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  1. Would increasing length of hot air return duct affect performance?

    We have a new AC that was installed in our attic where they put the hot air return duct straight through the middle of the attic. We are going to be plywooding the attic and possibly finishing the...
  2. Sound good. Thanks for all the advice. They will...

    Sound good. Thanks for all the advice. They will be coming today and I will show em everything that should be resolved.

    I assume for the return box they should mastic and tape each edge of the...
  3. Thanks precision hvac. I am almost 100% sure the...

    Thanks precision hvac. I am almost 100% sure the return box they added is not insulated on the inside. I saw it right before they installed it and there was no insulation at all on the inside.

    As...
  4. Can anyone tell me if there should be insulation...

    Can anyone tell me if there should be insulation around the return box?

    They are coming tomorrow to take a look at things and do not want to be a pain in the ass asking for things that are not...
  5. Air quality issues after some recent attic HVAC work. Pics of work enclosed.

    I recently had some HVAC work done in my attic to help alleviate higher temperatures in my second floor home office. As part of this process they installed a hot air return in my office, moved the...
  6. Guess we are unusual as we like it cold :) 75 is...

    Guess we are unusual as we like it cold :) 75 is way too high for me. I am not comfortable in my house with the temps that high.



    I don't know what this means. What do you mean by a setback?
    ...
  7. Sorry, I missed Ryan's question. During the week...

    Sorry, I missed Ryan's question. During the week as I work from home, I typically keep the therm at 69. Really hot days the AC will run all day.
  8. Noone is doing it. One company actually said he...

    Noone is doing it. One company actually said he doesn't believe in it. I honestly don't get it and it leaves me with little options unfortunately. If I found someone I would happily pay for it to...
  9. I have seen the ducts in the attic and I am...

    I have seen the ducts in the attic and I am pretty sure they are at least 8". Definitely do not look 6". They are flex duct runs. The insulation is blown in with about 12-16" of insulation. I may...
  10. I also forgot to mention that Company A stated...

    I also forgot to mention that Company A stated that as part of the cost they would need to rerun the refrigerant line as it is incompatible with R-410A. Company B stated that they can use some sort...
  11. Thanks for getting back to me. We are in Long...

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    We are in Long Island, New York, so though it does get fairly humid during the summer, it's only a couple a months a year. Our electricity rates, though, are very...
  12. Replace Condensor or whole system for upstairs zone. Would love some input.

    Hi All,

    Last summer my upstairs zone air conditioner started to not cool. When a company came in to see what was wrong it was determined that there was a lack of freon. I a month or two later it...
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