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Does it actually terminate in the duct or just run through it. (bad enough)
Just a homeowner here. But the obvious question is did they manage to damage your return ducts in such a way you are pulling in gunk from the attic? I use 4 inch media filters and can easily go six...
I haven't read all the posts here. Everybody's talking about costs. The real issue is comfort. Here in California, we have low humidity and cool nights even on the hotest days. If you leave your...
We need a professional to comment on this, I'm just a homeowner, but what about a hydronic loop of a few baseboards fed from the water heater? Since you have a crawlspace below there is plenty of...
suggesting you leave it on.
Because then you will maximize the amount of heat that is efficiently produced by the heat pump, and use less resistance heat. Well at least if the temp is above 25. ...
I'm just a homeower here in California. But nobody seems to want to be very helpful so I thought I'd share my 2 cents. I have bought numerous systems for homes I've owned but have not had a PTAC...
I live here in San Jose too. What you do have to realize that in a mild climate, while the steady state needs to keep your house warm might be slight, if you want to turn the temp down...
Why not move the thermostat?
An open upstairs hall will always be a little warmer.
If you want/ need to cool the hall more you need to add a supply
duct. But you still probably want to move the...
The vast majority of water heaters in my neighborhood which was built in the mid- 60's are in interior closets. When I said vented, I didn't me the flue.
The flues go up through the roof. But they...
I was aware of ovens
not having safety devices. Since kitchens tend to be frequently occupied, a pilot
that's out would be discovered quickly. But furnaces and water heaters are put
is as a homeowner to homeowner. And I don't know the difference,
I'm not in the trade.
It just shocks me that any furnace would not have a safety device that
shuts the pilot...
You've got to be kidding.
I'm not in the trade, but have seen a lot of gas appliances in
my life. Never saw a pilot light without a thermocouple and the
need to hold the button down when...
Lindy I'm a homeowner ( an electrical engineer )
But your question is simple enough.
If you have an old furnace with a pilot that stays lite all the time
all it might...
Thanks for the quick reply.
I hope you are doing something for the 4th today.
I'm going to the San Francisco symphony concert and
fireworks in Mountain View.
Been There, I would like your opinion on a similiar possible code
I have a situation with a return duct that was installed to try and
improve my high static. I guess I wondered all...
Just so all the rest of you out there can see how lucky you
are. These are the socialistic electric rates in California that
increase exponentially with use. This is why google...
I know the pros on this board all are in the business of central A/C.
I have central A/C now, but have lived in a number of homes that
were made quite habitable by a couple of window units. ...
They say it saves the same as carpooling once per week.
1 gallon of gas generates 19.4 pounds of CO2.
(See how easy it is to generate a...
on the solar panel for the A/C.
Actually the solar panel to cool the Prius sounds like it might make
When I lived in AZ and got into cars at 170 degrees all the time it
You say that I turned the green movement into how much I can save on my electric bill.
I think Lennox turned the good intentions of people who want to be green into how much money they can make on...
without a fan, not evaporator.
You can see I'm not a HVAC guy.
One quick formula (sorry):
2.2kW grid-tie system - does it...
They say that they offset carbon - but compared to what?
An evaporator without a fan? A SEER 8 system?
They want you to spend $3 to $4k for something that generates
190 watts only when the A/C...
carlb23 I agree entirely with your technical assessment.
Its a clever marketing trick to appeal to the do-good or be
with it instincts of customers who don't have a clue about
I'm here in the Bay Area, but lived in L. A. years ago.
L.A. can flirt with frost, but just barely. I don't think anything in an attic
in L.A. has any danger of freezing.
Very Dangerous Situation
The sounds you are getting may be from condensation inside your walls!
See the link I put in the last post.
If this vent is near the bedroom you may wake up dead. ...