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  1. Thread: BoAir

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    Ductwork/Furnace. Not grill. Also, I am not...

    Ductwork/Furnace. Not grill. Also, I am not considering grill-based at all. In ductwork/furnace: Hardly any space left or right, top or bottom.
    Answer ro 2nd. question: I am pretty regular. For the...
  2. Thread: BoAir

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    BoAir

    I use 1" disposable air filters and change them regularly rated MERV 8. They work okay and are delivered at home. All good but the $$ is slightly bugging me. I looked around and asked around and few...
  3. Yes there is. No, nothing in attic. End in...

    Yes there is. No, nothing in attic. End in drywall cavity, the duct; after servicing the bedroom on floor #2, above which is the attic. Attic's insulated.
  4. Ducts aren't insulated. I had rented for a day...

    Ducts aren't insulated. I had rented for a day snake camera and what I found is there's mold near the registers where it connects with the main duct. The main duct connecting to air handler has...
  5. Can you tell me the name please?

    Can you tell me the name please?
  6. beenthere - ever called one? I have these...

    beenthere - ever called one? I have these coupons, ads, etc., etc. Everyone I know told me to avoid them like plague. Maybe, here there's 10% who are prof and the rest bunch of idiots.

    HOWEVER, I...
  7. Best cost effective method of mold removal

    Old house, old duct work, etc., etc. Cost prohibitive to tear down and replace. Post analysis certain ducts in my home are required to be "sanitized" and subsequently mold/mildew (if any) removed....
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    Thanks, this helps. I don't want to break forum...

    Thanks, this helps. I don't want to break forum rules here for doing any DIY, but all should note that it seems this type of business model - energy audit seems these days to have run into some...
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    No soffit, but the cabinets are on shared wall...

    No soffit, but the cabinets are on shared wall and the gas connection leading to my gas stove.
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    Can a smoke gun/pencil AND/OR thermal imaging...

    Can a smoke gun/pencil AND/OR thermal imaging camera but without a blower test running help ? Assume there's a significant difference in outside/inside temp of over 30F *cranking up the furnace and...
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    blower test they did but not the imaging.

    blower test they did but not the imaging.
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    Wow! Has the new AOP rules been dropped?

    Wow! Has the new AOP rules been dropped?
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    Thermal imaging - i understand fully the...

    Thermal imaging - i understand fully the benefits. Blower door test - not really sure what it achieves. Based on your above comments, I looked up the internet and I am now seriously thinking of...
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    Funny thing is it's one of the highly recommended...

    Funny thing is it's one of the highly recommended providers as in NJ Govt website, having won some prestigious merit award...
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    I would really, really like to know what this...

    I would really, really like to know what this "Fire Walls" are/look like. I have 3 more people tell me this and can't figure it out.. :whistle:

    Personally, I think that might be a root cause since...
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    Thanks, I'll look up your site.

    Thanks, I'll look up your site.
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    Thanks to this forum, I fully understand your...

    Thanks to this forum, I fully understand your last point, well received. I've already communicated to the company that I don't want to go forward with the proposal.
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    Exactly my thoughts..... thanks. I believe (again...

    Exactly my thoughts..... thanks. I believe (again thanks to this forum) a furnace normally looses around 5% efficiency every 5-7 years and thus.....
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    They said (I right now called) if I need to have...

    They said (I right now called) if I need to have the furnace sizing revised, there'll be an additional XX, since they were thinking of just doing a 1:1 replacement.
    In terms of air leakage, have...
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    Not that I am aware of, but via this forum's...

    Not that I am aware of, but via this forum's input I am pretty sure my current furnace is grossly over sized, it's 60,000 BTU. (I have a 1000 sq. ft and additionally 450 sq ft of basement partially...
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    Same company: yes. Energy audit + suggestion on...

    Same company: yes. Energy audit + suggestion on HVAC install.
    'Bout rebate: NJ is offering, if post audit, the audit states/certifies there will be a 20 to 24.99% efficiency improvement consequent...
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    Does it make sense to replace?

    I have a conventional 1-stage 80 AFUE furnace which is of year: 2004 made by Kenmore, which actually (I've verified) is a Carrier furnace. I recently did my home energy audit and the company...
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    Can I also consider a 2" instead of 1" filter?...

    Can I also consider a 2" instead of 1" filter? .... Against your "Either" considerations? Just asking...
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    Thanks. I've done some reading and the issue I am...

    Thanks. I've done some reading and the issue I am facing is on on hand I am reading at a lot of threads generally a 2" filter is better than 1" since it has more effective surface area and...
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    Here's another idea for forum managers and pros:...

    Here's another idea for forum managers and pros:

    Why not create a sticky which has links to essential basics of HVAC systems as PDF documents? I have a few and I am happy to share it, send me an...
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