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    Simple?

    "Could this temperature difference indicate a leak in the return ducts?"

    Or could this delta indicate a chimney effect within the supply?

    Why not have a blower door test run on the structure...
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    Available for free via inter-library loan system

    flemingljr

    Yes with high school mathematics you can do an ACCA Manual J calculation, albeit you will not be able to make meaningful inferences from the results owing to the lack of validity of...
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    Fairfax County?

    VAQuestion; If you live in Fairfax County then your existing equipment was sized by a Manual J calculation. It is a jurisdictional Code Requirement that a mechanical permit be obtained on all new...
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    Ask for references

    KatFarmer;

    One “safe” gauge of reliability is the length of warranty provided by the equipment manufacture. I work for a TRANE shop and we install products that span the full spectrum.
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    Wiring Schematic for TRANE XV Furnace Units

    siggeorge;

    You should have received the Owners & Installer's Guide for your unit from your TRANE Dealer. These documents are clearly labeled that they ARE TO BE GIVEN to the OWNER at time of...
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    Food for thought

    After searching through this thread I’ve become concerned that the spirit and intent of the actual issue at hand hasn’t been taken to heart. The adverse health effects caused by ozone depletion are...
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    Specifications for Unit

    Only your jurisdictional inspection agency can answer this...
    Albeit we always install per manufactures specification and requirements, make sense?
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    Be certain to consult the manufacture’s specs

    AW;

    Where are you located? What time of year was the home built?

    You've received excellent advice about a concern that your HVAC system was run during the construction of your home. This is a...
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    NATE Certified Technicians

    Tigerdriver;

    You’ve already received good advice…
    Check with the local BBB, bad news travels fast and far.

    That said, since you are looking for Service rather than Sales I strongly...
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    Hhomeowner; Have you discussed this situation...

    Hhomeowner;

    Have you discussed this situation with your Carrier Contractor?

    If so what was his/her reply?

    In order to obtain meaningful support from this forum you might consider providing...
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    Safety First

    Amy;

    Owing to the age of your furnace, it is now at its limits of the intended design life. To this end you need to be very concerned about the integrity of the heat exchanging unit within the...
  12. Thread: SEER vs EER

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    SEER verses EER

    Mchild;

    We receive this question frequently, thus in a nutshell, the “S” is an abbreviation for Seasonal (an average) adjustments of EER.

    EER: (Energy Efficiency Ratio) The ratio of the...
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    R22 Phaseout Schedule

    Sue;

    Your wish is my command:

    "I just wish I could see into the future as far as availability is concerned. Plus my contractor prefers R22."

    Look no futher than the Authoritative Source:
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    Ari

    Sue;

    In answer to your question: “Would that be because the units they sell (Rheem) are rated differently?”

    All residential air conditioning units in question are rated by the Air-Conditioning...
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    Bayan440; Because of Florida's operational...

    Bayan440;

    Because of Florida's operational expense you might want to get a quote on a 2TWX5030A1000A for comparison.

    Important Note: Since

    “Existing electrical, refrigerant, and...
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    Vendor carried by wholesaler

    Frankt;

    From your all your previous posts it appears that this is a retro-fit into an existing system, correct?

    If so have you enlisted a professional competent with at a minimum ACCA’s Manual...
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    Authoritative Source

    Airbuck;

    I recommend that you only provide information from an authoritative source. Unfortunately far too many have vested interests and hidden agendas that cloud the waters on the HCFC phase...
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    Why not just ask?

    Please do consider open and sincere communication with the technician at the time. You could save yourself and others from possible unwarranted trepidation.

    Case in point, if you arrive at a...
  19. Thread: TXV function

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    Thermostatic Expansion Valve

    What does the TXV do? It replaces a fixed orifice valve which is only capable of a static flow of refrigerant into the evaporator (under any given system temperature/pressure scenario). As...
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    Wood Stove verses Fireplaces

    pioneerbear;

    Thank you for your input on this forum, I personally wanted to say that I'm sorry you had to suffer the abuse that comes with trying to understand a closed industry. I didn't dare...
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    Validation of Manual J results

    Please allow me to preface the following reflections by honoring Don Sleeth with a deep felt appreciation for the wonderful mission he has accomplished by automating ACCA Manual J Seventh Edition...
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    Important Consideration

    Lafutura;

    While everyone thus far seems to be focused on their own perceptions of merit, please allow me to cloud the waters.

    More important than the “brand” of unit is the connection to the...
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    Determination of equipment capacity

    Cwtdallas;

    It appears that you’ve invested some initial research into this issue, thus I’ll endeavoring to steer you in an appropriate direction based upon inferences you’ve drawn thus far.
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    ACCA Manual D

    “They will install only one return” mlbussert, I assume that “they” is a qualified HVAC Contractor, if so “they” would have designed the air distribution system to meet the required manufacture’s...
  25. Can you provide more information?

    bnbhoha; As BaldLoonie tactfully mentioned, please no dollar amounts... Also please help the Forum help you: What is the climate of your residence, it is an important variable. Does Air Conditioning...
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