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    Sure, but it will have some water in it all the...

    Sure, but it will have some water in it all the time.

    I don't want to grow mold - do pan tablets in general kill mold?
    Is the slime that forms in the AC pan, mold, bacteria or what? I don't...
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    Pan tablets for AC that kill mold?

    Is there a particular kind of pan tablet for a window AC that is better for killing mold? I have mold allergies.
    thanks
    Laura
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    window AC/heat pump for mobile home

    I may be moving in a hurry soon into a mobile home that doesn't have AC, so I need to buy a window AC quickly, and I'm looking for recommendations.
    The floor area is something like 850 sq ft. ...
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    Maybe I could wrap a heating cable around it, the...

    Maybe I could wrap a heating cable around it, the kind they sell for water pipes so they won't freeze.
    I don't know if that would have enough power, the one I saw online uses only 36 watts.
    ...
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    heating for airline respirator hose

    When I'm indoors I use an airline respirator that pumps air through a hose from the outside to a facemask I wear. The hose is 50' long, but in the NY State winter the length won't be enough to warm...
  6. Thread: air compressor

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    Sure, I get it maintained by the people who...

    Sure, I get it maintained by the people who installed it. But cleanings in between their visits are also needed. A surprising amount of fuzz gets through the filters (which yes, I do clean).
    My...
  7. Thread: air compressor

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    air compressor

    I have a fujitsu minisplit AC. The fan in the indoor unit gets all gunked up. Stuff gets through the filters and into the fan. Probably of canine origin :)

    So I'm thinking of buying an air...
  8. Thread: heat pump

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    A heat pump water heater can exhaust cool air to...

    A heat pump water heater can exhaust cool air to an indoors space. I guess it's using a much less powerful heat pump.

    Laura
  9. Thread: heat pump

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    Huh. Would it make sense, I wonder, to have a...

    Huh.
    Would it make sense, I wonder, to have a heat pump pulling heat from my garage? My garage is in the lower floor of my house. It's warmer than the outside because of heat leaking through the...
  10. Thread: heat pump

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    heat pump

    I got a Fujitsu minisplit heat pump last summer. I meant it for AC.
    But I was startled to find the thing is going to pay for itself quickly in savings on my heating bills!!!
    I live in NY state. ...
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    Does anybody have COP data for different...

    Does anybody have COP data for different temperatures for some minisplit that's a similar size to mine? Mine is about 1.25 ton.

    Probably all these minisplit heat pumps have very similar COP. ...
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    I asked Fujitsu, somebody there called Mike, for...

    I asked Fujitsu, somebody there called Mike, for the COP of my 15RLQ heat pump. He said max 1.54. But it's "rated heating" was 3.07. He said the "rated heating" is a COP in ideal conditions in the...
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    Metal venting, "spark ignition". 24 years old. ...

    Metal venting, "spark ignition". 24 years old. Says "efficiency 82.9% A.F.U.E." When it was new.

    Laura
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    I don't know. But it's old so it's probably not...

    I don't know. But it's old so it's probably not very efficient.

    For the heat pump, the manual gives the "temperature range" for heating mode as 5 to 75F.

    So you're telling me the heat pump...
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    I live in New York state. It gets down to 0F...

    I live in New York state. It gets down to 0F often and sometimes colder in the winter.
    The electricity is 13.5 cents/kwh here, and natural gas is $1.66/therm.
    I have a Fujitsu 15RLQ minisplit....
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    heat pump vs forced air gas

    I had a Fujitsu minisplit heat pump installed. I also have forced-air gas heat.
    Below some temperature, from what I understand, it'll cost more to have the heat pump helping to heat the house,...
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    Minisplit installed and thanks!

    Hi, I posted a lot of questions here about AC, and I've gotten my minisplit installed. I'm happy with it. And thanks to all the people who responded to my questions!
    I have 660 sq ft of upper...
  18. whole house dehumidifier w inverter compressor

    Is there a whole house dehumidifier with an inverter compressor? It would run at a low level a lot of the time, thus helping with noise issues?

    It seems like inverter compressors are the future...
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    forced air gas heater

    I have a forced air gas heater, and I've wondered if, when the fan is on, some of the air gets ventilated out to the outdoors. Would this never happen? The only ventilation in it is probably...
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    I talked to Fujitsu and they said they have a...

    I talked to Fujitsu and they said they have a minimum length for refrigerant lines to avoid refrigerant flow noise, and the bedroom is far enough from the outdoor unit so that I wouldn't be hearing...
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    There are lots of ways of doing it. This is just...

    There are lots of ways of doing it. This is just what he came up with.

    I suppose you don't have to locate the outside unit right next to the house, even.



    Sure. So it's feasible to...
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    How loud of a whoosh? Kind of hard to describe,...

    How loud of a whoosh? Kind of hard to describe, probably. Whooshes are relatively un-irritating, but introducing any kind of noise into the sleeping area isn't good. I'd probably run it in dry...
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    I don't have it installed yet. I had a...

    I don't have it installed yet. I had a contractor over to look at how to install a mini-split and that was his suggestion, have the lines run the length of the house since I wanted the outdoor unit...
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    refrigerant noise?

    does refrigerant ever make noise going through the lines, like gurgles etc.? It looks like the refrigerant lines for my mini split might run through the bedroom suspended ceiling.
    Laura
  25. Thread: LG mini splits

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    LG mini splits

    I was talking with a local contractor and he said he liked LG mini splits. Since these weren't mentioned to me as good brands when I asked here, do you think they're similar in quality to...
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