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    Sounds like the dual fuel set up is not set up...

    Sounds like the dual fuel set up is not set up properly. It won't get wired like a conventional AC/Heat Pump.
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    AHRI Ratings are perfect world installed ratings...

    AHRI Ratings are perfect world installed ratings for matched equipment.
    SEER Ratings are more like MPG on a car. It says it on the box for the condenser.
    AHRI is a listing of what...
  3. Thread: mini split ??

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    With that size space I would say 2 indoor units...

    With that size space I would say 2 indoor units are best. Multi-split units sound great but they are not always best. They save exterior space. Thats about it. I cannot give prices but I know for a...
  4. An energy audit is much different then a heat...

    An energy audit is much different then a heat load. The energy audit will give you suggestions to save energy in your home. The heat load tell you how much HVAC your home needs. The load should be...
  5. The 16 SEER is a great unit but not the top of...

    The 16 SEER is a great unit but not the top of the line. Not sure what climate you are in but 10 tons for 4k sq' seems off. Trane XL20i with modulating zoning for 5 bed 4 bath is a great system. The...
  6. Thread: mini split ??

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    I haven't used that program. it should tell you...

    I haven't used that program. it should tell you someplace what cfm the room requires. EX: Heat Load, Cooling Load, Heating CFM, and Cooling CFM. A problem we run into a a lot from other contractors...
  7. Arthur, I think you are being misled. The 16 SEER...

    Arthur, I think you are being misled. The 16 SEER is not the top of the line. Having a home with 10-tons of cooling in it must be expensive to run. My recommendation would be to have a heat load done...
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    Ask them for a heat load and AHRI Rating to match...

    Ask them for a heat load and AHRI Rating to match the load....pick the guy who is happy to do it...not the guy that brings out another guy to help him do it.
  9. We take them out of basements and put them in...

    We take them out of basements and put them in attics. The duct board and flex you have did what it was supposed to....it fell apart after a few years. Spend the extra money getting sheet metal...
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    I would consider a different opinion. R-Value is...

    I would consider a different opinion. R-Value is important but IME not as important as infiltration. When using a heat load program the difference between R-values in small compared to a tight or...
  11. Thread: mini split ??

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    The btu's are only part of the load. What is the...

    The btu's are only part of the load. What is the cfm calling for? Some mini splits have modulating blades in them that deflect air side to side or up and down moving constantly.
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    Look up a decibel comparison chart...it's a...

    Look up a decibel comparison chart...it's a really big difference.
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    Thieves did them a favor...

    Funny thing is there are several new Carrier 5-ton units directly across from them and the owner wasn't too surprised his was robbed...hmm...
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    In some states once you win a judgment they...

    In some states once you win a judgment they cannot do a lot of things and it can be public info. I would sue him in a heartbeat broke or not. Eventually he will pay it.
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    It seems your stuck on one thought and plan here....

    It seems your stuck on one thought and plan here. Sue the renter not the home owner.
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    In most states, renter initiated the call,...

    In most states, renter initiated the call, requested the service, signed the invoice. Renter responsible. Sue the renter. He will find a way really quick to get a hold of the owner.

    Back up plan:...
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    Trane Dealer 10 years. Both are very good units....

    Trane Dealer 10 years. Both are very good units. Neither one will serve you if it isn't sized right. Ask for a heat load from both of them and ask them to go over it with you. The only real way to...
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    Install a variable speed furnace. If your...

    Install a variable speed furnace. If your contractor sets it up right you will be able to heat/cool without the huge noise of a conventional furnace. I live in MA and there are very few mechaincal...
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    They have 2 Takagi Jr boilers. Currently the...

    They have 2 Takagi Jr boilers. Currently the entire system is at 120 degrees. I can change and control that if needed.
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    No air conditioning....no geothermal anything...

    No air conditioning....no geothermal anything...
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    Kitchen Make up Air

    I have a 2800 sq foot remodeled home with a 1200, yes 1200 cfm exhaust fan. We just walked into this. The home is a "Greenhouse" with all radiant. The HO will not allow electric heat. I need to bring...
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    Are they wide open vents or "upducts"? They could...

    Are they wide open vents or "upducts"? They could possibly be for pressure. Other than that not sure why you would want them open.
  23. Thread: Filter Minder

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    evey house is different. Some need it replaced...

    evey house is different. Some need it replaced every week and some every year. 200 hours is a default setting. How long does oyurs go before it needs to be cleaned? Thats how long the reminder should...
  24. Thread: Water Heaters

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    Install a recirc pump or an instahot.

    Install a recirc pump or an instahot.
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    What area do you live in?

    What area do you live in?
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