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    Positive, it is Commandaire-geo water source heat...

    Positive, it is Commandaire-geo water source heat pump. I have two 5 tons units and one 3 ton unit. I also have 3 Honeywell Dehumidifiers at 90 pts but should have 3 Aprilaires at 150 pt a day. Now...
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    Thanks for the informative reply. I did look at...

    Thanks for the informative reply. I did look at the contract; the engineer spec'd 2.5 ton and the hvac contractor stated 3 ton in his contract. So who should the issue be taken with the engineer for...
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    The engineer explained that since we are...

    The engineer explained that since we are geothermal the temp is starting out at the 68 degree level from the pumps so we can cool to 65. Cooling with geothermal is not a problem versus air source,...
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    It does sound like a lot but we live in North...

    It does sound like a lot but we live in North Texas, so the engineer based the loads on 105. He originally spec'd a 2.5 ton then when the contractor put in a 3 ton he stated that it was fine. He said...
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    they are clear pipes. I haven't opened the system...

    they are clear pipes. I haven't opened the system at all. I did notice after they were installed they were clear and in the last couple of months they have been getting darker.
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    I wish I would have seen this site before my...

    I wish I would have seen this site before my project so that I could have been alittle more informed.
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    Thanks for the reply. You gave me some very...

    Thanks for the reply. You gave me some very helpful information. I guess I am questioning the engineers original spec's with the information you gave me. Either way I feel like the contractor should...
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    The engineer spec'd a 2.5 ton Hydroheat and the...

    The engineer spec'd a 2.5 ton Hydroheat and the contractor put 3 ton Commandaire. But the contractor put 3 ton on the quote. The engineer also spec'd Aprilaire 1720 and the contractor had APrilaire...
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    Okay, now I know I am way out of my league with...

    Okay, now I know I am way out of my league with knowledge. Simply said, I live in NOrth Texas, humidity is an issue. The Aprilaire was spec'd at 150 pt a day and the Honeywell was installed at 90 pts...
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    Geothermal Water Lines Dark

    I have had my geothermal system up and running for 6 months and now my water lines are dark, is that accepatable. I live in NOrth Texas and the water was initially clear. It seems to me that somehow...
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    tonnage

    You stated you wouldn't fuss about the commandaires, okay but what about the tonnage? The area of concern is a 600 sq ft area. The engineer computed a 2.5 ton so that is would get to 65 degrees...
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    Bait & Switch or Legitimate

    Would like to toss out a situation and I am looking for a answers to balance my knee jerk reaction into some level headedness.
    I used a mechanical engineer to design my residential hvac system and...
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    WHole House Dehumidifier

    Does any one have an opionion as to quality of Honeywell DH 90 versus APrilaire 1720 for a whole house dehumidifier. Also is do you think they are comparable in cost?
  14. Thread: Tonnage

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    The contract with the HVAC stated per blueprint...

    The contract with the HVAC stated per blueprint spec's. The blueprint spec's state Hydroheat, two 5 ton units and 1 2ton unit.
    The contractor installed Command AIre a totally different company with...
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    Two problems: 1. Bait and swtich-Contract with...

    Two problems:
    1. Bait and swtich-Contract with contractor stated Hydroheat, Command Aire was installed. Is the system installed better or worse than spec'd.
    2. The wrong ton unit was put in the...
  16. Thread: Tonnage

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    I guess it is a day late and a dollar short for...

    I guess it is a day late and a dollar short for the simple reason that he is stating we said 65, not 65 at night only. Secondly, the systems are installed, though not according to plan. The...
  17. Thread: Tonnage

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    Forgot....I also have a dehumifier set at 55%. My...

    Forgot....I also have a dehumifier set at 55%. My husband is keeping the setting right at 66-67 degrees with 55% and loves it. This temp is only from 9pm to 5am, not 24/7.
  18. Thread: Tonnage

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    I have a Master suite with 2 x 6 walls and spray...

    I have a Master suite with 2 x 6 walls and spray foam insulation. I only have 4 windows and 9 ft ceilings. The engineer based the 27,000 btu's on 105 outside temp to get to 65 inside temp.
    How do I...
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    We hired an engineer and he said based on the DFW...

    We hired an engineer and he said based on the DFW temp's and our desire to cool to 65 the load was 27,000 to cool our master suite. NOt sure if I said that right. Anyway he spec'd a 2 ton hydroheat...
  20. Thread: Brands

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    Brands

    One more last question, where can I find info on brand reliability and efficiency for ground source heat pumps for my geo unit?
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    Ground SOurce Heat Pump

    Does anybody know if their is a significant or nominal cost difference in operating a 2.5 ton versus a 3 ton unit? I was told I needed 27,000 capacity to cool/heat. I could go 2.5 ton or 3 ton. I am...
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    Brand

    Okay on e last question where can I find info on brand reliability and efficiency for ground source heat pumps for my geo unit?
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    Operating cost and tons

    Does anybody know if their is a significant or nominal cost difference in operating a 2.5 ton versus a 3 ton unit? I was told I needed 27,000 capacity to cool/heat. I could go 2.5 ton or 3 ton. I am...
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    Heat Pump

    I live in north Texas (dfw). I have need a ground source heat pump, I have vertical loops. 5 Loops for each 5 ton unit. 3 Loops for the 3 ton unit. NO hot water needed. I just want reliability and...
  25. Geo Brand

    I have 3 Command Aires. I wish I had looked at some ratings on energy efficiency rating and reliability. My bills are $600 month fo 3800 sq ft but...we keep the Master suite at 65 degrees. THe master...
  26. Thread: Tonnage

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    3 Tons

    Does 3 Tons sound like too much for a load that is needed for a 27,000 capacity. I am trying to decide on whether or not to go with a unit that is 2.5 tons or a 3 ton.
  27. Thread: Tonnage

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    Tonnage

    Is there a website I can go figure the tonnage I need. I have 550 sq ft that I want to cool to 65 degrees. I live in texas where the 100 plus days from June to AUgust is significant. I have an...
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    Geothermal Heat Pump

    Is there any website that will give me a comparision rating of ground source heat pumps. I am trying to decide what brand to go with as far as energy efficiency as well as repair/reliability/ Thanks....
  29. Thread: Geothermal

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    Is a geothermal unit something to consider is a...

    Is a geothermal unit something to consider is a hot humid climate? I heard you have to have a large lot for the pipes to be separtated and it is very expensive on the front end. Is it worth the money...
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    I don't know if my acronym is correct but I mean...

    I don't know if my acronym is correct but I mean a underfloor air conditioning system. I have a pier and beam home in which we are remodeling and the contractor is suggesting a underfloor system by...
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    Cooling

    Thank you for all of the wise information. Yes, the Master is the only area to be cooled to 65, the rest of the house will be at 70 degrees, upstairs as well.

    1. I understand what you are saying...
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    I live in North Texas, Dallas. Very hot, many 100...

    I live in North Texas, Dallas. Very hot, many 100 plus days and many days of high humidity. We do plan to stay in the house many, mnay years. I don't mind the higher price for a higher SEER unit, I...
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    I am building a new house and would like input on...

    I am building a new house and would like input on trane versus lennox...performance and repair history as well as value for the money.
    I also would like input on the single versus 2 speed system....
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