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  1. Can you take a picture of the insulation? Make it...

    Can you take a picture of the insulation? Make it a close up so we can get a good look.
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    Amen! Spread the word.

    Amen! Spread the word.
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    I wish I could find the easy way to convince...

    I wish I could find the easy way to convince homeowners of the facts above in red - before it's too late!
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    Check your warranties. I believe many...

    Check your warranties. I believe many manufacturer's have a one year warranty that allows you to have them come back out and tear their crappy system out and refund you your money; this is why you...
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    I assume your ducts are in the attic? You can be...

    I assume your ducts are in the attic? You can be losing 30% of your a/c's capacity due to air leakage and heat gain from the hot attic into the duct systems. You are correct in getting those knee...
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    Just remember that the ugly jobs are not the only...

    Just remember that the ugly jobs are not the only ones that deserve to be on the Wall of Shame. Lots of very pretty looking installs out there that are total Wall of Shamer's because they are grossly...
  7. You guys make me afraid. Any other HVAC...

    You guys make me afraid. Any other HVAC contractor's out there want to assure the public that electricity prices have not been going up and will continue to soar? Getting your name on that list will...
  8. I don't have the energy to wake the dead this...

    I don't have the energy to wake the dead this morning Dan. Anybody wit a brain that knows how to research the issue on the internet will be able to find more than enough on why electricity prices are...
  9. Money put into fixing the house and better...

    Money put into fixing the house and better equipping it to keep the elements out is the best move you can make right now, with energy prices expected to skyrocket; timing it to coincide with already...
  10. Maybe installing a Rawal valve:...

    Maybe installing a Rawal valve:
    http://www.rawal.com/dehumidification-energy-efficient-air-conditioning
  11. First, get some quotes on replacing your roof...

    First, get some quotes on replacing your roof with an energy efficient roofing system;
    http://portlandroofingcompany.net/energystar.htm
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    The AOP forum has been hacked!

    I get redirected to other websites when I try to read or post in the AOP forum, especially the "Conflicting info" thread.
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    It would have to be one hell of a well built...

    It would have to be one hell of a well built home. Try and find a good HVAC contractor, preferably one who is BPI or RESNET certified in the building science aspect of the home, and find out what you...
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    This a great example of why in many instances...

    This a great example of why in many instances homeowners would be wise putting their money into getting their duct system fixed rather than buying all new high efficiency equipment. Just can't have a...
  15. The first step one should take for increasing the...

    The first step one should take for increasing the comfort of their home is finding out what can be done to better air seal and insulate the home, along with ways to keep the sunlight off the windows....
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    Sounds like someone working for a company that...

    Sounds like someone working for a company that pays "spiffs" to their "techs" for making sales.
  17. Using a home's humidity levels to determine...

    Using a home's humidity levels to determine whether they are getting enough fresh air changes is really not the way to go, correct? I remember you were part of a study that showed that really tight...
  18. First step should be to find out if the humidity...

    First step should be to find out if the humidity is mostly coming from outside or inside; if outside, then you should try and get some air sealing done.

    If you plan on leaving the fan in the "on"...
  19. Find a tech who has a volt meter and knows how to...

    Find a tech who has a volt meter and knows how to use it. When a unit stops working that has supply power to it, it is a simple matter to methodically troubleshoot the problem. You have not had a pro...
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    The ducts in the attic is a major problem. That...

    The ducts in the attic is a major problem. That little bit of insulation on the flex ducts and main trunk line does little to stop the heat exchange between a 140 degree f attic and 50 degree supply...
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    I was had to install a big heavy piece of hard...

    I was had to install a big heavy piece of hard rubber on the refrigerant lines right after the compressor due to vibration issues. The item was actually made for this purpose and sold at the supply...
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    I went to prison when I was 17 years old (1979)...

    I went to prison when I was 17 years old (1979) and did 15 years on a life sentence. I was 32 (1994) when I got out and dicked around with warehouse jobs and such that I got through labor ready as a...
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    Poll: That seems like an odd thing for you to say to...

    That seems like an odd thing for you to say to me; I haven't noticed you say something similar to the others in this forum. I don't remember asking you to be my spiritual adviser, so please refrain...
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    Poll: 505301Here's a pic of my new and reduced in size...

    505301Here's a pic of my new and reduced in size tomato plant. I have just enough energy to maintain it, and it's been producing very well. I also have a few strawberry's growing in that same pot.
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    Poll: It comes and goes; yesterday got a bunch of stuff...

    It comes and goes; yesterday got a bunch of stuff done, and today not so much.
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