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    Good point! The older fans make a kind of white...

    Good point! The older fans make a kind of white noise, not so different from wind through the trees.

    So the scroll compressor noise similar to a gas powered leaf blower a block away is normal? ...
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    Scroll Compressor Noise

    The propaganda about scroll compressors says they are inherently quieter than piston compressors. However, as I walk around my neighborhood, there is a noticeable and annoying hum/buzz from all the...
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    Will do. My goal was to decide whether to call...

    Will do. My goal was to decide whether to call an HVAC tech or duct sealing company. I will start with the HVAC tech. Thanks for helping me be a more knowledgeable customer.
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    That could be. I did not drill holes into the...

    That could be. I did not drill holes into the duct junction box, but this is a mild day, attic is 78, and I measured the box's exterior. The top is 75, the bottom is 68 for a difference of 7...
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    I did notice that this white 1/2 inch PVC pipe on...

    I did notice that this white 1/2 inch PVC pipe on the side of the coil plenum is blowing air. I assume this is an emergency water drain, but is it normal to blow air unrestricted?

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    Correct

    Correct
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    My mistake. I meant 3 ton unit. Good you caught...

    My mistake. I meant 3 ton unit. Good you caught that.
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    The ducts closer to the camera in each picture...

    The ducts closer to the camera in each picture are closer to the coil and they are the colder ones.
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    The ducts closest to the camera are closest to...

    The ducts closest to the camera are closest to the coil and these are colder than the ducts further from the coil/camera.
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    It's raining today so the attic is cool. Did the...

    It's raining today so the attic is cool. Did the army crawl behind the plenum and found no leaks.
    I checked the far left duct entirely and I only found a leak where the register attaches to the...
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    This is a gas furnace/AC mounted horizontally in...

    This is a gas furnace/AC mounted horizontally in the attic. The whole unit is one long box from intake to plenum.
    The air flow is one turn from the return then from the blower fan straight across...
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    Did so. Ran a multi-meter temp probe as far as...

    Did so. Ran a multi-meter temp probe as far as it would reach and still the same results. Used an IR meter on the face of the grill and got higher readings of course, but the same delta. Only the...
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    10 degree difference at registers

    Just checked on this hot day and found some registers at 56F and others at 66F. There are 4 ducts, all the same size, coming from the plenum. All the registers on the 2 ducts closest to the coil...
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    First, go to your local library, and get a book...

    First, go to your local library, and get a book on Weatherization.
    It will tell you what Energy Rater La did in more detail and with color pictures. With minimal costs, you may get major results. ...
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    Texas is coal powered - go figure. cities that...

    Texas is coal powered - go figure.

    cities that did not opt for deregulation are paying about 10cents/kwh.

    deregulation sounds good, but you need more than one provider for competition to...
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    Texas Electric Rates

    People are paying 17 cents/kWh in Texas????


    I myself would find it hard to believe there paying that much per KWh, up here in wisconsin I think my rate is only .10 or .11 per KWh and NG is just...
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    is this crankcase heater common even on older...

    is this crankcase heater common even on older units? None of my neighbors have heard of turning off the power to the outside unit in winter. How much power do they draw? Thanks for the tip.
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    Cats eat mice. Rats eat cats. A good snake eat...

    Cats eat mice. Rats eat cats. A good snake eat them all.
  21. Carnak, Wouldn't the opposite apply as well? ...

    Carnak,
    Wouldn't the opposite apply as well?

    ..... We hit a hot snap of two weeks in the plus 100's and no problem with temperature as long as he never set it back.

    ....Setting back during the...
  22. forget setback

    I have gone through the same thing in Houston. Once the temps get close to design loads, around 95 for us, setback is non-efficient. You spend more energy getting the heat and humidity out of your...
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    I received this reply from Dan Lea of CIMA about...

    I received this reply from Dan Lea of CIMA about the referenced study:

    Dr. Godish was hired by fiber glass companies to write a hit piece paper on cellulose insulation to support their bogus...
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    I found the article using my library on-line...

    I found the article using my library on-line magazine feature. I can send it to you if you like, Kenny.

    The study was of 4 buildings which had occupant complaints- 2 health related, 2 structural...
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    Why?

    Please explain further.
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