Roth 1050 controller

Roth 1050 Controller to Honeywell AQ25244B

Boiler Controllers

Boiler controllers can be very intimidating, especially if you do not deal with the same controller all the time. To make matters worse we had a burnt out Roth 1050 controller (Tekmar) that provided zero information on the installers custom settings. The Roth #1050 was manufactured by Tekmar, Tekmar was a leading manufacture and provider of boiler controllers. That was until the industry they provided controllers to caught up to their technology and started to produce their own controllers at a much more reasonable cost.

Roth 1050 Controller

Burnt Controller

After removing the circuit board from the housing you can see under the blue capacitor a burnt spot, now in some cases you can have these boards repaired, unfortunately this board was beyond repair. And the very sad part is these boards are becoming scarce and very expensive. Our solution was to move to a Honeywell AQ25244B controller with a AQ25744B expansion panel. Honeywell is less expensive and readily available.

Burnt Roth 1050 Controller

Honeywell AQ25244B controller

Not only would the Honeywell controller replace the the boilers Roth 1050 controller it would also replace the 2 Taco zone controllers that where on the system as well.

We installed the Honeywell AQ25244B controller in a more accessible area for the home owner as well as for the service technician. Because the new controller did the task of 3 components all the wiring had to come back to this location.

Honeywell AQ25244B Boiler Controller

Boiler System Back Up And Running

Once the new Honeywell controller is installed we still have a few hours left configuring the system and to make sure the system is working correctly.

 

Overall Boiler System

Climatrol to American Standard

One of our commercial management customers that we do business with had us replace an exiting Climatrol to American Standard 80% gas furnace.

American Standard 80% Furnace.

American Standard 80% Furnace.

Ok … no big deal, just another American Standard 80% gas furnace replacement story, but that’s not why I decided to blog this particular install. In this case the existing thermostat control wire had been severed during construction… and with virtually no way of running a new wire it left us stumped. That is when we decided to try the new Honeywell wireless thermostat.

Honeywell wirelss thermostat

Honeywell wirelss thermostat

As you can see above it looks like a typical programmable thermostat .. but in reality it runs off batteries and it is wireless.

Honeywell wireless module

Honeywell wireless module

The Honeywell wireless module gets installed back at the furnace .. and connect up to the thermostat wirelessly. This allows us to put the thermostat in any location within the space. I can think of at least a dozens times where thermostats have been installed in bad locations … this device will solve that problem.

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Key Bank Business Of The Month

We Are Key Bank’s Business of the Month

Alpine Heating And Cooling was chosen as business of the month for April 2013 by Keybank of Burlington, WA. Alpine Heating And Cooling will have a unmanned display up inside of the entry way into Keybank. Stop by, take a look and fill out an entry form to win either a FREE Maintenance or a FREE Honeywell programmable FocusPro 6000 thermostat (not installed) your choice.

We will have an American Standard 95% Modulating Gas Furnace on display for you to look at.

Keybank Display

Keybank Display

Thanks,

Gary

Heating And Cooling Skagit County

Need a Heat Pump, Air Conditioner, Furnace, Boiler, Ductless, Mini-Split or Tankless Water Heater? We install them all over Skagit county including Mount Vernon WA, Burlington WA, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood WA, and on Camano Is.

Erratic Furnace issues

There is nothing worse for a technician than to get dispatched to a no heat call and then upon arrival finding out the furnace is working correctly. He will run it through all its cycles several times and find absolutely nothing wrong with the furnace.

Furnace Control Board

Furnace Control Board

And of course if the technician leaves without finding the issue the customer will call back within days and complain the furnace is not working again. This is very frustrating for both the technician and the customer, especially if he shows up for the 2nd time to find the furnace is still working just fine. We have found under these circumstances that the furnace control board is more than likely the issue. The picture above shows what appears to be a perfectly good control board.

Furnace Control Board under.

Furnace Control Board under.

Its after you flip the board over and inspect it that you will see a hot spot on the board. Its hot spots like the one above that will cause intermittent issues with the furnace operation. Sometimes the furnace works great .. other times it short cycles and blows cold air. These issues will get gradually worse over time. Simply turning the board over can save a technician a lot of time.

The hard thing to overcome for a technician is being 100% confident that this is the issue with the furnace, after all it is a expensive repair. But in almost every case that we have changed the control board under these circumstances the erratic operation went away. And if you do not change the control board you may end up with a possible fire hazard as shown above.

Heating And Cooling Skagit County

Need a Heat Pump, Air Conditioner, Furnace, Boiler, Ductless, Mini-Split or Tankless Water Heater? We install them all over Skagit county including Mount Vernon WA, Burlington WA, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood WA, and on Camano Is.

New Product EMME

I was recently introduced to a product that I think will be very useful to my customers, especially my customers that want to monitor not only their heat/cooling system but also every appliance in their home from anywhere … ANYWHERE. This product is very easy to use and for what it does fairly inexpensive. EMME is not just a fancy thermostat… you need to check out their web site.

emme

emme

I’m dieing to install this product in someones home or business, for a limited time I will install this product virtually at my cost just to see how it works and get feed back and I am willing to give a 30 day trial. If you do not like the product I will give your money back.

Give me a call if interested.

Need a Heat Pump, Air Conditioner, Furnace, Boiler or Tankless Water Heater? We install them all over Skagit county including Mount Vernon WA, Burlington WA, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood WA, and on Camano Is.