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    If your furnaces are 3 years old, I would...

    If your furnaces are 3 years old, I would recommend replaceing the furnaces and air conditioners. The new higher efficiency systems need the better air flows. The manufacturers have matching charts...
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    There is often a air intake attached to the side...

    There is often a air intake attached to the side of your home (4" pipe) to the return air side of your furnace. When the fan runs it draws from your rooms at the return air grills and brings in...
  3. Thread: gman

    by housesmart
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    All heat pumps melt ice off the outside coil when...

    All heat pumps melt ice off the outside coil when in defrost mode, on heating. Electrical tripping needs a qualified service tech.
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    In Canada it used to be 3' from both the...

    In Canada it used to be 3' from both the Electrical meter and gas meter. Now it's 1 Meter (39")
  5. I wonder if the noise is comming when the...

    I wonder if the noise is comming when the burners are on or fan only. With the burners going we have the draft inducer running and the in shot burner noise. Circulation fan for air only could be a...
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    I wonder if it's a R410A unit. With R22 I hardly...

    I wonder if it's a R410A unit. With R22 I hardly ever ran into a TXV problem. Seems like more frequent failures with the R410A.
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    You should not smell gas out of the vent line. ...

    You should not smell gas out of the vent line. If your system is 2 1/2 years old it should be serviced anyways. Call for service and pay the tech extra to look for a gas leak.
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    In Canada. I would go with a Lennox. They are...

    In Canada. I would go with a Lennox. They are not the least expensive but do have different models for the 80% or 90%. Very good for parts distrtubution in the West. Don't know about the East. ...
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    This type of stuff is what Lifes all about. Both...

    This type of stuff is what Lifes all about. Both you and your son will have stuff to talk about which helps you to have a better relationship. Enjoy it, they grow up too fast.
  10. Thread: Newbie

    by housesmart
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    I didn't know England had Residential air...

    I didn't know England had Residential air conditiong, I thought you just opened a window.
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    I would recommend changing the boiler. The one I...

    I would recommend changing the boiler. The one I repaired also had push nipples. With the time and money, you are better of getting some thing new, better efficiencys and warranty.
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    Mr. Slim gets my vote, factory training comes by...

    Mr. Slim gets my vote, factory training comes by our area for 2 days a year. Most companies do not offer this. Very quiet. Something that works. Like anything else, a poor install can kill any...
  13. We call that cottage plumbing. Having a cottage...

    We call that cottage plumbing. Having a cottage in the woods and only using it on weekends would work. Bradford white has some of their gas hot water tanks certified for heating. For a very tiny...
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    Why would anyone want to repair a 20 year old...

    Why would anyone want to repair a 20 year old system. Change the system. It is better for the client in the long run, rather than sending good money after bad.
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    if i were in atlanta I would probably go with a...

    if i were in atlanta I would probably go with a heat pump and an 80% furnace with a variable speed motor

    you already have to have AC, so a heat pump should only cost marginally more

    I probably...
  16. Hoyme out of Canmore Alberta makes a automatic...

    Hoyme out of Canmore Alberta makes a automatic vent damper that opens on a call for heat from the boiler. Once the damper is open, it triggers a end switch that allows the gas valve on the boiler to...
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    I am not sure if I am reading the question right....

    I am not sure if I am reading the question right. Do you have a staple up piping in the crawlspace, between the floor joists above , with insulation pressed in from below. If so the insulation...
  18. I think you have answered most of your own...

    I think you have answered most of your own questions. I would recommend running more power and possibly putting in a sub panel for future power requirements. Like anything else, this is an...
  19. Thread: Mr Slim

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    The MS series does not have a programmable...

    The MS series does not have a programmable thermostat built into the hand held controller. Probrably, because the remote is normally pointed at the unit when making a change. The PS series which is...
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    You may have to increase the supply air runs by...

    You may have to increase the supply air runs by adding another run into a room close to the furnace to move more air easier. Try taking the filter out for a few minutes and you may have to go to a...
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    A hard start kit may work. I would recommend...

    A hard start kit may work. I would recommend that you replace the entire system rather than the compressor. Replacement compressors generally have half the life as the original compressor. Is...
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    Lets say you have a 3 ton heat pump which...

    Lets say you have a 3 ton heat pump which requires a 30 amp circuit plus a 10 kilowatt electric heater which is probrably at another 40 amps, electric dryer, range, lighting - a 100 amp panel...
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    I gotta ask, Why would the Romulans want our old...

    I gotta ask, Why would the Romulans want our old Whirlpool air conditioners? Do they know something we don't. Should I hoard some and sell them to the Ferengi.
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    We have put a couple of these in and they work...

    We have put a couple of these in and they work OK. I do not think quality and window shakers are used in the same sentence. The manufacturers make a unit as inexpensively as possible because 99% of...
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    You also have to consider what you have for...

    You also have to consider what you have for servicing into the home. You probrably only have a 100 Amp electrical panel and would have to step up to higher electrical lines, panel upgrades. You...
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    The rooms over the garage are often never all...

    The rooms over the garage are often never all that comfortable. Think of it as going outside on a cold day with a down vest and a short sleeve shirt. Your core is warm and your arms are cold. I...
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    I don't think your going to get a better system...

    I don't think your going to get a better system anywhere. It's not undersized. If it was only maintaining a temperature of 76 inside and running all day- you may be able to say it's undersized. if...
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    In-floor radiant systems are normally set at one...

    In-floor radiant systems are normally set at one temperature on the thermostat and left there. This way you are not requiring "quick heat" because you are maintaining a warm slab. Tekmar controls...
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    120 year old brick farmhouse R-50 attic

    are you sure you have the ductwork/ electrical supply for such a system?

    most older homes in our area (Vancouver, mild climate) have difficulties with the duct size (heat pumps move a lot more air...
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    geothermal

    Sorry, but the options your considering seem to too conventional to me to win such a contest (although I don't know exactly how tough the competition is, but the winner will probably spend a...
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