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    Here's all the numbers (September bills aren't...

    Here's all the numbers (September bills aren't here yet):
    Electric - July - 2521 kWh - $231.23
    Electric - August - 2500 - 2500 kWh - $232.40
    Gas - July - 13.15 therms - $23.25
    Gas - August -...
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    Gas company = Vectren City = Carmel, Indiana...

    Gas company = Vectren
    City = Carmel, Indiana
    Heat pump model = Bryant 264ANA (13.5 or 14 SEER and 9 HSPF)
    Furnace model = Bryant 355AAV (80,000 BTU)
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    Electric is really murky. The bill shows the...

    Electric is really murky. The bill shows the monthly usage in kWh and at the bottom they tell you the average cost but that's it. Multiply the two numbers together add sales tax and that's what...
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    $1.52 is an "all-in" number. As an example last...

    $1.52 is an "all-in" number. As an example last month my bill looked like this:

    Therms used: 12.180
    Distribution & Service charges: $14.85
    Gas cost charge: $6.16
    Sales tax: $1.46
    Total...
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    Average monthly electric cost is around $0.08 or...

    Average monthly electric cost is around $0.08 or $0.09 per kWh. Average gas cost looks to be $1.49 per therm (based on an average of 18.77 therms per month and an average monthly bill of $28.03,...
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    Electric Heat Pump or Gas Furnace?

    In 2006 we completely replaced our aging HVAC system with a Bryant Evolution furnace and electric heat pump. Part of the rationale for switching from a traditional gas furnace to hybrid system with...
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    Ugh! Sometimes I just feel compelled to...

    Ugh! Sometimes I just feel compelled to respond...this doesn't seem like rocket science.

    A properly done Manual J is done for DESIGN temps. In other words your system should be able to hold a...
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    Speaking as a homeowner, provided a Manual J was...

    Speaking as a homeowner, provided a Manual J was done with the right design temps and the ducting is good I don't see how this could be true. Case in point - my house.

    We just had a Bryant...
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    As a HO who did extensive homework I'm quite...

    As a HO who did extensive homework I'm quite pleased with my Bryant Evolution system. I got the whole shooting match (heat pump, matching 2-stage variable speed furnace, coil, air cleaner, uv lamp,...
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    Is it possible for the static pressure in the...

    Is it possible for the static pressure in the system to be unstable?

    One day I check and it says the filter is 70% used, another 20% and still another 50%. I guess the bottom line is that I'm not...
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    Around mid-April I had a Bryant Evolution dual...

    Around mid-April I had a Bryant Evolution dual fuel System installed and even purchased the Evolution PerfectAir Cleaner.

    I came to find out the air cleaner, while heavily promoted on their...
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    I had an evolution system installed about 6 weeks...

    I had an evolution system installed about 6 weeks ago. At the time the local HVAC company said that the Evolution Series PerfectAir Purifier wasn't available yet (even though it's been listed for 3...
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    I think my father-in-law (mentioned in my...

    I think my father-in-law (mentioned in my original post) did this when they built their new house. He had something on the return side put up in the attic with a screen covering so no animals etc....
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    Last month we had a new Bryant Evolution system...

    Last month we had a new Bryant Evolution system installed: 355AAV, 264ANA, Stat etc.

    Somewhere I read in an earlier posting (I think it was in reference to the Infinity system) that somehow the...
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    I guess I know just enough to be dangerous...I...

    I guess I know just enough to be dangerous...I found an old post on this site with the bryant catalog website. I got there, found the evolution control setup manual and was able to figure out how to...
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    A couple of weeks ago I had a Bryant Evolution...

    A couple of weeks ago I had a Bryant Evolution system installed. During the install some mildew was found on the inside of the ductboard in the plenum. The installer suggested a supply side UV...
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    I just had a Bryant Evolution system installed...

    I just had a Bryant Evolution system installed and I know as far as competing products with the Clean Effects, Bryant is rolling out the PerfectAir Purifier.

    At least the company that I had do the...
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    After removing my furnace yesterday and sticking...

    After removing my furnace yesterday and sticking my head up into the plenum it was clear that the duct board was not only extremely dirty but that some mold was growing inside. The installers...
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    I'm definitely not your average homeowner ;) ...

    I'm definitely not your average homeowner ;) I've been called anal but sometimes that's being pretty kind. As we're all creatures of habit here's mine...

    I keep a piece of paper attached to the...
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    Last weekend the wife and I are watching TV and...

    Last weekend the wife and I are watching TV and Trane runs this ad for their new Trane CleanEffects air cleaner. My wife is a germ/bacteria nut. She works in a hospital as a nurse and claims the...
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    wyounger - for the 5-7 years more I'm going to be...

    wyounger - for the 5-7 years more I'm going to be in this house I'm not going to the trouble or expense of doing zoning. The issue which mainly concerns my wife is that she feel the upstairs is...
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    tigerdunes - very perceptive ;) both manual j's...

    tigerdunes - very perceptive ;) both manual j's indicated approx. a 62,000-65,000 btu loss at between -5 and -10 out and 70 in and a nominal 30,000 btu gain in the summer at 75 in and 95 out. I...
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    So after all the quotes here's the final...

    So after all the quotes here's the final 'bakeoff'...

    AmStd:
    Furnace - AUY100R9V4 (93%, 2 stage variable speed)
    Heat Pump - 2A6H3042 (3.5 ton, 13 SEER, R22)
    Humidifier - AprilAire 600
    Stat -...
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    I'm along for the ride on this one but I'm...

    I'm along for the ride on this one but I'm wondering if everyone's answer would be the same (avoid the hot water b/c of the mineral issue) if there was a water softner in the house placed before the...
  25. I believe the AprilAire 700 series has an outdoor...

    I believe the AprilAire 700 series has an outdoor sensor to control the unit. On the other I've been told stats like some in the WR line can provide the control. The only possible downside I've...
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