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  1. I meant wall thermostats instead of wall...

    I meant wall thermostats instead of wall fireplaces.
  2. Heat N Glow Escape 42 Fireplace Wall Thermostat WSK - MLT Mutilfuncion

    I have not posted in several years since building a new house 6 years ago. Everyone helped me pick out the above natural gas fireplace for my new house back then.
    My question is the flame button is...
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    My heat pump is staged. It first starts out in...

    My heat pump is staged. It first starts out in low stage heat pump only, then high stage heat pump only, then auxillary if neither can satisfy stat.
    The first 10k will now only kick in above 30*...
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    Auxillary for a Heat Pump

    I thought I would pass on my experience with my Trane XL16i 4 ton heat pump.
    I had my heat pump set up to bring on 10k electric anytime the heat pump could not heat my house or raise temp fast...
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    System is almost 2 years old. I had them to set...

    System is almost 2 years old. I had them to set up 10k to come on anytime auxillary heat was called for and the extra 10k to come on only at 20 * and below. So at 20* , the full 20k will kick in.
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    Outdoor Temperature Sensor

    The other day a HVAC tech came out and added length to my outside drain line. I noticed when my heat pump was in heat mode , the outside temperature on the indoor themostat was heating up and not...
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    My fireplace is installed in an outside wall...

    My fireplace is installed in an outside wall built just for the fireplace with it own roof. I am sure the contractor did not insulate this well enough.
    But it would be cheaper for me to just run the...
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    Cold Climate Mode on Heat N Glow Escape 42

    I have the Heat N Glow Escape 42 natural gas fireplace. I really like it but when not on for awhile there is cold air coming in at the top and the ceramic tile in front of the fireplace stays cold...
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    Yes I have the 803 stat. This morning it was 48 %...

    Yes I have the 803 stat. This morning it was 48 % and it rained outside all night. It has gotten as high as 53% but most of the time in the 40's.
    I have a huge crawl space under my house that you...
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    I know a lot of people have been fussing about...

    I know a lot of people have been fussing about the performance of the Trane XL16i but I have gotten really good results out of mine. Mine has been in for 1.5 years.
    I just received our May bill...
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    Some things that will help but not solve would be...

    Some things that will help but not solve would be to run your ceiling fan downstairs counterclockwise to help pull up the cool air. You could add some more cold air returns upstairs but that will...
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    When talking about ductwork, is everyone just...

    When talking about ductwork, is everyone just talking about the main suppy line and return ducting being either metal, fiberboard or flex?
    All my supplies to the registers are flex, cold air returns...
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    I used an outdoor thermostat on mine to stage the...

    I used an outdoor thermostat on mine to stage the aux electric heat. For 20* and above, only 10kw will kick in and below 20*, the full 20kw kicks in to the help heat pump when needed.
    We had 2...
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    For my Trane Xl16 i heat pump, I can tell what...

    For my Trane Xl16 i heat pump, I can tell what stage it is in by the air handler speed. 1st stage is whisper quiet, 2nd stage you can hear the air a little more, and then even faster when aux heat...
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    Heat N Glow Escape 42 Gas Fireplace

    I have a question about above fireplace. I have this is my new house and it is almost a year old. Does anyone know if at the top of the fireplace where the glass meets and to the front metal, there...
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    Can you place unfaced fiberglass insulation in...

    Can you place unfaced fiberglass insulation in the upper front of a gas fireplace between the stone and the glass of the fireplace?
    Mine is also leaking cold air into the room. This is okay as long...
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    I understand all of this. My system is working...

    I understand all of this. My system is working perfect. I do have big strip heat: 20kw . I have it split, 10k above 20* AND full 20k below 20*.
    This works great for me. My electric bill is very...
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    Yes, but I like the temperature to be 68 when I...

    Yes, but I like the temperature to be 68 when I sleep and 71 when I wake so I can not let it run all night.
    This is why you have these stats.They are also for your personal comfort.
    For me, the...
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    I understand but my heat pump will try sometimes...

    I understand but my heat pump will try sometimes 2 or 3 hours early to heat the house up to 71 by 6am. It could not do that with the temperature at 23 outside. I have 20k total aux but only use 10k...
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    I have the Trane 803 Thermostat. It is a good...

    I have the Trane 803 Thermostat. It is a good stat and does allow for 4 setbacks. I am in a cold climate, Jan was really cold.
    You are correct in that the stat will try to recover from just the heat...
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    I was wondering if your supply of 15 registers...

    I was wondering if your supply of 15 registers makes your house temperature feel even in all of the rooms.
    I have approx. 2300 sq ft with 16 supply registers downstairs and 5 upstairs.
    My house is...
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    I agree with the poster above. 5 kw is not...

    I agree with the poster above. 5 kw is not enought auxillary heat . You need at least 10k and maybe 15.
    This will bring up your temperature a lot faster but with more cost.
    I have 20k in mine...
  23. I am in Beckley WV where the elevation is 2,500...

    I am in Beckley WV where the elevation is 2,500 feet. Our heating bills are a lot more than our cooling costs. Electric bill in summer is around 65.00 and I just got one for 211.00 for Dec.

    Our...
  24. Does it ever make sense to size a heat pump for heating instead of cooling?

    I know everyone says to size for cooling but what if cooling and high humidity was not much of a problem but your climate was cold in the winter?

    I was thinking that if you oversize a 2 stage heat...
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    What does the communicating equipment suppose to...

    What does the communicating equipment suppose to do? Does it control the vs blower?
  26. Trane XL16i Heat Pump and Trane 803 Thermostat

    The above system with variable speed air handler and 20k aux heat has been installed for amost a year in my new home.It is a 4 ton.
    I never did think it was working the way it should. Finally , a...
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    Beenthere, So how does the 2 stage...

    Beenthere,
    So how does the 2 stage heat pump fit into this equation? They seem to run for longer periods of time because of the 1st stage, 2nd stage and then aux heat when the stat...
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    It is a 4 ton heat pump. I think they used an...

    It is a 4 ton heat pump. I think they used an outdoor themostat to set the aux heat up in stages. The first 10k will kick on when the indoor thermostat calls for more heat than the heat pump can...
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    Auxillary Heat Strips

    I have a Trane XL 16i heat pump with 20k electric aux heat.
    I had it set up for 10k to kick in as needed and the other 10k to kick in at 20 degrees outside temperature.
    I was wondering if this is...
  30. I just checked Trane's website and they gave the...

    I just checked Trane's website and they gave the following HSPF's for these 3 heat pumps: XL 15i 9.0 HSPF
    XL 16i 9.2 HSPF
    XL 19i 8.9 HSPF
    I know...
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    I guess I must have a really low electric bill....

    I guess I must have a really low electric bill. We have 2200 square feet and a 4 ton Trane XL 16i heat pump. I keep my thermostat programmed at 75 during the day and 73 at night. Our bill for June...
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    Is this the same setting as circulate on a Trane...

    Is this the same setting as circulate on a Trane 803 stat with variable speed air handler?
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    Thanks for all of your help. I may raise my...

    Thanks for all of your help. I may raise my temperature to 30 * to see if that works better. The HVAC company told me to try it for awhile and that they might need to change temperature later.
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    Heat Pump Auxillay Heat Question

    I have 20 k Backup auxillary heat for my 4 ton Trane XL 16i heat pump.
    I had the HVAC company break it down for 10k down to 20 degrees and full 20k below 20 degrees.
    Do you think this is the most...
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    What will happen if it is oversized ? Will it...

    What will happen if it is oversized ? Will it just stay in stage 1 or stage 2 all the time? It is hard for a homeowner to determine what stage the heat pump is running in anyway.
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    I just put an Escape 42 inch direct vent natural...

    I just put an Escape 42 inch direct vent natural gas in my new home and used stacked stone. It is the most realistic fireplace I have seen. I am very pleased with it.
    I also debated about the 6000...
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    Plus the Xl16i has a scroll compressor which over...

    Plus the Xl16i has a scroll compressor which over the years has been reliable.
    I am very satisfied with my XL 16i heat pump.
    I had to get it tweaked a little. I also had the installing company put...
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    I had my Trane Xl16 i heat pump set up where the...

    I had my Trane Xl16 i heat pump set up where the auxillary heat would come on for 10k down to 20 degrees and under 20 degrees the full 20k would kick in if needed.
    I agree that is better to...
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    I do have an outdoor sensor as my thermostat...

    I do have an outdoor sensor as my thermostat shows the outdoor temperature.
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    I have the Trane 803 thermostat and this is a 4...

    I have the Trane 803 thermostat and this is a 4 ton unit.
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    Trane XL 16i Heat Pump Defrost

    If you lockout your auxillary heat to say 20*, will the heat pump still be able to defrost ? Does this not affect the defrost mode of the heat pump?
    Also is this model a demand defrost?
    I am...
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    As an example , I just had my system installed...

    As an example , I just had my system installed with a Trane XL 16i heat pump and I have one room 16 x 19 with a 16 foot ceiling and I have 3 supply vents in that room. This room has 3 windows. I...
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    I have had a heat pump for the last 20 years. I...

    I have had a heat pump for the last 20 years. I set my heat on 72 during the day and 68 at night. For air conditioning, 68 at night and 76 during the day.
    It is cold here in the winter, Beckley WV,...
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    Trane XL16i Heat Pump and 803 Thermostat

    I just had a Trane XL16i heat pump installed with the 803 thermostat.
    This is the 2 stage heat pump. How will I know when the compressor is running in the 1st stage in heat? My thermostat just...
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    Thanks so much for everyones help. I am going...

    Thanks so much for everyones help. I am going with the Escape 42 inch fireplace. The dealer thanks they can set it up to where it is easy to operate in case of a power failure.
    They have been in...
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    So which one would you recommend? Is there an...

    So which one would you recommend? Is there an easier way to get the Escape to work on the battery pack in case of no electricity? I need backup heat in case of no electricity.
    There is about 1,000...
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    Heat N Glow Escape 42 Inch Fireplace

    I was going to buy a Heat n Glow 6000 GLX but I got a great deal on an Escape 42 inch from the same dealer. The dealer will install either unit.
    I really like the look of the Escape but it does not...
  48. Thanks for all of the above info. Is your 3 ton...

    Thanks for all of the above info. Is your 3 ton able to handle your 2400 sq. feet with no problem? Have you been through the winter with it yet?
  49. RoboTeq, Would the 4 ton not keep...

    RoboTeq,
    Would the 4 ton not keep me more comfortable in the heating stage to a lower temperature in the winter than a 3 ton because of more capacity for heat? Plus, if the 4 ton...
  50. My thinking was that the oversize on the heating...

    My thinking was that the oversize on the heating might save me money in the winter as it would be able to work at a lower temperature without having to kick in the auxillary strip heat.

    Since it...
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