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    OK, as the homeowner what direction / next steps...

    OK, as the homeowner what direction / next steps should I be looking to take?

    Was thinking the attic ventilation path made the most sense, but with your feedback I am second guessing.

    I...
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    3,700 sqft, two story home... Manual J run , new...

    3,700 sqft, two story home... Manual J run , new duct with install... old system 8.5 (10 seer), new 8.5 ton (19 seer)

    What am I missing?
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    Humidity Question

    Running 3, 19 Seer Tranes (8.5 tons) in my home, having trouble getting humidity in home (Dallas, TX) below 65%

    How much does proper attic ventalation play into trapping humidity in the home?
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    Mark, My bad! Get it now! Are you local to...

    Mark,

    My bad! Get it now!

    Are you local to Plano, TX
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    Mark B. Getting feedback that mister units...

    Mark B.

    Getting feedback that mister units clog up easy given Dallas hard water?

    Seems like it would effect all equaly?
  6. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    This is not as easy as I thought, the more I...

    This is not as easy as I thought, the more I learn the harder the deceison becomes.

    OK, the 90% units have some draw backs, mainly effic. and price (a wash given Trane rebates)

    Rheem has a...
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    Been there, listen to these guys...dealer and...

    Been there, listen to these guys...dealer and your design trump brand any day...
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    Mark, You have helped in the past, thanks...

    Mark,

    You have helped in the past, thanks again for your input!

    Are you in the DFW market? Would you be interested in bidding job?

    Have you seen other thread? Trane VS Rheem? Do you...
  9. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    Best post yet, thank you... Let me add, this...

    Best post yet, thank you...

    Let me add, this are attic mounted units, most likely Horz. mounted but could go Vert.??? if needed?

    Sounds like Rheem has a lot of fans out there............

    We...
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    Good thought, given the price points of alt....

    Good thought, given the price points of alt. systems a in line filter makes a lot of sense...

    Annual service is a issue on to itself, haven't had much luck getting anyone that really feels...
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    Past history for reference only

    NOTE:

    I too have requested Dallas contractors respond...if interested!
  12. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    To respond to the load calc's, yes they have been...

    To respond to the load calc's, yes they have been done in past and they say 5 tons should work. If you want the whole story on my home, search site under CARESTX and read my old string "New Zoned...
  13. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    GOOD POINT No marketing intended, guess I...

    GOOD POINT

    No marketing intended, guess I need to give equal time to all the other mfg. out there? Or at least, all the ones in the Dallas market.
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    Found them to work well for one season then act...

    Found them to work well for one season then act up.

    Truthfuly, I have only had two units in two homes so I'm no expert.

    Just looking for options to the standard config.

    Thanks for the web...
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    Once in while, but when I have asked about the...

    Once in while, but when I have asked about the differce in price from both groups I don't really see any great savings. Plus, don't fore see gas prices dropping, we are already being told by gas...
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    Now for something completly different......... ...

    Now for something completly different.........

    I need to add humidity back into home in winter. In process of putting in new HVAC for home (see Trane VS Rheem)

    Have used Aprilaire units in past...
  17. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    Yes, Trane is 25%-30% more but after you factor...

    Yes, Trane is 25%-30% more but after you factor in current rebates we are only talking about 14%-15%

    I made the mistake choosing on "price" before and want to keep an open mind.

    Each...
  18. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    OK guys, With both contractors being equal...

    OK guys,

    With both contractors being equal (both highly recommened)and priced in roughly the same ballpark, Trane slightly higher..

    I am having to choose between:

    All Trane XL19I system...
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    Dash, All duct has to be removed and installed...

    Dash,

    All duct has to be removed and installed again, this seems to have been the largest problem. Duct were all two small to handle the airflow. Add to that the undersizing of the system and we...
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    Need North Dallas Company

    OK, just over a year later and I have gotton a resolution to my problem.

    Equip. is coming out, original installaers are out of the picture. Blank slate, I am looking for a HVAC company in the...
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    Dash, Stuck in limbo right now, still...

    Dash,

    Stuck in limbo right now, still waitting for the independent report. Perlimary findings are, poor duct design, zone supplies are two small to hit the dist. boxes and feed all the duct /...
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    Duct desig

    DASH,

    Had someone come through the house yesterday and their consensess is 80% of my original cooling problem had to do with a POOR duct design. Also things something is not right with 5 ton given...
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    Any other thoughs or comments. Still looking for...

    Any other thoughs or comments. Still looking for advice
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    Dash, We have only been in the home for one...

    Dash,

    We have only been in the home for one year this Dec. The orginal system (three units @ 8.5 tons) but was as old as the home (16 years old) We considered the new system an investment in the...
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    Understand the concept of Reletive Humidity, but...

    Understand the concept of Reletive Humidity, but don't understand why this system can't get it under control. Even when the RH outside the home is in the 20% range, inside my house the RH is still in...
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