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    What the heck are you babbling about? ...

    What the heck are you babbling about?

    Anybody with any network knowledge can set up their home network for secure, controlled access from the outside. The SAM is just another node on your home...
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    Answers: The circulating air will pass through...

    Answers:

    The circulating air will pass through the filter.

    All houses leak unless super-sealed. The slight negative pressure caused by a running fan system will draw in outside air.
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    Then here's a sales tip for you. Take it to...

    Then here's a sales tip for you. Take it to Carrier...

    In the real world, people buy products that they think will be useful for them. Whether they be shoes or jeans or a laptop computer or a car...
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    You need to be in accounting. Your efforts are...

    You need to be in accounting. Your efforts are wasted here defending an expensive useless product that DOES NOT DO what you want it to do.

    Nor does the website, which has remained UNCHANGED for...
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    I'm an IT guy and could access this thing in a...

    I'm an IT guy and could access this thing in a New York minute from the outside without paying Carrier that stupid 100/yr. That being said, the cost of the extra hardware is highway robbery and the...
  6. We run the system at the 1.5 story (open loft)...

    We run the system at the 1.5 story (open loft) end of our house on 'low' whenever we are home. The humidity has never bumped up at all in cooling season in the 4 yrs we have done this. The pre-set 5...
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    Keep in mind that 'low' will only keep air...

    Keep in mind that 'low' will only keep air circulating 'low' when it's not cooling/heating. When a call for cooling (or heating) is made, the system will run the fan at whatever speed it deems...
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    The Infinity controller screen only lights up for...

    The Infinity controller screen only lights up for 15 sec when a button is pushed. Otherwise it's off. The 2 tiny LEDs for cool/heat running are not visible 45 degrees off-center, even in a dark...
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    This is not a DIY forum and I am just a...

    This is not a DIY forum and I am just a homeowner, but I can tell you this, as I was there when one was replaced under warranty. The Infinity comes in 2 pieces. A base plate that is wired (4 wires)...
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    We have two I-80s and Infinity Performance 13s...

    We have two I-80s and Infinity Performance 13s outside, with 2 Infinity controllers and it works great! The controller works wonderfully with the I-80 variable speed motor. But, are you sure that...
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    Sounds to me like you have some serious...

    Sounds to me like you have some serious consumption that is not related to HVAC. .

    We have a 3.5 yr old, 3 bedroom + media room, ICF home -- 3100 sq ft, 1.5 stories with a 28ft vaulted...
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    I think you need to clean up your post. The...

    I think you need to clean up your post.

    The title refers to 'supply air temps.' Then you talk about 'supply air output temps.' Then you ask about 'output temps.'

    What do you want? And,...
  13. You are absolutely correct in that! And if you...

    You are absolutely correct in that! And if you have open cell in the attic floor, then you will discover a leak a lot quicker than if it's closed cell -- which you may not discover for months, after...
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    There a huge supplies of natural gas worldwide. ...

    There a huge supplies of natural gas worldwide. The problem is distribution to a customer. LNG shipping and storage is starting to address that. In areas of plentiful NG, it is a cheaper and much...
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    We have had our Takagi for 2 years in our new...

    We have had our Takagi for 2 years in our new home and it's awesome.

    We gave up buggy whips 90 years ago, too. ;)
  16. For our custom-built home our designer/builder's...

    For our custom-built home our designer/builder's sub was going to put in Goodman, because that's what he always did. I vetoed that in a New York minute, did some research here and elsewhere and had...
  17. I'm a homeowner and we have an MVP58. We leave...

    I'm a homeowner and we have an MVP58. We leave it on "let the Infinity control/furnace control things" all the time. Why? Because that's what I paid the money for and that's what it is designed...
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    You are suspicious "...they say any home can be...

    You are suspicious "...they say any home can be perfect when as a designer, I know full well that all house plans are not the same." ???

    WTF is that supposed to mean? All house plans are not...
  19. There's big issue #1. No returns anywhere close...

    There's big issue #1. No returns anywhere close to remove old air so conditioned air can move in.

    Plus, if your door into the garage is not sealed well, then more unconditioned air is being...
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    Talk to Richard Rue here:...

    Talk to Richard Rue here: http://www.energywisestructures.com

    Follow what they say and they will guarantee your consumption for the first two years of ownership. And, they pay you the difference...
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    And how much less is your A/C running, on a year...

    And how much less is your A/C running, on a year over year basis, than before?

    I'm not suggesting an RB doesn't lower attic temps. But, since you live in the home, and not the attic, how much...
  22. Just a homeowner chiming in, here, but did you...

    Just a homeowner chiming in, here, but did you ever get a chance to look at the flex duct work beforehand? Can you see it now, or is it covered up?

    The reason I ask is that most new-builder HVAC...
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    Interesting stuff, esp. the "RB on the attic...

    Interesting stuff, esp. the "RB on the attic floor" stuff here:
    http://www.radiantguard.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=49 as well as the PDF.

    If, after 10 years, an RB on the floor loses 50%...
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    Let's not forget that the fan stops, then returns...

    Let's not forget that the fan stops, then returns to 'low' 5 minutes after the cooling call has ended, in order for the coil to drip dry first.
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    I noticed upon reading this that the OP is...

    I noticed upon reading this that the OP is concerned about the temperature in his attic. Nowhere has he gone into details about the comfort and temperature in his home.

    After you get the laser...
  26. RE: what GA-HVAC-Tech said "My recommendation...

    RE: what GA-HVAC-Tech said "My recommendation would be to use a RGPR furnace (80% 2-stage with variable speed blower), and a UPNL H/P (13 SEER R-410). With the VS furnace, you will end up with...
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    Talk to Jessica Simpson... she can point you...

    Talk to Jessica Simpson... she can point you toward the storage drums. :cool:
  28. My HVAC guy and my design/builder were a bit...

    My HVAC guy and my design/builder were a bit skeptical, but not outrageous like yours sound like.

    After all was said and done, they thanked me for teaching them few new tricks! I learned it all...
  29. There is a paint for metal roofs that reflects...

    There is a paint for metal roofs that reflects heat -- do not know what it is called. It works similar to a radiant barrier inside. Google and you will find some. You could paint the exterior of...
  30. BL... you wasscally wabbit... I always love your...

    BL... you wasscally wabbit... I always love your posts! The latent heat SLC won'tnhave to worry about is key and is likely the issue the OPs GC knows nothing about. He just knows tonnage.

    On the...
  31. As a homeowner, these are the questions I would...

    As a homeowner, these are the questions I would ask the GC:
    1) What do you know about HVAC?
    2) Don't you just follow what your subs recommend?

    As a homeowner, these are the questions I would...
  32. They are the best!

    We used Richard Rue and EnergyWise two years ago for our ICF home. He is located in a suburb of the DFW metro area and is INCREDIBLY well respected in the energy efficient, SIP and ICF construction...
  33. We have had that furnace, with a Performance A/C...

    We have had that furnace, with a Performance A/C and the Infinity control for almost 2 yrs now. Awesome, awesome system!

    OldManRivah... here's all you need to know on the Infinity Control,...
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    I think that one could easily lose their watch...

    I think that one could easily lose their watch when under attack... :D
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    As a consumer that researched this extensively 2...

    As a consumer that researched this extensively 2 tears ago, you are correct. The payback is like 10 years with the costs for a 94/96 install/equipment vs 80 Infinity in a south climate like Dallas.
    ...
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    CottyGee... you are doing exactly what I did here...

    CottyGee... you are doing exactly what I did here 2+ years ago. It was invaluable in getting educated about what to ask and what to look for. I ended up with a GREAT Carrier system by our pro. ...
  37. jramunni... You will have VS speed control on...

    jramunni... You will have VS speed control on the cooling, including the "cool to dehumidify" with the Infinity t-stat, with your single-stage compressor. We have a single stage Carrier Performance...
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    Go into 'Basic' mode and knock the time up 1 hour!

    Go into 'Basic' mode and knock the time up 1 hour!
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    Very true! Especially in the south and the coasts...

    Very true! Especially in the south and the coasts -- higher overall humidities seem to play a roll in how the odor "traps into" rugs, chairs etc.

    As a frequent traveller, I always insist on a...
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    We have two Infinity VS 2-stage furnaces and...

    We have two Infinity VS 2-stage furnaces and Performance 13 SEER single stage compressors with Infinity controllers. The homeowner benefits Dash mentioned are worth every cent we spent on the...
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    Now, go and change them to CFLs and save even...

    Now, go and change them to CFLs and save even more energy dollars... ;-)

    And now, back to our topic at hand....
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    On our 3000 sq ft 1.5 story home went with 2...

    On our 3000 sq ft 1.5 story home went with 2 Infinity VS furnace/Performance 13 SEER compressors. We chose to because of the nature of our design with a vaulted area in the middle of the house. It...
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    I hear ya! But, you really should quit staring...

    I hear ya!

    But, you really should quit staring at the thing... ;-)
  44. Yes Grasshopper~!

    Dash... yes, I am sure.
    Doc... yes, sometimes when I'm in 'learning mode' myself, I do.
    JRB... No stares... I blinked quite often when 'wondering why.'

    Knowledge is good, no!! Else, none of you...
  45. Just noticed this at home... The schedule has...

    Just noticed this at home...

    The schedule has the setpoint at 78 between 9am and 5pm. It's 3:30 now and the inside temp reads 77. The 'Cool at' temp is 77 -- which is the setpoint and should...
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    410a is ozone safe because it is a fluorocarbon,...

    410a is ozone safe because it is a fluorocarbon, not a chlorofluorocarbon. Thus, it does not contain chlorine molecules, which attack(ed) the ozone layer.

    However, fluorocarbons can contribute...
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    If you go with an 80%, 63K, two stage VS like the...

    If you go with an 80%, 63K, two stage VS like the Csrrier, you get a great unit and you don't oversize. I would not want to be owning a heat pump when we get 5 straight days of 20f lows and 32...
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    The numbers display above the bar graph on my...

    The numbers display above the bar graph on my Infinity. But it may only be in advanced mode when setting 'dehumidify on' it does... I'm not in front of it right now.
  49. Well, you nailed it right on! That's what it was...

    Well, you nailed it right on! That's what it was doing -- cycling off due to low pressure. The Puron was low, which also explains why the lineset entering the coil inside was frosting at the entry...
  50. Update -- Something else is up...

    It still kept doing the cycling, but only occasionally at initial call for cooling. Then, I just noticed that blowing air did not seem as cold -- measured it with my laser and it was 74 at a supply...
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