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    Residential owner. I would say it has been a...

    Residential owner.

    I would say it has been a mixed bag for me as an infinity owner for the past 3-4 years. Our outdoor AC unit has had to be repaired twice. I find that getting a tech who really...
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    Well, In many cities and towns, like Chicago,...

    Well,

    In many cities and towns, like Chicago, you do need a contractors license in order to get a permit to do work, but it is not statewide and not a certificate of knowledge.

    Personal...
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    Flamesuit on !:eek: Ahh... my personal pet...

    Flamesuit on !:eek:

    Ahh... my personal pet peeve with industry. Sorry there is no brand, no model that is "quiet". No way. No how. Not going to happen. But as mentioned they will all be much...
  4. Just a consumer here - I have the infinity system...

    Just a consumer here - I have the infinity system and an aprilaire bypass humidifier and the aprilaire media filter attached to it. My answers below.




    Also I like having the aprilaire filter...
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    You can get both the OEM filter - or a variety of...

    You can get both the OEM filter - or a variety of MERV rated filters from this place.


    http://www.oxyfilters.com/oxy-aprilaire.html
  6. Yep ! As I mentioned there an oversell on...

    Yep ! As I mentioned there an oversell on "quietness" of all these systems.
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    I got the extra 10 yr P&L warranty on my new...

    I got the extra 10 yr P&L warranty on my new Infinity System it was very small cost compared to the total cost of the new system and install. Like the fancy cars these days - even a small thing can...
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    The newest and biggest thing to hit electrical...

    The newest and biggest thing to hit electrical design standards in a while.And for once on this board and just for this topic - I am a Pro.
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    Yes I would say this daily auto switching (wide...

    Yes I would say this daily auto switching (wide temperature swings) only occurs in my area for a few weeks in spring and then maybe a few weeks in fall. So it is maybe 10% of the year with this back...
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    ????? My main reason for this auto heat/cool...

    ?????

    My main reason for this auto heat/cool is that here in the chicagoland area in late spring and again in early fall the outdoor temps can swing wildly day to day, and evening to evening....
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    I have still been fine tuning my Infinity system...

    I have still been fine tuning my Infinity system over the past year and half. I have it on auto heat and cool (nice feature!). It heats to around 71 and cools to 73.

    Being and older home I was...
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    Not a pro so I can't offer anything on HVAC...

    Not a pro so I can't offer anything on HVAC technical issues which might be causing the sound increase

    But I have done some research on sound calculations. The guide below is very well written -...
  13. Establish Expectations....Yep… Over a year ago I...

    Establish Expectations....Yep… Over a year ago I got the Infinity system for my 1400 SF ranch + basement north of Chicago.

    Did the calcs just like you did. Bid out the system and ended up...
  14. Chemical and oder sensitivity can trigger asthma...

    Chemical and oder sensitivity can trigger asthma attacks - in addition to allergens.

    Besides having whole home filtering - many asthma specialist recomment a portable hepa aircleaner in the...
  15. I am not a pro - but there is a supplier of...

    I am not a pro - but there is a supplier of filters for the Aprilaire/spaceguard series (which I have) that sells replacement filter impregnated with charcoal.

    The downside of these charcoal...
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    Medium Fan Speed on Infinity

    So I have a Carrier infinity system. I have left the system fan on "low" rather than auto for the last year or so. I did this after reading that this helps with air cleaning and perhaps a little...
  17. Thread: Cicadas!

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    Cicadas!

    Okay weird question -

    Not sure if anyone is familiar with the invasion of Cicadas, but we are due for another 17 year mega outbreak. I remember the one in 1990 and it was massive. Not harmful bugs...
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    Where is "Green Engineering" going for...

    Where is "Green Engineering" going for residential?

    Right here

    http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=147
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    Just a consumer - but I like it cooler (as big...

    Just a consumer - but I like it cooler (as big guy) all year long - wife and daughter like it warmer. We try to go for 72 all year long as a compromise - but when it is real cold out our old home can...
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    I have a bypass humidifer with a damper in the...

    I have a bypass humidifer with a damper in the small duct connecting from the return to the supply on my furnance. Common arragement I understand.

    It just occured to me - should I close that...
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    Is that last chart - 1) Satisfaction from...

    Is that last chart -

    1) Satisfaction from Subcontractors... or owners?

    2) Residential - or commercial equipment?


    But in any case you often find notable differences among CR results and JD...
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    Nothing has appeared lately that I am aware of -...

    Nothing has appeared lately that I am aware of - just checked November issue - and nothing in there on HVAC.

    Say what you will about CR - but they are completely independent and rely only on paid...
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    When I upgraded last year to my new infinity...

    When I upgraded last year to my new infinity system - I kept the old Aprilaire 2200 Media filter cabinet.

    Before getting the new infinity system - I started buying my replacement filters from an...
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    Since I started this thread - let me add that I...

    Since I started this thread - let me add that I did purchase a yearly maintenance contract for my new system - and I have an extended 10 yr parts and labor warranty on my Infinity system.

    The...
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    Good Post Seadragon... In response to the...

    Good Post Seadragon...

    In response to the other post about how does this affect your comfort?

    Alot -

    My Infinity Tstat is located in the hallway in the center of my home far away from...
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