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  1. Your oil furnace was loosing 20% of the heat out...

    Your oil furnace was loosing 20% of the heat out the flue. Now your loosing 5%.
    You'll loosing less BTUs. Someone else can do the math. It's also know that oil puts out more heat per BTU then gas....
  2. Wow 500 gallons of oil for a full season upstate...

    Wow 500 gallons of oil for a full season upstate NY? I thought I did ok with 1000 gallons and we leave it on 72 because of the little ones. 1750sqf.

    My largest winter bill for gas was 270.00. I...
  3. Mine was installed last early Dec. I'm in NJ and...

    Mine was installed last early Dec. I'm in NJ and last years winter was far from very cold. Very few days in the low 20's or under. Mine ran on low almost all the time, 2 or 3 times an hour. The only...
  4. Just a homeowner. My old oil furnace was 80%...

    Just a homeowner. My old oil furnace was 80% efficient. That means 20% went up my flue. My 1 year old 2 stage is 94.5% that means less then 6% is out the PVC pipe. If my furnace was 50% on stage 1...
  5. Just a homeowner as well. But the Rheem sounds...

    Just a homeowner as well. But the Rheem sounds like a 2 stage without ECM motor. If that's the case the Amana is worth the extra. Wait for a pro to comment.
  6. I had a 80,000 oil burner 80%. I have a bi-level...

    I had a 80,000 oil burner 80%. I have a bi-level with around 1700 SQ
    I switched to a Bryant 94.1% 2 stage. The high stage is 80,000. I've only see the high stage when I came back from vacation. If...
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    It was around 12 years old. 80% Ducane. It was...

    It was around 12 years old. 80% Ducane. It was tuned up each year and ran very well. I figured out my savings my just added of what it would cost to fill my oil tank.
    I got a .35 per gallon discount...
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    Home owner here I might kicked kicked a bit...

    Home owner here

    I might kicked kicked a bit but I converted from Oil to Nat Gas in Dec and I saved 2000.00 on fuel alone. I also saved on 200.00 for my oil repair contract. My payback is 2 to 3...
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    I run my fan on low. When there's a call for...

    I run my fan on low. When there's a call for heat, it shuts down the fan, the inducer kicks on and the it turns on the blower at whatever speed the controller sees fit. Once the heat cycle is done...
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    That overhang is the second floor not the attic....

    That overhang is the second floor not the attic. I thought it was a bit close but even on 1st stage it clears the lip of the overhang.

    As for the install. I really wanted a new return. All they...
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    Homeowner here I agree, your climate is pretty...

    Homeowner here

    I agree, your climate is pretty darn cold in the winter. You can save by getting a 90% or better furnace. Carrier has them. Since this Carrier dealer didn't offer one I would...
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    I have the Bryant version. The Infinity furnace...

    I have the Bryant version. The Infinity furnace with the Performance series outdoor unit. My outdoor unit was recognized by the Infinity t-stat. it then told the stat how many house it ran. (The...
  13. Homeowner here I don't think you'll ever see a...

    Homeowner here

    I don't think you'll ever see a payback getting a 90% or up in your area. You should get something with Var SP. That should setup you up when you do need an new AC unit.
  14. Just kidding! The sun was setting and directly...

    Just kidding! The sun was setting and directly blazing into the exhaust. PVC of course melts and doesn’t heat up like that.
  15. I think my 94.1 AFUE furnace is running out of spec?

    I think my 94.1 AFUE furnace is running out of spec since the PVC is turning cherry red!
    ...
  16. I'm not sure how Degree Day works but it was ...

    I'm not sure how Degree Day works but it was
    (Feb 703)(167.00) Therms 111.44
    (Jan 683 209.00) Therms 143.11
    The online bill states the bills should have gone up 3.00 for because the delivery...
  17. Can a restrictive air filter force the furnace to use more gas?

    Can a restrictive air filter force the furnace to use more gas?

    My furnace was installed Dec 14th and my first bill was below 100.00 mark.
    My next bill was over double. Now mind you it’s normally...
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    My lights dim when the AC kicks on even with the...

    My lights dim when the AC kicks on even with the new unit. I wasn't able to find more details on this unbalancing. Can anyone add some more details?

    Thanks!
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    "Fault history shows code 12, blower on after...

    "Fault history shows code 12, blower on after power up, 7 times."

    I have had 2 of these codes with my Bryant system. One was at 1:00pm which is time it does a check. My heat is working just fine....
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    Home Owner here I love my 90!! It runs on low...

    Home Owner here

    I love my 90!! It runs on low most of the time and I never hear it. My old 80 was LOUD! If they don't want to install a 90 find someone else!

    Bret
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    My EER was 12 with a standard blower. Should that...

    My EER was 12 with a standard blower. Should that number should be boosted as well with a VS? I'll have to read that math part more slowly :)


    Bret
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    What makes VS give that 1 extra SEER?

    I was at 14 seer 12 EER with my old furnace. I was told with a VS I could get 1 more SEER or more. I realize that the VS uses less watts. Is the blower a part of the calculation? Will the VS also...
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    I've had my Bryant 90I for 2 months. I had a...

    I've had my Bryant 90I for 2 months. I had a problem with the filter cab not allowing for the larger filters. So I started with a 3M 1" 600 Rated filter. I got a filter alert pretty fast. I switched...
  24. Funny you mentioned that. I just had my pump...

    Funny you mentioned that. I just had my pump wired and about 2 hours later the Evolution controller went dark. Someone wired it to the controller and not the board.
    I'm not having any issues with...
  25. Homeowner here. If I read right you are from...

    Homeowner here. If I read right you are from Mass? I don't think you'll see a payback with a 2 speed. I have a Bryant that's = to the Performance. I would suggest the Performance with the infinity...
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    I'm not bad mouthing oil. It's kept my family...

    I'm not bad mouthing oil. It's kept my family warm for 5 years. My unit was 80%. Looking around I only see an 82 but I remember seeing an 85. What unit can be piped out the side of the house? Does it...
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    I just switched this year from a Duncane oil 80%...

    I just switched this year from a Duncane oil 80% furnace to a Bryant 90I 94.1 AFUE
    I live in NJ and have seen a large savings so far. It's nice to not have to worry about running low on oil. It's...
  28. "But when the furnace is moving 1210 CFM (after...

    "But when the furnace is moving 1210 CFM (after setting the furnace to its “Efficiency” setting using the Infinity control), static pressure is 0.95."

    I have the Bryant version of this controller....
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    Any thoughts on the Boair 5-Stage Filter

    Any thoughts on the Boair 5-Stage Filter? Is it really any better then the restrictive 3M filters? What's your opinion?

    How about the Max 3-Stage Filter?...
  30. As a fellow homeowner, I would suggest checking...

    As a fellow homeowner, I would suggest checking your filter first. If it's clean, call a pro!
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    I have the same controller with a Aprilaire 400...

    I have the same controller with a Aprilaire 400 mine changes all time. It looks like yours is set for Auto and mine for Manual mode. Mine is hooked to a Evolution controller. I wonder if it's a...
  32. Thanks so much. That's what I read. I think they...

    Thanks so much. That's what I read. I think they made off with the manual since it was in the sleave on the old return duct.

    So if I'm reading that right, I only need 6 inches instead of the 2 I...
  33. Need link to Bryant AC installation manual

    I'm looking for a link for a link to Bryant AC installation manual. I can't seem to locate the manual. I'm specifically looking for the distance needed between the outdoor unit and a wall or objects....
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    Can you use larger diameter pipe? Will then make...

    Can you use larger diameter pipe? Will then make it less likely to freeze?
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    Thanks for the great info. I've contacted my...

    Thanks for the great info. I've contacted my contractor and sent and e-mail with the pictures and my questions.
    The Aprilaire adds more restrictions then my 80's Skuttle special? I have 2 returns...
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    I think they might have to junk it all. The...

    I think they might have to junk it all. The Bryant unit has a external filter cabinet pushing it out wider then the original furnace.

    All the service calls over the past 5 years, that's the first...
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    I'm not doing the install. Just wondering what's...

    I'm not doing the install. Just wondering what's the norm. I'm having an Aprilaire being installed. I hope that's reason enough for them ripping out the old return.

    Twisterbret
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    Raising the furnace to the coil?

    My Bryant 90I is being installed next Thurs. It's replacing my Ducane oil burner. Last year I put in a in Bryant AC and Carrier coil. The lineset is piped thru my garage and into my laundry room were...
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    Homeowner here Are those legs on the furnace...

    Homeowner here

    Are those legs on the furnace something it comes with? Are they adjustable?
    Next Thurs I have a Bryant 90I being installed. The coil is a 1 year old Bryant so I'm wondering how...
  40. Is there info on the Carrier website? Does Bryant...

    Is there info on the Carrier website? Does Bryant have a 3 stage? I'm close to signing on a 2 stage 90I.

    Thanks

    Twisterbret
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    Is the main problem CO or lint clogging up the...

    Is the main problem CO or lint clogging up the nozzles or having enough air for combustion? The laundry room door is a full louver type. When the furnace is on you can a stick paper on the door. I do...
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    I've run a couple searches in Google and overall...

    I've run a couple searches in Google and overall it seems like it would cut down on the dust. What is your professorial opinion?
    Thanks!
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    Will Direct Venting cut down dust?

    Currently I have a 80% oil furnace and I'm upgrading to a 94% Bryant Plus 90I
    The furnace is located in the laundry room with a gas dryer and 2 dogs. My air filter that I currently have just slides...
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    Thanks guys ..sounds great! Is 4 wires the...

    Thanks guys ..sounds great!
    Is 4 wires the standard? and 5 is the extra wire I though I need?
    I think I answered it myself thanks to "arm chair programing" :)
    Red, White, Blue, Green. That should...
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    Bryant Control questions

    I'm about to make the move and switch from Oil to Gas. I'm looking at getting a The plus 90I. Not sure on the model yet. My installer insists I don't need a 2 stage thermo. The furnace is smart...
  46. This year I went from a 6 SEER 1972 Day & Night...

    This year I went from a 6 SEER 1972 Day & Night to a Bryant 14 SEER unit/EER 12. I live in NJ. Aug of last year we used 2500Kw and this year was the hottest on record, we used 1500Kw. The price of...
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    From a homeowners point of view, when I was...

    From a homeowners point of view, when I was looking to replace my old AC and furnace, I just didn't have a clue as to what kind of costs were involved. I don't have 5000 to 10,000 hanging around so I...
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    I'm just a home owner but I say go with the 90....

    I'm just a home owner but I say go with the 90. With the 80 you might have to reline the chimney.
  49. I think I do better with the oil then gas. My...

    I think I do better with the oil then gas. My furnace is 80% now. I paid about 700.00 last winter in NJ to heat the house. That's Nov till April. Thank you for check the numbers.

    Twisterbret
  50. Will this set give me 14 Seer, 12 EER? I have a...

    Will this set give me 14 Seer, 12 EER?
    I have a oil furnace that doesn't have a variable speed.
    I do plan on upgrading the furnace to one in the next couple of years, will that give me 15 then? NJ...
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