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I only need natural gas in the winter to run my furnace. I have electric stove and water heater to try and save money. Even though I use no gas, The Gas Company charges fees that amount to approximately $30.00/Month. Before DeRegulation AGL didn't charge excessive monthly charges per month to maintain service. If I cancel service, I have cancellation fees and then in November when I sign up with another server, I have AGL hookup charges and charges by the Server to start Service. All Gas Customers were much better off with AGL who owns all the Gas lines. The Deregulation scam costs us dearly with no savings to the consumer from competition by the Servers. We at least need the ability to suspend service during the summer without paying monthly service fees while not using any Gas. Please let me know If I have any choices of suspending service or Canceling Service with disconnect & Connect Fees. Thanks, Joe Duncan

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Furnace kicks breaker as soon as I turn it on


You really haven't provided enough information to answer your question. Is your furnace gas, electric or some other type of fuel? However, anytime a circuit breaker **repeatedly** trips, it's a pretty good indication that some is obviously wrong and it's time to call in a professional. It's most likely to be a furnace problem, not an electrical problem, so call a heating & air-conditioning company, not an electrician. Possible money-saving tip: Try to locate an independent HVAC person, **NOT** one of the companies who spend thousands of dollars on advertising.

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While everyone usually remembers to change their AC and Heater filters, no one thinks about cleaning the heating or cooling outdoor coil. If you have an outdoor unit for heating or cooling, those coils need to be clean too!!

The principle of an HVAC unit is to remove heat or cold from your home to make sure you have a comfortable temperature inside.

If you have a gas furnace, your good to go in the winter. Make sure you change your filter every month and you should be able to keep your home at an nice temperature for you and your family. BUT, if you have an air conditioning unit hooked up to cool your house in the spring and summer, you need to do a little maintenance every spring to make sure you get the most out of your unit and save money. The same principle works for a heat pump, so i'll break it down for each unit.

1. An air conditioning unit that has a gas heater works just like it sounds. In the winter, your thermostat will tell the heater to turn on. You will have your burner running until the fan switch in the heat exchanger gets to the right temperature to turn the fan on. This is so you don't have cold air circulating through the house. Cooling on the other hand works a little different. If your thermostat calls for cooling, your fan will turn on right away and your condensing unit outside will turn on. What you AC is doing is removing heat inside the house and putting it somewhere else. That;s where your condensing unit comes in. The heat you removed inside the house is transferred outside where it is compressed and cooled through the use of the outdoor fan.

Now, imagine if this outdoor unit has dirty coil. You are no longer able to remove the heat from the house because it's not able to be removed because of a dirty coil. This means a huge loss in cooling capacity, higher running amperage on the compressor, and your electric bill being alot larger than it needs to be. I'll have the solution after I address the heat pump.

2. Now, the heat pump. It is basically an air conditioning unit that can reverse. In the summer, the outdoor unit will blow hot because of the heat it removed in the house. In the winter, the outdoor unit will be blowing cold because it is using the heat outdoors to add heat into your house. While this sounds weird, it's engineering at it's best. In the winter, heat is able to be removed from very low temperatures and your able to transfer heat into the house because you have a compressor in your unit. It does what it says. It takes a low pressure-low temperature refrigerant and compresses it into a high pressure-high temperature refrigerant.

Now, getting to the coils of both units. You need to clean the outdoor coil on both units every spring to make sure you have a clean coil. In the long run, this will allow the unit to expell the heat gained from the house and in the long run will add life to your compressor and save you money.

On the heat pump, you'll also need to clean the coil every fall. This is because if you don't, you could have a problem with freezing your outdoor coil. If you can't remove the heat from indoors, you will slowly turn your outdoor coil into an icemaker!!

So, based on what you have, turn the power off to your outdoor unit. Spray very good with a degreaser such as simple green and let it sit for about a half an hour. Then, grab your hose and wash out the coil. You'll be amazed what comes out. Let it sit for a coup0le hours to dry out, then turn the unit on.

This will not only extend the life of your compressor, it will also save you money in the long run!!

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Rv heater keeps running


Try cycling your disconnects a few times. Turn off the propane at the tank. Turn on the vent fan. Then turn on the furnace. Yes' I said turn off the gas and turn on the furnace. As the furnace tries to ignite "you will hear the spark" SLOWLY open the gas valve. I say slowly because the tank valve has a safety feature that stops the flow of gas if it is going to fast. By opening the valve slowly the gas will pressurize the line and the valve will stay open.
Here is the reasoning behind this. If your refrigerator, water heater or anything else gas was turned on while the gas valve was off the pressure left the line. When you turned the gas back on there was a rush that let the over sensitive safety valve kick out.

Some models have an electric safety valve connected after the regulator and it is controlled by the gas leak detector. If that detector is set off by anything..hairspray, Frebreeze, bug spray, silicone spray etc... it will turn off the gas at that electric solenoid. Clear the offending spray and reset the detector.

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Gas is going to cooking stove in camper. Stove lights. But can't get pilot to light for hot water heater. Don't smell gas coming to pilot area. Furnace is not turning on, but worked fine when...


Chances are good that the thermocouple is bad. It is a small probe that the pilot light keep hot. Take it out and get one at HDepot or at a RV store.

May 27, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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The emergency heat will not turn on in my system. I also noticed the emergency heat light does not turn illuminate on the Honeywell HZ322 TrueZone Panel even if the emergency heat button is pressed. The...


Yes, I believe you are correct concerning the circuit panel.

Regarding your heat pump not keeping up ...depending on what part of the country you live in, heat pumps are not the best thing to heat with. As you probably already know, once it reaches 32 degrees outside, the heat pump stops working and the electric furnace or heat strips come on to supply warm air. Frankly, when that happens, it's like turning on your kitchen toaster and blowing air across it with an electric fan. Doesn't sound to efficient does it. Plus, your electric meter is spinning like crazy and the power company is falling in love with you.

In my area (Virginia) most new home construction is now using what's called a dual fuel system. It's a heat pump, but it has a gas furnace backup for when it reaches 35 degrees outdoors. It's very, very efficient and a very comfortable heat. The gas furnace can run on either Natural Gas or Propane Gas.
In most cases this can be added to an existing heat pump system. The only thing necessary is the Gas Furnace, since you already have a heat pump and all the duct work. Could probably be added for a whole lot less than you''d expect.

The other option is to add a vent-free gas fireplace or vent-free gas logs, if you have an existing solid fuel burning fireplace. They are great for zone heating and/or supplemental heating. Plus, if you have a power outage in the middle of the winter, they'll still work, as they don't require any electricity.

I didn't mean to run own, but I hope all this helps you solve your heating problem.
Please let me know.

Rich

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When the new furnace is on, the stove flame is very minimal. Before we replaced the furnace, we could run the dryer, stove, furnace,and water heater at the same time. We have also changed propane dealers....


The "Service man" is correct! I'm totally shocked that it has worked for 36 years with a 3/8" line.

Frankly, whoever installed the line didn't know what they were doing. A 3/8" line will produce a substantial amount of gas pressure. But, it's not large enough to provide the volume of gas to carry all those appliances at the same time. On checking my REGO sizing manual, the minimum that you should have is a 1/2" line, for a run no longer than 40 feet. If it's over that, it should be a 3/4" line.

If you're running a high pressure 2lb system, you ca get away with a 1/2" line. However, every gas appliance will have to have it's own properly sized regulator to maintain the proper pressure when more than one appliance is running at the same time.

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When I turn on my furance or ac the blower is always on even though the fan is set to auto. When it is on heat it never gives off any hot air, so it never warms up the house. I had someone look at it and...


If this is a mobile home furnace they usually have a two stage gas valve. Generally they just have a delay in opening fully and are convertable from L.P to natural gas or vice versa. It is a possibilty that the gas valve is bad. If so it will have to be replaced. First I would have someone check your thermostat to see if that is what is causeing the blower to run . does the burner ever light? I wouldsuggest that you hire a service tech. who is knowledgable on intertherm furnaces. I don't recommend anyone who is not trained to change gas valves,because of safty concerns. I hope this helps you some. Thanks

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Hot water heater is natural gas type gas is staying on all the time burning even when water is hot it continues to burn. Not hot water tank is over 10 years old should I try to repair or just replace???


The thermostat is what is out of calibration...this is built into the gas valve. Unfortunately the part cost almost what a new tank does. My opinion is to replace.....today gas valve....another 8 years the tank...

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I want to be prepared to change my Carrier Furnace from Natural Gas to Propane if I need to.. I was told that their should be a little sack with a replacement jet hanging there somewhere. There is not.. ...


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OIL WONT WORK IN THE PLACE OF LP OR VICE VERSA!

And correct You can addapt SOME burners to LP. Check with MFG to be sure. SOme Burners are dedicated to 1 fuel only IE LP only or NG only.

The LP has no regulator needed at the appliance it is regulated at the tank regulator, or on some 2 stage systems at the inlet to the building.

11" - 13" water column is the range for LP

If you cant find any MFG to answer your question take the name off the GAS valve you use and any model number on the gas valve and attempt to inquire form those numbers as to availability of lp change over. IF YOU DONT FIND ANY MFG OR INSTRUCTION MY ADVISE IS EITHER REPLACE THE VALVE WITH ONE THAT YOU KNOW IS APPROVED. A safety warning here is worth all the money because you cant save enough on the price of a new heater to replace any body and very few houses. Keep in mind that the spuds or orfices have to be changed also and some burners require reset of the Combustion Air inlet.

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