Search:

Type: Posts; User: krxman

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,737

    I see. So in cool/wet weather you run the AC to...

    I see. So in cool/wet weather you run the AC to dehumidify and just add a heat source to keep the temp up. Or as Teddy Bear suggests, plug in a dehumidifier and leave both (heat and AC) off.
    ...
  2. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,737

    Reheat or dehumidification is the real...

    [/QUOTE]Reheat or dehumidification is the real solution humidity control. TB [/B][/QUOTE]
    What does "reheat" mean? I've heard this before...
  3. Replies
    30
    Views
    4,782

    It seems like the jury is still out on whether...

    It seems like the jury is still out on whether "hard stops" caused by power stoppage (from blackouts or otherwise) during cooling cycle are damaging to the compressor. My guess is they can't be good...
  4. Replies
    7
    Views
    858

    Very helpful feedback here - much appreciated! ...

    Very helpful feedback here - much appreciated!

    Living just outside Chicago we have more of a "hot-wet" summer - though surely not as bad as those in the south and gulf regions. It seems to be...
  5. Replies
    30
    Views
    4,782

    And this would apply to my Ameristar condensing...

    And this would apply to my Ameristar condensing unit as well? Didn't know it had a crankcase or a heater - thought that was just in heat pumps....Very interesting!
  6. Replies
    30
    Views
    4,782

    You may think me thick in the skull, but why...

    You may think me thick in the skull, but why would you be running the AC in the cold? Did I miss something?

    It seems the instruction I quoted in the manual is saying two things:

    1. don't turn...
  7. Replies
    7
    Views
    858

    Just so's I'm clear you're saying the Inf Control...

    Just so's I'm clear you're saying the Inf Control will improve dehumidification even though the outside unit is single stage? I've been reading elsewhere how you can't run the one stage AC for long...
  8. Replies
    30
    Views
    4,782

    Yeah, I have heard of waiting a minute or two for...

    Yeah, I have heard of waiting a minute or two for self diagnostics, but 3 hours seems like overkill...

    Just wondered if there was a safety issue or possible damage to the unit that the 3 hour wait...
  9. Replies
    30
    Views
    4,782

    Here's what my Ameristar AC Owner's Manual says:...

    Here's what my Ameristar AC Owner's Manual says:

    "NEVER STOP THE SYSTEM BY SHUTTING OFF THE MAIN POWER. If the main power is ever disconnected for more than three hours, turn off the thermostat....
  10. Replies
    7
    Views
    858

    I just read on another thread a post by "teddy...

    I just read on another thread a post by "teddy bear" recommending a whole house dehumidifier. Did a quick google search to see that these run about $&%@@ and more uninstalled. I currently have a...
  11. Okay, well that makes sense. You turn off the gas...

    Okay, well that makes sense. You turn off the gas because some leaks don't manifest under pressure. And you need to wait a minute for the self diagnostics. But it sure seems like they could be a lot...
  12. Should I turn off the gas at the manual shut off...

    Should I turn off the gas at the manual shut off at the end of heating season? What about the water line to the humidifier? Or just leave them both on year round?
  13. No, there's no problem. Furnace has been running...

    No, there's no problem. Furnace has been running fine - and believe me I'm not about to mess with it. I just was reading through the manual for the first time, figuring there might be some important...
  14. I am reviewing the instructions in the user's...

    I am reviewing the instructions in the user's manual for my new 58MVP Carrier Infinity 96 furnace. I am finding the start up instructions confusing. Here's what it says:

    1. Set thermostat to...
  15. Replies
    7
    Views
    635

    It is. I was just being metaphorical.

    It is. I was just being metaphorical.
  16. Replies
    7
    Views
    635

    This past winter a family of squirrels took up...

    This past winter a family of squirrels took up residence in the rafters, gaining entry through holes they had chewed in the roofline. Had a varmint control outfit come get them out. Now I want to get...
  17. Replies
    5
    Views
    517

    Is it a big/expensive job?

    Is it a big/expensive job?
  18. Replies
    5
    Views
    517

    Over the winter I had a new Infinity furnace...

    Over the winter I had a new Infinity furnace installed in the attic to heat the 2nd floor and finished attic. I wish I would have thought to ask this before the install but I'm now wondering how big...
  19. Replies
    3
    Views
    647

    Thanks! I'll check these out.

    Thanks! I'll check these out.
  20. Replies
    3
    Views
    647

    Does anybody here know of other forums like this...

    Does anybody here know of other forums like this one but for more general construction issues? I'm trying to find a relatively non-toxic sealant for the foundation walls in my basement (to prevent...
  21. Well that difference is decisive - at least for...

    Well that difference is decisive - at least for my purposes. Gotta have the VS control to keep the furnace operating at a low hum in the background. Infinity it is.
  22. I have an Infinity 96 furnace and a single stage...

    I have an Infinity 96 furnace and a single stage Ameristar condensing unit (and NO, I wasn't trying to save money on the outside unit - it's a long story).

    With this set up, anybody know how much...
  23. Replies
    8
    Views
    940

    Will it also run central air? If so, is it the...

    Will it also run central air? If so, is it the Infinity or something else? If you'll also be running an Infinity AC w/it, it may be worth the bucks to get the Infinity Control t-stat.
  24. Just wondering which Carrier furnace you've...

    Just wondering which Carrier furnace you've got... Any reason you chose the 8320 over the Infinity Control?

    Am planning on getting the Infinity Control t-stat for my Infinity furnace, but people...
  25. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,477

    Okay, so the consensus appears to be that I can...

    Okay, so the consensus appears to be that I can get a lot more control during cooling season by adding a TXV valve and the Infinity Control t-stat. I assume I'll reap all the benefits of the Infinity...
  26. Sorry it's confusing. It's been a long, evolviing...

    Sorry it's confusing. It's been a long, evolviing post. If you want to cut to the chase, just skip to my other post titled, "DASH: An Infinity Question."
  27. And I need this for the Infinity Control even...

    And I need this for the Infinity Control even though my Ameristar condensing unit is only single stage?
  28. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,477

    Dash, it was suggested by others here that I post...

    Dash, it was suggested by others here that I post this question to you. Of course I'd hope that anyone else w/an opinion will chime right in.

    I'm trying to determine how much of the Infinity...
  29. I'll go ahead and post a new question for Dash,...

    I'll go ahead and post a new question for Dash, as some have suggested. But in the meantime, can someone tell me what this TXV valve is and why I need it. Also, I do (now) have (didn't before) a CK3B...
  30. Lot's of less expensive units would work "just...

    Lot's of less expensive units would work "just fine." I paid the big bucks for QUIET. If the MVB is quieter, as Toddb83 indicates, then that's the one I should have got. Since it's been out since...
  31. Gad Blastit! I knew I should have pushed for the...

    Gad Blastit! I knew I should have pushed for the MVB!

    ARGH!
  32. That was my thinking as well. Unfortunately, I...

    That was my thinking as well. Unfortunately, I had 3 local companies give me a bid and none of them were yet installing (or were even very familiar with) the new model. But I would have got it if I...
  33. A question from another HO while you're waiting...

    A question from another HO while you're waiting for answers from the professionals: any reason you specify the MVB Infinity furnace? I've been told there's no discernible difference (for the HO)...
  34. The whole story, in a nutshell, is this: We're...

    The whole story, in a nutshell, is this: We're doing a major renovation of the home, including new HVAC installations in basement and attic. The GC recommended an HVAC guy who I met w/and thought...
  35. Okay another update. Talked to the installer...

    Okay another update. Talked to the installer again (actually he's the sales rep for the company). I told him about this forum and the info I was getting here that contradicted his view regarding the...
  36. Just got off the phone w/the installer. He says...

    Just got off the phone w/the installer. He says the reason the AC will run on high is that it is not a Carrier Infinity but an Ameristar single stage unit. He says I need an Infinity Carrier AC to...
  37. I have what appears to be a fairly simple...

    I have what appears to be a fairly simple Honeywell - don't have the model no. handy but I can get, if need be.
  38. Is that adjustment made by me (w/the t-stat) or...

    Is that adjustment made by me (w/the t-stat) or by installer (on the control board)?
  39. Thanks for replies. I especially appreciate the...

    Thanks for replies. I especially appreciate the detailed response. A couple questions:


    The AHU is above or horizontal to rooms it services, so no air going up.


    Is that so the evap. coil...
  40. Having a Carrier Infiinity 96 installed as we...

    Having a Carrier Infiinity 96 installed as we speak. It's going in my office and above the master bedroom so I wanted a very quiet unit. The variable speed blower being "whisper quiet" was a big...
  41. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,642

    Thanks for all the replies. I'll definitely look...

    Thanks for all the replies. I'll definitely look into the "Infinity thermostat control system" (now that I know exactly what to call it!). I asked my installer about it today but he didn't think...
  42. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,642

    Is that the same thing as the Infinity...

    Is that the same thing as the Infinity Thermidistat?
  43. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,642

    Okay so I've got a Carrier Infinity 96 being...

    Okay so I've got a Carrier Infinity 96 being installed tomorrow in my attic, replacing the Ameristar w/the backwards coil problem discussed in previous posts. Had to make a somewhat hasty decision to...
  44. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,604

    Makes sense. Still wish I knew what "ECM" meant -...

    Makes sense. Still wish I knew what "ECM" meant - anybody know of an online HVAC glossary?
  45. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,273

    Not quite sure what this means... Can you tell...

    Not quite sure what this means... Can you tell me, in layman's terms, what differences the homeowner's likely to see? I'm trying to determine whether I need to request the newer model, given that the...
  46. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,273

    Thanks for all the input. I appreciate it. Know...

    Thanks for all the input. I appreciate it. Know of any good resources for soundproofing?
  47. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,604

    Can anyone explain this comment? Just don't know...

    Can anyone explain this comment? Just don't know what an ECM is and why this would be noisier when these units are supposed to be "whisper quiet." Thanks.
  48. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,273

    Those who have heard both may correct me if I'm...

    Those who have heard both may correct me if I'm wrong but from what I understand, there's a world of difference in noise level between an Ameristar CDX080 (builders model) and a Carrier Infinity 96 -...
  49. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,273

    Just outside Chicago. I could soundproof the wall...

    Just outside Chicago. I could soundproof the wall but it would be hard (and costly) to adequately soundproof the 7 foot long opening in the wall for servicing the unit. I figure for the extra cost of...
  50. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,760

    Do you happen to know the model no.? Is it a...

    Do you happen to know the model no.? Is it a cased A or slab? Thanks.
Results 1 to 50 of 70
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event