COMMUNITY FORUM

freeness

08:09PM | 01/20/04
Member Since: 01/20/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvhvac
My furnace runs for 4-5 minutes and then goes off for 7-8 miuntes and then goes on again. My thermostat tells me the furnance ran for 8/5 hours yesterday (30 degrees out) all in very short bursts. I'm pretty sure the furnace is oversized. It's 100 BTU's and my house is about 1700sf and the ductwork is very old. Is there a way to lower the BTU's or turn down the furnace output so the furnace runs longer? It's a Goodman/Janitrol GMP100-3 and I have a Honeywell programmable thermostat.

Thanks.

Andy

NordRhein

09:05AM | 01/22/04
Member Since: 01/08/04
7 lifetime posts
Repeated cycling can be a symptom of a heat anticipator circuit being off. AS opposed to a quick cycle where the furnace quickly heats the house and then it slowly cools. It may still be oversized but 7 minute cooling time at 30 degrees seems fast.

CIWS

11:11AM | 01/22/04
Being that the thermostat is a digital, the heat anticipator setting is factory programmed and should not have to be adjusted. This just hides an underlying problem. Check the location of the stat, is it close to a supply register? Try moving it just under or very near a return grille.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you're on the fence (or on a budget), there’s always the old standby—paint. A change in color can have a huge impact on... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2