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    Something as mundane as an HVAC filter has this...

    Something as mundane as an HVAC filter has this southern boy fired up. Why didn't I do this in...1993? Gah
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    Belivably, unbelivable

    I've seen it too.
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    Unbelivable Airflow

    I've always used 1" pleated filters, until I got 2 Honeywells (4/5" respectively). The T-stat read 76*, installed the filters and turned the system on. In only 15 minutes, the T-stat read at its set...
  4. Got that right

    #majorhvacinvestment
  5. Finally broke down and purchased 2 Honeywell 4" and 5" Return Grille Filters

    Both were <$ but I'm hoping they make up in convince and better air flow than those 1" pleats I've been using.
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    I will post this afternoon after work. Thx ahead....

    I will post this afternoon after work. Thx ahead. This website is the bomb
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    This has been on my HVAC bucket list for a while....

    This has been on my HVAC bucket list for a while. Mine is a &#*^%$(* White Rodgers. Junk. Have had problems setting the program to come on.
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    Wow, that's alot of info. Gonna copy and save...

    Wow, that's alot of info. Gonna copy and save this. Still, this information is gold (to me) Shophound wins post of the millineum award
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    Will do

    he's supposed to return my call tomorrow and gonna schedule an inspection and get some surge protection installed
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    Huge thx to all that replied. Hit the main brkr,...

    Huge thx to all that replied. Hit the main brkr, and back on....bada bang....air.....beautiful lovely A/C....for a good sleepin night. Until the thunder shook the house at 1: 33 am.................
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    Thx much

    I will demand that he do that, when he comes out for inspection/cleaning this fall.
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    Did that but will try it again

    Did that but will try it again
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    nothing at the compressor level, the indoor fan...

    nothing at the compressor level, the indoor fan runs...but blows warm/humid air...
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    wILL DO. Compressor off at the unit, waiting an...

    wILL DO. Compressor off at the unit, waiting an hour.
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    If this diagnoses is right, this will be the 3rd...

    If this diagnoses is right, this will be the 3rd one needed in 3 years. F-WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Need help ASAP

    2 severe T'storms in an hour, power blinked but didn't go off. Fan runs, outside compressor does not turn on. A/C ran great until storms came thru. Flip the main power switch to outside...
  17. Thiinking of upgrading to 4" filter grilles instead of 1". Question for pros

    The consensus on the max MERV 1" filter from most pros is a MERV 8. I''ve followed this religiously w/my filter purchases for my Amana ASZ 18 HP.

    Now, I'm considering moving up the filter grilles...
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    What do you pros think of this?

    http://www.achrnews.com/articles/merv-13-filtration-at-one-half-the-pressure-drop
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    Good info

    We WILL begin using the vents for this summer. And yes, the vent to the outside fans were on my list for the next project for the home next spring. Still thanx alot
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    We don't use the bath vents b/c they're vented...

    We don't use the bath vents b/c they're vented directly into the attic and not to the outside of the home.
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    Everyone showers from 5:00-7:00 pm and of course...

    Everyone showers from 5:00-7:00 pm and of course the computer equipment is on and the plasma and 4 ppl. No, I don't have device to objectively measure indoor RH, but just how it feels. I think,...
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    We have a 3T unit, w/the AH it the attic. We have...

    We have a 3T unit, w/the AH it the attic. We have 1500 and change in sq ft. (cooled/heated)

    We run our ceiling fans like crazy,

    One thing, 2 teens and long showers do bump up the indoor RH....
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    Thank wahoo. Will do

    Thank wahoo. Will do
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    I think you might be onto something Shophound....

    I think you might be onto something Shophound. Now, my HP does remove a ton of water from the air. There's a 3 gal bucket it drips into outdoors. On warm but dry days the bucket remains relatively...
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    I run most time in: Hold Temp Never run the fan...

    I run most time in: Hold Temp
    Never run the fan unless its dead of winter or cool, dry fall day.

    It feels nice when the RH outdoors is low and it keeps a little air moving through the house....
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    I have a cheap-ass White-Rodgers, that screws up...

    I have a cheap-ass White-Rodgers, that screws up input settings when I go: Run Program. I really really hate the T-stat. I tells me nothing than temp, filter progress, and "energy" usage. BS
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    My T-stat has no humidity settings whatsoever, I...

    My T-stat has no humidity settings whatsoever, I doubt if it has on-demand dehumidyfiying
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    More good info, that's sounds reasonable. Yes,...

    More good info, that's sounds reasonable. Yes, humidity is well controlled so it might work for a 70* setback at bedtime, instead of 67*. That being said, we rarely run the heat in the winter, even...
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    It would be nice not to be so hot-natured as you....

    It would be nice not to be so hot-natured as you. Big time savings
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    We have: 1) more insulaton (blow in) in...

    We have: 1) more insulaton (blow in) in attic...R29 I blv
    2)New GLazed windows
    3) Shades over said windows.
    4) We participated in a TVA program and took care of 95% of air intrusions
    5) Our house...
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    8) Concerned as hell about energy bills.

    8) Concerned as hell about energy bills.
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    Is There a Consensus on T-Stat Setbacks

    1) Our home is well insulated and new windows and fairly well-shaded

    2) We have an Amana ASz-18 HP

    3) I set the T-stat to 78* during the day

    4) Around six, when all family members are done...
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    True

    But the better half would freak out if a fan was blocking the way on a ladder or suspended from the ceiling. But the info certainly helped. Mr Box fan is blowing as I type
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    Thanx Cain, Moto, and Been

    yep, its a minor question. But, I've been wanting to know the physics of this air movement thingy
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    6 of one; 1/2 dzn of the other????

    Before turning AC on, my office (computers etc) heats up pretty good. Its about 5* warmer than the adjacent room.

    To try "cool" the room or at least make it more bearable, I sat a box fan in the...
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    Help me w/an auto fan question

    2002 Tacoma, when the fan is on...it will suddenly emit a high-pitched squeal....like a very small, annoying mouse.

    The AC does not have to be on....

    It may start when the fan is turned or...
  37. Tried a vac

    got some of the surface dust.

    Took a couple of old toothbrushes to get the things totally clean.

    Much of the dust had adhered to the grilles
  38. Oh no, I change the filter monthly

    But cleaning 2 grille's takes a little labor and I'm sometimes a little lazy. But both are spic and span and a couple of low-resistant filters now in place. House cools down much faster. About <45...
  39. Does a Dirty Return Grille Decrease Air Flow

    Just wanted to know
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    Yeah, they'll stay in bout a month

    After that may do your suggestion. Or, may get the spun blue or green and go for it
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    Great

    Well, I can only hope this mid-low and low price filters also have a low resistance.
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    Numbers on Filtrete Pleated Filters

    Only 2 16x25's left at Wally World
    One was a "300" and the other "800"

    I guessin' they are MERV 3 and 8 respectively, yes?
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    +1

    Bet I wind up doing this. This has gotten old.
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    Tell Me What I'm Doing Wrong

    White Rodgers T-stat

    When I run the "Run Program" menu, I set the button for "Hold Temp" through the 4 time slots.

    EVERY single time, during the 2nd or 3rd time slot the "Run Fan" always comes...
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    Thx Mark and 527

    perhaps this might help someone else too.
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    Bleach and Compressor

    Gonna wash the house's siding w/bleach this summer. Problem: compressor is right on the drip line.

    Will bleach damage the coils/fins or innerds of the unit? Thx
  47. Currently

    its in the mud room w/the dryer and washer. Very very warm in summer, Nice to chilly in our MS winter.

    What I'm asking, would consider putting one in your respective homes?
  48. Pros: Would You Put a Hybrid HP Water Heater in Your Home?

    Know what you know about equipment.

    I know conventional HWH aren't what they used to be.

    I know the cost of a tankless is prohibitive for me..right now.

    Been reading good and bad about...
  49. I know

    gonna have to find another local Amana/Goodman contractor
  50. Wow You're Right

    Doubt if my contractor is still in business by that time...wait, what year is it now?
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