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    Ask friends and family, Angieslist, Google. ...

    Ask friends and family, Angieslist, Google. It's a very low percentage in my area that go to manufacturers site. Most don't recognize hvac brand names but 1 or 2. Usually Lennox and Trane. The...
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    Maybe they don't want to pay to be listed on the...

    Maybe they don't want to pay to be listed on the manufacturer site. I know very few people who look at manufacturer site to find a contractor.
  3. With the solar panel, its rated at 32 seer,...

    With the solar panel, its rated at 32 seer, without 17.
  4. Try this. ...

    Try this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSLbpAwibg
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    First thing I would do it ask your friends or ...

    First thing I would do it ask your friends or family for a recommendation of an hvac company they have used with success and have that person out to give you a quote. If that doesn't work, maybe...
  6. I doubt you'll be able to find a coil for it. You...

    I doubt you'll be able to find a coil for it. You might, but from the 80s and it being a Trane, good luck. Unless the fan has some funky brackets welded to it, its just a motor. A 3.5 ton is just...
  7. Thread: All electric

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    That's what I was wondering about the method of...

    That's what I was wondering about the method of heating. So you have natural gas in close proximity to your house. If you were stuck with a heat pump and no gas, I'd just stay like it is. I'd think...
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    I guess shooting up 108% is pretty high. What...

    I guess shooting up 108% is pretty high. What does that translate to in actual dollar amount? Did it go up $50, $100, $200? What is your plan for a heating source? Propane? Paying for a natural...
  9. Thread: All electric

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    So what are you heating and cooling your home...

    So what are you heating and cooling your home with now? I'm confused, in the first post you need everything and in another one you said you needed a different heating and cooling system. Just...
  10. But with it being colder this year, he's going to...

    But with it being colder this year, he's going to have longer run times on a larger or fully functioning heat strip package than it being warmer and running shorter times with less KW pulling....
  11. What was the KW of the old heat strips and what...

    What was the KW of the old heat strips and what is the KW of the new heat strips. Maybe they put larger ones in using more power. Maybe the old heat strips weren't using all the KW's, possible 5 KW...
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    Conditioning outside air

    I need a good source for the importance of conditioning outside air. I posted in residential about a trailer job I did where the fresh air duct was placed above the evaporator coil on a downflow...
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    While I'm not familiar with how the various...

    While I'm not familiar with how the various brands handle online sales and really don't care too. If somebody wants to buy one online and have me install it, I'll quote them a price, they either...
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    Has anything else been done to the house in the...

    Has anything else been done to the house in the last year? Siding, insulation, windows? Did they do anything else other than install a furnace at that time? It's a pressure thing, not a furnace...
  15. The reason why manufacturing was shipped overseas...

    The reason why manufacturing was shipped overseas to cheap labor and hotels, motels and restaurants hired cheap labor is because we as Americans do not want to pay a lot for our radios from WalMart...
  16. I'd get them to seal up all the ducts and start...

    I'd get them to seal up all the ducts and start using the emergency heat for now. Did you not get the house inspected before buying it? If you did and the problems are very obvious, you might have...
  17. I think the general consensus at the very minimum...

    I think the general consensus at the very minimum is a bypass damper to mitigate some of the noise. But the chances of you getting something perfect with what you have isn't going to happen unless...
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    Not sure about that statement. Most live life...

    Not sure about that statement. Most live life higher on the hog than they can afford. I've got a customer that's a doctor. He told me his overhead before he makes any money is $50K a month. ...
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    The first thing I always do when something like...

    The first thing I always do when something like this happens is get out the installation manual and read every single page there is regarding installation and setup. I've found that 90% of the time,...
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    So what does he have? A package unit for cooling...

    So what does he have? A package unit for cooling and a furnace inside for heating? I'll guess it uses different ductwork??
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    Could be many things too numerous to tell from...

    Could be many things too numerous to tell from afar. Call a pro.
  22. I think that is the noise it is supposed to make....

    I think that is the noise it is supposed to make. I took a class on it and was told the unit will make some peculiar noises when it's the coldest out, which is usually the middle of the night. That...
  23. If it's new to Trane or anybody else. I'd wait a...

    If it's new to Trane or anybody else. I'd wait a year for them to iron out bugs. You don't want to be their guinea pig.
  24. Where do you live? It's real benefit is for...

    Where do you live? It's real benefit is for heating. You can run the heat pump more efficient at lower temperatures. It is one expensive machine to be living in a predominantly cooling climate and...
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    I'm not sure what a D switch is. Nobody can...

    I'm not sure what a D switch is. Nobody can really help you here unless they are standing there beside the a/c. Call out a professional to assess the issue and provide a solution. While they're...
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