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    I have been watching my bills very closely as I...

    I have been watching my bills very closely as I invested in windows, siding, insulation and a new furnace and AC this spring/summer. The only way to accuratly compair this year to last is by...
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    scottiedawg where is this place looks familiar? ...

    scottiedawg where is this place looks familiar?


    I was thinking the same thing when I saw the pics. We got a hospital complex around these parts thats the spittin image of that place. Someone...
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    York may not have been resposible for the shoddy...

    York may not have been resposible for the shoddy job, but its still their name on the unit and they should at least be helping.

    As a homeowner, I would have a VERY hard time putting more of my...
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    Is there any way for a homeowner to figgure out...

    Is there any way for a homeowner to figgure out what the electrical usage of the blower on a furnace is? Are you better off running the fan continuously in the winter? Should I use the "Intermitten...
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    Thanks for the info. Im calling my HVAC company...

    Thanks for the info. Im calling my HVAC company on monday. I have not seen any dripping at all..just the 3/4 to 1 inch band of moisture on the windows, so it may just be corrected now vs. how bad...
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    Someone get me a map and compass...North-WESTERN...

    Someone get me a map and compass...North-WESTERN Illinois...

    LOL
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    Located in north-eastern Illinois. Have not a...

    Located in north-eastern Illinois. Have not a clue what hrv/erv is. (Just a homeowner here) but thats exactly what we did. Walls had 0 insulation, filled em up prior to the siding going on,...
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    The windows are vinyl replacements...but not...

    The windows are vinyl replacements...but not cheap ones.
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    Humidity inside ranges from 42-47%. No...

    Humidity inside ranges from 42-47%. No humidifier on system.
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    Over the summer we replaced our windows, doors,...

    Over the summer we replaced our windows, doors, added mucho insulation and sided the house. We also replaced the furnace and AC with a 90+ condensing furnace. After our first lil fit of arctic...
  11. Thread: Furnace Time

    by redcell
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    Thanks to all in here for the great info on AC...

    Thanks to all in here for the great info on AC over the summer. You all have helped me ask the right questions and understand what my tech has been doing with the new system. Now we are into the...
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    No apologies needed sir. Our local power company...

    No apologies needed sir. Our local power company has sent a team down to either NO or Biloxi too. I got no beefs with the rank and file pros who work for the utility companies. They have some...
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    Greg, When I said "annual upgrades" I was...

    Greg,

    When I said "annual upgrades" I was refering to the fact that they change out so many every year..not all of them every year.


    ....and did you miss the "Just Kidding" part?
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    Just in time for winter.... Local gas company...

    Just in time for winter....

    Local gas company just changed out my meter. Said it was part of there standard annual upgrades. (First time Ive seen it done tho) Had new furnace and AC installed in...
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    Another homeowner question: In the few months...

    Another homeowner question:

    In the few months I have been reading info off of this site, everyone is pretty much singing out of the same book as to the Manual J for sizeing AC. I have not seen...
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    2 small block type non opening windows in...

    2 small block type non opening windows in basement. Insulated well. Basement tends to stay at 72-76 degrees with 40-45% RH year round, whether Furnace/AC are running or not. Only door is from...
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    Thanks for the info..good to know. Ducts have...

    Thanks for the info..good to know. Ducts have never had any issue with moisture. From reading it looked like most of the problems were in attic type installs anyway.
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    Hmm... basement is already cool..... not...

    Hmm...

    basement is already cool.....

    not sure what you mean by that.
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    Another homeowner question: After reading some...

    Another homeowner question:

    After reading some posts here I see alot of talk about insulation of ductwork. My ducts are all heavy tin, most are rectangular and uninsulated. All ducts are in...
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    If Im following right...thats like 25-30% net...

    If Im following right...thats like 25-30% net REDUCTION in kwh used then???
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    K... July 2004: 254 cooling degree days 1133...

    K...

    July 2004: 254 cooling degree days 1133 kwh used

    July 2005: 388 cooling degree days 1136 kwh used

    2 1/2 ton AC with a 3 ton coil

    1459 sq foot ranch
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    That old Amanna was here when we moved in 6 yrs...

    That old Amanna was here when we moved in 6 yrs ago. I had only annual maintenance done on it. The last 2 the techs kept commenting on the pressures being WAYYY high. This year it wouldnt cool at...
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    I would check with your service company, Im sure...

    I would check with your service company, Im sure they can get them. They could also provide you with more options Im sure.
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    Well, I have posted a few times and gotten some...

    Well, I have posted a few times and gotten some good info from the pros here. Just thought I would post the results of the first months utilities. I have read some threads here where peoples bills...
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    I like my new Climatouch..... Dont think you...

    I like my new Climatouch.....

    Dont think you can get them at Home Depot, etc tho.
  26. Thread: Intake/exhaust

    by redcell
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    Interesting thread. My new system, installed 1...

    Interesting thread. My new system, installed 1 month ago, has the exhaust pointing down (elbow), and the intake is the sraight pipe. There are 2 bends from the furnace to the wall, but Im sure I...
  27. Thread: Humidity

    by redcell
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    LOL I dunno... A little "Dr Bombay's...

    LOL

    I dunno...

    A little "Dr Bombay's Sapphire" every now and then is a GOOOOOOOOOOD thing!
  28. Thread: Humidity

    by redcell
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    Good to know! And here I thought that was from...

    Good to know!

    And here I thought that was from drinking too much Crown Royal!
  29. Thread: SALES IDEAS

    by redcell
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    I dont sell HVAC, but I am in professional sales....

    I dont sell HVAC, but I am in professional sales. Good advise from the other replies, take it to heart. I would also add that I follow up with my customers often and work with my techs to get...
  30. Thread: Humidity

    by redcell
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    Another homeowner question.... Is there any...

    Another homeowner question....

    Is there any set standard for humidity reduction while running the AC?? Most of the posts I have seen related to humidity are when they system does not pull enough...
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    From reading a post on another thread, I saw that...

    From reading a post on another thread, I saw that Dash mentioned 3M Filters in a negative light. This poses a question from a homeowner. What kind of filters should be used? Is there something...
  32. Thread: sweating AHU

    by redcell
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    Higher static pressures are common in the duct...

    Higher static pressures are common in the duct systems in your area.Certain brands have low static capabilities,and a media or worse yat 3M filter,and problems occur.




    Just curious..as I just...
  33. Thread: AC runtimes

    by redcell
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    First off..Thanks to all who have replied to my...

    First off..Thanks to all who have replied to my previous postings. As a home owner who has no concept of all that is involved in Heating/Air, I find this site very educational!

    From my readings...
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    Another curious question from a home owner...

    Another curious question from a home owner regarding my new AC/Furnace. Ive read and seen in the pics from the "Wall of Pride" about AC line filters/driers. Are these a requirement, or just a good...
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    I have recently put alot into making my home more...

    I have recently put alot into making my home more efficiant. New insuated doors, low-e argon filled double pane windows, insulation blown in to R-40 overhead and R-18 in the walls. I have a very...
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    Well, as a consumer, I dont pretend to have all...

    Well, as a consumer, I dont pretend to have all the answers. Thats why I paid to get this done. The air leak around the coil I was pretty sure needed to be sealed up, possible oversite by the...
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    Just had a new HVAC system installed on Thrs/Fri...

    Just had a new HVAC system installed on Thrs/Fri this week. After looking things over, I have a couple of questions.

    1. Seems to be alot of air moving between where the coils sit on top of the...
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