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    tranquila - 100+ miles from my area, so...

    tranquila - 100+ miles from my area, so contractor I just used is probably out of the question. If further north, would recommend...

    powerhead - Yes! Card carrying member of the Village Green...
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    How far north of Chicago (or rather how far south...

    How far north of Chicago (or rather how far south of MKE)?
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    I've used Alerton routers with good success.

    I've used Alerton routers with good success.
  4. From another new AMV9 owner

    tas -

    We just installed this exact Amana unit, right down to the BTUh rating! And with it, we installed the VisionPro 8321. System's been running for a week now, and we couldn't be more...
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    mellison - Where in Wisconsin are you...

    mellison -

    Where in Wisconsin are you located? I'm in SE WI and just went through selection process. If you're in the same area, I can give you my 2 cents worth on the experience...
  6. Apologies for the radio silence - busy last few...

    Apologies for the radio silence - busy last few weeks with new baby!

    Thanks to everyone for their input. Finally, with 6th contractor, received an analysis consistent with ideas and input from...
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    A bit hasty in my last reply - I believe there...

    A bit hasty in my last reply - I believe there are a minimum of 16 slots, multiplied by a scale factor from 1-63, depending on network traffic. So number of slots ranges dynamically from 16 - 1008?
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    1 - 63 based on traffic load?

    1 - 63 based on traffic load?
  9. Can confirm filter is O.K. - Space Gard 2200,...

    Can confirm filter is O.K. - Space Gard 2200, just changed filter.

    Raw capacity of return is >= supply, but access to it may be a problem? Large "common" return services 3 bedrooms + bath (i.e....
  10. The "plan" is to replace with another high...

    The "plan" is to replace with another high efficiency unit, either XR90 or XV90, 80K.

    We've gone back & forth about whether to replace it now or later. We need additional duct capacity to service...
  11. Thanks for the info, dash. I'll definitely have...

    Thanks for the info, dash. I'll definitely have it checked out, just to be safe.

    We're replacing the furnace anyway, so I guess it doesn't really matter, but I'm curious how this mismatch could...
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    Jason, I know a few SBT Apogee folks at their...

    Jason,

    I know a few SBT Apogee folks at their Buffalo Grove, IL facility. I'll forward your question and get you some feedback...
  13. dash - ran the temp rise test, and, as might have...

    dash - ran the temp rise test, and, as might have been expected, it measured 90 F, exceeding specification.

    So, is excess rise due to insufficient airflow across the heat exchanger, due to...
  14. Thanks for the detailed inputs - mark beiser:...

    Thanks for the detailed inputs -

    mark beiser: The airflow rates are from furnace technical manual. Blower motor has 4 speed taps: HI, MED HI, MED LO, LO. Factory wiring is cooling to HI,...
  15. I'm in the process of replacing my HVAC system,...

    I'm in the process of replacing my HVAC system, and would sure appreciate some guidance on a couple of issues.

    My existing system features a 100K in/92K out Heil furnace with 4 ton blower. A/C is...
  16. I've implemented both N2 and BACnet MS/TP, so if...

    I've implemented both N2 and BACnet MS/TP, so if anyone decides to tackle either and has questions, drop a line.
  17. jultzya - Thx for advice... I'm in SE...

    jultzya - Thx for advice...

    I'm in SE Wisconsin, so AC does not get heavy use. Don't know how much useful life existing unit has, so that makes decision difficult. It may be simpler to replace...
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    rabadger - you from the Badger state? Thanks for...

    rabadger - you from the Badger state? Thanks for the input...

    BaldLoonie - on your mention of XR12, I asked dealer and was told it was discontinued and could no longer be ordered. Is this a...
  19. jultzya - Not an exact science, huh? Either...

    jultzya - Not an exact science, huh? Either answer is closer than week 50, 1988, which I also received.

    Unit is working fine. We're replacing the 1986 furnace, and I wasn't certain of the AC's...
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    Correction - return air is drawn through...

    Correction - return air is drawn through Space-Gard 2200 air cleaner, not Aprilaire (that would be the humidifier, but I'm sure you guys already figured out my mistake!)
  21. Thanks for the fast response, smud. I really...

    Thanks for the fast response, smud. I really appreciate it...
  22. Looking for a bit of assistance - I'm not...

    Looking for a bit of assistance -

    I'm not original homeowner, so not certain of age of AC unit. Can you pros in the industry determine mfg date from the serial number? Here are the details:
    ...
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    Money is always an object! Are there significant...

    Money is always an object! Are there significant advantages of XL14i's 2-speed fan over XR12's single speed? What are other major differences (besides funky cabinet!) I know discussion of $$$ is...
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    Wyounger - Sorry, you asked a couple of...

    Wyounger -

    Sorry, you asked a couple of specific questions which I did not answer:

    1. Gas bills are high ~$200/month in winter, heating only, no other gas appliances.

    2. We'd like to...
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    Wow - thanks to all for the input. I've done a...

    Wow - thanks to all for the input. I've done a bit more homework, so perhaps additional info will add clarity?

    The existing system features a Heil NUGK100AH02 furnace (4 ton??) and a Heil 2.5 ton...
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    BaldLoonie - Thanks for the response. ...

    BaldLoonie -

    Thanks for the response. Electricity rates are $0.08/kWh - gas rates are $0.95/therm. Average monthly heating degree days during winter months is 1100 - 1200. Long-term average...
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    In the process of replacing furnace & AC, and...

    In the process of replacing furnace & AC, and have had a recommendation to install dual fuel heat pump system. Does this make sense for SE Wisconsin? I realize there may not be a single "right"...
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