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    When I replaced my system a few years ago, the...

    When I replaced my system a few years ago, the dealer also did Areoseal. The price quoted was so high it was almost a full year's heating too. I just noticed that they are nolonger listing AreoSeal...
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    But which model to choose? The >0.5uM or >1.0uM...

    But which model to choose? The >0.5uM or >1.0uM for the lower reading?

    thanks
    MikeB
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    That's true, return grill filtering would be the...

    That's true, return grill filtering would be the same configuration. I hadn't thought of that. The only difference I can see would be that there might be less pressure drop from the return grill...
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    For a homeowner, would you recommend getting the...

    For a homeowner, would you recommend getting the .5 or 1 Dylos unit?

    It's hard to tell since I've read conflicting info on the sizes of allergy particles. I'm mostly allergic to dust, dust mites,...
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    Bypass Humidifier Location

    I have a bypass humidifier mounted on the return (as I suspect many are). However my humidifier is mounted after the airfilter(4" media). The humidifier is located between the Air Filter and the Air...
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    What size AH do you have? Bigger units will...

    What size AH do you have?
    Bigger units will consume more watts and smaller units less.
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    I currently run Comfort in summer and Economy in...

    I currently run Comfort in summer and Economy in winter.
    I like the extra CFM's in the winter.

    Now that some of my duct work has been adjusted I may try Comfort heating again.
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    The drawbaack to using Economy or Maximum is that...

    The drawbaack to using Economy or Maximum is that you give up some of the smarts of the infinity controller.

    The fan speed (when heating/cooling is not called for) is not effected by the...
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    Economy sets the AH at 350 CFM / ton. Maximum...

    Economy sets the AH at 350 CFM / ton.
    Maximum sets the AH at 400 CFM / ton.
    Comfort adjusts the AH speed
    Cooling: 350 CFM/ton - for dehumidification.
    Cooling (below set point)...
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    I forgot to mention. The humidifier was...

    I forgot to mention.

    The humidifier was "slightly" off level. However that was not the big issue. Carrier mounts the solenoid on the bottom. The screews that attach the solenoid to the housing...
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    I should add that it was the contractor who...

    I should add that it was the contractor who installed my heatpump that installed the humidifier with cold water. I just wish I new as much then as I know know.
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    Now that I have a handle on the drain rate,...

    Now that I have a handle on the drain rate, switching to hot water is the next step. At 7.5 gph, I didn't want to run that much hot water down the drain. Especially from an electric hot water...
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    OK now I think I have a handle on the issue. I...

    OK now I think I have a handle on the issue.

    I have the Carrier version of the Aprilaire 600 (i.e. large bypass). It uses the same humidifier pad and all. When I checked the orifice, it was...
  14. Thread: Infinity faults

    by mfb
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    Well of couse Infinity's are perfect. Thats why...

    Well of couse Infinity's are perfect. Thats why I got one. :rolleyes::D
    But seriously, are these transient conditions or do I have a real problem brewing?
  15. Thread: Infinity faults

    by mfb
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    Infinity faults

    My Infinity control has reported 3 problems in the last week
    75 - Low Stage No Start - 2 events
    Outdoor Unit Communications Fault - 1 event

    I called the contractor and they say that this...
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    Bypass Humidifier Location

    I have a bypass humidifier mounted on the return (as I suspect many are). However my humidifier is mounted after the airfilter(4" media). The humidifier is located between the Air Filter and the Air...
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    Just as a check, I measured the flow rate last...

    Just as a check, I measured the flow rate last night. My humidifier drains 4 cups ever 2 minutes. So that's 1 Qt, in 2 minutes, 4 Qt in 8 minutes = 7.5 gph.

    Does that seem high?
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    I'm not sure what you mean by "Four digits". ...

    I'm not sure what you mean by "Four digits". Could you please clearify.
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    My humidifier is "mostly" level. It's not...

    My humidifier is "mostly" level. It's not perfect and is off by about the width of the mounting screews. Which means that if I try to move it would fall back into the current holes. Any...
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    PSTU - thanks for the info. Yea I agree that...

    PSTU - thanks for the info. Yea I agree that more air upstairs would help. I've tried to get an NCI contractor to come out and look at the air balance. Unfortunately the closest one is 20 miles...
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    tpa-fl A new line set was installed (switched...

    tpa-fl
    A new line set was installed (switched from R-22 to 410A).
    The only duct change was to accomidate a media filter.

    Beenthere
    The infinity tells me to change the filter after about 9...
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    Varable Air Handler less comfortable.

    Now that my equipment is working properly (see http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=70536) its time to deal with the next problem. I originally had a 1 speed and handler and there was some...
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    Guess I should be more specific. As it turns out...

    Guess I should be more specific. As it turns out Carrier didn't replace the unit the district rep/distributor did. They never found anything wrong, just that on high heat the unit could not produce...
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    In March Carrier installed a new 4T 25HNA6...

    In March Carrier installed a new 4T 25HNA6 compressor to replace my now 2 year old 4T 38YDB. My Heat output at the register when running on high is now 95F with an outside temp of 50. The old...
  25. Thread: Why ducts?

    by mfb
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    Why ducts?

    Today my 6 year old asked me a question that I did not have the answer to. So I hope you all can help me. His question was, "Why do they call them ducts?".

    Seems like a really good question to...
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    I do like the idea of the Steam Humidifiers. My...

    I do like the idea of the Steam Humidifiers. My problem is location.
    I have 2 main supply branches. One does about 40% of the house and the other does 60%. Given my ductwork and walls, the only...
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    41530, its funny that you mention Humid-a-mist. ...

    41530, its funny that you mention Humid-a-mist. I had one of these in a down draft gas furnaces when I lived in Portland Oregon back in 96. Now I felt that was a good house. No drafts, etc and...
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    When I've tried turning down the water flow I...

    When I've tried turning down the water flow I find the pad has many dry spots and I loose capacity from that. Any suggestions on how to improve the water distribution at low flow rates? The...
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    Unfortunately I've tightened what I can. ...

    Unfortunately I've tightened what I can. Rewrapping the house in tyvek is not in the budget (at that point I'd reside the house too). I guess it's just a leaky house.
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    In the cold weather, the system runs on low most...

    In the cold weather, the system runs on low most of the day. That's the beauty of the a 2 speed system, it runs on low a lot and that causes a lot of water to go down the drain. When I get my...
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    Lowering Humidifier drain rates?

    When my system was installed (Heat Pump and Variable Speed Air Handler), an AprilAir 600 humidifier was also installed on the cold water. The cold water was used because we also have electric hot...
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    After dealling with several Carrier Local...

    After dealling with several Carrier Local District Reps for the last 12 months, I now dealling with the Manager of the Local District Reps (nice guy too), and he has come to the conclusion that the...
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    I forgot to add. In talking to the Carrier rep,...

    I forgot to add. In talking to the Carrier rep, I asked what should be the expected AMP draw on high. His answer (after looking it up) was 22A. So letting out Purion to drop the draw to 6A was...
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    Update

    Just to update everyone on the original problems.

    As stated above, the contractor came out in April and adjusted the charge based on the temperature of the lines.

    After several months, one...
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    I have a Carrier Infinity 2 speed heat pump,...

    I have a Carrier Infinity 2 speed heat pump, variable speed air handler and large Carrier Bypass humidifier. Humidity is added to the house when the system runs on high. But when the system runs on...
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    Well it finally got warm enough and my contractor...

    Well it finally got warm enough and my contractor came out to recharge the unit.

    Before recharging I was getting
    84F temp at the register
    from a 68F return temp and 73F outside temp.
    ...
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    Click and hold the left side middle button. That...

    Click and hold the left side middle button.
    That will get you to the screen that has the Filter and Humidifier pad percentages.
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    My readings have been very steady. I started at...

    My readings have been very steady.
    I started at 0%.
    Went to 50% when I finished sealing the ducts I could reach.
    And has slowly risen to 90% now after 6 weeks.
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    Thanks dash! I just wanted to be able to check...

    Thanks dash!
    I just wanted to be able to check that my Infinity system was working properly.
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    How much static pressure change should be allowed...

    How much static pressure change should be allowed before a media filter is replaced?


    thanks
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    The house is a 20 year old 2 story colonial that...

    The house is a 20 year old 2 story colonial that we recently purchased. 3 of the returns are at ceiling level on the second floor. The remainder of the returns are at the ceiling level of the first...
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    Unfortunatly the Carrier Infinity system doesn't...

    Unfortunatly the Carrier Infinity system doesn't seem to split return and supply static pressure. Unless its on a screen I haven't found.
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    I have a total of 6 return grills 5-16x8 ...

    I have a total of 6 return grills
    5-16x8
    1-32x8
    That makes for a total of lessthan 896 sq inches (since not all the grill area is open).

    Since my returns use the wallstuds, the largest...
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    Now that I have fininshed sealing my ducts and...

    Now that I have fininshed sealing my ducts and returns my static pressure has rissen to .88 @ 1600 CFM. So my next project was to increase my return grills. But then I got to thinking. While I was...
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    I have a heatpump with an electric hot water...

    I have a heatpump with an electric hot water heater. Because of the electric hot water heater, I'd prefer to not run the humidifier off it (expensive). Besides my hot water is only 110F for the...
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    I was told that setting the quiet shift on would...

    I was told that setting the quiet shift on would increase the time between the heating and defrost cycles and that it shouldn't be done. Is this true? If so by how much? If its not true are there...
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    Dash - have them check the aux heat for what and...

    Dash - have them check the aux heat for what and in what way? The aux heat seems to be working. I'm really complaning that the aux "has to come on" to often. When aux comes one at stage 1 I seem to...
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    I've talked with Carrier and they think the...

    I've talked with Carrier and they think the charge is off. They are going to talk to the dealer and have them recharge the unit. We'll see how that changes the output...
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    I don't know about the Thermidistat but the...

    I don't know about the Thermidistat but the Infinity Control does provide that information along with how fast the fan is running. I'm not sure if you could upgrade or not.
  50. Thread: Aprilaire 400

    by mfb
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    Does anyone have any experience with this model? ...

    Does anyone have any experience with this model? Its suppose to use all the water for humidity and not run a steady stream down the drain. Does it work? Does it clog? etc, etc ....
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