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    The new system was installed back on May 17th....

    The new system was installed back on May 17th. Drywall work is getting ready to be done and I'm currently working on insulating the walls. So far I'm pleased with the system and it's pretty quiet...
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    Update... We went ahead and pulled the trigger on...

    Update... We went ahead and pulled the trigger on the Lennox 14 HPX with variable-speed air handler. I called contractor back and he said he actually said he did do a manual j. We seemed pretty...
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    We will use drop ceiling in the all the rooms...

    We will use drop ceiling in the all the rooms EXCEPT the hallway, bathroom, and area where billiards table will be. Are you talking about those commercial-style diffusers? We can use those in the...
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    We plan to use the basement a lot after it's...

    We plan to use the basement a lot after it's finished. One room will be a bedroom, one will be my music room, and the largest room will serve as a theater room, opened up to a billiards room....
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    Thanks for the reply. I was looking closely at...

    Thanks for the reply. I was looking closely at the current wooden registers and there's not much area for the air. The other contractor left 2 hours ago and he said he usually does zoning for...
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    That's actually exactly what the contractor...

    That's actually exactly what the contractor mentioned yesterday. The Ultra-Aire whole house dehumidifier. He said it's one of the best out there.
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    Thanks ga. I already knew the variable speed...

    Thanks ga. I already knew the variable speed would be a better option. I'm currently waiting on one more contractor and he called a few minutes ago saying he's on his way. I have another question,...
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    Thank you for the information. The contractor who...

    Thank you for the information. The contractor who sells Arzel zoning came in today, and surprisingly, his recommendations were almost the exact same as yours. He quoted us on a separate system since...
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    Just some quick questions. I heard that the...

    Just some quick questions. I heard that the Lennox Harmony works a little different than most other zoning systems out there. Is this true?? If so, how does it work? One other issue is I have a...
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    I appreciate the info, thanks. To answer your...

    I appreciate the info, thanks. To answer your question, Yes. The contractor from the company who installed the furnace and A/C couldn't come out last week due to being too busy so he is coming out on...
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    The contractor recommending a seperate system...

    The contractor recommending a seperate system mentioned about a whole house dehumidifier. The other contractor said that the variable speed blower in the current EL296v can control dehumidification...
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    Thanks George2 for your input. The company who...

    Thanks George2 for your input. The company who sells Arzel zoning is coming out tomorrow. How would floor registers hold up in the ceiling tiles? Will they have to be hung?
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    We might have one more company come out who does...

    We might have one more company come out who does Arzel zoning. All of the rooms except the hallways and bathroom in the basement will have drop ceiling. As far as air registers, what kind do you all...
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    Thanks for your reply. As far as zoning...

    Thanks for your reply. As far as zoning equipment, how do you feel about Honeywell? Should I look elsewhere at other brands? I'm concerned about airflow in the basement zone being too much for the...
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    Honeywell zoning for basement finish

    Hello everyone. We are planning on finishing off our 2,000 sq. ft. basement in our house that we bought recently. Almost every room will be finished. To describe the house, the main level is 2200 sq....
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    Thanks. I'm also wondering if there was a way a...

    Thanks. I'm also wondering if there was a way a tech could extend the wire.
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    Thanks for the reply. I forgot to mention that we...

    Thanks for the reply. I forgot to mention that we had a new Honeywell focuspro 6000 installed the same time as the new system. It is compatible with two-stage,.
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    Yes, it says it on Lennox's website. It's part of...

    Yes, it says it on Lennox's website. It's part of the Lennox Elite Series. "The EL296V uses a variable speed motor that reduces electrical use by two-thirds, compared to a standard motor. Plus, two...
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    W2 wire too short

    Hello all. I recently bought a new house which was built back in the early 90's that had an old system. The system was later on replaced with a Lennox EL296v two-stage gas furnace with a Lennox XC13...
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    Need advice on good air registers

    Hello all. This forum has been very helpful within the last year. I am looking into replacing the air registers for our upstairs system. We want to get rid of the "cheap stamped face" registers to...
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    The contractor did say that the installers will...

    The contractor did say that the installers will allow the furnace to only run in first stage because 60k is oversized.
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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. After...

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

    After several days of thinking over the estimates, my brother settled on the company quoting the Goodman GMVC8. He trusted this contractor the most and the...
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    I did mention that in the first post. Variable...

    I did mention that in the first post. Variable speed can help control the humidity though, and I can see why it can be needed in a southern climate (mainly on the A/C side). Thanks for the info. 80%...
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    Thanks for the input. My brother lives north of...

    Thanks for the input. My brother lives north of that line. The Goodman furnace that he was quoted on is the smallest size it comes in. This will mean 42,000 BTU input on low fire and 60,000 input on...
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    As for Goodman furnaces, I heard that their...

    As for Goodman furnaces, I heard that their burner operation is very noisy and sound like a jet engine. Is this true??
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    Update... The Trane dealer came today and quoted...

    Update... The Trane dealer came today and quoted the following:

    Quote #1: Trane XC95m model# TUHMB080ACV3VA along with new thermostat

    Quote #2: Trane XV80 model# TUD2B060A9V3VA. New thermostat...
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    I think the reason why the current furnace is...

    I think the reason why the current furnace is short cycling is because it is oversized. That is also one of the reasons why my brother wants to upgrade. Another company is coming out tomorrow to give...
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    Thanks. I agree that a 10 year old furnace should...

    Thanks. I agree that a 10 year old furnace should not need replacing. I talked him out of replacing, and he kinda ignored what I said. The inducer in the current furnace is overheating and running at...
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    He just wants to upgrade to 2 stage. The current...

    He just wants to upgrade to 2 stage. The current furnace is cycling on and off to much (4-5 minutes on, 15-20 minutes off) and he wants to have 2 stage so that it will run loner, provide more even...
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    Lennox SL280v vs. Goodman GMVC8

    Hey all. My brother is looking to replace his 10 yr old furnace in his 2200 sq. ft. 1 story house with an unfinished basement that's 1000 sq. ft. He lives very close to me around the Atlanta GA metro...
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    Good thing that the installers replaced most of...

    Good thing that the installers replaced most of the ductwork.
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    Sorry If I took that last post too seriously....

    Sorry If I took that last post too seriously. Thanks! If any of the contractors ever said that a 2 ton system will be fine with the current ductwork, I would have kicked them right out of my house.
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    I forgot to mention that the supplies for both...

    I forgot to mention that the supplies for both bedrooms were replaced with 8 inch. All three contractors checked airflow and inspected the ductwork and EVERYTHING. Even with the new unit, the system...
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    Thanks! The installers just left an hour ago and...

    Thanks! The installers just left an hour ago and I love how quiet the new unit is. Both installers were very nice and efficient, arrived on time, did not rush the job, and worked hard throughout the...
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    Thanks. I will make sure they properly adjust the...

    Thanks. I will make sure they properly adjust the cfm after its installed.
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    We will be going with the XP14 and CBX32MV air...

    We will be going with the XP14 and CBX32MV air handler and the install is still set for tomorrow. Thanks for the info on variable speed. As I mentioned on one of my previous posts, I will post back...
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    Thank you for the input. I just called the...

    Thank you for the input. I just called the contractor back and he said the model is CBX32MV-024/030. The thermostat being installed will be the Honeywell VisionPRO IAQ.
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    I appreciate the info, thanks. Having a variable...

    I appreciate the info, thanks. Having a variable speed blower will really help with dehumidification, correct? We always spend time in the basement and having a quieter unit is something we really...
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    After thinking about it for a while, I called the...

    After thinking about it for a while, I called the contractor recommending the Lennox back and I asked about the xp14 again. He said that it would have to be matched up with a CBX32MV. The CBX32MV is...
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    The Rheem dealer came in today and He didn't seem...

    The Rheem dealer came in today and He didn't seem to help to much on what the basement really needed. I just said no to the estimate right after he left.

    ...Well after reading through the...
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    I just looked at the website and I can tell right...

    I just looked at the website and I can tell right away from the bad reviews that installation and/or size were the issue. That's good to here about your experience with Goodman!
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    Thanks. Right now we are really considering the...

    Thanks. Right now we are really considering the Lennox because the contractor recommending it seemed to be the most knowledgeable and worked the hardest in evaluating our current system. He also said...
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    By the way I was wrong on what I said the manual...

    By the way I was wrong on what I said the manual j came up to. The actual manual j did come close to 2 ton. The basement ceilings are lower than most basements in this area. Four of the rooms have...
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    What's so funny???

    What's so funny???
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    The manual J came out to 1.9 tons. Thanks for...

    The manual J came out to 1.9 tons. Thanks for asking though.
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    Thanks. I dropped company A (one recommending...

    Thanks. I dropped company A (one recommending Trane) because the contractor seemed unwilling to help. I'm still trying to decide between the Lennox and the Goodman. The system is using flex pipe. I...
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    Thanks. Sorry I should have provided more info in...

    Thanks. Sorry I should have provided more info in my first post. As I already mentioned our basement is 2000 sq ft. We have an 8 inch supply going into the media room, 6 inch supply going into...
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    Thanks for all the input. Goodman was purchased...

    Thanks for all the input. Goodman was purchased by Daikin, correct? The SSZ14 does come with a lifetime compressor warranty and ten years on parts. The contractor said that the ASPF features an x13...
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    After doing some research I found out that...

    After doing some research I found out that Goodman's reputation is bad because they pretty much sell to anyone. This obviously means that many hacks pick up their equipment and install the units...
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    Thanks for the info. I forgot to mention that the...

    Thanks for the info. I forgot to mention that the Trane XB10 is a heat pump matched up with a fan coil with electric backup heat. Here's the quotes, and I do know that pricing is not allowed here:
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