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    Resurrecting my original thread - we've had the...

    Resurrecting my original thread - we've had the Infinity system for nearly 5 years now and it has worked great, keeping humidity down in the house and keeping it cool (besides when my wife or kids...
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    Oh, the operating temperature only refers to the...

    Oh, the operating temperature only refers to the dehumidifier running - so the fan can run no matter the temperature of the air coming through the unit. Yes, you are correct about the humidity...
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    I got two quotes to sprayfoam the underside of...

    I got two quotes to sprayfoam the underside of the roof and turn the attic into conditioned space a few years ago. There did not seem to be any return on investment of thousands of dollars. Our...
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    OK, so let's say it is 20 degrees outside and the...

    OK, so let's say it is 20 degrees outside and the return temp is 65 degrees. If the device is pulling in 80 CFM from outside and 140 CFM from inside, that would give the machine a mixed temperature...
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    Thanks for the quick reply, TB. The...

    Thanks for the quick reply, TB. The dehumidification function would be great. However, all of the Ultra-Aires note that the inlet temperature needs to be 49F Min, 95F Max - so in wintertime, I...
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    Update: I finally had my HVAC contractor out...

    Update:

    I finally had my HVAC contractor out to the house. He proposes putting an ERV in the attic - the Ultra-Aire he noted (correctly) that it is not designed to be in unconditioned space. His...
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    Excellent; thank you for the detailed response! ...

    Excellent; thank you for the detailed response! I can see how a dehumidifier will provide superior performance over an ERV in the times with high RH and no cooling load (saving on our AC running,...
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    @Chris - sorry; I put it in the "controls"...

    @Chris - sorry; I put it in the "controls" section as I thought asking specific questions about a control would be allowed. Did not mean to go awry of the rules. Thanks for moving the thread.

    -...
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    Whoops; I had that backwards. The analog T6169...

    Whoops; I had that backwards. The analog T6169 is the one installed. The digital one is the 6575A.
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    Thermostat for convector unit

    My mother-in-law just moved into a condo (built 1976) that has convectors. We need to move one of the thermostats to place a wall unit for a flat screen TV; however, she is not happy with the...
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    ERV add on for Carrier Infinity system

    We have a Carrier Infinity system, installed a little over 3 years ago. 80% furnace, 3 ton. It has been working great - the continuous fan has really helped the comfort level in our house, and the...
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    My parent's system is set up that way - it is...

    My parent's system is set up that way - it is nice for them as they only need to change filters once a year (not terribly accessible in an attic). Unfortunately we do not have space in our basement...
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    Our electric bill is pretty low relatively for...

    Our electric bill is pretty low relatively for our house size. When we replaced the HVAC system 2 1/2 years ago with the Infinity, our installer did add a return as he calculated we didn't have...
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    @Gunnery Sergeant Hartman - got a good deal on a...

    @Gunnery Sergeant Hartman - got a good deal on a box of 4 filters. Didn't seem substantially different than the Honeywell and the MERV ratings seemed similar based on what I could find that...
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    @gasguy - they are 16x25x4 filters.

    @gasguy - they are 16x25x4 filters.
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    @skippedover - I do not "need" that level of...

    @skippedover - I do not "need" that level of filtration. It is only a matter of "as long as, might as well" - as long as I'm getting new filters, might as well get the best ones to clean the air in...
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    Filter pressure drop question

    I have a Carrier Infinity system and was using Honeywell MERV 12 filters without much of an issue, lasting about 6 months. I switched to Filtrete 1550 (16x25x4) and got a "dirty filter" notice on...
  18. Actually, my HVAC contractor had me engage the...

    Actually, my HVAC contractor had me engage the Aeroseal contractor directly so he wouldn't have to put any markup on their work. Since we did so much work at once (replaced entire system with...
  19. We did Aeroseal when we replaced our entire...

    We did Aeroseal when we replaced our entire system and added a new supply line. Less for energy efficiency, more for comfort as the supply air wasn't reaching the end of the duct runs. That was...
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    So, really, y'all do not recommend going this...

    So, really, y'all do not recommend going this route?

    My mother-in-law's old compressor gave out - she has one of those home warranty things and the tech declared the 25 year old compressor dead. ...
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    CFLs are much different than a traditional...

    CFLs are much different than a traditional florescent light. A CFL has a ballast built into the base - while a traditional florescent has it integrated in the wiring of the fixture. The...
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    Heater?

    How do you know if you have a crankcase heater? I have a Carrier Infinity 24ANA7 compressor and I see nothing in the installer instructions about a heater.
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    Outdoor compressor shutoff for winter?

    I was cruising Consumer Reports and saw this blog posting for fall maintenance.

    http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2010/11/from-facebook-fall-into-winter-checklist.html

    One of the items on...
  24. I just talked to my installer. He said that with...

    I just talked to my installer. He said that with bypass humidifiers they specifically use cold water line as bypass waste a lot of water. He said typically they use 10 gallons of water for every...
  25. Looks easy enough to connect a new saddle valve...

    Looks easy enough to connect a new saddle valve to the hot water line and use compression fittings to connect it to the existing copper line to the humidifier. Guess that will be this weekend's...
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