When you turn the heater on should the outside unit be running?
Yes if you have electric heat and it is a heat pump. A heat pump is essentially a AC unit that reverses itself to rejecting heat indoors or outdoors.
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Let's start with the pump first: . The pool pump needs to run long enough each day to filter all ofthe water in the pool at least once. Twice is better. Three timesor more is wasting electricity. Some people will debate thesenumbers, but they are a good rule of thumb and an excellent placeto start.… . So, first calculate the number of gallons of water in your pool(G). Next, find out the flow rate of your pool pump in gallons perminute (F). Last, divide the gallons, G, by the flow rate, F, toget the number of minutes you need to run the filter to turn(filter) all of the water once. . For example, if I have a 5000 gal pool and a pump rated at 25gallons per minute, it will take 200 minutes (or about 3 hrs and 20min) to filter all of the water once. Multiply the time by 2 if youwant to turn the water over twice (6 hrs, 40 min). . Next the heater; . You can spend a lot of time trying to calculate the timerequired to maintain a certain desired temp each day, but thenumber of variables (desired water temp, min and max air temp,cloud cover, wind, geographic location, time of year, etc...) makeit very difficult. . I would suggest that you start with the heater on for an hourper day and then add an hour each day until the water temp reachesthe desired temp. Then, you might have to adjust slightly backward(subtract 30 min) to keep it at that temp daily. . Pool heaters typically have a thermostat control that preventsoverheating and waste of energy. They will generally cut-in whenthe water temperature drops by 1-2 deg.C below setpoint, and thengo into standby mode when the desired water temperature is reached. . If you have your heater in the same circuit as your filtrationpump set, then the available hours to heat your pool are limited bythe hours you determine which may be insufficient in mid-winterdepending upon heater capacity. . If a separate heating circuit is provided, then just leave theheater on standby mode and it will self-determine when to operateproviding water flow is present. . Heater capacity, climatic factors of wind, sun, ambient temp,etc. and decision to use a pool blanket will affect the number ofhours that you need to run your heater. . The first answer above is all well and good if you can get thewater particles to all line up for you so they will all go throughtthe filter in the calculated time. In my experience, waterparticles are notably uncooperative in this regard. . It's completely unnecessary to run all of the water throughthe filter, especially if you have a chlorinator or brominator(automatic chlorine or bromine dispenser). A good rule of thumb is:if the water looks clear, it's just fine. . The pump on my 18' X 36' pool (about 25,000 imperial gallons)runs twice a day for 3 hours each time. It's never been a problem. . As for the heater, in general, you set it for the temperatureyou want and, as long as the pump is actually running, the heaterwill automatically turn on and off as needed to keep it at thattemperature...just like the furnace in a house. For my pool, thegas heater I have will raise the temperature by about 1/2 degree F.per hour. Unless your pool is outside in the winter, thetemperature should not vary too much between the times when thepump (and therefore, the heater) is on. . By all means, get a pool solar blanket to keep the heat in whenthe pool is not being used. You're trying to heat the pool...notthe back yard. The heater answer is simplest, so let's look at that first. Howlong should a pool heater run daily? As needed. The bottom linequestion is: how warm do you want your pool? Once you determinethat need, the heater will fire as needed. To conserve energy &cut costs, turn the thermostat down to maybe 78 or 80 degrees F.(about 25 C). Keep the pool exposed to as much natural sun bycutting back overhanging tree branches, etc. Finally, as has beennoted, use a solar blanket or one of the liquid solar blankets(about 75% as effective without the hassle of taking it on or off -Ecosavr solar fish or the Solar Pill are 2 products available). . When it comes to running the filter, the answer needs to look athow much use the pool gets (more swimmers equals better circulation& less dead spots in the pool) as well as environmentalconditions. . The bottom line questions for the pool owner are: how clean doyou want your pool? and how much work do you want to perform? Ifyou want to minimize YOUR work, then the filter system will need torun longer. If the filter system is running more, it is doing moreof the circulating and debris removal than you would be. Wetypically recommend a minimum of 8 to 12 hours DAILY as long as thepool is open and running. The pool owners with the best lookingwater and the least amount of pool water problems are those poolsthat are filtered/circulated/treated 24/7. . In order to conserve electricity and therefore costs, having awell running timer, running 3 time periods of 4 hours eachperiod at 3 separate intervals daily acccomplishes severalthings: 1 - keeps the water moving (after the filter shuts down, ittakes roughly 4 hours for the water to become "still"); 2 -provides the "turnover" to properly filter as much of the water inthe pool as possible: it typically takes about 4 turnovers tofilter 98% of the water in the pool (remember those dead spotswhere there is minimal or no circulation); 3 - saves money byoperating during "off peak" electrical hours (usually at about a30% or more savings) - most pool owners can schedule about 8 to 10of these hours during "off peak" times. (MORE)
Turning on Christmas Lights . I turn mine on during Thanksgiving weekend . I live in the Chicago area, where a lot of people put up their lights in October, before it gets bitterly cold. Some people turn the lights on as soon as they're up, but the majority of us wait until at least Nov. 15. Tr…aditionalists wait until the day after Thanksgiving. And, even if they're still up after Jan. 7, don't turn them on! (MORE)
Should there always be water on the ground after you turn the car off from running your ac unit if no water on the ground does that mean theres a problem its a 1991 Chevy cavalier?
Answer . When an AC cools the air, moisture from the air condenses on the cold evaporator coils. That condensate drips from the coils to a catch pan and drips out the bottom through a specially designed drip tube. If the air is too dry to give up any moisture to condensation you MAY not see any c…ondensate drip out of the AC. If the air comming out of the AC in your vehicle is comfortable, don't worry about the condensate. (MORE)
Answer . Until the desired temp is reached, or you want to maintain the desired temp, a pool heater is going to run and consume gas.
Answer . The outdoor unit only runs in the AC mode(unless it is a heat pump). If you have the system off and the fan on, \nthe outdoor unit should not be on. You can run the indoor fan only without harming the system.
Why does the air condition and heater blower motor run when air condition and heater and ignition are turned off?
Answer . Depending on the way the vehicle is wired, it could be a bad ignition switch or a stuck relay. You'll need to look at a wiring diagram to find out how power is supplied to the blower and AC system. Then go backwards to find out what's on that SHOULDN't be.
Answer . It May Be A Good Idea To Turn It Off As Long As It Remains Near Full It Would Be OK. Just Incase Turn It Off. That Way The Top Element Will Not Be In Open Air( Not Covered With Water ). Which Will Cause It To Burn Out. Also When Water Is Turned Back On. Turn On The Hotwater & Let It Ru…n To Remove Any Air That Might Be Trapped In Tank. Then Turn It Back On. (MORE)
Should an ingound pool filter be run at the same time as a pool heater or can you just run the heater alone?
Answer . Heaters are usually plumbed in after the filter. The pool filter/pump is what circulates the heated water.. Ans: The heater will not work or fire if the pump is not running.
Answer . I asked that question when I got a new air conditioner and was told that it is a circulating fan. This is what it is supposed to do.
What is wrong when thermostat is turned off and outside unit is still running for hours and the line on the unit is frozen?
This condition can badly damage your compressor outside by what isknown in the profession as liquid refrigerant slug back. I stronglyrecommend you cut the breaker off to the unit outside until thereason for this situation is found and fixed. As for the problems cause itself. There are a multitude of…conditions that could exist that would cause this. I will name afew but no way can I go into all I've seen in the field. . 1, And most Common cause is the contactor points are arc weldedshut and can't release to open the compressor and condensercircuit. If you do find your contactor points for outside unit arearc welded closed then look for what caused it to. Mostly you willjust find the coils outside are really stopped up or fan motor runsintermittently and shuts off by internal overload until cool enoughto cut itself back on for awhile which makes the compressor loadsever and amp draw extreme. Also rapid short cycling due to a low pressure or high pressureautomatic reset switch. Look for loose or inadequately sized wires that supply the unitsmain power as well. Just because a unit run load amps may beadequately handled by smaller feed wires doesn't mean that wire canadequately supply the very large amounts of currents to start up.This creates low voltage and surprise ! ( extreme contactor pointsarcing ) during the few seconds of motor start up initation. Also weak, or shorted run capacitors or also start capacitors ifyou happen to have it on your system. . 2 most common reason,,,, Shorted thermostate wires orimproperly installed thermostat. . 3 most common reason,,,, Outdoor condenser unit is wired wrongand is bypassing the thermostat control function to shut it off forone reason or another. Note: Be careful! (inductive loads) such as motors can knock youclean back to last year or worse so ( BE SURE THE MAIN POWER IS OFFCOMPLETELY) You may need a good electrician to give you a hand hereif you are even remotely baffled by what I've just told you. (MORE)
Answer . The size of the breakers depends on the voltage.. According to the NFPA electrical standard (USA),. if the two heaters you describe are "120 volt plug-in" then they are not allowed on the same circuit. Two circuits are needed.. The largest general use circuit allowed for 120 volt rec…eptacles is 20 amps and this will not handle your two appliances.. An exception may exist if they are hard wired to a dedicated circuit, or if they are 240 volt. (MORE)
Should the air conditioning copper lines be run from the inside unit to the outside without splices or are splices acceptable inside finished walls and between floors?
Answer . The refrigerant lines should be as short as possible and preferrably without splices.
is it really run ning or is it possible that you have a heat pump system and it is the heating portion of the system operating?.
no sounds like your wires are crossed at your thromsthat Answer If you have a heat pump system, YES the compressor should run. You can find out if the system is a heat pump usually by looking at the thermostat. Heat pump thermostats usually have "Cool-Off-Heat-Emergency Heat" on the system switch.… Another way would be to feel the air coming out of the outside unit when the heat is on. If the air coming out feels very cold, then it's a heat pump. even if you have a heat pump, the only way the in door unit should be producing heat is if you are all electric if you are gas the heat pump should lockout to prevent the persure from getting to high causing the indoor coil to blow up. (MORE)
Why does car heater turn on about 5 mins after car is started The colder the car is parked outside the longer it takes for the heater to turn on.?
Answer . If it is a LUXURY type vehicle- heaters are designed not to turn on until water temperature is warmed to the point of producing heat so they do not blow cold air into passenger compartment. The colder it is outside the longer it takes to warm the water to produce heat
According to this web site: http://www.homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/95/950904.html shading your AC unit makes little difference, if any. Here's the deal, you save money if the air an AC unit pulls in is cooler--the unit doesn't need to expend as much money cooling the air to the des…ired temperature. So here's the problem--shading the AC unit does not cool the air that it is drawing in. AC units draw in a very large amount of air and shading the AC unit shades only a very, very small portion of that air. So that very, very small portion of air is cooler than the air that is out in the sun, so you see very very small savings. But the vast majority of the air drawn into the unit was not in that shade but for a split second and does not benefit at all from the shade on the unit. So unless you have so much shade that a significant portion of the air drawn into your AC unit comes from that shaded area, then shading your AC unit will make only very little difference to the efficiency of the unit. \n. \nEven more, there is a danger in shading an AC unit that the shading material may block airflow to the AC unit. Blocking airflow to the unit reduces its efficiency. For this reason it is probably best to just not shade the unit at all--the potential problems associated with shading a unit (blocking airflow) are greater than the potential benefits of shading the unit. (MORE)
The inside fan blows air through the ac coils to cool the air. Itshould be on a separate breaker or fuse circuit from the outsideunit. See if there is a fuse box on the side of the inside unit andcheck the breakers in the house main breaker box. Also standquietly beside the inside unit and listen fo…r the fan motorrunning. If the motor is heard running then either the fan drivebelt has broken, or the ac coils are clogged preventing air fromflowing. (MORE)
How often should a home's central ac unit cycle on and how long should it run for during each cycle on The unit is only cooling the downstairs of a home and is set at 80-82 degrees Its 97 deg outside?
Not very often. probably every hour it should come on for about 20 minutes if that.
What should you do if your heater is blowing cold air when you turn it on on your 1999 Ford Expedition?
Sounds like the common blend door failure on the Expedition. The problem is either with the heater core not getting hot, or the blend door not diverting air through the core. The heater core is difficult to change on the Ford trucks. They have it buried in the plenum box and you have to remove th…e steering wheel, steering column, dash, evacuate the refrigerant system, drain the radiator, and remove the plenum box to get to the core. Replacing the core is easy, getting to it is a day's work. The Expedition is particularly difficult to get to. It is almost above the transmission tunnel and well buried behind the dash. The Expedition uses the same plenum box as the F150, so any information on that system applies to the Expedition/Navigator. You need to be sure that the heater core is really the problem before tackling this job. If you have a pool of coolant on the floor, you'll have to go after the core. If the problem is lack of heat, there are some things you need to eliminate before tearing into the truck. You need to make sure that coolant is flowing through the core. Check the temperature of the heater hoses going into the firewall when the engine is cool and see if they warm up together as the engine warms up. If both hoses get hot at about the same rate, this is a good indication that coolant is flowing through the core. You can also remove the hoses and flush the core with a water hose splice from Home Depot and a water hose. Water should flow unobstructed through the core. If it appears that coolant is flowing and you don't have obvious leaks, the next step is to check the blend door. This door controls the air flow through the heater core and failure is common on Ford trucks. When the door breaks, it can block the flow of air through the core and kill heat and will also have an impact on AC. If the system seems to work intermittently, it's a good indication that the door is broken and rattling around randomly blocking or opening the passage to the core. For diagnostic information on how to check the operation of the blend door and a cheap easy fix, check the heatertreater listing on Ebay or the web site at heatertreater.net. The dealer fix for the blend door is basically the same procedure for replacing the heater core, so it will be expensive. The HeaterTreater alternative will solve the problem at a fraction of the cost and work and is well within the capability of the average shade tree mechanic. (MORE)
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Temperature will not damage unit. If a/c is needed during periods of low ambient temperatures controls should be added. The added controls will simulate normal temperatures by cycling or modulating the condenser fan motor to maintain proper condensing pressure/ temperature, etc. These are common on …equipment, server and cellular site equipment where the a/c load exists even when it is -40 outside.. lc (MORE)
The heater core is basically a small radiator located inside your car. If your "real" radiator isn't working quite as it should, then the heater can carry some of that load. Then if you turn the heater off the engine will run hot when it's only got the bad radiator left to cool it.
You are constantly running out of hot water and have no room for bigger water heater what should you do?
Take shorter showers, or get a tankless, "on-demand" water heater that heats the water as you use it.
Should the outside fan of an HVAC unit turn on when the heat cycle is on or does it only operate when in the AC cycle?
the fan on the condesenig unit (out side part) of a hvac system will only run when you are in the cooling cycle, unless you have a heatpump , then it will run in the heating cycle also
Does it have the correct amount of refrigerant, are the compressor valves good, is the indoor coil plugged.
The problem is probably outside. Can`t tell you much more than that from here. The condenser unit outside was not running. I checked the circuit breaker box and found the 220 breaker had been switched off. Turned it back on and now it's running and I'm getting cool air.
You can turn the temperature of the AC up but if you turn the fan part of the AC up "high" or "low" it will only make it colder.
You can take your ferret outside, but they should be leashed at all times and vaccinations are up to date
What is wrong with the air conditioning unit if it is running outside but no air is blowing in the vents inside?
The blower motor is not working due to a bad motor, broken blower wheel, or capacitor. It could also b due to a very dirty evaporator coil or simply a very dirty filter
Sounds as if you capacitor is going bad or perhaps the contact is not pulling in i would check voltage on both sides of the contactor to verify this
Split unit air conditioner outside unit not running. Inside comes on - air blows not cold - outside unit buzzes?
the buzzing is probably your contactor. there are two 18 gauge wires going to your contactor coil the two wires will follow your line set out of your house and into AC to the contactor coil. usually red and white. or blue and yellow. make sure you have 24 volts with your volt meter (T-stat must be c…alling for cool). make sure you have 240 volts going into line side of contactor(L1 L2). there should be a run capacitor or two. usually a silver duel capacitor it will be round. is it mushroomed at the top? do you have voltage on both sides of contactor and 24 volts to contactor coil when thermostat is calling for cool?. and no voltage at capacitor or it looks mushroomed, you have a bad capacitor. the best way to test one is with a mircrofared tester. less then10 bucks to replace it will have a number ie. 35/5 uf if it is a duel. make sure you get the same one. if you don't have 24 volts to contactor coil or if contactor isn't pulled in. your problem is in the t-stat or funace. if you don't have 240 volts going into line side of contactor you have a tripped breaker or blowen fuse somewhere, or high pressure cutout needs to be reset due to dirty condenser.(usually only on Rheems) if you have 240 at line side L1 L2 and 24 to the contact coil but no 240 on T1 T2 of contactor you have a bad contactor which i would replace anyways since it sounds like it's buzzing. they are about 10 bucks too. let me know if this helped I'm pretty sure it's your capacitor. the capacitor if it's a duel will have three different terminal circles. C, fan, and Herm. C is for common it goes to the common wire on the contactor either a red or yellow wire. fan uses the wire coming from the fan and herm uses the wire coming from the compressor. (MORE)
It is cheaper to heat in the morning than in the evening. You could heat all night to wake up to a rainy day. Best to heat 3-4 hours before swimming.
Outer fan cools condenser coil as well as compressor. Even though the cycle is turned OFF the compressor needs to be cooled continuously.
What would cause a home air conditioner and heater to run at the same time when turning on the heater?
IF THIS IS NOT A HEAT PUMP SYSTEM... COULD BE; thermostat connecting(calling for) heat and cool together. connnection problem in wires- or bad thermostat. find wiring diagram for t-stat, read up on checking voltage in thermostat in the heat-or cool mode. they are separate. does t-stat have se…parate 'heat-cool' mode. in other words- do you have to switch to heat mode-or cool mode. if it is a heat pump--ask again with that stated in question. (MORE)
If you suspect a problem you`re probably right. Call someone before you find yourself in a real mess. Nobody here can really help you.
No, that is just for cooling. The heat from inside is transferred to the outside unit and removed by the fan.
Which direction should the fan blades turn on the outside HVAC unit fan motor removing the hot air from the unit or blowing air into the unit -All Electric Heat Pump?
Without seeing the unit it`s hard to say with absolute certainty but most are air out.
If they kept running away they would just get in more trouble than if they just turned them selves in. More specifically they did so in order to claim self-defense in Johnny's killing of a Socials gang member named Bob Sheldon. Johnny knew that if he stayed on the run, the other Greasers would st…ill be scrutinized by the police, and Ponyboy wouldn't have a chance to succeed in life. Johnny was willing to face the consequences in order to continue protecting his friends. (MORE)
Outside wall is going to be the coldest, has the windows that let cold in. For comfort, you want the heat on the outside wall. ( To add to my fellow compatrons statement ) You should consider placing them under major window areas on outer walls with major drafts through the windows as well. Windows …are one of your very largest areas to deal with in heat load calculations and should always be adressed with vigor for drafts. (MORE)
You can, but you don't have to. If no hot water is being used it will not come on that often and will just keep reheating the water in the tank. Is there any chance of the water in the tank freezing? That would be a reason to leave it on at least at the lowest setting.
I always left the solar cover on the pool except when I was swimming in it. The solar cover provided enough heat so I did not need to turn on my heater. If the heater pushes the solar cover aside, remove the solar cover from that part of the pool.
If your air conditioner is running outside by not blowing cold airinside through your vent, your indoor coil is frozen. You will needto turn everything off and allow the unit to thaw out.
There are a few instances that will allow ( I am assuming when your saying inside unit you are referring to the the circulation fan for your building ) the inside unit to run. Check the "mode" on your thermostat. Is selected to auto fan? this will allow the the fan to run continuously regardless if …the air conditioning is cooling or not . If the thermostat is switched to the heating mode the furnace will be operating and the air conditioning unit will remain inoperative while the furnace mode is selected. Is the inside unit running and no cool air is being produced while the air conditioning mode is selected ? Contact your HVAC&R technician to trouble shoot the unit. (MORE)
depends on what you mean by covering. if the unit is shaded with no restriction of air flow in any way the answer is yes. that simple.
Because outside it is natural warmth and because outside it's free where as inside it's closed up together
Yes. A hot water heater will heat your water to a desired temperature (adjustable dial on the water heater itself) then when it cools down it will fire up and reheat the water. it doesn't 'have' to run at night. you could turn it down to its lowest setting (which it'll still run) and save energy. bu…t you will have to turn it up in the morning and wait for it to heat your water for your morning shower. (MORE)
What is wrong with central air unit when you turn it off and it stays on but the outside unit is off?
Is the whole unit running or just the fan? My thermostat has the option to run the fan only at all times and also runs the fan when the temperature gets too high (or low) in the house.
Yes if it is set to heat indoors but if it isn't than go get it checked out by a qualified AC technician.
Running the AC compressor uses horsepower, and the truck does not have enough to overcome the loss.
An A/C unit is not required to run a furnace. You will want to make sure there are no gaps or missing equipment.