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    You make a good point - I am not thrilled with...

    You make a good point - I am not thrilled with the idea of the utility messing with my system unless I can ensure that it can be done properly.

    For $120/yr I can live with an occasional 15 minutes...
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    Thank you - that thread links to another thread...

    Thank you - that thread links to another thread that gets into the details of how it should be installed. Now I just have to see if PECO will follow the proper procedure for connecting my system.
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    I just thought I'd bump this up once more. I...

    I just thought I'd bump this up once more. I haven't signed up yet, but I am inclined to do it soon so we will be ready this summer. Does anyone have any thoughts?
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    PECO Smart A/C Saver & Infinity

    Hello -

    My electric company, PECO, has a program where they install a device that allows them to turn off your AC compressor for 15 minutes during peak periods:


    See:...
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    As a consumer who was on the other end of this...

    As a consumer who was on the other end of this decision not long ago, I think this has been an interesting discussion. FWIW, I will share my experience and reasoning.

    I was definitely...
  6. Not at all? If it is purely informational, then...

    Not at all? If it is purely informational, then I don't care about it. I thought the system used this info to "anticipate" the cooling demand and/or to "learn" what it needs to maintain an even...
  7. Infinity outside temperature reading high

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    This is the first really hot weather we have had since my Infinity system was installed and I noticed that the system seems to be reading the outside temperature too high. I can't seem...
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    Thanks for the replies. It's good to hear that...

    Thanks for the replies. It's good to hear that there is more going on with the blower than just switching between those 3 speeds. Of course whatever it does, it seems to give good results so that...
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    FWIW, my old furnace was a similar Carrier only...

    FWIW, my old furnace was a similar Carrier only it was 120K in/ 100K out. My new 95% is only 60K and it works great. I had a hard time getting someone who would do the manual J calculation...
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    Thanks for your response, but I don't think I...

    Thanks for your response, but I don't think I follow what you are saying. I know that I can select one of the 3 continuous fan speeds. What I want to know is does the ICS select from one of those...
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    Carrier Infinity ICS Blower question

    Hello -

    Does the blower on the Infinity ICS furnace operate like a 3 speed in normal operation or does the blower speed 'continuously' change when it is actively heating? Their web site it lists...
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    So the blower speed does change with the firing...

    So the blower speed does change with the firing rate? I seem to recall getting a quote and being told that the fan can be set/adjusted to any rate, but once it is set the system runs on either one...
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    Unfortunately, you are almost certainly correct...

    Unfortunately, you are almost certainly correct because that is way the world actually works, I just happen to think it isn't the way that it should work. Tipping for personal services ( waiters,...
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    So are you are implying that an HVAC mechanic is...

    So are you are implying that an HVAC mechanic is paid a substandard wage and should reasonably expect to make up the difference in tips?

    I don't think we are going to see eye to eye on this, so...
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    Wow, it would never even occur to me to tip an...

    Wow, it would never even occur to me to tip an HVAC installer, a plumber, an auto mechanic or any other skilled trademan. Not that I don't think they would appreciate the gesture (or maybe even the...
  16. Thread: Actual Cost?

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    Hello - I am just a guy with a relatively new...

    Hello -

    I am just a guy with a relatively new heater in his house, but my system is very similar to what you are considering installing. FWIW, in my area I was surprised to find that a Carrier...
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    It is gas and it is swapping an existing system...

    It is gas and it is swapping an existing system for a higher efficiency system. Of course the furnace will be a direct vent. Is that like for like? The lead installer seems to be a stickler for...
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    Thanks much for the replies. It did occur to me...

    Thanks much for the replies. It did occur to me that it was at least good that they told me about it - better to do it now than later.

    As for the permit, the contract said they would take care...
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    Last minute water heater venting switch

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    I signed an agreement for a 90%+ furnace and a direct vent water heater, but now the installer says that there isn't enough room to do it to code. His solution is to go with a standard...
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