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    Sometimes additional insulation can be added to...

    Sometimes additional insulation can be added to existing ducting close to the grilles or registers to help with the noise.
    Also, there is a way to build a wall to help keep sound from traveling...
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    have them check the air flow on the new system....

    have them check the air flow on the new system. If you put in a larger (more capacity not physical size) unit. Larger unit on existing ducting can equal problems if not checked thoroughly. Did they...
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    The surface of the duct would be at dew point to...

    The surface of the duct would be at dew point to sweat. I do not know what part of the country you are in, but it sounds like you have a humidity problem in your basement or the air is to cold in the...
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    Have another contractor come out and analyze the...

    Have another contractor come out and analyze the problem. So many things it could be. A 20 degree drop should be within specs. Could be a ducting issue if you removed a four ton and had a five ton...
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    I do not believe that a properly maintained 90%...

    I do not believe that a properly maintained 90% has a shorter lifespan than a properly maintained 80%. With the cost of gas in my area, the 90%+ is a better buy. Also you have the option of direct...
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    I would recommend counting the upstairs open...

    I would recommend counting the upstairs open areas just like they are part of the upstairs as you said. After the load calculation if you come up with less air conditioing for the lower level than...
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    The 100,000 BTU is oversized. I would be more...

    The 100,000 BTU is oversized. I would be more concerned about the actual heating and cooling needed. A manual J calculation should determine the appropriate size needed. I would also be concerned...
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    The old XL1200 with the variable speed air...

    The old XL1200 with the variable speed air handler could have been sold as 13 SEER since that unit could easily achieve over 13 SEER. These units are now close to ten if not over ten years old.
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    Need to turn the system switch to off. The...

    Need to turn the system switch to off. The technician will not be able to do a thorough check on a frozen unit. When you turn the system switch to off on the thermostat, go outside and make sure the...
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    Need to count the ceiling area in this area for...

    Need to count the ceiling area in this area for the upper level also.
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    Plates are made that allow you to do this. The...

    Plates are made that allow you to do this. The pipe snaps in the plates and the floor then goes over the top of the plates. The plates are made of wood.
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    The flue pipe does not appear that it could be...

    The flue pipe does not appear that it could be any smaller. It cannot be smaller than the size coming off of the furnace. It looks like double wall pipe going thru the ceiling. You should call your...
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    Check the drain line and make sure it is draining...

    Check the drain line and make sure it is draining outside. If the house is comfortable, low speed is what it should operate on.
  14. If they cut the insulation and left open with out...

    If they cut the insulation and left open with out proper sealing, the vapor barier could be gone. Most of the new insulation has a treatment that is suppose to resist mold. Might be OK, but I would...
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    I do not use Carrier. My distributor generally...

    I do not use Carrier. My distributor generally writes a credit when we bring back. If a problem they will charge back to us. I have never had charge back from them. You cannot regulate how far behind...
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    Matching is a good move. Evauation with micron...

    Matching is a good move. Evauation with micron gauge is key. If they do not use or own one, I would be leary. A good question is how do you evacuate the system. Do you use a micron gauge? If they...
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    I have bought both. The plastic that we have used...

    I have bought both. The plastic that we have used has a UV resistant coating. It is lightweight and my installers like it for that reason. They dislike it because it does not hold level as well. We...
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    no pricing please

    no pricing please
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    With a manual j load calculation of your upper...

    With a manual j load calculation of your upper and lower level, the contractor should be able to determine the balance point of the heat pump. This would be the point at which the heat pump would not...
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    57.33 - stuck in one corner - got short times...

    57.33 - stuck in one corner - got short times till it worked again in top left
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    A zone control system would use the existing or...

    A zone control system would use the existing or new heating and air conditioing units. Dampers could be placed in the ducts going to the diferent levels of your home. Thermostats on the different...
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    40.62 hang out in the bottom left corner as close...

    40.62 hang out in the bottom left corner as close to the edge as you can get. never moved
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    It should help circulation if that return was...

    It should help circulation if that return was connected back to the furnace. It is difficult to try and quieten the return in the den when it only has 18" between it and the blower. If the return...
  24. The Thermopride used to have a 13 gauge copper...

    The Thermopride used to have a 13 gauge copper coated heat exchanger. I assume it still does. What is the gauge of the Lennox heat exchanger and is the Thermopride still the same? The Thermopride use...
  25. The old gravity flow furnace did not have a...

    The old gravity flow furnace did not have a blower motor that uses electricity to move the air. The new furnaces have blowers to move the air. The electric cost will increase to operate the blower...
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    He also said that the system was low on freon and...

    He also said that the system was low on freon and that the unit wasn't frozen it was "partially" frozen.
    Are they changing the coil out because it is leaking refrigerant instead of repairing the...
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    Upper level - Why not use the small gas furnace...

    Upper level - Why not use the small gas furnace with variable speed blower with heat pump. The gas furnace will probably hardly ever run. The heat pump will do most of the heating for the upper...
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    13.77

    13.77
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    Coil replacement is necessary due to rust and...

    Coil replacement is necessary due to rust and crack in the drain pan as a result of lack of maintenance."
    I do not believe that the pan could accumulate that much rust in one year, unless you use...
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    American Standard or Trane dealer should be able...

    American Standard or Trane dealer should be able to tell. Have you had Manual J done to verify the size is correct. Have system size verified by Manual J. The outside unit proposed is a good outside...
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    Was the unit new when you moved in. Do they have...

    Was the unit new when you moved in. Do they have maintenance records for a preinspection of heating and air conditioning before you moved in? How clean was the filter when you moved in? Twice a year...
  32. I would not keep the existing system. The...

    I would not keep the existing system. The efficiency of a new system will be much greater. We have reused the floor registers in this type of system with a new heating system. The customer needs to...
  33. I had a customer have the insulation Company that...

    I had a customer have the insulation Company that does the spray foam spray all his ducting and the crawl space floor in his home. It does not look great, but he probably has six inches on the...
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    Take the buyout. Find a contractor to do a load...

    Take the buyout. Find a contractor to do a load calculation and check your ductwork. This is your comfort you are talking about. You would be better off making the decision than letting someone else...
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    I would not want to pay to heat the garage...

    I would not want to pay to heat the garage without the ceiling insulated. If no insulation in garaage ceiling, this is the first thing you should consider doing. Most of the insulation contractors...
  36. What is the model number of the heat pump you are...

    What is the model number of the heat pump you are refering to.
    Four pipes could be dual compressor heat pump.
    Four pipes could be that two of the pipes are the old hot water heating pipes that...
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    ADP makes generic coils for a lot of different...

    ADP makes generic coils for a lot of different brand units. This is probably a match since they were put in at the same time. I see no reason to replace the entire coil unless it is less expensive...
  38. The 7 meant quick connect on the lines(I think)....

    The 7 meant quick connect on the lines(I think). The 18 meant nominal 18,000 BTU.(I KNOW)
  39. See what the installation instructions say. Also,...

    See what the installation instructions say. Also, do you have an inspection department in the City or County that you live in. If you do, you can call and ask what the local code requires. If you do...
  40. 1.5 ton Trane or GE heat pump

    1.5 ton Trane or GE heat pump
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    Details: the outdoor unit is a 10 Seer Trand...

    Details: the outdoor unit is a 10 Seer Trand TTR025C
    and the paper that I have for the attic air handler is Trane BWH724A100A1

    The BWH724A100A1 is an older style air handler than the TTR025C...
  42. What about the closet or cabinet. Have an...

    What about the closet or cabinet. Have an electrician that does old houses pull the new wire.
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    How old is your system? Can the new coil be...

    How old is your system? Can the new coil be matched to your existing outdoor unit? Why not replace the TXV valve? TXV valves can be replaced and you keep the original matched coil to your existing...
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    Evidently he is the only one of the four that you...

    Evidently he is the only one of the four that you talked to that actually knows what you need. Properly sized equipment means more comfort and less operating cost for the comfort. If the others did...
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    I was talking about having the media filter...

    I was talking about having the media filter before the electronic. You would have the ease of the replacement media before the electronic. You would have to clean the electronic less, which means it...
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    Need to have manual j calculation done as...

    Need to have manual j calculation done as suggested. Also need to evaluate existing ducting. It sounds like almost 1/2 of your square footage is the upper level. I do not think the vents going to...
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    We used one that had a switch to control fan...

    We used one that had a switch to control fan speed. In low speed is was not very noisy. In high speed you could hear it, but was not terrible. It worked very well. The customer did not want to spend...
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    If you go to the electronic air cleaner, think...

    If you go to the electronic air cleaner, think about having a 20 X 25 Honeywell media installed as a prefilter to cut down on cleaning of the electronic air filter. You can get rid of electronic...
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    I would have the unit checked. With high humidity...

    I would have the unit checked. With high humidity a lot of units will do this. In low humidity, i would be suprised to see enough water to notice it on the pad all the time.
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    Load calculation to determine what is needed....

    Load calculation to determine what is needed. Ductwork measured to determine capability of ductwork. Do not mismatch equipment. A properly sized and matched unit will produce more comfort and your...
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