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    What temp is it set to when its not in set back?...

    What temp is it set to when its not in set back? 70
    Is the temp of your house actually dropping to 58, or is that just what the stat will allow it to drop to. Over 9 hours, typical drop is to 60-62....
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    I don't have any graphs or charts, but have been...

    I don't have any graphs or charts, but have been running set back thermostats on both my units for about ten years now. This past January was pretty cold, and while my gas bill was higher, it was...
  3. Thread: Low Humidity

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    Do you guys have any suggestions for a good...

    Do you guys have any suggestions for a good service crew near Burlington, NC? I've tried a couple small companies (one of which is no longer around) and one large one out of Greensboro. That...
  4. Thread: Low Humidity

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    Rain is not measured in humidity IT'S measured in...

    Rain is not measured in humidity IT'S measured in precipitation because the air is fully saturated ... LOL
    Good one...
    In a nutshell, I guess what you guys are saying is that my 11 year old house...
  5. Thread: Low Humidity

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    I'm in central NC. The ac doesn't run much...

    I'm in central NC. The ac doesn't run much during the day because of the set back. I let it creep up to 80 when no one is around, then drop it to 77 in the evening, 75 at night. When the air runs...
  6. Thread: Low Humidity

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    ...then move over to about 110 degrees which is...

    ...then move over to about 110 degrees which is what the air comming out of your furnace should be about at while it's running, and now look at what happened to your relative humidity
    Gotcha. ...
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    No real difference unless it's the long run after...

    No real difference unless it's the long run after a setback. Might drop up to 5% during that time (heat might run 35-45 minutes). During the hours of normal operation I don't really notice a drop....
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    No fresh air intake. This a builder grade...

    No fresh air intake. This a builder grade install I'm trying to nurse as long as I can. I did have new return duct installed (increased size) and a UV light after the heat exchanger went out. If...
  9. Thread: Low Humidity

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    Nope, no humidifier. I keep the house at 70 from...

    Nope, no humidifier. I keep the house at 70 from about 4 pm to 11 pm. Rest of the time the setback drops it to 58 (either asleep or at work). I thought with it raining and a constant 60% RH in the...
  10. Thread: Low Humidity

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    Low Humidity

    So it looks like most folks here think low RH in the house during winter is due to leaky ducts pulling super dry outdoor air into the house. My 1999 Armstrong Air Compak 10 80% is keeping the RH in...
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    Thought I'd pass along an update. I'm on my...

    Thought I'd pass along an update. I'm on my third hvac co now. The guy that came out and diagnosed DSS has called me twice wanting to know when he can come out and price a new unit. He sells Trane...
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    Oh, and on a side note, the funky smell and HIGH...

    Oh, and on a side note, the funky smell and HIGH humidity are in the return. We get none of the smell from the supply side. It seeps back into the house from the downstairs returns and goes away...
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    The builder used the old good old boy rule when...

    The builder used the old good old boy rule when sizing... if it was cheaper than everyone else, it was being put in by a good old boy. It's a 2 1/2 ton unit for approximately 1500 sqft. I've got a...
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    Had a service tech out this afternoon and have...

    Had a service tech out this afternoon and have been diagnosed with DSS... He's having me run the fan full time for several days along with the ac when it runs. Tomorrow he is coming back out to...
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    Just returned from a trip to visit relatives in...

    Just returned from a trip to visit relatives in Plant City via Tampa airport... hot and humid down there. Gotta be honest though, I can't say it was much worse than up here in NC. We just get an...
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    Well, it's been almost two weeks now and the...

    Well, it's been almost two weeks now and the smell has returned. The a/c shut off at 7:00 am (prog therm) and had not run as of 12:30 pm when I was home at lunch. Normal temp is 77 inside the house...
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    Funk in Evaporator drain

    Noticed a wet smell coming from my downstairs hvac return. The builder user floor joists and part of the subfloor as a portion of the return. I caulked all of this, painted with Killz. Several...
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    My ac repair guys told me to run the cheap $1.00...

    My ac repair guys told me to run the cheap $1.00 blue filters after my heat exchanger failed. Had been running a merv8 and the repair guy said that the the pleated filters restrict air flow causing...
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    I just had the heat exchanger replaced on my...

    I just had the heat exchanger replaced on my seven year old unit (75k BTU). Per the recomendations on this site, I had the repair guy check my returns and he stated they are sized correctly. He...
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    I was worried that might be confusing. The...

    I was worried that might be confusing. The return in the living room is 14x20 and runs to the Compak. A second return, located in an adjacent room, is framed for 14x20 and takes a filter the same...
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    I've been running the Dirt Demon Merv 6 pleated...

    I've been running the Dirt Demon Merv 6 pleated filters for the last three years. Could this have restricted airflow enough to case the failure? This particular unit has one 14x20 return and...
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    Had my fall service done yesterday (I know, a...

    Had my fall service done yesterday (I know, a little late) and my heat exchanger has a bunch of small holes in it. This is an Armstrong Air Compak 10 that is only in its 7th year. Is this normal? ...
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    I'm a homeowner who likes to read. This site is...

    I'm a homeowner who likes to read. This site is awesome, but I make no bones about NOT having the technical expertise to diagnose or repair my systems. We moved into a new house in 1999 and have...
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