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    Sounds like an investment in a freezer is...

    Sounds like an investment in a freezer is necessary. Thanks for the explanation and the education. I will pass the info along.
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    refrigerator to freezer conversion

    I have seen some threads on attempting to convert a freezer into a refrigerator. My question is the opposite. Can a refrigerator be turned into a freezer with some modifications? A friend is...
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    Thanks for the replies. It sounds like a heat...

    Thanks for the replies. It sounds like a heat pump can be a valuable additional heat source in my area, (northern New Jersey).
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    I don't think heat pumps are very popular in...

    I don't think heat pumps are very popular in northern New Jersey. Out of curiosity how is the heat output rated? For example I have a 100,000 BTU natural gas furnace in my home which works with a...
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    I have followed this site for a while and always...

    I have followed this site for a while and always see the Goodman debates. I recently became friends with an HVAC tech and when we were discussing installs he said that he really likes Goodman...
  6. central air value

    When I was looking at home I felt that central ac made the home more appealing. No two homes were exactly alike so it would be hard to determine a monetary value. It makes a home more marketable...
  7. Thread: sizing question

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    thanks

    Thank you for the advise.
  8. Thread: sizing question

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    sizing question

    Hi all, as a homeowner I find this site very informative. My neighborhood consists of post WWII cape cod style homes. Most of them have had various additions and renovations over the years but the...
  9. Thread: ? for consumers

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    ozone generation

    The last place I worked had water towers to provide cooling water to the refrigeration sections of the cascade type temperature chambers we used. The water was treated with ozone produced by an...
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    I guess I stand corrected. I did see a real...

    I guess I stand corrected. I did see a real cheap drum type that was like a paddle wheel. It ran with the air flow only, no electrical connection at all. I hope my Aprilaire lasts as long as your...
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    Aprilaire humidifier

    I had an Aprilaire flow thru type humidifier installed on my furnace after living thru a winter of electric shocks and sore throats. The best feature about this unit is that the homeowner can adjust...
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    PM is a good thing!

    PM is a good thing!
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    humidifier

    I had a contractor put in an Aprilaire for me after my first winter in my house. Best investment ever. Do you see similiar problems if the homeowners don't change the pad inside these units. I...
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    ventilation

    Thanks bb. The furnace is a LUxaire and I am not sure of the efficiency. The doors open to the interior of the 2nd floor living space. I am going to recommend he call the installer before the...
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    A family member recently had a gas furnace/coil...

    A family member recently had a gas furnace/coil installed behind a knee wall in a cape cod style house. The walls have access doors for service. Must the doors be louvered type for ventilation...
  16. Thread: Hot Upstairs

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    2nd floor AC

    I live in a neighborhood of Cape Cod style houses and have yet to see the upstairs comfortable with only one system. Fortunately the previous owner in my home put in two systems and I use...
  17. Thread: vent free

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    thanks

    Thanks for the opinions. As far as oversizing is concerned my unit has a thermostat and adjust the flame accordingly. It does not seem to be a problem. It could use a cleaning. I will follow the...
  18. Thread: vent free

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    I have been reading the posts concerning vent...

    I have been reading the posts concerning vent free fireplaces. I installed one in my home two years ago. I am reading the horror stories on this site. I installed mine in my basement in order to...
  19. Thread: warm air heat

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    thanks

    Thanks Irascible
  20. Thread: warm air heat

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    my apologies

    Point well taken, I was slow with a reply to the previous post and hope I did not offend anyone. You guys are the pros and provide a great service here.
  21. Thread: recip vs. scroll

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    thanks

    Gentlemen, Thanks for the pointers. I realize the complexity in installing a system. My background is Electrical Engineering, not HVAC. I will leave HVAC to the pros.
  22. Thread: warm air heat

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    Gentlemen, Are the terms 'forced hot air heat"...

    Gentlemen, Are the terms 'forced hot air heat" and "forced warm air heat" used interchangeably? I never heard of forced warm air until recently and was wondering if there are any technical...
  23. Thread: recip vs. scroll

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    I would like to get the opinion of some pros...

    I would like to get the opinion of some pros about reciprocating compressors vs. scroll type. What are advantages/disadvantages of one vs. the other? Also, I see Goodman products available via the...
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