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    Yep that's howI understand it. Same electric...

    Yep that's howI understand it.

    Same electric strips to help in supplement the HP in Aux mode or use by itself in Emergency when HP isn't working.
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    Ahhh I understand now! A little slight...

    Ahhh I understand now! A little slight variation: Aux works with the HP while EH works without.

    Thanks all for the definitional clarity & the tips for testing.
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    Did I misstate in thinking that Aux Heat = EH? ...

    Did I misstate in thinking that Aux Heat = EH?

    I always thought that if the heat pump couldn't maintain my cold season set points that it would call in help from the EH or Aux heat.
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    Emergency Heat testing?

    I mentioned to the maintenance tech during our spring checkup that it appears the aux EH wasn't running during the winter.

    Noticed in my Trane 9TZ950 T-Stat run history that there were fewer than...
  5. Would negating the onboard temperature sensor &...

    Would negating the onboard temperature sensor & going with an external one help this out?
  6. Trane thermostat shows wrong room temp & keeps AC running

    My Trane ComfortLinkII 950 thermostat in my master bedroom keeps showing a room temp of 80 while a nearby desk t-stat shows the room around 74...and it feels 74 not 80!.

    Obviously, this keeps the...
  7. the Honeywell proximity sensor -Geofencing - is...

    the Honeywell proximity sensor -Geofencing - is GPS based. That's is a better leap for comfort than just in house proximity sensor.
    I know my Trane XL950 t-stat allows only a regid predefined...
  8. Will this finally kill the NEST's facade? Honeywell's Lyric Thermostat

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/comfort-when-youre-home-savings-when-youre-away-introducing-honeywells-lyric-thermostat-2014-06-10?reflink=MW_news_stmp
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    Like second opinion stated - less than 1 year...

    Like second opinion stated - less than 1 year old. System is scheduled for service in mid April for first of 2 services in 2014.
    4 inch AprilAire 2210 media filter at the air handler.

    Will most...
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    I heard the screech from inside the house. So I...

    I heard the screech from inside the house. So I open the window next to the outdoor unit to investigate. Unsure if it was the compressor or outdoor unit.


    Yes no vapor for sure. If there was...
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    Is this demand on defrost in action?

    My Outdoor unit stopped w/ big screech this AM & cold air started blowing out from the registers inside the house.
    I open the window right next to the outdoor unit & noticed it was making a...
  12. Would switching out my 950 t-stat to the HW's...

    Would switching out my 950 t-stat to the HW's gain anything for me in terms of communicating command & control?
  13. Yeah, I feel like they had some inventory they...

    Yeah, I feel like they had some inventory they were trying to unload on my builder - in this case the heat pump (my XR17 was really a rebadged XR16 that re-designated in mid '13).
    So when I came on...
  14. What does "Communicating" Unit/Equipment mean?

    I see the word "Communicating/Non-Communicating" used here.

    I have a "Communicating" TAM8 Trane airhandler + a "Non-Communicating" Trane XR17 heatpump + a Trane 950 CL2 T-STAT.

    What does the...
  15. Thanks spoonfed. I actually looked at that...but...

    Thanks spoonfed.
    I actually looked at that...but like you said - it was kind of casually mentioned.

    Thanks for the confirm & explanation.
  16. Heatilator GDST4336 Double sided - battery operated igniter question?

    I have a Heatilator GDST4336i Direct Vent Gas Fireplace that is ignited by a wall switch.

    In case of electrical power outage do I have to unplug anything to use with the battery pack to ignite the...
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    So as the OP - would like to thank you all for...

    So as the OP - would like to thank you all for setting the record straight from your Pro's point of view.
    I wanted this thread to run a week so that all the feedbacks can be gathered.

    So, if I...
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    Outdoor temperature sensor vs. Web based?

    My Trane T-Stat ComfortLink 2 950 uses a web based outdoor reading for its outdoor temperature basis.
    I have a XR17 Heatpump & Tam8 Airhandler with Zoning.

    Is it worth the time & money to have an...
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    What Can't the NEST do?

    Since I can't comment or ask questions on any other poster's post, I'd like to ask the pros here what can't the NEST do that other T-Stat do?

    I read on many technology sites that tout the NEST &...
  20. Yes. Both sides of the filter is now light grey....

    Yes. Both sides of the filter is now light grey. A new filter is white.
    Thanks for feedback.

    I guess no need to cheap out on something so simple to change. When in doubt change it out.

    - -...
  21. THANK YOU ALL. Looking for light it is.

    THANK YOU ALL. Looking for light it is.
  22. I have an Aprilaire 2210 whole house filter box...

    I have an Aprilaire 2210 whole house filter box using an Aprilaire 213 MERV13 media filter.
  23. How can I tell if my Air Filter needs to be changed?

    My filter was changed in December & recently on a different service call, the tech said I needed to change my media filter again.

    I was surprised, thinking it would be another 4-5 month before I...
  24. Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn't taken...

    Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn't taken that into account.

    As for the whole house generators, So far, the Generacs impress me - more so I guess because their prevalence....but as I've heard...
  25. That's what I've heard that the 1st gen were...

    That's what I've heard that the 1st gen were problematic but that the 2nd has been almost bulletproof.
    Appreciate your comments & in a perfect world, we would have loved to stuck it in a closet &...
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