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    I go with the geniuine Trane filter rather than...

    I go with the geniuine Trane filter rather than other manufacturers. I found one with a higher MERV but decided against it since I did not want to constrain the airflow and possibly strain the motor....
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    Wow, a reply to a 6 year old post! Time flies, I...

    Wow, a reply to a 6 year old post! Time flies, I thought I just did this 2 years ago :)

    I have been using the BAYFTFR17M Perfect Fit filter in lieu of my EAC. I do not use the 1" prefilter based...
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    I thought I would keep the 1" prefilter and...

    I thought I would keep the 1" prefilter and change it often (monthly) so as to increase the life of the 5" media filter. But if it won't help, or could restrict airflow even more, I guess that's not...
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    Replace Trane EAC with Pleated Filters

    I got tired of cleaning the electronic air cleaner and replacing it with standard filters. Questions:

    - I assume I need both the 5" media filter (BAYFTFR17M) and 1" prefilter (BAYFTFR17P),...
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    The prefilter was cleaned last month. A brand new...

    The prefilter was cleaned last month. A brand new Trane filter was installed at that time. So the filter is not dirty.

    Could it be that there is some kind of electrostatic pressure imbalance with...
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    I have a 3 1/2 year old Trane XV-80. Recently I...

    I have a 3 1/2 year old Trane XV-80. Recently I notice a high pitched, pulsating whistling type noise coming from what I believe to be the fan. It is intermittent, coming and going with no obvious...
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    Oh yes, that is a good point. The problem is that...

    Oh yes, that is a good point. The problem is that the homes here were not designed for A/C. Some contractors wanted to put in a totally new duct system and attic-based unit instead of piggy-backing...
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    By "very hot days" I mean maybe 5 days out of the...

    By "very hot days" I mean maybe 5 days out of the entire summer, when it is over 90 and very humid. On most days, even those in the high 80's, I can get the temp down to 72 if I want.

    Nobody has...
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    Personally, I invested $50 in HVAC-Calc, did my...

    Personally, I invested $50 in HVAC-Calc, did my own Manual-J, then turned away all the contractors who either (a) did not want to do their own Manual-J, (b) told me I needed a bigger unit despite my...
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    First, if the furnace is not designed to handle...

    First, if the furnace is not designed to handle units less than 2.5 tons, then the installer did you a disservice installing this combination.

    Second, why do you think setting the airflow to HIGH...
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    When Comfort-R is working on a properly sized...

    When Comfort-R is working on a properly sized system (i.e. it runs almost continuously during the very hot days) the system is really great.

    I have my T-Stat set for 78 when it is in the high 80s...
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    What exactly is "simple green"? Is it the Calgon...

    What exactly is "simple green"? Is it the Calgon NuBrite?

    The installers sealed the air handler pretty good, so I would have to remove this clear rubbery insulation they applied and then remove a...
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    This is one area my installers messed up. Not...

    This is one area my installers messed up. Not only did they set the CFM wrong, they didn't enable Comfort-R.

    Thanks to the Trane documentation and verification from this forum I was able to get...
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    This is precisely my fear: my system has been...

    This is precisely my fear: my system has been working great, and I'll find a dishonest and/or incompetent contractor who will mess it up.

    I'll ask around to see if my neighbors have any good...
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    I definitely would like to find a reputable HVAC...

    I definitely would like to find a reputable HVAC contractor. Unfortunately, those I have called have given me a cold reception since they did not do the install. They want upwards of $500 just to...
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    I had a new Trane XV80/XL14i system installed...

    I had a new Trane XV80/XL14i system installed exactly three years ago.

    The installer went out of business but luckily I have not had any problems. I clean the air filters (EAC panels) regularly...
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    I only plan on using the filter as a temporary...

    I only plan on using the filter as a temporary placeholder when the EAC cells are dirty and I don't have time to clean them. Plus I think they're good to have around in case of emergency (i.e. the...
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    Actually that's one reason I'm getting the...

    Actually that's one reason I'm getting the pleated filters; so I can pop them in when it's been too long since the last cleaning and not be in a rush to clean them. It's certainly cheaper than a...
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    The EAC panels need to be rinsed, then soaked in...

    The EAC panels need to be rinsed, then soaked in hot soapy (dishwasher detergent) water for about a half hour, then rinsed again, then dried. Without the soak, the dirt simply does not come off. The...
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    How long do these filters typically last? I...

    How long do these filters typically last?

    I see the replacement filter is only 3.625" vs. 5". Don't know if it will be as effective. If the filters last 6 months or more, I think it's worth it to...
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    I plan to stop using my Trane electronic air...

    I plan to stop using my Trane electronic air cleaner (too much trouble to clean) and replace it with pleated filters (BAYFTFR17M).

    From what I can tell, these 5" cartridges simply replace the EAC...
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