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    Thanks all. I agree the "asthma/allergy"...

    Thanks all. I agree the "asthma/allergy" reference was a bit broad. More specifically, I am looking to get the air as clean as possible with a system I can manage with reasonable ease and cost. My...
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    What filter type would you recommend?

    Hi all,

    Have a one story 1300sf townhome and I am looking into upgrading the filter media. Right now I am using a 1 inch merv 8 filter that I change every month ( Im afraid of going any higher and...
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    Looking for options

    I have an 11 y/o Rheem system with 2.5 ton condenser that was not cooling. Called for service and the tech found a leak at the indoor coil. Needless to say it looks in rough shape. I just replaced my...
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    Ok thanks for the good news. Now does the coil...

    Ok thanks for the good news. Now does the coil need turning around or can it stay as is? Just trying to figure out if the refrigerant needs to be removed and reinstalled so I can budget for it.
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    Sorry for the confusion. Couldnt figure out what...

    Sorry for the confusion. Couldnt figure out what to call the piece where the duct and furnace meet. Here's the picture so you can tell what I was talking about. BTW, how hard would it be to turn the...
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    Evap Coil Cleaning

    Hi all,

    I am planning on getting my ac coil cleaned. The thing is the coil is inside the supply duct and it (the duct) sits in a 3" tall sleeve attached to the top of the furnace. It just dawned...
  7. Thread: Furnace size?

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    furnace S/N EB5D302F41990821 will get the...

    furnace S/N EB5D302F41990821
    will get the condenser info when I get home from work.

    On another note, the furnace is in the basement and I plan on finishing it out just as an open room (15X15)....
  8. Thread: Furnace size?

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    Furnace size?

    I have a Rheem furnace I am trying to gather some info on.
    Furnace Model RGDJ-07eauer
    Condenser is a Classic X or other.

    Any info on size/history of issues would be appreciated.

    Just had the...
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    Yes, 6 mo. old home and we have static/dry sinus...

    Yes, 6 mo. old home and we have static/dry sinus issues. If I go with a bypass unit, can't the fan speed be mod. to make up for the loss?

    Thanks again.
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    Thanks BaldLoonie, very informative. What about...

    Thanks BaldLoonie, very informative. What about the water supply needed. The furnace is enclosed in a room with the water heater. Can I tap the waterline to the w.h. for the humidifier? My house is...
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    Hi all, I am looking into getting a whole...

    Hi all,

    I am looking into getting a whole house humidifier installed pretty soon, but I need some guidance on which one to choose. I am looking for reliable and lasting performance, value and...
  12. Thread: Is it worth it?

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    I don't want to get into a brand trashing...

    I don't want to get into a brand trashing contest. My dad had Rheem in two of the houses we lived in growing up and never had a problem. The liturature on the Rheem website says the unit has an...
  13. Thread: Is it worth it?

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    I live in Illinois and I am adding a/c to my...

    I live in Illinois and I am adding a/c to my home. Everything's matched and is good to go except I was given a choice. The unit is a Rheem RAND 2.5 ton and there is, I'm told, an "A" with pressure...
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    I'm looking for an a/c tech for a new a/c install...

    I'm looking for an a/c tech for a new a/c install in Chicago western suburbs. Anyone know of someone from this forum or a reputable contractor in the area?

    Thanks
  15. Thread: 10 seer or 13?

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    Thanks for all your help. I just wanted to have...

    Thanks for all your help. I just wanted to have the peace of mind and make sure I was on the right track.
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    Sorry, that was outside temps. Inside default of...

    Sorry, that was outside temps. Inside default of 72 summer and 68 winter.
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    I am using the default temp from the HVAC-Calc...

    I am using the default temp from the HVAC-Calc program of 91 deg. for summer and -1 for winter. Should I trust this or change them. Just so you know the house has an extremely tight envelope. R-13...
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    ADP coil #HE22436A140A0004AP R-22 TXV 13 SEER

    ADP coil #HE22436A140A0004AP
    R-22 TXV 13 SEER
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    I'm getting confused. It's ok, it's not ok. What...

    I'm getting confused. It's ok, it's not ok. What do you mean by comfort level? Do I want to be cool on a hot day? Ablsolutely! Cooling is important to me, the heating is for the wife. (I moved here...
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    OK, so if I get my coil replaced also, what do I...

    OK, so if I get my coil replaced also, what do I do with the one I have now? It came with the a/c prewire on the house and I would't have any other use for it. Or should I contact the manuf. and see...
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    I think 2.5 tons is too much too. I am currently...

    I think 2.5 tons is too much too. I am currently doing a Manual J and it looks like 2 tons might be better suited IMO. Can I still use the existing coil?
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    Good one. Are you saying I need to replace my...

    Good one.

    Are you saying I need to replace my indoor coil? I thought having a larger coil was better, or will that cause the unit short cycle? Is it a big deal or just preference?


    By the...
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    Hello everyone, I've just moved into my new...

    Hello everyone,

    I've just moved into my new 1600 s.f. home with a Rheem RGPN 05eauer gas furnace. I had the unit prewired for a/c and the hvac contractor installed a 13 seer-3 ton adp "A" coil...
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    Will do. Thanks.

    Will do. Thanks.
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    To put all your minds at ease, I know you take...

    To put all your minds at ease, I know you take your business seroiusly and yes, my friend is a certified a/c contractor. The builder's price for the unit seemed extremely high and just made more...
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    That's the best one I have for now. It did seem a...

    That's the best one I have for now. It did seem a bit extreme to me also, but the ac contractor claims it takes a 2.5 ton unit. I'm assuming he's taking into account the basement(2-story house).These...
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    Almost forgot, full basement.

    Almost forgot, full basement.
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    Thanks for the tip. The filter is actually inside...

    Thanks for the tip. The filter is actually inside the furnace, not sure if the greatest of locations. Actually, I'm near chicago. It's a 1600 s.f. home, high energy efficency const. Outside wall get...
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    Hi everyone, Just joined in but I've looked...

    Hi everyone,

    Just joined in but I've looked over many of the posts on good installs. I'm about to close on a new home and jst want to get the geniuses opninion on my soon to be new furnace. Its...
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