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    This makes a lot of sense... Perhaps the Manual J...

    This makes a lot of sense... Perhaps the Manual J calculation should regularly be a separate charge, not built-in to the cost of the unit. If there is enough demand for this, perhaps an independent...
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    So you are suggesting I use the HVAC-Calc...

    So you are suggesting I use the HVAC-Calc residential program and do the calculation myself? I thought doing a load calc involved checking the windows, checking for leaks, insulation, walls, etc......
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    My location is Detroit, MI. This is noted in the...

    My location is Detroit, MI. This is noted in the original post.
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    Heat Load Calculation

    After some good advice on this forum, I've learnt that one thing I need before getting a new HVAC is a heat load calculation. Just replacing the current unit with a new one of the same size is less...
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    Thanks for the quick replies. 2 PVC pipes to the...

    Thanks for the quick replies. 2 PVC pipes to the outside, so I was assume 1 is intake and 1 is exhaust.

    My water heaters are also in the same room, and they have a metal pipe that I believe is...
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    Combustion Air?

    I recently had installed a Bryant evolution system furnace and Heat Pump. During the inspection, the city inspector told me that I needed to install a high and low grill between the furnace room and...
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    Right it was the Performance series, sorry my bad

    Right it was the Performance series, sorry my bad
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    Contractor Issues

    Okay I have to share my experience with this contractor. Has a great reputation on BBB and Angie's list, I've had some repair work done and they have been very professional. This time I'm shopping...
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    Tonnage Calc?

    Is there any way to tell what tonnage the following systems are?


    Carrier 24ANA748
    Carrier 24APA542
    Bryant 286A-036
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    Replacing A/C - get a heatpump?

    I have to replace an a/c unit for my house, for just the upstairs area (downstairs furnace/ac, upstairs furnace are fine). I've been mulling over the benefits of doing a heat pump vs. a/c, and this...
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    Great advice, everyone - I'm so glad I posted...

    Great advice, everyone - I'm so glad I posted here! Can someone point me to a resource that describes what exactly I should be looking for, when the HVAC company comes to do a load calculation?

    I...
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    Good point. The reason that I'm pursuing...

    Good point. The reason that I'm pursuing replacement for a 9 y/o system is thus: last summer, the A/C kept tripping the breaker, indicating it was drawing too much load. I had a tech investigate, and...
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    Thanks to everybody for the advice so far. I had...

    Thanks to everybody for the advice so far. I had 3 contractors (Bryant, Carrier and Trane) come out to my house and give me quotes. Only one really pushed for replacing A/C and furnace with a matched...
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    Modern HVACs - worth it?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm located in Detroit, MI. Last summer my a/c unit starting giving me some trouble, but made it through the summer. Since both the a/c and furnace are old (about 15 yrs), I thought I...
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