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    Zoneing system advice

    I would like to add zoning to my house. I am looking for the following:
    2-4 zones
    Be able to set back or put all zones from a "master" thermostat
    HP with gas backup
    I would like the...
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    Trane XE 78 side draft?

    I have an old Trane XE 78 that has the vent coming through the top. The vent system from the furnace and water heater is a real mess (looks like some DIY from previous owners) and would like to redo...
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    Don't those things have a drain?

    I found I had the same problem. Had to replay it a few times....

    I am wondering why they didn't drain the unit first? Looks like a lot of water gushed out when it hit he ground... Not sure how...
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    Sounds cheap to me...

    Good luck finding someone cheaper. Usually when I have to call someone out to my house for a repair (plumbing, roof, etc) and you usually have to agree to a "minimum service charge". I suppose you...
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    Both levels

    There is a return of both floors. Although it seems like there is much less draw on the upper floor return. All the duct work on the upper floor is in the attic, lower level is in the crawl space. ...
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    Do I need zoning?

    I have a two level 2100sq ft house. The problem I have is the upper floor is usually 10 degrees warmer then the lower level. When it is 95 outside, if I have the stat set to 73, it will be at least...
  7. So does one have any advantage over the other?

    So does one have any advantage over the other?
  8. What is the Evolution "Intelligent Heat"?

    How does the Bryant Evolution "Intelligent Heat" compare to the standard heat strips?
  9. Thanks!

    The contractor I have decided to go with (the one who appears correct on the filter size) said he would give me a good deal on the "Pure Air" filter which is probably the way to go. Not too many 3rd...
  10. Does the Bryant FE4ANF003 come with a 4" filter?

    I had 2 bids on the Bryant system, one guy said it comes with a 4" filter and the other said it is a 1" filter?
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    I haven't gotten a formal quote for it yet, but I...

    I haven't gotten a formal quote for it yet, but I believe he did mention Harmony. For some reason, I was thinking Harmony was just a Honeywell product.

    Also, How does the Honeywell Vision Pro IAQ...
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    The evolution he quoted was the 286A so I am...

    The evolution he quoted was the 286A so I am asusming that is the one that is 50/100? The only other bid I am seriously considering is the Lennox 19 which he quoted at 2 ton. So it sounds like the...
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    What is the split

    on the Lennox 2 stage and Bryant Evolution systems?
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    Main reason

    for looking at zoning is to allow my room to be a little cooler at night then other parts of the house. I realize that my cost savings going that route is not going to recover the additional cost of...
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    Is a 2 stage 3 ton too much?

    I did a Load Calc myself using the hvac calc software. Here is what I got:
    House size: 1254sq ft.

    Manual J (using HVAC Calc):
    Sensible Gain: 10,783
    Latent Gain: 875
    Total Heat Gain: 11,658...
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    Final 2 systems, need help

    I have it down too two systems, but need advice.
    System 1: Lennox Heat Pump System
    CBX32MV-36 3 ton air handler
    XP19-024 2 Ton Heat Pump (matching with 3...
  17. Because I am board at work!

    Just waiting for the next shift to come in so I can go home. Plus, still going crazy on who to give $10K of my hard earned money to replace my HVAC system!
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    Thanks

    Yes, the Lennox 19xp does get the fed tax credit, (with 3ton VS AH using 2 ton HP). About 1/3 of that credit is getting eaten by the larger AH but I am still get some credit, plus a little more...
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    Can you post that spreadsheet?

    Can you post that spreadsheet?
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    All electric it is then!

    I am going after the Lennux XP19 with VS AH. I think (will have to verify) that it has 2 stage electric heat backup and since electric backup can run with the HP, all the better...
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    Design conditions

    I believe they were 90/23 and for inside 74/72.
    I found a web site: http://www.energycap.com/weather/ that gave me some degree days numbers you asked for:
    Balance
    Point Heat Cool ...
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    Lennox Spring Promotion?

    I keep seeing that Lennox has "Up to $1000" rebate, but cannot find any info about what equipment the rebate actually is on? Every other manufacture I have looked at lists them out.
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    More numbers:

    House size: 1254sq ft.

    Manual J (using HVAC Calc):
    Sensible Gain: 10,783
    Latent Gain: 875
    Total Heat Gain: 11,658
    Total Heat Loss: 20,556

    I am not sure what the actual degree...
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    Calculating heating costs

    How do I calculate heating costs:
    Here are the numbers:
    Gas Furnace:
    Gas: $1.3479 /therm
    AFUE:94.1

    Heat Pump:
    HSPF: 9.3
    Elect.: 0.0736 /kwh
  25. I also see that the real 2200 media is cheaper...

    I also see that the real 2200 media is cheaper (plus takes up less space which is a must as too get the good prices, you have to buy more then one). And, I have seen non-oem refills for the 2200...
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    No tax credit on Trane HP

    The Trans fail to get the tax credits (at least their 16+). Actually, the XP19 is over 9 and does get the tax credit :). But to get it, I have to go with a 3ton A.H., so about half that tax credit...
  27. So, is there

    any advantage with the Honeywell f100 or Aprilaire over a MERV11 4" filter? The only thing I can think of is filter life or pressure drop.
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    Not too pricey, but...

    I guess I havn't looked at the price of any hvac stuff (other then the units I am looking at) but it seems like more then what I would expect it too be. I guess if the box is really well made then...
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    American Standard or Lennux

    I am down to 2 systems to decide between:

    American Standard Heritage 18 2 Ton with Variable Speed A.H.

    or

    Lennox XP19-24 2 ton (18 seer) HP with CBX32MV-036 air handler

    The prices are...
  30. Honeywell F100/200, or Aprilaire 2200, or other

    What do you think is better, the F100/200 or Aprilaire 2200? And, is the extra cost of getting the filter monitor of the F200 worth it? Or, should I just get a "generic" 4" filter?
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    I think I am going to go with a filter cabnet...

    I did find a perfect solution for what I wanted to do:http://www.fantech.net/fb6.pdf but they are not exactly cheap. So I may decide to go with some type of 4" filter at the air handler. Not...
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    All I was trying to do

    is look for a cheap way to get better filtering for now untill I have a chance to decide what type of "premium" filter I want. The Honeywell FC40R's look like they go right in my old return grill...
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    FC40R is Honeywell (found in Honeywell book)

    Stamas: When you said "new Carrier airfilters", are they the same Honeywell FC40R's?? I could not find them on their website myself.

    What I am thinking of doing:
    I am looking at putting in a...
  34. ok so

    will a 16 seer 2 stage cost the same as a 16 seer 1 stage? Or is a 16 seer more like 15 seer with a lower running point to allow it to run cheaper when less capacity is needed giving it a higher...
  35. 2 stage vs 1 stage with variable speed AH

    With a variable speed AH or furnace, will you see any comfert difference between a single or dual stage unit? (1250 sq ft home)? Also, when a 2 stage is rated at 16 seer, is that accounting for the...
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    Bigest hit is pollen

    When I have major attacks, it is when I am outdoors, or have been outdoors. So you would think I would be better going with a good Media type and outting the rest into a good heat recovery...
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    FC40R + UV? or F52F? Envirosept?

    I am replacing my HVAC system. I asked my allergy doc about EAC's and he didn't like them (ozone). He suggested HEPA + UV.

    Looking around at the threads, it sounds like the EAC's are love them...
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    Then what brand???

    If I buy a Tran/A-S/Bryant/Carrier and will be paying a premium for the name, then what brand would give a better cost/vs quality? I am getting ready to pay 5k+ for a new system and don't want to...
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    Please feel free to keep your sarcastic remarks...

    Please feel free to keep your sarcastic remarks to yourself..... WIsh there was a block feature...
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    Is the York lineup any good? How does it compare...

    Is the York lineup any good? How does it compare to, AS or Bryant?
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    So what brand should I look at where I am not paying for the name???

    It sounds like you are saying that I am paying a premium for the name when going with Trane or AS. If that is the case, what brand would you recommend???
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    What are some good mid-brand names?

    I'v looked at Trane, Carrer, Lennex, but those are all high end units. What is a good mid-end brand name?
    Some of the features I am looking for:
    2 stage heat pump (Is there such...
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    York vs Trane vs Carrier

    How does York compare to Trane or Carrier? (Assuming equal install)
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    No tax credit for 2 stage heat pumps?

    Is there no tax credit for 2 stage heat pumps?

    I have looked at both Trane and American Standard web page, but do not see any 2 stages on there???
  45. Forgot tax credit

    I also forgot to add the tax credit of $300 if I go with a 15+ seer...
  46. Small update, and new question, 16 or 18 seer 2 stage?

    I had another contractor out (American Standard) and he did a heat load calc and found that 2ton is plenty (heat load came in at about 1.6ton). For the 2 stages, he quoted both a 2ton 16 seer...
  47. The equipment numbers:

    Option 1:
    The Heat Pump is a Trane XL15i (2.5 ton) with a TWE031E13FB with a 10kw backup (BAYHTR1410).

    Option 2:
    XR13 (2.5 ton) AC with either an XV80 or XV90 (The XV90 would be an extra $300...
  48. 90% gas furnace + 13sir AC, or Elec. AH + 15sir Heat pump

    I am replacing my HVAC system. For about the same price (after rebates), I can go with a 90% gas furnace with a 13 seer AC or an 15 seer HP with a Veriable Speed Electric furnace. All Trane. Which...
  49. Where can I find honest reviews of different brands?

    I am looking to replace my AC system with a new heat pump system. I have been trying to find some independent reviews on different brands, but can’t find any. I know there must be someone who does....
  50. Can I increase fan size?

    Is it possible to upsize the size of the fan without replacing the airhandler?
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