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  1. Basements often need a dehumidifier. They are...

    Basements often need a dehumidifier. They are underground and cool & damp.
  2. The only way to have 5 zones IS with variable...

    The only way to have 5 zones IS with variable speed equipment and that manufacturer's zoning. You can't have a 4 ton unit running full blast into a zone sized for 1/5 th of the air. Even then at 25%,...
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    Last time we called Panasonic, tech support...

    Last time we called Panasonic, tech support people were all in a meeting. All we established was some kind of pressure or temp switch lockout. Our tech wanted to walk off, I said no, I will be there...
  4. If it is just the 10 year parts warranty that...

    If it is just the 10 year parts warranty that comes with registered equipment, you shouldn't have a problem. I've never had a vendor ask for any proof of maintenance. Labor warranty would depend upon...
  5. You won't get a rating for tax credit or rebate...

    You won't get a rating for tax credit or rebate going with a Lennox A/C. With a variable speed blower in the furnace your SEER will be better than with a standard motor but no idea what it is. Since...
  6. Upgrading to a 95% makes sense in cold climates....

    Upgrading to a 95% makes sense in cold climates. Putting in another 80 instead of a RMOD doesn't.

    If a WH is left alone in a chimney, drop a liner down it. Double wall flue (b-vent) probably won't...
  7. Water usage will be up a bit but nothing worse...

    Water usage will be up a bit but nothing worse than a drum humidifier. 600M is a nice machine.
  8. Increasing the size of the breaker is fine IF the...

    Increasing the size of the breaker is fine IF the wire from it allows it. Putting a 60 amp breaker on #8 wire for example is a safety hazard. Hope they know that.

    The YCJF is a mid line model....
  9. The J is the most efficient 16 SEER model so far....

    The J is the most efficient 16 SEER model so far. The jewels now mean Gold is 2 stage and Silver is single stage.
  10. That's why we changed out a 90% furnace vented...

    That's why we changed out a 90% furnace vented into a chimney beside the water heater last week :( Lotta idiots out there!
  11. What's the model # of the furnace? Anyway...

    What's the model # of the furnace?

    Anyway unless you have a matched Lennox furnace with high efficiency blower motor, your 18 SEER unit will be more like 15 SEER. So you'd be paying a bundle for...
  12. On the furnace, the first one is 2 stage with...

    On the furnace, the first one is 2 stage with standard blower motor, 2nd is variable speed.

    There is a typo on your Gold series A/C. The 6036 is correct but the next digit is a letter, not a 5....
  13. I loathe timers. You only need 5 wires, you don't...

    I loathe timers. You only need 5 wires, you don't need a common on the Vision Pros. Have him use the common wire as W2 and skip the damn timer.
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    You got that right. Friends bought a house to...

    You got that right. Friends bought a house to flip, now they're going to move into it. Our hood is getting dangerous. Anyway, original RACC from the 80s, fan motor bearings out, blade rusted on,...
  15. A 1300 sq ft BASEMENT needs 2 tons? Around here,...

    A 1300 sq ft BASEMENT needs 2 tons? Around here, and it is a sauna today, most 1300 sq ft HOUSES have 2 tons!

    There's only one 1 ton on the market, even that's likely too big. Every brand has a...
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    It is correct that Haier bought GE appliances. GE...

    It is correct that Haier bought GE appliances. GE is making PTACs themselves again (instead of buying them from China) and moving more assembly to Louisville Appliance Park. Hope the purchase doesn't...
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    If your equipment is working fine, then taking...

    If your equipment is working fine, then taking care of the ductwork makes the most sense. I think R8 is code but if it can't be done, guess you don't have any choice. Nice to have a return in every...
  18. As I warned you, that 18 SEER Lennox will end up...

    As I warned you, that 18 SEER Lennox will end up far from 18 SEER so you are paying a fortune for SEER you aren't getting. At a glance looks like 15.5 SEER not 18 with your furnace. Not sure I see...
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    2 stage stats aren't that much. Focus Pro 6220,...

    2 stage stats aren't that much. Focus Pro 6220, Emerson 1F85U-42PR or NP, Aprilaire 8466. Ask your dealer. Sad that he'd be glad to put that great furnace on a $20 stat. That's something we don't...
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    That exact model wasn't in Preston's book but at...

    That exact model wasn't in Preston's book but at a guess, around 75,000 BTU. 008 was a bit more and 006 a bit less.
  21. Comfortmaker is essentially Carrier. The N line...

    Comfortmaker is essentially Carrier. The N line is the builder models, like Carrier's "Comfort" line. They do have a deluxe line as nice or nicer than the Carrier Performance. Air handlers are very...
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    Your A/C model # doesn't make sense. You mean a...

    Your A/C model # doesn't make sense. You mean a 4024 2 ton? A good dealer will do a heat gain/loss calc and decide sizing. That furnace is fine for a 2 ton A/C, you don't have the airflow for above 3...
  23. There are 2 different units, straight cool and...

    There are 2 different units, straight cool and heat pump.

    The XC95m is fully modulating & communicating, good match for XV units. The new 2 stage S9V2 is not communicating but can work with the...
  24. You are likely experiencing temps above the...

    You are likely experiencing temps above the design temp for your area so without oversizing the equipment, you may experience warmer than desired temps inside late afternoon. That's the drawback of...
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    HRV won't do much, need a dehumidifier....

    HRV won't do much, need a dehumidifier. http://www.santa-fe-products.com/santa-fe-compact2/
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    Wheels come apart. If you run an out of balance...

    Wheels come apart. If you run an out of balance wheel long, it destroys the bearings in the motor so you are replacing both, not just the wheel. Replacing both on a basic 16 year old furnace might...
  27. Unfortunately that falls under the heading of DIY...

    Unfortunately that falls under the heading of DIY and site rules don't allow us to assist with that.
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    ICP made in same plants as Carrier. Indy furnace...

    ICP made in same plants as Carrier. Indy furnace & AH plant moving to Mex. Standard outdoor units made in Collierville TN, cheapo outdoor units (R models) like cheapo Bryant & Carrier made in Mex....
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    Looks like the Aprilaire version of the IAQ...

    Looks like the Aprilaire version of the IAQ stuff. Like it?
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    With a ECM inside! PSC inside probably 14 SEER.

    With a ECM inside! PSC inside probably 14 SEER.
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    I prefer American Standard & Trane. Just not that...

    I prefer American Standard & Trane. Just not that friggin new 95 with the small return opening in the side. Rheem is good too, just don't like that pressure switches aren't standard in the single...
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    Being dual compressor units, I've seen enough...

    Being dual compressor units, I've seen enough failures with them that I wouldn't use anything but genuine R22. You could take your chances with an alternative, R424. R407c requires a different...
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    Did he tell you that the efficiency of the system...

    Did he tell you that the efficiency of the system with the TEM6 is 16.25 SEER 13.50 EER with the 4TTR6048J but with the TEM4, the ratings with it are less and won't get you the tax credit.
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    You don't want 100% airflow and 28% compressor....

    You don't want 100% airflow and 28% compressor. You won't dehumidify a drop!

    And what they said, don't run the fan constantly unless you are in the desert or you don't have the cooling on. Soon as...
  35. Absolutely

    Absolutely
  36. Thread: Trane S9V2

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    Go the Rheem with Econet control. That friggin'...

    Go the Rheem with Econet control. That friggin' side you can't cut open to put a full size media or filter on the S9 looks like a royal pain. Wonder how many are going to slap a 16x25 media cleaner...
  37. Anything CAN be done. It's a standard motor so an...

    Anything CAN be done. It's a standard motor so an installer would have to get "creative" with the blower wiring to slow it down on low stage. With that motor, your high SEER outdoor unit would end up...
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    You want to change the 1st stage differential...

    You want to change the 1st stage differential setting to 1. I'm guessing it is on 3. About 1/2 way down all the settings.
  39. Thread: flame on

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    You can thank Misters Johnson and Olsen for that...

    You can thank Misters Johnson and Olsen for that :D
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    I lived in an apartment with a neighborhood wide...

    I lived in an apartment with a neighborhood wide chiller system. Could keep it 40 cooler than outside in 100 weather!

    As been said or maybe its just so old that's the best it can do. The heat...
  41. I'd keep the 2 zones but have a GOOD contractor...

    I'd keep the 2 zones but have a GOOD contractor look it over and see what the problem is. Guessing lousy design or dampers not working. If you get it working the way it should, it will give you...
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    Homeowners want cheap and they are getting it....

    Homeowners want cheap and they are getting it. Every store says I'll be the lowest. It shows. Coworker getting rid of 5 year old Korean washer. Extended warranty paid a fortune keeping it running...
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    You're lucky you aren't freezing up the coil...

    You're lucky you aren't freezing up the coil keeping it that cold!
  44. Check the sizing. 4 tons for 2400 sq ft (basement...

    Check the sizing. 4 tons for 2400 sq ft (basement adds almost nothing to cooling) sounds big for a mild climate. The equipment is rather similar, read the proposals carefully - is 1 dealer doing more...
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    Single stage, the ASXC is 2 stage.

    Single stage, the ASXC is 2 stage.
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    3.5 ton for a house that well built should be...

    3.5 ton for a house that well built should be oversized. Sounds like a duct issue if the upstairs can't cool or possibly a zone damper sticking.
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    The York brands, the ICP brands, the Heat...

    The York brands, the ICP brands, the Heat Controller brands all have ones like that.
  48. 8742606 Qualifies for tax credit

    8742606

    Qualifies for tax credit
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    4 ton for 1300 sq ft with a 3 ton blower with...

    4 ton for 1300 sq ft with a 3 ton blower with zoning. I remember this episode. He says 1300 sq ft should be a 2.5 ton but they put a 3 ton in. Good grief.
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    In the 90s, we frequently installed 2 brand...

    In the 90s, we frequently installed 2 brand systems. We loved the sound level & reliability of the American Standard Freedom 80, especially the 2 stage. But the outdoor units were noisy & pricey so...
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