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Your Ductwork May Be Costing You Hundreds
Its too cold in my house and my heat pump runs all the time.
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Better Business Bureau

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High Efficiency Furnace

Is it time to upgrade your furnace? Did you know that we replaced a twenty year old furnace with a new 96 per cent efficiency furnace. The old furnace had to be condemned because the heat exchanger was bad. It was first noticed when there was a flame roll out and the flame was yellowish insted of solid blue.

A 96 per cent efficiency means that 96 cents of every dollar of energy gets used instead of sometimes as low as sixty cents. The unit used pvc for the exhaust vent!!! Water is a byproduct of combustion and hot exhaust usually makes it to evaporate outside.

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.

Selling a house with a new heat pump or a/c

Looking back on my life's decisions, I will have to say that purchasing repos and reselling them was one of my most interesting experiences. I learned a lot. Some folks think a kitchen sells the house, and it does. Some say that the bathroom sells the house, or the staging of the living room. But I can say that a new a/c or heat pump will make the sale easier, quicker and you will feel better when you see the owners months later. Whether they say it and whether they know it, everyone wants their a/c and furnace to work and they often buy a home warranty to insure it. Remember, most new units have their own warranties!

What is going on with this furnace?

We have had some pleasant weather in Birmingham and I have finally got some time to write. I hope you all had a nice pleasant summer. I know many are suffering in this economy and I wish I could help more. I can give a good price and I can patch them up when we need to.

This weekend we installed a new system and I took the old unit to scrap heaven. But before I took it, I met with my number one scrap specialist....my son and EPA certified R.N. David. Well, we took this old furnace apart screw by screw and talked about every single wire, part, and screw.

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.