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  1. Ok that is good to know and something to check...

    Ok that is good to know and something to check into. I have 18-10 pulled to my out door unit and I have 18-10 to my thermostat. So I have spare wires in both locations. I wonder if I would I be able...
  2. The tech came out tonight and installed the...

    The tech came out tonight and installed the bypass thermostat. Unfortunately I didn't make it home in time to catch him and ask some questions. What does this part do? I did a search but came up...
  3. My system is non communicating and the stat is...

    My system is non communicating and the stat is just basic. When the heat pump locks out the system doesn't know it so it continues to run the blower until there is a 2 degree temp difference, then it...
  4. ambient temps could have been anywhere between...

    ambient temps could have been anywhere between 0-25 F yesterday. I don't know when it locked out but when I got home from work I noticed the aux heat was on and heat pump was dead. It doesn't give...
  5. The heat pump locked out again last night or at...

    The heat pump locked out again last night or at some point yesterday. I had the same tech out again today. This time it was locked out on low pressure. I didn't get a chance to talk to him but the...
  6. Can someone explain to me what the I comfort can...

    Can someone explain to me what the I comfort can do for my current setup. I did some reading and the only thing that stands out is that it has WiFi capability. I would like the WiFi for sure. I would...
  7. I would love to have natural gas. We live in a...

    I would love to have natural gas. We live in a rural area and natural gas isn't an option. Many in my area use propane which is great when propane is cheap, like it is now. Because the home is...
  8. Yes the outdoor unit is a 2.5.

    Yes the outdoor unit is a 2.5.
  9. No they called late in the day to say they...

    No they called late in the day to say they weren't coming due to the high winds (60mph) we have been getting hit with today. BS excuse if you ask me. I spent all day running conduit and installing a...
  10. Techs have checked pressures and I have those...

    Techs have checked pressures and I have those numbers. They said they were spot on. I went with the upgraded air handler at the last minute. We had the system set up with dampers that could...
  11. The duct work is all brand new and was sealed at...

    The duct work is all brand new and was sealed at every joint with that mastic goop and also insulated. This comment got me thinking about the draft issue though. My ducts doleave the building so any...
  12. Ok it is locked out again. Temps were in the mid...

    Ok it is locked out again. Temps were in the mid 20s to mid 30s the last few days. I have been monitoring it closely along with my KW usage over the last few weeks. It has been running fine and the...
  13. Ok so I finally got a tech that seems to have...

    Ok so I finally got a tech that seems to have some knowledge and was able to answer my questions. He came tonight and found the heat pump locked out due to high head pressure. When asked why it would...
  14. So tonight I got home and the HP was running. I...

    So tonight I got home and the HP was running. I assume it has run all day as the temp was 68 and the set point was 69. I let it run for a bit and it didn't come up any so I kicked the stat to 70. Aux...
  15. Thanks for the input. I have a co worker that is...

    Thanks for the input. I have a co worker that is a former HVAC tech and he has been giving me advice. His recommendation is very similar to yours. He is going to install a new honeywell stat with out...
  16. I am currently using just the standard braburn el...

    I am currently using just the standard braburn el cheapo digital stat. The i comfort stat was mentioned at one point but the cost was crazy. I have 10 wire stat wire pulled to the outside unit from...
  17. I also should add that prior to adding on a 900...

    I also should add that prior to adding on a 900 sq ft addition, the 1100 sqft portion of the house was heated with base board heat. Our bills were only around 220 even the coldest months. Our...
  18. lennox problems. Tired of incompetent service techs need advice.

    I had a lennox cbx32mv-036-230 air handler and 14 hpx heat pump installed last april. It worked great all summer but now that winter has hit it has been very problematic and expensive to run. It has...
  19. We went with the vs unit because we plan to add...

    We went with the vs unit because we plan to add zoning in the future. so should i be feeling cheated that i was quoted a 15 seer and got 14.5 instead? right off the bat it is costing me 100 bucks...
  20. Yes the AHRI sheet has the correct air handler...

    Yes the AHRI sheet has the correct air handler listed on it. The original quote was for a single speed air handler. We upgraded to the CBX32MV-036. So did "upgrading" to the variable speed unit...
  21. Can someone tell me what SEER I actually have?

    I was given a quote for a lennox 14hpx-30-230 2.5 ton heat pump paired with acbx27uh-036 air handler. In the quote is says that the proposed equipment will provide 15 seer, 13 eer and 9 hspf. I am...
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    lennox rebate info

    Hi all. I am currently having a lennox system installed in my house. The guys pretty much finished up today. My dad just told me that he heard on the radio about some rebates being offered by lennox...
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    Ok I am going with this contractor and he will be...

    Ok I am going with this contractor and he will be here on monday to measure for all of his pre fab stuff. I am going with a varible speed air handler cbx32 I believe. I spoke with him on the phone...
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    Ok one more question. Would it be a good idea to...

    Ok one more question. Would it be a good idea to make this a dual zone system? The contractor has proposed to put a damper in each trunk line but I got to thinking about having them put automatic...
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    There should be no need for air conditioning if...

    There should be no need for air conditioning if the temp is below 55. I guess I assumed the low abient kit had something to do with the heat pump and cold weather conditions. When I initially spoke...
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    Ok I think I'm going to pull the trigger with...

    Ok I think I'm going to pull the trigger with this contractor. A couple more questions. They are a lennox dealer but they install a variety of other brands. The equipment I was quoted is Lennox...
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    I am all electric, I would have to have natural...

    I am all electric, I would have to have natural gas brought in or go with a propane tank. From my understanding propane is pretty high but so are my electric rates. Those numbers are from the load...
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    Yes this system is going to feed both areas. One...

    Yes this system is going to feed both areas. One 10x 14 trunk line will feed the underground portion and another 10 x 14 will feed the upstairs. The upstairs will be insulated as much as possible. I...
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    It does get quite humid here. A little more info...

    It does get quite humid here. A little more info on the house: It is a single story earth home with approx 1100 sq ft of conditioned area. The house currently has no AC and heating is handled with...
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    Some heat pump enlightenment

    I am getting ready to have a heat pump installed and need some guidance. I live in a rural area and I am all electric. I had a couple of contractors come out and only 1 did a manual J. He came up...
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    help choosing a HVAC installer

    I put a 900 sqft addition on my earth home. I decided that now was the time to also add an HVAC system to the old part of the house while I was at it. The existing home was 1100 sq ft with 8ft...
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    Ducting options

    I have had contractors come out and give me prices to install duct work in my earth home. I am only trying to condition the southern rooms. The rooms are two small 9x13 bedrooms, a 24x20 living...
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    Can you school me a bit about these dehumidifier...

    Can you school me a bit about these dehumidifier systems? How large of a fresh air intake do I need? Would this be something similar to an air to air exchanger? In the earth homes that you have done,...
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    mOk first off a little more about the house. The...

    mOk first off a little more about the house. The house is a pretty standard earth home layout. It is pretty much a ranch syle house buried in the ground. The living/dining/ kitchen is all one...
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    The south wall of the house is wood stud walls...

    The south wall of the house is wood stud walls and the top parapet wall is hidden by a fake roof that will have 8" facia boards. This alows me 7.5 inches of area to either run 7" ducts through or...
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    If I go the mini split route I will definetley be...

    If I go the mini split route I will definetley be going with the mitsubishi units. I have heard nothing but great things about them. High velocity is out. I had a estimate done for a conventional...
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    High velocity AC or Mini split

    Hi all. Looking for some advice on adding a cooling system to my house. I have a 1500 sq ft earth home that is made almost entirely of concrete so conventional systems most likely won't work as there...
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