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    Aprilaire All The Way!!

    Aprilaire All The Way!!
  2. Install a hydronic geothermal unit (heats/cools...

    Install a hydronic geothermal unit (heats/cools water). Get a gas furnace with a water coil installed, then you can use your geo for the infloor in the winter, and the water coil for cooling in the...
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    Have a commercial job with five units with...

    Have a commercial job with five units with bristols, all sound bad. Replaced two last fall with copelands (goodman sent as factory replacement) going to change out the other three this spring. ...
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    Good equipment, usually has copeland, sometimes a...

    Good equipment, usually has copeland, sometimes a bristol in their cheaper versions. 10 years parts and labor warranty is always a plus.
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    I think that Amana furnace has a stainless steel...

    I think that Amana furnace has a stainless steel tubular heat exchanger in it, but I'm not positive -rusting may not be an issue. However, if there is room to mount it in the return duct, wouldn't...
  6. Thread: Oil vs Propane

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    Buying LP @ $1.59 the cost per million btu's is:...

    Buying LP @ $1.59 the cost per million btu's is:
    @ 90% eff. $19.43
    @ 95% eff. $18.41

    Buying oil @ $2.40 the cost per million is:
    @ 80% eff. $21.60
    @ 85% eff. $20.36

    Around here (MN) a...
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    From what I have read and seen the only...

    From what I have read and seen the only difference between an AA 5000 (electronic) and their media filters (2200) are that the electronic filters cigarette smoke better. I personally like Aprilaire...
  8. Tell you what, I've installed/serviced many...

    Tell you what, I've installed/serviced many brands of A/C's, and Goodman is hard to beat. When I get ready to change out my A/C I won't even hesitate to buy Goodman. At the same point when you're...
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    Yes Paradise has cypro-nickel. They don't run...

    Yes Paradise has cypro-nickel. They don't run louder than any other geo. Give us a call.
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    I work for Dj's in Albertville. We used to...

    I work for Dj's in Albertville. We used to install Econar, but like I said are installing Paradise Geo's now. Are you on Wright-Hennepin electric? If you want you can give us call us for a bid, we...
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    You could use a hydronic only geo, and install a...

    You could use a hydronic only geo, and install a water coil over a gas furnace. With gas as back-up you should be eligible for dual-fuel off-peak program through your electric company, and you will...
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    The longest drain line is for the elbow the...

    The longest drain line is for the elbow the inducer feeds into. It doesn't matter which side the drain cup is located on that hose has to be used, so if you have the cup/trap on the right side you...
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    Keep in mind when installing an open loop type...

    Keep in mind when installing an open loop type geo that water quality is a big issue. If water quality is poor closed loop is definitely the way to go. The units we have had the best luck with are...
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    I agree on the electronic air cleaner, they don't...

    I agree on the electronic air cleaner, they don't trap as much as claimed. Not to mention if you're trying to conserve electricity why would you consume power to filter air when there are better...
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    I service and install both Reznor and Hotdawg...

    I service and install both Reznor and Hotdawg unit heaters. I personally like the reznors better, have VERY few issues with them. The Hotdawg has a honeywell smartvalve in it that is prone to...
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    We'll also be getting a drum humidifier, but I haven't done much research on them.

    Definitely stay away from drum humidifiers. All that mold and mildew you see in the drum is getting distributed through you home and ductwork. Look into either an Aprilaire or Honeywell bypass...
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    supremehvac you do have a point, one of the...

    supremehvac you do have a point, one of the reasons I usually don't do a heatloss/gain on a house is because we basically carry four sizes of furnaces, 45, 70, 90, and 110. I am interested to know...
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    I work all over the twin cities area, and on...

    I work all over the twin cities area, and on every furnace out there, installed by just about anybody. There are a lot of hacks, but there are numerous good companies also. Don't get excited about a...
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