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    Thank you guys! A couple follow-on questions so I...

    Thank you guys! A couple follow-on questions so I can learn more from your responses:

    - why seal the filter door? Mine does fit fairly tight and has material on the back of the door that I think...
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    Seeing mold inside air handler

    My Trane 2.5 ton XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler was installed 5 years ago. Today I was replacing my air filter and noticed a few drops of condensation had dropped onto the filter from...
  3. Humidity side, will the A/C come on when the fan...

    Humidity side, will the A/C come on when the fan starts up in Circ mode?
  4. How will Trane unit run with Fan = Circ and System = Cool?

    I have a Trane 2.5 ton XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler. Last year I had a mold inspection performed and was advised I had no major mold issue. But the odor I notice in the spring and fall...
  5. Should the installer have used some type of...

    Should the installer have used some type of standard block-off part or do they just stuff some wadding in there?
  6. Should these lines to Trane air handler be sealed off?

    I have an XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler inside. I was changing my air filter and noticed the accumulation of dust around these hose pass-thru holes and wondered if air was bypassing my...
  7. This is my plate. It says "Minimum" of 17...

    This is my plate. It says "Minimum" of 17 amps...so 220 * 17 = 3740 watts, right? And I haven't checked my air handler yet.
    ...
  8. What is startup and runnng load for my Trane unit?

    I have a Trane 2.5 ton XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler and am trying to determine the startup and running load for the air conditioning mode to assist me in sizing a generator. I do not...
  9. OK, I went and stood in front of my t-stat to...

    OK, I went and stood in front of my t-stat to make sure of what I'm reporting. Here is what happened:


    set to Fan = Auto, System = Heat and I'm on my regular daytime schedule
    t-stat made quiet...
  10. To clarify....I *do* hear a loud click on the...

    To clarify....I *do* hear a loud click on the rare occasions when the aux heat comes on. I usually her that kick in when I've bumped the heat up manually. But the click I'm talking about hearing that...
  11. I am confident it is not the aux heat kicking in....

    I am confident it is not the aux heat kicking in. I first thought it was that so would jump up and go look on the t-stat to see if it was running. Rarely does my aux heat kick in with this new unit. ...
  12. Trane air handler starting to make loud click

    I'm in year 2 of ownership of Trane 2.5 ton XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler. The past few months I've begun to notice a couple loud clicks from the air handler closet at various stages of...
  13. is this uv filter/scrubber meant to kill mold...

    is this uv filter/scrubber meant to kill mold that appears on the filter or meant to kill airborne mold passing through the air filter?
  14. Air handler filter has small black dots of mold on it

    Hi guys. This past year I switched from the cheap air filters to a mid-priced filter in the hopes of removing a bit more dust/etc from our air. I'm currently using a Flanders brand 20x20 'EnergyAire'...
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    I have been reading up on 'buying guides' at Home...

    I have been reading up on 'buying guides' at Home Depot and Lowes yet none of them recommend a specific type of filtration for limescale or calcium. Is that because the filters they carry do not...
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    Hard water stains?

    Hi all. I get these hazy white spots on my eating utensils, dishes, counters, etc. from wherever water drops dry. Is this what is meant by 'hard water stains'? Is there anything I can do about this...
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    But wouldn't there be a more noticeable stank in...

    But wouldn't there be a more noticeable stank in that bathroom? Thanks for the tip though as I never thought of that.
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    No, no ducts in the slab. I like that peppermint...

    No, no ducts in the slab. I like that peppermint trick. May try that.
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    I took the advice about the humidity. I shut the...

    I took the advice about the humidity. I shut the windows Sunday and turned on the A/C. We were expecting a hot week so seemed like a good time to do it. The humidity dropped 10% and the smell got a...
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    I am trying to get the point. Some of these...

    I am trying to get the point. Some of these things are new ideas to me. I like the idea of a fresh air stream but I feel like I will be working against my heat (in winter) or A/C (in summer). How do...
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    What do I look for? I've never noticed a damp...

    What do I look for? I've never noticed a damp spot in the house but have not done a hands-and-knees chack as you suggest. I will though. Am I simply sniffing for a wet/mildewy smell or feeling for...
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    My Trane heat pump thermostat says 70% humidity,...

    My Trane heat pump thermostat says 70% humidity, although we've had a steady week of rain. House temps have been right at where neither heat nor ac has been needed so I've left it off. I know that is...
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    So embarrassed by my stinky house

    This house had a weird stink when I bought it 13 years ago. The owner had all the windows open when I checked it out so I did not notice. But have lived with it since then. At times it is worse than...
  24. I did check the meter by plugging in other...

    I did check the meter by plugging in other devices. My coffeemaker drew ~ 900 watts and a small heater drew the right amount of watts too.

    I believe the fridge is only drawing that amount of...
  25. Kill A Watt meter and odd results for my refrigerator

    Got my new Kill A Watt (P3) meter in the mail the other day. Plugged in my fridge to see what my running wattage was. I could hear the motor running but it was only showing around 200 watts. I...
  26. I realize aux heat is for when the first stage...

    I realize aux heat is for when the first stage can't get the job done, but why isn't the first stage getting the job done? Should it be caked with ice on the coils? That doesn't sound right. My old...
  27. No, what is snowball? Seems like it is getting...

    No, what is snowball?

    Seems like it is getting worse. Unit just keeps running and running, cycling AUX heat on/off every few minutes. I don't understand why the unit won't shut off as I can feel...
  28. Last time I posted this concern I continued to...

    Last time I posted this concern I continued to further observe the situation and realized the outside coils were moderately frosted up and did not seem to clear up after the unit ran. I thought the...
  29. Trane TCONT800 Series Touch Screen

    Trane TCONT800 Series Touch Screen
  30. Thank you for your informative response. It is 22...

    Thank you for your informative response. It is 22 degrees here this morning, probably will get to 32 max.

    I am in Virginia.
    Outside air 22 right now.
    Design temperature (not sure what this...
  31. New Trane XL15i runs and runs despite reaching set temperature

    I had my new Trane 2.5 ton XL15i outside unit and 4TEE3F31 air handler installed last Spring. I'm now hitting some pretty cold weather (multi days below freezing). It seems the air handler and...
  32. My filters are clean and it looks like they did a...

    My filters are clean and it looks like they did a good job with the new trap they installed. It used to do it only when my A/C started to run, but would then stop after the first minute or so. Now it...
  33. Gurgling as air sucked back through condensation trap?

    My new XL15i Trane heat pump has died - it is some kind of pressurized solenoid they have to replace within the air handler. While here I asked the tech about the condensation/water noise I hear. I...
  34. A service tech finally showed up. He switched out...

    A service tech finally showed up. He switched out the transformer but the new transformer is making the same noise. He said this air handler is normally installed in an attic or basement where the...
  35. Contracter has missed two appointments to look at...

    Contracter has missed two appointments to look at the problem. This is one of the biggest HVAC firms in town, not some guy working out of his garage. Good thing I haven't paid for any of the work or...
  36. I just have a feeling the contractor is going to...

    I just have a feeling the contractor is going to say that this is within acceptable limits or something to avoid investing more time. What is the best way to approach the issue to acheive my goal of...
  37. Is this normal for the unit to emit a hum?

    Is this normal for the unit to emit a hum?
  38. New Trane air handler making loud electrical hum

    Today I had a new Trane system installed - 2.5 ton XL15i outside and 4TEE3F31 air handler inside. The air handler was running when they left and continued to run about an hour since they had the AC...
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    Gosh guys, I don't know. You are throwing options...

    Gosh guys, I don't know. You are throwing options at me that I don't know about and haven't been quoted. All I have are brochures that list things like XR series and XL series, i don't have all these...
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    I don't have enough width for the 40 air handler,...

    I don't have enough width for the 40 air handler, just the 31
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    Output specs on this Trane XR system

    So have my decision down to two Trane systems. Can someone help me with the output specs for the XR system (someone previously shared them for the XL15i system).

    2.5 ton XR 4TWR3030A1000A heat...
  42. Hmmm, I just received my official quote. I was...

    Hmmm, I just received my official quote. I was quoted for the previously mentioned Lennox XP14-030-230 matched with CBX27UH030. Also was provided an optional for a couple hundred more to substitute a...
  43. Should I ask my Lennox dealer to requote me for...

    Should I ask my Lennox dealer to requote me for the right variable speed blower, or am I better off keeping the ECM model and retaining the fed. tax credit?
  44. tinner, I called the top 5 companies in town and...

    tinner, I called the top 5 companies in town and it isn't a line any of them carry. Unfortunately I do not know who is making good equipment nowadays and am having to do my homework online and...
  45. The guy who came out today said he always changes...

    The guy who came out today said he always changes lines when he installs a new system, said it needed to be done anyway given the size of the lines. He is the only one who said they would do this....
  46. 5/16 line going to work for both Trane and Lennox compressors?

    Still trying to decide between the two below proposals for either Trane or Lennox. I'm replacing a 22 year old Rheem that has a 5/16 line running between the compressor and air handler. Of my two...
  47. Great info, folks! Is the difference in btu...

    Great info, folks!

    Is the difference in btu output significant enough to be the decision maker? or qualifying for the tax credit? I just don't know how much better those Trane numbers are over the...
  48. So the CBX27UH030 ECM air handler is also an X13?

    So the CBX27UH030 ECM air handler is also an X13?
  49. what is the X13?

    what is the X13?
  50. Guess I'm still confused as to whether the Lennox...

    Guess I'm still confused as to whether the Lennox ECM is on par with the Trane variable speed, performance wise.
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