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  1. Safe to just turn on a heatpump that has been off for more than a year?

    I have a 2 ton Trane XL16i on the second floor of my house that has been off since last spring. Long story.

    Anyway, is it safe to just turn it back on via the thermostat or do I need to have...
  2. I'll try the bucket trick. Sealing and painting...

    I'll try the bucket trick. Sealing and painting sounds like a plan too (after my 20 something list is caught up). It's sounding like even if I do that though, there will always be moisture in the...
  3. Thanks for getting me on the right track. Your...

    Thanks for getting me on the right track. Your suggestions make sense. Couple fo follow-up questions:

    Do I really want to try to get outside air into the garage? I always thought that pulling in...
  4. Excellent! Thanks!!!

    Excellent! Thanks!!!
  5. I don't get it.

    I don't get it.
  6. Turning off smart technology on Chronotherm 3

    I have an old Honeywell Chronotherm 3 thermostat. It appears to have some form of Adaptive Intelligent Recovery. It likes to try to achieve a temperature BY the time I set. I would like it to start...
  7. Controlling mold in a non-ventilated area (garage)

    I have a problem I thought some of you smart folks might know how to solve. I live in Maryland. I have a mostly above ground garage (cinderblock on one side and back, and drywall one the other side...
  8. hvac-master, Is the TSB being applied to all...

    hvac-master,

    Is the TSB being applied to all units or just ones exhibiting symptoms?

    Will I be informed when the new control is ready for use and will that control work as well as if I had the...
  9. Thanks!!!! My email has been posted to my...

    Thanks!!!!

    My email has been posted to my profile in case either of you needs to contact me. :)
  10. Thanks for the info. When did they start using...

    Thanks for the info. When did they start using the 4 ton switchover valve? My system is less than 2 months old.

    I also have to say that I notice an occasional distinct 4th level of air speed that...
  11. I never lodged a complaint due to the reasons...

    I never lodged a complaint due to the reasons below. So you are saying that I can transfer my warranty (which was free with the system) to another company and that this is a warranty issue, not an...
  12. I opened the two pannels on the outdoor unit...

    I opened the two pannels on the outdoor unit today and I didn't see a white envelope :confused:

    Part of my hesitation is that I figure Trane or the FSR will just have the same company come out and...
  13. I'm not relying on them to fix it. I'd like to...

    I'm not relying on them to fix it. I'd like to find another company. Can you make a suggestion from that list since you said you knew a couple of them?

    The consumer is at a huge disadvantage here....
  14. :D You are persistent. Isn't there some type of...

    :D You are persistent. Isn't there some type of etiquette that says I shouldn't bad mouth companies that I have a 10 year warranty through? It would be just as easy for you to tell me who to avoid....
  15. Thanks for the link. Who would you and wouldn't...

    Thanks for the link. Who would you and wouldn't you recommend on that list? My dealer is on the list.
  16. No, but pretty close by. Why? Why can't tape...

    No, but pretty close by. Why?

    Why can't tape be used on the air side of a supply boot?
  17. Right, I got that. I was just wondering if I...

    Right, I got that. I was just wondering if I could use mastic caulk for that gap (drywall to metal). I'd like to use the least toxic thing possible. Daughter has asthma.
  18. I was more worried about the fiberous mastic...

    I was more worried about the fiberous mastic disintegrating or releasing fibers over time.

    While we're at it, is it okay to use the foil tape inside of the air vents for leaks in ceiling boots?
  19. A year would be perfect. I decided to go...

    A year would be perfect.

    I decided to go against the ceiling filters because this does not allow the attic air that might leak into the return vent and any insulation from the return vents to be...
  20. Any advice at all on the fiber vs non-fiber...

    Any advice at all on the fiber vs non-fiber mastic?
  21. Yeah, no UV, electrostatic, ionic stuff...

    Yeah, no UV, electrostatic, ionic stuff here....just want the plain old fashion filtration.

    So Trion makes a Merv 11 filter that fits the 2200 and Lennox boxes. Cool. I will check them out. I'd...
  22. Ahhhh...that would be like a dream come true...a...

    Ahhhh...that would be like a dream come true...a qualified, experienced, knowledgeable professional...:)
  23. Didn't know about them...thanks! But man their...

    Didn't know about them...thanks!

    But man their website is about as barebones as it gets...not info at all on the filters. :confused:
  24. Thanks for the input. My daughter has asthma so I...

    Thanks for the input. My daughter has asthma so I want to get something that works really well. So you think 1 year even on the merv 16?
  25. What about that model...that's one of the two I'm...

    What about that model...that's one of the two I'm looking at. Are you saying you prefer it?
  26. Thanks for the suggestions. How do you suggest...

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    How do you suggest checking whether all vent work is sealed? I called a bunch of places and no one around here seems to do a pressurized leak test. I'm assuming I have...
  27. I was asking about sealing product. Can I use...

    I was asking about sealing product. Can I use mastic for the drywall seam as well or will it not stick?
  28. Lennox PMAC Merv 16, AprilAire 2200 merv 10, other options? & how often to replace

    I'm considering either of these filtering systems for an attic based air handler.

    My main goal is moving the filtering closer to the air handler (vs. ceiling return filters) thus capturing small...
  29. So latex caulk between the register edge and the...

    So latex caulk between the register edge and the dry wall and mastic on any smal gaps within the boot itself?

    Or will mastic stick to drywall so that it can use it on the edges as well?
  30. Trust me, if I had to replace the boots it would...

    Trust me, if I had to replace the boots it would not be me doing the work! But I can't see hiring someone to caulk and paint if that's all I need....which I'm really hoping is the case.
  31. Sealng and repairing vents/boots: different mastics for different jobs?

    Is there a preferred mastic to use for sealing the outside of vents in an attic?

    How about for work that may be partially on the inside of vents? I found a hack job in my house where the previous...
  32. Wow...lot's of good info! Thanks guys. 1. This...

    Wow...lot's of good info! Thanks guys.

    1. This is an attic based heat pump system.

    2. I'm betting the boot is not insulated, but the last thing I want to do is trudge through several yards of...
  33. The outside of the boot is buried in blown in...

    The outside of the boot is buried in blown in attic insulation. I guess that's not enough?

    I can see past the edges of the black coating to the yellow fiberglass batt. Would it be okay to caulk...
  34. Moisture stains around ceiling vents...should I caulk?

    I've noticed some water stains, sometimes extending up 2-3", around the edges of some of our ceiling vents. Looks like the previous owner painted over some areas.

    Our inspector told us it was due...
  35. Ok so the fourth louder stage I am hearing could...

    Ok so the fourth louder stage I am hearing could be it switching from the final leg of stage 1 to the final leg of stage 2 (100% of 100% cfms)?

    Should 3rd stage (electric heat) be 100% of cfms or...
  36. Any thoughts?

    Any thoughts?
  37. Howard County. So is it no longer standard...

    Howard County. So is it no longer standard practice to use this type of insulation in vent boxes? Has it been deemed unsafe?
  38. Is noise sound absorping insualtion within vent boxes code? Should I remove it?

    We have some allergy/asthma sufferers in the house and I have been looking for sources of bad IAQ. We have an attic air handler so I wish I could find a company in Maryland that has a good reputation...
  39. I'm still confused about the 4th, louder stage...

    I'm still confused about the 4th, louder stage that I hear. When does 2nd stage usually kick in? Also, does aux heat run at above 100% of cfm settings, ie. above 700cfm in my case?
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    I just did some research on the Lennox Healthy...

    I just did some research on the Lennox Healthy Climate 16. No prefilters. No electricity. Change once a year. Anyone have experience with this unit?

    Did you leave the 1 inch air handler filters in...
  41. Ok, lets try this again. Please check me on this:...

    Ok, lets try this again. Please check me on this:

    With my current setting, total = 700cfm
    Fan Only: 350 cmf (50%)

    Heating & Cooling without Comfort R
    Stage 1 - 560cfm - 80% of 100%
    Stage 2...
  42. So you agree with the numbers for stage 1 that i...

    So you agree with the numbers for stage 1 that i have put in table form below. If so, I can just copy them over to when stage 1 & 2 are called.

    Let me ask you this. If the system is not the...
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    Are there any units that do not require a...

    Are there any units that do not require a prefilter? I would think that dust between the ceiling filter and Accu Clean would lead to the pins getting overloaded quickly.

    How much ozone do these...
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    Very cool guys!! I will look into these. My...

    Very cool guys!!

    I will look into these. My only concern would be that there would be leakage where the vent and air handler connect to the air cleaner that would let in air. How are these...
  45. I am at 350 cfm per ton so let's make a chart: ...

    I am at 350 cfm per ton so let's make a chart:

    Fan Only: 350 cmf (50%)

    Cooling
    stage 1 - for 2 to 4 minutes - 262 cfm - 37%
    stage 1.1 - for 8...
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    Air Quality Issues

    I am concerned about air quality issues with an attic based air handler and blown in insulation.

    The filters for the unit are in the ceiling, so any air from the attic drawn in from leaks in the...
  47. So if it starts in stage 2, the air handler...

    So if it starts in stage 2, the air handler should go directly to 100% after the 1 minute at 50%?

    My contractor jumpered the two mainly yellow wires at the external unit to give me automatic stage...
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    I have the same outdoor unit and the Trane...

    I have the same outdoor unit and the Trane TCONT803 thermostat and my fan also stops just about when the compressor stops. But it actually ramps down to the fan only mode which is supposedly 50% cfms...
  49. I think I have 10KW strips, but I definitely hear...

    I think I have 10KW strips, but I definitely hear 3 distinct volumes of air (with aux being the last) after the whisper quiet start up. It's not noisy; I just wanted to understand how it works. They...
  50. Recommendations for HVAC duct pressure testing, sealing, and Aeroseal in Maryland

    I am in the process of trying to determine the condition of my attic based heat pump vent system due to poor heating with a newly installed system. I also very concerned about air quality due to...
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