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  1. Can you say fire hazard? I'm just speechless about this

    These pictures are from the utility room of one of the dormatories at a camp I spent a weekend at. I can't even begin to imagine what they hoped to gain by doing this... well, at least I can't...
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    Yeah... I'm not entirely certain exactly what was...

    Yeah... I'm not entirely certain exactly what was measured to determine "loss of quality", but it was the best scientific study I could find that talked about freezer temps. I did see one quote and...
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    This document...

    This document (http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/foods/fn403.pdf) from the North Dakota State University says:

    "A temperature of 0 degrees fahrenhiet or less must be maintained to keep frozen foods...
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    Thanks for the replies. I just discovered that...

    Thanks for the replies. I just discovered that my freezer doesn't have a whole lot of granularity in the temp settings. I had put my thermometer in the freezer two nights ago. When I read the...
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    Freezer temp question

    I'm just a homeowner, but I'm hoping you guys might be able to help me or at least point me in the right direction. Everything I've read seems to suggest that a home freezer should be set for about...
  6. I pretty much never get a 2-3 hour run. If I set...

    I pretty much never get a 2-3 hour run. If I set the thermostat back to 85 and it actually makes it to 85 (often it'll only get up to 82 or 83 without the heat pump coming on at all during the day)...
  7. Lennox and Lake Mary, FL, which is about 20...

    Lennox and Lake Mary, FL, which is about 20 minutes north of Orlando... if you know anyone in the area, please let me know.

    This is a brand new house and the system was just installed in late...
  8. Thanks for the replies... I was hoping it would...

    Thanks for the replies... I was hoping it would be an easy "Yes, slowing the fan speed will decrease the humidity at little cost", but I guess nothing is ever that quick and simple. I'll start...
  9. Do I want to have my fan speed slowed down for humidity control?

    From what I've read here, I'm beginning to think that my heat pumps are oversized. I live in Central Florida, so it's pretty hot and quite humid here... especially in the summer.

    I've been...
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    I'm definitely more knowledgable about home...

    I'm definitely more knowledgable about home automation than HVAC and the system I use is based on a software package called HomeSeer. The nice thing about HomeSeer is that it's very extensible and...
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    Is my system short cycling, or is this normal?

    I recently got my thermostat connected to my home automation system, and one of the things I did was log when the AC is turned on and turned off. When I looked at the logs, I was a bit surprised to...
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    Thermostat setbacks with two systems

    I live in a three story townhouse in Orlando, FL. I have two 2 ton heat pumps. One for the first two floors and one for the third floor where the bedrooms are.

    In attempts to save money we've...
  13. Thanks TB. My HP's are new (3 or 4 months old)...

    Thanks TB. My HP's are new (3 or 4 months old) 2.5 ton 14 SEER Lenox ones, so I imagine the numbers should be a bit more than that, but it's good to see at least ball park numbers.
  14. Really? That's good to know. I don't think...

    Really? That's good to know. I don't think there's much of a heating season here in Central Florida, but I just moved here from upstate NY, so I've never had a heat pump before. Out of curiosity,...
  15. My thermostats are connected to my automation...

    My thermostats are connected to my automation system, so I can start and stop the system by adjusting the thermostat through the automation system. That way it behaves like a programmable...
  16. Oh well... It seemed like a good idea, at least. ...

    Oh well... It seemed like a good idea, at least.

    Thanks:)
  17. Will a heat pump compresser draw the same amount of power no matter what the temp?

    I'm into home automation and right now I'm trying to use my home automation system to help control my energy usage and also get an idea of how much energy I'm using. I was looking at several devices...
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    Yes, this is the pan inside the unit (The builder...

    Yes, this is the pan inside the unit (The builder had to take the panel off of the front of the air handler to access it). I don't know if he checked to see if the unit was level, but he did point...
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    Standing water in the drip tray

    I recently bought a new house and I was having a problem with one of the AC units randomly shutting off after it had been running for a while. Since it's a new home I called the builder and he came...
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    Very good point... and one I should have already...

    Very good point... and one I should have already thought of. My grandmother almost died of CO posioning a couple of months ago. She had just pulled her car into her garage and heard the phone...
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    Unfortunately I can't leave the door closed or...

    Unfortunately I can't leave the door closed or the cats won't be able to get in... although... that might solve the problem with the stinky bathroom I suspect they would just find another place to...
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    Running bathroom vent fan all the time.

    We have cats and the cat litterbox is in one of our bathrooms. Despite our best efforts to keep it clean, it does start to smell a bit occasionally (OK... frequently). In attempts to keep the smell...
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    I live in central Florida, so humidity is...

    I live in central Florida, so humidity is definitely a potential issue. Some of my supply ducting is in the attic as well.

    I also believe the unit itself may have a slight delay (maybe 20 or 30...
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    Running the fan after a cooling call?

    I just replaced the standard non-programmable thermostats that came with my house with decent programmable ones. The new thermostats have a feature that allows the fan to continue running for a...
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    It is new construction and there is a warranty...

    It is new construction and there is a warranty with the house, but I suspect that it will be a bit of a fight to try to get anyone to do anything about it. The unit I bought is a townhouse and there...
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    Thanks beenthere. I stopped by Walmart today and...

    Thanks beenthere. I stopped by Walmart today and they happened to have a cut your own type filter that was 30x20, so I was able to make two of my own 15x20 filters that fit right into the units. ...
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    Proper HVAC Filter Sizing

    I'll start out by saying that I'm a homeowner and I could use a bit of advice. I don't think this is too DIY for this forum, but if so, please let me know.

    In any case, I just bought a new...
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