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  1. Thread: Merv 16

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    Are you speaking of an "inline" Merv 16 "furnace"...

    Are you speaking of an "inline" Merv 16 "furnace" filter? I'm only aware of the Lennox HC16 and IQ AirPerfect 16 models. Would need to be careful putting in too high level of a filter in case your...
  2. "FPR" is just the rating system used by Home...

    "FPR" is just the rating system used by Home Depot in lieu of referencing the MERV rating. In general terms, the higher the better for filtering. FPR 4 is on the lower end, so you might do better...
  3. Thread: Austin Air

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    I think they have been in business for a while,...

    I think they have been in business for a while, and generally have a good reputation in the mid-level to high-end portable air cleaning market. Never owned one of their products, so can't personally...
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    Hackurs, if you are getting smoke in your...

    Hackurs, if you are getting smoke in your apartment and the only known source of smoke is in the basement where your blower and return ducts are, then it seems highly likely that your system is...
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    In order of priority here are my thoughts on...

    In order of priority here are my thoughts on steps to take:

    1. Stop the smoking, 2. Fresh Air Ventilation, 3. Add a serious aircleaner to his office that is designed to filter smoke and...
  6. If you think that this problem is the result of...

    If you think that this problem is the result of the HVAC, you should probably have an HVAC pro come out and inspect the system. But here a few thoughts that come to mind about things that could...
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    Thanks very much...this is very helpful. Sorry...

    Thanks very much...this is very helpful. Sorry but I have a couple more questions:

    1. I can either link up the dehumidifier with the upstairs or downstairs HVACs (but not both), or run an...
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    Just to follow up on this...just about ready to...

    Just to follow up on this...just about ready to move forward. Is there a difference between the XT models and the regular models. Am considering either the 90H model or the XT105H model. Is the...
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    My suggestion if cost is not a concern: Add an...

    My suggestion if cost is not a concern: Add an independent duct whole house hepa/VOC air cleaner (such as Airpura 600W series) which can recirculate and clean air constantly regardless of whether...
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    Thanks for the replies. The Ultra Aire 70H...

    Thanks for the replies.

    The Ultra Aire 70H doesn't have a port for fresh air intake, and references adding a "T" to the regular intake to have an offshoot return line for fresh air. I presume...
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    Humidity Control in Beach Home

    We have a 1300 square foot beach house (two stories) in the carolinas which is often unused. I am considering adding a dehumidifier to both lessen the load on the AC and to address times when the...
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    You mention that you have an air cleaner, but is...

    You mention that you have an air cleaner, but is it an air cleaner designed for smoke? If you just have a hepa air cleaner, I don't think it would do much for smoke. If you have the money, there...
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    I have an HC16. I can only weigh in on question...

    I have an HC16. I can only weigh in on question 2, but I was not impressed with the fact that the filter box was not designed to "seal" in the filter thus creating opportunities for air to bypass...
  14. I agree with others that I would give the company...

    I agree with others that I would give the company a question a fair chance to review and fix the problem. I would, however, be concerned that if you are able to see rips and tears in the accessable...
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    Duct Sizing for Whole House Hepa

    I'm considering having a whole house hepa cleaner installed as a standalone unit (ie, not hooked to HVAC system). One thing I can't figure out is that the unit has 1,000 cfm capability, but the...
  18. Flex Duct Question---Foil Jacket or Plastic Jacket--Does it matter?

    I'm replacing some flex duct in my crawlspace and am wondering if there is a difference between flex duct with a "foil" wrapping as compared to a plastic wrapping. All the big box stores seem to...
  19. Insulated Blower Compartment and Evap Coil Box?

    This is probably a stupid question, but when changing the furnace filter in my new high efficiency carrier furncance I noticed the inside of the blower compartment was insulated. There was a about a...
  20. Media Filter Cabinet Sizing/Connection to Blower

    I noticed my Merv 16 filter (and filter box) in front of the furnace blower is bigger than the blower opening. I've wondered if a duct transition should be added, but don't want to go to the trouble...
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    Cold Air coming out around suction pipe

    When my ac is running, I can feel cold air coming out where the suction pipe (I think that is what it is...large pipe with insulation on it) goes into the supply side of the air handler. I presume...
  22. Thread: AC Compressors

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    Thanks....the window in question is a kitchen...

    Thanks....the window in question is a kitchen window we "crack open" while cooking and the ac compressor is right below it.
  23. Carrier 58 MVC Variable Speed Furnace--Blower Chamber Questions

    Hi, I have a 58 MVC in the crawl space which has a filter box between the furnace and the return ducts. I pulled out the filter to check it and happened to notice that I could see into the blower...
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    Tube with hole for backflow prevention?

    I am looking for a tube that has a hole for backflow prevention to use on the exterior of my house for piping water from the exterior condensation pvc pipe so that the water is deposited away from...
  25. Thread: AC Compressors

    by unc99
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    AC Compressors

    This might be a stupid question, but are there any issues with the air being blown out of an AC compressor coming into the home? We have an AC compressor right below a window that is frequently open...
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