, home appliances
allexpert, home appliances, hvac service: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: TRANE XE-80 heating problrm, ac line voltage, failure code
ac line voltage, failure code, gmail: You may actually have a problem with the unit for the high temp cut out. It is also possible the high temp switch is bad. The switch can go bad and not reset after repeated times of tripping on high temp. A common problem for high temp is poor air flow....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: TRANE XE-80 heating problrm, ac line voltage, failure code
ac line voltage, failure code, blower wheel: The normal reason for tripping the high limit is insufficient air flow. Most of the time if the unit has operated steadily and correctly for long periods before the failure the problem is usually a dirty/plugged filter. The high limit is an automatic reset...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane Heat Pump, trane xe1000, dozen eggs
trane xe1000, dozen eggs, unreasonable price: That is not an unreasonable price and the Trane distributor will probably not sell you a compressor but you may be able to find one on line. The service company makes money on the compressor also they are in the retail business so you buying a part and asking...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane heat pump, replacement compressor, copper lines
replacement compressor, copper lines, liquid line: Yes that is a 2 ton system. If you are planning on repairing rather than replacing the system you can reuse the existing line set if proper procedures are followed. If there are excessive burnout deposits in the lines, there are products to flush the lines...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Trane XB13 heat pump outside unit, proper direction, air handler
proper direction, air handler, line voltage: Using a meter, it needs to be determined if the power is actually going to the unit. Both the 24v control and line voltage needs to be there for the unit to run. Once it is determine what is or is not there, then troubleshooting will have to move in the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: TXV valve install/freeze up, trane heat pump, dry nitrogen
trane heat pump, dry nitrogen, indoor coil: It is impossible to tell if the unit is properly charged with a bad txv. The way to trouble shoot a txv is to remove the sensing bulb from the vapor line at the exit of the evaporator and put it in ice water and hot water, each time watching the suction pressure...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: temp balance, volume dampers, couple degrees
volume dampers, couple degrees, cold area: James: Askweldin.com has info on balancing; read the home page and then click Balancing . You need to adjust the volume dampers in the branch ducts; be sure to check your TD before and after, to make sure you haven t decreased airflow to an unsafe...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: temp balance, digital temp, gmail
digital temp, gmail, air flows: The thermostat was not tricked, it is quite dumb. All it knows is the air temp in the space that it is in. By restricting air flow to one room, you are going to hand the temp in that room. I would think that a 3.5 ton unit is large enough for your home,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: temps, dual pane windows, accurate thermometer
dual pane windows, accurate thermometer, solar screens: Good question. There is a rule of thumb that is surprising. Here it is. With a good accurate thermometer measure the temp inside the return air grille for 5 min. Go to a supply air grille about 1/2 way out from the furnace & measure the temp INSIDE the grille....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: thermostat, c white, thermostat
c white, thermostat, heat pump: If this is a heat pump, this is not the correct thermostat. If it is not a heat pump it will connect as follows: Rc and Rh to the red now on R. W to the red and white now on W 1. Y to the yellow now on Y. G to the green now on G. Cap off unused...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: thermostat, cold coil, reversing valve
cold coil, reversing valve, refrigerant gas: Sue - Thermostats do fail once in awhile but not often. As far as arcing goes, it depends on the type of t-stat you have. Some do not arc at all. A heat pump uses the compressor for both cooling and heating. There is a reversing valve mounted in the refrigerant...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: thermostat... goodman cpke36-1a/AR36-1, emergency heat, strip heater
emergency heat, strip heater, service contractor: Jeff - Sorry for your problems. I m afraid that I can t give you a cut & dried solution. Sometimes, when lights on a thermostat are mounted closely together, you get a little overlap, or dim light from another light. The light should shine brightly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: transmission brake for pav2300aww, transmission pulley, transmission brake
transmission pulley, transmission brake, roulette table: Email me directly and I will send you a file.....Too much typing...smiling. Copy and paste your entire conversation into an email address to sales@affordableappliance.com Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: economizers, package rooftop units, black mold
package rooftop units, black mold, equivalent length: Brian: Economizers are most often accessories for package rooftop units. When there s a call for cooling they bring in additional outside air instead of starting the compressor (Provided it s cool enough outside to benefit). The outdoor sensing device can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: What type or brand central air conditioner for a manufactured home, dee dee dee, harsens island michigan
dee dee dee, harsens island michigan, johnstone supply: Dee Dee, Heating and air conditioning equipment as well as duct work or anything else involved with the system is whatever it takes to do the job. All homes built on site are not the same, all manufactured homes are not the same, Every manufacture of heating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: upducts, reflective radiant barrier, correct logic
reflective radiant barrier, correct logic, swamp cooler: The only effective way of keeping the heat from the ductwork from entering the conditioned space would be to insulate from above in the attic. You will probably have to remove the ductwork in order to match the amount of insulation that is covering the rest...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: vents, dual pane windows, allexpert
dual pane windows, allexpert, solar screens: 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: Water condensation, water condensation, pvc pipe
water condensation, pvc pipe, drain pan: Check the insulation on the pipe in the ceiling on the BIG pipe. IF it is torn and leaking from there, replace the insulation. That means you may have to knock out holes in your ceiling, sorry...lol No other way to get to it unless you can find it in the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Water damage to AC, furnace closet, course water
furnace closet, course water, blower motor: Of course. Water causes corrosion on the metal parts, and CANNOT be good for the windings in the motor. How much life is lost is like asking how long it will be okay as well...Every unit is different. But it didn t help matters getting wet. Get it serviced...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Water dispenser fills slowly..., water inlet valve, electrical jumper
water inlet valve, electrical jumper, jumper cord: The tubing is the cold water holding tank. They simplified some things in life. Next task at hand is to pull the unit away from the wall and then remove the rear cover and the water valve from the refrigerator. No need to disconnect any lines at this time....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Water in drain pan, main drain, wet vac
main drain, wet vac, drain pan: The main drain can be just about anywhere, but most of the time it is somewhere near the unit outside. The pan will normally be piped to the eve and drip from above. You can use compressed air, water hose or a wet vac to clean out the drain line. Craig...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Weil-McLain Gold CGa not heating up, allexpert, pressure gauge
allexpert, pressure gauge, 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: Whirlpool Accubake 465 no oven, whirlpool accubake, gas stove top
whirlpool accubake, gas stove top, business card size: Try unplugging hte unit for 2 hours. This should reset the microprocessor and hopefully resolve your problem. If not, please reply with the complete model number so I can see your unit as you do. In order for us to provide you accurate information and supply...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: White/Grey Powdery substance, grey substance, powdery substance
grey substance, powdery substance, air handler: Jason: That s a new one on me, but I agree: It doesn t sound good, and it does seem linked to the air handler. Has anyone checked inside it? It might be good to call a reputable H&AC contractor, and you might want someone other than the people who installed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: White-Westinghouse Gas Clothes Dryer Won't Ignite Burner, white westinghouse, gas valve
white westinghouse, gas valve, volt meter: Its a good old unit and I just need to see your ignition system to help further. Please double check the model number as it is not coming up as submitted. Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Window Mounted AC Unit....dripless?, allexpert, kitchen drain
allexpert, kitchen drain, drain kit: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Window Unit, upstairs loft, roof ventilators
upstairs loft, roof ventilators, window air conditioners: Ed - The upper stories are always a problem in a multi-story house unless provisions are made in the HVAC design. For example, zoning systems can be helpful in this case, or a separate system for the upstairs. If your insulation is not adequate, then you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Window unit, upstairs loft, loft area
upstairs loft, loft area, portable air conditioner: You can put plexiglass above it to cover the hole. If you do not have a thermostatic controlled attic fan, you should, it will help a lot. Also a reversible ceiling fan in the high ceiling area of the loft will help. The third option is a ductless split...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: wall furnace for camper, general?, wall furnace, model 15t
wall furnace, model 15t, pilot tube: Roy, Copper Is a great material for absorbing and holding heat. Regardless of the heat problem you should never use copper for gas lines, natural or LP gas eats into the copper on the inside of the line and causes a flaking of the inside that will stop up...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: water soaking my a/c filter, indoor coil, c filter
indoor coil, c filter, drain line: Michelle, How did your system work last year ? need to verify all supply registers are open as well as all returns. If filter is getting wet chances are your condensate drain line may be plugged and needs to be cleared.Icing to compressor would indicate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: how well is my house insulated, dual pane windows, solar screens
dual pane windows, solar screens, indoor space: The outside temp is not the only factor. The sun beating down on the roof and walls will add more heat then just the outdoor temp. Most devices the use electricity had heat to the indoor space. I am not aware of any standard to determine how well a house...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: wiring for duncane #10B30A, high voltage power, voltage signal
high voltage power, voltage signal, condensing unit: Bob - I don t know how I missed your inquiry. I sincerely apologize. Have you gotten your answer yet? I m assuming you are talking about your high voltage power wiring to the condensing section (outdoor unit). L1 & L2 should be shown on the wiring...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: YORK DIAMOND 90 Leaks water on A/C, drip pan, drain line
drip pan, drain line, gunk: Keith, The drip pan inside the unit is plugged up or the drain line from the drip pan to the pump is clogged causing the drip pan to over flow. take the drain line loose and blow it out, stick something in the drip pan side and loosen up any gunk in there...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: York Diamond 80/ no heat, glow coil, exhaust vent
glow coil, exhaust vent, failure code: Doug - Typically, a furnace has a sequence of operation as you know. So on a call for heat: The inducer motor starts, A pressure switch closes when it reads the proper pressure at the exhaust vent, The ignitor or hot surface ignition heats up, when it...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: 1/2 to 3/4 hp furnace blower motor, furnace blower motor, motor horsepower
furnace blower motor, motor horsepower, hp blower: The blower motor horsepower is sized by the manufacturer for the size of the blower wheel. Since both the 1/2 and the 3/4 horsepower motors run at the same rpm, there is no gain in airflow from upsizing the motor with the same blower wheel and housing. I would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Coil leak in attic, home warranty policy, scrape metal
home warranty policy, scrape metal, holly holly: Holly, The main drain pan is not the coil, it is what the coil sits on to catch the water that runs off the coil when you cool your home. It is generally plastic, some are metal and the old one can be slid out and the new one inserted without even removing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Compressor, programmable thermostats, window air conditioner
programmable thermostats, window air conditioner, swamp cooler: Pete - Now I think I understand. It sounds like your unit is a little undersized or is low on refrigerant. Has it always had this problem? Do you know the capacity of the unit, or model number? A unit is rated for capacity and efficiency according to a...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC compressor, condensing unit, ac compressor
condensing unit, ac compressor, refrigerant: Susan - You can ask the tech who told you that you have a bad compressor to explain what caused it to fail? Ask him to detail what the charges are that make up the $800. I think you ll find that that is about the going rate. He will have to recover (remove)...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC compressor noise, noise question, high pitch
noise question, high pitch, ac unit: I am sorry, that is one of the few units I am not familiar with coded serial numbers to find date of manufacture. As far as 410a, Labor could be a little higher due to several issues, from physical size ( they are bigger ) to higher pressure and having to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC not cooling, electrical currents, heat work
electrical currents, heat work, fan work: Terri, Here is a list of questions you need answered at the service call tonight. I would ask these questions when the tech arrives and have him record ( write down ) the answers for you to send me. 1) Is the compressor failure mechanical? If so, amp draw...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC cycling on and off, fan blower, ac unit
fan blower, ac unit, fan motor: Teresa, If your Fan/Blower is cycling on and off every couple of minutes prematurely before the thermostat is satisfied then it most likely is the blower motor which is shutting of on a thermal overload and then restarting after the motor cools. The cost...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC drain line blowing cold air, pvc tee, drain outlet
pvc tee, drain outlet, drain line: The pvc line is the condensate drain line for the A/C. If the evaporator coil is on the supply side of the system(the side that blows air) it is common practice to install a pvc Tee (with one open side) near the drain outlet of the drain pan to have access...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC FAN MOTOR, condenser fan motor, motor bearings
condenser fan motor, motor bearings, motor shaft: Debbie, If your talking the condenser fan motor on an outside condensing unit? First you can try getting some WD-40 oil and use the plastic extension tube that comes with the spray can and squirt some oil onto the motor shaft where it comes out of the motor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Fan on Continuously - Doesn't cool much, apartment management, old tank
apartment management, old tank, apartment buildings: Jessica, There are several different methods used for heating and cooling apartment buildings, I m not sure exactly what all your system includes, every thing doesn t work the same. I m going to assume that your air conditioning set-up is an individual split...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC fan needs hand-starting, then unit stops after 15 mins, johnstone supply, ac unit
johnstone supply, ac unit, central ac: I haven t got the fogest what unit you have. but In general, the outside fan motors do not have a seperate capacitor. The fan motor needs to be replaced. Find a Johnstone Supply in your area, they sell to shops, repair people, landlords, etc... Take the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC fan shuts off, ckl, fan motor
ckl, fan motor, capacitor: If both the old and the new motor are the same voltage, horsepower, rpm and rotation it would seem that the cause for the problem is external to the motor.Recheck the capacitor. Check the voltage to the motor with the motor running. Check the amp draw on the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC freezing cooling downstairs not upstairs, level fan, controlled power
level fan, controlled power, ac unit: A.Yon, If you have icing then your system is not working correctly. It will not freeze if it is set up correctly. All vents must remain open and when you do get it fixed , run the fan on continuous to help with the 2 zones, up and down. Also install a Thermostatic...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC/Heat Pump compressor runs sporadically, superheat and subcooling, insulation material
superheat and subcooling, insulation material, broken connections: Rick, Not beginners mistake, but , learning experience. There are 2 types of start relays when used with the start cap. Potential and current, google them and do some reading. You sound like you want to learn the correct way to trouble shoot equipment...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC replacement/split system, brand preference, condensing unit
brand preference, condensing unit, personal brand: I assume you plan to replace the condensing unit only without replacing the evaporator coil. As long as both are the same rated tonnage you can do this. Be aware though that using a newer higher efficiency condensing unit with an older lower efficiency evaporator...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC squeal, no cool air, wall thermostat, gas furnace
wall thermostat, gas furnace, squeal: John, If the squeal is coming from the outside unit and you have a gas furnace then the outside unit doesn t run in the heating mode. When the thermostat is in the cooling mode the outside condenser fan and the compressor both run those are the only two...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC temp variances, copper pipes, copper pipe
copper pipes, copper pipe, variances: Donna, if the duct system and the equipment are sized correctly and set up and running correctly, YES. You can do this check yourself......After the A/C has been running for 10 minutes, if your filter is clean and all the vents in your home are open, go to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC tripping circuit breaker, cause hundreds, compressor unit
cause hundreds, compressor unit, safety risk: Sue, It really shouldn t be able to start a fire, but it can be damaged and need to be replaced, another 100 bucks or so, on top of what you are going to have to spend already. But, you also could do damage to the disconnect box and even the wiring which...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Unit, wire hanger, ac unit
wire hanger, ac unit, gmail: Do not run the unit until you get it fixed, otherwise you are going to cause more damage. The problem you describe sounds like a bad run cap, as a common problem. Sometimes replace the run cap (thing that looks like a battery)will get the fan running, sometimes...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Unit, question pool, ac unit
question pool, ac unit, hi john: Charles, Hi John Borgman here got this from our question pool. With the power off to the outdoor unit, open up the panel where the power goes in and you will find a silver can ( run capacitor ) with 3 spots on top for wires with 3 or 4 wires on it. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Unit fuse, blown fuse, home improvement store
blown fuse, home improvement store, ac unit: I am not sure what the attached box is, but I am guessing it is a fused disconnect. Do stick your fingers in there to pull and replace the fuse unless you have a meter to check to make sure the power it off. You also need to try and determine why the fuse...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Unit Can only be controlled by Circuit Breakers, circuit breakers, deloris
circuit breakers, deloris, ac unit: Deloris - I apologize for not answering sooner, but I m in the A/C business and am becoming very busy with my work. In addition, I travel much of the time. Deloris - I would suggest you bite the bullet and have a Trane certified technician come out and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Usage, AC, humidity problem
AC, humidity problem: I think your neighbor is wrong unless his AC unit is too small to do the job in half a day. He needs a humidity meter to keep check on his situation. Running the house Ac supply fan on high speed removes the most humidity in a period of time. A slow blower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Usage, clean filter, southern ontario
clean filter, southern ontario, air temperature: Running a central air system that is working properly and is clean and has a clean filter in it does not stress the system. Taking humidity out of the air is part of what the system does for your comfort. It does not stress the system, but it does leave less...

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC unit, copper piping, galvanic corrosion
copper piping, galvanic corrosion, dissimilar metals: No problem with the length of the question. The more information you give me the better I can understand the problem. I do have to question the information that the service technician gave you. If the coil had an inch of ice on it I don t know how he could...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC Ventilation, hard wood floors, air vent
hard wood floors, air vent, unobstructed path: Keith, Every little bit of information helps in trying to decide the best way to solve a problem and the exact cause of the problem to begin with. With your initial question I kind of assumed that there was a basement. Now that you mention attic it adds...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC variations, furnace fan, floor registers
furnace fan, floor registers, floor register: Alex, The thermostat controlled attic fan will do wonders for the small expense it requires, it will greatly reduce the heat build up in the upper floor and reduce the need for cooling in the evening. You cannot change just the furnace fan to a 2 speed...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC variations, power interruptions, floor registers
power interruptions, floor registers, floor register: I would suggest a new thermostat, like a Honeywell gold round one from Home Depot or elsewhere. They are very accurate(+/- 1 deg) plus they have the best feature of all a 5 min time delay for power interruptions or each cycle. Best thing ever for protecting...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC not working, fuse kept blowing out, integrated control, gmail
integrated control, gmail, fuse: Likely one of the devices that uses 24v is bad, causing the fuse to blow. It can also be a bad or shorted wire. Using a process of ellimation, the bad device can be tracked down. Do not put any more fuses into the unit until the problem is corrected. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AC not working properly, operational check, gmail
operational check, gmail, mechanical problems: The two common reasons for a unit to freeze up is low on refrigerant and poor air flow. The air flow can be caused by filters, coils, duct size etc. After that, then there are mechanical problems that can cause it to freeze up. Until an operational check...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Adding R-410A, r 410a, coil capacity
r 410a, coil capacity, lb range: Don, That is a HUGE leak and your service company are very incompetent . I could find that leak repair it and be back running in under 4 hours at the worst. And I will teach you the proper method for charging, but first the leak must be repaired, because...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Adding vents to existing ducts?, volume dampers, metal ductwork
volume dampers, metal ductwork, air flow: Clint: So you re saying in the whole basement there s not 12 or so of main to which you can connect? It s really hard to envision that condition, I guess you ll just have to do the best you can. Perhaps you can replace one of the existing 6 branches with...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AIR HANDLER, coat hanger, garage company
coat hanger, garage company, air handler: Every unit needs a filter, I would put in a white pleated one and not the cheap blue one. If the white one is sucking into it, you can fix it yourself. Shut off the power, and open the panel of the handler. Bend a coat hanger as a blocker above where...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Condition, air condition, cool air
air condition, cool air, fuses: Tara - If the outdoor unit runs but puts out no cool air, there s a good chance that the unit has developed a refrigerant leak and the system is out of refrigerant. A service tech will have to charge the system with refrigerant so that he can find the leak....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioner - air not cold enough, honeywell digital thermostat, copper pipe
honeywell digital thermostat, copper pipe, softsound: Either your compressor outside isn t running, or you are low on freon. One could cause the other. Unless you have a set of gauges, you can t do anything about the freon. The compressor, you need some electrical experience in testing it. If the outdoor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioner kicks off breaker, builder warranty, repair experience
builder warranty, repair experience, air conditioner: Scott - Sounds like the compressor has been damaged and is causing the breaker to pop. Why the compressor would be damaged could possibly be that the system has a refrigerant leak and it was running while low on refrigerant. Did you notice that the air coming...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioning, heating and air conditioning, cooling coil
heating and air conditioning, cooling coil, split system: Meridee, I don t know what you have in your home? What are you calling central air ? Heating and air conditioning are pretty much separate units all together. If you have a heating unit and it is compatible for an air conditioning unit you can buy an...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioning, ductwork, leaks
ductwork, leaks, insulation: Both & neither. This debate goes on often enough. It is true that a unit that only needs to maintain a set temp does not expend too much energy maintaining that temp once the space is brought down to that temp. But there are factors that affect whether this...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioning: Keep basement door shut?, horizontal furnace, walkout basement
horizontal furnace, walkout basement, residential problems: Connie, No, shutting down vents is never a good idea as far as efficiency and longevity of your A/C or your furnace. You have the most common of all residential problems that could have been avoided when you home was built and now is not an easy fix. ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioning Problem, central air conditioning, trane central air conditioning
central air conditioning, trane central air conditioning, gmail: There are a wide range of problem from electrical to mechanical that can cause a unit to malfunction. Setting the stat colder, is not going to help. I would suggest you have the unit looked at to determine what the problem(s) are. Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioning pipe insulation, hvac wholesaler, pipe insulation
hvac wholesaler, pipe insulation, cold line: Diane - probably won t make a great deal of difference by insulating suction line inside of house, but it won t hurt. Insulating suction line inside of unit really won t make any difference. Material used for insulation, commonly called Armaflex (brand...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioning Service Problems, state contractors licensing board, contractors licensing board
state contractors licensing board, contractors licensing board, better business bureau: Jan - There s not much you can do but continue to contact the company. You might want to write up 2 letters, one addressed to the State Contractors Licensing Board and one to the Better Business Bureau and send copies to this company to see if that lights...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Conditioning a two-story century home, unequal house cooling. AC cooling
unequal house cooling. AC cooling: I heard three stories. Cold air falls. Cold air runs toward the heat. Hot air rises I think you should shut down the coldest lower room vents by 50 percent. That forces more air upstairs. That will fall to the main floor eventually. If you don t have adjustable...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air condition in the attic?, central air conditioning, source units
central air conditioning, source units, gmail: Although anything is possible, I have never seen anyone install a cond unit in the attic that works properly. There are units that can be mounted to the wall, and there are also water source units that have no outdoor cond. The water source do require wells...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air conditioner, copper pipes, rubber insulation
copper pipes, rubber insulation, clean filter: Nodea, I already answered this question, why didn t you check the insulated copper pipe where it entered your furnace, like I asked? How about checking the temperatures? I told you the ways you can check, if you don t want to check those I cannot help...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air conditioner unit, slow blow, contactor
slow blow, contactor, fan motor: The contactor is supposed to be closed when there is a call for cooling, so if you were trying to make it work and that is when you checked then it was working correctly. It sounds like you have no high voltage to your out door unit. Check the breakers for...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air conditioner won't cool, fan motors, c unit
fan motors, c unit, fan motor: There are some fan motors out there that are that expensive, but on a 10 year old unit, my guess is you do not have one of those motors. If you can get it out, and it is a typical motor, you should be able to locate one local or on the net for about $100....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air conditioning system conked out, compressor failure, heat strips
compressor failure, heat strips, auto change: I can tell you right now you are going to need a service call. But, you have some interesting facts. Is your t-stat set in the auto change over mode? If not, t-stats general will not fail that way and other than a couple of problems at the same time that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Diffusers for exposed ducts, air diffusers, tall ceilings
air diffusers, tall ceilings, foot ceilings: Mariana, Hi, John Borgman here, got this out of our question pool. The main heat gain/loss in your loft is the windows and that is why the vents are there. You could have an HVAC company cut in a couple more vents that shoot air across the ceiling to lower...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air discharge Temp on cool cycle, high humidity, air discharge
high humidity, air discharge, relative humidity: Delta T (difference in temperature between return air and supply air) is normally about 18-20 degrees, but will vary with the relative humidity of the return air. It will be higher than that range with very low humidity and lower with very high humidity. You...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air filters, location and size, central heat, freon
central heat, freon, air filters: Sheila, All indoor units have a place for an air filter in the unit s blower compartment. You have to take off/open the blower compartment s door/cover. Many times an installer will make other provisions for a filter such as a slid in track in the return...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Handle / Duct work, squirrel cage, work question
squirrel cage, work question, balancing system: A 7 duct can handle 150 to 175 cfm and an 8 can handle 200 cfm at .1 static. I suppose if those are your only options, then you might consider running an 8 off the supply can and splitting it with a 8 by6 by6 wye and running 2 6 ducts to floor registers...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Handler Location, air registers, high humidity
air registers, high humidity, air handler: Robert, I don t know anything about your home, what the layout, floor plan is? I don t know what your options are or if it s crawl space or attic only. I don t know what kind of air your going to handle, AC, gas heat electric heat, heat pump, something...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air Handling Pannel, metal snips, metal cube
metal snips, metal cube, drain pan: There are screws on some coils on the back side opposite of the pvc connection. They all have some type of fastener to hold the drain pan to the coil. As far as the cabinet the coil is in......if it is factory cased coil, only the front of the box opens,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air handler and compressor not turning on, hot water boiler, programmable thermostat
hot water boiler, programmable thermostat, ritetemp: Benjamin, When a thermostat has an Rc it also has an Rh. Those two need to be jumped for heat and cool. The Y terminal, usually a yellow wire, takes the R , usually red 24 volt wire and connects them for cooling. At he same time it also sends 24 volts...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Air handling unit, plastic drain pipe, squirrel cage
plastic drain pipe, squirrel cage, cement floor: David, The drain line connection at the unit should be a 3/4 female threaded pipe connection, from that point on it s all at the discretion of the installer, the installer decides the best way and the type of material he/she want s to use, whatever type...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Make-up Air Questions, plumbing vents, gas furnace
plumbing vents, gas furnace, energy consumption: Jason: Sizing and acceptable locations are covered by the Installation Instructions, suggest you read them. You can t cap either. There is no need for an outdoor air intake on your system ( make-up...return supply ), unless it s a commercial installation;...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: AMana freezer bottom type, soft ice cream, hi ed
soft ice cream, hi ed, bottom type: Hi Ed, Soft ice cream is typically the beginning of a bigger temperature rise. How about the model number so I can see what you see. Next up, did it make any unusual noises recently, is there ice on the rear wall of the freezer? How is the food in...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: American Standard Freedom 80 making a high whine noise., pitched whine, motor bearings
pitched whine, motor bearings, question pool: Karen, Hi, John Borgman here got this question from the question pool. IFC is integrated fan control and the noise could be coming from the fan motor bearings, which has nothing to do with the speeds. If your motor has oiling ports it might need to be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: American Standard Freedom 90 blower problem, digital thermostat, freedom 90
digital thermostat, freedom 90, blower fan: When in cool mode the thermostat activates the inside fan when cooling is activated. If you have a digital thermostat it needs testing. If it is OK, the circuit board has the fan relay on it that may be the problem. If so, the whole board has to be changed....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: American Standard Freedom 90 blower problem, freedom 90, dip switches
freedom 90, dip switches, blower fan: When you pull the door or kill the power by the safety switch, the board re-sets itself, erasing any fault codes. Don t remember if that model trane has a clear view of the led s with the door on. If not, electrical tape across the safety switch will allow...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Apartment Chill water air conditioning, fan coils, chill water
fan coils, chill water, cooling coil: Mike, I think your unit has a valve that is faulty, maybe just a loose wire connection. There are different ways fan coils are controlled. Bottom line, when the thermostat calls for cooling the blower/fan starts and the valve opens allowing the chilled...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Armstrong Heat Pump Problem, compressor motor, ground test
compressor motor, ground test, contactor: Paul, First you should measure across the contactor load end just as a matter of good troubleshooting, since you verified the line side of it has 220 volts. This is more to look for a low or high voltage leaving the contactor, which identifies The continued...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Attic fan versus whole house fan, attic exhaust fan, outdoor temperatures
attic exhaust fan, outdoor temperatures, whole house fan: A temperature actuated attic exhaust fan will reduce the temperature difference between the attic and the second floor. This will slow the heat gain from the attic and reduce the second floor load on the A/C making your system more efficient. A whole house...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Attic heat re-circulation..., perimeter walls, david answer
perimeter walls, david answer, ground temperature: David, Answer is the same and I have had a couple of people that I spent good amount of time re turning, e-mails and helping, give me low numbers on the rating system for helpfullness . I spend probably 10 hours a week since I joined this site recently...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac air handler replacement, pin holes, air handler
pin holes, air handler, st pete florida: It is not unusual for a 25 yr. evap. coil to develop leaks at multiple return bends. I am not familiar with pricing in your area, but $1400 for an A/C only air handler/coil does not seem excessive and Trane/Amer. Stnd. is a good quality brand. Yes there are...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac tonnage, 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: ac not turning off, service appointment, fan switch
service appointment, fan switch, contactor: Krissa, Sounds like one of two things. One the thermostat is not working correctly and if so must be replaced. If you turn off the system switch and the fan switch is set to auto on your thermostat and the indoor blower shuts off, but the outdoor unit is...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac unit, heat pump systems, jumper wire
heat pump systems, jumper wire, strip heat: Shannon, I m afraid I can t tell you without knowing the type of system you have. Did you just purchase a new thermostat? If so, the directions that came with the t-stat should answer your questions. A thermostat typically has the following terminals....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac unit outside: fan wont turn but it hums, motor shaft, fan blade
motor shaft, fan blade, ac unit: Lauren, Sounds like a faulty fan motor, if you give the fan blade a push with a stick when it hums it probably will go for that time? Try squirting WD-40 on the motor shaft and see if you can get it to work into the motor, it may help for a short time? ...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac unit won't cool, copper pipe, refrigerant charge
copper pipe, refrigerant charge, ac unit: Ken, I will assume you mean that just the A/C is outside and that you have and indoor furnace/air handler? If so, and all the vents are open and you have a clean air filter, then after 10 minutes at least of running, the large copper pipe that is insulated...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac window unit cycles compressor on off, copper wire, one at home
copper wire, one at home, temp control: Keith, The problem with window units is that since you can get a brand new one at home depot for 130 bucks it is cost prohibitive to repair them. The puffing sounds like a real problem, but as far as the other things you stated, you might try.....If you...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: ac wont shut off, poor AC cooling
poor AC cooling: Good long answer. Thakk you. I didn t really read the question. You said 73 degrees. Are you a displaced Eskimo? Clean the outside and inside unit fins throughly. Check the freon level and refill it up to 5 degree superheat - if it will go there. What...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: added misters to AC, solenoid valve, happy fathers day
solenoid valve, happy fathers day, water valve: Allan, I wouldn t recommend the mister due to the affect it has on the head pressure of your compressor, but as far as can it be done....yes it can. Problem there lies in that the outdoor unit is 220 and it has a ground leg but not a true common, But...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air circulation, furnace fan, hvac contractor
furnace fan, hvac contractor, squirrel cage: Gary - Yes it s feasible if you have the right size blower and ductwork installed. Is there room for the ductwork? If it s exposed will that bother you? Is there a place to install the air handler (blower) where the blower noise won t bother you? Do you have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air cond, air cond, brown wires
air cond, brown wires, gmail: Hopefully you bought a new cap, do not reuse the old cap! The wires are typical..Two hots or a hot and neutral(depending on voltage) which can be black, white, red. the green is ground. The two brown wires are for the run cap. There is a wiring diagram on...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air condensor leak, dirty filters, air condensor
dirty filters, air condensor, drain pan: Tara, First of all the condenser is the outdoor unit, not the one inside. You are correct that the hotter you keep you home the less water will be condensed out of the air during the cooling cycle. Maybe that is what they did, was to clean the condensate...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner, ac unit, freon
ac unit, freon, thermostat: Okay...If a new unit was installed within a year, it is under warranty. If it is a coil, it should also be. Call the company that put it in. Check your breakers, and make certain that the outdoor unit is running. If it isn t, it might be a fuse or tripped...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner, shade trees, 98 degrees
shade trees, 98 degrees, refrigerant: Nodea, The designe tempature diffrential between outside and inside max is indeed twenty degrese. If you filter is clean and your return air grill isn t obstructed I think that s the best you ll get. I don t know if your exposure has changed like shade...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner, blown fuse, lot service
blown fuse, lot service, unit model: When you say the lights flicker, that tells me a lot. The unit is trying to start and can t. I suspect the compressor is bad. Outside at the compressor there are 2 fuses. One could be blown. I am afraid you are out of luck until Monday. Sorry. Call several...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner capacitor, condenser fan motor, copeland compressor
condenser fan motor, copeland compressor, central air conditioner: There are a few choices in finding out which capacitor you need. The first is to go to the manufacturer of the condensing with the model and serial number of the condensing unit and they will be able to tell the specifications for the dual capacitor. The second...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner capacitor, condenser fan motor, copeland compressor
condenser fan motor, copeland compressor, central air conditioner: Did you pull the cap from its mount and look? If so, and you cannot read it, you will need to contact a company that sells your type of equipment or maybe the manufacture s web site with the model and serial number, because it has to match the condenser fan...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner capacitor, condenser fan motor, central air conditioner
condenser fan motor, central air conditioner, distributor info: Thomas - A capacitor assists a motor in starting and running. So some units may have a start capacitor and run capacitor. A dual capacitor is just a combination of start or run capacitors. It sounds like on the unit you have, there are 2 run capacitors;...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner capacitor, copeland compressor, air exhaust
copeland compressor, air exhaust, exhaust port: Is this a window unit or a central? If central, you will need to find a plate on the outside of the unit which will give all pertinent information needed to order a part....If window, model numbers are normally list behind the front grill or in the air exhaust...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner central heat and air, trane heat pump, compressor unit
trane heat pump, compressor unit, condensing unit: Tammy, If Your system is a split system and the inside air handler is blowing air but it s not cold air then your proublem is likely the outside condensing unit? If the outside condensing unit runs both the condenser fan and the compressor unit inside then...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioner not working!, furnace transformer, voltage wires
furnace transformer, voltage wires, ac unit: Heather, I don t know your furnaces type? There should be a wiring diagram on the inside of the blower compartment cover. The Y connection on your thermostat should have a wire going out to the outside unit, it may go to a wiring block connection only...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, furnace blower, copper line
furnace blower, copper line, fuse box: Heidi, Lets make sure we are not talking apple and oranges The furnace is the indoor section that blows air through the vents in your home. The outdoor unit is the A/C the pumps the freon through the coil in the furnace. The next time the A/C is running...

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, household filter, ozone problem
household filter, ozone problem, electronic filter: There is no way to adjust or prevent ozone from an residential electronic filter. (assuming a normal household filter)(I don t know what you have). What do you mean Ozone Problem ?? Explain please. There might be a way to help but I need to know more info...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, static pressure, blower fan
static pressure, blower fan, hvac system: Sam, The static pressure would increase with fan speed, the filter could be dirty, the duct system could be undersized, or collapsed somewhere, vents could be closed. This all assuming , beacause You did not say if this is an hvac system or what, window...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, furnace blower, c unit
furnace blower, c unit, ductwork: It s the duct design. You are probably up the creek & have no paddle. The attic is in my opinion the poorest place to put a furnace-A/C unit, that there is. You are pretty well screwed. It is old enough the builder will not fix it. The attic unit is cooling...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning, condensing unit, refrigerant charge
condensing unit, refrigerant charge, rule of thumb: Sam - The TXV bulb should be securely mounted to the tubing at the evaporator outlet. If it is loose it will not be able to feel the temperature accurately and, therefore, the valve will not feed the evaporator properly. It is preferrable that the bulb be...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning/ heatpump, question air, time debbie
question air, time debbie, steady temperature: Debbie, I understand what you are describing. And I am sorry to ask another question of you, but if you leave the thermostat at 77 degrees what happens to the room temperature according to the thermostat? Does it maintain the 77 degree reading in the room?...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning question, carrier system, fan motor
carrier system, fan motor, gmail: The switch that you are referring to, I think is the compressor contactor. They do go bad, and if they do not make good contact, they can spark. Wires can also come loose and melt. The problem can also be more serious with bad fan motor or compressor....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit, air blower, blower motor
air blower, blower motor, crawl space: kimberly - There could be a number of different problems with your system. 1) system ductwork may be damaged or has come apart somewhere and the air is blowing into your attic/crawl space. 2) the blower motor is set on the wrong speed for a/c, or the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air conditioning unit size, air conditioning condenser unit, trane air conditioning
air conditioning condenser unit, trane air conditioning, air conditioning condenser: Denise: 1,800SF/5 Tons = 360SF/Ton. It s way too big; you need 3 tons, give or take. Don t forget your duct system, it s only capable of handling a given airflow (Hopefully it s adequate for whatever size unit you now have). You should check out askweldin.com....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: air handler - coil leak, compressor failure, clean air act
compressor failure, clean air act, air handler: Raye, If it worked when they left a week ago, would be kinda hard for them to have left something off, don t ya think. In answer to your getting quotes and the original quote amount, The price of the job will depend on the type and rating of the equipment....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Which air units to buy, local power company, high efficiency
local power company, high efficiency, heat gain: Kim, The Trane would be the $5,700 it is always the most of those three, Payne is the middle of the road and Goodman is a contractors model, but they are getting better over the years. Since you are not looking at ultra high efficiency it matters not which...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioner, degree weather, high humidity
degree weather, high humidity, couple degrees: It depends on sizing practices in your area. If your area has high humidity during most of the cooling season, the system must be sized to run long enough during the 80-90 degree weather to remove humidity from the house for your comfort. If so sized, during...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditiong, thermostat control, control switch
thermostat control, control switch, supply voltage: Is this a 220vac unit? If so check voltages on wall outlet and breaker in house panel. It may have one side of the line opened . If 110vac - then thermostat control switch may be faulty. Someone will have to take it back out of the window, remove the cover...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: airconditioning problem, indoor coil, insulated pipe
indoor coil, insulated pipe, duct work: Michael, If your filter is clean and vents are open, go check the large copper insulated pipe that attaches to the outdoor unit. It should be cold and dripping wet, not dry, not frozen. I think you will find it is dry. If so you need a service call to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bad A-Coil & Drip and and Should I Replace!, drip pan, condensing unit
drip pan, condensing unit, heat unit: If you are just looking to get by until the condensing unit must be replaced then a replacement evaporator coil should still be available for your system with a fixed metering device(piston). Just be aware that if you later change the condensing unit you will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blank Thermostat, condensation pump, digital thermostat
condensation pump, digital thermostat, condensate pump: Ok, if it a package unit on the roof and it also happens in heating, then it is not that. If he can t duplicate at the time he is there, it can be difficult to find. When you reset the breaker, you reset the t-stat and the board in the heat pump. I would...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor -- intermittent problem, emery board, external power source
emery board, external power source, cape canaveral florida: Rick. Kinda cool , you are learning a lot about your equipment. With this new info it is sounding like the run cap or the blower motor itself. The way to check the motor is to do an amp draw on the speed it is running on while it is running, usually black...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower motor not working properly, motor shaft, first discovery
motor shaft, first discovery, speed mode: Stephen, Your question heading say s your from the United States but I got to tell you I don t know what the block , and bumps are? any way I d say you have a bad motor, there are no oilers on the supposedly permanently lubricated motor but if you can...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower always running, question pool, new sensor
question pool, new sensor, last winter: Christina, John Borgman here, I got this question from our question pool. Could you provide me with more info to help you? make and model of the furnace, and sensor? Do you mean one of the limits? If so, the one in the blower housing area or the one...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Blower Transformer/Continuation/More Details, thermostat wiring, hvac unit
thermostat wiring, hvac unit, step down transformer: You need to contact the owner of that company. Do NOT have him back out, he doesn t have a clue as to what he is doing. A transformer is 4 wires, not and common in and hot and common out, it is not rocket science, He burnt the first transformer mis-wiring...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Brand new unit (fan runs all the time), dip switches, time brand
dip switches, time brand, heat pump: Yes, The fan should cycle off at the end of a call for cooling., unless the fan is set up by either the tstat or the board in the heat pump to run longer after a call for cooling or to recirculate the air in your home even without a call for cooling and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Breaker Size, amp fuse, cutler hammer
amp fuse, cutler hammer, fuse block: Hi Tom. Although some of the current is stepped down for low voltage control, it amounts to very little amperage. And it might appear at first look that 120v is supplying the heat strips it is really 240v. Each strip pulls about 20 amps new, up to 24 amps...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bryant 2 1/2 ton 13 seer Ac - rusty coil, yr warranty, couple degrees
yr warranty, couple degrees, unit thanks: You may have a problem here. This deal doesn t smell right. Sounds like a small unit for that large a home. If it had a leak it has a leak and it likely was an original installation defect. I don t think aluminium fins and copper coils rust either. They may...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Bryant vs Payne 3 ton 13 SEER heat pump/ac unit, seer unit, cabinet colors
seer unit, cabinet colors, linda payne: Linda, Payne, Bryant and Day and Night are all Carrier, they give different names and different cabinet colors, but when I go to a parts house to order parts for anyone of them, I tell them BDP and the model number. Notice the three letters are the first...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: baseboard heat aluminum fin alignment, air circulation, heating element
air circulation, heating element, central tube: Ron, The baseboard heater transfers heat to the room by convection. That is, it is the molecules of air that come into contact with the fins that pick up the energy and pass it on across the room. The fins do only about 5% of the convection process,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: No blower on Carrier Furnace, trouble shooting guide, carrier furnace
trouble shooting guide, carrier furnace, carrier dealer: The problem could be a new faulty board, I have seen it before. There is not any way for me to say what might actually be the problem sitting here. I would have to get into the unit, with a meter at the minimum, and start trouble shooting. As you did not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: blower moter, capacitor motor, blower motor
capacitor motor, blower motor, nameplate: I assume the new motor that you got is the same horsepower,voltage, rpm and direction of rotation. Given the amp. draw on the motors the new motor should be a permanent split capacitor motor and the mfd rating for the capacitor that must be used with the motor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: boiler/air conditioning, hot water boiler, hot water heat
hot water boiler, hot water heat, raditors: It is called a water to water heatpump. It requires ground loops or wells to work. It is also referred to as geo thermo. You will not be able to use the heating raditors though. You have to have a way to collect the condensate. Craig achelpguy@gmail.co...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C, copper pipes, indoor coil
copper pipes, indoor coil, temp down: Bon, Now that the fan is on high, which is where it should be, you should have your freon checked. But, first make sure that your vents are all open and your air filter in the furnace is clean. That said after the A/C has been running for 10 minutes, the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C, condenser fan motor, professional answer
condenser fan motor, professional answer, model size: Ozzy, I think your on the right track? Sounds like the motor is over heating and shutting off on a thermal overload, when the motor cools it runs again. If all else (Compressor is OK) you can change the condenser fan motor. If you do it your self get the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C, rheem furnace, gas furnace
rheem furnace, gas furnace, c unit: Heidi, The furnace/heating system is pretty much separate from the Air Conditioner/cooling system except that they use the same ducts and inside blower. Your house requires an amount of heating BTU s to heat the house. Your house requires an amount of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C, refrigerant, seer
refrigerant, seer, goodman: Frank, Your first step is to have a licenced tech come and pump the refrigerant into the outdoor unit and lock it down and cut the lines at the outdoor unit. Then you can move it where you want and deal with the electrical. The tech can inform you of...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C add-on, cooling coil, condensing unit
cooling coil, condensing unit, eff: Bill, If you want to add AC to the heating system you need an inside cooling coil, an outside condensing unit, a refrigeration line set to connect the two, plus a few other considerations/materials. Your DC90 will handle just so much cooling, whatever it...

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C condenser, fence boards, redwood fence
fence boards, redwood fence, facing the sun: Kevin - It would be a good idea to provide shading to avoid direct sunlight on the A/C unit. If possible, you should build a fence that can be opened, like it is on hinges, or removed so that if any work ever needs to be done on the unit there is no interference....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C condenser-compressor, vibration isolators, foam weather
vibration isolators, foam weather, concrete slab: Andrea, When your condensing unit was shipped it most likely had some sort of compressor tie down that needed to be removed/released by the installer, you might or have a friend with some common sense turn off the power breaker to the unit, open the casing...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C cooling but home is hot, quality holes, that would make sense
quality holes, that would make sense, question thanks: This sorta IM, right ? I m retired so check in often. Keeps my brain active. The return is onthe front of the furnace or maybe underneath it. Check it out. You can see the blower wheel somehow on the unit & the dirt on the ribs can tell you whether it needs...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C not cooling well., indoor temperature, outdoor temperature
indoor temperature, outdoor temperature, room temp: It could be a number of reasons. 68 degrees is a bit below the normal comfort range of 72-76 degrees. Outdoor temperature and humidity will effect the load on the A/C and its ability to bring the indoor temperature down. If they are both high it will be harder...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C drain pan, mold, duct cleaning, mold and mildew, hvac dealers
mold and mildew, hvac dealers, quality package: I understand prices are high in Florida. Each contractor has a special state lic. & is supposed to display the number. There is a BIG fine for not doing that. The state had to go to this special State # and certification because so many contractors were cheating...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C drain pipe is plugged, won't un plug, hvac units, c drain
hvac units, c drain, shopvac: Normally units do not drain into the sewer. In may places, it is illegal to dump the condensate down the sanitary drain. Blowing or sucking out the drain will normally clear it. I have had to replace the drain lines before. Due to the size of the drain,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C - house doesn't get cool, copper pipe, ac system
copper pipe, ac system, ac service: Craig, Before we look at the numbers, the thing about the blower being installed upside down is impossible, The motor is fastened to the blower wheel inside and to the blower housing. The blower wheel only has a set screws on one side, meaning there is no...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C has insufficient flow to house extremeties, west walls, air balancing
west walls, air balancing, c unit: Marisa: It s definitely duct-related: You need to balance the system, and possibly correct some duct restrictions and/or duct undersizing; the problem is on the supply side (You re not delivering enough air to the rooms in question), so adding returns may...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C is leaking, hvac units, hvac equipment
hvac units, hvac equipment, shopvac: Joe, For that fix you are going to need a service tech to figure it out on site or run a new one if that is not possible. And if you have not had a service for a while for your hvac equipment he can do that while there to make sure that it is running correctly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C - Outside compressor runs intermittently, condensing unit, blow cold
condensing unit, blow cold, cycl: Matt, This is the way it should work. When the thermostat calls for cooling the inside air handlers blower, the outside condensing units condensing fan, and the compressor all start running at the same time. When the thermostat is satisfied all three shut...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C Problem, programmable thermostat, air handler
programmable thermostat, air handler, trip charge: Ronnie - Yes it may be the motor or a relay. Do you have the right kind of electronic meter to check out the motor and/or relay, and the thermostat? Do you know how to pull the blower section out of the air handler and remove the motor? If you do and the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C quits blowing condensor freezes, relay switch, condensor
relay switch, condensor, c unit: When the indoor(?) blower quits working, is the thermostat calling for cooling? Is the the outdoor unit running when it is not suppose to be? Any of the things you listed along with loose wiring and a bad/weak run cap can cause a motor to fail. You are going...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C return vents, floor registers, efficient place
floor registers, efficient place, square inches: Matthew, Yes to a.) and the return size of the vent is only critical that it is not fewer square inches than the return duct size. As far as bigger you can make the whole wall a return. If you have floor registers for your cool air to come out of, the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C UNIT NOISE, mechanical noise, noise issue
mechanical noise, noise issue, new noise: Sandra - not necessarily. Is this a new noise? Is it possible that you ve never noticed it before? Is it a loud mechanical noise? If you are really concerned, maybe you can take advantage of a contractor Pre Season A/C Checkup special. Many contractors...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C unit, blown fuse, temp down
blown fuse, temp down, c unit: Dana - No, the unit should start when you put the t-stat to the cool position. Is the outside unit coming on? If so, then you may have a leak in the system which would need to be located and repaired, and the system recharged with refrigerant. If the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C unit, c unit, hot air
c unit, hot air, montana: When you say it does not work, what does that mean?? Is the fan not turning?? If the fan does not run the unit will not cool. What you call humming probably is the compressor. I can t tell because there is no way for me to know what equipment you have. As...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C won't turn on., business card size, series numbers
business card size, series numbers, number id: In order for us to provide you accurate information and supply you with the correct manufactures part numbers , we will need the complete model number, serial number and batch or series numbers (if applicable) found on a business card size metal/foil plate....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: A/C wont cool, condenser unit, back in the shade
condenser unit, back in the shade, ambient temp: Dusty, Yes a little mix up.Your low side psig reading is a little low and the way to set the charge correctly, you will need to be able to take the true temp. of the refrigerant in that vapor line at the outdoor unit. The temp. should be 10 to 15 degrees...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Carrier/American Standard, gas elec, pier and beam
gas elec, pier and beam, recommended company: Matt: 1,300SF/3.5 Tons = 371 SF/Ton - now THAT S oversizing. Filter grilles are limited to 2 CFM/Sq. In. Regardless of whether or not it s a filter grille it s too small for 1,200 CFM. Add a return grille somewhere near the unit. That s about all...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: CENTRAL AC, ac unit specifications, ac unit size question
ac unit specifications, ac unit size question: The way I do it is on my search engine type the brand name and model number and enter. Most times I get multiple hits back on the model number and most always the information I need. You might also search the brand like Rudd Central Air and you ll get...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central AC model AJ030G2, central ac, gmail
central ac, gmail, thermostat: As in the previous response, you need to check to see if you are getting 24v control power to the compressor contactor. If there is power, then you have a bad contactor. If you do not have 24v to the contactor, then you are going to have to determine where...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air, trane xr12, rheem furnace
trane xr12, rheem furnace, condensing unit: Dan - finding info on the 91 Rheem furnace is almost impossible for me. It is possible that the furnace model # will tell us. If you want to send me the furnace model#, I may be able to tell what cfm capability the furnace has. There are 2 important items...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air, c unit, info thanks
c unit, info thanks, contactor: Is the burning smell inside or outside? It could be a motor, transformer, contactor or wiring etc.. Have the system checked as it is normally warranted to be in working condition at the time of the sale. That way you would have documentation that it was not...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air Condensing Unit, blower unit, condensing unit
blower unit, condensing unit, gmail: You can not put a 5 ton cond. unit with a 3.5 ton handler. You will not have the required air flow to start with and the coil will not support the 5 ton either. It might be possible if you have a furnace, that will move the air, but you will still need to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air Conditioner - On too often at night, central air conditioner, allexpert
central air conditioner, allexpert, home appliances: Thank you for your request. Unfortunately our expertise is with Major Home Appliances only. This would include washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwasher, ranges and ovens. If you need help with any of these appliances, feel free to submit another...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air conditioning, air grills, floor vents
air grills, floor vents, air circulation: Pam, Everybody in the country docent have the same heating or cooling system in there home. If your in the cooling mode it takes cool air flow blowing into an area, to cool the area the area that gets the most cooling and has the least exposure gets the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air question, air grills, drip pan
air grills, drip pan, gas furnace: Kara, I don t know what type cooling coil you have or where your furnace is installed in the house. I don t keep literature for researching all the thousands of different makes and models of furnaces. Just a simple description such as gas furnace in the...

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

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central Air Unit, condenser fan motor, furnace blower
condenser fan motor, furnace blower, concrete slab: Debbie, It s not unusual for a thermostat to be off a degree or two, you just need to allow for the difference, the thermometer on the thermostat is not exactly what the setting is. If I were you I d use the unit now and if there is something wrong it ll...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central air, screw driver, yellow wires
screw driver, yellow wires, voltage wires: Got my email ?? Its a control circuit problem. !!! So lets carry on with the diagnosis. It can be low on freon & have a low pressure switch that turns it off. Got any guages to test ?? Needs to have at least 50 lb pressure reading on the suction line....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central air conditioner, liquid freon, central air conditioner
liquid freon, central air conditioner, good luck: The average life is 10 to 12 years for a system. Start saving your money for a replacement. Run this one till it quits. You did not say if the noise is inside or outside of the house. I will guess at outside at the compressor. I think you are getting liquid...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central air conditioning units, power vent, central air conditioning
power vent, central air conditioning, central air conditioning units: Any of the major brands put out good solid equipment. Trane is one of the brands that I have always had a good experience with, but I haven t had much experience with Westinghouse. I am not a plumber and have had no experience with water heater brands...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central air unit in home, ac unit, bright flashes
ac unit, bright flashes, heavy rain: If it was not running at that time there was no power to the compressor People always say it s shorted out when most time there is an opened up conection - or no connection. Did you witness the AC unit fireworks? You may have taken a lightning hit that...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central air & water, trane xe1000, drip pan
trane xe1000, drip pan, drain line: The most likely cause is a plugged condensate drain line. If the insulation inside the unit is wet it will have no insulating value and you might get condensation on the outside of the unit cabinet. You should run the indoor fan motor constantly until the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central A/C Service, 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: Central A/C Shield From Sun?, air flow, gmail
air flow, gmail, rust: Shielding the unit is a good thing to do no matter which way you look at it. The direct sun is going to add heat to the unit. The case and everything else heats up, and the air has to pass though those heat surfaces. The sun will also cause the paint to...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central a/c, relative humidity, air temperature
relative humidity, air temperature, thermometer: The supply air temperature should be 18-20 degrees colder than the return air at average relative humidity. 72 degree supply air is high unless the conditioned space is at 90-92 degrees. It sounds like you have a problem and need to have the system checked...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Central H&AC, state licensing board, better business bureau
state licensing board, better business bureau, efficiency hvac: Beth - There is something wrong within the system that is causing the compressors to fail. I don t believe that the compressors are defective. Unfortunately, these days, many service companies only replace what is obvious instead of analyzing the system problems...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Charges related to repairing AC, seer unit, warranty company
seer unit, warranty company, home warranty: If you install a new unit, the contractor that puts it in is responsible for removal and disposal of the old one. Is it on a roof or something? Maybe that s why they are hitting you for a few more dollars. If not and it is in your backyard or on the side...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Chrysler AC, chrysler airtemp, ace hardware
chrysler airtemp, ace hardware, heart ache: Orhan, I can t help with the motor mounts, I m not sure exactly what they are? try Ace hardware. I don t work on window or through the wall unit s. Take the front grill face off of the cooler, The outside casing stays in the wall, the inside guts pull...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Circuit Breakers, circuit breakers, electrical circuits
circuit breakers, electrical circuits, voltmeter: Hi Bruce, good question. These things can be deceiving.hey will not reset to the ON position. Maybe a little shake of the handle in the ON position indicates not really reset. Lots of times I have to ohm them for proof they are not resetting. Or use the voltmeter...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Circulation issues?, upstairs unit, circulation issues
upstairs unit, circulation issues, room downstairs: The location of the t-stat could have been part of the issue. If the up and down are open to each other, the t-stat may have been getting warmer temps. If you do not have digital t-stats, there is really no way to know what the t-stat was seeing. Clearly...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coil replacement, first coil, drain pan
first coil, drain pan, metal pan: Lisa, Why in the world would you have the secondary drain pan replaced. It is just a metal pan that sits there under the coil in the attic, doing nothing, unless or until you have a water leak at the coil or freezing. There is nothing short of someone stepping...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coils corroded, upstairs unit, teflon coating
upstairs unit, teflon coating, hvac technician: Nate, So what did the coil look like to you? What type of problems are you having with the unit that has the corroded coil? Is the upstairs unit more insufficient then it was 5 years ago? What size is the larger unit? What size is the smaller unit, both...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Coleman ac unit put newfan on outside unit, pressure release valve, ac unit
pressure release valve, ac unit, soft pop: Shannon, You are going to need a service call. That does not sound good at all, the compressor could have kicking off to protect itself and now is dead, or you could have a bad electrical connection or something else burnt up. Please do not try it any...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Commercial AC Temp Control, person claims, ac unit
person claims, ac unit, heat load: Keep the fans running all the time & set the temps up to about 81 - 82. That is comfortable with air circulating but will cool to 76 - 77 or whatecver daytime you use & it will recover pretty fast. Hardly will run the compressors at all with these settings...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor/Condensor Fan not working, fan motor, gmail
fan motor, gmail, thermostat: Since the fan seems to want to work, then at least power seems to be getting where it needs to go. If the fan will spin freely with the power off, and gets stuck with the power on, then the run cap is likely bad. Otherwise the fan motor and run cap will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor comparison, cont. from 6-10, copper line, dirty filters
copper line, dirty filters, degree difference: It should be the large insulated line that is wet. And you should have about a 20 degree difference in the air returned to the indoor unit and the air supplied to the registers. For the coil to freeze at the indoor unit, it is one of two things.....low indoor...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor comparison, regression coefficients, minimal dollars
regression coefficients, minimal dollars, copper line: You are describing the service valve, which if leaking can be repaired or replaced. Again it is very rare for the Valve action of that compressor to fail and leak back from high to low side causing those conditions. And the icing just can not by the laws...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor info, couple sec, mechanical failure
couple sec, mechanical failure, side job: Teri, time to get on the phone and get another company to come out. I really cannot help you anymore as We are unsure if the guys working on it even know how to test and without the correct readings,and I am in doubt they know how to take proper measurements,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Compressor Oil and Freon, roofing nail, violent fashion
roofing nail, violent fashion, gmail: The refrigerant should have cleared out after a bit of time. If the system was running normal, I do not think there is anything in the oil that is harmful. I do not know what may have happened when it reacted with other fluids. The only way to remove the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensation pan shut off, circuit failure, condensate pump
circuit failure, condensate pump, voltage wire: You have an emergency float switch on the drain line ??? Either that or a condensate pump are the only things that can shut off the system.Maybe you broke a low voltage wire fixing the coil if neither of these exist. No doubt it is a control circuit failure....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor fan replacement, motor nameplate, emerson model
motor nameplate, emerson model, brown wires: As long as the fan motor is the same horsepower, voltage, rpm, direction of rotation and mount you should be able to use it. Single speed motors are normally either 3 wire or 4 wire wiring hookup. In 4 wire hookup, the 2 brown wires go to the capacitor and...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Condensor fan replacement, condenser fan motor, emerson model
condenser fan motor, emerson model, straight swap: Paul, the condenser fan motor is a 1075 rpm single speed PSC. That means permanent split capacitor and you must replace that also. Save yourself some grief and go to a local electrical motor shop and buy one , be about the same price and if it is a universal...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Convert a 10 SEER to a 13 SEER, seer unit, frozen pipe
seer unit, frozen pipe, expansion valve: If the evap. coil will accept either a piston or an expansion valve, then it can be converted. Not having an expansion valve will not cause a leak. The difference in energy cost is approximately 7% per SEER point, so the difference would be about 21%. If the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cooling an attic bedroom, condensate drain pan, downstairs rooms
condensate drain pan, downstairs rooms, c unit: Gene - All 2 story houses experience this same problem if they only have a single system installed for the whole house. There are 2 solutions that come to mind. They are: 1) A zoning system which utilizes thermostatically controlled dampers at each supply...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Copper pipe burst, copper water lines, diferent places
copper water lines, diferent places, hose bib: Jaime, I don t like water lines in an attic because of the danger of them freezing and splitting thus doing damage to the attic and ceiling below. The best way to run a water supply line to the swamper is from an outside hose bib. The water line in your...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Corroded Coils?, home warranty company, aluminum coils
home warranty company, aluminum coils, cement slab: Jim, Yes urine can do that....bad dog. But just because the techs electronic detector sounded, they can give false readings, also if they are working and used correctly it only gets you to the area of the leak. The next step is to use one of the bubble...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Corroded coils, upstairs unit, teflon coating
upstairs unit, teflon coating, seasonal maintenance: I don t have any idea why he would switch the upstairs into the lines for the downstairs, unless some moron hooked them together wrong initially. That sounds like you could SUE for that kind of mistake. Copper is bronze, aluminum is silver. If it s black,...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Corroded coils on furnace, upstairs unit, teflon coating
upstairs unit, teflon coating, seasonal maintenance: Once things start to rust, a coating is not going to stop it. The coating should have been applied before hand. It is also normal for the ends of the coils to rust. They can rust to the point of failure, but I would let it fail before I replace. It could...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Corroded coils on furnace, condenser coils, aluminum color
condenser coils, aluminum color, upstairs unit: I presume you are referring to the evaporator coils ?? They are normally made from aluminum fins & copper tubing. Aluminum always corrodes but it is just on the surface. They are just a dull aluminum color. Never have seen rust that affects the operation....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Corroded coils on furnace, upstairs unit, teflon coating
upstairs unit, teflon coating, 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: Corroded coils, upstairs unit, teflon coating
upstairs unit, teflon coating, yr warranty: I assume you are talking about the outdoor(condenser) coil on a split system heat pump. At just over 5 yrs., you are just outside the 5 yr. warranty. Normally the outdoor coil is black or silver in color. I am not sure what is rusting as the coil is normally...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Covering return air vents, gas water heater, gas furnace
gas water heater, gas furnace, air vents: Natalie, You furnished no information what it is your dealing with? Do you have something in your basement? could you share the information? Is it a heat pump, a gas furnace, an air handler, an air conditioner, what else is in the basement with it maybe...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracked Central AC Coil, lightening bolt, power surges
lightening bolt, power surges, ac coil: Kathy, Depending on what type of Central Air coil your talking about? There is an evaporator cooling coil in the air stream and there is a condensing coil in the condensing unit. Neither one has any electric power connected to it. I don t know of a coil...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: Cracks in heat exchanger, hairline cracks, co levels
hairline cracks, co levels, cool shade: Ali, I don t know what type of furnace you have? some types are more prone to developing a crack then others. Replacing a heat exchanger can be as costly as replacing the furnace even if there is some warranty left. If your buyers are convinced that the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, freon, fan motor
freon, fan motor, repairman: More than refrigerant levels determine why a unit ices up. Dirty coil, dirty filter, too many filters in series with the airflow, restricted airflow, restriction in freon lines, fan motor not spinning fast enough to disperse the air across the coil, etc....

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c, refrigerant leaks, programmable thermostats
refrigerant leaks, programmable thermostats, temperature swing: Kathy - Make sure you change your filter regularly. A standard fiberglass filter should be changed every 30 days. If you use a higher efficiency type, than change it as the manufacturer suggests. Each spring or early summer, many contractors offer a special...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c is blowing air but not cooling, drip pan, noise in the attic
drip pan, noise in the attic, condensate pump: Hannah, The noise in the attic could be a condensate pump that removes the water made from the process of cooling. It could be clogged and it could have the safety wired in that prevents the outdoor compressor from coming on. It does that so you don t...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c blowing but not cooling, drip pan, noise in the attic
drip pan, noise in the attic, exact problem: Hannah - It very well may be that the system has a refrigerant leak (not uncommon) and is either low or out of refrigerant. In this case the unit still comes on but can t cool because of the lack of refrigerant. If it continues to run in this state it will...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c ceiling vents dripping, ceiling vents, combination of the two
ceiling vents, combination of the two, air filter: Shari: Fre...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c condenser not responding, gmail, line voltage
gmail, line voltage, condenser: Someone is going to have to get into the control section of the cond unit and check for both control power and line voltage. Check the breaker and/or fuses for the outdoor unit. I have seen t-stats work for heat and fail for cooling. Most of the time the...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c drain, drain tray, insulated pipe
drain tray, insulated pipe, filter clean: Good choice of what to look at. The only way to have water in that pan is for the dain to be clogged or out of level (that is why I asked if this is something new ) or the indoor coil freezes up and when it thaws during the off cycle, the water runs down...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c fully charged and running but not getting cold, suction pressure, liquid line
suction pressure, liquid line, preasure: Rev, Give me the following info and I can tell you ( if the evaporator was clogged you would have low suction pressure) low and high pressure liquid line temp suction line temp ambient temp condenser coil exit temp return air temp supply air temp...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c + heat unit 2 tons, heat unit, gmail
heat unit, gmail, quick reply: Condos can be tricky. Depending on what floor, how exposed the unit is to the sun all play a factor in how big of a unit you need. Since I do not know your requirements for a unit, it is hard to even start naming brands. Also, different brands will have...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c has a leak how to find it., subcooling, freon
subcooling, freon, refrigerant: Terry, Since none of the techs that were there adding freon noticed oil dripping everywhere and you have also not noticed this, I will have to assume that it was in an area or vapor or gas ( which would be the first look , ie , evaporator coil ) in which...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c motor fan, fan motor, appliance parts
fan motor, appliance parts, home appliance: Window unit? Got a brand and model number? If you need further assistance, feel free to email us at sales@affordableappliance.com or you can visit our website at http://www.affordableappliance.com Keep in mind we do stock 1000 s of Major Home Appliance...

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c question, time doug, cool side
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Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC: a/c question, minute time delay, air handler
minute time delay, air handler, cool side: The majority of thermostats do not have a 24v common wire to them. What are you testing the R(red) wire to to get 24V? Are you checking the Y(yellow) wire to 24v common at the furnace/air handler? If the thermostat is set to cooling and the setpoint is below...