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  1. Listen to energy rater la: she knows her stuff...

    Listen to energy rater la: she knows her stuff and more so in your area. I would take her advice and answer her questions.
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    You can not have to much return. The system will...

    You can not have to much return. The system will only return what is delivered. ON the supply side you have to the proper size duct going to each room. The duct system has to be designed and sized...
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    Great point and to the others that have posted...

    Great point and to the others that have posted also. What you have to look at is total sensible, latent capacity of each system match that with the Load cal. And the system will preform great in the...
  4. Sam48, What is wrong with your current hvac...

    Sam48,

    What is wrong with your current hvac system? Just curious sense you are dealing with contractors that if appears you don't 100% trust?

    As for the price we can't talk about that in...
  5. If the ductwork is in good shape and installed...

    If the ductwork is in good shape and installed and sized properly I would leave it in place and have it sealed.

    As going from r-4 ducts to r-6 can reduce the load but only slightly. Did they...
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    I Furnace model number you listed looks to be a...

    I Furnace model number you listed looks to be a XR80 (3) ton drive that can be adjusted to work with your (2.5) ton system but it is standard blower motor so a educated thought would be that the seer...
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    That would be your call. How bad are the...

    That would be your call. How bad are the scratches? They might work with you on a credit towards the job or order another panel. They might even claim that it came that way from the factor and get...
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    NXC to my knowledge is no better then a TXC. I...

    NXC to my knowledge is no better then a TXC. I have installed them both with matching equipment. The 31 vs 32 coil just rates different with different equipment and is a few inchs shorter. while...
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    The 031 and 032 coil are both (2.5) ton rated...

    The 031 and 032 coil are both (2.5) ton rated coils that can be paired with different units for different ratings. the 031 is shorter or not as tall as the 032. The TXC coil is standard (old) model...
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    Glad I could help hope you get it worked out. it...

    Glad I could help hope you get it worked out. it might just have been a oversight on the contractors part or mix up in the options?
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    How was the estimate worded? Did they say...

    How was the estimate worded? Did they say variable speed air handler and 2 stage heat pump?
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    The tam4 is not a variable speed air handler and...

    The tam4 is not a variable speed air handler and the XR16 is not a 2 stage heat pump they are both single stage. As for the XL 824 t-stat it can control single stage equipment or 2 stage cooling, up...
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    Yes a flow hood can tell you a lot on whats going...

    Yes a flow hood can tell you a lot on whats going on with a system and the ductwork. While I think a duct blaster is a great tool I would have to agree with you on flow hood vs duct blaster for...
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    Ok now they need to look at the blower settings...

    Ok now they need to look at the blower settings and see what they are set for. It's posisbale that someone lowered it? If the unit Is set a lower fan speed then the unit might be moving what the...
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    Sounds like a flow hood then so it was measured...

    Sounds like a flow hood then so it was measured in a proper way. Next what about the equipment? Single or two stage outdoor unit? Variable speed or single stage indoor unit?
  16. I belive you need to keep looking for a hvac...

    I belive you need to keep looking for a hvac contractor that does manual j, s and d cal. They are out there hard to find I know! I would start making calls and ask how each company sizes equipment...
  17. I don't know why they are wanting to install (5)...

    I don't know why they are wanting to install (5) Tons again other maybe they are like you and don't see the importance of a properly sized system? Nothing against the contractor but I would never...
  18. Ok so I am straight a few questions. How big...

    Ok so I am straight a few questions.

    How big is the upstairs going to be (bonus room)? What size equipment they proposing to be installed? Was there a load cal ran for that area.

    Downstairs...
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    I too looked and don't find a match with current...

    I too looked and don't find a match with current model #'s installed. Trane like most had to retest or come out with different coils to meet the 14 seer rating.

    I did find a match but was listed...
  20. Load cal needs to be done to provide proper...

    Load cal needs to be done to provide proper answer the question.

    Also are they going to zone the new system and add supplus and returns for upstairs for the bonus room?

    Might want to look...
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    Let's talk about the system. Is it single stage...

    Let's talk about the system. Is it single stage or two stage? Variable speed inside? How did you test the cfm coming out? Flow hood, cheap cfm meter etc???

    Depending on the equipment it might...
  22. I will have to agree with the other pros and say...

    I will have to agree with the other pros and say more then lickley a installer issue vs equipment. That's not say that the equipment can't fail as its man made.

    All of us that have posted have...
  23. The ones we have installed are queit both inside...

    The ones we have installed are queit both inside and outside.

    Some questions to check install.

    1. How far do the line sets run from hp to air handler?

    2. What size line sets were used...
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    Just one head although I enterained the idea of...

    Just one head although I enterained the idea of (2) heads with one outdoor unit.
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    Simple Mini Split System question?

    Guys simple question that I can't find the answer tonight so I thought I would just ask. A stand (2) ton mini split with indoor head how far will the inside head throw air say across a room. I am...
  26. What size drive is your furnace? If you have a...

    What size drive is your furnace? If you have a (3) ton drive with furnace common, paired with (3) ton coil and (2.5) ton condenser. The installer can adjust the speed of the blower to match the...
  27. For dust I would start with looking at the duct...

    For dust I would start with looking at the duct system supply side and see if there are any leaks that can pulling the dust into the the system and then blowing it into the home? If so the duct...
  28. Let me state how I explain to customers to how to...

    Let me state how I explain to customers to how to run there system when paired with clean effects (I also have one for my home). My wife and daughter also have bad allergie problems.

    The air...
  29. With your comparison of ford vs BMW they both...

    With your comparison of ford vs BMW they both offer base, mid range and top of the line model cars just like any Pieace of equipment sold like the Trane you have listed.

    That is a base model...
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    No gas access to my home its total electic so I...

    No gas access to my home its total electic so I choose to go heat pump and variable speed air handler yeilding 15.75 seer rating.

    Electric bill use to be $200-250 before proper sized was...
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    Having too much work compaired to not having...

    Having too much work compaired to not having enough is a good problem to have! It sounds likes its time to expand in which hiring more people is the next logical move.

    The treat is to hire...
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    In my 1784 square foot home built in 1978, I have...

    In my 1784 square foot home built in 1978, I have done some major repairs to get the load down.

    Changed out my old double pane metal windows to double pane vinyl with low e and argon, added more...
  33. In moblie homes regardless if double wide or...

    In moblie homes regardless if double wide or single the ductwork is often a problem by design. The equipment to be installed should be rated for moblie home applacition with high static fan motor to...
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    Agreed! Payne/carrier, Goodman, Trane and rheem...

    Agreed! Payne/carrier, Goodman, Trane and rheem also are just a phone call away.
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    Emerson motors in my opion are great products. ...

    Emerson motors in my opion are great products. We switched to them about 2 years ago for repairs over gem tech motors that we used for few years. The reason we switched was the gem techs motors...
  36. Out of all the years I have done hvac work, I can...

    Out of all the years I have done hvac work, I can say that I have never replaced a compressor or any other major part on a ptac unit.

    Why the cost to do so is 1/2 if not more then installing a...
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    I agree with tigerdunes on this but its your...

    I agree with tigerdunes on this but its your choose. 14.5 vs 16 seer is better but $500 credit might be worth it to you?

    Personal I have never installed a gam5 air handler! Why because the TAM7...
  38. As others have stated it more cost effective in...

    As others have stated it more cost effective in southern climates to install a 80% furance over 90% plus furnace. This is due to mild winters and the ROI in those areas don't support the extra cost...
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    Here is the set I believe you have. 5918099...

    Here is the set I believe you have.


    5918099

    TEM3A0B30S31+TDR - air handler.

    4TTB6030- a/c unit.

    900 cfm rated at
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    If you paid for the gam5 air handler which has...

    If you paid for the gam5 air handler which has high eff. Motor compaired to the TEM which is just the plan PSE MOTOR.

    It's not that the TEM is bad air handler but its basic compaired to Gam5...
  41. Thread: Heat Load

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    Glad to hear you figured it out. But if you plan...

    Glad to hear you figured it out. But if you plan to use wrightsoft I would suggest training on it not the other.
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    Both the model numbers for air handlers are for...

    Both the model numbers for air handlers are for either or. Meaning weather it's Trane or American standard the models are the same. While idk why they would quote you Trane condensers and use...
  43. Thread: Heat Load

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    I am filmier with the heat load software you are...

    I am filmier with the heat load software you are using... I would say I have used many over the years and by far the easiest in my opion to use and learn is wrightsoft moblie manual j.

    It...
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    That's what I was wondering also. Here mr....

    That's what I was wondering also. Here mr. Homeowner you can choose either a (4) or (5) ton system you choose which one you think you need. Talk about confusing for a homeowner!
  45. Man what a plan by him talk big and bad about his...

    Man what a plan by him talk big and bad about his company at the time would address all issues and promised the world to book a sale. Then turn it over to a install crew to make it work!

    I see...
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    Good way of explaining the problem that most...

    Good way of explaining the problem that most homeowners run into with some companies not all. Sad but the number of companies that don't understand or care to about duct system sizing along with...
  47. 90% closing ratio? Wow that's the best I have...

    90% closing ratio? Wow that's the best I have every heard of. 1st company went out of business? May explain why he closed 90% of sales?
  48. Agree with both on all but If the orginal poster...

    Agree with both on all but If the orginal poster just had this Trane units installed this year then unless he found some old stock ones or his dealer had them they are going to be single stage not 2...
  49. Agreed!!! This would also be my recommdation. ...

    Agreed!!! This would also be my recommdation. Why pay extra $ to have electrical work done to pull circuit for heat pack when you already have hydronic heat? Hydronic heat is cheaper to operate...
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    Now that's some great advice! Listen to udarrell...

    Now that's some great advice! Listen to udarrell on this one he has provided the specs for the system on how it should not be working and how it should be working.

    Improper setup of equipment is...
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