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    Maybe, but he who rejects work should be able to...

    Maybe, but he who rejects work should be able to cite the verifiable code, yes?

    larobj63 is correct.
  2. I'm in a somewhat similar situation*, except I'm...

    I'm in a somewhat similar situation*, except I'm deciding between MERV 8 and whatever the 4" filters do.

    If it were me though, I wouldn't mess around with asthma. If you find evidence that the...
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    Well mayguy, apparently you are wrong. Your gas...

    Well mayguy, apparently you are wrong. Your gas bills only APPEAR to be going down. Hold the bill under a black light, you will see the secret numbers revealed.

    And thanks beenthere, you just...
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    You are free to believe I was guessing if you...

    You are free to believe I was guessing if you like. But I'll say it again, since apparently you were not aware: you're confusing and mixing what the AFUE rating means with whatever differences in...
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    Are these people saying that a single stage...

    Are these people saying that a single stage furnace that necessarily satisfies a t-stat in an even shorter amount of time still uses more energy? They must be.
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    As you're probably aware, "95% efficiency" means...

    As you're probably aware, "95% efficiency" means 95% of the gas turns into heat, the other 5% goes up the pipe. For the same meaning to hold for "50% efficiency" in stage one would mean there'd be a...
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    I'd be very surprised if your gas bill was now...

    I'd be very surprised if your gas bill was now double, which is what you're implying by thinking that operating in stage 1 is half as efficient as stage 2. I didn't reach that conclusion from what...
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    I've read here that a furnace is operating at...

    I've read here that a furnace is operating at peak efficiency when it's at full bore, putting out all the BTUs. Don't know why; maybe it's because everything inside it is sized for full power usage....
  9. Thread: HVAC Brands

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    I'm not clear on why you're asking for approval...

    I'm not clear on why you're asking for approval after-the-fact. You might also want to know that the main reason why pricing isn't allowed is because it unnecessarily overshadows any real equipment...
  10. Thread: Thermostats

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    Or worse, it could lock up and refuse to turn off...

    Or worse, it could lock up and refuse to turn off your AC: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?p=1993085&highlight=maplechase#post1993085
  11. The units in question (items #3 and 6, 17 SEER...

    The units in question (items #3 and 6, 17 SEER condenser and 16 SEER heat pump) are both 2-stage units, and for the sake of conversation let's assume they are both sized and installed correctly.
    ...
  12. Meaning, by being a heat pump item #6 will still...

    Meaning, by being a heat pump item #6 will still cycle more because it's operating year 'round?

    Since both are warranted for the same length of time, I guess I'd have to figure out if the extra...
  13. Can you help me with these Carrier part numbers?

    I asked for, and graciously got, several quotes here for complete systems but am not entirely sure of what I'm seeing. Perhaps you'd lend your opinion too.

    The common denominators are:...
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    I'd send you a personal msg. if I could, if at...

    I'd send you a personal msg. if I could, if at least to give you an idea. (But i no longer see a link for that.) Once I saw how it done it's easy. Knowledge is power, as our pros here will tell you.
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    nashobasales, you're on thin ice with your...

    nashobasales, you're on thin ice with your assertion. It implies a willingness on the part of a tech to act dishonestly or in an uneducated manner to reach a conclusion that may not exist. You might...
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    There are a number of calculators on the web...

    There are a number of calculators on the web (sorry, someone else will have to provide a link) to give you an idea of how long it'll take to achieve payback on new equipment. There are other factors...
  17. I don't understand. As far as I know these two...

    I don't understand. As far as I know these two subjects aren't directly related.
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    Seems as if "preventative maintenance" is a bit...

    Seems as if "preventative maintenance" is a bit of a misnomer. If a tech comes out for a PM and finds literally nothing that needs doing, it was a checkup; no "preventative maintenance" was actually...
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    At the time of purchase did they recommend...

    At the time of purchase did they recommend something be done every 6 months?

    I'd ask him what will be different about the system at the 12 month mark. Will something be out of alignment? Need...
  20. Wait a sec. I think THIS may be it instead: ...

    Wait a sec. I think THIS may be it instead:



    OK, that certainly jibes with what I was told. Except for the requirement that it be Trane.

    BURL-REF, I'm sending you the link.
  21. I will ask a few more questions about the...

    I will ask a few more questions about the warranty and see it in writing. At this point it's the main reason for me to go this direction --- it does sound a bit too good to be true --- and I've...
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    All of them. And none of them. I don't mean to...

    All of them. And none of them. I don't mean to say that all are equals, but that you, the contractors and the manufacturers do not --- and cannot --- know for sure. All you're going to get is...
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    Carrier warranty is what again?

    My primarily Trane contractor says a Carrier system comes with 5yrs parts, 1 yr labor. But he'll do whatever I want of course.

    A competitor's website states that Carrier systems are 5yrs parts/5...
  24. "Remember, the Trane systems have a lifetime parts and labor warranty."

    That's what I was told by my contractor after he also gave me quotes for some Carrier setups. They REALLY like Trane; it's the only thing mentioned in their glossy brochure and on their website.
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  25. jp99, I've lived in the Seattle area. I'm betting...

    jp99, I've lived in the Seattle area. I'm betting that after you run the numbers, anything more than a 80% furnace will have a significantly longer payback. Not saying you shouldn't do it if you can...
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