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    Blower motor fan noise

    Recently I noticed that the blower motor ? on my Lennox heating air handler was whining a little bit. Not bad, but noticable. When I removed either the door to the coils or the motor, the noise went...
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    Batteries are ok in the thermostat, and I do have...

    Batteries are ok in the thermostat, and I do have the thermo programmed to go on in the morning and off at night. But, for examples, the first time I turned on the ac for this season it took a long...
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    delayed start for ac

    My second floor air conditioner (Trane 2 ton about 10 years old) frequently does not start up until 5 or so minutes after I set the thermostat to cool.
    Once going it is fine, and cycles properly, so...
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    Thanks guys. That clarifies things. I...

    Thanks guys. That clarifies things. I appreciate your opinions.
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    Not a good comparison. My light bulb...

    Not a good comparison. My light bulb manufacturer will tell me that the average lifespan might be 2500 hours, and a failed lightbulb in mid winter may not be much of an inconvenience. Let me...
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    Hot Surface Ignitor lifespan

    I have a Polaris PG1034 that has been problem free in the 5 years that I had it installed as a replacement for the notorious Lennox Complete Heat.
    Last fall when I had my annual service I asked the...
  7. O years as a Lennox Tech. 11 years as a...

    O years as a Lennox Tech. 11 years as a homeowner living with a
    Lennox HM 30 and 5 years with a Polaris PG 34 150.
  8. Polaris is ok

    I could not agree with 2nu2no that the HM30 was a disaster since I had
    4 of them replaced over a 10 year period. But the HM30 is a Lennox, not a Polaris, and the Polaris that replaced my Lennox...
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    Polaris maybe?

    I had a Lennox Complete Heat for about 10 years and it was constantly malfunctioning, and if you look at the links on this site you will find others who had problems with this unit. Lennox did...
  10. As someone has noted, there is no standard time...

    As someone has noted, there is no standard time to change the filter. For example, with a very mild summer here in Maryland I have had my a/c on for only two days. I know
    that I should not use the...
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    82 degrees!

    Is this a retirement home ?
  12. Thread: Cozy Grate?

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    Cozy Grate

    Thanks for the links. So as I see it now, the advantages to a full insert
    are efficiency and a pretty good look (if you don't want it to look like a traditional fireplace.) Negative is the cost....
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    Cozy Grate

    By a full insert do you mean something similar vermont castings box that would go inside the fireplace? I suspect that this would be efficient, but why wouldn't something like a cozy grate also be...
  14. Thread: Cozy Grate?

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    Cozy Grate?

    Since I have some firewood from a couple of big oaks that went down last year I am considering purchasing an insert to heat part of my house. On line I have seen the site for a Cozy Grade Heater,...
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    500 hours

    Like you, I have a thermostat that indicates the hours that the blowers have been running. My rule of thumb is 500 hours, and in doing that I have found that my filters are still reasonably clean...
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    Look at the source

    Well before all of you wet your pants because of what the nasty govment is doing to our liberties, look at the source of the article and you will see that it is for the most part a reactionary rag...
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    Ducky

    Seatonheaning:

    The Donald Duck sticker on my car is getting old and I understand that
    the Disney company will not let the U of Oregon use Donald for thier logos.
    What a shame.
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    Ceiling fan/heater

    I, like many who have written to this site, have problems with keeping
    a second floor bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, warm in winter. And so I resort to a portable electric heater. But I just came...
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    Next time make sure that you get a dog that's...

    Next time make sure that you get a dog that's Traned !!
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    Could it freeze?

    Since the weather has been so cold here in the Mid Atlantic and there are stories of water pipes bursting I am wondering about the worst that could happen to my system. It is a Polaris gas fired...
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    other material

    What would Seattle Pioneer suggest as an alternative material for
    stoves? I ask since I am considering putting one in for next winter.
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    Running time

    One variable that none of the posts address is running time. While the rule of thumb of changing cheap filters every month or other filters every three months is fine, it ignores the differences in...
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    Banging Lennox

    When I had this problem with my Complete Heat (this was the 3rd of 4 brand new CH's that Lennox installed) the solution, according to my repair slip, was to replace the combustion motor and gaskets. ...
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    Pictures

    Posting this many pictures for a group such as this is like putting a chihuahua in a pit bull's cage!
  25. Thread: motor

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    Got an estimate to replace my 2nd floor coil...

    Got an estimate to replace my 2nd floor coil (split system), new drain pan, and some minor stuff (capacitator, switch to shut down a/c if pan line blocked); I told the contractor (who has been...
  26. Thread: AC confusion

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    So let me clarify this. Are you saying that the...

    So let me clarify this. Are you saying that the 13SEER
    coil in the attic is compatible with the 10 SEER outside unit?

    And what about the issue of the availability of a 10seer
    coil?

    ...
  27. Thread: AC confusion

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    When my 2 story house was built in 1987 it had 2...

    When my 2 story house was built in 1987 it had 2 heat pumps for a split system. When I bought the house in 95 I had a Lennox Complete Heat installed. Lots of problems, of course (4 completely new...
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    This a forced air (natural gas) split system, so...

    This a forced air (natural gas) split system, so that the complete heat water runs through coils in the basement and attic. My real question is, will the Polaris be any more reliable than the...
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    My Lennox Complete heat crashed again and the...

    My Lennox Complete heat crashed again and the HVAC company that I deal with said that the solution will be to
    replace the unit with a Polaris, which, as far as I can understand, is similar to the...
  30. Thread: Thermostats?

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    So now I have about 1/2 of you saying that the...

    So now I have about 1/2 of you saying that the Hunter is no good and the other 1/2 saying that they have had not problems with it (I think I'm in that camp but have just ordered a Honeywell). Maybe...
  31. Thread: Thermostats?

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    Connection between circulator and thermostat. I...

    Connection between circulator and thermostat. I have a circulator on my Lenox Complete Heat (Lets not go there, please) with a split system. 2 floors. Circulator pumps the warm water to the attic...
  32. Thread: Thermostats?

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    Honeywell CT3300

    Has anyone had experience with the Honeywell CT3300 which is inexpensive and also has a filter monitor. About this monitor, it seems much more logical than having to change the filter every 1 or 2...
  33. Thread: Thermostats?

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    Honeywell 8000

    Price is $XXX according to the site I checked. A bit too steep for this Scotsman!

    http://www.my-smileys.de/smileys2/033102sor_1_prv.gif (No pricing, due to site rules )


    [Edited by jultzya on...
  34. Thread: Thermostats?

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    Had a problem with my circulator pump recently...

    Had a problem with my circulator pump recently and the tech said that it "could" be the thermostat. I have 2 Hunters that have been in for about 10 years and I've had no problems. One of the things...
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    Thanks for your diagnosis Tech and comments about...

    Thanks for your diagnosis Tech and comments about the board, which, if I remember, has been replaced once. I'll mention this when the man comes tomorrow. Furnace is a Lennox HM30/150. Since I got a...
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    It's a natural gas furnace. Lenox complete heat,...

    It's a natural gas furnace. Lenox complete heat, but let's not get on that topic. !!
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    This summer when I turned on the air conditioner...

    This summer when I turned on the air conditioner to my second floor (split unit) the air was warm. Called my a/c
    contractor and after checking the freon he went to my attic to check the air...
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    The blower motor on one of my split system...

    The blower motor on one of my split system blowers is now
    about 20 years old. Had the tech check it last season since I thought it started up a bit slowly, but he said it was ok; I am wondering if...
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    As a homeowner I have had 2 Hunter thermostats in...

    As a homeowner I have had 2 Hunter thermostats in my house for the past 8 years and have not had any problems with them at all.
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