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My purge light is on? How can I get the heat on? I turned

My purge light is on? How can I get the heat on?JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: I turned the thermostats up and they don't move. The filter is new.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If I can get the heat on tonight-yes. If not, I will call my heating company Thursday.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have checked the breaker. It was on but I threw it anyway.

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Boiler running with thermostat off...triangle tube solo,

boiler running with thermostat off...triangle tube soloJA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?Customer: boiler prob not thermostatJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes+JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: dont think so

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Rick

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13 year old trane just went belly. looking at replacements

13 year old trane just went belly. looking at replacements and am finding the customer complaints discouraging.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 8 hoursJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: no, I'm 78 anf know nothing about refrigeration or heat pmps, but I am savey enough to know when a repair tosses off a $100+ a pound for 410a is scamming me.JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: Nah. It is blowing the circuit breater. We have a typicls service contract and had the repair out. He claims a couple of motor wireshave shorted. I didn't toss an ohmmeter at it to check.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I expect it may be at its end of life. We had it instlled new and it has been appropreately servived and cared for. He did suggest a repair at $2100, but I'm not even sure it can hand;le 410a pressures

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I have a double pole thermostat with 4 wired attached, 2 red

I have a double pole thermostat with 4 wired attached, 2 red and 2 black. The new programmable thermostat I got only has 2 wires , marked (w) for one and (rh) for the other. will this new thermostat work for the current wire set up? If so, how? Do i hook up the two red wires to the thermostat and then just hook up the black wires together like a neutral? Also the new thermostat says 120 or 240 if that helps.

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BillyHvac

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State Licensed Mechanical Contractor

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I just purchased my mobile home ad it has a Colman evcon. I

I just purchased my mobile home ad it has a Colman evcon. I am wanting o know how I can get the heat to work. I put it to heat and adjust temp it only makes a clicking noise but there is no heat.JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: Es on bothJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If ts something simpleJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: T has an electric pilot light

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Relay in my aqua-stat toggles continuously after completing

Relay in my aqua-stat toggles continuously after completing a heating-cycle, could the Honeywell L8148E aquastat be fried or just getting the wrong voltage from the Taco SR503 zone controller?

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Rick

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Trane xl181 stopped working yesterday. Checked

Trane xl181 stopped working yesterday. Checked breakers,replaced thermostat batteries. Still nothing. Took back off outside unit no led lights little green or red. I side unit flashes blue green seems to be 4quick flashes. Any ideas.2013 man .dateJA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?Customer: I can hear thermostat click but unit doesn't respondJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Is this unit still under warrantyJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Is it under warranty

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Phil

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Degree, Mech Engr Technology

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Yeah, my heater won't turn on. Checked the thermostat -

yeah, my heater won't turn on. Checked the thermostat - crossed the wires, checked the voltage into the furnace and on the flow motor (25V). All seems good but no heatJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: I bypassed the thermostatJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: in as much as I canJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Its a Bryant forced air furnace

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I just bought a single-wide trailer that was "remodeled"

I just bought a single-wide trailer that was "remodeled" inside. They say that the floor and walls were redone, and that the insulation was too. I have lived in here since March, and when the summer started getting closer, the house would not cool down and the "all in one" AC would run all day. I don't have the air handler inside the home. I kept it on 78 degrees at first, and noticed that it was running all day, from around 10 am, until 9 pm. I bought this trailer from the mobile home community, and have been complaining about it for months. I get home at 3pm daily, and I noticed the thermostat would say 87 degrees. So I bought a small 5,000 BTU window unit and also a 12,000 BTU portable on wheels unit to cool the living room, which has a raised ceiling. So I'm sure there is no insulation with the cathedral-like ceiling. I've had HVAC folks come out and they have stated that there is nothing wrong with the AC. It blows cold, but just doesn't seem to have enough "blow power" with the blower. They inspected the ducts in the floor, and patched up a few areas in numerous vent ducts. It still has not kept my home cool. The only time the trailer cools off, is if it is overcast all day, raining, or when the sun goes down. It's in direct sunlight all day. When the sun goes down, my house cools down to 76 in about an hour. And over the weekends, I set it to 74, since my girlfriend is here, and needs it cooler overnight. No issues cooling overnight at all. Will it help for me to have a bigger unit installed? I have a 2 ton unit right now, and they "suggested" moving up to a 2.5 ton unit. Is that going to solve the issue that I have with cooling? Will that unit push more air out of the vents to actually cool the house? Also, if I have a new unit installed, what do I need the HVAC guys do? What do I need to make sure to get done, so I don't miss anything, and they don't miss anything? Sorry for all the questions, just looking for "options". Oh, and my trailer size is 14'x80'. The unit intake is is by the back room, and the back room (master) has the AC unit right outside the windown. So that is the coolest part of the house, at all times. Just hate that my unit runs all day, and does not shut down for 13-15 hours straight a day. Thanks for your help!

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