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    The electricity where you live may be cheap, but...

    The electricity where you live may be cheap, but here in the DFW (Texas) area it's bad. Our natural gas prices have increased two fold in the last 5 years, and it's still cheaper. An average...
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    Why?

    Why would you pay outrageous electric bills when you have gas?
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    I would be glad to repost the pics if someone...

    I would be glad to repost the pics if someone could refresh my memory on how to do it. Or where is says how to do it.
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    I said low air flow can cause freeze ups. If a...

    I said low air flow can cause freeze ups. If a filter that is clean causes freeze ups then you have major duct and other airflow trouble. Like I said before, in 30 years I've never had a clean filter...
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    This problem can only be solved by a trained...

    This problem can only be solved by a trained professional. It could be a bad breaker, loose connection, compressor bad or going bad, need hard start kit, etc....There is no way to tell on this forum...
  6. The new system is probably moving more air and is...

    The new system is probably moving more air and is noisier than your old system. The fan speed should be able to be lowered unless its already on the lowest speed. But doubt it will ever be as quite...
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    No, rust kills heat exchangers. The reason for...

    No, rust kills heat exchangers. The reason for compressor failures vary greatly. But never from a high efficency filter. A filter is the least of a compressors worries. Yes a filter may restrict...
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    Put it in and try it. If you don't like it take...

    Put it in and try it. If you don't like it take it out and put in another kind your used to.If it's cleaned good every month it will work fine. It won't hurt your system in any way, regaurdless of...
  9. I have had this noisey start up problem before....

    I have had this noisey start up problem before. Was told by tech suppoert to install a liquid line solenoid at outlet of evap. coil. I tryed the crank case heater and it didnt help at all. Since...
  10. I was the number one Philco dealer in Dallas...

    I was the number one Philco dealer in Dallas until the supply house got bought out. Or I would still be selling them. In my experence Trane and American Standard have far more problems and freon...
  11. Thats sounds like American Standard. I don't...

    Thats sounds like American Standard. I don't understand why a licensed contractor cannot purchase their equipment without being a dealer. If they don't want or need my business then i damn sure will...
  12. Yeah, I think you will find they are pretty good....

    Yeah, I think you will find they are pretty good. My Philco supply house got bought out so now I'm installing comfortmaker. They are also very good units so far. They are definetly heavier and solid...
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    Then it shouldnt be a problem at all. Some air...

    Then it shouldnt be a problem at all. Some air may be forced out the other vents but not that you will notice or have any effect on anything.
  14. I have been installing philco from nordyne for...

    I have been installing philco from nordyne for years and they are very good units. The only problem i have ever had was that some of the copeland scroll compressors have been noisy on start after...
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    Are you talking about closing all the vents? If...

    Are you talking about closing all the vents? If so why. You can close off a couple of vents without a problem but not any more than that, without restricting some airflow. which could cause the unit...
  16. why would you want a heat pump if you had a gas...

    why would you want a heat pump if you had a gas furnace?
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    Yeah it is.

    Yeah it is.
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    Yeah it's a paper capacitor. Just peeling a...

    Yeah it's a paper capacitor. Just peeling a little since we opened the panel and got some sun on it. The only thing thats not original is the contactor, motor and some wiring.
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    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/17135_inside_uni...

    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/17135_inside_unit.jpg

    Yeah they don't make them like this anymore. Glad there are a few of these around just to bring back memories.
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    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/17125_front_view...

    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/17125_front_view.jpg

    This unit is an R-12 residential unit I worked on today. It's about 45 years old. Had to repair the wire at the cond. blower motor. Unit...
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    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/17122_capacitors...

    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/17122_capacitors__600_x_450___300_x_225_.jpg


    these are over 40 years old and still ticking
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    If it's a 4 ton it should cool the house and the...

    If it's a 4 ton it should cool the house and the bonus room too. Have someone add more supply air in there.
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    most likely the system wasn't sized for the bonus...

    most likely the system wasn't sized for the bonus room. A return vent may help some. But more supply air is going to need be added to cool it. This may make the rest of the house less cool or cause...
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    Yeah, maybe thats their reasoning. I'm all for...

    Yeah, maybe thats their reasoning. I'm all for the new energy codes and higher seer ratings, just wished it was all uniform and you knew what is expected of you from job to job. I guess change is...
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    P.S. I can see needing some fresh air in tight...

    P.S. I can see needing some fresh air in tight buildings and high rises where fresh air is hard to come by, but in a building where the doors are opened and closed with plenty of outside air already...
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    Yeah what this has to do with the new energy...

    Yeah what this has to do with the new energy codes is beyond me. Can't think of anything it could hurt by having it on the rafters. But then again we have to provide fresh air to the returns on...
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    Doing a new house and the energy guy came by and...

    Doing a new house and the energy guy came by and said all flex duct must be hung. This is a new one on me. Did 2 other homes and it was ok to run duct across rafters in the attic. I know it must be...
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    Forget wieghing in a charge. Learn to charge a...

    Forget wieghing in a charge. Learn to charge a system using subcooling or superheat depending on what type metering device thats used.
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    Sounds like if it's cooling good and it feels...

    Sounds like if it's cooling good and it feels comfortable in the house then it's set right. The only way to tell if its really working efficently is to have an honest professional there to check...
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    How much square footage are you cooling?

    How much square footage are you cooling?
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    Where does the drain line tie into? I can see no...

    Where does the drain line tie into? I can see no reason for a p trap unless it is tied into a vent stack. If this is the case the trap could dry up during the winter and sewer gas could come back up...
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    you are moving 1000 cfm. Your return is just big...

    you are moving 1000 cfm. Your return is just big enough. a 12 and a 10 inch duct.
  33. Hey Doc, Just wondering why the slant coil wont...

    Hey Doc, Just wondering why the slant coil wont work with a heat pump? thanks, Jerry
  34. If I had 3 phase power to my ac my bill would be...

    If I had 3 phase power to my ac my bill would be cheaper. I would pay the extra money for the 3 phase unit any day. A 3 phase monitor would be cheap insurance in case of a leg of power loss. A 3...
  35. Here is the straight scoop. Any 10 seer 2.5 ton...

    Here is the straight scoop. Any 10 seer 2.5 ton heat pump condensing unit will match with the 2.5 air handler you now have. If you want a Carrier, Payne, or Janitrol it doesnt matter they will all...
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    The pleated filters are more efficent, but should...

    The pleated filters are more efficent, but should not restrict the airflow enough to hurt anything. By all means use the best filter you can afford.
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    There are only two times when a trap is required....

    There are only two times when a trap is required. 1) when the airhandler is a pull through, thus creating negative pressure on the line. If the evap. coil is on the return side of the blower it must...
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    A 10 inch duct will carry 400 cfm and a 12 inch...

    A 10 inch duct will carry 400 cfm and a 12 inch duct will carry 600 cfm.
  39. I agree with shop owner that noncondensibles wont...

    I agree with shop owner that noncondensibles wont cause the frosting of the suction line but will cause high head.How long does the systems run before they start to ice up? I dont think he is being...
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    How close is the grill from the supply plenum? Is...

    How close is the grill from the supply plenum? Is the boot insulated well? It's not uncommon for a bathroom grill to sweat due to the high moister in a bathroom. but if it's not been used it...
  41. I had a call a few years ago on some old GE...

    I had a call a few years ago on some old GE rtu's. The pigeons had nested in the compressor compartment for years. My service call was to clean the pigeon crap out of there. That was one fun...
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    Now thats ugly!!!

    Now thats ugly!!!
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