RUUD Silhouette II

______________________________________________________________________ I have a problem (I think) with my furnace/central air. When I have the thermostat on off position, every 165 seconds or so the furnace makes a grumbling noise in the bottom unit; it’s like clockwork, but its pretty Continue reading RUUD Silhouette II

discharge line temperatures

______________________________________________________________________ We are having a discussion on discharge line temperature Is there a way to tell what the discharge line temp/liq line temp. should be at a given outdoor temp.? Since most manufactures don’t give guide lines for charging a Continue reading discharge line temperatures

system pressures

______________________________________________________________________ i have residential split unit that does not cool well and runs for long periods. my suction pressure is about 80. what is normal pressure? Replies: Xenos Webmaster “Re(1):system pressures” , posted Mon 30 Jun 23:53 ______________________________________________________________________ 80 sounds Continue reading system pressures

Zoning options

______________________________________________________________________ Have old house with cast radiators. They are served by special reducing Tee’s which divert some water off of the main 1″ line to the radiator and back again. I have three main lines serving several radiators each. I Continue reading Zoning options

ac/heating unit outside is squealing

______________________________________________________________________ my central heat & air unit outside will start making a squealing noise after it’s been on for a few minutes. Is there a quick fix for this? Replies: Xenos Webmaster “Re(1):ac/heating unit outside is squealing” , posted Wed Continue reading ac/heating unit outside is squealing

WHICH BRAND BEST?

______________________________________________________________________ I”m a homeowner in search of some honest answers by professionals not motivated by the possibility of selling me a high dollar system I don’t need. I presently own a 2000 sq.ft. one-story brick home in north Texas(Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex). Continue reading WHICH BRAND BEST?

“am i close???” , posted Mon 7 Jul 22:00 ______________________________________________________________________ i’m not sure if this is right,,, the outside air temp is much cooler today and also very humid …. yesterday was hot and dry.. todays number’s Hi= 190= 98 Lo= 64= 37 temp Lo= 50= 13 (need’s to be higher??) temp Hi= 75= 23 (need’s to be low??) so did i put too much in or not enough??? this weather change screwed me up… Replies: Xenos Webmaster “Re(1):am i close???” , posted Mon 7 Jul 22:11 ______________________________________________________________________ All else being equal I like can live with those numbers, I wouldnt add any more refrigerant. As you can see slight changes in charge, outdoor temp , indoor temp, air flow make changes in the refrigerant pressures and temperatures the best way to charge is always to weigh it in. Getting these numbers to where you have them are close and you still have a decent margin for error. Xenos. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. coolin “Re(2):am i close???” , posted Mon 7 Jul 22:43 ______________________________________________________________________ thank’s Xenos on a hot dry day will the number’s change and if so,,, do you have a rough idea what they might be??? Hi= Lo= Temp Hi= Temp Lo= Xenos Webmaster “Re(3):am i close???” , posted Tue 8 Jul 15:40 ______________________________________________________________________ The system pressure and temperatures will change but the amount of supper heat and sub cooling will stay in the same area and thats what were looking for. Xenos. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. coolin “Re(3):am i close???” , posted Mon 7 Jul 22:56 ______________________________________________________________________ quote: ______________________________________________________________________ the best way to charge is always to weigh it in. ______________________________________________________________________ could you explain this weigh in,,,, haven’t quite figured that one out yet.. thank’s for all your help,,, your a life saver.. :-) clk here Xenos Webmaster “Re(4):am i close???” , posted Tue 8 Jul 15:37 ______________________________________________________________________ Stated on the unit will be the factory charge listed as a weight. Remove the refrigerant evacuate then using a refrigerant scale weigh in the amount of refrigerant listed. Ie. 4.5 lbs Xenos. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. coolin “Re(5):am i close???” , posted Tue 8 Jul 16:59 ______________________________________________________________________ thanks… :-)

Bees nest removal

______________________________________________________________________ Hi, For removing the bees nest under our deck, the rates are ranging from 95 to 125$. I find it too expensive, are the rates ok? Thanks. Replies: xenos111 “Re(1):Bees nest removal” , posted Sat 13 Jul 01:30 ______________________________________________________________________ Continue reading Bees nest removal

Outside fan & compressor cycling fast

______________________________________________________________________ My Ruud heat pump will cycle the outside fan & compressor at a rate of about 0.2 second off, 1 second on when the temp falls below 32 overnight. I can’t clear the problem by turning the system power Continue reading Outside fan & compressor cycling fast