Polish Princess said:
My furnace is a Model 6500 American Harvest.and the heating and cooling installer used the schematic. Where would a thermostat be installed? Do I need one? Also, how is it installed as the blowers run almost constantly. I keep thinking we are missing something important to be burning 3 bags a day when many of you live in the very cold states and burn 2 bags. Our house is 1700 square feet and use the pellet furnace as primary heat. Just took some pics will try to send them.
Make sure if you are burning wood pellets the furnace is set to Pr
This unit comes preset from the factory to burn shelled corn. The display
will show a â€œCrâ€ in front of the heat setting. If burning only wood pellets, this
setting must be changed. To change, press and hold the heat range up and
down buttons simultaneously for approximately 2-3 seconds. The display
will change from â€œCrâ€ to â€œPrâ€.
Also check to see if the mode is set to Automatic
The â€œModeâ€ button is used to switch between manual and automatic mode. When in auto mode, the fans, auger, and
agitator will operate at preset intervals unless changed manually using the buttons mentioned above. When in manual
mode, the draft fan (exhaust) will operate at full speed (100%), so the air must be controlled with the damper just below
the viewing door.
I see NO mention of a thermostat in the 6500 manual. That is odd. You should check with your dealer on that!
Also I found this!!
Hi all, you may remember me from back in Dec when I posted pictures of our house covered in soot from our newly installed 6300. US Stove has taken responsibility for that issue and has given us a new 6500 stove
with all the corrections made (according to them). We have had the stove on for less than 24 hours and have gone through 4 bags of pellets and it is 63 outside and the house isn't even to 70 in here. The company says that this stove should be able to heat our home efficiently and that we need to caulk all of our duck work and that should take care of the problem. My husband and I are not convinced. You all have been so helpful in the past. Will just caulking our ducts get it running more efficiently? We need to get down to at least 2 bags a day or propane is cheaper! (and less work!) Unfortunately the number of cold days ahead is slowly dwindling and we won't be able to "test" it out in cold weather until next winter. What are your thoughts?
See all the answers in the link but what hits the nail on the head is this:
The lowest setting is 5 LBs per hour That is 3 bags a day!!
My Large Avalon Astoria 45k BTU stove highest setting is 5.5 lbs per hour and the lowest setting is 1.7 lbs per hour
That is YOUR Answer