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    I read the tech specs and they indicated a max...

    I read the tech specs and they indicated a max temp of 160F exiting the unit was acceptable so I guess you are right! Airflow seems it be adequate.
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    Also forgot to add I can't keep my hand on the...

    Also forgot to add I can't keep my hand on the supply duct without it hurting from the heat right above the unit. Is it just because this is more efficient?
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    Ya it had smooth head screws...a beast to say the...

    Ya it had smooth head screws...a beast to say the least.

    Edit: Sorry 'bout the $$$ I keep forgetting.
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    Ok so not sure how I should feel about this...

    Ok so not sure how I should feel about this install now....

    The very top of the supply side is not taped and as far as I can tell no joints used mastic. I really don't understand the return side,...
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    356951 Well stopped by today to look at the...

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    Well stopped by today to look at the removal and install, the techs aren't very happy with the salesman pushing a vertical highboy furnace where a lowboy used to sit. A lowboy was $ more he...
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    3rd contractor came and I believe is doing a heat...

    3rd contractor came and I believe is doing a heat calc because he measured and counted all the windows and which sides they were facing, etc...Being pretty thorough. It doesn't matter though.

    It...
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    So as I said the first contractor that red tagged...

    So as I said the first contractor that red tagged it. Gave me a 5 min quote and was out the door. He is using Armstrong.

    I was wrong about age, the furnace is from the late 60's I bet. '86 is when...
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    I called Essig and Hannaberry and will report...

    I called Essig and Hannaberry and will report back. My main concern is that I want the comfort issues solved as a plus when the house gets sold. Showing someone a house with a 70F downstairs but 60F...
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    They say they service Lehigh county so I'll give...

    They say they service Lehigh county so I'll give them a call. Thanks!
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    I know a little about HVAC(just enough to be...

    I know a little about HVAC(just enough to be dangerous I bet lol) and as it shuts down it rumbles and that is where his(more oil than needed) comment came in.

    The no-heat call it was actually the...
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    Need a pro in Allentown, PA

    My Grandma's house had a Bryant Model BN-35e warm air oil furnace installed in 86? I think. It is now been red tagged and for good reason. It is flowing more oil into the furnace than needed(tech's...
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    I wouldn't use wood framing I can tell you that!...

    I wouldn't use wood framing I can tell you that!

    So many better building materials that could support a HVAC efficient house.
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    Ya you definetly DON'T want a "free air" pipe...

    Ya you definetly DON'T want a "free air" pipe running into your house. Ask me how I know...

    What I couldn't fathom and it's relevant to your issue is why the need to cut an additional 3 holes in...
  14. Well I called the gas company and they won't give...

    Well I called the gas company and they won't give me specifics without the PO's approval I got some numbers.

    Avg. cost monthly $66
    Avg. winter bill over $200
    Avg. summer bill $20

    So it seems...
  15. I would love to have an annual usage basis but we...

    I would love to have an annual usage basis but we have only been in the house for 3 months.

    The HW is about 12 years old and it sits in the cold garage so it could use slightly more than needed....
  16. Your right it seems sized fine, house heats...

    Your right it seems sized fine, house heats quickly just these little quirks.

    2 car garage which above is the living room & master bedroom.

    first partial month bill was $50.15 .85410/CCF 40 CCF...
  17. About those "balancers" the one is missing on the...

    About those "balancers" the one is missing on the return side apon further inspection.

    I also found out some more info since the PO's saved everything. It was installed by *cringe* Sears. By what...
  18. I agree with Cynicx as our last apt was like his...

    I agree with Cynicx as our last apt was like his condo exp.

    Newly built in '07 so it is safe to assume insulation was used as much as possible considering 2" x 6" construction and sprinklers in...
  19. Update: Well I was wrong about the outside A/C...

    Update:

    Well I was wrong about the outside A/C it is an XR12. The casing is weather beat though. Like I said doesn't matter till summer although based on the below ground design I don't think...
  20. First Home=Time to care about energy usage.

    We just bought our first house this past winter. It is built in 1979, split level with 3 floors. Roughly 1900 sq. ft. including garage.

    So the heating is a Trane XR80, it has a Trane A/C I think...
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