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    This might be crazy, but I always crack a window...

    This might be crazy, but I always crack a window (even in winter) when I run any type of exhaust fan. I don't like the idea of air filtering through dirty crevices making it's way into my house. I...
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    I had always figured that running a dehumidifier...

    I had always figured that running a dehumidifier in the garage would make me NEVER want to open the big double wide garage door because it would mean dehumidifying the outdoors, but it sounds like...
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    response

    Will do, and thanks again.

    Oh! Just remembered something that has been plaguing me for years and is right up your alley. My house is sort of built into a hill, so the garage is actual attached to...
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    So I kept the Frigidaire. I wasn't clear on one...

    So I kept the Frigidaire. I wasn't clear on one thing, though. Since the internal humidistat is so inaccurate and causes short, constant cycling of the compressor, do you think I should set the...
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    ok. Thanks for the help.

    ok. Thanks for the help.
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    yes bottom two levels finished are 2000 sq ft....

    yes bottom two levels finished are 2000 sq ft. Top floor is 1300 sqft. The AC units are what they are. No plans to change them until they break.

    I usually use auto on the fans, but for downstairs...
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    Thanks for the concise reposponse. Yeah I've...

    Thanks for the concise reposponse. Yeah I've heard those Sante Fe's are great, but I can't justify $ right now. To many other bills to pay.

    I've been turning the dehumidifier on only when I know...
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    Dehumidifier Question

    Not sure this is the best place to post, but these are mostly basic questions regarding compressors.

    I like to run a standalone dehumidifier in my basement in conjunction with my central AC in...
  9. OP here. The lowered aggressiveness setting on...

    OP here. The lowered aggressiveness setting on the Peak Rewards thermostat is working so well that I want to have my Trane TCONT803AS32DAA thermostat set up the same way. Of course the installer...
  10. Can you guys recommend brands/models of oil...

    Can you guys recommend brands/models of oil filled heaters?

    Also, wouldn't most of the heat just head straight up to the ceiling? At least with a convection unit, it keeps moving that hot air...
  11. I've read that oil filled heaters can leak and/or...

    I've read that oil filled heaters can leak and/or offgas. Do you smell anything when it's running?

    I've also heard that they can make a pinging noise as the metal expands and contracts.

    I have...
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    11 years. When the weather is right (wrong),...

    11 years.

    When the weather is right (wrong), and the timer is set to 50 minutes, yes it has trouble defrosting, but didn't you just explain why that's the case? When I set it to 30, it's much...
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    Kevin thanks. 1) I'll ask him to check the...

    Kevin thanks.

    1) I'll ask him to check the freon
    2) Can you explain a little more? What's a drier and what does the metering device do?
    3) He's going to replace the defrost sensor, but since...
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    Wormy...thanks for the explanation. I already...

    Wormy...thanks for the explanation. I already knew most all of that, but set the context and it put it all together in a nice neat package for me to read over again. I would love to work with a tech...
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    Thanks Willserve. Have my fingers crossed.

    Thanks Willserve. Have my fingers crossed.
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    That is an unintelligent & thoughtless response,...

    That is an unintelligent & thoughtless response, sir. (better?)

    Kevin, thanks, understood.
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    BTW, Kevin, I was referring to the Home&Marine's...

    BTW, Kevin, I was referring to the Home&Marine's comment above, not yours.
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    Ok. Do you think it could have done any damage to...

    Ok. Do you think it could have done any damage to the compressor?
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    Payne PH10 going into repeated defrosts

    Today I heard the outdoor unit going into defrost over and over. OAT about 45 F. I went outside and it was in the middle of a defrost. I waited a couple minutes and it exited defrost. Then about 2...
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    Wow..I just re-read this thread and it was great,...

    Wow..I just re-read this thread and it was great, but I need help.

    Today I heard my PH10 going into defrosts over and over. I went outside and it was in the middle of a defrost. I waited a couple...
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    Radon Mitigation systems

    Can someone point me in the right direction where I might post quesitons regarding radon mitigation systems?

    Wasn't sure if there was even an appropriate place on this website. Is there a good web...
  22. Thanks for the advice Amasuperbike and DavidPJ....

    Thanks for the advice Amasuperbike and DavidPJ. The tech said the thermostat did not have an option for an external sensor. Here's what the wiring looked like behind the fact plate:
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  23. Yes it was in recovery. I try to move the indoor...

    Yes it was in recovery. I try to move the indoor temperature in step with what's going on outside. I stay within a 2 to 3 degree swing. When it gets cold at night, I figure why make the heatpump...
  24. Thank you for the thoughtful reply!!! Glad to...

    Thank you for the thoughtful reply!!!

    Glad to hear it's wired correctly.

    Re BGE Peak REwards, I'm assuming you mean the full turn off in emergency mode. Yeah, I don't think it's ever happened,...
  25. Hey I'm just telling you what the genius tech...

    Hey I'm just telling you what the genius tech said. He didn't know what installer code #680 did. Wouldn't you think they would have learned that in thermostat training? He also didn't fix the battery...
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