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    Does that level have a return air? Unless you...

    Does that level have a return air? Unless you have a dampered off return air or no return air then your system is sucking in 90 degree air from that upper room and mixing it with the air from other...
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    Why are you setting rooms back to almost 90? Is...

    Why are you setting rooms back to almost 90? Is it for energy savings, if so don't waste your time, with your system it probably costs you more to set back these zones. I always let customers know...
  3. The Trane gets up to a 9.5 HSPF if installed in...

    The Trane gets up to a 9.5 HSPF if installed in an upflow configuration while the Rheem is 9.0 so the Trane can bit more efficient in that combination. Otherwise both are good systems.
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    I don't see much of an issue with either, I...

    I don't see much of an issue with either, I prefer Trane because that is what we sell but both are top rated brands so long as they are installed properly. Rheem doesn't quite have the depth of...
  5. Mini split hands down. They do not require backup...

    Mini split hands down. They do not require backup if you get the right unit, they have so many combinations now its insane. You could do a ducted full static air handler in the attic for the upper...
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    Good to hear!

    Good to hear!
  7. Wow, im going to be honest here, the length of...

    Wow, im going to be honest here, the length of your post is probably keeping a few key people from replying sooo. Here are the Cliffs notes for others
    4,200 sq foot home built in 1994 located in...
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    Then I would demand a third zone if its on the...

    Then I would demand a third zone if its on the contract regardless of how well its working or I would ask for a discount. But a third zone takes an extra thermostat, extra damper and an extra trunk...
  9. You said its a 9.5HSPF for the second unit then...

    You said its a 9.5HSPF for the second unit then you said its a 9 HSPF below for the same unit. Can you post actual AHRI numbers?
    With variable capacity(three stage) equipment its often hard to get...
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    That ductwork looks awful, where are the hanging...

    That ductwork looks awful, where are the hanging straps? Every box of flex I have seen says it needs to be supported every 4' or less and I see no support whatsoever.
    I don't think your requests are...
  11. The Trane XR16 is not a two stage unit, the XR17...

    The Trane XR16 is not a two stage unit, the XR17 is the Trane two stage XR product, the XL18i is also two stage and the XL20i is two compressor(but is phased out and in my market no longer available)...
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    Based on that home size a 4 ton could have...

    Based on that home size a 4 ton could have actually made the upstairs hotter. Just because you have 1 ton more of capacity does not mean it will go to the upstairs with those duct sizes, typically...
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    So why have you not called the installing...

    So why have you not called the installing contractor? You have an issue and this forum does not allow DIY anyway.
    Let us know what they do to fix it and what the error is.
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    A compressor generates waste heat. If your...

    A compressor generates waste heat. If your compressor is in the garage and heat is wasted going into a garage its better off going into water than an unheated unconditioned garage.
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    No thats incorrect, you will get hot water during...

    No thats incorrect, you will get hot water during the heating season.
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    Something is not right, during summer you should...

    Something is not right, during summer you should get almost 100% of your water heating from the hot water assist. Winter should be 30-50% which would be up to 100 degrees like you stated.
    Call the...
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    Stay away from the Nest, anything but that...

    Stay away from the Nest, anything but that thermostat.
    My wife and I have an air scrubber in our house and love it. I didn't put one in for the longest time since it seemed a bit weird, now I...
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    My understanding is that the only difference in...

    My understanding is that the only difference in the 950 and 1050 is that the 1050 has the nexia bridge which is currently a separate item for the 950 but included on the 824 and 850. Since BaldLoonie...
  19. A Manual J is not very easy to learn, this is why...

    A Manual J is not very easy to learn, this is why so many contractors don't do them, they don't know how. I am currently training a person in my office on how to do a manual J. I wrote my own...
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    Full disclosure, I am a Trane dealer, however if...

    Full disclosure, I am a Trane dealer, however if one dealer is offering a 5 year labor warranty that says a lot about them standing behind the systems they install(unless its a third party warranty)....
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    I would have to disagree with everything said...

    I would have to disagree with everything said here... but with a qualifier. When installed by a GOOD contractor there is little that can go wrong with the XV18/XV20 and XL950. We have only had one...
  22. Trane "said" they were releasing the XVS two...

    Trane "said" they were releasing the XVS two years ago with a 27.5 SEER efficiency but everything I have been told from Trane is that there is no release anytime soon. HVAC technology is becoming...
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    I dont' know these furnaces well, this was sent...

    I dont' know these furnaces well, this was sent to my service manager by a newer maintenance tech with no additional info. Hopefully will hear some soon.
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    Two furnaces installed inline WTF

    One of my techs just send me this from a customers home... Two furnaces stacked on top of each other and tons of stuff all heading to one common vent.
    I just don't know what to even think. I mean I...
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    Yup the Synergy 3D can do radiant hydronic with...

    Yup the Synergy 3D can do radiant hydronic with forced air heating and cooling and has a desuperheater option, its made by WaterFurnace. For domestic hot water thought you may want to consider a...
  26. I have always heard a 10% failure rate in the...

    I have always heard a 10% failure rate in the first 10 years. Nobody that I know of claims a 1% failure rate.
    Thats awesome that 1,500 homes in a subdivision have geo though! Sucks with the issues,...
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    That is an XB furnace model, it does not have a...

    That is an XB furnace model, it does not have a high efficiency blower motor so it drops your air conditioner efficiency by 1.5 points. If he said you were going to get a TUD1C080A9H41B you should...
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    We are a Trane dealer and Trane used to run their...

    We are a Trane dealer and Trane used to run their warranty in house but stopped around 2012 or 2013. They now use a third party warranty that is damn near worthless.
    In the end the company should...
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    Our guys are very well compensated for their time...

    Our guys are very well compensated for their time and have all tools paid for by us and 100% of health insurance paid for by us and most drive brand new 2015/2016 vans.
    Our distributor offers...
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    Its not prying out at all, we offer 0% financing...

    Its not prying out at all, we offer 0% financing for 60 months on XV18 and XV20i systems. We offer a 5 year labor warranty with the standard parts warranty and we offer a 365 day money back...
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    Trane XV20i with Trane XC80

    Take a look... and listen to this video. It shows a Trane Xv20i installation and noise level at the unit outside running at 30% compressor speed(around 40% of capacity)
    ...
  32. Odd, I forgot the old 4TEE was an old...

    Odd, I forgot the old 4TEE was an old communicating system, however I still don't think it communicated with an XL850. All modern communicating equipment has a "C" in it. Also realized you have an...
  33. Thread: Rheem 17-RP

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    The RP17 is a nice unit, but I have heard from my...

    The RP17 is a nice unit, but I have heard from my distributor that the RP20 is supposed to be 13 HSPF across the board. They have promised this for a year so who knows.
  34. You bought the wrong thermostat. the XL850 is for...

    You bought the wrong thermostat. the XL850 is for communicating systems only, your system is not communicating.
    Let me repeat, your system is NOT communicating, it is a 24V system.
    The 4TEE is a...
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    Filter size is often not related to the furnace,...

    Filter size is often not related to the furnace, its related to the size of the ductwork as most filters are independent of the furnace.
    With an XE70 it is certainly beyond time to start considering...
  36. Mini split and in GA you might want...

    Mini split and in GA you might want dehumidification. Daikin offers a unit and Mitsubishi has the FH units, both have active dehumidification which is a great feature.
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    Please, do not use a Nest, software companies do...

    Please, do not use a Nest, software companies do not understand heating and there thermostats are not meant for modern equipment. I don't know of any modulating furnace that will provide full...
  38. No, you can't assume they did, there is a large...

    No, you can't assume they did, there is a large contractor in my area that used to(and i think still does) install upflows in a spot where a downflow should go. They still don't "know better"
  39. We call these furnaces a whoop dee doo. We have...

    We call these furnaces a whoop dee doo.
    We have a new construction company in our area that uses mostly upflow furnaces in our downflow market because the upflow costs a few bucks less. Everytime i...
  40. It depends on your area. As for rain/snow I don't...

    It depends on your area. As for rain/snow I don't see an issue unless you get a lot of snow very quickly, otherwise its mostly for leaves/debri not rain/snow.
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    Your issue is that your trying to do something...

    Your issue is that your trying to do something that mini split can't do. No mini split is made for drying out the air in the winter. De humidification is a function of cooling. The only system I know...
  42. Do Not Do A Nest, for any reason... ever. Nest...

    Do Not Do A Nest, for any reason... ever.
    Nest is not designed for your system get the proper carrier control.
  43. Building a top on the XV18 would 100% void your...

    Building a top on the XV18 would 100% void your warranty and cause head pressure issues. The Weatherguard top on the XV20i is meant for the XV20i. If you call your dealer I think you can buy the top...
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    You came up with 6,000 feet of pipe in the ground...

    You came up with 6,000 feet of pipe in the ground for a 20 ton system... Your reading that wrong, thats probably 6,000' of TRENCH not pipe. Then you have around 600' of pipe per 125' trench that is...
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    Im not sure what acre feet of what is, so are you...

    Im not sure what acre feet of what is, so are you saying its an average of 9' deep and its roughly an acre, that is not enough for a 20 ton system. We typically look for a 1/2 acre pond with 7-9' of...
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    If you have smoke coming in you need to call a...

    If you have smoke coming in you need to call a professional ASAP.
    You could have a blower motor burning up or something worse.
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    So you have not posted a few vital pieces of...

    So you have not posted a few vital pieces of information
    What did the load calc come out to. Heat loss and at what temperature.
    What equipment(model number) are you using.
    Do you have an outdoor...
  48. You need to call a service tech, you could have...

    You need to call a service tech, you could have low loop pressure causing it to go off on a limit. You could have lots of issues and I have never heard of that brand.
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    You might need a software update. We have seen...

    You might need a software update. We have seen similar issues in heating mode. Your trane dealer will need to bring out a laptop and connect to the XV18 and install the software update.

    There...
  50. I am also proud to announce that As of 11/25/2015...

    I am also proud to announce that As of 11/25/2015 Sky Heating was selected as the "Best Contractor to Work for" in the West Region as selected by The ACHR NEWS an industry wide trade publication!
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