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Your Ductwork May Be Costing You Hundreds

Large duct leaks like this waste energy, cause indoor air quality and comfort problems. Most electric power companies have energy efficiency programs to help eliminate this waste of energy. North Carolina's 2012 NC Building Code requires that all duct systems be sealed and pressure tested.
Researchers at the Florida Solar Energy Center found that sealing ductwork in existing homes cut cooling bills by about a third!
Sealing duct leaks with RCD Mastic saves energy.
 

Its too cold in my house and my heat pump runs all the time.

When it is cold outside and your heat pump is not heating, and you can tell because you set your thermostat at 70 and it will only get to 67 or less, you might have reached a heat loss rate that the heat pump by itself cannot overcome. That is normal at very cold temperatures and that is why people have auxiliary heat in the form of electric heat strips or a gas furnace.
But maybe yours is not "kicking in".
I have found that a lot of folks think you cannot have auxiliary heat and that you can just remember to switch to emergency heat.

Bo Knows Furnace Blowers

Do not try this dyi this is absolutely a professional job. There are many safety considerations for working on gas furnaces!




Blower Motors again! I love working on furnaces! It is not always the same problem.

Case: Homeowner smelled burning and then no heat. They used a space heater to get by. It was very cold.

 I went under the house to check and this is what I found: The furnace board was blinking to indicate a limit switch activation. I opened door and but manually pushed the door switch to restart the unit blower motor only hummed I checked the Capacitor with my multi-meter to see if it was good It was rated 7.

Get a Cheap Wiring Fix and Enjoy Your Winter

I've been looking at a lot of dual fuel heat pumps and I'll have to say that the configurations are a puzzle to a lot of us. First of all, you're dealing with a heat pump. That means that the same unit is used for heating and cooling. You have a reversing valve that makes it like turning a window ac unit around and blowing the hot exhaust into the house to heat it. A clever idea and very efficient.

Q;Why does my heat pump have ice and periodically make groaning sounds?

A:: Not only groaning sounds, but the outdoor unit fan stops and the ice thaws.

Those are Gas Logs

Ok, I've got gas logs myself. There was a manual I could download from the model information. It told me how to service the unit and how it was supposed to work. I had a switch to the side of my bookshelf that activated the logs. There was a mechanical igniter that was used to create a spark,.I had to turn on the gas and light the pilot light. The flame sensor told the gas valve to stay open if there was a flame. The logs came on and created lots of heat, but the co detectors went off. Once the logs burned off the dust and particles, they did not set off the alarms.

Busy Summer

This summer has been very busy.Many people are replacing their ac's and heat pumps and we are winning most deals in competition. We have installed mostly Lennox, and also Rheem, American Standard, Goodman and Thermozone. Last week we put in two new  American Standard Heat Pumps in one day!!! Thank you my many clients, please be sure to tell your friends how much money you saved and the great quality. If your air conditioner is iffy, call BOJIFFY.

Overcharged

According to recent reports, there is an abundance of units that show symptoms of not cooling, freezing and so forth.The homeowner's ac unit or heat pump has actually been overcharged. If your unit is not cooling, we have instruments that can measure superheat and subcooling temperatures and make sure the unit is charged to manufacturer's specifications. Overcharging a unit can shorten the life. If your unit is cooling well, it does not need to have the refrigerant tinkered around with. It does need to be inspected, filters changed regularly, airflow checked, wiring checked, volts and amps, evaporator condensation clogs and leaks, and others. 

Adding Freon

Adding Freon

DuPont came out with a product called r-22 Freon. There are several manufacturers of refrigerant and it will be called r-22. Older units like mine use r-22.
Some of the ac's don't cool because not enough refrigerant, but there are other reasons that should be checked also. 
Like a couple of folks I visited had huge holes in their duct work.
Some coils have been dirty. 
I have seen airflow blocked because of plastic bags of stuff being place in front of the return air vent.

Maintenance Checklist

Maintenance Checklist
Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. Contractors get busy once summer and winter come, so it's best to check the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall. To remember, you might plan the check-ups around the time changes in the spring and fall.A typical maintenance check-up should include the following.
  • Check thermostat settings

When and What To Replace

When to replace and what to replace
 
From American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning FAQ (from website)
Q: I need to replace my air conditioner, but my furnace works just fine. Is it true they need to be replaced at the same time?
A: Think of your air conditioner and furnace as part of a total system. That system will work better, longer and more efficiently if all of its components are matched in capacity and efficiency. By the same token, a mismatched system—one that mixes old technology with new—could decrease system performance and overall comfort.