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    Negotiate money off the house and don't bother...

    Negotiate money off the house and don't bother with a home warranty. Considering replacing both systems in the near future. Home warranty will only do the cheapest thing legal, or deny your claim.
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    What are your degree days this year compared to...

    What are your degree days this year compared to last? It could just be hotter this year...
  3. Thread: not cooling

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    wow

    wow
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    Check your heat strips. They could be engaging. ...

    Check your heat strips. They could be engaging. How did you verify the ducts aren't leaking? What is your temp split at the coil?
  5. Huh? Wow, so you kindly ask for an estimate and...

    Huh? Wow, so you kindly ask for an estimate and he "doesn't know." Then he hands you a bill for ***?!!?

    Sounds suspect to me. Anything above the diagnostic fee you agreed to over the phone he...
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    HVAC copper thieves should get the death penalty.

    HVAC copper thieves should get the death penalty.
  7. Seal the ducts with mastic. Hire a tech who will...

    Seal the ducts with mastic. Hire a tech who will verify proper coil cleanliness and FAN SPEED, then properly charge the system. Insulate your ducts. You seem to be expecting a lot out of a system...
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    If this were my system I would have it diagnosed....

    If this were my system I would have it diagnosed. Assuming all it needs is refrigerant, I would recharge the system and be collecting bids on a quality system replacement. If possible I would...
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    If there is a HOT valve, manually close it. ...

    If there is a HOT valve, manually close it. Clean all of the dirt out of the unit. Loosening the screw a little will purge air out of the lines if that is a problem. Anything further than that...
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    Clean all the dust and dirt out of that unit, and...

    Clean all the dust and dirt out of that unit, and make sure you have a clean filter. A screwdriver can bleed the line a little but other than that there's nothing you can really do other than buy a...
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    piece of junk fan coil dorm room a/c, isn't it? ...

    piece of junk fan coil dorm room a/c, isn't it? You see the top valve, look at the pipe down and to the left that looks like it will fit a flathead screwdriver...
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    Push the builder for 2 systems one upstairs and...

    Push the builder for 2 systems one upstairs and one down. Be willing to pay for the upgrade. Better yet ask for a credit from him on HVAC and hire your own contractor. By all means don't trust HIS...
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    I hope you are getting a good deal on the house! ...

    I hope you are getting a good deal on the house! Calling back the installing/repairing contractor might be worth a shot, assuming the know what they are doing.

    If you are still renting this...
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    Has anyone compared their degree days versus last...

    Has anyone compared their degree days versus last year? It's colder here, and gas prices have come down.
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    Probably a bad defrost board. Good luck with the...

    Probably a bad defrost board. Good luck with the landlord who will just say "run it in emergency heat, warm air comes out and your living area maintains 68 degrees therefore your heating system is...
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    Must be part of the story we aren't hearing yet.

    Must be part of the story we aren't hearing yet.
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    Wow, I didn't know there was such strong demand...

    Wow, I didn't know there was such strong demand for multi-stage units and Carrier Infinity systems for mobile homes! The value of the HVAC system would exceed the value of the home!

    Multistage...
  18. Thread: Double capacity

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    Reminds me of college. We had a fan coil unit in...

    Reminds me of college. We had a fan coil unit in our dorm, which I supplemented with a window a/c. I enjoyed 2 stage a/c in my dorm.
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    Seal the ductwork AND verify you have enough...

    Seal the ductwork AND verify you have enough insulation in the attic.
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    4-ton 2 stage would have been the perfect call in...

    4-ton 2 stage would have been the perfect call in hindsight.

    I keep my house 68-70*

    no mold problems.

    Is this guy "HOT" or just upset because his system doesn't cycle on and off? Maybe he...
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    Forget the "warranty" with the homebuilder's...

    Forget the "warranty" with the homebuilder's contractor. Hire a reputable Trane service company to fully evaluate your system's installation.

    Many of the new construction contractors win...
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    I bet your heat strips are still coming on. ...

    I bet your heat strips are still coming on. There may be also be short in the wiring. Has this system performed well for you in previous summer's? I recommend calling another company. A one month...
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    It's a safe bet the ductwork is leaking a lot...

    It's a safe bet the ductwork is leaking a lot into the attic also.
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    Just fo ahead get 2 systems-- one for upstairs...

    Just fo ahead get 2 systems-- one for upstairs and one for downstairs. The operating cost difference is trivial. With one system trying to do upstairs and down you will never be happy or really...
  25. Thread: Cool down speed

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    Depends on how humid it is inside the house....if...

    Depends on how humid it is inside the house....if it's very humid it will take longer, if it's extremely dry it won't take long..
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    When it's 102* outside and 84* on your second...

    When it's 102* outside and 84* on your second floor, and you end up going to Lowe's or Walmart to buy a window unit because your 23 SEER undersized system can't keep up, you will probably say an ugly...
  27. Most of those AHS home warranties are...

    Most of those AHS home warranties are misrepresented when sold...

    I'd say blame the real estate agents. They are quick to pop a home warranty on a house, and I'm sure it helps eliminate...
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    No it is NOT true. Inside there should be a...

    No it is NOT true. Inside there should be a charging chart, subcooling and superheat readings can be used as well as weighing in the charge. Call a licensed established company before your friends...
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    Really cold weather just came through the area...

    Really cold weather just came through the area (Huntsville, AL)...it went down to 12* . The thermostat called for AUX HEAT but the heat strips did not activate. The heat pump alone was able to keep...
  30. I have the IAQ model. Even at 22* outside the...

    I have the IAQ model. Even at 22* outside the heat pump can hold the house 70* and still cycle OFF. I have the aux heat locked out above 15*. It's supposed to go down to the teens here tomorrow...
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    -20*C is only -4*F, not -69

    -20*C is only -4*F, not -69
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    What is the model numer of the Vision Pro IAQ? ...

    What is the model numer of the Vision Pro IAQ? TH8320 was installed.
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    No new wires were run...my OLD house didn't need...

    No new wires were run...my OLD house didn't need aux heat until it dipped BELOW 20*F, this house I put in the LOW-E argon windows, R38 up top and R-19 in the walls....house stays 68* without running...
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    Came home yesterday and saw my Vision Pro had...

    Came home yesterday and saw my Vision Pro had been installed....

    Outside temp reads from -18*F-32*F (yes below zero...not correct at all) and sometimes will flash "--" at the outdoor temp display...
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    Hey!! With the RHLA air handler and RPPB outdoor...

    Hey!! With the RHLA air handler and RPPB outdoor 15 KW heat strips will the Vision PRO IAQ model "stage" the aux heat like bryant/carriers intelligent heat with the thermidistat?
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    Frosting is normal and after about 60-90 minutes...

    Frosting is normal and after about 60-90 minutes it should defrost...however if the ice builds and builds there is a problem.
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    Outdoor unit is the 4 ton RPPB. It was installed...

    Outdoor unit is the 4 ton RPPB. It was installed today! Vision Pro will be installed....15KW backup heat. Can you comment on the Defrost Logic of the Rheem RPPB heat pump?
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    thanks, Baldloonie!! It's a 4 ton...

    thanks, Baldloonie!!

    It's a 4 ton system.
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    New RHLA rheem air handler..outdoor unit not...

    New RHLA rheem air handler..outdoor unit not installed. I want to be able to lockout the heat strips at the thermostat. What thermostat would you recommend. Is there a particular Rheem outdoor...
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    I want to lockout the aux heat like I did with my...

    I want to lockout the aux heat like I did with my thermidistat....can this be done with the vision pro tstat or does rheem have a superior or equivalent tstat? Rheem's website really does SUCK.
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    thank you for the responses! I am going to miss...

    thank you for the responses! I am going to miss my thermidistat with FV4.
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    Hmm...well....what do you think about this...

    Hmm...well....what do you think about this equipment?
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    Builder's hvac company has installed a Rheem...

    Builder's hvac company has installed a Rheem "RHLA" AHU in the attic of a soon to be complete house. Workmanship appears to be very nice and neat-- both liquid and suction lines are...
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    The last apartment lease I signed had stated.. ...

    The last apartment lease I signed had stated..

    "it is madatory to maintain utility service and maintain interior temperature of at least 60 degrees from November to March....tenant will be held...
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    I'd probably get a third or 4th opinion...replace...

    I'd probably get a third or 4th opinion...replace the leaking coil with a york...if it's covered by a warranty you should only owe labor. Call the installing contractor. I would be VERY angry to...
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    DHH-- Metal fabrication is expensive....your...

    DHH-- Metal fabrication is expensive....your contractor is trying to earn your busniess as he well knows you probably have several bids coming in after he leaves. More than likely he is quoting...
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    Hire your own trustworthy hvac company to go over...

    Hire your own trustworthy hvac company to go over the current HVAC system....if the equipment needs to be replaced, negotiate a price on the house and hire your OWN company to sell you a system that...
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    He's probably an honest guy, but a signed written...

    He's probably an honest guy, but a signed written proposal PROTECTS YOU BOTH...
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    I will break forum rules and give you...

    I will break forum rules and give you step-by-step advice.

    1. Turn off unit.

    2. Go get the yellow pages, or call 411.

    3. Find section labeled "Air conditioning." Or if you dialed 411,...
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