When I stated my non-pro status explicitly in post #5 I thought the secret was out. Thanks for saying I mean well. Would you at least agree the OP's concerns about airflow in back bedrooms are important?
Ok you have made your case in a gentlemanly way. I will not post here anymore unless someone actually asks me a question.
Regards -- Pstu
Uh.......that's not the way it works. While you should not be getting technical, you can post to your hearts content.
Hvaclover, if you have an issue with his posts, or anyone else does, you need to report the post and let us handle it.
When I get a minute, I will look for and read his other posts.
While we Mods appreciate help from the members reporting posts etc, it's not your place to admonish another member.
Have an issue? Report the post.
I have read the posts by PTSU in this thread and it's not technical, just solid advice from one H/O to another.
He is more than welcome to post away, he can not give technical advice.
He can give advice to a H/O re' choosing a contractor, because he has been through the process as a H/O.
Acobra289, Hang in there. when making a financial decision like this it can be just as frustrating as buying a car.
Maybe you could call the better of the comapnies an ask them if they have a flat rate to just provide a manual J. If you purchase the report in this manner it is yours to use in what ever way you like. If they offer to provide one upon signature of a quote then it just means they already did their homework they just wanted to get paid for it. I have done many change outs where we have just done a like for like replacement. If the unit lasted for 15 to 20 years is there really a big problem with the sizing of the system if the structure has not been altered? Sometimes the paperwork is not always necessary.
You know when I have to hire someone to work on something I have no clue on, or build something for me, I don't look at there certificates or there presentations "any" really test smart person can pass tests to achieve certifications and any really good salesman can provide a presentation that will blow even most of Pro's out of the water, I want pictures of there jobs and there customers phone numbers they have done these jobs for, it's hard to beat those two. :D