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    Thank you guys! A couple follow-on questions so I...

    Thank you guys! A couple follow-on questions so I can learn more from your responses:

    - why seal the filter door? Mine does fit fairly tight and has material on the back of the door that I think...
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    Seeing mold inside air handler

    My Trane 2.5 ton XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler was installed 5 years ago. Today I was replacing my air filter and noticed a few drops of condensation had dropped onto the filter from...
  3. Humidity side, will the A/C come on when the fan...

    Humidity side, will the A/C come on when the fan starts up in Circ mode?
  4. How will Trane unit run with Fan = Circ and System = Cool?

    I have a Trane 2.5 ton XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler. Last year I had a mold inspection performed and was advised I had no major mold issue. But the odor I notice in the spring and fall...
  5. Should the installer have used some type of...

    Should the installer have used some type of standard block-off part or do they just stuff some wadding in there?
  6. Should these lines to Trane air handler be sealed off?

    I have an XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler inside. I was changing my air filter and noticed the accumulation of dust around these hose pass-thru holes and wondered if air was bypassing my...
  7. This is my plate. It says "Minimum" of 17...

    This is my plate. It says "Minimum" of 17 amps...so 220 * 17 = 3740 watts, right? And I haven't checked my air handler yet.
    ...
  8. What is startup and runnng load for my Trane unit?

    I have a Trane 2.5 ton XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler and am trying to determine the startup and running load for the air conditioning mode to assist me in sizing a generator. I do not...
  9. OK, I went and stood in front of my t-stat to...

    OK, I went and stood in front of my t-stat to make sure of what I'm reporting. Here is what happened:


    set to Fan = Auto, System = Heat and I'm on my regular daytime schedule
    t-stat made quiet...
  10. To clarify....I *do* hear a loud click on the...

    To clarify....I *do* hear a loud click on the rare occasions when the aux heat comes on. I usually her that kick in when I've bumped the heat up manually. But the click I'm talking about hearing that...
  11. I am confident it is not the aux heat kicking in....

    I am confident it is not the aux heat kicking in. I first thought it was that so would jump up and go look on the t-stat to see if it was running. Rarely does my aux heat kick in with this new unit. ...
  12. Trane air handler starting to make loud click

    I'm in year 2 of ownership of Trane 2.5 ton XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler. The past few months I've begun to notice a couple loud clicks from the air handler closet at various stages of...
  13. is this uv filter/scrubber meant to kill mold...

    is this uv filter/scrubber meant to kill mold that appears on the filter or meant to kill airborne mold passing through the air filter?
  14. Air handler filter has small black dots of mold on it

    Hi guys. This past year I switched from the cheap air filters to a mid-priced filter in the hopes of removing a bit more dust/etc from our air. I'm currently using a Flanders brand 20x20 'EnergyAire'...
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    I have been reading up on 'buying guides' at Home...

    I have been reading up on 'buying guides' at Home Depot and Lowes yet none of them recommend a specific type of filtration for limescale or calcium. Is that because the filters they carry do not...
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    Hard water stains?

    Hi all. I get these hazy white spots on my eating utensils, dishes, counters, etc. from wherever water drops dry. Is this what is meant by 'hard water stains'? Is there anything I can do about this...
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    But wouldn't there be a more noticeable stank in...

    But wouldn't there be a more noticeable stank in that bathroom? Thanks for the tip though as I never thought of that.
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    No, no ducts in the slab. I like that peppermint...

    No, no ducts in the slab. I like that peppermint trick. May try that.
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    I took the advice about the humidity. I shut the...

    I took the advice about the humidity. I shut the windows Sunday and turned on the A/C. We were expecting a hot week so seemed like a good time to do it. The humidity dropped 10% and the smell got a...
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    I am trying to get the point. Some of these...

    I am trying to get the point. Some of these things are new ideas to me. I like the idea of a fresh air stream but I feel like I will be working against my heat (in winter) or A/C (in summer). How do...
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    What do I look for? I've never noticed a damp...

    What do I look for? I've never noticed a damp spot in the house but have not done a hands-and-knees chack as you suggest. I will though. Am I simply sniffing for a wet/mildewy smell or feeling for...
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    My Trane heat pump thermostat says 70% humidity,...

    My Trane heat pump thermostat says 70% humidity, although we've had a steady week of rain. House temps have been right at where neither heat nor ac has been needed so I've left it off. I know that is...
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    So embarrassed by my stinky house

    This house had a weird stink when I bought it 13 years ago. The owner had all the windows open when I checked it out so I did not notice. But have lived with it since then. At times it is worse than...
  24. I did check the meter by plugging in other...

    I did check the meter by plugging in other devices. My coffeemaker drew ~ 900 watts and a small heater drew the right amount of watts too.

    I believe the fridge is only drawing that amount of...
  25. Kill A Watt meter and odd results for my refrigerator

    Got my new Kill A Watt (P3) meter in the mail the other day. Plugged in my fridge to see what my running wattage was. I could hear the motor running but it was only showing around 200 watts. I...
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