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  1. Thread: Cleaning Ducts

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    Ozium will kill the smell.

    Ozium will kill the smell.
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    Wow! That is a gig habitrail!

    Wow! That is a gig habitrail!
  3. Thread: Operating cost

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    I am in Fayetteville and have used both a dual...

    I am in Fayetteville and have used both a dual fuel system in the area as well as a HP with electric backup. The dual fuel HP about 9 years ago was only margianlly less expensive to run than prior...
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    That's actually one thing that was at the top of...

    That's actually one thing that was at the top of my list - getting that portion looked over.

    Thanks again.
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    OK, that makes sense. So air flow issues...

    OK, that makes sense.

    So air flow issues could have been a cause. With the condenser being dead is this something that can be checked or are we at a guessing game?
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    eliteair, Don't take it personal - wasn't meant...

    eliteair, Don't take it personal - wasn't meant that way. From my lurking here I have read more about HVAC bad installs and other issues all realted to lack of education on the HVAC guy's side. As a...
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    It's nothing like that John. You said two weeks...

    It's nothing like that John. You said two weeks before you could get out. That's not a problem at all. This gives me time to research and try to understand the possible causes, issues etc. as well as...
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    Understood. I just don't trust transmission shops...

    Understood. I just don't trust transmission shops or HVAC guys :~)

    Well, there are just too many hacks out there so the trust has to be earned. With out knowing major possible causes I'll never...
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    The start capacitor was replaced about a month...

    The start capacitor was replaced about a month ago and then a hard start was required to get the unit to work. So here we are a month later - dead and the outdoor unit trips the circuit breakers.
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    OK, so what could have killed it? Oh, I'll call...

    OK, so what could have killed it? Oh, I'll call the builders hvac guy and ask - not!
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    Repair or replace compressor

    My home was built in 2002 and has a rheem 4 ton 10 seer heat pump. The compressor had died and I believe needs replaced.

    The question is do I / can I simply

    1. Repair the unit
    2. Replace...
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    I have 14 supply and 5 returns. One return looks...

    I have 14 supply and 5 returns. One return looks to be about 12", one 6" and the others must be small(er) by the size of the grates. I'm thinking I don't have enough returns. Not sure...........
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    Yes, it is hard (impossible) to oversize? I am...

    Yes, it is hard (impossible) to oversize? I am having a manual j done and will have the results tomorrow. I'm in Fayetteville, GA (Hey Norcross guy - want a job?) and my current 7 y/o HP died. I...
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    Is the ductwork statement true ?? ?? ???

    Is the ductwork statement true ?? ?? ???
  15. Yes, try it the whole house way. The software...

    Yes, try it the whole house way. The software wasn't great but I did use it to see how much $$ I spent daily heating water when nobody was home. I guess I can save maybe $20 a month by adding a timer...
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    I have no backup or Aux heat available to my HP...

    I have no backup or Aux heat available to my HP and defrost works just fine. I removed the aux connection on the tstat so even it there is a call it doesn't get it.

    I am now thinking that I...
  17. If that is how you are tracking the energy use I...

    If that is how you are tracking the energy use I would suggest you go ahead and set up TED correctly AND set up the software quickly and see how you come out with it. The footprints software can be...
  18. I decided to not use the software. I installed my...

    I decided to not use the software. I installed my TED on the bartop in the kitchen for all to see. The software seemed a little lacking in instructions but was merely ok in my eyes. You have to keep...
  19. Oh HECK YES! I have TED as well but I'm...

    Oh HECK YES!

    I have TED as well but I'm running an air source heat pump.

    With the house at rest I am .05/hr usage and with my HP running I am at .46/hr when it runs. It appears that the...
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    Correct. If set up as single stage then aux would...

    Correct. If set up as single stage then aux would not be used. As to saving money using the system the way it was set up - it could have been set up without aux or backup heat to begin with. You...
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    ...... or move the outdoor sensor somewhere warm...

    ...... or move the outdoor sensor somewhere warm to bypass it - or insulate it to keep it warmer and fool the stat.
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    The electric resistance heating will cost more...

    The electric resistance heating will cost more than the HP running. In my situation the HP is about .35 per hour and backup heat is about $1.00 per hour. I'm in GA and we have had some crazy cold...
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    Let me revise what I said -- with the Air Tap...

    Let me revise what I said -- with the Air Tap unit you do not ever hook the gas or electric back up - you only use your old HWH as a storage tank. I suppose you could, in the event the Air Tap ceases...
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    Yes though I'm not sure how. They have an...

    Yes though I'm not sure how. They have an installation video and this unit looks like it does NOT use your existing thermostats for temp control. You set up the air tap then lower your water heater...
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    http://www.airgenerate.com/products/airtap.html...

    http://www.airgenerate.com/products/airtap.html
    This is one which should still be available. Contact them regarding refurbs or demo - I had been priced out at $ if I remember correctly though this...
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