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    Thanks for the quick reply. I've never seen a...

    Thanks for the quick reply. I've never seen a passive system before. I've only see returns in each room which are ducted directly to the return system and uses mechanical means to move the air.
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    Passive air returns

    I am buying a fairly new home and had a question for you guys.

    The house is a two story home with the ac/heater on the second floor. There down stairs is the living spaces and is very open with...
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    Poll: when did i say i buying the cheapest wrong size...

    when did i say i buying the cheapest wrong size piece of junk.

    no i'm not buying the top of the line most expensive, i wouldn't do that if i was here another 20 years beacuse of the cost.
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    Poll: i agree 100%. i would buy one of the 13 or 14...

    i agree 100%. i would buy one of the 13 or 14 seer systems listed but they are the same price as the higher seer ones cause of the tax credit.

    i'm also trying to figure out if i get the 18 seer...
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    Poll: So the poll shows people saying i should go...

    So the poll shows people saying i should go wither with the 16 seer or the 18 seer model listed. the price difference is only a few hundred.

    Funny thing is that those are the two my hvac guy...
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    i bought this stuff http://www.atticfoil.com/ ...

    i bought this stuff
    http://www.atticfoil.com/

    very thick and tough. made a big difference in energy bills and heat in the attic
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    Poll: what does not add up? do you think they are too...

    what does not add up? do you think they are too big or too small? not right for a 4 ton AC split system?
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    Poll: I should also add that I am planning on selling...

    I should also add that I am planning on selling house in 2 years max of 3 years. My wife will have her PhD and we will be moving to another city.

    Do you guys think the R22 vs R410a will be a big...
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    Poll: HVAC experts pick my system......

    So my AC system finally failed. It lasted longer then I thought it would. Turns out my partner at work good friend is a HVAC guy. He is going to give me a good price on a complete system and...
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    just less then 4 lbs low. i have a leak in the...

    just less then 4 lbs low. i have a leak in the attic (coils)

    tech said i should be fine this year but i better start saving. he was hope full it would also be be fine next year....just might...
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    let me add that the Filters were replaced 2 days...

    let me add that the Filters were replaced 2 days ago. i have two returns a 20x25 and a 12x12. both have a 3m filter in it. same type i have been using for a over a year
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    Ice inside and outside

    How is everyone doing today?
    So i came home today to find my house at 84F. The air blowing out of my vents was not ice cold like it normally is so i went out side to check the unit and i found ice...
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    this is all i want.

    this is all i want.
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    i should be able to but i can't seem to. maybe...

    i should be able to but i can't seem to. maybe it is just me.

    so how should i home owner like myself go about finding a good HVAC guy. what i really want is a hvac guy who i have come out every...
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    explain to the homewoner why it took you longer...

    explain to the homewoner why it took you longer or why you think they needed that item. an extra 5 min and you can have a trust and a good chance a new job.

    i also commend you to saying you would...
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    I agree with the sprinklers, maybe not the...

    I agree with the sprinklers, maybe not the locations but the idea. One major insurance carrier reported that during a three year period from 1984 to 1987 automatic sprinklers failed to control the...
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    to be honest as a homeowner i never thought about...

    to be honest as a homeowner i never thought about this. I would keep this in mind in the furture to save headaches.
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    I'm not attacking anyone on this site. your...

    I'm not attacking anyone on this site. your imput help me weed out some bids. I wanted a pro to do it. i had some which came with good refs. but if i don't trust you when you bid the job why...
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    Question for the "PROS" and homewoners

    After everything we talked about in my other thread Attic addition too hot I ended up doing it as a DIY. I did the manual D, J, xyzs (well software did it for me but I did the inputting) I...
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    I'm a little loss. the tech who took all time to...

    I'm a little loss. the tech who took all time to figure how big each room was each window, how much shade and so on came up with needing about a 3 ton system. This included the upstairs. The...
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    so the return sizes sound good? 12x12 grill...

    so the return sizes sound good?
    12x12 grill and a 10" duct ok. 20" flex seems so big but that is why i am asking you guys

    what about the insulation on the return flumes and maybe on the supply...
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    Ok thanks so much for your help. I'm going to...

    Ok thanks so much for your help. I'm going to add about R-30to about r38 insulation on the attic facing walls.

    now with the AC part i have a bid i want you to look at. not the price but the...
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    Window unit did not work. i bought the next size...

    Window unit did not work. i bought the next size up and still did not cool like we wanted. Texas summers are freakin hot.


    i had a few more hvac guys and everyone is like upgrade system, add a...
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    DIY would be great but i would be the 1st to say...

    DIY would be great but i would be the 1st to say that this is above my head. I don't want to over size or under size ducting attach it wrong or install a return vent wrong and end up costing me more...
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    >>>>>>Please say more about this, I am wondering...

    >>>>>>Please say more about this, I am wondering just where you envision this fan.

    I was thinking on the celing. The fans are flush mount. They can move anywhere between 20-400 Cubic feet per...
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    how small is too small?? i want to compare...

    how small is too small??

    i want to compare what you all saw to the bids i am about to get
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    The room is the the sharred attic. There is only...

    The room is the the sharred attic. There is only one way to get upstairs and that is the stair case that was built into a closet.



    so the whole house fan would act like a exhuast fan and...
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    like right now the down stairs is 75 with out...

    like right now the down stairs is 75 with out running the AC but the upstairs is 82.


    ceiling fan is a no go with 7 foot ceiling. i thing it might be a safety hazard

    anyway to exhaust the hot...
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    Now if i have someone tap into the HVAC return...

    Now if i have someone tap into the HVAC return then it would only remove the hot air when the AC is on right? What about when the system is off won't the room still just get hot. i don't want to...
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    Attic addtion too hot

    Ok my house is a one story house with a room that was built into the attic. The down stairs is about 1300 sq feet and the upstairs is about 180 sq feet with 7 foot ceiling. there is one AC vent (6...
  31. Thread: TXV

    by firedoghfd
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    thanks to everyone

    thanks to everyone
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    older coil. i was asked if i wanted to have one...

    older coil. i was asked if i wanted to have one added
    American Standard TXHC41A4H9A0

    what is the point of adding one?
  33. Thread: TXV

    by firedoghfd
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    is a TXV valve worth the cost. what does it...

    is a TXV valve worth the cost.

    what does it do and why should i get one.
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    so far most are like we will come out and "look...

    so far most are like we will come out and "look at the system and setup". if we want a manual anything done it will cost $$$$.


    man i feel like that should be part of a bid for 4000-10,000...
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    "Find the right one" harder done then said. ...

    "Find the right one"

    harder done then said.


    I want one that will be honest and tell me if i really sjould update the system or just tweak it a little. everyone i've talk to has been replace...
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    no contrator has done that. is that something i...

    no contrator has done that. is that something i can do? tell me how and i will
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    OK I have a few more questions. I had a few...

    OK I have a few more questions. I had a few more bids and had a few contractors say not to replace my coil and that I should think about keeping my outside unit. They said that what might be best...
  38. both are from the same dealer worth extra...

    both are from the same dealer

    worth extra money for the AS or save the money and go with RUdd
  39. final choice help needed

    How does this sound


    3 ton 14 SEER* RUUD Condenser Model# UAPC-042JAZ with
    Apsen Model# BHA32-48+X2 (Expansion valve already installed in evaporator coil)

    VS

    14 SEER* American Standard...
  40. OK looking at comparing two sets of models ...

    OK looking at comparing two sets of models

    RUUD
    UAPC_042JA2 CONDENSOR
    BHA32_48TX3 Coil

    American Standard
    2A7A4042B1000A condensor
    2TXFH041AS3HHA coil
  41. TEV? Locaton is Houston Texas

    TEV?

    Locaton is Houston Texas
  42. so i guess that means not in the guide i...

    so i guess that means not in the guide

    i wonder why the american standard AC is not in the guide.
  43. Trying to find out that if i install a new 14-17...

    Trying to find out that if i install a new 14-17 SEER AC unit and new matching unit do i have to replace a 10yr old furance that works to get the 14-17SEER cost saving?

    Consolidated Industries...
  44. Current Models of A/C, Coil and furnace are as...

    Current Models of A/C, Coil and furnace are as follows:
    Allegiance 10 7A0048A100A0 manufacture date 9/96
    American Standard TXHC41A4H9A0 MFR DATE L32


    What would the SEER rating be on this...
  45. another question with the mismatched 4tom...

    another question


    with the mismatched 4tom outside unit and a 3.5 ton coil and the AC being 10 years old do you think it is still running equal to a 10 SEER or more like a 8 SEER as one...
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    living room facing inside wall bedrooms, inside...

    living room facing inside wall
    bedrooms, inside walls
    kitchen wall that the fridge is on (inside wall)
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    simple question. The regestions in my house are...

    simple question. The regestions in my house are a few feet from a wall. I've been told to face them so that they bank off the wall. i have been told to aim them towards the inner part of the room....
  48. explain a heat pump vs ac/coil and furance? ...

    explain a heat pump vs ac/coil and furance?


    heat pump for places that only need a little heat in the winter?


    Should they be cheaper then buying AC and furance?


    thanks again
  49. Explain what you mean by i won't be living here...

    Explain what you mean by i won't be living here much longer?
  50. Ok now I really need expert advice. Current...

    Ok now I really need expert advice.

    Current Models of A/C, Coil and furnace are as follows:
    Allegiance 10 7A0048A100A0 manufacture date 9/96
    American Standard TXHC41A4H9A0 ...
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