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  1. Something I have observed as a homeowner if you...

    Something I have observed as a homeowner if you leave your HVAC fan on all the time. You could draw in unconditioned air or occur a temperature exchange if your ducts run through an unconditioned...
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    I've experimented a little with mine the last...

    I've experimented a little with mine the last year or so and currently use 18F as the HP lockout and 35 as the gas furnace lockout. I use a 20 min runtime for the HP before the aux can kick in. I...
  3. I have the same furnace as you just a size...

    I have the same furnace as you just a size smaller with a HP and the same 4" Merv carrier filter. I went almost one year and the the Infinity controller was only saying 50% used, but I changed it...
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    Another homeowner here: I have a somewhat...

    Another homeowner here: I have a somewhat similar setup with the Infinity control. I use the auto/comfort setting and my blower speed is low most of the time. Much lower than the howling fan on...
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    Cool beans! That's what I was hoping to hear. ...

    Cool beans! That's what I was hoping to hear. Do you install the Infinity thermostat with an outdoor temperature probe or something else with that setup? Just curious why your customer's don't go...
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    Hey, thanks for the free reply. I didn't realize...

    Hey, thanks for the free reply. I didn't realize the Performance 2-stage wasn't Infinity compatible...I assumed it was because the Performance 15 was compatible. I will say it is a very quite unit....
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    Questions on Carrier Heat Pump Options?

    I am researching Carrier units to replace my current 2.5 ton upstairs HP. It is 14 years old and has developed a leak. I feel it is not worth spending the money to fix the leak on this old unit,...
  8. That's what it's supposed to do in a hybrid...

    That's what it's supposed to do in a hybrid system. You can set the lockout temperatures on the Infinfity Controller to when you want the HP only or furnace only. For example, my furnace lockout...
  9. I hate to make this too complicated for you, but...

    I hate to make this too complicated for you, but with my hybrid system (heat pump instead of A/C) I didn't use any gas until late November last year. I set my gas furnace lockout at 35F. Something...
  10. I went with the Infinity ICS furnace and...

    I went with the Infinity ICS furnace and Performance 15 heat pump hybrid system last August. It's been through almost an entire season and I'm completely satisfied with it. Quiet and comfortable. ...
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    On my Carrier hybrid system, I have the HP...

    On my Carrier hybrid system, I have the HP lockout set at 18F and the furnace lockout at 35F I didn't use any gas until late November. With the Infinity control, the HP will run first above 18F for...
  12. It doesn't run as much as you would think because...

    It doesn't run as much as you would think because the warm air rises from below. Only when it is really cold out do you hear it kicking on a lot. Rarely do I see the supplemental heat light on. ...
  13. How My New Carrier Hybrid System Did This Winter

    I thought it would be interesting for some on here to see my first year results of installing a more efficient system. I installed a Carrier Hybrid system in August 09. It consists of a 60K BTU,...
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    I read the installation manual a little closer...

    I read the installation manual a little closer last night. On page 14 it says that if you select "MEDIA" only, it uses only the static pressure test that it performs everyday. If you select "MEDIA...
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    I tried that left button thing and mine said 20%...

    I tried that left button thing and mine said 20% used. I'm not sure if that's a time based thing or calculated off of the original esp number vs current.

    With your current esp number and being...
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    I had the same furnace with a heat pump installed...

    I had the same furnace with a heat pump installed in August with the 4" filter media. The Infinfity control hasn't given me a warning yet to replace the filter. I checked the other day when it did...
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    You do know that the Infinity thermostat has a 90...

    You do know that the Infinity thermostat has a 90 minute ramp up feature that is a default setting unless you change it? When you use the schedule, the Infinity control begins to ramp up the...
  18. Here's what the manual says: Smart Recovery...

    Here's what the manual says:

    Smart Recovery
    With Smart Recovery selected (factory default), transition out of
    setback begins 1.5 hours before selected recovery time and
    gradually adjusts room...
  19. I have the same furnace only with a HP instead of...

    I have the same furnace only with a HP instead of A/C. There is an Anticipator setting in the Infinity Controller that may help you. The settings are 1 through 9 with 1 being the least sensitive...
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    [QUOTE=DGIO-Not;5716372]Actually it is changing...

    [QUOTE=DGIO-Not;5716372]Actually it is changing from Efficency to Comfort. QUOTE]

    Hmm...I thought the COMFORT setting made it run on low fan speed as much as possible thus extending run time to...
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    Try changing your furnace airflow on the Infinity...

    Try changing your furnace airflow on the Infinity control from the "Comfort" setting to "Efficiency" setting and see what that does.
  22. No kidding. I heat 2400 sqft with 2 heat pumps...

    No kidding. I heat 2400 sqft with 2 heat pumps here in the Ohio valley where it was very cold in December, plus Christmas lights, and my bill was around $240.00. Are you sure you are not heating...
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    I have the MVC furnace. It's super quiet. I...

    I have the MVC furnace. It's super quiet. I can't even tell it is running unless the fan is on high which it rarely does. It does do a daily blower run for 1 minute at 1PM to measure the air flow...
  24. I have the same exact furnace and size for my 1st...

    I have the same exact furnace and size for my 1st floor, however I have the Performance 15 HP added as a hybrid setup. Being an engineer, I agree the Infinfity Control is a cool gadget which I'm...
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    Press and hold Avanced button for 10 secs. ...

    Press and hold Avanced button for 10 secs. Setup>Thermostat>Offsets>Temperature Offsets. You can only change it +/- 5F. I would check it with another thermometer first and place it right on the...
  26. Wow! That sheds more light on this. So, the...

    Wow! That sheds more light on this. So, the place is kept cold during the week along with all the objects being cold. I can see it taking a while to warm up the place 13 degrees with everything in...
  27. Not sure why you are "cranking" on the thermostat...

    Not sure why you are "cranking" on the thermostat to begin with if you have an Infinity control. You should take advanatge of its features and set its scheduler to to do the setback and increase in...
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    I'm with you on this. I'm an engineer and I like...

    I'm with you on this. I'm an engineer and I like technical stuff. The Infinity/Evolution control is a "neat" thing. If I paid for it, I want full control.

    In my situation, I had to set it up...
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    I left mine on the default 90 minute ramp up...

    I left mine on the default 90 minute ramp up setting. It's easier on the HP and more efficient by it staying with the HP to gradually come up to the final set point than all at once. Otherwise the...
  30. On hybrid systems like mine the OD temp is used...

    On hybrid systems like mine the OD temp is used by the controller to lock out the heat pump or furnace depending on what temp settings you enter. I'm not sure what it does for A/C-furnace setups if...
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    I would also consider the Performance series HP,...

    I would also consider the Performance series HP, 25HPA5 series. It is between the Infinfity series and the Comfort series. The Perfromance series will work with the Infinity controller whereas the...
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    I have the Performance HP/gas furnace hybrid...

    I have the Performance HP/gas furnace hybrid system, so my aux heat is my furnace. I have my furnace lockout set to 35. So far the HP can handle heating on it's own and maybe even lower. I've been...
  33. I have the Performance HP and the outdoor temp...

    I have the Performance HP and the outdoor temp probe is inside a panel where you connect the thermostat wire coming from the furnace. I've occasionally checked the OD temp reading on the controller....
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    I have a one degree offset for my indoor temp and...

    I have a one degree offset for my indoor temp and 2 degrees for my outdoor offset. I calibrated using a lab thermometer. What makes you so sure your thermometers are correct. Most high tech pieces...
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    My Carrier Performance series HP has it too. ...

    My Carrier Performance series HP has it too. When I first saw it, I thought they forgot to remove a shipping protector.
  36. I have a new Performance HP/Hybrid system and my...

    I have a new Performance HP/Hybrid system and my HP puts out very warm air at 50 degree outside temp. My set back at night is 68 and it ramps up to 73 for waking hours. My Performance HP has no...
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    Yes, that is right. I have the Infinity ICS...

    Yes, that is right. I have the Infinity ICS furnace with the Performance heat pump. The Infinity control recognized both pieces of equipment on intitial startup. The Perfomance HP has the 4 wire...
  38. I had the same furnace/HP Hybrid system installed...

    I had the same furnace/HP Hybrid system installed this summer. It finally got cold enough for the gas furnace part to kick on last week and we had no issues like you describe with it.
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    I had a similar situation as you, A/C with gas...

    I had a similar situation as you, A/C with gas furnace, which I recently replaced with a Carrier hybrid system. I did a lot of research on line and on this site, and settled on this system. I knew...
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    I had the Perfromance 15 HP installed this...

    I had the Perfromance 15 HP installed this summer. Very quiet compared to my older ones. Most of the sound comes from the rushing air from the fan. I don't hear it inside like I did with the older...
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    Just curious how you guys know it is on high...

    Just curious how you guys know it is on high stage. Is there an indication on the controller screen? My system is a hybrid and the gas furnace hasn't had a need to come on yet so I'm curious how...
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    I reviewed my Infinity manual and it looks like...

    I reviewed my Infinity manual and it looks like you have no choice to not use the timer. The choices are 10 to 60 min with 10 being default. The only cause I see for it to switch to high stage is...
  43. I think what you mean is set the HP lockout...

    I think what you mean is set the HP lockout higher if your gas prices are super low. However, I think the HP efficiency will still beat out the gas furnace above 35F.

    I haven't seen my gas...
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    Hear of cap and trade? Dual fuel would be the...

    Hear of cap and trade? Dual fuel would be the way to because you don't know what the price of electric and NG will be 2 years down the road.
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    The installation manual with my new MVC furnace...

    The installation manual with my new MVC furnace says that all the drain lines can be combined into one as long as the A/C drain has its own field installed trap. The furnace has a built-in trap.
  46. Thread: White Roof

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    A flat white roof will more than likely become...

    A flat white roof will more than likely become dirty in a city or farming area thus reducing the reflective aspects. I can see a sloping white metal roof staying cleaner.

    3M has developed...
  47. I've never seen "dehumidify" displayed on my...

    I've never seen "dehumidify" displayed on my controller. My fan display always says "auto", even when the system is not running. Are you sure you have it set to AUTO and dehumidify setting on. ...
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    I left mine on Auto. With the anticipater set to...

    I left mine on Auto. With the anticipater set to 3 (default setting) and the humidity at 50%, it runs long enough at low to keep it very comfortable. The temp setting and actual temp are always the...
  49. There is a good point here about the little...

    There is a good point here about the little booklet that comes with the Infinity Control. It doesn't even scratch the surface of all the possible settings and what they do or their consequences. I...
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    No it should not. I have let my 12 y/o upstairs...

    No it should not. I have let my 12 y/o upstairs unit which is a heat pump only run down to zero. The supplemental heat strips kick in when needed because the HP is not putting out enough heat that...
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