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  1. Thread: Run Time Monitor

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    Just watched the weather report on the evening...

    Just watched the weather report on the evening news and Friday we are supposed to have a low of 15 and a high of 20. This is very rare for us, so it will provide a nice test for the heat pump. I...
  2. Thread: Run Time Monitor

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    PSTU, Thanks. I will check out that site. ...

    PSTU,


    Thanks. I will check out that site.

    "There was a time when the church considered reading the Bible a DIY item and discouraged it."

    That's funny
  3. Thread: Run Time Monitor

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    'well, I will check with them, because on my...

    'well, I will check with them, because on my literature and online I can't really find any mention of defrost characteristics. The board I was thinking about was a ComfortAlert Diagnostics one for...
  4. Thread: Run Time Monitor

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    Thanks Gary, I have been reading a little...

    Thanks Gary,
    I have been reading a little about the defrost cycle for this Amana. It's got a little higher end board. I'm not sure how it does defrost. But, I do plan to call my guys and...
  5. Thread: Run Time Monitor

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    Strangely, the cheaper LUX thermostats have this...

    Strangely, the cheaper LUX thermostats have this function. It was nice to just go by, push a button, and get a read out of total run time.
  6. Thread: Run Time Monitor

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    No problem, thanks for your reply.

    No problem, thanks for your reply.
  7. Thread: Run Time Monitor

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    Thank you Beenthere

    Thank you Beenthere
  8. Thread: Run Time Monitor

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    I assure you this is no DIY. If you read recent...

    I assure you this is no DIY. If you read recent posts of mine regarding health, you can understand why. I just want to know if such an animal exists.
  9. Thread: Run Time Monitor

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    Run Time Monitor

    The thermostat with my newly installed Amana heat pump is a White Rodgers. My old Lux thermostat had a usage feature which would tally the amount of total run time for the day. The White Rodgers...
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    Will do, thanks.

    Will do, thanks.
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    Beenthere, Thanks, I get what you are...

    Beenthere,

    Thanks, I get what you are saying. Right now, it's 30 degrees and the unit is running about 50/50 on/off with ten minute run times, but with a bias of less on than off. So, if I...
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    White Rodgers Thermostat Question

    I had my new system installed. Amana Heat Pump. White Rodgers Thermostat Model 1F95-1277. I want to minimize use of the heat strips and am looking at the specs for the thermostat's control of the...
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    I just had a new system installed on 12/30. It...

    I just had a new system installed on 12/30. It became functional on that date. I will be billed and will pay for the system in January, but can claim the credit on my 2009 tax return because it was...
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    Yes, I am happy to do the yearly maintenance...

    Yes, I am happy to do the yearly maintenance thing. Have done it in the past, but you can forget. So, I will ask about that. It's crazy, maybe it's a guy thing, but I am getting excited about...
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    The lifetime condenser replacement if the...

    The lifetime condenser replacement if the compressor fails, seems too good to be true. We should be in this house for 20-30 more years as you really just have to look at the stats for lifespan for...
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    Yes, indeed. I saw on the Amana website that the...

    Yes, indeed. I saw on the Amana website that the system had to be registered in 60 days. I asked and the company will do it. But, I will double check. Just learned over the years to do that sort...
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    I am very pleased to hear this. I had studied,...

    I am very pleased to hear this. I had studied, and as I have a 25 year old tank Ruud unit, that's what I wanted for a replacement. But, my guys used to be Carrier/Ruud but left Carrier to go...
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    Dan, Close, West Texas. One of the...

    Dan,
    Close, West Texas. One of the problems I had when first learning about HVAC was figuring out that a lot of design and systems today are geared toward dealing with the humidity issue...
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I need to know. So,...

    Thanks, that's exactly what I need to know. So, now we have the flexibility to ramp the system as much as the ducts will allow. I think we are going to get great sensible capacity in the summer,...
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    Hey Robo, I have a question. My...

    Hey Robo,

    I have a question. My understanding is that Amana uses the same air handler from 3.5 to 5 ton. Does this mean the coil is larger able to be used up to the five ton capacity. I...
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. We have...

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

    We have made the deal and install will happen in the week after Christmas. I have confidence in the company I work with. I love Ruud equipment as my present...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    Thank you Doc, I think I am beginning to...

    Thank you Doc,

    I think I am beginning to understand about the first stage. Am I right in thinking that for the input amps, in the first stage you get more BTU or heat work, thus more...
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    Thanks all for your comments. I get the idea...

    Thanks all for your comments. I get the idea that the sensible percentage will be roughly the same in each stage. The increased dehumidification is a function of longer run times. As we will be...
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    Dan, Texas, West Texas-dry

    Dan,
    Texas, West Texas-dry
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    Thank you Chilly, But could you comment...

    Thank you Chilly,

    But could you comment on the amount of sensible cooling in stage 1 as a percentage of the whole? Is there a high latent capability in stage 1 which I wouldn't be using...
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    Single Stage vs 2 Stage Compressor

    I'm about the install a new system. Probably "real" Amana or Ruud. System will be 4 ton AC/Heat Pump with ECM motor in air handler along with TXV. Everything is good to go as my HVAC company is...
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    Amana vs Ruud/Rheem Heat Pump

    I have frequented this site and learned much over the years. It's time to replace my old 4 ton Ruud AC as I want to get a new system (AC/heat pump) which will quality for the tax credit. Heating is...
  29. Thread: Ruud Rebates

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    thank you

    thank you
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    Cost of replacement motors

    I am wondering about the replacement cost of air handler blower motors. Particularly the GE or Genteq X13 vs their ECM variable speed motor. Would anyone know the difference in the pricing of these...
  31. Thread: Ruud Rebates

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    Ruud Rebates

    I am wanting to put in a Ruud heat pump which qualifies for the energy credit. I have learned of Ruud manufacturer's rebates from this site-relyonrudd.com. I would like to ask the Ruud dealers a...
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    Mark Beiser wrote: "Since we got into blower...

    Mark Beiser wrote:

    "Since we got into blower door testing and actually fixing infiltration and insulation problems with homes, the price of our jobs has gone up significantly, even though we are...
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    Hi garyg, I always thought a rough...

    Hi garyg,

    I always thought a rough calculation could be obtained by dividing the BTU capacity by the SEER. For instance, a 3 ton, 13 SEER unit would divide roughly 36000 BTU capacity by 13...
  34. I don't think you can go wrong with Rheem/Ruud on...

    I don't think you can go wrong with Rheem/Ruud on the value and longevity issue.
  35. Thread: Trane XL16i

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    dpellico, I have electric heat like you....

    dpellico,

    I have electric heat like you. If I am calculating this correctly, at .18/Kw with 20 Kw strips, it costs you $3.60 per hour of runtime. For instance, it you run the furnace 10...
  36. A very real value of using CF's is it's place in...

    A very real value of using CF's is it's place in national energy savings. At the present time CF's cost more than regular-type bulbs but supposedly last longer and are less expensive to use. The...
  37. Thread: sensible ratio

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    Thanks for the discussion guys The word that...

    Thanks for the discussion guys

    The word that hits home is "variability". Outdoor conditions vary. Indoor conditions vary. Structure affects that variability. Equipment capabilities vary not...
  38. Thread: sensible ratio

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    PSTU and all, I think I worded my initial...

    PSTU and all,

    I think I worded my initial question poorly and may have gotten things off in another direction. I didn't mean to imply that a heat gain calculation of my house indicated that...
  39. Thread: sensible ratio

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    Thanks Teddy Bear, You gave me alot of...

    Thanks Teddy Bear,

    You gave me alot of information to think about. I suppose I would say, we are a green grass climate if we work at it, and if the water rationing is not too strict. It's...
  40. Thread: sensible ratio

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    sensible ratio

    I have an old (20 Yr-4T) Ruud AC. I am looking at the specs of new 4T systems and calculating the sensible percentage of the total cooling as my climate is mostly sensible cooling. The ratio seems...
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    I think I have heard it claimed that r410a works...

    I think I have heard it claimed that r410a works better in a heat pump. I believe it related to performance in heating mode. I have wondered if this was true, or if it was true, but just a little...
  42. Vived, Is that a weimaraner puppy-the blue...

    Vived,
    Is that a weimaraner puppy-the blue eyes. I didn't even know the breed existed until my son brought one home a year ago. Amazing dogs. I watch her run over long distances and she just...
  43. vivid, I should have looked at the...

    vivid,

    I should have looked at the pictures. Wow what a house. I can't tell if the roof is visible in any way. I'm just curious as to roof material and whether there's a radiant barrier or...
  44. I read thru the thread quickly and may have...

    I read thru the thread quickly and may have missed this, but is the underside of the roof going to be foamed? Is the attic going to be in the conditioned space? Are you talking only about wall...
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    Baldloonie, Thanks for the philosophy you...

    Baldloonie,
    Thanks for the philosophy you present.


    I think of Rheem/Ruud as the Toyota of the HVAC industry. Neither low nor high priced. In the middle, but producing long periods of good...
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    I would expect that you could save in the range...

    I would expect that you could save in the range of 30-40% off the HVAC part of your electric bill. But, you would have to calculate the savings given your cost of electricity and usage.

    That's...
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    I do believe in radiant barrier and encourage it,...

    I do believe in radiant barrier and encourage it, especially if it's DIY. It's cost efficient. Stop the rays from getting into the attic. Just yesterday, I got a flyer from a vendor offering a free...
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    jkish said: "There are about a half dozen...

    jkish said:

    "There are about a half dozen "professional" members who continue to display a total lack of class in this and other threads. Unfortunately, they probably represent a significant slice...
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    Bordo11, Just an opinion from a...

    Bordo11,

    Just an opinion from a homeowner. I will bet that investigation of this new tech will come up with the knowledge that this system is now or is going to be great. But, it's so...
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    As a homeowner, it's good to read these...

    As a homeowner, it's good to read these discussions about new technology. I am thinking that a good strategy if needing to upgrade an old system is to put in a 13-14 seer system, let it runs it's...
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