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  1. Looking for licensed HVAC tech to do my furnance cleaning in Schaumburg, IL

    Are there any licensed HVAC tech's on this board interested in doing a furnace cleaning/inspection at my rental condo in Schaumburg, IL?

    Let me know.

    Thanks!
    Jim
  2. Thanks VSTECH. Yes, Ideally I'd like to just...

    Thanks VSTECH.

    Yes, Ideally I'd like to just keep and repair. When my home (not rental condo) furnance was just cleaned a week ago, I mentioned my rental situation to the HVAC tech and he said...
  3. Brands I should look at for small rental condo furnace?

    Hi,
    I have a 900 sq ft rental condo with a 40 y.o. gas furnance (Chicago suburbs) that vents through the roof.

    When the furnance is cleaned this year, I suspect that I'll be told to replace it ...
  4. As I understand it from reading the "AOP...

    As I understand it from reading the "AOP Residential HVAC" forum rules, the purpose of the "AOP Residential HVAC" forum is for equipment owners (e.g., homeowners) to ask non-DIY/non-pricing questions...
  5. How to post in AOP Residential HVAC? (no permission? huh?)

    Hi,
    Can some one help direct me how to post a new thread/question in "AOP Residential HVAC"?

    That forum says I don't have permission (yet I have permission to post here).

    I would have sent an...
  6. Thanks for confirming this is not normal. I'll...

    Thanks for confirming this is not normal. I'll be calling the dealer/installer -- they have to be getting tired of me calling them.

    Yes, it is both inside the lower cabinet and outside on the...
  7. Normal for water to pool under two year old Lennox furnace G61MPV 60c-111?

    Hopefully this is not considered DIY since I'll be having this serviced under warranty. I just need other perspectives.

    Two year old (26 months) Lennox G61MPV 60c-111 furnace installed in upright...
  8. Is the outdoor temp directly or inversly...

    Is the outdoor temp directly or inversly correlated to savings?

    That is,...

    A) the lower the outside temp, the more savings by reducing the tstat 10-15 for 8 hrs.?
    OR

    B) the higher the...
  9. Thanks... that's good to know. Thanks for...

    Thanks... that's good to know.

    Thanks for correcting my understanding.
  10. Really True? SmartMoney.com says to lower tstat 10*-15* to save 15% on heat bills

    Is this really true? SmartMoney.com says to lower tstat 10*-15* while at work or sleeping in order to save 15% on winter heating bills.

    It was my understanding that a 10*-15* t-stat change for...
  11. You are correct, I threw the last punch (it was...

    You are correct, I threw the last punch (it was my first punch).


    Every profession has it's share of ambassadors and detractors. If you wanted to, you could postion HVAC-TALK.com to be a great...
  12. I never made an attack on the HVAC industry until...

    I never made an attack on the HVAC industry until your member attacked me:

    "You are not resistant to new concepts at all, are you? Even if they expose mistakes you've made. Impressive lack of...
  13. This also reminds me that of the 6 new furnace/AC...

    This also reminds me that of the 6 new furnace/AC quotes I received 1.5 years ago, 5 of the 6 were $2-$3 more than the local guy I went with (all were comparable 95% AFUE non-modulating). Plus, 2 of...
  14. As I said before, sealing was going to cost the...

    As I said before, sealing was going to cost the same as a used car. I didn't display the cost due to forum rules. But since you are attacking me about being closed minded and having a big ego, I...
  15. Why do you feel the need to personally attack me?...

    Why do you feel the need to personally attack me?

    What have I done to you?

    Why are you deciding to make this personal?


    As I've said many times before, the house was built this way 40 years...
  16. "heat-flux" is EXACTLY the info I was looking...

    "heat-flux" is EXACTLY the info I was looking for. THanks.

    This tells me that heat transfer from the attic can still occur with 1.5'+ insulation in the attic.
  17. I have 3 more CO alarms (just alarms, no digital...

    I have 3 more CO alarms (just alarms, no digital readout meters)... one on the first floor living room (where the wood burning insert is) and 2 more upstairs by the bedrooms.
  18. I have a CO alarm with a digital readout that...

    I have a CO alarm with a digital readout that gives current CO reading and maximum CO reading since the last reset.

    I've had no CO readings (except for one minor 20 (twenty) PPM reading once -- so...
  19. You're right. I have a perceived summertime...

    You're right. I have a perceived summertime radiant heat transfer from the attic to the second floor.

    Second floor summer heat could very well be radiant heat from the walls, windows and the 2...
  20. It's 3500 CFM... the audit said I should work to...

    It's 3500 CFM... the audit said I should work to address that. The four (4) biggest leaks (in random order are):
    - fireplace #1 (I already reduced leakage via installing a wood insert and blockoff...
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    I'm not a Pro... just a homeowner researching...

    I'm not a Pro... just a homeowner researching powered attic vents (like the solar unit your are thinking of installing).

    As I understand it, POWERED attic vents require a much greater amount of...
  22. As for CAZ readings... none were taken. I have a...

    As for CAZ readings... none were taken. I have a CO monitor 24" from the water heater exhaust hood.

    Theoretically, if the rest of the house is tight and I have a leaking furnace return, I could...
  23. TedKidd - What are you trying to say? ...

    TedKidd - What are you trying to say?

    Separately, as the new owner of this 40 yo house with original WHF, I've taken steps to improve the safety:
    - Replaced furnance with a 95% AFUE Lennox...
  24. My bad, I was just looking at the CO2 reduction...

    My bad, I was just looking at the CO2 reduction credit program documentation to find our CFM blower door test results. Naturally what I meant to type was that I have a CO detector.

    Ironically,...
  25. Yes, I agree, but it won't be an issue in this...

    Yes, I agree, but it won't be an issue in this application.

    If I installed a PAV, Iíd only use the PAVís thermostat (summer) and deactivate the PAVís humidistat (winter). I have no issue with...
  26. BTW, I've learned via my searches that on...

    BTW, I've learned via my searches that on HVAC-TALK.COM there is a HEATED (pun intended) debate going on regarding how evil whole house fans are and how bad they are if there is a gas appliance.
    ...
  27. Before all this started, we did get an energy...

    Before all this started, we did get an energy audit. Results:
    - 7.44 ACH @ 50 Pascals
    - 3500 CFM @ 50 Pascals

    These results were WITH:
    - 3 wood fireplaces with only a cast iron dampers (the...
  28. Shophound - Thanks for the reply. I understood...

    Shophound - Thanks for the reply. I understood your point -- I was just still mulling it over.

    My attic deck comment was in response to Aholleman who recommended sealing the attic floor, not your...
  29. Yes, the whole house fan works great... would...

    Yes, the whole house fan works great... would never have thought about having one unless the house came with it.

    I'd like to reduce the winter heat loss through the WHF by closing it up. My...
  30. Possible to closeup wholehouse fan by installing Powered Attic Fan?

    Please at least read this first post.

    It doesn't appear that this specific situation (especially no possiblity for soffit vents) has been addressed before.


    My wife and I moved into a...
  31. Your guess? How fast water pipes freeze when assuming....

    What's your guess? How fast do water pipes freeze AFTER indoor temperature hits 32*F on it's way to 25*F?

    Let's assume also:
    - water pipes are all in interior walls
    - water is not moving...
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    What air velocity to assume?

    Contractor didn't do Manual J last Nov when HVAC installed. I'm trying to verify that my drop return and filter are appropriately sized.

    Do I assume 500 ft/min or 300 to 350 ft/min?
    ...
  33. Thanks for the reply. I was thinking of...

    Thanks for the reply.
    I was thinking of additional returns in the bedroom and dining area of kitchen.

    I know about keeping returns out of bathrooms. :stinks:
  34. Yes, those codes are available for setting CPH...

    Yes, those codes are available for setting CPH for each of your heating stages (I think the G71MPP has three stages). The higher efficiency, multi-stage furnaces are designed to operate at low...
  35. I had hoped the same thing, but my installer...

    I had hoped the same thing, but my installer didn't know. I had to explain to the installer how the IAQ functioned, what it was capable of, where the tests were, etc.

    Somethings to make sure they...
  36. I suspect the static pressure bottleneck in my...

    I suspect the static pressure bottleneck in my system is still with my return ducts prior to the drop return and not with the pleated filter.

    Why? Despite the Merv 7 pleated filter, the oversized...
  37. What I hear you saying is that my new furnace's...

    What I hear you saying is that my new furnace's lifespan has dropped because I'm not using the 99 cent non-pleated/see-thru filter the HVAC contractor provided.

    That is, the $2.50 pleated Merv 7...
  38. I just reduced the ECM motor whine a lot (it's...

    I just reduced the ECM motor whine a lot (it's now very low) by replacing the non-pleated fiberglass filter with a relatively cheap pleated TrueBlue Merv 7 filter.

    I don't think the thicker filter...
  39. I have the same problem too with my 3 day old...

    I have the same problem too with my 3 day old furnace with ECM motor.

    I just replaced my 21 year old York with 1600 cfm AC motor with a Lennox G61MPV-060C-111 furnace with ECM DC motor.

    The new...
  40. DGIO-Not: Thanks for the ideas and tips. I...

    DGIO-Not: Thanks for the ideas and tips. I definitely have what you speak about (e.g., all unsealed and leaky ducts, some ducts running up along outside walls to second floor, etc.).
    ...
  41. I'm getting new furnace installed. I want to...

    I'm getting new furnace installed. I want to use the several year's of monthy gas usage vs. degree days that I have and compare it to what I experience with the new furnace installed.

    I realize...
  42. No help from York customer service: Need York NG efficiency %(or install manual)

    York customer service was unable to provide me the efficiency rating of my existing York furnace.

    I have a 4th generation furnace... the best they could do was supply me with a 3rd generation...
  43. PERFECT! Thanks! Your Download File #68-0287...

    PERFECT! Thanks!

    Your Download File #68-0287 shows both IN and OUT sensor terminals whereas the file I had (69-1710EFS) for just the indoor sensor referenced only the IN terminals
  44. Honeywell VisionPro IAQ - Indoor & Outdoor remote sensors at sametime?

    I'm having difficulty getting an answer from Honeywell.

    On the IAQ t-stat, is it possible to have installed an operating simultaneously BOTH the indoor remote sensor and outdoor sensor?

    No...
  45. Any benefit to insulating condensing furnance PVC cold air intake?

    I'll be having a condensing furnace installed to replace the old beast in the house.

    In outlying Chicago suburbs (where the winters are <32* and not uncommon for 30 days of < 0*), is there any...
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    I'm a HO with a York furnance too. Are you sure...

    I'm a HO with a York furnance too. Are you sure your furnace is 92%?

    I ask because the 2 in your model # indicates the furnance generation.

    Gen 3 models about that age with spark ignition were...
  47. Come on guys... what is a consumer supposed to...

    Come on guys... what is a consumer supposed to make of all of this??? :confused:

    I'd like to get a modulating furnance (Carrier ICS, Lennox or York are available to me... not sure what's the...
  48. Just when I think clarity is found, it gets murky...

    Just when I think clarity is found, it gets murky again.:eek2:

    First: I totally agree with you regarding increased heat loss at low air flow (e.g., poorly insulated ducts in unconditioned space)....
  49. Does AFUE include electric efficiency of a DC...

    Does AFUE include electric efficiency of a DC variable speed motor?

    If so, then a 95%AFUE single stage furnace (e.g., Carrier Comfort) is MORE efficient gas burner than a 95% AFUE modulating...
  50. hvacrmedic- I'm in the Chicago area so I need...

    hvacrmedic-

    I'm in the Chicago area so I need a furnace... heat pump won't work.

    I'm in the midst of getting bids back from contractors who have been out to estimate... so far though, the units...
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