Heat pump Or gas furnace and AC unit which system to install?
Your location matters. If in Florida heat pump in more northern climes furnace & ac.
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We have central heat and air. Does the furnace blower unit power on for the AC system too or is there a separate blower?
Answer . There should be only one blower to move the air. The unit will have a coil for cooling and a heat exchanger.
air handler in/under house,level,wire electric,run drain pipe.condenser outside,level,wire electric.Pipe between the two with the proper line sizes.Pull vaccum on entire syste…m.Charge with appropiate freon charge.Wire t-stat.set t-stat to cool.Feel cold air blow.considering you did install the appropiate duct work needed.
Can a 3ton heat pump make up for an undersize ac unit and inefficient furnace for a 2000sqft 2story home?
Any air cooled heat pump is only effective down to around 35*F outdoor temperature. So your climate has something to do with what you are asking. In some areas with mild winte…rs possibly yes. But on the other hand since your heat pump will also be providing your cooling, 3 tons sounds a bit light to me for a two story 2000sf home. Best to get your appliances properly sized for your situation and climate. It sounds as if you`ve already been burned once with guesstimates.
The heat exchanger is the metal wall or tubing that is heated up when the burners are ignited. The inside of the heat exchanger allows the toxic flue gases produced from the b…urners to exhaust out through the furnace flue. The outside of the heat exchanger is where the cold air passes over, becomes warmed, and is blown throughout the ductwork of the home. The heat exchanger is the only wall separating the toxic flue gases from the supply air. If a crack develops in the heat exchanger, there is a potential for carbon monoxide gas to leak over to the supply side and be blown throughout your rooms. Carbon monoxide gas is odorless. The human senses will not detect its presence. . Ron Ferrara- DHR Mechanical Services, Inc.
need to change condensing units. from cooling only to heat pump
How can i find how much it cost to run a air heat pump in central Illinois compared to a gas furnace?
Find out what you pay per kWh, then determine the wattage used per hour of run time of the heat pump. Then multiply the two for cost of runtime per hour. Do the same with your… cost per therm (100 cubic feet of natural gas). Determine the input rate of the furnace in btu per hour (100,000 btu input would equal 1 therm used per hour of runtime). Multiply the two and you have your cost per hour of runtime. For example: at $ 1.00 per therm cost and an input rate of 80,000 btu or .8 therms, you would have a cost of $.80 per hour of runtime with natural gas. With a cost of 11 cents per kWh and a system that uses 15 amps, 15 amps x 230 volts = 3450 watts or 3.45kW, multiply that times .11 cents and your cost per hour of runtime is .38 cents. Lastly don`t forget to add in the wattage per hour of the electric strip heater you will need to go with the heat pump. Don`t worry about the power consumption of the indoor fan because you will need that to operate either one. Regardless of how the cost works out for you, I personally would not entertain using a heat pump in your climate.
I am assuming that by asking about a "heating thermostat" for a "furnace" we are not talking about air conditioning/heating units or about electric heating units (baseboard, w…all-mounted, etc.). If the furnace already has a thermostat installed then it is just a matter of replacing the existing thermostat with a new one. Heat-only thermostats can be obtained from home centers such as Lowes or Home Depot. They should be specified to work on 24-volt circuits, unlike those designed for 110/220 volt AC electric heaters. Replacement is simply a matter of removing the thermostat cover, detatching it from the wall, and disconnecting the two wires from the old unit. Connect the wires to the new thermostat and mount it to the wall in place of the old one. Be aware that some thermostats must be adjusted level to work properly - read the enclosed literature that comes with the new unit. If this is a new or replacement furnace that has never had a thermostat connected then there are several additional considerations. You will need to identify a location for the thermostat. This location should be on an interior wall, out of any drafts, and in a location such as a hallway which is an "average" of surrounding rooms. You will have to run 2-conductor thermostat wire (available at home centers) from the furnace to the thermostat. Connections to the thermostat are as outlined above. The connections at the furnace end depend on the type of furnace - passive hot air, forced hot air, passive hot water, circulator-driven hot water, steam, etc. These variations are beyond the scope of this general question.
That will depend on the cost (and availability) of gas in yourarea, when compared to electric costs. It will also depend on theclimate. At very cold temperatures (below 40 F) …the heat transferelement of an air/Freon heat pump does not deliver heat, and theless efficient electric heat kicks in. In a climate that has longperiods of below-freezing temps, a gas furnace may be moreeconomical to operate.
No, just find someone to install it "on the side". You will be able to get it installed for 1/2 the price
Could be a few things, the house being cold, a broken temp sensor, disconnect between the sensor and the furnace/pump.
Rule of thumb is 500sf per ton. 1500sf = 3 ton
They are more energy efficient. you would have to pay more for gas furnace and they have a short life span.
Philco air conditioning and heat pump units are made by NORDYNE, a company with more than 90 years of experience in heating and cooling. Units made by a major manufacturer …are all good; the critical difference is the installation. A good unit can perform poorly if installed incorrectly. Selecting a reputable contractor is just as -- or even more -- important than the brand of equipment.
It sets on top of the fire box and the plenum set on top of that
when you said gas furnace you said the answer. natural GAS
An A/C unit is not required to run a furnace. You will want to make sure there are no gaps or missing equipment.