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  1. Replacement of system to help with dehumidifcation and temp shifts

    Hello,

    I have a question regarding replacing my current HVAC equipment. Below is a breakdown of my current system /setup.


    Rheem 2 Ton 13 SEER w. 45k BTU 80% efficiency horizontal flow...
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    Sounds like a remote installation is the way to...

    Sounds like a remote installation is the way to go so now my only question is regarding the circuit/control board on the furnace. Are these things easy to work with or read?
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    I was hoping that the lower level Aprilaire 500...

    I was hoping that the lower level Aprilaire 500 would be able to supply enough humidity to supply the entire house but so far that hasn't been the case. At very best my upper level humidity levels...
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    Whole House Humidifier

    Hello,

    I have some questions about having a HVAC humidifier installed. In live in a three story house (basement, first and second floor) with one HVAC system servicing my basement and first floor...
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    udarrell, Yes, all the ducts that I describe...

    udarrell,

    Yes, all the ducts that I describe in my previous post are all located on the second floor with the 2 ton unit. You mention that I should leave my ducts alone. Is this because no...
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    Tony0945, Thanks for the advise. I really...

    Tony0945,

    Thanks for the advise. I really wish I had purchased HVAC-Calc before I replaced my basement AC because I went from a 2 ton to a 2.5 ton thinking that it had to service a larger area...
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    Hey Tony0945, My basement level is half the...

    Hey Tony0945,

    My basement level is half the size of the first floor because half the space is allocated to my garage. As for the humidity levels, I tend to find them higher than I would like...
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    HVAC Calc

    Hello,

    Has anyone ever used an application called HVAC-Calc? I recently purchased this app and inputted all my info and it told me that for my entire house, about 2,000 sq ft located in Bergen...
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    Beenthere, it's so easy to see that you know your...

    Beenthere, it's so easy to see that you know your trade very well! Thanks for the advise. I wish you serviced my area!!!

    I'm going to print out your comment and have it handy from when I talk...
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    Thanks Beenthere! I called the guy up and...

    Thanks Beenthere!

    I called the guy up and he's going to come by today (hopefully) to add some more freon and then he's going to schedule a time with me next week to check the system for a leak. ...
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    Guys, I'm back to having some serious AC...

    Guys,

    I'm back to having some serious AC issues, this time with upstairs unit. Yesterday I had my system off for a couple of hours and when I turned it back on I noticed that it took several...
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    Thanks for the breakdown. I'll leave it up to...

    Thanks for the breakdown. I'll leave it up to the pros to determine if my coil needs to be cleaned.

    As for adding additional returns, I ideally would like to add additional returns in each of...
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    What's does pd, SH and SC mean? Can any of these...

    What's does pd, SH and SC mean? Can any of these things be done by the standard home owner?

    Also, I'm thinking about expanding the size of my return register byself (times are getting wrough)...
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    Pstu, You're correct. The Weatherking model...

    Pstu,

    You're correct. The Weatherking model servicing my upstairs level is a 2 ton unit and I only have 1 return grill which is about 25" x 18".

    As for evidence the unit is be restricted.......
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    Can anyone recommend a good disposable filter? ...

    Can anyone recommend a good disposable filter?

    As for the blower speed. I told my new installer about the multiple speeds and he told me that he doesn't want to lower the speed because cool air...
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    Great. Thanks for the explaination on the...

    Great. Thanks for the explaination on the negative pressure thing. I thought I was helping out my system by cooling the area it was installed in but now I see I could have been doing myself a...
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    I did get pleated 3M filters (model 1700). ...

    I did get pleated 3M filters (model 1700). Questions, what does it mean to cause negative pressure and is there any easy way to tell if its causing it? As for its being isolated from the rest of...
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    Some more questions regarding high humidity...

    Some more questions regarding high humidity levels.

    I was recently told by my new HVAC guy that the original installer never installed filters in either of my units (he actually left the...
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    Oh... okay! I must have misunderstood. I'll...

    Oh... okay! I must have misunderstood. I'll leave my thermostat to "auto".

    Thanks,
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    Thanks for the info. I'll have my new HVAC guy...

    Thanks for the info. I'll have my new HVAC guy take a look at my ducts to see if any air is leaking and if he could slow down the blower. He can probably do this when he installs the dampers the...
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    AC Usage & Humidity

    I recently posted an issue I was having with my AC in this forum and received A LOT of great help/advice so I have another question. During the warmer months when people use their A/C's, isn't the...
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    I Finally Have Ac

    :)Well after several months of being jerked around by my builder's HVAC guy I finally had enough and hired an outside contractor who got my AC working and you'll never guess what was causing all my...
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    Registers

    Just to clear something up. My upstairs registers are only connected to the attic HVAC system and both the top and bottom registers only throw out hot or cold air all at once. The concept was that...
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    Once again, thank you all for all the useful...

    Once again, thank you all for all the useful info. Hopefully I'll get this issue resolved sometime in the near future and once I do I'll be sure to pass along the information on what it took to get...
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    Its funny that you say that because I was on the...

    Its funny that you say that because I was on the phone with another HVAC tech and when I told him that the light was a solid green he told me that he wouldn't know where to start. Is it just mean or...
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    Here are some pics of the supply register in my...

    Here are some pics of the supply register in my hallway as well as the multiple registers in my bedrooms.

    I also wanted to let you guys know that I turned on the unit responsible for my first...
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    beenthere, I have one return for the attic unit...

    beenthere, I have one return for the attic unit which is located in my second floor hallway. I have two returns for my basement unit. One of the returns is located on my main floor near the...
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    Shophound, all the registers in the various rooms...

    Shophound, all the registers in the various rooms are supply registers. I was told that in the summer I'm suppose to open the top registers and close the bottom. In the winters its visa versa. As...
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    Model Number & Some Pics

    Sorry for the delay in posting the model number of my units... I haven't been home much considering my AC is not working and its been warm these past couple of days. The model number for my outdoor...
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    Thank you for all your advice

    So here's the latest story. The HVAC tech called me and told me that he added freon to my upstairs unit and that all is fine now. As for my basement unit, he believes that something is clogging the...
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    The saga continues... I just spoke to the HVAC...

    The saga continues... I just spoke to the HVAC contractor who's at my house for the fifth time in the past three weeks trying to get my AC working. He told me that my system was low on freon (which...
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    If I'm not mistaken the furnance in the basement...

    If I'm not mistaken the furnance in the basement is a 45k BTU unit and the one in the attic is 75k BTU. I checked my outdoor units but don't see anything that reads "tons", etc. I'll post the exact...
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    Thank you all for such great info and I'll try to...

    Thank you all for such great info and I'll try to answer some of the questions asked.

    Unit installed in the basement:
    ...
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    I_Bend_Metal, I estimate the square footage to...

    I_Bend_Metal,

    I estimate the square footage to be around the following;

    Basement - 500sq ft (laundry area / family room)
    First Floor - 750sq ft (kitchen, powder room, dining / living room)...
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    I have tried turning on my unit a couple of hours...

    I have tried turning on my unit a couple of hours before getting home but that really hasn't helped much because it's taking longer than two hours to get to a comfortable temp. I'll request that the...
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    Homeowner in need of technical advice

    Hi,

    I recently purchased a newly constructed home in Bergen county NJ and am having nothing but problems with my entire HVAC system (heat and cool). I have a split gas forced hot air funance / AC...
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