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I just noticed a leak around my air vent the attic was dry

I just noticed a leak around my air vent the attic was dry and was wondering what could cause this there is water stains around the vent

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Phil

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Degree, Mech Engr Technology

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How do I set the temperature and check to make sure it's

How do I set the temperature and check to make sure it's heating? Model If80-224JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: How do you set the temperature first?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes it's my neighbor heater he just moved in! New system but no instructions where left for him.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: thats it

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Phil

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Degree, Mech Engr Technology

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Our original 2 story house is 78 years old. We added a

Our original 2 story house is 78 years old. We added a Master Bedroom (MBR) Suite (24 feet X 18 feet) over the unheated one car garage. It has 3 exterior walls. The whole house (except for the sunroom which has hot water heat from the same boiler) is on steam heat. The problem is that the MBR is cold. There are 3 radiators in the MBR: 2 in the bedroom and 1 in the bathroom. They have new large size vents. The thermostat is in the first floor living room which is on the opposite side of the house from the MBR. It can be 8 - 10 degrees colder in the MBR. What can we do to get the bedroom warmer? BTW, the full basement is very warm. Thanks, Janet

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Rick

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I have a zone air conditioner and heating system. I live in

I have a zone air conditioner and heating system. I live in Houston Texas and have a 3 story townhouse about 2000 square feet....problem is both heating and air conditioning sytems do not heat or cool the first and third floors properly - it appears no air is flowing into the bedroom on the 1st floor but it is flowing into the 1st floor bathroom. There are no other rooms on the 1st floor (except for the garage that is not cooled or heated). The third floor is always hotter when either the heat or air conditioner is on when it is really cold or hot outside (like 30 degrees or 85 degrees trying to heat the house to 70 degrees or cool the house to 75 degrees. I have a maintenance contract and they recommended I get the ducts cleaned, install a bypass duct and get a new heater (it is about 16 years old.) I hardly ever use the heater and was provided no reason to replace it other than it is 16 years old. I have had the evaporator coil replaced 3 times over 16 years and this seems like a lot to me. I had the condenser replaced about 8 years ago. They said a bypass duct would fix the uneven heat/cool problem but my research indicates a zone system should never have one and it is extremely expensive to install. I would like to know who is the best person to look at my system. I think a compete diagnostic should be done to see if the dampers and thermostats are functioning properly. They said there was some mold in and around my unit and is the reason they suggest it be cleaned. Your thoughts?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: By best person I mean an HVAC service or structural engineerJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: I changed the filters after he left which was about 5 weeks ago. I also noticed some black soot on my floors - all three levels 1, 2 and 3.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: NoJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Can't think of anything

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D.E. Anderson

Industrial Refrigeration Service Manager

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My thermostat is located in the downstairs hallway, roughly

My thermostat is located in the downstairs hallway, roughly in the center of the house. it is set to 67f. Upstairs the actual temperature is 88 and downstairs it is reading an actual temperature of 63. What could be causing this variance?

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Rick

Supervisor

26,954 satisfied customers
17 year old CG boiler. Worked good until now. Keep getting

17 year old CG boiler. Worked good until now. Keep getting air in the system so it doesn't put out proper heat to the house. Service tech power bled all zones and put on a new auto vent on top of the expansion tank manifold. The furnace cycles on and off like it should.JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: gas fired boiler. I don't know of any filter. Thermostat is set to 80 but the best it will do is get it up to 66 degrees in the house.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I've had service guys to house 4 times. And they are reputable and good but can't seem to find the answer why it keeps getting air. We've discussed maybe the seal is leaking in the circulating pump. Is that a possibility ?JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: This system is 58 years old. Meaning registers and piping. Furnace is 17 years old and never a problem with air getting into the system until a couple of months ago. Complete service was done to the furnace on the first service call trying to figure out the problem. And the expansion tank was replaced last year and seems to be ok. Hot on the top half and cold on the bottom half.

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Rick

Supervisor

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Will my Munchkin boiler still work of the municipal water

Will my Munchkin boiler still work of the municipal water supply to the house is turned off?

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Rick

Supervisor

26,954 satisfied customers
When I turn on a heater, will the outside unit suppose to be

When I turn on a heater, will the outside unit suppose to be turned on as well?I can't hear the air flow sound when I turned on the heater, but I can feel warm air came out from the vent. Is it normal?

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airheatman

Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor

6 years college

11,236 satisfied customers
Okay then. My heater works *sometimes.* For a few weeks. Let

Okay then. My heater works *sometimes.*JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: For a few weeks. Let me give you the run down....JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: My heater works well all day, then at night, at some point, it stops working. Most mornings, I turn the thermostat off and then back to "heat" and it fire up. Less reliably lately, but it still mostly works.JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: I have been through the entire system and even replaced the thermostat (I didn't like the old one anyway.) I am not getting a code from the control board, I've re-seated all the thermostat wires to the control board and confirmed that the control board is getting the call for heat from the thermostat. (the fan runs for 90 seconds when I plug the furnace back in.)JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I can't be entirely sure that this isn't related to another issue I had a few weeks ago. It appears that the blower motor capacitor finally gave up. In that case the controller board gave me the code for limiter switch or flame roll out. I traced it back to the capacitor (the fan wouldn't start when called for) and it tested out of spec. I replaced it. Blower works great.

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Phil

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Degree, Mech Engr Technology

10,616 satisfied customers
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