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  1. Thread: Humidity

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    Thanks its 2800 sqf house the humidifier is...

    Thanks its 2800 sqf house
    the humidifier is General 1099
    The damper is open (its automatic controlled by the smart thermostat)
    I can see the hot air flowing and water dripping through the...
  2. Thread: Humidity

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    Humidity

    I have a whole house humidifier and Lennox furnace
    I can't get my humidity above 15% based on my smart thermostat
    I can hear the water dripping from the humidifier.
    Its connected to the cold air...
  3. Thread: AC Size

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    One more Question for the experts.. I have a...

    One more Question for the experts..
    I have a finished basement with multiple supply and return vents that have dampers..

    Should I shut off everything in the basement including the return in the...
  4. Thread: AC Size

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    Excellent information.. My system that I bought:...

    Excellent information..
    My system that I bought:
    Lennox PureAir has the merv16 in it. So I dont think I can do anything about it from that you mentioned except change the air filter more...
  5. Thread: AC Size

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    I live in Michigan.. yesterday was 91degrees...

    I live in Michigan..

    yesterday was 91degrees and humid
    could not get it below 78 at day then dropped to 76 at night when the temp outside dropped below 85

    I have Lennox XC17 4tons I...
  6. Thread: AC Size

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    Thanks for the reply No load calc was done.. ...

    Thanks for the reply
    No load calc was done..

    I will replace the filter and see.. Also it was the first hot day of the season and the AC was off, could that be a reason for the AC to take a while...
  7. Thread: AC Size

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    Yes its livable space. I shut all the vents and...

    Yes its livable space.
    I shut all the vents and return in the basement.
    house built 1992

    I have no problem heating the house and keeping it comfy...

    could a dirty filter do that, should I...
  8. Thread: AC Size

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    Update I am still at 79 and its set to 76. I...

    Update I am still at 79 and its set to 76. I checked the vents and cold air is blowing from there and the temp is about 50 Degrees on the register, any ideas?
    Is my AC undersized, ?
  9. Thread: AC Size

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    AC Size

    I had a new furnace and AC installed last year
    house : COLONIAL + finished basement (2800SQF without basement)

    the AC is 4 tons. SEER 17

    This year I just turned on the AC today and noticed...
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    I forgot to mention that my main concern is...

    I forgot to mention that my main concern is heating my 1400 SQF finished basement.
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    Regency vs Heat and GLO

    I am debating between two models
    H&GLO Grande-I35
    and regency L540E

    the regency is a bit more $..

    Any input would be appreciated...
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    Thanks for both inputs.. some nficertified...

    Thanks for both inputs..
    some nficertified contractors said they put fiberglass around the damper and some say if you seal the cap vent properly then no need for insulation.

    Its really hard to...
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    What kind of insulation do you use... do you...

    What kind of insulation do you use...
    do you touch the vent with the insulation
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    Gas

    Gas
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    Gas fireplace insert

    I have an existing masonry chimney with gas fire logs that I want to replace with an insert.


    - Should there be insulation around the vents from the inside of the chimney to prevent draft , and...
  16. Thread: SLP98V fan

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    Thanks for the quick reply... So I should...

    Thanks for the quick reply...

    So I should leave it alone on circulate?

    The reason I want more ventilation is I am getting some condensation and some frost on my basement windows..
    I have shut...
  17. Thread: SLP98V fan

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    SLP98V fan

    I have this Lennox modulating furnace and the icomfort thermostat.
    I usually have my fan at circulate, however when I have it like that the fan doesn't kick in in full speed, the problem with that...
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    So the questions, is this is normal with bypass...

    So the questions, is this is normal with bypass not going over 38% with VS fans and modulating furnace?
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    cold

    cold
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    Bypass humidifier

    I have a new Lennox modulating furnace with VS fan
    I noticed that my humidifier is not able to keep the humidity above 40
    it stays around 35% and I can hear it running when the fan is on.

    is...
  21. Thread: SLP98V

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    Does it matter because it runs on 35% burn rate...

    Does it matter because it runs on 35% burn rate most if the time anyway?
  22. Thread: SLP98V

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    No I didn't how about average for that size...

    No I didn't
    how about average for that size house
    I also have 4ton 17seer. Ac
  23. Thread: SLP98V

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    SLP98V

    I have replaced my 130k BTU 80% old furnace with a SLP98V 110K BTY 97%
    I live in SE Michigan and my house is around 2900Sq + 1400Sq basement

    is my furnace over sized, and if it is does it matter...
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    Thank you.. I have now 12*6 combustion...

    Thank you..

    I have now 12*6 combustion register at bottom of door, I will add another one at the top.
    I also will add a return vent in the main space as you suggested.
    As for the gap between the...
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    Yes

    Yes
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    Ok how about another return vent in the open...

    Ok how about another return vent in the open space?
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    I have one combustion grill for the room around...

    I have one combustion grill for the room around 6*6 feet
    I have 98% furnace (110BTU)
    50 Gallon water heater (40BTU)
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    He was referring to the open space in the...

    He was referring to the open space in the basement.
    I have a combustion register for the enclosed room for the furnace
    one return in the enclosed bed room in the basement
    and about 4 supply vents...
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    Thanks a lot for your prompt reply So you...

    Thanks a lot for your prompt reply

    So you think having good humidity level (I have a dehumidifier) and no return vents in the open space in the basement should be ok?
    I only have one return vent...
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    Vents in basement

    I have a finished basement, with 3 original vent down below and one return vent on ceiling around 1000SQF

    I am dividing a room in there , so I called an HVAC person to help add extra vents

    he...
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    freeall : thanks for the quick reply. another...

    freeall : thanks for the quick reply. another quick question. I told the installers to put something under the furnace because I dont like it on the bare floor, they put small foam pads on each...
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    iComfort and humidity

    I just had a new SLP98 system installed with the icomfort thermostat
    I love the system.

    outside temps has been around 40-50 average

    I set the temp inside to 73 and humidity to 40
    The fan is...
  33. Thread: Detroit area

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    What is the manual J and who was your...

    What is the manual J

    and who was your contractor?
    I hear main heating has lennox and good reviews
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    can you give me some examples of bad installation...

    can you give me some examples of bad installation if the Size and duct is not a factor

    IE: I know the BTU size and ducts are existing
  35. Thread: Detroit area

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    Ok Thanks for the answer I keep hearing that...

    Ok Thanks for the answer

    I keep hearing that installing the unit right is more important than the unit

    Not sure how someone could install it wrong...

    anyway so my understanding is that there...
  36. Thread: Detroit area

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    Do you think the electric furnace would be...

    Do you think the electric furnace would be cheaper bills

    The gas prices are high..

    Any ideas.

    what kind of furnace did you get, are you happy?
  37. Thread: Detroit area

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    same here the temps are very compared to yours...

    same here

    the temps are very compared to yours
    the setups as well

    although I need to insulate the chimney in my basement

    my basement is a little colder than main level (which is reasonable)...
  38. Thread: Detroit area

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    Thanks for the input 110 BTU Furnace 18 years...

    Thanks for the input

    110 BTU Furnace 18 years old
    50 Gallon water heater(gas)
    everything else electrical.

    I am still unsure why I would be higher than your consumption

    I have 3 bathrooms
  39. Thread: Detroit area

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    Thanks.. hmm what could that be the age of...

    Thanks..

    hmm

    what could that be the age of the furnace?

    I am in rochester hills as well by the way..
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    The problem is What is new today and has good...

    The problem is

    What is new today and has good reviews might not be in 10 years from now.

    Its hard to test these systems to find the reliability of them.

    I keep hearing that installing is...
  41. Thread: Detroit area

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    Thanks for teh quick reply.. I keep hearing...

    Thanks for teh quick reply..

    I keep hearing from people that gas has gone up

    a small condo is cost 200$ to heat
    so when I am comparing this bill to my house it's not out of range

    how did...
  42. Thread: Detroit area

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    Detroit area

    My furnace is about 18 years old
    Bryant

    I was going to change it but one guy told me if it's working ok don't change it, I have recently maintained it.

    I am doing some research on my next...
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