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    Its more about comfort and quiet than dollars and...

    Its more about comfort and quiet than dollars and sense. Comfort is temperature and humidity together, and with two stage cooling the lower stage keeps you in the comfort zone better. Single stage on...
  2. Depends on you, your activity level, and local...

    Depends on you, your activity level, and local humidity. If humidity is fairly high, maybe address that first, or look at a system with a dehumidify mode. Things like ceiling fans can also raise the...
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    System installed 3 yrs now, working fine

    3 years ago I posted quite a few questions, and learned more about HVAC than I really wanted to, and more than a few were betting I would never get a system installed, but it went in and is still...
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    Its a goodman part, a dozen places will have it...

    Its a goodman part, a dozen places will have it and sell it to anybody, but I think that is NOT a smart idea.

    Since I am cheap too let me speak plainly, Have you considered that your friends...
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    People who can afford an Infinity system should...

    People who can afford an Infinity system should be happy with all aspects of life, but I don't see one going in my Chateau anytime soon.

    York Affinity 80 is what I picked, but I live near the...
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    Keep in mind just how insulting it is to your...

    Keep in mind just how insulting it is to your friends friend for you to shop for him. Basically you are saying that he is either a liar or a cheat or just stupid.

    I am a consumer, but I got 9 hits...
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    I like what Keepit said, its a small room and I...

    I like what Keepit said, its a small room and I would like to be "warm" getting out of the shower without heating up the whole house, and it must be cheaper to just exhaust the steamy air from a hot...
  8. Where I live in Calif (not far from Ontario, Cal)...

    Where I live in Calif (not far from Ontario, Cal) the city wants a permit for you to change a doorknob. I haven't seen one contractor mention a permit yet, and I started a thread on this forum to ask...
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    In fact you will, but only by a year on the model...

    In fact you will, but only by a year on the model specific stuff and generic items maybe never. I have a 91 Mustang and just found out all the door trim parts have dropped off the Ford inventory to...
  10. More than once in this process I have thought...

    More than once in this process I have thought about how much more I enjoy a trip to the dentist. Anyway contract is signed and I faxed it in a few hours ago, should have a firm date on install in the...
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    Not the barest twinge, the system as it is was...

    Not the barest twinge, the system as it is was created by contractors to serve their interests not mine. How many of you HVAC guys would let a Kirby vacuum cleaner seller in your front door, while...
  12. Thread: Oversize unit

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    Pay little attention to the numbers, this is from...

    Pay little attention to the numbers, this is from memory and to illustrate the point.

    Normal cooling, 400 cfm per ton.
    Cool to dehumidify, 80% of normal, 320 cfm per ton.
    Superdehumidify, even...
  13. Most of the units I see come precharged from the...

    Most of the units I see come precharged from the factory with enough juice for something like 15 feet of lineset. I have no idea if that amount can be added to or not.

    Didn't they put gauges on to...
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    What some people do is set the temp a bit lower,...

    What some people do is set the temp a bit lower, but have the system stop cooling when humidity reaches a set point, like don't cool past 77 or 55% humidity which ever happens first.

    Comfortable...
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    http://www.ceehvacdirectory.org is a dandy site...

    http://www.ceehvacdirectory.org is a dandy site to look up some basic information on model numbers and which other combinations are available.

    Don't get too focused on brand, ANY brand can work...
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    Having just gone through some bids like that,...

    Having just gone through some bids like that, Brand/seer, it caused problems when it was time to sign a contract and the models were not what I expected. Dealer quoted me on a York Affinity 14 seer...
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    Like I use to make gravy, sort of a decanting...

    Like I use to make gravy, sort of a decanting thing, or something fancy like a car uses to keep water out of fuel?
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    Find a basic HVAC book and have some fun, except...

    Find a basic HVAC book and have some fun, except for the 220 its not much more dangerous than messing on a car. If anything interesting happens do try to get it on video.
  19. If the furnace was chrome and going in the middle...

    If the furnace was chrome and going in the middle of my livingroom I would be thinking about brand, but in my attic or closet its going to be just quality and features vs price.

    My dealer includes...
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    For $10 a month more I can more than double my...

    For $10 a month more I can more than double my bandwidth.

    Sounds like some kind of filter that diverted the oil before the lineset back to the compressor might have some merit.
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    Some real estate agents used to go from eve to...

    Some real estate agents used to go from eve to eve, but they don't get away with that much anymore.

    I wonder what sort of numbers that calc comes up with for adobe houses.
  22. Hey thats the second guy I got a bid from. ...

    Hey thats the second guy I got a bid from.

    Southern California isn't Wisconsin, plenty of people "think" they get real fair prices, 5 written bids in total isn't an unreasonable amount, I did use...
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    Wow, I know I am up too late, but why is oil...

    Wow, I know I am up too late, but why is oil circulated through the lineset, isn't it only needed at the compressor?
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    Some of the brands I looked at had charts showing...

    Some of the brands I looked at had charts showing I think it was cooling capacity for each size of unit vs two or three possible sizes of lineset. Smaller had factors like .98 or .96, and larger had...
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    Yes, 5, 7, a sense of humor. I am a horrible...

    Yes,
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    a sense of humor. I am a horrible cheapskate which you should realize from the sarcasm. We each have our cross to bear in life.

    Every financial situation has granularity that suits...
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