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    HP was last serviced about 1.5 yrs ago.

    HP was last serviced about 1.5 yrs ago.
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    Gurgling sound at HP

    I was walking around my yard and then I head the HP turn off. I continued to walk for about 1 minute and then I was next to my HP when I heard some gargling sound. I assume that this was coolant...
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    "Improving" a Farr 30/30

    I use Farr 30/30 filters for my furnace. These filters are well made and have many structural elements including a white cross structure that runs across both sides of the filter. I was wondering...
  4. Given the amount of sensors in these new furnaces...

    Given the amount of sensors in these new furnaces I am surprised that the furnace permits itself to operate under these conditions. There should be a sensor that says high pressure and begin shut...
  5. Size of furnace = 80K BTU Size of house = 2100...

    Size of furnace = 80K BTU

    Size of house = 2100 sq. ft.

    Size of return = unknown (where do I take the measurement)

    Size of filter = 16 x 20 x 2
  6. No computer equipment has gone out recently but...

    No computer equipment has gone out recently but we do occasionally get power outages but you would think that a furnace designed to work for 15-20 years could withstand a power spike.

    If this is...
  7. What caused the premature failure of my furnace fan?

    My HVAC specialist diagnosed and replaced the control module on my York 80BTU 80% VS furnace. The variable speed fan failed to work when there was a call for heat because the control module which is...
  8. Thread: Valor G3 Legend

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    Valor G3 Legend

    Does the G3 Legend fireplace have more than two BTU level (highest and lowest)? Does it modulate like a furnace?

    Does anyone know if Valor is going to release a G4 Legend?

    Thanks
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    SarahShaw. I would have to H2045. You have...

    SarahShaw. I would have to H2045. You have pointed out many reasons that you are "in the right" but at the end of the day you have potentially caused your neighbor financial hardship. If she could...
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    Wrapping ductwork in insulation

    What's more effective in a cold environment using a fiberglass sleeve or Refectix insulation to wrap ductwork? Your experiences please.
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    Why put them in front of the windows where there...

    Why put them in front of the windows where there are drapes when they can be installed in another part of the room (away from the drapes) and turned up a little higher?

    Common sense seems to...
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    Baseboard Question

    Why are baseboards typically placed under a window of a room?
  13. "Acceptable" difference in temp between 1st & 2nd floor

    I live in a 2-story home and have a heatpump without zoning. As my HVAC system is not zoned, I guess I must accept that there will be a temperature difference between the 1st and 2nd floors.

    I...
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    So Baub, are you saying that I should install a...

    So Baub, are you saying that I should install a crankcase heater to my new freezer before winter arrives?
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    Putting frost-free freezer into garage

    I just purchased a frost-free freezer and will be placing it into my garage as this is the only space available. It appears from various internet sites that if the ambient temperature drops below...
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    Question about Electric Baseboard heating

    My house is heated via a HP system. There is one room in the house with a cathedral ceiling which leaks heat like crazy. I was thinking of adding an electric base board to supplement the HP system....
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    Are 80% furnaces going to be no longer made?

    My neighbor told me that a HVAC salesman told him the 80% gas furnaces will no longer be made after this year. Is this true?
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    York Service Bulletins & Recall Info

    Is there a website that wil show all of the service bulletins and recall information for York equipment?
  19. What do you think is a reasonable time for a HVAC...

    What do you think is a reasonable time for a HVAC contract to come back to top up the freon? Can the manufacture provide me with some assistance? For example, can the manufacture send out another...
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    Is a high efficiency gas fireplace possible?

    I was just wonder if it is technically possible to have a 90+ % efficient gas fireplace just like a gas furnace?

    Thanks
  21. Sorry to mislead everyone on this forum as this...

    Sorry to mislead everyone on this forum as this was not a new system install.

    My system had a leak and the HVAC specialist came out to address the leak. Let me explain what I observed. I...
  22. Installing heat pump during cold weather. Can it be done accurately?

    I had a HVAC specialist (with a refrigeration license) tell me that he can not accurately determine the amount of R410 to put into my heat pump system because it was too cold. The ambient...
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    If you have an 80% furnace in an enclosed furnace...

    If you have an 80% furnace in an enclosed furnace room (with a tube running to the outside for air), is this not somewhat equivalent to a seal combustion intake design?

    In the situation described...
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    I assume that a 2" line would be applicable for a...

    I assume that a 2" line would be applicable for a 90%+ furnace. What would be the size of the fresh air intake line be for a 80% furnace?
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    Sorry, I may have mislead you. I have a heat...

    Sorry, I may have mislead you. I have a heat pump. If in my area I am predominately in heat mode then am I losing a lot of conditioned air through the condensate line unnecessarily? Do I need a...
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    P-Trap on a down flow system

    I have a down flow system (ie: a furnace on top of an a-coil) and I noticed that it does not have a p-trap on the condensation line. Given that it is a down flow setup it appears the trap would have...
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    OK for Heat Pump to run continuously

    Assume that the house has reached its balance point (ie: heat loss through walls and windows = heat gain from heat pump). Can a heat pump and indoor fan run continuously without damaging itself,...
  28. Read light on Honeywell 8321 Thermostat blinking

    What does this mean?

    When there is a call for heat, my York 3-ton Affinity heat pump starts up. The HP stays on for about 60 sec and then it will shutdown and the furnace takes over. When the...
  29. Does a new roof change heating requirements?

    I just installed a new fiberglass single roof onto my house which previously used cedar shakes. The only other modification was the installation of 2 bathroom fans. I was wondering if the...
  30. The temperature in that room is lower than the...

    The temperature in that room is lower than the set point on the thermostat. By keeping the fan on, I am trying to maintain a more uniform temperture in that room. That is why I am on this quest.
  31. My duct work is in a conditioned crawlspace. The...

    My duct work is in a conditioned crawlspace. The furnace is on the 1st floor and pushes the heat down into ducts in the crawl.
  32. BigJon is correct. I don't have any duct...

    BigJon is correct. I don't have any duct insulation and it is unlikely that I could add insulation without spending big $.

    BigJon are you saying that I can't fix this problem (SOL) without adding...
  33. At the end of a call for heat, my HP is cooling my house!

    I have a York duel fuel system. The settings on my thermostat are as follows:

    1. Fan = ON
    2. Heat = 68F
    3. OD temp = 40F
    4. ID temp = 68F
    4. BP = 35F

    I placed a digit thermometer at the...
  34. How does the system (gas vs. HP) determine the need for heat?

    I find that when I have my dual fuel system's thermostat set for heat. The HP comes on more frequently per hour than when I have the thermostat set for emergency (gas only). Why does the call for...
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    Insulating my duct work

    What would be the best material to insulate my ductwork? Should I use the fiberglass insulation that is designed for ducts or Reflectix wrap?

    Thanks
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    No. I just noticed that the York website...

    No. I just noticed that the York website "advertises" an accessory called a Demand Defrost Control Board Kit:

    http://www.yorkupg.com/NewInfo.asp?id=765&t=r&PID=2

    Therefore, I assumed that it...
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    Are York HP's Demand Defrost?

    I purchased my York Affinity 3-ton HP early 2007. Is this HP a demand defrost HP or is it time based?
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    Exhaust fan and ducting

    If an bathroom exhaust fan is rated at 90 cfm and has a 4" duct, will the fan actual remove 90 cfm of air? OR is the duct too restrictive?
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    How to ensure the house does not depressurize

    I may home my range hood can remove 500-600 cfm of air. How do I ensure that the house does not depressurize and draw in cold outside air through the various "cracks" in my home?

    I don't have and...
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    What happens when the ducts are undersized? If...

    What happens when the ducts are undersized? If we assume that:

    1. The delta T for the furnace is 50F (across the heat exchange)
    2. The delta T for the HP is 25F (across the A-Coil)
    3. The...
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    Are you saying for heating a home, a furnace can...

    Are you saying for heating a home, a furnace can have more restrictive ducting than a HP. For example, the thermostat is set to 71F then the furnace has an easier time maintaining that temperature...
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    Sorry. Gas furnace vs. HP with gas furnace.

    Sorry. Gas furnace vs. HP with gas furnace.
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    Do you have to be more careful about restrictive...

    Do you have to be more careful about restrictive ducts (back pressure) for a HP system than a furnance only system?
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    I've had two different experiences. In one...

    I've had two different experiences. In one house, the HVAC system is an all electric HP system. It works great. In another home, it was retro-fitted with a HP and gas system that has had numerous...
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    Different duct designs

    How would the duct design differ between the following systems:

    1. A gas furnace only system
    2. A HP with a gas furnace

    Would there be any difference?

    Thanks.
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    Yah, he determined that the pressure sensor was...

    Yah, he determined that the pressure sensor was not working correctly. Thanks for your prior information Beenthere.

    Is there anything else he should IDEALY replace besides the filter and the...
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    How long should a vacuum be pulled?

    The installed indicated that he will have to take out the freon and repair the pressure sensor and then put back the freon. How long should the installer pull a vacuum before filling up the freon? ...
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    Yes, I do have a 4" pipe that goes from the side...

    Yes, I do have a 4" pipe that goes from the side of my house to the main duct return. It was there when I had my gas furnace and when I had my HP and new gas furnace installed the 4" pipe remained....
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    What I observed is that the output temperature is...

    What I observed is that the output temperature is 66F with the HP working and

    1. The air temperature entering the outdoor coil is 40F;
    2. The air temperature entering the indoor coil is 70F; and...
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    Beenthere. What do you mean by "unless the HP is...

    Beenthere. What do you mean by "unless the HP is shutting off on HPS"? What is HPS?
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