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    short of having a blower test, can you estimate...

    short of having a blower test, can you estimate the "tightness" of alumium siding over foam board that is NOT wrapped with Tyvec. Relative to other homes, i have always thought this one to be...
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    Great points kdean and beenthere. I am leaning...

    Great points kdean and beenthere.

    I am leaning to steam over bypass now; but to be complete in my understanding please 'splain how a "powered" humidifier works differnetly than steam and bypass; ...
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    beenthere, is your recommendation to be read as...

    beenthere,
    is your recommendation to be read as not recommending steam? Why?

    One concern I have is that if the heat pump is on most of the time, that the steam may over-produce vapor, beyond...
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    now a year since this thread closed. I have to...

    now a year since this thread closed.

    I have to decide soon for a humidifier for a recently installed york HP.

    Piano, Martin guitars and oboes and hardwood floors all need higher humidity. ...
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    Good points. I do care about the TOTAL impact of...

    Good points. I do care about the TOTAL impact of my footprint.

    May I infer HP is only a compromise in year round use?

    Doesn't HP compare favorably to A/C by using less electrical energy in...
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    Even if the "pay back" amount or time frame is...

    Even if the "pay back" amount or time frame is negative, or rather inconvenient, those of us who can afford to save energy at the modest increase cost of equipment (within reason both to our pockets...
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    Good question! I too want to take care of my...

    Good question!

    I too want to take care of my investment. They are in the shade of deciduous trees.

    I have a air compressor and a leaf blower .... How about a good blow-down? Garden hose?
    ...
  8. Just got the 2008 Pioneer 60" plasma in March and...

    Just got the 2008 Pioneer 60" plasma in March and it produces 600 Watts at peak (white scenes).

    2009 plasmas are slightly better (use less power, produce less heat).

    2008 LCD's are about 250...
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    i'll learn to post pic. I have pics on...

    i'll learn to post pic. I have pics on blackberry, but need the kids to show me what to do (please don't laugh)
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    BTW, I am not ungrateful. I am so happy it is...

    BTW, I am not ungrateful.

    I am so happy it is cooling upstairs!!!!!!!!!!!! Whew, 46 days of no a/c and no marital contact. First floor unit gets installed next.

    After 75 min on, RH is 50%...
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    Spoke today to the installer.... I believe he...

    Spoke today to the installer....

    I believe he was waffling. He needed easy access to power shut off & GFCI per code as well as repair access.

    It is set back 24" from house and 24" from...
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    Thanks for 18" placement. Makes sense you need...

    Thanks for 18" placement. Makes sense you need enuff space to replace the whole compressor if needed.

    You also need space for it to ventilate around the box right?
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    Condenser unit installed backwards?

    New York Affinity 8T installed yesterday. The service panel faces neighbors house and the cosmetic grille faces house.

    I can see it is alot easier to service this way, but.... whoa! WHY did...
  14. Thread: VS fan or not !?

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    hvacopcost.com This site helped me. I am a...

    hvacopcost.com

    This site helped me. I am a homeowner, too. Good luck.
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    Yeah, new basement replacement unit will...

    Yeah, new basement replacement unit will primarily serve basement and 1st floor, but since heat rises will contribute to upstairs thru open foyer.

    Previous HVAC had no returns in basement but 4...
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    Guys, Going up to 3 ton concerns me slightly...

    Guys,

    Going up to 3 ton concerns me slightly w/r to shorter less, effective cooling cycles for dehumid'ing purposes.

    Perhaps the key is the better IAQ 'stat.

    100k BTU furnace made sense...
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    They put a return in every bedroom upstairs, but...

    They put a return in every bedroom upstairs, but not bathrooms. He also tied a return into the upstairs grille (high on the wall) that previously served the old single HVAC downstairs, and isolated...
  18. Thanks :) This is the time to verify all the...

    Thanks :)

    This is the time to verify all the details.

    Time saved for the HVAC company and me is worth whatever small $ difference in 'stats.
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    Moderator, Can I link my threads.... Different...

    Moderator, Can I link my threads....

    Different Q's about air quality but same system.
  20. Beenthere, I just learned the 'stat for my new...

    Beenthere,

    I just learned the 'stat for my new upstairs unit is not 8321, but the 8320. (3T york affinity 18 seer HP)

    I don't know which 'stat my basement unit (also 3T york affinity 18 seer...
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    York Installing this week! A few Q's...

    This HO is thankful already for help given.

    Two hvac systems needed.

    First, 3 ton Affinity HP 18 seer is going into attic with new duct work.

    Second system: Calculations called for 2.5 t...
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    beenthere, you helped me with my York choice. ...

    beenthere,

    you helped me with my York choice. so thanx.

    a follow up Q about dehumidifying options.... Do you know if the York Affinity 18 SEER HP and the York 'stat (which I believe is the...
  23. No person is saying so, just the results page of...

    No person is saying so, just the results page of the calculator at hvacopcost.com.
  24. Beenthere, Do you mean the HX is not the...

    Beenthere,

    Do you mean the HX is not the troublesome clamshell type referred to?
  25. Bateslabel, As a HO, I too am considering...

    Bateslabel,

    As a HO, I too am considering York, Amana/Goodman and Lennox. I too like the Amana specs and warranty. My local company still has not submitted his proposal. The York and Lennox...
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