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  1. Looking for licensed HVAC tech to do my furnance cleaning in Schaumburg, IL

    Are there any licensed HVAC tech's on this board interested in doing a furnace cleaning/inspection at my rental condo in Schaumburg, IL?

    Let me know.

    Thanks!
    Jim
  2. Thanks VSTECH. Yes, Ideally I'd like to just...

    Thanks VSTECH.

    Yes, Ideally I'd like to just keep and repair. When my home (not rental condo) furnance was just cleaned a week ago, I mentioned my rental situation to the HVAC tech and he said...
  3. Brands I should look at for small rental condo furnace?

    Hi,
    I have a 900 sq ft rental condo with a 40 y.o. gas furnance (Chicago suburbs) that vents through the roof.

    When the furnance is cleaned this year, I suspect that I'll be told to replace it ...
  4. As I understand it from reading the "AOP...

    As I understand it from reading the "AOP Residential HVAC" forum rules, the purpose of the "AOP Residential HVAC" forum is for equipment owners (e.g., homeowners) to ask non-DIY/non-pricing questions...
  5. How to post in AOP Residential HVAC? (no permission? huh?)

    Hi,
    Can some one help direct me how to post a new thread/question in "AOP Residential HVAC"?

    That forum says I don't have permission (yet I have permission to post here).

    I would have sent an...
  6. Thanks for confirming this is not normal. I'll...

    Thanks for confirming this is not normal. I'll be calling the dealer/installer -- they have to be getting tired of me calling them.

    Yes, it is both inside the lower cabinet and outside on the...
  7. Normal for water to pool under two year old Lennox furnace G61MPV 60c-111?

    Hopefully this is not considered DIY since I'll be having this serviced under warranty. I just need other perspectives.

    Two year old (26 months) Lennox G61MPV 60c-111 furnace installed in upright...
  8. Is the outdoor temp directly or inversly...

    Is the outdoor temp directly or inversly correlated to savings?

    That is,...

    A) the lower the outside temp, the more savings by reducing the tstat 10-15 for 8 hrs.?
    OR

    B) the higher the...
  9. Thanks... that's good to know. Thanks for...

    Thanks... that's good to know.

    Thanks for correcting my understanding.
  10. Really True? SmartMoney.com says to lower tstat 10*-15* to save 15% on heat bills

    Is this really true? SmartMoney.com says to lower tstat 10*-15* while at work or sleeping in order to save 15% on winter heating bills.

    It was my understanding that a 10*-15* t-stat change for...
  11. You are correct, I threw the last punch (it was...

    You are correct, I threw the last punch (it was my first punch).


    Every profession has it's share of ambassadors and detractors. If you wanted to, you could postion HVAC-TALK.com to be a great...
  12. I never made an attack on the HVAC industry until...

    I never made an attack on the HVAC industry until your member attacked me:

    "You are not resistant to new concepts at all, are you? Even if they expose mistakes you've made. Impressive lack of...
  13. This also reminds me that of the 6 new furnace/AC...

    This also reminds me that of the 6 new furnace/AC quotes I received 1.5 years ago, 5 of the 6 were $2-$3 more than the local guy I went with (all were comparable 95% AFUE non-modulating). Plus, 2 of...
  14. As I said before, sealing was going to cost the...

    As I said before, sealing was going to cost the same as a used car. I didn't display the cost due to forum rules. But since you are attacking me about being closed minded and having a big ego, I...
  15. Why do you feel the need to personally attack me?...

    Why do you feel the need to personally attack me?

    What have I done to you?

    Why are you deciding to make this personal?


    As I've said many times before, the house was built this way 40 years...
  16. "heat-flux" is EXACTLY the info I was looking...

    "heat-flux" is EXACTLY the info I was looking for. THanks.

    This tells me that heat transfer from the attic can still occur with 1.5'+ insulation in the attic.
  17. I have 3 more CO alarms (just alarms, no digital...

    I have 3 more CO alarms (just alarms, no digital readout meters)... one on the first floor living room (where the wood burning insert is) and 2 more upstairs by the bedrooms.
  18. I have a CO alarm with a digital readout that...

    I have a CO alarm with a digital readout that gives current CO reading and maximum CO reading since the last reset.

    I've had no CO readings (except for one minor 20 (twenty) PPM reading once -- so...
  19. You're right. I have a perceived summertime...

    You're right. I have a perceived summertime radiant heat transfer from the attic to the second floor.

    Second floor summer heat could very well be radiant heat from the walls, windows and the 2...
  20. It's 3500 CFM... the audit said I should work to...

    It's 3500 CFM... the audit said I should work to address that. The four (4) biggest leaks (in random order are):
    - fireplace #1 (I already reduced leakage via installing a wood insert and blockoff...
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    I'm not a Pro... just a homeowner researching...

    I'm not a Pro... just a homeowner researching powered attic vents (like the solar unit your are thinking of installing).

    As I understand it, POWERED attic vents require a much greater amount of...
  22. As for CAZ readings... none were taken. I have a...

    As for CAZ readings... none were taken. I have a CO monitor 24" from the water heater exhaust hood.

    Theoretically, if the rest of the house is tight and I have a leaking furnace return, I could...
  23. TedKidd - What are you trying to say? ...

    TedKidd - What are you trying to say?

    Separately, as the new owner of this 40 yo house with original WHF, I've taken steps to improve the safety:
    - Replaced furnance with a 95% AFUE Lennox...
  24. My bad, I was just looking at the CO2 reduction...

    My bad, I was just looking at the CO2 reduction credit program documentation to find our CFM blower door test results. Naturally what I meant to type was that I have a CO detector.

    Ironically,...
  25. Yes, I agree, but it won't be an issue in this...

    Yes, I agree, but it won't be an issue in this application.

    If I installed a PAV, Iíd only use the PAVís thermostat (summer) and deactivate the PAVís humidistat (winter). I have no issue with...
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