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    that would make sense to cover the cost of fuel...

    that would make sense to cover the cost of fuel ect.....

    Thanks,
    Jim
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    Repair Charges

    Do most people in your business charge a flat service charge on top a labor charge? I ask that because the contractor that I recently used did.

    Thank you!
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    The tech came and diagnosed the problem to be a...

    The tech came and diagnosed the problem to be a faulty thermostat. He replaced it and now my Tenant is happy. She said the tech was knowledgeable, professional and courteous. I will definitely be...
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    Heat Pump/No Heat

    I have a rental property here in the Tampa area where my tenant said that the heat is not working. I went over there tonight and the air handler comes on, but the Rheem unit outside does not. I...
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    What do you guys find as a comfortable humidity...

    What do you guys find as a comfortable humidity level when you design your systems knowing someone lives in a hot/humid climate like Florida?
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    That is a good point!

    That is a good point!
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    Humidity Control

    I had a new Trane XB14 (3.5 Ton) and TAM7 installed a little over a year ago. I don't mind the heat so I am comfortable keeping the Thermostat at 82 degrees living here in Tampa. The indoor Humidity...
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    The thermostat the installer used was a Honeywell...

    The thermostat the installer used was a Honeywell TH5000 series designed for a single compressor system. Do Trane systems as I purchased (XB14/TAM 7) come standard with Aux heat strips? The new...
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    Aux Heat Strips

    Last April I had a Trane XB14 and a TAM 7 installed by a local dealer. Now that the colder weather is forthcoming will the Aux heat strips come on automatically if needed while the Thermostat is in...
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    Only one of the 4 contractors did a load...

    Only one of the 4 contractors did a load calculation. The results indicated that the 3.5 Ton XB14 and TAM7 would be the appropriate unit. The original unit was a builder grade Carrier that was 3 Ton....
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    New Trane System

    I recently had a new Trane XB14 and TAM7 installed. I live in Tampa and it is very hot and humid. I keep the Temp on 82 and the humidity stays between 45% and 49%. I am comfortable with the ceiling...
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    Dan, I switched the CPH from 3 to 2 and will let...

    Dan, I switched the CPH from 3 to 2 and will let you know.

    Thanks.....
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    If I lowered the CPH on my Honeywell FocusPRO...

    If I lowered the CPH on my Honeywell FocusPRO TH5000 from the current setting of 3 down to 2 would that help by creating fewer cycles, but longer run times?
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    I have a Honeywell FocusPRO 5000 where I do...

    I have a Honeywell FocusPRO 5000 where I do believe you can adjust the CPH. What should the setting be? Or would a better option be the IAQ where from what I read slows down the blower to create...
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    When it is in the low 90's outside here in Tampa...

    When it is in the low 90's outside here in Tampa it still only runs about 6 minutes at a time cycling on about 3 to 4 times an hour. That is during the day with the thermostat set at either 80 or 82...
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    None of the contractors I spoke to ever even...

    None of the contractors I spoke to ever even mentioned the dehumidify on demand feature and using a dehumidistat. I wish they would have. I can tell you that the system is short cycling as most of...
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    Thank you both for your feedback!

    Thank you both for your feedback!
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    Is Humidity Level About Right?

    I live in Tampa and the current humidity outside is 90% and temperature is 75. I have a Trane XB14 and TAM7 VS. The inside temp is 78 degrees and the humidity level inside the home is reading 51%....
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    Interesting point! So you are saying that if a...

    Interesting point! So you are saying that if a system is designed for an temperature lets say 76, setting the temperature at 80 or even 82 will cause it to short cycle?
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    With the ComfortR setting on the air handler...

    With the ComfortR setting on the air handler slowly ramps up as we know. If I lower the CFM does the ComfortR still operate as it does now, but with an even lower volume of air running across the...
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    I thought you were suggesting lowering the CFM in...

    I thought you were suggesting lowering the CFM in order to eliminate the fact that when my air comes on it only runs between 6-8 minutes.
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    I can tell you that the current CFM setting on...

    I can tell you that the current CFM setting on the TAM7 is 370 for cooling and 400 for heat. The other options are 330/360, 350/380, and 390/420. So by lowering CFM less air moves across the coils...
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    Only 1 company did a load calculation and that%...

    Only 1 company did a load calculation and that% fan speed. is the configuration I went with. I keep the temp on 80 and the humidity is around 47% - 49% and yes I am comfortable with ceiling fans...
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    My new installation consists of the XB14 3.5 Ton,...

    My new installation consists of the XB14 3.5 Ton, TAM7, and a basic Honeywell non-programmable thermostat. The TAM7 is configured to ComfortR and the fan speed never has to hit 100% unless I drop the...
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    Trane TAM7 ComfortR

    Is the ComfortR setting "on" typically the preferred setting in a hot/humid state like Florida? It seems to do a better job taking the humidity out of the air.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Just curious, when you guys sell a system to a...

    Just curious, when you guys sell a system to a customer, do you quote the seer rating based upon the overall system or just the Heat Pump?
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    I can use another Trane dealer for the initial 1...

    I can use another Trane dealer for the initial 1 year warranty, but only parts would be covered. I would have to pay the labor. This dealer just lost their BBB rating due to unresolved issues. I...
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    Advertised Seer Rating

    When a company advertises a specific Heat Pump Model with a "Seer Rating Up to" is that Seer rating based upon a particular variant of the model heat pump, or simply what that model heat pump is...
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    I really appreciate you confirming for me that my...

    I really appreciate you confirming for me that my total seer rating is a 15! Thank you so much for your effort!
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    I know the XB14 is 14 seer I thought that adding...

    I know the XB14 is 14 seer I thought that adding the TAM7 to it made it at least 15 seer. See the issue is that I selected a Trane dealer that will not return any calls, nor emails, and failed to...
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    jimj, Below are the model numbers. XB14...

    jimj, Below are the model numbers.

    XB14 4TWB4042G1000AA

    Air Handler TAM7AOC42H31SBA
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    Motoguy128, I just checked the model number of...

    Motoguy128,

    I just checked the model number of the XB14 and it is rated at 14 SEER. It was sold to me as a minimum of a 15 SEER total system as it did qualify for the rebate from the electric...
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    Increased SEER Rating with VA AH

    I recently had a 14 SEER Trane XB14 HP installed along with the Variable Speed TAM7. Can you confirm for me that the addition of the VS AH increases the SEER to 15?

    Thank you!
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    What mode do the Professional installers here in...

    What mode do the Professional installers here in FL typically install The TAM 7 in?
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    I changed it to Enhanced Mode and it seems to...

    I changed it to Enhanced Mode and it seems to cool just as well, but with the fan running at slower speeds. That is what I thought the purpose of a VS air handler was. Appreciate your feedback!
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    TAM7 Setting Question

    I am new to this Forum and so impressed with the knowledge that is available here! This is my issue. I recently contracted with a local Trane Dealer and I am not so sure their installers configured...
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