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    Kevin - I guess thats what i am looking for -...

    Kevin - I guess thats what i am looking for - something to catch the bigger stuff. Do you have any recommendations?
    thanks
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    Return Air Filter

    Hi everyone - happy New Year!

    Was curious if Air filters inside the return grille were common. I have a new tempstar Hybrid system (Hp/Propane)- with a trion air bear Merv 8 ( 20*20*5) in each...
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    Hi everyone - Key1CC - no problem - this is...

    Hi everyone -

    Key1CC - no problem - this is the purpose of the thread is to help eachother. I think Robotech's comments are the most valid - this summer has been horrible and now that i...
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    Thanks Teddy - So this morning for example -...

    Thanks Teddy -

    So this morning for example - it was humid outside. humidity was 95% and temp was just around 70. Inside it was 70 with humidity at 67RH%. Should I be happy with this.?

    I am...
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    Robo - thanks for your reply. Please note that in...

    Robo - thanks for your reply. Please note that in my original post I indicated that all i am looking for is to understand how it should be setup and its true capabilities so i can engage my...
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    If I set the upstairs to 2 CPH - what impact will...

    If I set the upstairs to 2 CPH - what impact will this have is i have the t-stat set to like 80 by day and bringing it back down to 73 in the evening/night - My concern is that it will kick in stage...
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    thanks- I actuallyhave the manual - I will read...

    thanks- I actuallyhave the manual - I will read it tonight to understand before i call him
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    Thanks - I had a converstion with installer and...

    Thanks - I had a converstion with installer and the first comment was that "well you know its not a dehumidifier"

    Can anyone tell me what the real ability of this system should be if installed...
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    both units/t-stats are set up for the HP to...

    both units/t-stats are set up for the HP to provide the Dehumidification - not a seperate dehumidifier
    The temperature is consistently 3 degrees cooler than the what the t-stat is set for - telling...
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    Thanks Mchild - I have a call into the contractor...

    Thanks Mchild - I have a call into the contractor and he is coming out tomorrow am. I just want to be prepared to have an intelligent conversation. In reference to your thoughts - I have verified...
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    I actually did notice that - its set to 3 CPH

    I actually did notice that - its set to 3 CPH
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    Hi Guys - So on Friday night i re-programmed the...

    Hi Guys - So on Friday night i re-programmed the T-Stat to set the fan to Auto. By sunday morning the downstairs was at 59% humidy , however upstairs was still in the low 70's. External Humidity was...
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    Central A/C Humidity levels/control

    Hi Everyone - hope all are well. If any of you recall from previous posts of mine - I have been building a house over the past 6-8 months. We have completed at this point. All new construction (2*6),...
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    Thanks everyone. appreciate the replies. As long...

    Thanks everyone. appreciate the replies. As long as its as good as the IAQ i am happy.

    dandyme - I did go to the honeywell site before posting however they seem more focused on advertising the...
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    you are probabally right.. i can only future...

    you are probabally right.. i can only future proof so much. I have no idea what kind of home automation i would go with - all i know is i just ran 2000 ft of CAT 6, 1000 feet of component, audio,...
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    thermostats

    Hi everyone. Hope all are well. Its been a little while since i was on here. I have been really pre-occupied with getting my house completed. So my HVAC is roughed in and and my house is being...
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    Thanks guys - I think that it is a concentric...

    Thanks guys - I think that it is a concentric vent - Glad that you feel its ok - is there ever an issue with condensation and freezing - i am not in terribly cold climate .. just north of nyc
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    Venting

    Hi everyone - hope everyone is doing well

    So my HVAC system is being installed as we speak and there is one thing that i wanted to throw out to everyone. The second floor furnace (Tempstar) in...
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    ok - I have that info - Are the HSPF Numbers...

    ok - I have that info -

    Are the HSPF Numbers listed adequate?
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    Beenthere - I am pretty much scratching the AMANA...

    Beenthere - I am pretty much scratching the AMANA as per my last post.

    In ref to what you are saying - should I be comparing the Low heat at 17 Deg number?.

    I cannot find a table of tecnical...
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    Bald - While i like tha Amana System - I agree...

    Bald - While i like tha Amana System - I agree and unless i heard something very compelling on here that it was far superior and was worth going with it - I have pretty much decided not to go with...
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    decision time - please help!

    Hi All -

    So I have finally gotton all of my bid's back. I would love get your opinion on the best choice of system from the below. I have an idea of who i want to give it to - but i grealy...
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    thanks - I may just download to play with it..

    thanks - I may just download to play with it..
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    Tedkidd - My old house is gone -t his will be...

    Tedkidd - My old house is gone -t his will be tight construction - cellulose insulation , 2*6. I need to get a copy of my heat load calculations once i select my installer ( tuesday morning)

    thank
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    I live in the country - natural Gas is not ab...

    I live in the country - natural Gas is not ab option - The best propane price i found yesterday was 2.10 - still high. Oil is 2.49 as of yesterday

    Appreciate your comments the load - I will have...
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    emcoasthvacr - Unfortunatly - I cannot challenge...

    emcoasthvacr - Unfortunatly - I cannot challenge the Heat loads at this time, however each one of my 3 potiential installers have said after they get the job, they will share the entire heat load...
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    I think from what i am learning from you guys is...

    I think from what i am learning from you guys is that for the purpose of my original questions, I can use a given heat loss to calulate the various operating costs. That percentage should be roughly...
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    New construction, 2*6, Cellulose and foam sealed...

    New construction, 2*6, Cellulose and foam sealed arround all windows and doors, framing ends etc. Walls will not be R29 - more like R 22. Attic will be R 38 +
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    you were pretty close alright - :) and its all...

    you were pretty close alright - :) and its all making sense to me now

    Let me ask - is conceevable that 145 MM BTU of heat normal for a very well insulated 2500 SQ ft house in NY. Sounds high -...
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    Ok - let me use that number. -thanks

    Ok - let me use that number. -thanks
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    Yep - sure.. BIG.. BLACK.. ROUND.. STEEL.. TIED...

    Yep - sure.. BIG.. BLACK.. ROUND.. STEEL.. TIED WITH a CHAIN UNDER MY PORCH.. NOW NICELY DISPOSED OF.... :D
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    Yes - domestic was oil fired also. I filled a...

    Yes - domestic was oil fired also. I filled a 500 gallon tank around 4 times a year. My old house was not really insulated, terrible windows, etc. maybe 2000 is a little high - not much tho. I did...
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    Danbury, Ct (Closest) White plains NYC Any...

    Danbury, Ct (Closest)
    White plains
    NYC

    Any of these ring a bell?

    Also - I found a spreadsheet on here - heating_cost_calculator_region_v. One of the fields is HCOP and its defined as a...
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    Unfortunatly I do not - I had an ancient system...

    Unfortunatly I do not - I had an ancient system that sucked in fuel and shot it up the chimney. :D

    probabally 1500-200- Gallons of Oil if i would guess..

    My boiler was .. 50-60 years old - a...
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    Beenthere - thanks for your the information. ...

    Beenthere - thanks for your the information.

    Can i calculate my seasonal heat load from the heat load ( 64K BTU/Hr) and heating degree days (4808). If not what do i need to calculate it

    Thanks
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    ok - so Beenthere used 60 Million BTU as what...

    ok - so Beenthere used 60 Million BTU as what needed for the heating season to calculate. But the heatloss is 64 Thousand BTU (64,287).

    How should corrolate hese 2 numbers - I guess If I...
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    THanks - this is the comparison i was looking...

    THanks - this is the comparison i was looking for.

    I just realised that I never posted my heat loss - Sorry it was very late....

    Heat loss is 64287 BTU
    Cooling load is 42280 BTU
    ...
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    I am on the final stretch on selecting a HVAC...

    I am on the final stretch on selecting a HVAC system. As mentioned i have 2 systems competing at this time. On is 25% more than the other. The premium system is a bryant evolution hybrid. I think its...
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    Let me rephrase this i think - or ask a variation...

    Let me rephrase this i think - or ask a variation that may make more sense.

    I have seen the posts and responses where the knowledgable folks on here have shown that with a heatpump - it costs...
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    So are you saying that I should consider an AMANA...

    So are you saying that I should consider an AMANA Air handler Vs a first Company product - I do not see any ref. to third party airhandlers in their site (obviously!)
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    calculate cost to heat or cool house

    Hi all

    I have a simple question (Or maybe not). How can i determine the cost to heat or cool my house. I assume I need many numbers. So i guess I am asking 2 things really

    what specific numbers...
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    Gary - in reference to your statement about...

    Gary - in reference to your statement about properly matching ... What in your opinion would be a good match or air handler or coil? One of my potential installers is recommending a first company...
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    Sonic - the guy I am working with is from...

    Sonic - the guy I am working with is from danbury. I have not been able to get anyone in westchester to even give me a quote.. i guess they are all too busy with the high end westchester clientele to...
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    Sonicview - I take it you are happy with tempstar...

    Sonicview - I take it you are happy with tempstar - its hard to find people that have it, alto one of my potiential installers whom i feel very confident in, is a strong believer in tempstar.

    On...
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    Been - thanks . I just spent last night...

    Been - thanks . I just spent last night understanding my electricity charges in more detail and reliased that i am on some sort of a variable pricing structure which is why my bills all summer...
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    Ok .... so one of my proposals will be with a...

    Ok .... so one of my proposals will be with a HP, boiler, a coil in the air handler, indirect DHW ( With solar). THe second is a Bryant evoulation system with furnace. In the second solution i am...
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    [QUOTE=gary_g;2012663]Still not sure if you are...

    [QUOTE=gary_g;2012663]Still not sure if you are saying that the boiler is part of the forced air heat (with the heat pump) or separate from the heat pump like baseboard or radiators.

    The heat pump...
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    Gary - i am planning a boiler backup as part of...

    Gary - i am planning a boiler backup as part of the system assuming it comes in at a reasonable cost.

    So i get the strip heat - but what is the defrost cycle about? and how does it work
    ...
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    gary - thanks I am seeing that even tho i...

    gary - thanks

    I am seeing that even tho i would be going with a deul feul (boiler backup) that there is still some type of strip heat for the defrost cycle. what is this for and its purpose. Is...
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    Garry - as you can see i was confused. Thanks for...

    Garry - as you can see i was confused. Thanks for the clarity. Is there any real benefit to a dual stage heat pump. ?

    Can you also clarify - the variable speed air handler impact. Am correct in...
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