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  1. Reputable HVAC tech in Southern California area

    Can someone recommend a good HVAC tech in the Southern California (San Diego, near Torrey Pines) area? A friend of mine is looking for someone to give her a second opinion.
    Thanks!
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    Thanks

    Great! Thanks for that info, cmajerus. Makes me feel better...
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    LOAD CALC Numbers are:

    sq ft:1716
    BTU Heating:57103
    BTU Cooling Rm total:35784
    Sensible Cooling: 31692
    Latent Cooling: 4091
    Cooling CFM: 1614

    If you have read any of my other posts, contractor installed xv80 80K...
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    thanks guys!

    I asked because my HVAC guys just ran a load calc on my home, and the design temps on their calculations were 22/92. Cheers!
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    Area Design Temperatures

    How do I find the most accurate design temperatures for my area (Atlanta,GA), for both winter and summer? Are these temps "rule of thumb" or are there specific numbers that are most often used?...
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    There will be no convincing 'em now ...

    Yep, I see those RISE numbers in the service facts. I mentioned this to my contractor and he said they are satisfied with my current numbers (gas pressure and temp rise), because they called Trane...
  7. Second- Just curious, why shouldn't ComfortR run...

    Second-
    Just curious, why shouldn't ComfortR run with 350 cfm per ton???

    Thanks!
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    Second, Dip Switches 7 and 8 are currently ON/ON...

    Second,
    Dip Switches 7 and 8 are currently ON/ON (Heat-Low Airflow). The changes were made a few days ago. Also note that the First and Second Stage Temp Rise were taken in this mode (Low heat...
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    Pressure, Temp Rise Numbers

    C-
    Gas pressure is 1.5 (Low) and 3.0 (High), with Temp Rise = 44 in Second Stage. First Stage Rise was 40/41. Are those NORMAL Gas Pressures?? Jeff
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    The furnace (xv80) was just installed two weeks...

    The furnace (xv80) was just installed two weeks ago..
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    RE-VISIT ... beat the dead horse again.

    I have an older outside AC unit (Trane XE 1000 2.5 ton), so I assume it is only a 1-stager. Does the TCONT802 get me anything extra in cooling mode, or is the Comfort R settings on the board...
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    Aunt Bea, call the man...

    I would call your friendly neighborhood HVAC professional and ask them to come out and install. (forum is non-DIY).

    You get a nice new stat, with a nice warranty!
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    Just a follow-up: I left the Trane regional tech...

    Just a follow-up: I left the Trane regional tech guy a voice-mail in the evening and asked him to call me. He called me back first thing the following morning. He was a very sharp guy and a pleasure...
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    I was able to finally track down the regional...

    I was able to finally track down the regional distribution center and actually talked to someone and then got the name/number of one of their HVAC techs, who was OUT on a service call! Tigerdunes,...
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    Yes, Sir! I have a Trane .. nice. I'll try and...

    Yes, Sir! I have a Trane .. nice. I'll try and contact them. I just called the 1.877.my.trane number and talked to an older (80+) lady in Kentucky. Really nice, just thought it was funny, b/c that...
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    Atlanta Area HVAC specialist

    Are there any forum members that service areas outside Atlanta (west)? If so, please let me know or send me contact info. Thanks!
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    Too much pressure?

    If an HVAC systems' ducting is inadequate and supply air is greater than return air, can too much pressure build inside of a "tight envelope" home?
    note: Please let me know if this post should be...
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    Thanks Geodude, I'll look into those. Cheers!

    Thanks Geodude, I'll look into those. Cheers!
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    I actually just removed 4 of the 6 return grilles...

    I actually just removed 4 of the 6 return grilles and noticed a very small difference (reduction) in air noise. Hopefully will have my tech give me system static, true temp rises and gas pressure in...
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    I'll have the tech back out to measure the first...

    I'll have the tech back out to measure the first and second stage temp rise, check gas pressures and total system static pressure. Question: What are potential problems that could arise with my new...
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    What impacts the temperature rise? Is it the...

    What impacts the temperature rise? Is it the longer the thing runs, the warmer the exchanger gets? .. Or gas flow, or too little air?? The tech measured at 40 when he was out a couple of days ago...
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    I just had a new gas furnace installed and the...

    I just had a new gas furnace installed and the idea behind my "oversizing" was about the same: I was told --> That the 80K, 4-ton unit was recommended (for me)to handle the cooling needs (Georgia)....
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    Xe1000

    My Outdoor Unit is a Trane XE1000 (14.5 years old). I'm actually getting ready to have the HVAC guys come out to run the load calc numbers, and recommend an upgrade. Any suggestions: XR14, XL14, 15...
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    Thanks Second Opinion!

    Thanks Second Opinion!
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    2-stage...

    I'm also about to have a 2-stage stat installed, as I just had a Trane VS 2-stage furnace installed. I understand the role the stat plays while heating, but does it contribute as much during the...
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    I let the temp drop to 66, then raised temp on...

    I let the temp drop to 66, then raised temp on stat to 72. Stage-1 ran for 10 minutes, then stage two fired and ran for 39.5 minutes. 49.5 minutes total to raise temp from 66 to 73. I took the air...
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    I have read that particular filter isn't very...

    I have read that particular filter isn't very "passive". I actually had the HVAC tech guy set dip switches 7 and 8 to OFF/ON. The settings are not in the install guide, but are listed on the cabinet...
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    Temp Rise was taken in First-Stage. Two 12-inch...

    Temp Rise was taken in First-Stage. Two 12-inch return ducts, link to two return boxes, each with 2 14x6 returns, also one stand-alone return with 14x6, with 12 supplies. I just stuck in a Filtrete...
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    Pics from my new install

    What 'ya think? Everything look OK from where you are standing? Anyone know any trusted HVAC techs in the Carrollton/Douglasville, GA (40 miles west of Atlanta) area?

    thanks,
    Jeff
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    Thanks

    Jeff

    Yes, I had seen the discussion but even after looking thru the posts a few times, I couldn't tell for sure if the discussion was concerning heat-pump or non HP (or both). At any rate, my...
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    Comfort-R: O energized from R or Y

    ... For Comfort-R Functions when cooling, O is energized from R or Y?? (GAS FURNACE XV80).

    Thanks.
    Jeff
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    TEMP Rise

    Actually I did do a good job, as I got the Tech back out and he also showed a temperature rise of 40!

    Do I need a jumper from Y to O for the cooling delays?

    Thanks!
    Jeff
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    cmajerus Actually, NO, the temp rise was NEVER...

    cmajerus
    Actually, NO, the temp rise was NEVER taken. I attempted it and got a 40, but I'm sure I didn't do it correctly. Thanks, jeff
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    Yep, you are right. I'll get the 2-stage stat and...

    Yep, you are right. I'll get the 2-stage stat and just "move on". I appreciate everyones' time and input.

    Happy New Year!
    Jeff
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    I currently have only a cheap one-stage stat....

    I currently have only a cheap one-stage stat. Tech told me they have found that with the VS two-stage heat, a one-stage stat is all that they recommend. However, I know now that is not the case. I do...
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    I agree, and don't think the 4-ton unit was...

    I agree, and don't think the 4-ton unit was needed. I'm not 100% sure about the coil. It's a 14.5 year-old, model: TXC031C4HPB1. I agree with the 2-stage stat. I plan to have them install one ASAP to...
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    I think the dipswitch settings are correct. I got...

    I think the dipswitch settings are correct. I got them from the Trane Install Guide. Yes, the outdoor unit is an A/C. All settings were initially made by the Trane Install Tech, but after I called...
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    Settings

    Ryan-
    What should I look-out for? The outside unit (A/C) switches are currently set to ON ON OFF OFF (1,2,3,4) for a 2.5 ton unit, Normal 400 CFM/ton.

    Thanks again!
    Jeff
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    Trane XV80 (UD080R9V4K) Question

    Hi Everyone-

    I just had a 15 year old Trane gas furnace (radiant sensor) replaced with an XV80 VS 2-stage (4-ton) furnace. The HVAC consultant suggested that I go with a 4-ton because it is what...
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