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Marvin Windows Casement and Stationary. When its 0 degrees outdoors in winter, I keep the indoor heat at 70-72, humidity down to 32%, ceiling fans running vents open and not blocked to window, crank covers off. I've put 3-5 coats of gloss polyurethane varnish on effected areas of window wood window glass trim and wood sills. They are double paned windows. MW said there's nothing they can do.They are 11 y.o windows and the corners of the sills are molding. One pane frame rotted out completely. Our builder has the same problem in his home with his Anderson windows. A friend of mine had the same problem with the same MW windows as mine. What can I do?

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  • Try setting your thermostat between 72°F and 78°F. Each degree setting below 78°F will increase your energy consumption by approximately 8%. As you can see, that can add up to a lot of money over a year.
  • Inspect and clean both the indoor and outdoor AC/Heating coils. The indoor coil in your air conditioner acts as a magnet for dust because it is constantly wetted during the cooling season. Dirt build-up on the indoor coil is the single most common cause of poor efficiency. The outdoor coil must also be checked periodically for dirt build-up and cleaned if necessary.
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My Mistral MSS25 has stopped blowing hot air, it's only 6 degrees and it's friday afternoon before a long weekend! Is there anything I can do to fix it before someone can come out here next week to lo


No heat pump will put out much, if any at 6 degrees.
A heat pump is an air conditioner that reverses cycle via a reversing valve that re directs the refrigerant flow in the unit, in ac mode,
heat from indoors is rejected outdoors in the heat mode the heat from outdoors is rejected indoors.
The system does this by evaporating and condensing refrigerant.
For the refrigerant to be "boiled" or "change state" from a liquid to a vapor a temperature differential must exist, meaning the heat from the outdoor air must "boil" the liquid refrigerant.
For this to be possible the liquid refrigerant must be colder than the 6 degrees ambient or it will not boil anything.
For a refrigerant used for AC to be that cold the pressure will be in a vacuum for most refrigerants temperature pressure relationship.
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not effective, at this temperature outside drops a degree lower it further degrades the heat output .Power companies that finance Heat pumps typically will install an outdoor thermostat to prohibit the 2nd stage or electric heat strips from coming on until it is 40 or below outdoors, at a certain point well before 6 degrees a heat pump should be ran on the emergency heat mode which is the heat strips and the fan. Since 1500 Watt electric heaters are available at Wal-Mart for $20 the best alternative in this situation would be to buy a few of them.

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Make sure the indoor filters are clean. The outside unit will continue to run until the indoor reaches the temperature you have selected. Dirty filters can throw the temperature out. Its common for outdoor units to freeze up when on heating mode if the ambient air temperature is below 5 degrees Celcius.. The machine should however, defrost itself. There could be a problem with one of the pipe or air sensors on the outdoor unit.

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Charging an air conditioning system


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How to set humidistat for different seasons.


Vick, depending on the season and the humidity level in your home, is what determines the setting. For example, in the winter you want to maintain at least a 40% humidity level in your home. It will feel more comfortable, the heat will feel warmer and it will help keep static electricity at bay. In the Summer, you'll want to remove as much humidity as possible, as this will make the air feel cooler. If you have ceiling fans in you home, run them Clockwise at the highest speed you can tolerate. The more wind chill you generate, the cooler the air will feel and you won't have to set your AC at a lower temperature. Thereby, saving money. In the winter, run the ceiling fans Counterclockwise on the lowest speed. This will take the heat off the ceiling, wash the walls and bring it back down.

Clockwise and Counterclockwise are determined by looking up at the fan blades. Also, reversible ceiling fans have a switch on the side (where the pull chain is located). Generally, switch-up is Counterclockwise and switch down is Clockwise.

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I have a goodman self contained heat pump that is 3 and 1/2 years old. I wake in the night to hear what sounds like the fan runnning and running and running and air moving thru the vents. Then I will hear...


Heat pumps are a very efficient design when working properly. But lose efficiency the colder it gets outdoors. I usually tell people when it drops below freezing to turn the thermostat to aux or em. heat. A heat pump can remove heat from 20°f air. But not very well. More heat at 30°f air, obviously, and so on. So the colder it is outdoors, the longer it will operate to remove heat from outdoors. And then, if it can't keep up, it brings on the electric heat elements to compensate. Now you are running both outdoor and indoor heat. This is where it's inefficient and costly. Also, the outdoor will start to freeze up. This is normal unless you can see a substantial amount of ice. The heat pump will engage defrost mode, cycling on the electric heat indoors. And defrost mode is actually cooling mode! The reversing valve in the heat pump switches to cooling mode, cycles off the outdoor fan, and defrosts for a set time or temp. So now your electric heat is engaged, and your indoor coil is a COLD coil! Not hot! Very inefficient. These 2 things are why your elec bill is higher in the winter. So it makes sense to me, if the elec heat is going to be on anyway, to move the tstat to aux or em. heat, when it's going to be below freezing outdoors. This will turn off the heat pump and use elected heat only. The only down side to this is, if you don't have enough elec heat to keep you warm, you may need both heat pump and elec heat. So trial end error until you find what works. Also, have a qualified tech check the system for operation and efficiency. Hope this helps!

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Really not efficent to run a heat pump at those temperatures. Below freezing is not good for the compressor in the outside unit. The humidity in the house with the low temp. is causing the condensation on the windows to freeze. Kinda like an air conditoner does in the summer without the freezing humid air from the house goes over the cold a/c coil and the moisture condensates on the coil running down to drain pan. raising the temp. in the house and lowering the humidity should help. I would also recommend running the electric heat in low outside teperatures.

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