ok, my problem seems to be with the furnace fan constantly running

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its chewing up alot of electricity (1000 kw/h per month). should it be running constantly? if not, how can i turn it off? and should it be using this much electricity?
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Mr. Mark wrote:

<SNIP Cross-Post> That must be a large blower (big furnace?). Approx 10 Amps (@ 120V). Believeable though. The thermostat may have a FAN switch which is set to "ON", rather than AUTO. OR...the FAN/LIMIT switch inside the furnace is stuck On.
If electrical troubleshooting isn't your field, get a service type in.
Jim
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Well for info here:
ge 1/4 hp = 4.2a
ge 1/3 hp = 6.2a
ge 1/2 hp = 7.3a
ge 3/4 hp = 10.3a
So, this blows your theory of a blower motor not pulling 10A.
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Is your fan set to On not Auto on the thermostat, 1000 kwh is a bit high for a fan. what makes you think it is using 1000kwh
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On 23 Aug 2003 15:22:09 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Mr. Mark) wrote:

Damn buddy. Its your electric furnace. Call someone out to fix the problem and stop worrying your ass off. Bubba
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Mr. Mark wrote:

The fan relay switch contacts may be stuck closed --or on. First, disconnect the power. You could tap it lightly with the insulated head of a screw driver. Connect power, still run? Don't blame me if you brake it! Welded switch contact points won't release with tapping. Also, tap the furnace near the fan/limit switch. If either stops the blower, --set the fan switch to a higher shut-off temperature. If a defective switch, disconnect the power source, and replace the defective component. Don't electrocute yourself! If you don't know where those switches are, call a tech. -Darrell
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You have a furnace to keep warm and an AC to keep cool. There is a cost associated with that. Part of the cost, in a forced air system, is the fan. Professional HVAC engineers whose specialty was commercial units for office buildings and manufacturing plants, convinced me years ago that running the fan continuously, and letting the heat or AC cycle on and off as required, was the best way to operate a commercial or home system. They all ran their home fans full time. So did their servicemen. (In those days they were all servicemen, today they are probably service persons.) We have not turned ours off except for maintenance since. This results in more uniform temperatures throughout your house, plus your air is continuously circulating and filtering. You get used to the sound of the fan, and it is not objectionable. You are not aware when the heat or AC kicks in. There are no dramatic swings in the temp. And because your motor is not starting and stopping, it probably lasts longer.
Since yours has been running constantly for whatever reason, you already have these advantages.
SkyBlue
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On 23 Aug 2003 15:22:09 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Mr. Mark) wrote:

My thermostat has a 'fan on/auto' position. While on, it always runs the fan and while in auto, it may or may not be running the fan, depending on some safety controls. You likely have a safety control that needs some help from a licenesed ... yada yada yada.
Also, I had shut most of the breakers and was going in the attic doing some wiring when I noticed that something was drawing power while everything was shut off. Turns out that my a/c compressor has a crankcase heater that runs while the unit is off but breakers are on. But it was more like a $5/ mo drain.
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On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 17:30:10 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@oanet.com (Rusty) wrote:

Oh goody. A new resident wanna be idiot trying to give out info. Incorrect info at that. Bubba
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And he must live in a trailer at that...lol
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On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 18:25:31 GMT, "kjpro" <( kjpro @ starband . com )

Uncalled for slur on people who live in trailers. Nothing wrong with trailers, per se, so don't insult them. Don't be a bigot. Focus on the real issues.
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Why, thank you there, Scott!! :-)
I'm glad to see some of us can get it! :-)
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Well you, unlike Scott (& I'm sure many others here) that got the comment, are clueless!
I'm sorry if I offended you and ya buddy in dat thar trailer court!! How's dat fur ya?
(now that's a slur)
And as they say............if you don't like that..........BLOW ME!!
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suck dammit....don't blow

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On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 00:01:17 GMT, "kjpro" <( kjpro @ starband . com )

Why would I since you are so obviously unclean?
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Cuz, that is your mentality level!
Maybe you can suck me clean then!!
Till then fuck-off!
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At least if he blows or sucks you, he won't be able to bite. Everyone knows that those trailer trash people don't have any teeth.
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Bottom posting so everyone can follow: ok, I accept the possible rationale for the kjpro comment, but the snideness remains reprehensible ("lol"???). We all have to live somewhere.
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You live in a trailer too?? Just trying to understand your sensitivity! Greg
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On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 19:39:39 -0500, "Greg O"

And why might that matter, hmmm? You have a problem with trailers?
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