My Trane is no longer eating my electricity

Finally, the third repair person to check the problem was able to resolve it. He was the first to go up to my attic and check my ducts. He found a large one of them split wide open. He repaired it and told me all the heat was staying in the attic and that's why my auxiliary heat kept getting activated and drawing so may amps of electricity. I've been checking my meter every day and we've gone from over 100 KWH/day to 20 or 30 KWH. I'm so relieved! Thanks to all who offered suggested solutions.
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  • Christine Christine on Feb 22, 2014
    You should put your solution in your original question. Others will try to make suggestions. Plus, someone else in your situation could probably use this sadly obvious solution. Makes you want to call the others, doesn't it?

  • Marilyn S Marilyn S on Feb 22, 2014
    Christine, I tried to put my solution with my original question but, I'm embarrassed to admit, I didn't know how.

    • Christine Christine on Feb 23, 2014
      @Marilyn S Marily, notice under each post how it has a reply link? You could simply choose your own post and reply. That's the easiest! Either way, I'm just glad it was something so stupidly inexpensive. He would be my hero!

  • Shari Shari on Feb 22, 2014
    I'm happy you were able to get the problem solved! Nobody has extra money to give to the power company unnecessarily every month! But doesn't it astound you that it took 3 repair people to finally figure out the problem? I mentioned in your original post that I have run into this so many times in the past few years with appliance repairmen. I had 4 service calls in less than 4 weeks on my washing machine for the same problem. In addition, my refrigerator was completely out of service for about 10 days while a parade of repairmen came at least 5 times to "fix" it! It's just ridiculous that it takes 3 or more services calls to fix a single problem! Makes me wonder if repairmen are now getting paid based on the number of service calls they can make in a day. (Kind of reminds me of doctors... move 'em in and move 'em out!) If you want to edit your previous post, you can do that by clicking the little arrow in the upper right hand corner of that original post. A box will drop down with several options. Click on "Edit Post" and you can add the new info. You can also add a new comment to your original post letting people know the outcome but many people just comment on the question without reading through previous comments so editing the original question is the best way to let people know what the problem was. You could skip down a couple lines and then say something like... EDITED TO ADD: (and then write out (or copy and paste) the part about the 3rd repairman and the split duct etc.

  • That is great news Marilyn. At least someone took the time needed to come to the solution for your issue. You could have simply posted that your were successful in the comment section of the post.

    • Marilyn S Marilyn S on Feb 22, 2014
      @Woodbridge Environmental Thanks for the tip re posting. If I still lived in Metuchen, maybe I could have called you to fix my heat pump!

  • Jean Adams Jean Adams on Feb 23, 2014
    Going up in the attic was just a little too much trouble for the others. Shame on them. What goes around comes around. Thank you guys at Woodbridge Environmental for your concern.