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    If you have smoke coming in you need to call a...

    If you have smoke coming in you need to call a professional ASAP.
    You could have a blower motor burning up or something worse.
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    So you have not posted a few vital pieces of...

    So you have not posted a few vital pieces of information
    What did the load calc come out to. Heat loss and at what temperature.
    What equipment(model number) are you using.
    Do you have an outdoor...
  3. You need to call a service tech, you could have...

    You need to call a service tech, you could have low loop pressure causing it to go off on a limit. You could have lots of issues and I have never heard of that brand.
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    You might need a software update. We have seen...

    You might need a software update. We have seen similar issues in heating mode. Your trane dealer will need to bring out a laptop and connect to the XV18 and install the software update.

    There...
  5. I am also proud to announce that As of 11/25/2015...

    I am also proud to announce that As of 11/25/2015 Sky Heating was selected as the "Best Contractor to Work for" in the West Region as selected by The ACHR NEWS an industry wide trade publication!
  6. I would demand he put in a Carrier, what about...

    I would demand he put in a Carrier, what about future resale value of the home. I would never do business informally for this much of a high dollar item and in Oregon that would be illegal but that's...
  7. Thread: trane 18v

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    Agreed, if in defrost it should ramp up close to...

    Agreed, if in defrost it should ramp up close to 100% for the backup heat.
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    That's an XV90 furnace with one of the two stage...

    That's an XV90 furnace with one of the two stage XL16i heat pumps. COP is probably around 3.8 to 4.1 but... That's at a 47 degree outdoor temp. Chances are, if you are on propane it's best to run the...
  9. We have had this issue with a few XV heat pump...

    We have had this issue with a few XV heat pump systems, we even changed out thermostats and Trane said they are looking into it. It's not an isolated issue. I would have to ask my service manager to...
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    Just hope it's not the inducer or control board,...

    Just hope it's not the inducer or control board, the supplier stopped making them and now if only a control board goes bad you need to replace it and the inducer and igniter.
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    Just found this thread, not sure if you got it...

    Just found this thread, not sure if you got it resolved now that we are heating again.

    2.5 tons for a 1,200 sq foot home sounds grossly oversized unless it's a 1950s home with single pane Windows....
  12. Portland Oregon Hiring for all positions, top benefits and pay

    Sky Heating is hiring for all positions, from a shop helper(starts at $12 per hour with no experience and good driving record) up to a senior service tech. We are looking for new construction...
  13. I really think for that price the modulating will...

    I really think for that price the modulating will payitself back in 5 years or less between cost savings in your area and the added benefit of comfort.
  14. There is often more than a 2% efficiency...

    There is often more than a 2% efficiency difference going from a modulating down to a two stage. Keep in mind efficiency is only rated at full capacity after a system has ran for a while(i think its...
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    Wow, I have never seen an XV1500 in person, I...

    Wow, I have never seen an XV1500 in person, I still have old manuals and diagrams for that somewhere in the office. You will want an XV18/XV20 system, going from 15 stages of inverter to 750 stages,...
  16. No, that is incorrect, an XV20 can ONLY be...

    No, that is incorrect, an XV20 can ONLY be matched with an XC80, it will not work with an XV80, that was the XL20i.
    XV18/XV20 will only work with three indoor units the XC80, the XC95M and the...
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    Are you only looking to go union? we are a non...

    Are you only looking to go union? we are a non union residential and light commercial shop looking for more techs and training from the ground up, starting at $12 per hour with no experience in the...
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    That little of a drop should be no problem,...

    That little of a drop should be no problem, however if its a non pressurized system it may have been converted from pressurized to non because of a leak. Otherwise evaporation will easily explain...
  19. 1. No you do not need a special water heater, a...

    1. No you do not need a special water heater, a standard 50 gallon electric will work, however if you really want a geo specific one. State makes the SGV082 geothermal/solar storage tank but its...
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    Are you get 9GPM per unit or 9 GPM total? With...

    Are you get 9GPM per unit or 9 GPM total? With two pumps per 3 ton unit I show you should be getting close to 15 GPM if they are UP26-99 pumps, and that is 15 GPM PER UNIT/Pump Pack(also known as a...
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    Where are you in the Pacific Northwest? Sky...

    Where are you in the Pacific Northwest? Sky Heating is the largest WaterFurnace geo dealer in a multi stat Pac NW region. I would be very happy to work with you on any leads if your in my area or...
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    We have used multi aqua before....

    We have used multi aqua before.
    http://www.multiaqua.com/
    They have wall heads, ceiling 4 ways and more. You just need a water to water unit and then run chilled or heated water to the wall heads....
  23. Bill. I talked to my service manager, the first...

    Bill. I talked to my service manager, the first time we were out at your house it was just about 70 degrees, there was no load on the house so we could not properly diagnose your system. We DID check...
  24. We can certainly refund you your $ if you feel...

    We can certainly refund you your $ if you feel you did not get your value, however we work on all major brands, are you sure you didn't ask us to perform warranty work on your goodman? We will not...
  25. Thread: XV20i

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    Nice looking ductwork! I think they certainly got...

    Nice looking ductwork! I think they certainly got their moneys worth and then some from the looks of it.
  26. You need to have a tech come out. A lot of the...

    You need to have a tech come out. A lot of the Premier units no longer have OEM compressors available so take care of that system or you will be buying a new one soon.

    I see a lot of refrigerant...
  27. Have you ever bought a beer at a bar? Was that...

    Have you ever bought a beer at a bar? Was that coors light around $4.00, how about at a sports stadium, there it can be around $6-$10 for a $.50 beer and somehow we charge a lot in our industry? Oh...
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    This forum does not allow DIY advice for...

    This forum does not allow DIY advice for installation, however I can give you some basics.
    If you plan on doing a water to water heat pump and doing domestic water you will need secondary heat...
  29. We have around 15 Ford E-150 to E350's, two...

    We have around 15 Ford E-150 to E350's, two Transit Connects and a few other misc vehicles(2 ford focus sales, one ford escape sales, one jeep patriot sales, 6 chevy trucks and vans, one toyota...
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    Needs to be bought through your local WF dealer,...

    Needs to be bought through your local WF dealer, its not a direct to consumer product. If they allow you to install it thats between you and them, but from what I remember(I did not install it, two...
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    Yes it got released yesterday, we have had a test...

    Yes it got released yesterday, we have had a test unit in a house for a while now and its awesome! Long install though, the price of the system is actually pretty good IMHO but will cost...
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    If you are looking for a job Sky Heating is...

    If you are looking for a job Sky Heating is hiring experience technicians.
    Not much oil, probably 50-60% of homes have AC. Most homes have Natural Gas for heating and more and more heat pumps....
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    I still don't see why they are using a two tank...

    I still don't see why they are using a two tank configuration when you can get a single 120 gallon tank and install elements in it. Typically a two tank setup is for a desuperheater, not a dedicated...
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    What is the model number of your envision unit....

    What is the model number of your envision unit. Is it a water to water or water to air unit? Since you are saying it is "set" to 125 degrees I can guess you have an NSW unit(full model number would...
  35. most geo manufactures that i know of do not want...

    most geo manufactures that i know of do not want gauges on the unit unless authorized by the factory. Geo units rarely need charge adjusted if its a package unit so you probably need to recover your...
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    Sorry still no information. I have one in my...

    Sorry still no information. I have one in my office and they should be released shortly but I had to sign an NDA to be able to use it so no other information than the fact that I have one... And its...
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    Sorry GT, didn't mean for that to come off...

    Sorry GT, didn't mean for that to come off towards you, its our utility down here, they incentivize improper installation. They tell people with baseboard electric to put them in a conditioned space,...
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    So where do you get 60-70 degree air from in...

    So where do you get 60-70 degree air from in Seattle in the winter? If your answer is inside the house then where does that heat come from? There is no benefit unless outside air is being used. I...
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    It was existing and working fine, meets code and...

    It was existing and working fine, meets code and while its a bit steep has no issues, we did safety check before we left.
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    Yes, there are rulings for drones here but the...

    Yes, there are rulings for drones here but the best I can find is that its 400' or higher and within a certain distance from a major airport(i think its a couple of miles) that is not allowed. This...
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    Drone view of a geothermal system

    I bought a cheapo little Drone from amazon.com so I could start showing what a ground loop looks like from up above. We used a 60X60 pit with around 3,600 feet of loop piping and then we bored 150'...
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    There can be airflow issues if the ducting is not...

    There can be airflow issues if the ducting is not addressed with the XV's but you can run fan at 70% and compressor at 30%(maybe a little extreme) to compensate for needing more airflow. Conversly...
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    If a dealer has issues with the XV18's and...

    If a dealer has issues with the XV18's and XV20i's then run away from them, we have over 30 installed and I think we have only replaced one $5 sensor. We have them installed with air handlers,...
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    Sorry im late to the party! I am a huge believer...

    Sorry im late to the party!
    I am a huge believer in variable speed technology in the PacNW, we have ideal temps for them since we rarely get blowing freezing but do occasionly need the heat pump to...
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    One thing to consider is that is a dual stage...

    One thing to consider is that is a dual stage unit so if you are in first stage you may have cooler airflow depending on how the blower speeds are setup. The only way to know if the system is working...
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    Your lot does not work for geo? Did you call a...

    Your lot does not work for geo? Did you call a specific geo company because if not I know a lot of companies in my area will lie about geo(or they just don't know any better) to try and sell air...
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    Holy.... how many bids did you get? First if you...

    Holy.... how many bids did you get?
    First if you are deciding between 14+ systems you are overthinking this way to much.

    I looked up VA design conditions and it seems they range from 14-24...
  48. I tried to read through all the comments and did...

    I tried to read through all the comments and did not see this posted yet.
    Have you thought about doing a heat pump for your lower floor(I assume you have one unit as upper flow and one as lower) and...
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    Yup, I think every XV90 requires a new inducer...

    Yup, I think every XV90 requires a new inducer and board if either one of the two goes out. This can be a spendy repair so make sure the home warranty company(shudder) fixes it with the proper part...
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    This system requires weighing in a charge. The...

    This system requires weighing in a charge. The amount of refrigerant is based on the length of your lineset and the type of coil used. If they just dumped the charge from the outdoor unit which is a...
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