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    Awesome systems and they are great people to work...

    Awesome systems and they are great people to work with. Go with the Heat Pump Pro panels - even if the systems are not HP's - much more asjustemnts. Always mount the panels on a basment block wall...
  2. Wow! $4.19 per gallon now. I would shop around...

    Wow! $4.19 per gallon now. I would shop around for LP suppliers - there can be a large difference between local companies. Most of our customers are in the $2.19 - 2.39 range right now. Also...
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    Make sure they set the furnace up "two pipe" - so...

    Make sure they set the furnace up "two pipe" - so it draws combustion air from outside. Also - the 72k btu furnace is BIG for a "small" house in upstate NY.
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    A plugged drain line is a pretty common problem...

    A plugged drain line is a pretty common problem with AC's - and can cause a lot of damage! We have been installing EZ-traps on all of our AC and HP systems for a few years. They are a clear trap...
  5. Ditto - what Earl Said. Make sure a heat...

    Ditto - what Earl Said.

    Make sure a heat loss is done so new unit is not oversized. Consider a modulating boiler like the Bosch Greenstar. You have Cast Iron baseboard that works very nice...
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    Hey neighbor! I would strongly receommend...

    Hey neighbor!

    I would strongly receommend pulling the furnace and installing a dedicated 95%+ model. Would access to natural gas, I would do that in a heart beat!! I work for a fuel oil/heating...
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    Match up of coil and outdoor unit MUST be a...

    Match up of coil and outdoor unit MUST be a documented match. Have your contractor show you the AMANA documented matchup in their literature or thru the AHRI website (third party that rates AC match...
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    Right now 50 - 50 on oil versus LP. LP has been...

    Right now 50 - 50 on oil versus LP. LP has been somewhat cheaper to run with the last couple years, compared to oil - but spiked this past winter, with some availability problems in some areas.

    I...
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    Size the vent correctly to the model and size of...

    Size the vent correctly to the model and size of your unit - look in the manual.
  10. When you did the heat loss/gain manual J - did...

    When you did the heat loss/gain manual J - did you include that the ducts will be in the attic? Makes a huge difference on sizing the system.
  11. I agree - tough situation. Recommended Zoning as...

    I agree - tough situation. Recommended Zoning as the system/building is already done - would help - benefits would depend how bad the system really is and how much duct we have access to.
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    I feel the Tranes are better systems. And I like...

    I feel the Tranes are better systems. And I like the idea of the media air filters. Helps keep the new high efficiency coils and blower clean.
  13. Are the ducts in the attic sealed and insulated? ...

    Are the ducts in the attic sealed and insulated? You could be losing most of your heat there. Very tough to heat 3 levels with one unit/tstat. Look at Arzel Zoning.
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    Start a service plan, so maybe he/she could do...

    Start a service plan, so maybe he/she could do service and cleans in the off season. Around here, heating is our big season and we were always way slower during the summer. We have gradually...
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    If you are replacing it, do not put another one...

    If you are replacing it, do not put another one that size back in. Chances are it is WAY oversized. That is a huge furnace.
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    When they reinstall - they need to have support...

    When they reinstall - they need to have support under both ends of the furnace AND the middle - where the seam of the two doors are. So - THREE total supports! And those supports should run the...
  17. Thread: Mini splits

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    No traps in the drain, even a slight one (vinyl...

    No traps in the drain, even a slight one (vinyl or pvc) will cause the condensate to back up into the unit. If we have to run horizontal or a long run, we upsize the drain to 3/4" PVC to prevent...
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    I dont have my books, but those look like ducted...

    I dont have my books, but those look like ducted units? I have quoted the Mitsu a couple times, but have not gotten the jobs. They tell me that those unit have very little static to work with -...
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    We install media filters (Aprilaire) on almost...

    We install media filters (Aprilaire) on almost all of our 90% furnace installs - to keep the blowers/coils clean. As long as air is moving thru them - they are working. If the H/O has allergies or...
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    Yeah, typically a 80 degree A or B nozzle. >60...

    Yeah, typically a 80 degree A or B nozzle. >60 or .65 is usually more than enough. Make sure you use Kerosene in the outside tank, when ODT is below freezing.
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    pictures!!!!

    pictures!!!!
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    how about pic of the furnace? That control was...

    how about pic of the furnace? That control was on units WAY before blinking lights!
  23. let us/me know what air to water system you find...

    let us/me know what air to water system you find out there. I have never looked at those options, but have been very successful with the Mitsu air to air HP's ./
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    In your case a MHK-1 remote mount TSTAT would be...

    In your case a MHK-1 remote mount TSTAT would be the best. Gives full control like a thermostat. See link. http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/en/consumer/product-solutions/product-showcase/controls
  25. Radiant allows for low water temp - which equates...

    Radiant allows for low water temp - which equates to high efficiency. fin tube baseboard must have much hotter water temp, lowering your efficiency of the system. I recommend going with radiant on...
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    Many of the Mitsu's have a 7 degree offset built...

    Many of the Mitsu's have a 7 degree offset built into the board. Either set the TSTAT where it is comfortable and forget the number (warmer or colder) OR their may be an overvride on the board. ...
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    We need pictures!!! Unbelievable that this high...

    We need pictures!!! Unbelievable that this high end equipment is installed this poorly.
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    pictures??

    pictures??
  29. I felt bad with my last comment - I forgot to say...

    I felt bad with my last comment - I forgot to say that overall the ductwork looks amazing. What a difference from the old system to the new!
  30. The goodman furnaces - Thought for 1600-2000 CFM...

    The goodman furnaces - Thought for 1600-2000 CFM (4-5 ton), you needed to use both sides of the furnace.......? You are probably not moving enough air with the 2 split sytems.
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    We have had this problem many times over the...

    We have had this problem many times over the years with LP setups. Many manufacturers do not actually test their systems with LP in the lab/factory. The last time was with a bunch of Utica...
  32. I have 2 Mitsubishi Hyper heat units in my home...

    I have 2 Mitsubishi Hyper heat units in my home and we have been installing them since 2003. We install roughly 90-100 (outdoor unit) systems a year - with very limited issues. Most problems are...
  33. Go with a Mitsubishi Mr Slim Hyper heat unit -...

    Go with a Mitsubishi Mr Slim Hyper heat unit - much more efficienct than baseboard and you can run the unit in summer for some de-humidification.
  34. Cleaning the burners and adjusting the setup will...

    Cleaning the burners and adjusting the setup will probably reduce the CO. Call a reputable company.
  35. What type of equipment is installed in the...

    What type of equipment is installed in the chimney where the liner was removed? What is the chimney made of? Height?
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    A package unit would typically be 80% efficient...

    A package unit would typically be 80% efficient on the gas side, compared to your 60-65% efficient Empire - resulting in some LP savings. I agree with planning on filters in the duct system. I also...
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    Do not "monkey with the settings"! The Logomatic...

    Do not "monkey with the settings"! The Logomatic trys to keep the water temp in the boiler at a constant temperature in relation to the outside temps and heat needed in the house. The control will...
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    Stack/Flue temp is a really important spec here -...

    Stack/Flue temp is a really important spec here - to ensure that the fumes are not condensing in the flue/chimney. The TP OL6 was mentioned and that is a GREAT furnace. But we find that they are so...
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    Arzel panel vibration noise

    We have an Arzel Heat Pump Pro installed on an attic system. The panel is mounted in the attic to the framed trusses. The noise from the compressor running vibrates down into the kitchen...
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    I am a Trane dealer and just ran into this for...

    I am a Trane dealer and just ran into this for the first time. We have 2 C/E on a system and homwowner is complaining of ozone odor. We are going to run the fan all the time - variable speed - to...
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    So the white tank is a buffer tank? Is this to...

    So the white tank is a buffer tank? Is this to increase the water capacity in the system and reduce short cycling?

    Installed many Mon/Cons - never with a buffer.
  42. Thread: Winter Gear

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    Layers!! So you can take off or put on as...

    Layers!! So you can take off or put on as needed. Also can switch out layers as they get wet. If you are going to be outside - Winter boots (not just work boots) - and Carhart bibs to keep the...
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    Blower motor going the correct direction? Too...

    Blower motor going the correct direction?
    Too big for the house/ductwork?
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    Empire Mantis - 90%+ fireplace insert

    Any feedback for homeowners that have these units? How are they holding up? I have a large original wood fireplace in my "new to me " home (is actually 200 years old!) and was planning on...
  45. How about a drawing.... It is tough to figure...

    How about a drawing.... It is tough to figure out what you are trying to say.
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    we are going thru this at our office. Sand them...

    we are going thru this at our office. Sand them down and recoat them.
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    I would look at Mitsubishi Ductless - great...

    I would look at Mitsubishi Ductless - great de-humidification and you get zoning and complete control for each room.
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    These units are great but when we have the rare...

    These units are great but when we have the rare problem call - they can be tricky to diagnose. They have many different sensors.

    IS the air filters, coils, and blower wheel clean in the indoor...
  49. Have the installers set up the blower correctly -...

    Have the installers set up the blower correctly - as said before.

    We see this ALL the time!! Even occasionally from our installers - that is wh our Home Comfort Consultants (Salesman) always go...
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    Are you talking about the "powerventer/fan" on...

    Are you talking about the "powerventer/fan" on the unit? or a field added model?

    Ignitor ohms and proper clearance to burner?

    Gas manifold pressure correct?

    I also believe this has a...
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