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    You'll have to consult the local rep / contractor...

    You'll have to consult the local rep / contractor for your evap. coils -- in most cases, the coils can be field converted to R410 as you are correct in pointing out all currently produced 2 speed...
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    Wasted time & money

    Steve... anything can sooner or later be "fixxed"

    I understand my suggestion to replace the products you have is not at the offset economical. If you have a passion for keeping the old stuff...
  3. The Vision Pro IAQ 9000 has a boat load more...

    The Vision Pro IAQ 9000 has a boat load more features whether you're in the N or S.
  4. I believe your profile has you in La. --- if...

    I believe your profile has you in La. --- if moisture control will ever be a consideration -ONLY use the IAQ
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    In general - Fla attics are so tight (and lack of...

    In general - Fla attics are so tight (and lack of basements) that retro to metal is just this side of impossible.

    Duct board trunks w/ flex taps w/ dampers - all mastic sealed is more the...
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    Several quality brands out there.... but it must...

    Several quality brands out there.... but it must be installed properly, just be sure your contractor can give you address's where you can preview his work & insist on all mastic sealed - you'll be...
  7. The biggest differance you'll feel is in your...

    The biggest differance you'll feel is in your wallet.

    2 speed units use less power but even ultilites have difficulty anticipating your net savings as the run time from high speed to low varies....
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    So - I'm clear what the goal is. Is noise the...

    So - I'm clear what the goal is. Is noise the problem or the concern of high electric bills.

    If it's noise - buy a new unit or relocate it.

    No matter what you do - if you intercept the...
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    Looking at your return address (Miami) you are...

    Looking at your return address (Miami) you are making a serious mistake even thinking about reversing the duct board. As stated it would fall apart, the outer layer is all that holds it together -...
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    There was never an argument that water cooled...

    There was never an argument that water cooled isnt more efficient than air cooled, clearly it is...... but efficiency is illusive and you really have to speak in terms of ROI / life expectancy. ...
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    Sounds like you have it under control... I'd...

    Sounds like you have it under control...

    I'd STRONGLY recomend you ask your contractor to install both a hard start kit & a surge protector to protect your new investment.

    Stay safe --
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    True - but I've only been able to capture old AH...

    True - but I've only been able to capture old AH ratings with new cond going back 2-4 yrs max at best
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    It's a long document --- I pasted the important...

    It's a long document --- I pasted the important part or you can read the entire document @

    http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fbc/thecode/Draft_trackingcharts_to_comm_june08.htm



    Thermal efficiency...
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    Most of the counties & municipalities of SW Fla...

    Most of the counties & municipalities of SW Fla have strickly embraced the 2007 Energy Glitch Amendments that are mandatory for the ENTIRE state of Fla ------ your contractor should know better. It...
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    There is no rule or guidline as to energy used to...

    There is no rule or guidline as to energy used to recover vs energy used to maintain - it's a varible of YOUR insulation.

    At the end of the day ----- if it runs less, it uses less power. Most...
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    Do not turn the breaker off. The only heat...

    Do not turn the breaker off.

    The only heat generated in some units is a small trickel of energy used to keep the oil warm in the compressor, this preserves the life of the compressor.

    If...
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    I have good news & bad news.... The Bad News -...

    I have good news & bad news....

    The Bad News - you are in for a lifetime of grief, reoccuring cost and aggrivation off the charts.

    The Good News - ... well, there is no good news, you need to...
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    I've installed hundreds of dehumidification...

    I've installed hundreds of dehumidification systems in the wettest / hottest longest run times in the USA.

    Here's a few protocols to employ -

    1) When ever you install on a system smaller than...
  19. Duct board is fine & even approved for surgical...

    Duct board is fine & even approved for surgical centers, you just need a qualified installer. Metal will cost you & arm & leg and only offers benefits of easier to clean.... if you install decent...
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    ICP has just released this info on 1/4" ...

    ICP has just released this info on 1/4"

    PIB08-32 5 November 2008
    Alternate Liquid Lines on
    Residential R-410A Split System Air Conditioners
    ICP has evaluated the use of and c liquid lines...
  21. Most of that advice is good except the playing...

    Most of that advice is good except the playing fast & loose on the energy calc...

    The building permit you have been issued is based on the engineered & passed energy calc required by the state so...
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    Mini split vs central AC: Mold control /...

    Mini split vs central AC:

    Mold control / eradication is not a variable of either product.

    Leaving the fan on with a goal to dry off the coils is the worst advice anyone could take .... where...
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    A competent contractor can re-route the...

    A competent contractor can re-route the refrigerant lines anywhere he needs to, to accommodate physical constraints. The issue that really can't be field modified around is the factory configuration...
  24. Thread: fuel saver

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    If you look there are lots of "kits" out there,...

    If you look there are lots of "kits" out there, all working on the same premise of generating hydrogen from H20.

    I'm intrigued... but I'll wait until a legit well engineered system becomes...
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    Here's a interesting tip - The Lennox HC16...

    Here's a interesting tip -


    The Lennox HC16 MERV 16 cartridge fits the Aprilaire 2200 (MERV 10) chassis

    Expensive.... but quite the upgrade.
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