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Infrared gas heater not igniting when thermostat kicks back on. Installed this yesterday with no problems, but today it’s is not igniting the panels. You can hear the gas kick on and if you wave the air in front of it, it will cause it to ignite. Any ideas why this is happening?
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We got an estimate to have a dual mini-split installed (One up stairs, one down stairs). The contractor thinks 18k BTU (I agree) for each floor and has recommended the Carrier 21 SEER model. I was under the impression that one of these was around $4.5k installed, so I was surprised to find that for both he was quoting us almost 10K (with Tax). He was very hesitant to give price breakdowns, but did say labor was $1800 . . . so that leaves about 8K in materials/permits which doesn't add up to me. Any help on whats going on here or how to navigate it? Is that equipment just overkill? Thanks!
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The far bedroom is about 20-30 feed away from the heater, through two doorways, and I'm looking for a way to get some heat over there and away from our toasty ceilings. I've considered purchasing the factory blower and having it installed, but I've very hesitant to spend money on my (not great) landlord's house. Any thoughts?
We have a three zone system in our recently purchased house that had an extension put in around 1999. The original part of the house dates by to the 1800s but has been renovated heavily. The entire "old" part of the house (both 1st and 2nd floors) are one single zone, while the new extension is split into two zones. The old part zone is the one with the issue.
It seemed to get warm enough just fine until this recent cold weather spell we've had in the NE since this past weekend. I've turned the thermostat all the way up to 85 just to see if it I could get it to run continuously, and it never goes above 66 degrees F in that part of the house. The baseboard heat exchangers are warm to the touch, but nowhere near the almost-too-hot-to-touch temperature they usually are.
My FIL checked the zone valve and told me its open. Could I have a bad circulator pump? From what I can see, we have two, with one of them possibly for the old side of the house zone. Or is it simply I have a lot of air in the lines? Why would this have suddenly happened?