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    While you were selecting your equipment, did the...

    While you were selecting your equipment, did the installer suggest an inline water filter for your humidifier?

    After the install of your new system was complete, did the installer perform any...
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    I have hard water as well with a softener. What a...

    I have hard water as well with a softener. What a pain....

    Keep a look out for mineral build up with that filter. Let us know how it performs over time. Most refigerator filters only deal with...
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    I agree with your comments regarding Home...

    I agree with your comments regarding Home Weatherization and believe there is value in this service. I also believe there is already a lot of industry and HO awareness as well as government support...
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    Udarrell, please expand your statement of...

    Udarrell, please expand your statement of retrofitting residential and commercial HVAC systems to reduce costly energy usage and provide some examples.

    I've been curious about this for some time. ...
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    google 6" pleated media filter and furnace and...

    google 6" pleated media filter and furnace and you will see what i mean. It should come with its own housing. This should help reduce static pressures.
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    Looks like nice work, glad to see this is working...

    Looks like nice work, glad to see this is working out for you.

    However, I'm curious why they kept the return reduced so much. Especially since your symptoms appear to be return air related.
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    I think installing a filter could result in...

    I think installing a filter could result in static pressure which will damage your system. If you search static pressure on this site, you will get detailed info.

    The only time I've ever heard of...
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    I assume this is a supply register, which means...

    I assume this is a supply register, which means the wall cavity should have rigid tin duct in it. Take off the register to confirm this, insert a flashlight aiming up, go into the attic and see if...
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    The only other thing I can think of is to check...

    The only other thing I can think of is to check to confirm that the supply register boots are properly sealed to the ceiling.
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    Check for a fresh air intake (outside air) with a...

    Check for a fresh air intake (outside air) with a damper stuck open.

    Also look for some gaps or disconnects in the attic supply and return ducts.

    Just out of curiosity, Is your duct flex or...
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    Unfortunately, I think your objective needs to be...

    Unfortunately, I think your objective needs to be to help your landlord conclude that replacing the 30+ year old furnace is in his best interest, not yours.

    Hopefully, your utility will help to...
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    I think you missed the point.

    I think you missed the point.
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    Listed is an interesting article on the topic: ...

    Listed is an interesting article on the topic:

    http://www.achrnews.com/Articles/Article_Rotation/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000506775

    It's a shame your landlord wonít just do the right...
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    Go with the 80% dual speed (or single speed (even...

    Go with the 80% dual speed (or single speed (even cheaper)).

    Based on the size and description of your place, I doubt a 90+ AFUE dual speed will reduce your energy bills enough to cover your half...
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    Perhaps he was simply giving you a hard time. ...

    Perhaps he was simply giving you a hard time.

    That scenario is what a barometric bypass damper is for.

    I believe Arzel even offers an Automatic Bypass Damper Control System that monitors...
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    You state that the ductwork and registers have...

    You state that the ductwork and registers have already been installed. You may want to confirm that these are properly sized for the 90K-BTU furnace / 4Ton AC and the 70K-BTU furnace / 3Ton AC.
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  17. Thanks Bear, at some point I would definatley...

    Thanks Bear, at some point I would definatley like to have a contractor install a fresh air ventilator along with perhaps a 5" media filter for the return air. The ventilating dehumidifier sounds...
  18. Thanks Kevin, Are you suggesting that since...

    Thanks Kevin,

    Are you suggesting that since the Fantech filter I have installed is a bypass filter that I dont need to install the 1" furnace filter at all? Is the Fantech really that effective...
  19. Is the Fantech Whole House HEPA Filtration System very effective?

    I had a Fantech Whole House HEPA Filtration System (DM3000P) installed a few years ago. It's the kind of filter that attaches to the outside of the duct work and pulls the air through the filter...
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    Look for a poster within this site name...

    Look for a poster within this site name "beenthere" and privatley ask him to hop in his horse drawn buggy and provide you with what you need. He's a Moderator on this site and from Lancaster. I...
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    I had initially thought the same thing. I also...

    I had initially thought the same thing. I also thought that the OP could completely eliminate the zone panel by hiring an HVAC Pro to wire a thermostat directly to a normally open a damper to shut...
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    Fuji, I think the Evergreen IM may be the...

    Fuji,

    I think the Evergreen IM may be the aftermarket solution that you are looking for.

    http://www.thedealertoolbox.com/products-retrofit.php
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    An undersized system will be good if you are...

    An undersized system will be good if you are going to zone it. This is because you will rarely be trying to condition both Zones to the same set point simultaneously. A smaller system uses less...
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    The concept of high and low returns isnít a new...

    The concept of high and low returns isnít a new theory and has been discussed many times on HVAC-Talk.

    I believe what Pros meant by band-aid fix is that they are assuming that the upstairs and...
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