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  1. I meant wall thermostats instead of wall...

    I meant wall thermostats instead of wall fireplaces.
  2. Heat N Glow Escape 42 Fireplace Wall Thermostat WSK - MLT Mutilfuncion

    I have not posted in several years since building a new house 6 years ago. Everyone helped me pick out the above natural gas fireplace for my new house back then.
    My question is the flame button is...
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    My heat pump is staged. It first starts out in...

    My heat pump is staged. It first starts out in low stage heat pump only, then high stage heat pump only, then auxillary if neither can satisfy stat.
    The first 10k will now only kick in above 30*...
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    Auxillary for a Heat Pump

    I thought I would pass on my experience with my Trane XL16i 4 ton heat pump.
    I had my heat pump set up to bring on 10k electric anytime the heat pump could not heat my house or raise temp fast...
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    System is almost 2 years old. I had them to set...

    System is almost 2 years old. I had them to set up 10k to come on anytime auxillary heat was called for and the extra 10k to come on only at 20 * and below. So at 20* , the full 20k will kick in.
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    Outdoor Temperature Sensor

    The other day a HVAC tech came out and added length to my outside drain line. I noticed when my heat pump was in heat mode , the outside temperature on the indoor themostat was heating up and not...
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    My fireplace is installed in an outside wall...

    My fireplace is installed in an outside wall built just for the fireplace with it own roof. I am sure the contractor did not insulate this well enough.
    But it would be cheaper for me to just run the...
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    Cold Climate Mode on Heat N Glow Escape 42

    I have the Heat N Glow Escape 42 natural gas fireplace. I really like it but when not on for awhile there is cold air coming in at the top and the ceramic tile in front of the fireplace stays cold...
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    Yes I have the 803 stat. This morning it was 48 %...

    Yes I have the 803 stat. This morning it was 48 % and it rained outside all night. It has gotten as high as 53% but most of the time in the 40's.
    I have a huge crawl space under my house that you...
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    I know a lot of people have been fussing about...

    I know a lot of people have been fussing about the performance of the Trane XL16i but I have gotten really good results out of mine. Mine has been in for 1.5 years.
    I just received our May bill...
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    Some things that will help but not solve would be...

    Some things that will help but not solve would be to run your ceiling fan downstairs counterclockwise to help pull up the cool air. You could add some more cold air returns upstairs but that will...
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    When talking about ductwork, is everyone just...

    When talking about ductwork, is everyone just talking about the main suppy line and return ducting being either metal, fiberboard or flex?
    All my supplies to the registers are flex, cold air returns...
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    I used an outdoor thermostat on mine to stage the...

    I used an outdoor thermostat on mine to stage the aux electric heat. For 20* and above, only 10kw will kick in and below 20*, the full 20kw kicks in to the help heat pump when needed.
    We had 2...
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    For my Trane Xl16 i heat pump, I can tell what...

    For my Trane Xl16 i heat pump, I can tell what stage it is in by the air handler speed. 1st stage is whisper quiet, 2nd stage you can hear the air a little more, and then even faster when aux heat...
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    Heat N Glow Escape 42 Gas Fireplace

    I have a question about above fireplace. I have this is my new house and it is almost a year old. Does anyone know if at the top of the fireplace where the glass meets and to the front metal, there...
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    Can you place unfaced fiberglass insulation in...

    Can you place unfaced fiberglass insulation in the upper front of a gas fireplace between the stone and the glass of the fireplace?
    Mine is also leaking cold air into the room. This is okay as long...
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    I understand all of this. My system is working...

    I understand all of this. My system is working perfect. I do have big strip heat: 20kw . I have it split, 10k above 20* AND full 20k below 20*.
    This works great for me. My electric bill is very...
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    Yes, but I like the temperature to be 68 when I...

    Yes, but I like the temperature to be 68 when I sleep and 71 when I wake so I can not let it run all night.
    This is why you have these stats.They are also for your personal comfort.
    For me, the...
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    I understand but my heat pump will try sometimes...

    I understand but my heat pump will try sometimes 2 or 3 hours early to heat the house up to 71 by 6am. It could not do that with the temperature at 23 outside. I have 20k total aux but only use 10k...
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    I have the Trane 803 Thermostat. It is a good...

    I have the Trane 803 Thermostat. It is a good stat and does allow for 4 setbacks. I am in a cold climate, Jan was really cold.
    You are correct in that the stat will try to recover from just the heat...
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    I was wondering if your supply of 15 registers...

    I was wondering if your supply of 15 registers makes your house temperature feel even in all of the rooms.
    I have approx. 2300 sq ft with 16 supply registers downstairs and 5 upstairs.
    My house is...
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    I agree with the poster above. 5 kw is not...

    I agree with the poster above. 5 kw is not enought auxillary heat . You need at least 10k and maybe 15.
    This will bring up your temperature a lot faster but with more cost.
    I have 20k in mine...
  23. I am in Beckley WV where the elevation is 2,500...

    I am in Beckley WV where the elevation is 2,500 feet. Our heating bills are a lot more than our cooling costs. Electric bill in summer is around 65.00 and I just got one for 211.00 for Dec.

    Our...
  24. Does it ever make sense to size a heat pump for heating instead of cooling?

    I know everyone says to size for cooling but what if cooling and high humidity was not much of a problem but your climate was cold in the winter?

    I was thinking that if you oversize a 2 stage heat...
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    What does the communicating equipment suppose to...

    What does the communicating equipment suppose to do? Does it control the vs blower?
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