Greetings, as I sit by my nice warm woodstove which we purchased due to our inability to have the repair guys fix our furnace, and our inability to trust them any longer; I am glad that I found you. I'll try to cut to the chase here - we've had repair guys out throughout 2011, say 5-6 times... maybe 9-10 times... They've replaced parts, done this & that, rewired this or that, cleaned my system and my coils, yet still, my problem exists. Last time when they came out it was July, my pump fan no longer spun and the guy came out and flipped a switch, now it spins... Sometimes... But not like it used to (by this I mean that the entire running of the system is DIFFERENT from the way it used to run when all was well). Still however, the problem is not fixed and I have hot/cold air and ridiculously high heating bills so we bought the woodstove. Their last claim was that they needed to pull my coils all the way out and deep clean (weld/unweld & clean). We no longer trust them.
Once upon a time we had a great system. The pump was awesome and slowly heated the home. Running it at an even temperature, the home was warmed with low cost. That was some time ago... Now ever since the remodel... Life is very different. It started in December of 2010 when a wire from the thermostat was accidentally cut during the remodel. It caused the heater to blow a fuse. Guy came out, replaced the fuse, heater was fixed. One week later, yellow wire from thermostat came undone (during remodel) and when they came to fix it, wires were so taunt that instead, the guy rewired things. Didn't need yellow, had an extra brown. HE went around to the pump, the furnace, the thermostat and rewired things. Told us that the heater would run differently. THIS IS WHERE WE THINK THE PROBLEM IS but they don't agree and they never put it back. They say there is NO DIFFERENCE. But the guy said it would cycle differently Man oh man. We had them out in February to clean the furnace (after the remodel) and they did. Nevertheless, this new problem of the furnace blowing warm AND cold air persisted. They told us, the AC runs while the heater is on. (OH THIS IS NEw...) We paid for some parts to the pump and they supposedly fixed it. NOPE. They came out and did something else -- I think -- and still not fixed. NOW by this time, I seem like the crazy person and they disbelieve me -- they come out for free by this time... (I pay for parts) and I borrowed a digital heat thermometer thingie and I RECORDED the temperatures. NOW they believed me. The heat came out of the vent increasing increasing increasing decreasing decreasing decreasing (so on and so forth) it was a roller coaster. They suggested they might bring out some sort of data thing to find out what was wrong but they never did. They brought out a remote heater thermostat and the first two-three days it was great; but then back to the normal BAD rollercoaster. Finally in July the pump stopped spinning and the guy flipped a switch. HE TOLD US that the problem is with the coils that they need to be deep cleaned. We could no longer trust them. It would cost us approx $$$ for that, so we bought a certified woodstove w/pipe (used) for that price.
Sometimes we need the heater. We almost always have it set at 66 degrees so the house will maintain that temp if the woodstove goes out. So to get my heater to take us up to 67... IT BLOWS hot/COLD/hot/COLD same story.
We have the Bryant MODEL FV4ANF005
R410A is the puron thingie
I WOULD LOVE TO GET YOUR help/advice so that we can set the next repair men going in the right direction.
Thanks so much!