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    Last year I replaced my older 9 SEER HVAC with a...

    Last year I replaced my older 9 SEER HVAC with a new 16SEER unit. Like you I live in North Texas and the old AC worked well into the night to get down to a comfortable temp.

    The new HVAC cools so...
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    I had a simular situation with my previous...

    I had a simular situation with my previous install. They didn't cut the opening to the AH to the proper size and I had serious air flow problems. :mad:


    That should be fixed by the installer....
  3. Thread: Brand Preference

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    Ryan I believe Amana makes one ........

    Ryan

    I believe Amana makes one ..... :confused:

    However, I may be mistaken .... :o
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    My bills are between 30% and 40% less even with...

    My bills are between 30% and 40% less even with this summer being hotter.

    The old unit wasn't installed properly so I was getting around 3 ton instead of 4. Also, the old unit was rated around 9...
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    Like you I live in Texas and really get to enjoy...

    Like you I live in Texas and really get to enjoy those 100 degree days. :eek:

    Be sure to get a unit that is good for removing humidity. I, for one, vote for Goodman/Amana as I just purchased a new...
  6. Thread: Brand Preference

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    Tiger I'm sure many other will chime in that...

    Tiger

    I'm sure many other will chime in that the install is the most important thing and the equipment is second. So do yourself a favor and get a good installer.....:eek:

    I'm on my second...
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    We don't have that problem in TX. Since we always...

    We don't have that problem in TX. Since we always have our trusty 30-30 or 06 handy with us at all times. It's just as easy to pick off a would be thief as some of the local varmints.... ;)
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    How much do they charge for the first...

    How much do they charge for the first suitcase/luggage? :D
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    Been I've made this query to some of the local...

    Been

    I've made this query to some of the local HVAC folks and I got a dear in the headlights look. So I thought that they were only available for the Geo systems.

    I may do some more inquiring...
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    IS there any reason they couldn't be installed on...

    IS there any reason they couldn't be installed on a standard HVAC system?

    Would the cost be to prohibitive as Geo's seem to be a high end solution?

    I wondered why these weren't an option...
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    Newby Question about Desuperheaters

    Since I don't do HVAC work for a living I though that I would turned to the more learned folks on this site to ask a question....

    I see Desuperheaters used on Geothermal HVAC systems. Why...
  12. Thread: Homeowners

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    To check ARI cert equipment, do the following: ...

    To check ARI cert equipment, do the following:


    Go to http://www.ahrinet.org/. The AHRI home page displays.
    Click on Specifiers/Contractors > Certified HVACR Equipment. The Directory of...
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    The installer explained the differences between...

    The installer explained the differences between R22 and R410 cooling capacities as well as the fact that R22 was being phased out.

    I'm a tech nut and like to read about various newer...
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    Been The guy was very upfront about the R22...

    Been

    The guy was very upfront about the R22 and R410. The R22 systems were slightly less expensive.

    I went with the 410 unit. It has performed admirably with this years Hot Texas weather. My...
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    Been I understand there is a pressure problem...

    Been

    I understand there is a pressure problem with 744 but as I understand it it's more efficient and less damaging for the air quality folks. :)

    I was told by the guy that installed my new...
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    R744 Pro's and Con's for HVAC

    I was reading about the use of CO2 for refrigeration and wondered if there was any inroads being made to use this as the next refrigerant of choice for HVAC?

    Would this be a boon to heat pumps?...
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    Steve I can recommend Goodman. I'm on my...

    Steve

    I can recommend Goodman. I'm on my second one. I purchased one 12 years ago. Even though it wasn't installed properly I didn't have any costly repairs. :cool:

    I had it replaced with a...
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    I've two fav's .... A Capacola & Provolone sub...

    I've two fav's ....

    A Capacola & Provolone sub with Tom, let. red onion, Italian Dressing, and hot peppers.:)

    The second one is from a sub place that is no longer in business: Grilled chip...
  19. Thread: Sanity Check!

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    Dave There are several folks on-line here that...

    Dave

    There are several folks on-line here that might be able to direct you to some dependable folks in your area. :)

    In my case the folks that installed the last HVAC did such a poor job that I...
  20. Thread: Sanity Check!

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    Dave I have a few questions. :confused: Is...

    Dave

    I have a few questions. :confused:

    Is this the only tech in the game?
    Have you had others quote you a new system?
    Is this the guy you're going to use to install the new system?
    ...
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    I'm surprised Twilli hasn't responded to this...

    I'm surprised Twilli hasn't responded to this .... :D
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    Richard Are you considering the GKS9 Gas...

    Richard

    Are you considering the GKS9 Gas Furnace? If so it's a Single-Stage, Multi-Speed. I have the new Goodman 95% dual stage VS furnace. I had it installed in the spring and was impressed how...
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    I had an older unit with a very similar setup....

    I had an older unit with a very similar setup. The old furnace was a single speed 4 ton. I replaced the entire HVAC with a new 4 ton unit that has a VS blower in the furnace. While there is some...
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    I do enjoy the cooling of my home. However,...

    I do enjoy the cooling of my home. However, heating while not nearly as predominant as cooling, is dispensed at the ceiling and not the cold concrete floors leaves something to be desired on those...
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    I have to agree with the others, do not block off...

    I have to agree with the others, do not block off any of the registers. If the system was properly designed then they are a crucial part of the system to maintain temp balance throughout the room.
    ...
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    I found this site that contains a PDF file...

    I found this site that contains a PDF file describing their MERV 11 filters and their medium. :cool:

    www.glasfloss.com/utils/file.cgi/mr11.pdf

    It provides a lot of info that may help with your...
  27. Thread: Advice please!!!

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    I too have AHS and they have been good at getting...

    I too have AHS and they have been good at getting people out. Workmanship is suspect on some things. :confused:

    I have a new Goodman (parent of Amana) and am very happy with it. I have a 16 SEER...
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    Shophound Definitely the high priced unit .......

    Shophound

    Definitely the high priced unit .... ;)

    I see you had the real (imported brick) Accents around the windows and the wood extension to help hold up the 3/8 plywood decked roof. So many...
  29. Thread: Advice please!!!

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    My 2 Cents (for what it's worth)

    It's always hard to decide with all the options available which is the best course of action. Also, we are not in your area and don't know your comfort range. :confused:

    I have a home warranty on...
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    Shophound You must of had the luxury model,...

    Shophound

    You must of had the luxury model, while I had the gold 6 foot sliding door (installed backwards) I had the cheap single pane aluminum windows that leaked air and rain. I didn't get the...
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    What about the operating panel of the sliding...

    What about the operating panel of the sliding glass door installed on the outside. That was a F&J hallmark. :confused:

    While the fur down was a good idea they didn't manager to get the air to flow...
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    Yep .... ;) However, they evolved into...

    Yep .... ;)

    However, they evolved into Centennial and then re-emerged as F&J. The add read " The same house your Father & Mother had built". Only problems is, I wouldn't want another home built as...
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    Another Happy Goodman Owner

    From a fellow Texan, I just purchased my second Goodman HVAC. I replaced an older unit that had been poorly installed. I was younger then and didn't have the knowledge imparted from the learned folks...
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    Null I have a new Goodman (replaced an older...

    Null

    I have a new Goodman (replaced an older Goodman) and there is a setting on the control card that allows the AH/furnace to run so long at a certain lower speed then it increases to about 80%....
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    Don't mean to dissuade you but have you looked at...

    Don't mean to dissuade you but have you looked at the newer split system systems? :)

    http://www.daikinac.com/commercial/p...oducts&page=55
    http://www.mehvac.com/Products/subCa...CategoryID=145...
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    Daltex That is what I was asking.... :) ...

    Daltex

    That is what I was asking.... :)

    Thanks :D
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    Please forgive me for hijacking the thread ....:o...

    Please forgive me for hijacking the thread ....:o

    I have a question along the line of what Darrell is asking. If I have the heat load calc performed and it recommends a 2.5 ton unit. Do I get a 3...
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    Anyone heard of Souse (pickled Pigs Feet)? :D ...

    Anyone heard of Souse (pickled Pigs Feet)? :D

    A lot of folks will try them and say how good they are until you tell them they are pig's feet.... ;)
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    Dash I don't have the background for HVAC....

    Dash

    I don't have the background for HVAC. However, I have posers/questions as to why certain aspects of the HVAC system are the way they are. I wonder why certain things are not an option or if...
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    Did the unit ever cool properly? :confused: ...

    Did the unit ever cool properly? :confused:

    You may have a duct problem. Did the Tech check to see if the air flow to the rooms is OK. :confused:

    The folks that installed my last system install...
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    Soaker I always thought it would be a good...

    Soaker

    I always thought it would be a good idea to have a de-superheater (TERM?) option on all AC systems to help preheat DHW. I know this is an option on Geo-thermal systems. This would be...
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    Sorry to hear about your problem .... :( Did...

    Sorry to hear about your problem .... :(

    Did they ever test the system before turning the house over to you? :confused:

    Even if you where to take ownership in the heating season there should...
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    I live right down the road from you in...

    I live right down the road from you in Lewisville. I can give you a name of a local guy that's been in the business a long time. :D

    Let me know if I can help .... :)
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    Dave Several folks are going to jump on you...

    Dave

    Several folks are going to jump on you for quoting a price. So you may want to edit that out .... :(

    I just had a new 4 ton system installed. I live in North Texas (Just North of...
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    Been Thanks for the clarification .... :)

    Been

    Thanks for the clarification .... :)
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    Been I was told that because the speed of the...

    Been

    I was told that because the speed of the blower was lower (Heating season) that it cause less of the humidity to be removed than when the blower speed is on high. This should make it more...
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    Jack If you mean comfort control then Yes. It...

    Jack

    If you mean comfort control then Yes. It has a setting on the VS furnace that allows the blower to start at a certain percentage of the full speed then goes to another speed and them runs...
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    Jack I have to agree. I live in North Texas...

    Jack

    I have to agree. I live in North Texas and our weather has been such that it's not really hot enough for AC but the humidity is very high. I was under the impression that my new system would...
  49. Thread: Pro IAQ stats

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    Just a thought .... :) When I want to open a...

    Just a thought .... :)

    When I want to open a window and cool down the house without worrying about the AC coming on, I set the therm to a much higher setting and press the hold button. Or if I...
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    Been Here's where I get confused (I know...

    Been

    Here's where I get confused (I know that's not hard ;)) but how is it different if a have a regular stat that calls for heat and the furnace has the switches set for running a certain time in...
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