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    You are the expert - and I am not questioning...

    You are the expert - and I am not questioning this statement. However, I used the cheapo fiberglass filter for 19 years in the heat pump which I just replaced - and six months ago, I had to have...
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    I am not a technician, just a consumer, so I may...

    I am not a technician, just a consumer, so I may be way off base, but I just had a Trane heat pump with XL800 series thermostat installed and it does NOT light up when auxiliary heat (heat strips)...
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    I find it unbelievable that Trane wouldn't ...

    I find it unbelievable that Trane wouldn't include this on new heat pumps. My unit was manufactured in 2008, per serial number info and just installed last week. I would think that Trane should...
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    Where would I find more information about that? ...

    Where would I find more information about that? (Trane rubber piece).
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    Trane Heat Pump Noise

    I just had a new Trane Heat Pump (Model WCH-030C100A) installed, and it appears to be working fine. However, being overprotective of new acquisitions, I am aware and constantly on guard of any...
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    The contractor came by today with a technician...

    The contractor came by today with a technician and they checked the output temps etc. Then he presented me with the bill of $4,900 for the job. (That is the amount of the proposal I originally...
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    While I understand that the heat strips do not...

    While I understand that the heat strips do not represent 50% of the job, the entire unit is not completely installed right now. It is not permanently attached to the internal ducts, building, etc. -...
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    Hey, thanks for all your responses. I think...

    Hey, thanks for all your responses. I think this forum is a great place for homeowners to get good info. I feel much better this morning. I set the thermostat on 72 degrees last night, and the...
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    Thanks, for response, smokin68. After I posted...

    Thanks, for response, smokin68. After I posted this, I lowered the temperature on the thermostat to 72 degrees, and it has been holding at 72 degrees, even though the outdoor temperature has now...
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    Heat Pump Temperature

    I finally broke down and bought a new Trane over and under unit to replace my 20-year old unit. Purchased it from a local reputable Trane Dealer, who is a Trane Certified Specialist firm.

    The...
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    Thanks for responses - I just ordered a replacement heat pump which, unlike my old unit, has a hole in the top where the fan is located.
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  12. Protective Cover for Exhaust Fan on Heat Pump

    Doe anyone know of something which can be set on top of a heat pump which will not obstruct the air, but protect the fan from ice and snow? (And, why don't the manufacturers consider this in making...
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    Thanks for the input, dash. After researching...

    Thanks for the input, dash. After researching firms locally, I think I will just stick with the over and under unit ( both American Standard and Trane make them) and there would be no space problem,...
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    No, Kevin, I didn't - I don't even know what it...

    No, Kevin, I didn't - I don't even know what it is - none of the companies who came out offered such a calculation.
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    Thanks for responses - I'm not sure what you mean...

    Thanks for responses - I'm not sure what you mean by "a single changeover transition that goes between the new unit and my existing elbow". Is this a ready made type item, or do you have to have it...
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    Converting Heat Pump Setup

    I presently have a Trane Over and Under Package Heat Pump which is 20 years old and starting to cause me problems. It is a 2 1/2 ton Trane and has serviced the area (1000 square feet) adequately. ...
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    Trane Heat Pump Noise

    I have a Trane self-contained over and under heat pump, which is 19 years old. Last night the outside temperature was below about 60 degrees and I was "cold", so rather than put a blanket on the...
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    Thanks to all of you for your help. Appreciate...

    Thanks to all of you for your help. Appreciate the advice.
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    Read my post just previous to this one - you were...

    Read my post just previous to this one - you were right on target, smokin68. He did NOT clean the coils or the blower compartment, even tho he led me to believe he had. You were so right - should...
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    OK - I found my problem - and I mean literally I...

    OK - I found my problem - and I mean literally I found the problem. After a couple of service calls by my technician, I was talking to a neighbor, who had a similar problem recently. It was dirt...
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    Does Bard have distributors in local area...

    Does Bard have distributors in local area (Oklahoma)? Their site just lists representatives - mine seems to be out of Texas. Guess I just contact him and get local installer?
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    Need Help Over and Under Package Heat Pump

    I am looking at replacement unit (2 or 2 1/2 ton total electric) which needs to be an over and under package unit. I have found two manufacturers - Trane and American Standard. Does anyone know...
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    Now that I am looking for possible replacement...

    Now that I am looking for possible replacement heat pump, I have scanned through the threads in here - noting that one comment was indicating contacting Sears was a joke. Does anyone have experience...
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    That's what I thought - thanks for confirmation. ...

    That's what I thought - thanks for confirmation. [I] sure hate to put out the $, but I can't see much alternative. Will get at least three quotes on this, since I don't know how much they cost now...
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    OK, fellows - here I am two days later with the...

    OK, fellows - here I am two days later with the same problem as originally stated, I am getting icing on the coils and the compressor, lines, etc. with no air coming inside. Obviously the leak (if...
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    Yes - he cleaned the coils and the blower...

    Yes - he cleaned the coils and the blower compartment - which I do regularly anyway - as well as change the filter. Thanks to all for the replies. I think I will have it checked again this Fall, to...
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    Heat Pump Cooling Question

    Yesterday I noticed there seemed to be no air coming out of the air ducts in my house. I have a Trane 2 1/2 Ton Model WCH30A100AA (self-contained outside unit), which was installed in April, 1988....
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