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    That subject line was supposed to include the...

    That subject line was supposed to include the words "Balance Point" but for some reason that string was deleted when I submitted the post. Sorry about that.
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    I did a search on this, didn't find anything. ...

    I did a search on this, didn't find anything. Apologies though if I'm covering old ground...

    VisionPro 8320 with outdoor sensor, heat pump and gas aux. furnace.

    Quoting from the "Advanced...
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    Thermostat is a Honeywell VisionPro 8320, so...

    Thermostat is a Honeywell VisionPro 8320, so you're correct about it being pretty accurate and not allowing a lot of variation.
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    For those of you still following this thread... ...

    For those of you still following this thread...

    I kept track of the system cycling today just to see what happens. The house was open last night and cooled to 70 degrees on its own. I closed...
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    Sunday is supposed to be 90+ here so the system...

    Sunday is supposed to be 90+ here so the system will get a workout. It ran all afternoon Friday. It was mid-80s outside, system had no problem maintaining low 70s inside. I have no way to measure...
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    Spending $50 on the bullseye may have saved me...

    Spending $50 on the bullseye may have saved me $2700 in unnecessary expense.
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    Both Goodman Heat pump is CPLT24-1B Indoor...

    Both Goodman

    Heat pump is CPLT24-1B
    Indoor coil is CAPX036B2A

    The installer assured me these are OK together. But hey, I've learned not to trust what they tell me, haven't I? ;)
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    OK, this may be the final chapter on this saga......

    OK, this may be the final chapter on this saga...

    The 2-ton vs. 3-ton issue was freaking me out. So I spent $50 on HVAC-Calc Residential to run a Manual J on my own. Guess what? No matter how...
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    "And to think, all this money could have been...

    "And to think, all this money could have been spent on trees and or porch awnings."

    The original system was undersized and no longer working correctly. The house sits on a sloped lot, slopes down...
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    I'm more than a little bothered by the 2 ton 3...

    I'm more than a little bothered by the 2 ton 3 ton thing too.

    I just talked to the svc mgr again. He's gonna run some numbers for me to change everything to 2.5 ton, including running some...
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    The official reason given for this error is the...

    The official reason given for this error is the estimator screwed up when he was looking at the old system. He ID'd the old furnace as a 3-ton. It didn't help that the model number was smudged on...
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    I agree. So far they've been very good about it...

    I agree. So far they've been very good about it and they're offering to make it right. I'll come back with more info when I get it. Hopefully we'll decide on a course of action Monday.
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    Another Update

    This will probably be amusing to some...

    Another tech visited Friday. Ran some tests, furrowed brow, went straight to the coil and air handler. Wrote down some numbers. Went out to his truck,...
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    The tech actually mentioned that, but he seemed...

    The tech actually mentioned that, but he seemed to think the readings were way too high for that to be a plausible explanation. Obviously I don't know. That's why I'm asking for expert opinions. :D
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    Update

    A 3-ton 13-SEER Goodman was installed today, along with a new 3-ton evap coil. All the lines were replaced between the h/p and the coil in the air handler. The tech seemed to know what he was doing...
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    Appreciate everyone's advice and opinions so far....

    Appreciate everyone's advice and opinions so far.

    EWEB is the Eugene Water & Electric Board in case anyone is wondering.

    The volume of air in this 1550 ft. house is probably equivalent to a...
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    Part I: 1550 sq ft "ranch", 60% very high...

    Part I: 1550 sq ft "ranch", 60% very high vaulted ceilings, 40% flat 9-foot ceilings. Located in Eugene Oregon, built 1994, "Super Good Cents" energy certified. Currently has a 2-ton Janitrol heat...
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