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    OK, it was a brutal winter here in PA so my take...

    OK, it was a brutal winter here in PA so my take on this is if it gets really cold and someone has an older system it may be beneficial to run the system in EM/AUX heat. Thanks again...
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    So basically if it's extremely cold outside it...

    So basically if it's extremely cold outside it better to run EM/AUX heat? Is there a pro who wouldn't run it no matter how cold?
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    It also seems that there are less moving parts if...

    It also seems that there are less moving parts if using EM/AUX heat and maybe less wear and tear on the system.
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    To the best of my knowledge all systems are...

    To the best of my knowledge all systems are electric. The point being made is that instead of letting the system continously run and go into defrost mode to run it on pure electric that will heat...
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    Emergency Heat/AUX when cold

    About 50% of the people in an office have had techs tell them that if it is very cold outside to use Emergency Heat/AUX instead of the heat pump. Is this a correct statement? Based on my reading...
  6. Thread: Home Show

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    Great info. thanks. I don't want to get into a...

    Great info. thanks. I don't want to get into a ductwork debate but depending on using metal or duct board what else should be required? Dampers on each supply etc...
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    Home Show

    I'm planning on going to the local home show and look for a contractor to install a new heat pump and ductwork. What questions should I use to weed out potential contractors?
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    I spoke with an HVAC contractor and he made the...

    I spoke with an HVAC contractor and he made the statement about also having returns in the ceiling which would be in the attic. This seems counterproductive putting the ducts in an unconditioned...
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    Thanks for all the assistance. The current unit...

    Thanks for all the assistance. The current unit is in the basement with the ductwork running the distance of the house between the first floor and the basement. The supplies are in the floor. The...
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    The return chase is only the space between the...

    The return chase is only the space between the 2X4s and the drywall. So it's very limited.
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    The interior wall voids are used for returns on...

    The interior wall voids are used for returns on the current system. I plan on upgrading the ductwork and would like to continue to use the current returns since they exist in each room(except...
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    Sealing return wall voids

    What is the best way to seal wall voids used as returns for a heat pump? Is there some other preferred method? Thanks in advance...
  13. Thread: Salisbury, NC

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    Can you give me one or two companies you would...

    Can you give me one or two companies you would recommend?
  14. Thread: Salisbury, NC

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    Looking for an HVAC contractor in Salisbury, NC...

    Looking for an HVAC contractor in Salisbury, NC that will service mobile/modular homes and provide quotes for a new system. I posted previously but now that its getting warm agian they are realizing...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I was told the...

    Thanks for the feedback. I was told the disconnect should always be attached and power to AC unit. What are everyones thoughts?
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    Wife threw it in the garbage. I saw an AC...

    Wife threw it in the garbage. I saw an AC disconnect at Lowes for like ten bucks but if a replacement was available it would make it easier.
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    Non fusible AC Disconnect

    Is it possible to get a Non fusible AC Disconnect replacement plug if one was lost?
  18. Thread: HEAT pump

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    Currently I have an older Bryant Heat Pump. I...

    Currently I have an older Bryant Heat Pump. I also use a pellet stove to supplement heat in our main living area. An energy audit was performed a few years ago and some additional sealing and...
  19. Thread: HEAT pump

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    HEAT pump

    What is the best heat pump for the heating season? We live in the woods and need A/C only a few weeks out of the year and have more of a need for heating.
  20. Thread: ductwork

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    The current returns are voids in the walls and...

    The current returns are voids in the walls and not sealed. They would install metal ducting into these voids!
  21. Thread: ductwork

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    A scenario that was brought up deals with cutting...

    A scenario that was brought up deals with cutting the top plate and inserting metal ductwork through there. Wonder what the pros and cons would be and I can think of a few cons.
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    What about insulating the sill plate and placing...

    What about insulating the sill plate and placing some type of foam board above the returns highest vent? The installer will also have access from below to insert metal ducting for most areas. ...
  23. Thread: ductwork

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    The HVAC company said it would be absurd to use a...

    The HVAC company said it would be absurd to use a central return if I have them in each room. The returns that use the floor joists are minimal so they will just use duct board to seal the bottom...
  24. Thread: ductwork

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    I have upper and lower returns in each room and I...

    I have upper and lower returns in each room and I should go to one central return?
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    Thanks for the pictures. I noticed online they...

    Thanks for the pictures. I noticed online they showed metal duct being inserted from below to fill the cavity.
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