How to stop cold air from dropping to basement with a/c on?
Close the basement door off.
How to tell if your a/c ductwork needs to be sealed?
If it's not already sealed, then it should be sealed.
How to test to see if condensation pump is working or clogged?
Pour some water in it.
How to vent kitchen exhaust system through attic in cold climate?
Just like in any other climate, but insulated.
I am attempting to replace my current thermostat with a Trane XL824. After reviewing the wiring instructions I am having a hard time determining exactly how to wire this thing. This thermostat seems to have more than one option for each of the wires so I'm a bit confused. I have attached a picture of the old thermostat with its current wiring and a picture of the new thermostat's terminal connections. There are literally 15 pages of optional wiring diagrams in the manual just for a heat pump, which we unfortunately have, each covering different configurations, various air handlers, etc.
Leave Rh to RC jumper in place. connect red wire to RH or RC, yellow wire to Y1, orange wire to O, green to G, Black to C, and white wire to W1. Then read the install manual to set up the thermostat for proper operation.
I shut off furnace but still making loud noise.
What kind of noise? And please stop eating these beans!
In a single story building, if your supply registers are installed in the floor, what type of furnace are you typically using?
Up-flow furnace in the basement or in the crawl space or down-flow furnace if it sits on the first floor.
Is condensate water from heat pump poison?
I do not think so, but beer is much better!
Is it safe to place insulation over an air handler?
Is there any heat loss through bath fan?
Yes, of course! Learn how to reduce in on this page or below.
Make a furnace plenum out of what?
Sheet metal, ductboard.
Need to increase indoor temps to 88 -95F. Got a nasty VOC issue and I need to do a bake out. I'm in central Texas with temp in low to high 90s with dew points between 69 -73.
Want to get the indoor temps up before using out side ventilation to keep indoor RH<60.
Question: Can I run the heater of my heat pump when out door temps are in the low to mid 90sF. My starting indoor temp will be in the low 70s at about 45 - 50 RH. I'm concerned about damaging my heat pump.
If you can run heat strips without running compressor there should be no harm done. Otherwise, don't heat in hot weather with heat pump. In hot weather, if you need to heat house up but keep humidity low, turn off a/c, leave windows closed, and rent a beefy dehumidifier used to dry out structures after flooding events. The building will heat the house due to solar gain from roof, windows, and walls.
Should condensate pump have water in the lines?
Yes, it should. In some older models, it must.
Should I get a window unit for room above garage?
Well, try to contact me first on this page.
We have a ceiling register that is over our bed and at times we want to completely close this while we sleep. However, this is a standard home depot register and when it is closed it whistles loudly (when closed, you can visually see cracks so you know that the air is going to leak through, similar to all the other registers that came with the house). Are there any registers that completely seal off the air flow? Simply get a magnetic vent cover to block a metal heat register. You can find these at hardware and other assorted stores. Before purchasing, check the size, quantity and thickness or other features. If it fits the register precisely, simply align it and slap it in place, over top the vent. Usually it will require trimming with scissors. Unscrew the register, place it on top of the magnetic material, and trace around it for a cut guide.
What a material needed for adding a flex duct to an a/c return?
Tap-in collar. Just like one on the right.
How to calculate offset situated between two existing ducts?
Find an answer to this question here on this page.
What are you supposed to set your air on to conserve energy?
Buy my Energy Saving Edition and find it out for yourself.
What causes fart noise when ac kicks on?
Just pull your dog out the duct.
What causes whistling in ductwork?
Lack of returns and/or supplies, undersized ductwork, oversized heating or/and cooling equipment.
What does it mean when you hear a popping sound from your furnace room?
It probably is your gas popping, call to an HVAC company, it could be dangerous!
What exhaust option should I use for my microwave?
There are quite a few of them, check them out on this page.
What happens if your basement doesn't have cold air returns?
It won't be heated properly.
What is a fresh air intake?
There is enough info on this page or below.
What is ductwork in basement?
Just look at the big metal thingies hanging off the joists - they named it ductwork!
What is ductwork replacement?
Well, it is just ductwork replacement.
What is equivalent length of 4-inch 90 degree galvanized duct elbow?
What is minimum distance between exhaust duct and fresh air intake?
What is the best way to cut heat duct for basement?
With a pair of snips. And you may use two types of the snips, just look at the right.
What is the life expectancy of ductwork under a house?
It depends on the level of humidity, insulation and condensation.
What is the proper installation of supply and return registers?
You can learn it in Chapter 52. Registers and Grills Installation from my Ductwork Installation Guide e-book or below
What is the recommended gauge material for laundry exhaust duct?
What should the furnace fresh air intake look like?
It's insulated duct run from exterior to the cold air duct.