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  1. "Is there a system available (even a custom) that...

    "Is there a system available (even a custom) that will draw in the outside air if the outside temperature (at night) is low enough. This would save us an incredible amount of money?"

    I think you...
  2. in a word.... NO, but with a explanation. ...

    in a word.... NO, but with a explanation.

    First off the neighbor did not see any decrease in energy used over the last year.

    The windows that were installed were indeed dual pane low e, vinyl...
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    that explains it!!! thank you!!!

    that explains it!!! thank you!!!
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    if your living in scottsdale, you can afford high...

    if your living in scottsdale, you can afford high energy bills!!! (that was a "phoenix suburb" joke folks!!)

    I do see that rheem makes a 17 seer package unit. But to tell you the truth, its all...
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    what is the difference between the SMAN3 and the...

    what is the difference between the SMAN3 and the SMAN2??? I read the manual online and I dont see a difference???
  6. I have not had the aeroseal done at my house, but...

    I have not had the aeroseal done at my house, but my neighbor did. We both have the very same house, built a the same time. I suspect that like everything else in the hvac industry, the installer is...
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    yellow pages, google etc. find a sheet metal shop...

    yellow pages, google etc. find a sheet metal shop local to you. explain what your doing and have them make it up. I had a similar problem and had the local sheet metal shop bend up an extension...
  8. Dont know what to tell you. Static pressure went...

    Dont know what to tell you. Static pressure went down, CFM delivered via the supply ducts when up. This along with a raft of other changes lowered my bills by 25 percent. It may not be for everyone,...
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    I would suggest the you take a look at the...

    I would suggest the you take a look at the manufactures site and find someone listed there in your area to come and take a look.

    if the pro's say its installed wrong, I would contact the...
  10. "Something else to remember is that by going...

    "Something else to remember is that by going downshot, the static pressure will run higher on some units. At least with an elbow, the air can come straight out the back of the unit and make a gradual...
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    well, to tell the truth, there are really only...

    well, to tell the truth, there are really only four features that I use...

    1. the programing/setback
    2. the ability to change the temp set point from a computer or ipod, due to the fact my...
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    The files is a csv comma delimited file that will...

    The files is a csv comma delimited file that will log as long as you want it to.

    Here are the headers for the data collected.

    Entry Time
    Unit name
    UUID
    Log Version
    Latitude (from zip...
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    google setyourthermostatforwindows and it should...

    google setyourthermostatforwindows and it should show up.

    here is the direct url
    http://www.setyourthermostat.com/
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    I fully understand that there are some really...

    I fully understand that there are some really great thermostats on the market. I have no doubt that there are some that are much better. The OP asked if there anybody had experiance with the 3m...
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    myself and 4 others (friends and family) have...

    myself and 4 others (friends and family) have this thermostat.The OEM software is junk, but there is another company making aftermarket software. The after market software is spectacular.

    Not...
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    what design temp to use.

    When a company does a manual j (heat load) what do they use for design temps. For instance, Phoenix AZ, normal summer has highs of 115 to 118, but I have seen 122. Most folks here keep the tstat at...
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    hhhmmmm,,, old system worked fine for 2 years....

    hhhmmmm,,, old system worked fine for 2 years. New system does not. BAD INSTALL??????? I would suggest that you have someone (another contractor or the registrar of contractors) check it out. I would...
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    All right, I hope this makes everyone laugh like...

    All right, I hope this makes everyone laugh like it does me.

    Many many years ago, I had a house with an evap cooler only. The cooler was old old old and on its last legs. As a young man, I spent...
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    If I understand delta T correctly, its is also...

    If I understand delta T correctly, its is also governed by air flow over the coil / static pressure. Is this correct??? example 200 cfm will have a much higher delta t then say 1000 cfm flowing over...
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    I have my grandfathers turbo torch that he used...

    I have my grandfathers turbo torch that he used in the 1970's. I seldom use it. Of course I dont do ac installs!!! I also have oxy act for big copper plumbing repairs or brazing steel or fabrication....
  21. my non professional answers... 1. I would say...

    my non professional answers...
    1. I would say that the amount of dirt and the type of dirt, after 40 days is not typical. I would look at the ducts from the return register to the filter for...
  22. Thread: Energy Audit

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    I am not an expert!! let me say that first!! ...

    I am not an expert!! let me say that first!!

    As with any measurement, there are lots of variables. First is the ability of the person conducting the testing. Second is the calibration of the...
  23. Thread: Energy Audit

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    I have had a couple of neighbors that have paid...

    I have had a couple of neighbors that have paid to have this done. The cost was subsidized by the local utility company. All three had "serious" issues found. All three of the companies offered to...
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    I was taught (35 years ago) that you put a...

    I was taught (35 years ago) that you put a minimum of 3 screws up to 12 inch ducts. And 5 screws in ducts 14 inches and above.... that was a rule of thumb back then....
    I know I would not want my...
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    as a homeowner, 1. be curtious. 2. be...

    as a homeowner,

    1. be curtious.
    2. be professional
    3. have a clean well orgainized truck, tool bag and apperance (I know that its hard to do).
    4. try to explain every problem. I dont work...
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