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    Thanks for the help! No shame in helping others!

    Thanks for the help! No shame in helping others!
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    Thanks...I will keep looking.

    Thanks...I will keep looking.
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    Homeowner here, but dealing with similar issues...

    Homeowner here, but dealing with similar issues as you are.

    Opening a window will bring in dust, etc. You can actually purchase window filters for just this purpose. check out ......
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    Merv 8 vs. Merv 11

    Hi all!
    I have a question about filters and Merv ratings.

    I have been using a Merv 8 filter. The filter box installed actually holds a 4" filter not 5" which is more common to find. The only...
  5. Makes perfect sense...right now it is a stagnant...

    Makes perfect sense...right now it is a stagnant pool when the blower is off and a humidifier when the blower is on.:eek:
    It is a boxed coil, does this mean the entire air handler needs to be...
  6. An update...the system installer was out...

    An update...the system installer was out today....sprayed the coil with a cleaner to see if it helps. It may have given some relief. "Debris" has been washing off the coil down the condensate line....
  7. Really appreciate all replies.....i know you take...

    Really appreciate all replies.....i know you take time out of your own busy schedules and really do appreciate it.

    A couple of things from the previous posts got me analyzing.....
    the past 3 days...
  8. Does a coil need to be installed in such a way to...

    Does a coil need to be installed in such a way to help it slope to drain properly? Or is it inherent in the design?

    I noticed water in the drain pain that looked as if it could never drain,...
  9. This piece of info on the coated coil is keeping...

    This piece of info on the coated coil is keeping my hopes up for salvaging my system. As have read, "something" caused this to begin with, and wish I knew the something so as to fix it.
    ...
  10. pstu....I agree with a well dehumidified...

    pstu....I agree with a well dehumidified environment is like none other....76 and 45% is really comfortable.

    Currently running an old stand alone with fan on ON and it is helping to keep home...
  11. This is another baffling/frustrating point. I...

    This is another baffling/frustrating point. I have received a few different views. Our last service call to a well-reputed HVAC company was for a coil cleaning, but they said it is "not done much...
  12. The blower door test was whole house, and it was...

    The blower door test was whole house, and it was done right after the new system was installed. The house leakage rate was one of the best they had seen (pretty tight house) and they detected some...
  13. skippe Thank you for your reply, and your...

    skippe

    Thank you for your reply, and your optimism.
    I am going to print out this info and share it with my installer who is due here on Fri am.
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    hey diamonds....i feel for you, I really...

    hey diamonds....i feel for you, I really do.....living it right along with you. I posted my rant on the Residential forum to see if i could get a collection of thoughts before my dealer comes out...
  15. Getting ready to CHUCK my 4 yr old Am Std

    The basics...

    Am Std 3 1/2 ton 13 seer w/Comfort R.
    Manual J said on border btween 3/12 and 4 ton, opted for 3 1/2 for longer run times for humidity control.
    Initially had POOR humidity control...
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    Yes, this is a very informative discussion. ...

    Yes, this is a very informative discussion. Thank you.
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    Thanks Jabs. This is great. Now I know exactly...

    Thanks Jabs. This is great. Now I know exactly what to expect.
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    Best Way to detect supply leak

    What are the best ways our tech can detect a supply leak in between the
    1st and 2nd floor?

    Most of the ducting in the house is through the attic, but one of the ducts (yep it's flex duct)...
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    [QUOTE=breathe easy;1529821]Ok, 200 cfm per ton...

    [QUOTE=breathe easy;1529821]Ok, 200 cfm per ton or 700 cfm for the system.

    If we assume 8 foot ceilings in a 2,850 sq. foot home that would give you 1.84 air exchanges per hour. This is low. As...
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    breathe easy....Yes CFM. As I understand how...

    breathe easy....Yes CFM.

    As I understand how this works, my 3 1/2 ton system is set to push 400cfm/ton in the a/c mode. But when the a/c cycles off, with the fan set to the "on" position, the fan...
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    Allergies are also worse in our home. We have a...

    Allergies are also worse in our home. We have a 4 year old Amer std system and too suspect a foul coil. (there is a mild mildewy smell coming from it).

    As advised in other threads, we are...
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    What about those coils?

    Can you please expand upon why they are going to all aluminum coils? Especially as it relates to IAQ??
    Thank you!
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    Don't hesitate to run it at 350 cfm. i am a...

    Don't hesitate to run it at 350 cfm. i am a house wife and I adjust those switches all the time...at least I did until we had the humidistat installed, and cfm is 320....really good for...
  24. Heres the deal. We have a 2 nd story bedroom...

    Heres the deal. We have a 2 nd story bedroom with 3 exposed walls, cathedral ceiling and big windows. In the am it gets really hot so it is great having a dedicated run going to it from the a/c. ...
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    portlander.... you should do better than that...

    portlander....

    you should do better than that
    2 ton a/c for 2900 sq ft does not sound big enough
    we have 2 story 2850 sq ft and have 3 1/2 ton....could have gone 4 ton
    as black Adder said, you...
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