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  1. Thank you all for the input. So I am gathering...

    Thank you all for the input. So I am gathering that the majority of folks here think the Merv 8, and some brands are merv 6, in the pleated filter will not harm the fans or limit airflow. The tech...
  2. Standard see-through filters VS. MERV 6

    I have asked this before and have received various answers. Today I had the yearly check-up on my 21 year-old Comfortmaker and my four year old Trane. Little spots of rust but no significance...
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    Is there a quiet 220 window unit on the market? I...

    Is there a quiet 220 window unit on the market? I think a smallest one of those would work. I am ignorant about btu and volts etc. There is a small room connecting to the main room to be cooled and...
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    I think that was our problem with the one we have...

    I think that was our problem with the one we have in there now. It's the largest window unit Whirlpool makes and it is noisy. You can't even hear the TV without turning it up to maximum. We had it...
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    Room Air Conditioner ( Window Unit)

    I must buy a window unit air conditioner for my mother, age 94. The unit should operate on 220 and must fit in a window. There is already a unit in the window but it is much too loud. The area to be...
  6. Thank you for the input. I will call tomorrow and...

    Thank you for the input. I will call tomorrow and get him out here. I really like my Trane as it keeps the temperature very constant in my old house. I have had to have a new coil installed due to...
  7. System does not switch back to heat pump after Aux Heat comes on??

    I have a Trane dual fuel that is three and a half years old. It has a TCONT402AN323DA Thermostat. The installer has it so that it is not set to switch to gas or Aux Heat from the outside temp. It...
  8. I have three returns. I checked the temp. on the...

    I have three returns. I checked the temp. on the one near the ceiling which is probably eight and a half feet from the floor. I have ten foot ceilings. Temp is 73. This room is near the unit and the...
  9. Checking to see if temp. at supply vents is normal??

    My Trane unit is three years old. It is a four ton dual fuel system. The temperature at the register ( or heat vent; I'm not sure what to call it) is around 84-85 when the heat pump is working and...
  10. My Trane has a new coil now that is coated from...

    My Trane has a new coil now that is coated from the factory so no more smell, at least for now. The Tech worked quite a while to replace the old one. ( I am going to have to split the labor cost with...
  11. That makes a lot of sense. I was concerned about...

    That makes a lot of sense. I was concerned about losing efficiency but it's all good! I really appreciate the input. My dealer/service company is going to split the labor with me and the coil is...
  12. Trane's fix for "dirty sock" What do you think?

    I have a great service company who acted quickly when I complained about the odor coming from my three year old Trane dual fuel system this fall. This was the third year that the odor presented...
  13. Last week on the first cool day, near 36 degrees,...

    Last week on the first cool day, near 36 degrees, the machine defrosted and the smell occurred. This is after the company, at the request of Trance, sprayed a polymer coating on the coils after using...
  14. They came back and installed a new sensor and it...

    They came back and installed a new sensor and it seems fixed. I have posted in another thread about another problem I wanted to share and get insight, if possible. Thanks to all who give input. This...
  15. Thanks to everyone for the replies. I have...

    Thanks to everyone for the replies. I have relayed this information to the tech and his boss via email. I hope it will help them not replace a board until the electrical meter is used to make a...
  16. I talked to the repairman. He said they start...

    I talked to the repairman. He said they start with the easiest fix when trouble shooting and then work up. I asked about the corss overs on the burners. He didn't really get it. He said it would be...
  17. Sensor going bad in less than three years??

    I had my Trane Dual Fuel system checked, as I do yearly. When put on Emergency Heat to check the function, the ignition fired for a long time making the little clicking sounds and then the machine...
  18. Is the Media Filter the new HDR by Flanders which...

    Is the Media Filter the new HDR by Flanders which is pleated and 4 1/2 inches thick. It just pushes into the normal grill where the 1 inch filter normally fits. Thanks a lot for the input. A lot of...
  19. New Filter to replace 1 inch filters...Input please.

    I saw these HDR 4 1/2 inch deep pleated filters just out by Flanders when I was in Lowes buying the Energy Aire 20xx20x1 filters for my Trane 3 1/2 ton system dual fuel. I have been following the...
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    I don't know if it will take care of the dust but...

    I don't know if it will take care of the dust but I examined my fan in the bedroom. Ten foot ceilings so it's not always apparent that there is a problem. You were right about the protrusion. The...
  21. Trane Tech. Treated my Dirty Sock. Is it a cure?

    I had dirty sock in the fall when my system was first installed last year. It was treated by cleaning and spraying the coils with a mold killer. No more problems....until this fall. It re-occurred....
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    I will talk to my trane guy about the fresh air...

    I will talk to my trane guy about the fresh air supply. Meanwhile, what about using one of the pleated filters in the three returns that I have to see if that cleans the air? I have used one regular...
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    Hi. Thank you for the reply. I have the blown...

    Hi. Thank you for the reply. I have the blown fiberglass pink insulation installed about thirty years ago. I have no lighting other than ceiling fans with the light attachment. I have wondered if the...
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    Dust problem solution

    I have posted about this problem before on the residential board. I am still trying to solve my problem, if it is a problem.
    I have always had a good amount of dust in this 102 year-old house. THe...
  25. Dirty Sock Treatment from Trane. Will it have adverse effect on system?

    Last fall I had the smelly Dirty Sock Syndrome on my new Trane dual fuel system. The installer was very helpful and used the treatment prescribed by Trane to spay on the coil to kill the mold. It...
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    That's what I was thinking. Will the test the...

    That's what I was thinking. Will the test the installer/tech is planning to do a viable test? I don't have money to waste but I do want my system as clean and as effective as possible.
    Concerning...
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    Checking leaky duct system advice

    I had a Trane system installed one year ago. The duct work is 20 years old and is fiber box trunks and foil flex from the trunk to the vents. There are three returns, one 10X20 and two 20X20. Only...
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    Hi. Thanks for the reply. I will move up to the...

    Hi. Thanks for the reply. I will move up to the Merv 8 with the two 20X20 and one 10X20 returns.
    Even before I installed Heat and A/C there was a dust problem . The house is 100 years old and...
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    What do you think of the Filtreet 302DC which...

    What do you think of the Filtreet 302DC which advertises 300 MPR. From what I could find, these don't restrict air flow by much yet are supposed to do well with dust, which I have a lot of.
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    Thank you. I apologize. I didn't realize my...

    Thank you. I apologize. I didn't realize my etiquette was incorrect. I didn't think about taking over another's thread. I love this forum. It has helped immensely over the past months.
    I read...
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    Flanders Natural Aire FPR 4

    Wahoo, would you recommend the Natural Aire FPR 4, green wrapper by Flanders a decent filter that won't mat up so easily? My house is old, not tight, and plenty dusty. I am trying everying I can to...
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    The time and place of smelling the sour odor is...

    The time and place of smelling the sour odor is all through the house coming from the vents as the unit is in the defrost mode. The thermostat indicates stage 1 and stage 2 simultaneously and steam...
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    Thank you very much, Everyone. Tinknocker, where...

    Thank you very much, Everyone. Tinknocker, where is Supply? I live downeast in Stantonsburg. Last night the smell got bad so I just swithced to Emergency Heat. No smell but the system burned Nat....
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    Man, it seems crazy. You spend thousands of...

    Man, it seems crazy. You spend thousands of dollars trying to buy the best system for your family and then something like this comes up. It seems that the mold and bacteria can be harmful in certain...
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    I will read the information. Do you know if it is...

    I will read the information. Do you know if it is dangerous or just unpleasant? I thought I did research before I purchased the system. Thank you for the input, all.
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    Trane 16 SEER dual fuel system. The exhaust is a...

    Trane 16 SEER dual fuel system. The exhaust is a part of the unit as far as I know. The unit is outside and I don't see how exhaust can get in the duct system. I only smell the odor when the...
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    Thank you for the input. I don't know if I have...

    Thank you for the input. I don't know if I have electric strips. The heat pump and natural gas are all the energy sources I know of in the unit. The smell is only with the defrost of the heat pump,...
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    Odor during defrost on Trane

    Being home more today and the outdoor temp being colder, I noticed my Trane dual fuel unit ( installed this summer) has defrosted more. We noticed a strong, almost sour odor when the thermostat...
  39. smell was inside, unit outside. The system is...

    smell was inside, unit outside. The system is sealed but the oder was coming through the vents. Not terrible but noticeable. This is the third time the defrost and smell occured this season. Never...
  40. I just noticed a strange odor coming from the...

    I just noticed a strange odor coming from the heating vents and I noticed the Thermostat was on Stage 1 and Stage 2 simultaneously. I looked out at the unit and there was what appeared to be steam...
  41. Thank you for the replys. My thermostat hasn't...

    Thank you for the replys. My thermostat hasn't shown Emgcy heat as of yet. I guess that is why my gas bill was less last month than one year before. I suppose the heat pump is doing the work and more...
  42. I guess mine hasn't gone to Natural Gas as of yet...

    I guess mine hasn't gone to Natural Gas as of yet because it hasn't indicated emergency heat. The bump is when the heat pump comes one. I can just hear it from inside the room. I don't know if it is...
  43. Thanks for the reply. The outdoor sensor is not...

    Thanks for the reply. The outdoor sensor is not controlling the unit as the thermostat is programed for unrestricted mode, iirc. The thermostat inside decides if the indoor temp is being maintained...
  44. I appreciate the replys. There is a stage one and...

    I appreciate the replys. There is a stage one and stage two indication but I still can't tell if gas is being used. Steam arises from the unit at times but I think that's the defrost mode. My...
  45. How do you tell if gas furnace takes over in Dual Fuel?

    First let me say I really appreciate this site and the folks that take the time to help the unschooled like myself.
    For the first time my new Trane Dual Fuel 16 Seer 4DCZ60... (can't remember the...
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    What about the 600 that I put in tonight until I...

    What about the 600 that I put in tonight until I can get the natural aire? Is that too restrictive? The Home Depot is rated FPR4. The Amazon is Merv 8. What's the difference.

    Here is the...
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    Mayguy, are those Naturalaire pleated and rated...

    Mayguy, are those Naturalaire pleated and rated MERV 8? There is no Home Depot near us so I will have to order from Amazon. I went to Lowe's and I bought some filters rated 600. I have no idea what...
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    thank you . I just called the installer and they...

    thank you . I just called the installer and they will come out and go over the duct work again. I know that the pleated filters cause the motor to work harder due to resistance but I will use those...
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    I have one 20X20 in the ceiling where the...

    I have one 20X20 in the ceiling where the thermostat is located. I have another 20X20 which has been there 18 years in the hall below the stairwell and a 10X20 that feeds from the opposite wall into...
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    Dust appearing with new system??

    This summer I got a new four ton trane dual fuel furnace/ac. It's great. However, it seems there is a lot more dust now in the air and on the furniture. With my old system I didn't notice so much....
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