My system appears set to 3 cycles per hour, controlled by a setting in the thermostat. This unit has two serial numbers; Number 4989A11553 appears with the model number near the top of the name plate Number 3103-7015 appears on the bottom of the name plate in the lower right corner Was this unit manufactured in 1989 or 2003? Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here. This took care of the problem and we are back in good shape, thanks to a good, caring tech. I would never buy another Payne. Your photos below illustrate the interals of this floor-wall gas heater. Tel: 416 964-9415 1-800-268-7070 Email:.
How well it can maintain perimeter temps depends on house and duct system. We greatly appreciate your continued support. The more often that happens, the quicker the points will become pitted, fouled, and eventually useless. The model and serial number can be found on the rating plate of your air conditioner or heat pump. My wife and I are in escrow to buy a home. The Carson Dunlop Technical Reference Guide provides both equipment data tag decoding data and also manufacturer contact information as well as historical dates for many brands of heating and cooling equipment. It'll look something like the one you see above, although maybe not quite so decrepit as that one.
The contact points on the contactor can also handle it. Special Offer: For a 5% discount on any number of copies of the Home Reference eBook purchased as a single order. Burkhardt, McGraw Hill Book Company, New York 3rd Ed 1969. When the compressor starts, for a brief moment all of these surfaces have insufficient lubrication until an oil film reestablishes on these surfaces. Zip code is 92107, we just bought the house in October and haven't used the furnace, so no good data there unfortunately. I heartily agree with right sizing equipment and trying to obtain long run times for efficient operation and good humidity removal. Thanks Doc and Mark, the unit does look 3 years old, but I'd hate to miss the opportunity to educate myself.
Year of manufacture 2nd digit of the serial number. Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide. The equipment is made to do this, so well engineered, that equipment fails for some other reason than simply wearing out. They are also a top choice of rental property owners and homeowners who need to replace a heat pump before putting their home up for sale. Allison - nice topic, which as you know leads to others. To see specific details for your heater boiler, furnace, heat pump, etc you will need to know the brand and hopefully the model, then see Heating equipment data tags are usually found on the exterior of the heater, usually on its top, front, or sides. The raw combustion efficiency of a plain old tank heater is ~80%, and since you're already paying for the standby losses on the water heater, raising the duty cycle by putting that burner to use for space heating only increases net efficiency.
Field inspection worksheets are included at the back of the volume. Now, let's look at the oversized aspect Allison discussed in his blog entry above; how that comes into play concerning what I just discussed should be obvious, if it is true that oversized systems tend to short cycle. Special Offer: For a 10% discount on any number of copies of the Home Reference Book purchased as a single order. I have heard mediocre building advice guys say this. We also provide a to this topic, or you can try the page top or bottom as a quick way to find information you need. Find a new contractor who will talk about insulation, windows, etc.
Currently, there are just 2 Payne heat pump models, though that is expected to change as the company grows. If your heating system is not working properly, see or. The should have been a recall but now I think we need a class action lawsuit! If yours is an open floor plan odds are you'd get a coefficient of performance of ~4 or better during the heating season using a ductless split system, which would be cheaper to operate than condensing gas even if you sealed the ducts , and way cheaper to operate than a ~70% efficient gas burner located in an unconditioned garage. This separate article series gives manufacturer contact information, free manuals and repair guides, and more data tag decoding for just about all heating, air conditioning, and heat pump brands. Fully hermetic compressors with factory- -installed vibration Part 1 — General isolation. In the serial number, the first letter is the place of manufacturer. This look-up will not give manufacturing information for any other Weil-McLain product but boilers.
Don't get confused and don't think that because you cannot find the model and serial number on a label that the equipment has no data tag. Rather a large grate was provided in the building floor just above the furnace itself. Heating Motor Wire Unit Rise Range Speed Color --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Heating Rise Blue. Below we explain how we did that. That may attract comment from other readers who have similar products. Technical reference - the most extensive such document we've found. Check that all the insulation on the ducts is intact, and check for air leaks at the joints.
Not much consequence, of course, because this interval is quite short. I do not believe that either, but present it as a contrast to the other hypothesis. With the number of design days being far outweighed by the number of cooler days, I think we must accept that short-ish cycles are a fact of life we cannot escape. Selecting a longer minimum run-time fewer cycles per hour trades off against tighter temperature control when load is significantly less than capacity. Since 2002, the first two numbers of the serial number are the decade and the year it was manufactured. I wouldn't worry as much about replacement windows changing the loads as I would the potential to improve performance by fixing the duct system. ClimateMaster continues in business in 2015 as a manufactuer of geothermal heat pump systems.
Johnson, cycle settings affect the minimum run-time at part-load conditions. Some of these heaters have continued into contemporary use after having converted to oil-burners. The age of a heating boiler, furnace, or heat pump can be determined by identifying its year of manufacture that is encoded in the unit's serial number not the model number. The heat pump, made by Payne, broke down a couple of weeks ago due to the fan motor and capacitor dying. Frank Graham's no-heat diagnostic steps are still useful today and is provided free at InspectApedia. Indoor and Outdoor coils are computer- -designed for optimum heat transfer and efficiency.
Earlier models eschewed ductwork and instead fed heat into the first floor of the building through a large central grate in the floor immediately above the furnace. The serial number is a ten digit code that helps us identify the time the unit was produced, as well as the model number and many of the sub-components used on a specific unit. Included in the manufacturers listed are also makers of ancillary equipment such as controls, circulator pumps, etc. It will do more for comfort than a round of replacement windows that cost more. Smith heating boiler one of our readers provided the following from his boiler's data tag: H.