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    Thanks Tinknocker for being honest. I wish more...

    Thanks Tinknocker for being honest. I wish more people in every business were more honest. Fortunately I have found an honest HVAC guy and I'm sticking to him like glue and I tell everyone of my...
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    Aren't you supposed to educate the consumer...

    Aren't you supposed to educate the consumer before you are turned off by having them say that price is their number one objective? I suppose when you go into purchase a car, you not only pay retail...
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    tpa, How big is your propane tank and what is...

    tpa,
    How big is your propane tank and what is the longest that you've run the onan for?
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    Best place I've seen for standby generators is...

    Best place I've seen for standby generators is http://www.norwall.com which has a generac 15kw air cooled shipped for $2960.
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    I wonder what would be cheaper. Running a few...

    I wonder what would be cheaper. Running a few ventless AC units around the house with 1 or 2 portables or going for a standby? I figure I can get an air-cooled 15kw for $3K but it's going to cost...
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    Here's the link. ...

    Here's the link.
    http://www.consumerreports.org/main/detailv4.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=570875&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=10895&bmUID=1125766706704
  7. For whole house air cleaners in their most recent...

    For whole house air cleaners in their most recent magazine.
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    I just got mine done today on a typical hot day...

    I just got mine done today on a typical hot day in Jax, Fl (95 w/ 95% humidity). 2nd floor was running constantly from 10 am-10 pm set anywhere from 76-78 (sometimes I would just turn it off for 30...
  9. Thread: foam facts

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    Very interesting observation about the foam. I've...

    Very interesting observation about the foam. I've wondered why they don't put an aluminum frame over the main tank as well. I do know they did away with the paint due to weight (they painted the...
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    I just got quoted at $1.80 sq ft for our attic. ...

    I just got quoted at $1.80 sq ft for our attic. I'm waiting for another contractor to give me his estimate.
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    Call the manufacturer and let them know what you...

    Call the manufacturer and let them know what you told us and tell them it is unacceptable. Then ask for a different service company.
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    I have used Iceynene in our walls and am tempted...

    I have used Iceynene in our walls and am tempted to use it in our attic. However, they have not concluded the long term effects of the insulation to the roof shingles. It will make the shingles...
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    I currently have a packaged unit that we will be...

    I currently have a packaged unit that we will be replacing soon due to a remodeling. The initial thought was to purchase a split and put the air handler in the pantry (causing a little cramped...
  14. Dash, One of the salesreps left his file...

    Dash,
    One of the salesreps left his file folder here and never called or came over to pick it up. There is a $2200 difference between a 13 seer system they are selling and the 12 seer system (3...
  15. Dash, I'm up in Jacksonville and have been...

    Dash,
    I'm up in Jacksonville and have been pricing out units for the past three months trying to determine whether I need to change out my Payne 10 seer units as we have added 600 sq feet (300...
  16. I've been pricing them out myself and have found...

    I've been pricing them out myself and have found almost a 2 grand difference between the a 12 and 13 Lennox. I've done the calculations for JEA and it comes to around $10 savings on the highest...
  17. Go with the 12 seer. Efficiency is not much...

    Go with the 12 seer. Efficiency is not much different and you'll pay a preimium for the 13. Let's assume you save $5-10 a month going with a 13 seer. If the 13 seer is 2 grand more than the 12, it...
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    I absolutely agree with you. You are the one...

    I absolutely agree with you. You are the one with the skills and the knowledge to get the job done right. I wouldn't dare try to install, fix, maintain or do anything but sweep debris off my heat...
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    No, I don't think a 25-30% profit margin is too...

    No, I don't think a 25-30% profit margin is too big. It would be perfect. I do think a 70% profit is.
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    Part 2: I was thinking about the thread as I...

    Part 2:
    I was thinking about the thread as I drove today and I came to some personal conclusions. There are jobs I have done myself around the house including painting, hanging siding, some...
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    Operator, Again, I don't compare the fence to...

    Operator,
    Again, I don't compare the fence to an HVAC. I agree completely with Litle cat that I am willing to pay for quality service and as most people want, I expect honesty and will not settle...
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    I do believe the trend is that consumers are...

    I do believe the trend is that consumers are becoming more versed in what they are purchasing and are trying (either honestly or dishonestly) to save money. I have received 4 quotes for new heat...
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    As I am in a similar situation I will tell you...

    As I am in a similar situation I will tell you what I've learned. First, I too am considering a rehaul of the 1st floor hvac as we have had rats in the flex ducts and would like to upgrade the heat...
  24. I've been reading this website for the last two...

    I've been reading this website for the last two months and need some advise. We are in Jacksonville, FL and own a 1937 two story 3100 sq foot house above grade. We have two 5 yeaer old systems, a...
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