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Old 01-04-2017, 03:04 PM
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Furnace or HRV issue???

When it is really cold out lately (like today) my furnace has a hard time getting up to the programmed temp. Is this an issue with my furnace or is it an HRV setting issue??

Both my intake and exhaust vents are clear of snow.

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Old 01-04-2017, 03:26 PM
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I would say it is probably your furnace. 1 or more elements are not coming on. If it is an older furnace, it is most likely a sequencer.
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When it is really cold out lately (like today) my furnace has a hard time getting up to the programmed temp. Is this an issue with my furnace or is it an HRV setting issue??

Both my intake and exhaust vents are clear of snow.

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If your HRV is running on low it will be hard to keep the heat up as well your humidity will all go away. Turn off the HRV and try to keep the humidity at around 30 %..
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i had a bad sequencer, two of the four banks were not coming on, thats exactly what happened. turn the thermostat up so that the furnace kicks in and what a few minutes (because sequencers do just that, turn elements on and off at different intervals to prevent brownouts) and check to see if there's 120v coming out of the sequencer. You'll have 120v on one side of the element at all times, the sequencer will give the other side of the element the other 120v (other phase of course). You can either just look for 240v across the element or unplug the sequencer to element wire (with the furnace breaker off or very carefully unplug the wire) and turn the furnace back on, wait a few minutes with the thermostat up so you know the element SHOULD be on, and check the output of the sequencer. should be 120v. if not, make sure the low voltage side of the sequence has the voltage it needs (usually 24v, i believe), if so, replace sequencer. At least...that's what i had to do...on christmas eve at 2:00pm, haha!
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[QUOTE=hounddog;752364]i had a bad sequencer, two of
Does khoss have a electric furnace?? If so you could be correct, if it's a gas furnace that would not apply..
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If you are talking intake and exhaust vents for furnace are clear then it is a gas furnace and could have the following possible issues: dirty flame sensor, dirty furnace filter, condensate not draining well enough, or defective thermostat. It says your in Petersfield. Was the house originally a cottage that was not really used during the winter and therefore the furnace is too small. There is probably a blinking led light that will flash an error code when there is a problem with the furnace. And if it is a gas furnace you can always call hydro to look at it but they (me) aren't able to fix all the parts on the furnace such as they fan, pressure switches, etc... What brand and model is it? I can possibly tell you the most common problems.
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the intake and exhaust were the HRV vents. If he is referring to those vents on the furnace, your right in your suggestions.. We'll wait to hear from him..
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Pretty sure khoss got this fixed up same day. Sequencer issue iirc. I'll bug him to post the outcome
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