A friend of mine who owns a HVAC repair/installation installed a 5 ton
compressor that's 2 stage. But it is connected to a variable speed
blower/heater. I'm not sure that it's working correctly. I've tried calling Ruud
a few times just for advice and they say I need to get in touch with whoever
sold the system to the supplier. I'm hearing it using only 2 speeds of the
inside blower. I also noticed the same thing this winter--that it ran on high or
low, and the thermostat tells me the length it has run on HIGH and LOW
speeds....not saying anything about the variable speed fan..
How do I know it's set up correctly? Why did I buy a variable speed heating unit
and only use 2 speeds??
I'd like some advice if anyone could give it to me! Is there someone I can call
and talk to? I hate complaining to my friend that installed it!
I'd not complain to him, but there is no harm in asking for an
explanation of how it is working. Technically, if it changes from high
to low it is a variance.
You must have a huge house in the desert to need 5 tons.
On Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:14:06 AM UTC-4, DanT2590 wrote:
Unless the thermostat is some super smart one that's made by the
furnace manufacturer and required, it's not going to know what speed
the fan is running or have any way of indicating it. And that's the
kind of thermostat you want, a smart, easy programmable one that works
with any system, not some proprietary expensive one that you can only
get from the manufacturer. I recommend the Honeywell VisionPro series.
These furnaces have settings that control things like max blower speed,
which speeds it uses for heat and cooling, etc that are set with dip
switches on the control board inside the furnace. First, I'd find the
exact model of the furnace. That may require pulling the door from the
burner section or the blower. On mine I think it's in the burner section,
on a label. With the complete model number you should be able to Google
and find the specs which will tell you what kind of blower it has.
two speed regular motor
two or more speed ECM motor that is more energy efficient
And with the model number, Google for the installation manual. That
will show the switch settings for all the options. They are not always
available, but Ruud/Rheem is sold by some of the online houses that will
sell gear to anyone and they may have it.
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