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  1. Thanks for the info on the being undersized- this...

    Thanks for the info on the being undersized- this is where it bothers me that the 3-4 hvac guys who have been to my house to give me a quote on a new A/C unit said nothing about that. Actually 2...
  2. I have a total of 4 returns for a 4 ton unit- 3...

    I have a total of 4 returns for a 4 ton unit-
    3 in wall: 32x12, 32x12, 22x12 grill size- they open into a space that is as wide as they are, but only as deep as a 2x4 (so a little less than 4 inches...
  3. so how do I go about finding a good contractor?...

    so how do I go about finding a good contractor? Seeing you guys talk on this forum I'm impressed by your knowledge and professionalism, but the HVAC guys I've had out (4 different companies, many in...
  4. First floor: I have 3 return vents which are at...

    First floor:
    I have 3 return vents which are at floor level- these 3 have no filters and open into wall cavities encased my drywall/studs- no lining. The air travels up, and connects with ductwork...
  5. thanks- those were my concerns. I'm gonna see if...

    thanks- those were my concerns. I'm gonna see if I can't find another HVAC company to come out and address my concerns (I'll use the contractors map here).
  6. Thanks- so your suggestion is to just move the...

    Thanks- so your suggestion is to just move the returns from the floor up to the ceiling area? Could they just put a return in the ceiling itself (seems pretty common in the south)?

    If the in wall...
  7. post aeroseal on supply only, still large return leaks- how to inspect/fix?

    I have a 2 story house, 4 ton downstairs, 2.5 ton upstairs- 3900sqft- in texas. This is 1960s constructions so bad insulation, leaky, etc is a given. I've added more insulation, sealed can lights,...
  8. Getting quotes for new heat pump versus gas- questions/critiques

    Ok I've posted here before- 1st time my a/c broke (fixed)- second time about gas vs. heat pump. DFW, TX area.
    3900 sq. ft house 1960's house (2 stories) with 4 ton down, 2.5 ton up- all electric...
  9. tigerdunes- no worries I didn't take any offense...

    tigerdunes- no worries I didn't take any offense from your statement. I was being hard on myself b/c what I did was pretty dumb. I am a pretty smart highly educated guy who is rather handy- I should...
  10. I evidently was pretty stupid- this is my 3rd...

    I evidently was pretty stupid- this is my 3rd home- the previous 2 homes were all gas heat- and on this one I mainly looked at the a/c unit and didn't really think about the electric heat until I got...
  11. Thanks so much for the feedback and the cost...

    Thanks so much for the feedback and the cost analysis. I've talked the expenses over with my wife and I think our current plan is to go through this winter and see 1)if last winter was typical of...
  12. current electric resistance heat with 10y/o ac- gas vs. new heat pump?

    I live in the DFW,texas area and have an 'all electric' home- electric water heater, and have a electric resistance HVAC heating.

    In january of last year I had a $500 electric bill (5000 kWh)-...
  13. Yeah I didn't really realize the full effect of...

    Yeah I didn't really realize the full effect of what an electric only home would do to my winter bills. This is where the realtor who made 10k in commision could have proved helpful, or the home...
  14. I have 2 seperate units- the downstairs unit...

    I have 2 seperate units- the downstairs unit went. As luck would have it, I contacted the original installers (done for the previous owners) and found out I still have a 10 year parts/labor warranty...
  15. thanks- I will talk to my plumber to explore...

    thanks- I will talk to my plumber to explore options. I would LOVE to get some gas in my house- irony is I have the mineral rights and make some $ from selling natural gas... but can't use it in my...
  16. wow thanks for all the quick, informative...

    wow thanks for all the quick, informative replies!
    Thanks for the idea about trying to get something out of the warrantied compressor. I have recently had a blower test done on house/ducts- there...
  17. Repair v. replace- and if so, heat pump advice?

    8-9 year old lennox 4 ton system for the downstairs.

    I live in DFW area (Texas) and had my compressor die (the compressor is shorting out). The compressor is still under warranty, but the...
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