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    BGE offer $400/yr to install e-saver switch!

    My power company, BGE, is offering $400 to me, if I allow them to install two next generation energy saver switches (I have two zones) which would cycle my AC between 1PM-7PM. Following years would...
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    Thank you for your inputs guys. The air handler...

    Thank you for your inputs guys. The air handler is in the attic so it would be hard for me to go take pictures of connections. Right now it sounds like I need to go back and doublecheck for the...
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    I don't have the exact model numbers with me...

    I don't have the exact model numbers with me right now, I know that it is the 3 ton xl16i heat pump and the top of the line variable speed air handler: is this info. specific enough?

    You mentioned...
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    XL16i Heatpump Question

    Good morning, I have a XL16i heatpump and variable speed air handler and VisionPro8000 thermostat. In the winter, when the outdoor unit stops, the indoor variable speed air handler stops too. They...
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    POLL: Winter Thermostat Setting

    69 Degrees, 24 hours a day, everyday, Maryland.

    Is this too cold or too hot for you all?:-)

    --James
  6. Ellicott City, Maryland

    Thank you for all your help!

    To answer your questions, I live in Ellicott City, Maryland. The 75 gallon regular gas water heater and the 78% gas furnace y-connect to a metal vent that goes up...
  7. Will I have venting issues for 80% hybrid system?

    I currently have an 80% furnace sharing a regular exhaust vent with a regular gas water heater. Replacing with a 90% furnace is difficult because of venting issues: orphaned water heater, installing...
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    Why do professionals love Heat Waves?

    Why do some professionals make remarks about the love for heat waves? Is it because these heat waves break air conditioners and customers need repair immediately, or is it because heat waves cause...
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    I think Arrid Dry is for another type of sweaty...

    I think Arrid Dry is for another type of sweaty duct;-)

    Thank you for all the info. about the boots, I never thought about that, but the explanation makes sense:-) I have one return and yes it...
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    The temperature difference between the two levels...

    The temperature difference between the two levels is about the same after I partially closed the air vents on the main level--James
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    How to stop ceiling air vents from sweating?

    I notice that my second level ceiling metal air vents/grills are sweating. Just beads of water on the metal vents. Am I the only one, should I be concerned, what is the problem, and how do I...
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    Swept wing blade: one speed

    Thank you for the clarification. Yes I have the new swept wing blade on my XL16i. I guess Trane needs to correct their online advertising.
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    XL16i: 2006 vs. 2007: multistage fan now?

    Today's Trane website says that the XL16i has a multistage fan. I got mine installed October of 2006, I know it has a 2 stage compressor, but the fan itself seems to spin at the same speed all the...
  14. POLL: Who gets Preventive Maintenance regularly?

    I get it twice a year, every year, spring and fall. I have two units/zones in my house. My system never breaks down, but sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who gets PM, and whether I should...
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    70 degrees setting: am I the only one?

    Am I the only one in the DC/MD/VA area who keeps the house set at 70 degrees in the summer?

    I think anything above 72 is too hot. Am I the only one? So many people here say that they keep the...
  16. I would probably replace it. If I'm a buyer and...

    I would probably replace it. If I'm a buyer and I'm looking at a 13 year old house. I will probably open the utility closet to take a look, "Ahhh, wow, there's a new furnace in here:-)"

    --James
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    Dear experts, I apologize if this is not the...

    Dear experts, I apologize if this is not the right place to ask this question: but is there a discussion site that is "as good as" hvac-talk, that is about home standby generators? With warm...
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    So if the 16 has one fixed fan speed outside, why...

    So if the 16 has one fixed fan speed outside, why does it have a variable motor outside?
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    The trane website says that the xl16i heatpump...

    The trane website says that the xl16i heatpump has a multistage fan. But brochure says that only the xl19i has the multistage fan. So does the xl16i heatpump have a multistage fan?

    I understand...
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    Dear experts, #1) Why do people get dual fuel...

    Dear experts,

    #1) Why do people get dual fuel systems when they can simply get a dual stage furnace? Isn't the first stage of a dual stage furnace about as efficient as a heat pump during mild...
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    Dear experts, it seems that my heat pump is using...

    Dear experts, it seems that my heat pump is using it's aux. heat only. It is 45 degrees outside. Is this normal? What is the operating temerature of a heat pump before it starts to use aux. heat...
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    Direct vent water heater?

    What is a direct vent water heater: new vent or new type of water heater? I wonder if most people in my situation stick with 80% furnace to avoid all this trouble... James:-)
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    Hi, I have a 78% furnace in zone 1 of my house...

    Hi, I have a 78% furnace in zone 1 of my house right now that shares one big vertical vent with my gas water heater.

    I heard that switching to a 90% furnace is not as easy as simply taking it off...
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    Dear Experts, Thank you for all the help on...

    Dear Experts,

    Thank you for all the help on these boards. I just purchased a Home Depot HVAC installation in Maryland. 3 ton heatpump Trane 16XLi with variable speed handler. I am very excited....
  25. 037 and 040 handlers are both 3 ton on website?

    I just noticed that the "037" AND the "040" are both 3 ton handlers on the Trane website. My tech recommended the "040." Funny that he calls it a 3.5 ton while Trane calls it a 3 ton. Thanks for...
  26. Dear experts, I am getting my heat pump replaced....

    Dear experts, I am getting my heat pump replaced. Tech recommended that I get a 3ton Trane 16Xli puron heatpump and a 3.5ton Trane puron variable handler. Can you do this, match a 3ton heatpump...
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    I live in Ellicott City Maryland. Does it cost...

    I live in Ellicott City Maryland. Does it cost more to buy HVAC through Home Depot vs. directly with the company that is contracted by Home Depot?

    I know that the company that is contracted by...
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    Hi there, I have a 14 year old Trane XE 1000 AC...

    Hi there, I have a 14 year old Trane XE 1000 AC and a 14 year old Trane XE 1000 heat pump. I would like to know if anyone can tell me anything about them and their tonnage, based on their model...
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    Hi, I see advertisements for this Heat Pump...

    Hi, I see advertisements for this Heat Pump Maximizer thing-a-ma-jig http://www.heatpumpmaximizer.com/ What is this thing and what does it actually do? Have any you had any experience with this and...
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    Hi, I have a heatpump that is able to keep the...

    Hi, I have a heatpump that is able to keep the house warm in the winter. But if I put my hands up to the registers, the air feels cool. How does a heat pump keep the house warm when it is blowing...
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    Hi, I have two 1992 Trane XE1000 outdoor units. ...

    Hi, I have two 1992 Trane XE1000 outdoor units. One is a heat pump and the other is an AC. How can I find out how many tons they are by looking at the numbers on the plates? Thanks, jAmEs
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    When 2006 arrives, will the entry-level Seer 13...

    When 2006 arrives, will the entry-level Seer 13 models cost less than the Seer 13 models of today? Do Trane and Carrier have new entry-level 13 Seer models ready to be released in January 2006, or...
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    What is the "thump-thump--thump---thump----thump"...

    What is the "thump-thump--thump---thump----thump" noise that I hear from the indoor unit of my heatpump after it cycles off, does it matter, is it the fan out of balance? It think it started two...
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    Just wondering what % of people get their HVAC...

    Just wondering what % of people get their HVAC system checked up every year, what would be your guess? --jAmEs
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    I use a programmable thermostat in central MD. ...

    I use a programmable thermostat in central MD. In terms of recovery, is it easier to heat a house from a set-back temperature, or cool a house from a set-up temperature?

    President Bush's new save...
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    If the heat pump is doing the heating, the...

    If the heat pump is doing the heating, the outdoor unit's fan should be running right? And if the aux. heat is doing the heating, the outdoor unit's fan should not be running right? I have a Trane...
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    Yawn...

    Yawn...
  38. I guess it's all about how much risk the HO wants...

    I guess it's all about how much risk the HO wants to take. The HO can either go to Home Depot and install the thermostat oneself, or pay to have a residential HVAC "wizard" install it. According to...
  39. Thread: Help

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    Is that bad or good?

    Is that bad or good?
  40. Home Depot Slogan: You can do it, we can help

    Home Depot World: I have to confess that I installed my thermostats myself too. And I am lucky that my HVAC still works. It was definitely not as easy as Home Depot makes it out to be: open cover,...
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    Scary angry professionals

    Wow, I think some "professionals" on this board might need some anger management and customer service classes.

    Pointing out mistakes is ok, but treating a customer in a condescending manner is a...
  42. Thread: Home Depot

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    Home Depot Installations

    Although not HVAC yet, my experience with Home Depot is good too. I bought a second house this past year and had Home Depot put in new windows and carpet and granite countertops. The estimation...
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    Wow, I came across this website and I think it is...

    Wow, I came across this website and I think it is so interesting and entertaining to read. I'm not an HVAC person but like everybody else, my life is affected by it. So now I am very interested in...
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