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    if they are good for the unit why dont they come...

    if they are good for the unit why dont they come installed on the units from the factory like dryers are. They dont seem to cost much to buy or have installed.
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    he didnt say mine was having a hard time...

    he didnt say mine was having a hard time starting, just that it makes all compressors last longer and that all should have them, is that a fib or what.
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    Hard Start kit?

    Recently had the capacitor replaced in a rental homes 3 ton Goodman. While talking to the ac guy today to get his address of where to send the check (im not in the same town) he brought up that i...
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    UPDATE--the capacitor blew, simple saturday fix...

    UPDATE--the capacitor blew, simple saturday fix for the AC guy.
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    understood, my only DIY would be hosing them off

    understood, my only DIY would be hosing them off
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    thanks JT, warranty was 5 years on that unit. I...

    thanks JT, warranty was 5 years on that unit. I was just worried about the compressor since she had been running it without the fan turning.
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    whos asking for DIY? im 74 years old, 2 hours...

    whos asking for DIY? im 74 years old, 2 hours away and the woman in the house is 78 years old, you think im looking for DIY? I was just asking for opinions on what i might be facing when the guy does...
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    Goodman outside condensor

    Hi there, just got a call from a elderly woman in my rental unit which is about a 2 hour drive from me.

    Shes reporting the outside units fan isnt coming on BUT that the air coming from the ducts...
  9. Ive read about how ducts can be too small...

    and that seems to be a common problem but can they be too large?
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    Outside temps

    whats the coolest outdoor temp that an ac should be operated at? Theres been a couple cool fronts lately that knocked the night lows into the upper 50s or lower 60s but the house is slow to cool so...
  11. so the "swing" is the amount the temp will vary...

    so the "swing" is the amount the temp will vary in a room then right? ok thanks so what is the normal swing for a system?
  12. Please explain what the "setback" is on a thermostat

    Is it the stat setting that allows a wider range of temps? For instance say i set the stat to 78 and have a 2 degree setback, does that mean the ac wont go off until it hits 76? or does it mean the...
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    Alternate heat

    living in a rural area of texas the electric will go out fairly often in winter thus making our electric heat useless. So we are debating whether to go a free standing wood stove or a larger vented...
  14. The closet where the ac handler is located...

    is pretty warm compared to the rest of the house, would it be worth it to wrap it in some type of insulation or not? Kind of like wrapping the hot water heater to retain its heat but wrapping the Ah...
  15. just wondered really, didnt know that all...

    just wondered really, didnt know that all commercials are roof top mounts
  16. Whats the difference between residential and small commercial heat/ac units?

    Are the commercial units more heavy duty? Built better? Or what and why dont you see more small commercial units in homes?
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    highest outside air temps this house may see this...

    highest outside air temps this house may see this summer is 100 to 105, this is near dallas texas.

    although the house is almost shaded all day now, soon some trees will be removed so additional...
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    how about this situation

    built a house, 2x6 exterior walls with r19, inside 5/8" sheetrock, outside 1/2" osb, house wrap, then hardie board siding.

    Ceiling r60 cellulose blown in, 5/8" sheetrock.

    1600 total sq ft...
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    digital and hers so the instructions say is set...

    digital and hers so the instructions say is set at a 5 degree default, you can do a 3 degree but a wire has to be switched to a different terminal, on that model 3 has to be much better than 5.
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    so what would be considered the norm? At .5 it...

    so what would be considered the norm? At .5 it seems the unit would be cycling on and off a lot but at 5 degree like my sisters Lux is set at seems like it get too hot inside before it came back on.
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    talking about thermostats...

    whats normal, if there even is a normal for most your customers, a 3 degee rise before the ac turns back on or a 5 degree rise once it hits the temp setting they prefer?
  22. Sisters ac unit, is this normal or what?

    she had a 3 ton 410 aruf goodman (not a hp) put in (meaning put in the central closet but not hooked up) this past february but wasnt charged up and running until her house was finished 2 weeks ago....
  23. thanks for the replies, i feel better hearing...

    thanks for the replies, i feel better hearing that a 30 amp breaker is fine for that unit. I trust my ac guy but he is fairly young (29) compared to me (68) so i just like to verify things since im...
  24. just noticed on my winter installed ac/heat system

    that the outside unit has a 30 amp breaker in the panel when the documents that came with it says it uses a 35 amp breaker. I called the installer and he said its fine as he couldnt find a 35 amp...
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    Lineset insulation

    got a 2' section of 3/4 copper pipe near the outside unit that doesnt have any insulation, is the insulation actually necessay? Does it serve any purpose other than keeping the pipe from sweating?
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