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  1. What kiind of exhaust fan? Where did you place...

    What kiind of exhaust fan? Where did you place it?

    Do you think zoning would help with the humidity issue? I'm tired of my cookies getting soggy. :(
  2. Thank you for the suggestions guys. I had...

    Thank you for the suggestions guys. I had someone ask about humidity, placement of thermostat, etc.

    The thermostat is on the first floor, right above the return. There is no thermostat on the...
  3. Thanks guys! I feel better already. :) Just...

    Thanks guys! I feel better already. :)

    Just to summarize what I think I'm hearing....

    (A) go ahead with energy audit and insulation updates as needed.
    (B) get the system retrofitted for...
  4. That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for being...

    That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for being brave enough to give me the bad news though. :)

    It is just so confusing and hard to know where to start... I guess the energy audit. Hold off on the...
  5. Ack! So essentially you're saying that it's...

    Ack! So essentially you're saying that it's going to be very expensive to run...so my whole desire to make it cycle less and run more is going to result in lots of moolah.

    Without having all the...
  6. Help! Did we walk into a disaster with an oversized system?

    Hello! Thank you in advance for any insights...

    My family just purchased a basement cape cod (brick), and moved in this week. We live in East Tennessee, therefore have been experience...
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    Ack! My family starves as I type. I'll provide...

    Ack! My family starves as I type. I'll provide another (hopefully happier) update as events warrant!
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    And....thanks for your service, iraqveteran!!!!!

    And....thanks for your service, iraqveteran!!!!!
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    Thanks guys. I am not litigious by nature (but...

    Thanks guys. I am not litigious by nature (but rather soft-hearted), but I gotta tell you! Being treated so shabbily by this contractor has driven me to it. I do have a former co-worker who is a...
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    Thank you, BeenThere!

    Thank you, BeenThere!
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    He would try nonetheless....and we can't afford...

    He would try nonetheless....and we can't afford (literally) to have him make any more messes. I feel like we gave him a month to correct the issues....he didn't, but instead made more messes. Now I...
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    Beenthere....problem is, I'm pretty sure he...

    Beenthere....problem is, I'm pretty sure he doesn't know how to use them. :( If I was in a more jovial mood I would have laughed. He said, "How was I supposed to know? I'm not a prophet, I can't...
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    Shophound, where do I begin? Same things that...

    Shophound, where do I begin? Same things that you and others mentioned just by looking at it:

    (1) Ducts too small for the 3.5 ton system (sized for 1000 cfms), register openings too small for...
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    Forgot to mention in case it wasn't included in...

    Forgot to mention in case it wasn't included in the monster thread several weeks ago....when he came out he bumped down the blower speed hoping it would solve the whole issue....which it didn't. But...
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    The Return of WorryWart

    A quick update on my sad tale of woe:

    Dude comes out and attempts to solve problems by replacing metal with a flex return, putting flex on duct in entryway so guests are not deafened by the roar,...
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    Signing off for today! Thanks to all! (More...

    Signing off for today! Thanks to all!

    (More questions sure to follow. :) )
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    Yeah, I am a bit of a badger, aren't I? :p

    Yeah, I am a bit of a badger, aren't I? :p
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    Yeah, that's why I wish you guys were closer! ...

    Yeah, that's why I wish you guys were closer!

    He added a return to the basement addition (for some reason there wasn't one there). It is only a 12x12 grate with a flexible duct but the sound...
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    We will certainly use the information provided...

    We will certainly use the information provided here and do our best to get this guy to step up.

    But on the basic issue then, of a potentially oversized unit (at least oversized for ducts), is...
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    Thanks for the encouragement, MGM2! Yeah, my...

    Thanks for the encouragement, MGM2! Yeah, my intimidation levels are decreasing daily, and we have pretty much figured that we are going to have to go elsewhere eventually. Half of it is clearly...
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    Get this, when I said I didn't like the look of...

    Get this, when I said I didn't like the look of those lines he said, "Awwwwh, it ain't so bad.." and to demonstrate, he slide the blower cover over to get in there and reduce blower speed. Then, he...
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    Haha...most of it has been the Cliff Notes...

    Haha...most of it has been the Cliff Notes version. Although, of course I suggested he read the whole thread! I told him he'd benefit from the education I've received. It has been invaluable! ...
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    He came back yesterday afternoon (not the...

    He came back yesterday afternoon (not the installing team--the owner-operator himself). Somewhere down the line is the full recap.

    BAsically it was pulling teeth to get him to agree to fix the...
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    So, when they actually put in a new pump (still...

    So, when they actually put in a new pump (still trying to get them to mop up the egregious install snafus. remember)...considering that I can't be confident they will put in the right one, what shall...
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    Oh my. And on that note...:)

    Oh my. And on that note...:)
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