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    only way to know is www.ahridirectory.com or the...

    only way to know is www.ahridirectory.com or the manufacturers' website spec sheets. Air handlers don't have a SEER rating but do affect system rating.
  2. Thread: Btu

    by BaldLoonie
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    Brand? 2 stage furnaces on low vary on how low...

    Brand? 2 stage furnaces on low vary on how low 1st stage is.
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    If electric is free, packaged heat pumps on the...

    If electric is free, packaged heat pumps on the roof likely make the most sense. Or if the roof isn't strong enough, could put them on the ground or use split systems.
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    If the consumer didn't hammer for the lowest...

    If the consumer didn't hammer for the lowest priced product, some of this wouldn't happen. They don't care if they are costing jobs, they just want the lowest priced furnace. Until that attitude...
  5. There's the key. We find that usually the duct...

    There's the key. We find that usually the duct system is undersized for what you have. So if you increase capacity 33%, you likely need 40% more supply, return, and grille capacity. Plus a fat media...
  6. I do not trust a factory charge. Any unit should...

    I do not trust a factory charge. Any unit should be carefully checked in warm weather using superheat or subcool as appropriate. I've seen too many units with long linesets not need juice and other...
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    Where are you located? What are local gas &...

    Where are you located? What are local gas & electric costs?
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    Lotsa trouble with Costa Rica pressure switches....

    Lotsa trouble with Costa Rica pressure switches. Newest part #, which escapes me, is Honeywell from Mexico. Talk to your supplier.
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    Looks great. Who makes that?

    Looks great. Who makes that?
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    Smaller AS/Trane splits want 3/8 x 5/8. We will...

    Smaller AS/Trane splits want 3/8 x 5/8. We will run that if we can change the lines. Don't want our tech rep chewing us out if we need to call him for advice should something go wrong :D
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    Knock on simulated wood, we haven't had one leak...

    Knock on simulated wood, we haven't had one leak yet.
  12. Somebody needs to get the timer off if you are on...

    Somebody needs to get the timer off if you are on a 2 stage stat.

    It ramps up more slowly than a PSC motor but as has been pointed out, too slow and the furnace will limit out. It will speed up a...
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    We have not had a complaint about the Sensi...

    We have not had a complaint about the Sensi though haven't had much cooling use from it. A few employees have it, my Sis has one, sold a dozen or so mostly 2 stage gas & single stage A/C.
  14. Put it out to pasture! It's a relic. You don't...

    Put it out to pasture! It's a relic. You don't drive a 57 Edsel do you? :D
  15. Graphics or wrap coming?

    Graphics or wrap coming?
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    jacksonsystems.com

    jacksonsystems.com
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    We normally use Jackson's Z600 but did just put a...

    We normally use Jackson's Z600 but did just put a HW 432 in the bosses house since it would stage the gas backup on a dual fuel job where the Z600 couldn't. Hard to beat Jackson's service and they do...
  18. Honeywell Vision Pro or Prestige with Redlink and...

    Honeywell Vision Pro or Prestige with Redlink and Honeywell's wireless remote. Can either use the temp that the wall thermostat detects or the temp the remote detects.
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    Crimped heat exchangers are leaky, that's the way...

    Crimped heat exchangers are leaky, that's the way they are made. A small crack isn't going to hurt anything. A clean burning furnace will likely put out less than 10 PPM in the FLUE, I don't believe...
  20. Ecobee3 is pretty sharp. Lots of runtime...

    Ecobee3 is pretty sharp. Lots of runtime statistics that Honeywell doesn't offer.
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    Not giving you a model # without a contract is...

    Not giving you a model # without a contract is like going to a car dealer and not knowing whether you get a Lexus or a Toyota til you sign.
  22. Can't see much of job but drip leg on gas line is...

    Can't see much of job but drip leg on gas line is wrong. How did you size? Don't care about a warranty?
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    Don't know why you aren't getting answers. What...

    Don't know why you aren't getting answers. What do you have for control of this beast now? Is it a standard thermostat? Many I-Paks are on VAV duct systems so wouldn't have a conventional 24v...
  24. Rheem 80 goes horizontal too. What a mess!

    Rheem 80 goes horizontal too. What a mess!
  25. And prepare for a hike in your electric bill...

    And prepare for a hike in your electric bill :gah: but I think it will work too.
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    I removed history & cookies yesterday and didn't...

    I removed history & cookies yesterday and didn't get the warning anymore. This morning it is back :(
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    Sounds like either the outdoor motor is failing...

    Sounds like either the outdoor motor is failing or the run capacitor is bad. Have the tech back and see what the skinny is.
  28. LP, another name for propane. There are some...

    LP, another name for propane. There are some differences but the names tend to be used interchangeably. You would NOT have to change out the heat pump in order to have a good system. Just take the...
  29. I'd just keep the heat pump you have and get the...

    I'd just keep the heat pump you have and get the gas furnace of your choosing. Personally I'd prefer the EL296. Trane makes great heat pumps and while it is 13 SEER, that's certainly not low...
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    Model #s? Look at all the specs carefully. What...

    Model #s? Look at all the specs carefully. What is the efficiency? 13 SEER? 27 SEER? How well does the sucker heat? I know you don't get cold like we do but the Mitsubishi Hyper Heat is amazing in...
  31. We're stashed on 22 for a few more years. Gonna...

    We're stashed on 22 for a few more years. Gonna get expensive when we go out, recover what we think is 22 and it is an alternative. The recovery companies will charge $$$ the bucks instead of paying...
  32. kdean, I thought an Ohio boy would be familiar...

    kdean, I thought an Ohio boy would be familiar with the Williamson 5 in 1. You must be a young'en. They had gas, oil & electric furnaces with built in EACs and humidifiers.
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    I'm not sure what a 1241 is. The 374-1100 is a...

    I'm not sure what a 1241 is. The 374-1100 is a nice stat though unless they changed it, you have to be in auto changeover mode to have the program on. We had them in our office and sometimes that...
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    That old heap should have a L4064 fan limit...

    That old heap should have a L4064 fan limit switch. Probably went bad.
  35. Gotta tell you a story about that Magic Chef...

    Gotta tell you a story about that Magic Chef lowboy TEK posted. Went to sales call, old lady had one of them. SPOTLESS. HS18 Lennox A/C. Place was a sauna, no airflow. EAC spotless, wheel the same. I...
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    RBHC is a PSC motor as I recall.

    RBHC is a PSC motor as I recall.
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    Running nonstop is better than cycling. When do...

    Running nonstop is better than cycling. When do you get the best gas mileage in your car... flooring it between stoplights or gentle driving making lights?

    Running nonstop is lots more comfy too!
  38. Few units come with emergency heat relays. They...

    Few units come with emergency heat relays. They were to override outdoor thermostats which nobody uses these days.
  39. That house is a beauty. Wonder what they have for...

    That house is a beauty. Wonder what they have for a boiler?
  40. Somethin' fishy with that 410 talk.

    Somethin' fishy with that 410 talk.
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    Scratch the Truesteam. 600 works great.

    Scratch the Truesteam. 600 works great.
  42. If you want to reverse things, have a new furnace...

    If you want to reverse things, have a new furnace installed. Blowing down then expecting air to smoothly turn 180 up to the attic doesn't work well. Plus that furnace is getting some years on it,...
  43. Thread: duel fuel

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    Skip the 103 kit, that's old technology. The...

    Skip the 103 kit, that's old technology. The Vision Pro is the way to go, use the outdoor thermistor to shut off the pump in cold weather.
  44. 10 cents is a good price. High SEER won't pay you...

    10 cents is a good price. High SEER won't pay you back in any reasonable timeframe but some say get it anyway. We rarely sell over 14 and nobody complains about their cooling bills.

    Like wahoo...
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    Most modern stats are a combo of temp and logic,...

    Most modern stats are a combo of temp and logic, tracking how fast the room temp is responding to set temp. If it looks like Y1 and Y2 are keeping it comfy, the stat is less likely to bring on backup...
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    We have 1341 reviews with 95% As, 0% Ds and 1%...

    We have 1341 reviews with 95% As, 0% Ds and 1% Fs! Super Service 15 straight years. Sorry, doubt we serve your area. Attic furnaces are rare here luckily! I think the list looks more at stuff...
  47. Thread: Goodman

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    Wow, guess Goodman installers can do a great job!...

    Wow, guess Goodman installers can do a great job! Keep it up, your helping Harold's reputation!
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    The quality of the installation is the most...

    The quality of the installation is the most important thing. How did they all arrive at 4 ton? Cuz that's what you have or did they do a load calculation and see what is RIGHT?

    #1. That's a...
  49. Far as I know, only Bryant/Carrier and the...

    Far as I know, only Bryant/Carrier and the Goodman H models stage with logic. Goodman's manual for the non H models flat out say for best performance use a 2 stage stat. Even with logic comfort can't...
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    They are quiet units. They just do some...

    They are quiet units. They just do some "interesting" things in the controls but seem to work. We have a customer with one, did some scratching of the old bald head trying to figure out how they have...
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