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  1. You have to be careful with sizes. Many will not...

    You have to be careful with sizes.
    Many will not fit tight and leak air around it.
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    So what happens when that drain to the exterior...

    So what happens when that drain to the exterior freezes?
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    Replacing a gas valve is not really a simple...

    Replacing a gas valve is not really a simple homeowner DIY project.
    I would advise calling a professional.
    Do you have REALLY good homeowners insurance?
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    The error codes will be listed on the unit...

    The error codes will be listed on the unit somewhere - inside the door?
    Sounds like you're low on airflow, so I would put in a fiberglass filter.
    And most likely your furnace is over sized. Most...
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    I would not go with a refurbished unit. Follow...

    I would not go with a refurbished unit.
    Follow the code, get a system properly installed, and those myths you listed will not appear.
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    The cost of a service call and repair WILL exceed...

    The cost of a service call and repair WILL exceed the price to replace.
    7 years ain't bad for the quality, (or lack thereof), of products produced these days.
  7. Ahh... Bald Loonie is right. The right 6000 can...

    Ahh...
    Bald Loonie is right. The right 6000 can do 2 stages, but not dual fuel multi stage, or outdoor temp sensor.
    Vision Pro 8000, multi stage is what's needed.
  8. Being on propane, I would let that HP run until...

    Being on propane, I would let that HP run until the temp in your house starts dropping.
    The change over setting is in the thermostat installer menu, and should be set up by the installer.
    In your...
  9. If you don't want to waste too much time or...

    If you don't want to waste too much time or money, I would call for service.
    You're going in the wrong direction.
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    UPG. Please.

    UPG.
    Please.
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    Your current furnace puts out about 48,000 BTU's....

    Your current furnace puts out about 48,000 BTU's.
    No need to upsize.
    And if you go 2 stage, get a thermostat that controls the staging.
    Sounds like your home is very well insulated.
    As far as...
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    Wanting it to go to high fire is exactly opposite...

    Wanting it to go to high fire is exactly opposite of the design of the unit.
    It is designed to heat slowly and gently.
    Sounds like it's not set up properly, or tripping the limit before it gets to...
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    I believe code is 30" from any operative window...

    I believe code is 30" from any operative window or door.
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    Honeywell Focus Pro, or Vision Pro.

    Honeywell Focus Pro, or Vision Pro.
  15. Ask your installer to get a field service rep...

    Ask your installer to get a field service rep over there.
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    Why on earth hasn't your installer addressed all...

    Why on earth hasn't your installer addressed all theses issues?
    I would be demanding solutions immediately.
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    I hope you're giving up on this project and...

    I hope you're giving up on this project and calling a professional.
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    Hydronics design is not easy, and not something...

    Hydronics design is not easy, and not something you should try without some experience..
  19. And it sounds like you have WAY too much strip...

    And it sounds like you have WAY too much strip heat.
  20. Most folks don't use a set back with a heat pump....

    Most folks don't use a set back with a heat pump.
    Especially with resistance for back up.
  21. This happening during recovery?

    This happening during recovery?
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    In your climate, you could recover the cost of a...

    In your climate, you could recover the cost of a new heat pump system fairly quickly over the resistance heat.
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    Variable speed would be my choice.

    Variable speed would be my choice.
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    "Using a Home Service Protection Plan". That...

    "Using a Home Service Protection Plan".
    That should have been the first red flag.
  25. Ask the installer to bring in the field rep....

    Ask the installer to bring in the field rep.
    That will at least get his attention.
  26. Get a new tech.

    Get a new tech.
  27. Probably time for a service call.

    Probably time for a service call.
  28. "It seems to heat OK" Thermostat set to 70,...

    "It seems to heat OK"
    Thermostat set to 70, reading 68.
    It's not heating OK.
    Is this a home warranty company?
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    Your furnace isn't running much because it's too...

    Your furnace isn't running much because it's too big.
    A properly sized furnace will run long cycles, and let the humidifier do it's job.
    45% can cause problems in some regions.
  30. You could heat 2 houses that size with 120,000...

    You could heat 2 houses that size with 120,000 btu.
    Maybe 3.
  31. Find a good contractor. If he can plainly...

    Find a good contractor.
    If he can plainly explain the the differences in the line of products he sells, give him serious consideration.
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    I think their newest line is as good as anything...

    I think their newest line is as good as anything out there. 2 stage VS is very nice.
    If you're talking about GUJ's, and GUK's, they had some issues.
    But they are becoming dinosaurs.
  33. We installed those for a while. Came with a...

    We installed those for a while. Came with a Coleman sticker, Luxaire, and York.
    You can call it whatever you like.
    Is it still working?
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    There is a particular brand, which I shall not...

    There is a particular brand, which I shall not mention, that is prone to moisture problems from the air intake.
    Just a horrible design.
    Their solution was to bring the fresh air in the side...
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    It's a flared/beveled fitting.

    It's a flared/beveled fitting.
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    As homeowners move towards more sophisticated...

    As homeowners move towards more sophisticated controls, it makes our job much more difficult.
    I had a call last night for some unknown brand of wi fi thermostat.
    It wasn't working.
    Told the...
  37. The effect on the system operation would be...

    The effect on the system operation would be nothing. It doesn't care what the temperature is.
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    The data sheet always tells the specific BTU...

    The data sheet always tells the specific BTU rating, but in a controlled set up.
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    We can get parts for almost ANYTHING in 24 hours....

    We can get parts for almost ANYTHING in 24 hours. From almost ANY supplier.
    It's called overnight shipping.
  40. Fan speed may be set too high. Ask the...

    Fan speed may be set too high.
    Ask the contractor to verify cfm, and tesp.
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    Have someone give it a complete inspection.

    Have someone give it a complete inspection.
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    I would call for service. You could easily fry...

    I would call for service. You could easily fry some very expensive components.
  43. So they "thought" the parts were bad, but they...

    So they "thought" the parts were bad, but they weren't. Did they still make you pay for them?
  44. I just noticed. You have a serious electrical...

    I just noticed. You have a serious electrical problem.
    Turn the breaker off, please.
  45. I can hear your compressor dying right now. You...

    I can hear your compressor dying right now.
    You should shut it off.
  46. The right zone board can.

    The right zone board can.
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    From your description, I would advise you to NOT...

    From your description, I would advise you to NOT open up that panel.
  48. Thermal balance point would depend on your heat...

    Thermal balance point would depend on your heat loss.
    It may be higher, as the HP should have been sized for cooling, not heating.
  49. r22 and 410a are no different when it comes to...

    r22 and 410a are no different when it comes to heat pump performance.
    There are 2 different balance points on the the system.
    Economic balance point, (which one is cheapest), and thermal balance...
  50. I believe that was UPG's first attempt at a mod....

    I believe that was UPG's first attempt at a mod.
    Didn't go very well.
    Their second and third attempts weren't much better.
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