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    If you like Bryant get some more bids. I'd look...

    If you like Bryant get some more bids. I'd look for a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer or Medal of Excellence Dealer (if available) with a good BBB record and good references.
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    Try a few more "Yes Dear(s)"; hec......who...

    Try a few more "Yes Dear(s)"; hec......who knows!;)

    For the record: Our switch at the top/bottom of the stairs controls only the entry level light at the bottom.
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    Me too. Nothin worse than a hot and cranky wife!;)

    Me too. Nothin worse than a hot and cranky wife!;)
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    Darn......I hate it when I'm right.:D

    Darn......I hate it when I'm right.:D
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    Issue Resolved

    Yes! It was the T Stat! The furnace was OK. The switches and the transformer were all right. The wiring was done correctly. The IAQ was not communicating to the T Stat upstairs. He went ahead and...
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    Yes, he is done. Good night!

    Yes, he is done. Good night!
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    I think there is power to the furnace b/c I can...

    I think there is power to the furnace b/c I can hear a low humming sound.
    Well, the installer is here. We'll see.
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    You're right of course but in my situation,...

    You're right of course but in my situation, that's not the case.:)
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    True. It could also be the battery or alternator....

    True. It could also be the battery or alternator.

    I think it's the stat b/c there's no power, no display, not even an Err message. What would cause it to do that? :confused:
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    It's only two weeks old.

    It's only two weeks old.
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    Honeywell VisionPRO IAQ Issue

    My wife just called and said the a/c unit is not coming on. She said there were no power surges or outages; the breakers, the emergency switch by the furnace and box outside are all Ok, but the...
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    Well then, it is doing the job, because the...

    Well then, it is doing the job, because the humidity is now between 45% & 55%.:cool: I'm glad I stayed with the 3 ton, even tough the J Calc said it was closer to a 2 ton for 1500 feet.
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    I considered: Trane XR13 Bryant Preferred...

    I considered:

    Trane XR13

    Bryant Preferred Series 163A

    York Affinity 3S Series & York Affinity 9.M Gas Furnace

    I chose the York
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    He did have good intentions but.......you were...

    He did have good intentions but.......you were right. I wasn't ready to go down that path.:D
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    You're right of course. I couldn't do it!:)

    You're right of course. I couldn't do it!:)
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    Wow!

    A lot of comments on this topic. The only reason I came across NATE was through the ACCA website. They seem to think it was important. You all were right though. NATE will not be the only factor for...
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    My friend forgot to mention anything about the...

    My friend forgot to mention anything about the warranty part!
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    Aah......So true......especially when my lovely...

    Aah......So true......especially when my lovely wife is chewing my behind out because the a/c isn't running!!:eek:
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    Is This Legit?

    Ok, a friend of mine knows that I'm in the market for a new a/c unit. I told him about the bids I rec'd so far. His suggestion was this: That I could make a purchase on the Internet or have a retired...
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    Honeywell T Stat

    Is the Honeywell VisionPRO a good T Stat?
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    NATE Certified

    How important is this when selecting an a/c installer? Out of the seven bids I rec'd, there were five that had almost 75% of their employees NATE Certified. One did not, and the other said he was a...
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    About Bryant

    firecontrol: Since Carrier and Bryant are the same, with Bryant being the 2nd tier, what is your opinion of the Bryant Preferred Series? I am looking at their a/c units in 13 & 15 Seer.
  23. teddy bear: Excellent points!:cool:

    teddy bear: Excellent points!:cool:
  24. 76F to 78F yea, but 80F? No way.

    76F to 78F yea, but 80F? No way.
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    Yes, there are white pipes. Comfort Series huh?...

    Yes, there are white pipes.
    Comfort Series huh? I'm not familiar with that name.
    Since my wife would like to move in a few years, I can't see investing too much in a ultra high efficient system or...
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    Carrier must be the 1st tier. I did look at them...

    Carrier must be the 1st tier. I did look at them but they were more money.
    I was told by them all that if you're not replacing the furnace, then 14 Seer and up would be of no benefit.
    The Bryant...
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    Were these minor issues with the unit or the...

    Were these minor issues with the unit or the install?
    Why Trane?
    Ya know, since a load calc wasn't performed during any of their walk-thru's, I don't know if a 2.5 ton would work or not!:confused:
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    I'm not replacing the furnace. It is still...

    I'm not replacing the furnace. It is still working. They all said it was a 90%??
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    I do have return air ducts in every room except...

    I do have return air ducts in every room except the bathrooms and the kitchen. No contractor performed a heat calc or a load calc (Manual J?) but three of them said they would a load calc if I...
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    The SQ FT is 1480. If we finish the basement, we...

    The SQ FT is 1480. If we finish the basement, we should be at 1680.
    I was told previous owner upgraded from a 2.5 ton to a 3 ton after only one year due to the hot and humid summer.
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    Comments on Bryant & York A/C's

    Well, I have in my hand, seven bids for a job to replace my central a/c unit. It is 15 years old this year but the compressor shot crap in Sept. 07. After talking to all the Reps and reviewing their...
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    Well, as a HO myself, who is replacing the a/c...

    Well, as a HO myself, who is replacing the a/c unit for the first time, I'm glad to have come across this Forum during my research. Once I have decided who will do the job, I will definitely take a...
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    Usagii: Did any of those Dealers perform a Load...

    Usagii: Did any of those Dealers perform a Load Calculation on your home?
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    Who needs Leno or Letterman!:D

    Who needs Leno or Letterman!:D
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    rponson;1843064 The only con for installing 410...

    rponson;1843064 The only con for installing 410 is tha the contractor has not bought the tools and is refusing to keep up with the industry. Performance wise there is nothing wrong with either, But...
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    I do believe that the XL14I is no longer...

    I do believe that the XL14I is no longer available but the XL15I,XL16I, and XL19I are available.


    I asked for clarification from the Rep who presented the Trane a/c estimate. He said the XR14 was...
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    Could you please explain what the "c" generation...

    Could you please explain what the "c" generation is?
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    First off; Goodman no longer owns the Amana...

    First off; Goodman no longer owns the Amana brand. Goodman sold the Amana brand to Maytag when Goodman sold the Amana white goods to Maytag. Goodman leases the name "Amana" from Maytag, which is...
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    I will ask that "slumlord" why he doesn't like...

    I will ask that "slumlord" why he doesn't like Goodman.:D
  40. Thread: AC Units

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    Is the Climatuff Compressor found in Trane a/c's...

    Is the Climatuff Compressor found in Trane a/c's the same as a Copeland Scroll Compressor or a Reciprocating Compressor?
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    My neighbor advised me not to purchase a Goodman...

    My neighbor advised me not to purchase a Goodman (he owns seven rental houses). He also said that his HVAC Dealer preferred Trane (a/c) over Lennox.
    Interesting!
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    I was told that the Trane XR14 was no longer...

    I was told that the Trane XR14 was no longer available to order. The Dealer said that if I wanted a 14 Seer, I would have to jump up to an XL14i. Why is the XR14 still on the Trane website?
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    They said R-22 is bad for the ozone and is now...

    They said R-22 is bad for the ozone and is now being phased out. If R-410A is bad for global warming, could it be replaced or phased out as well??:confused:
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    I purchased a hard start kit in 08/07 after my 15...

    I purchased a hard start kit in 08/07 after my 15 year old Heil 9000 a/c unit was diagnosed with a failing compressor. It lasted only two months and cost me about $80 dollars but.....we survived...
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    Well, I was leaning towards purchasing a central...

    Well, I was leaning towards purchasing a central a/c unit with R-22 only but....after checking out this cool site and reading more about R-410A from the Honeywell & Copeland websites, I'm not sure...
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    Test

    What is a BTU?
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