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  1. Here is a link to something i found ...

    Here is a link to something i found

    http://www.achrnews.com/articles/a-new-solution-found-for-dirty-sock-syndrome
  2. In the marines we called this type of a situation...

    In the marines we called this type of a situation something that i cant say on this forum
  3. Btw humidity ist 47 to 50 percent right now. Just...

    Btw humidity ist 47 to 50 percent right now. Just not sure what it is inside the air handler....probably not good sine heat pumps suck in that regard.
  4. I had the extra return removed...the house was ok...

    I had the extra return removed...the house was ok for a while with a portabke dehumidifer. But when we hit heat pump mode weather, i have ver seriously bad breathing issues, going to the...
  5. I think it is time to save up for ultra aire 70h.

    I think it is time to save up for ultra aire 70h.
  6. Humidity went back up to 57% today....whats funny...

    Humidity went back up to 57% today....whats funny is i left the system off yesterday while sealing up the return from the inside. The house stayed at 55% with the system off! Then once i cranked the...
  7. This nightmare is just getting worse..took a...

    This nightmare is just getting worse..took a closer look at the return box yesterday morning... Spent yesterday afternoon and this morning trying to seal box better... Crappy crappy work! Holes...
  8. Teddybear, I dont have a whole house...

    Teddybear,

    I dont have a whole house dehumidifer.

    From above, our attic access is in the garage which has an exterior door between the house and it.
  9. The particles dont seem to be an issue now that i...

    The particles dont seem to be an issue now that i sealed the door. Thats what i meant to say. Also in my reply above i meant to say i not u.
  10. Update Since the symptoms i was experiencing...

    Update


    Since the symptoms i was experiencing were just like before when i was pulling particles into the house, i went up to do an inspection of the air handler. The door for the 4" filter...
  11. Beenthere, Dont think so on the turbine. As...

    Beenthere,

    Dont think so on the turbine. As soon as i put it on, i noticed an improvement. Remember i started this whole post because i had high particles, high co2 and high humidity. The first...
  12. Dude I think i just made it worse doing the...

    Dude

    I think i just made it worse doing the extra return. The humidity is back up to 56%. Before doing return and after adding the tuebine, the humidity was gettig down around 53% diring the hot...
  13. Ok the humidity came diwn to 50% last...

    Ok the humidity came diwn to 50% last night...thats good. Will be watching to see how the humidity levels go over the next week or so. Btw I'm noticing some activity with my symptoms that i havent...
  14. Also...now the humidity is sticking at...

    Also...now the humidity is sticking at 57%....which is much worse than before. Should I just give it some time and see?
  15. Update

    Things have been going better. I went up in the attic with the ac guy the other day. He was giving me his price for putting in a return, amd a new plenum box with a 4 inch filter slot. He said its...
  16. Teddybear, Thanks for the advice. I haven't...

    Teddybear,

    Thanks for the advice. I haven't ruled the whole home dehumidifier. However, either way, I will have to add an additional return. Not just that since I am getting some conflicting...
  17. Just doing some math... My math guru brother did...

    Just doing some math... My math guru brother did some computations for me. According to what i have heard here my 3 ton unit should have around 400-500 square inches of return. Well i have a...
  18. Ok...I think I have decided to put in an extra...

    Ok...I think I have decided to put in an extra return. I have a quote of $.

    I really would like to see what people think. I have decided to go with this because of the layout of my house. There...
  19. Update My uncle who does hvac was down...

    Update

    My uncle who does hvac was down visiting for a couple of weeks about 3 weeks ago....so I paid him and helped him to do the vents....so those are done. Since then I have noticed a...
  20. They seem to rise to higher levels during the...

    They seem to rise to higher levels during the hotter times of the day....like right now they are at 55% in the kitchen compared to 50% an hour ago.
  21. Update... Had a guy come in and check the stuff i...

    Update... Had a guy come in and check the stuff i did yesterday. He said that was a good move. When i brought up different tape and stuff he said he used another brand and stuff. So i insisted. He...
  22. Energy rater Will any kind Of foil tape in the...

    Energy rater

    Will any kind Of foil tape in the ac duct section work? I couldnt find the brand and couldnt find mastic tape but found the mastic sealant stuff. Can i out a 4 " filter if my grill...
  23. Thanks energy rater, I should add that the...

    Thanks energy rater,


    I should add that the symptoms aren't quite as bad...feeling not as bad with less medicine....Also the temperature seems to feel cooler at higher temperatures...it maybe the...
  24. Not so fast

    Ok...so I wake up this morning and had this wonderful experience which continued throughout the morning....left the house at 11....stayed gone until about 7...came home only to return to the symptoms...
  25. I think it is fixed

    Gentlemen,

    You all won't believe it. I turned the fan down to low...you know since my unit seemed to be a little big for my house. It is a profound improvement! I'm going to get a hygrometer...
  26. I contacted the two closest to me the other day...

    I contacted the two closest to me the other day but haven't heard back from them.
  27. The guy I called yesterday didn't show up...after...

    The guy I called yesterday didn't show up...after the comments I am kinda scared now. Fortunately my wife and son don't seem to have the breathing problems I do.

    Since the guy yesterday didn't...
  28. Oh yeah....I checked the temperature at the...

    Oh yeah....I checked the temperature at the vents....it was about 58 degrees.
  29. Thanks for all the replies everyone. Thanks...

    Thanks for all the replies everyone.

    Thanks for all your advice. You have helped me see that an extra return is probably not the way to go since the dehumidifier has a return of its own along with...
  30. Oh wow! Boy this sucks. Here goes my...

    Oh wow! Boy this sucks.

    Here goes my response..

    Tst...the furniture is brand new....carpets have been here since the spouse was built in 2007. I've opened some windows on occasion but it seems...
  31. pic of fan speed chart

    Here is a pic of the fan speed chart in the manufacturer's booklet left on top of the unit.

    http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/robotman2009/chartfromairhandlerbook.png

    Also, I was up...
  32. Six, I checked on the fan speed. It is set to...

    Six,

    I checked on the fan speed. It is set to medium. This should be correct depending on what my external static pressure is. What's that?
  33. teddy bear, Would it be ok to seal the ducts...

    teddy bear,

    Would it be ok to seal the ducts from the attic first? Or wait until I can get the dehumidifier installed first? It will probably take me at least a couple of months to save up for...
  34. Is this an adviseable dehumidifier/fresh air duct...

    Is this an adviseable dehumidifier/fresh air duct system?

    http://www.ultra-aire.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=5
  35. energy rater, no gas appliances teddy bear...

    energy rater,

    no gas appliances

    teddy bear
    12,020 cubic feet 3 occupants...two adults...one five year old.

    Six,

    I will have the guy who comes by today to check the fan speed.
  36. On page 7 of this document it says that my unit...

    On page 7 of this document it says that my unit is 5 ton.

    http://www.docs.hvacpartners.com/idc/groups/public/documents/techlit/fa4c-5pd.pdf
  37. I'm kinda enjoying the activity of looking stuff...

    I'm kinda enjoying the activity of looking stuff up on the Internet.

    Here is my system information with model numbers..

    Carrier Air handler
    fa4cnf042

    Comfortmaker Heat pump
    n2h336gkb100
  38. Six, So it could be an issue other than too...

    Six,

    So it could be an issue other than too much insulation if the unit is oversized?
  39. Motoguy and Six...thanks for the replies. I...

    Motoguy and Six...thanks for the replies.

    I thought I did have a good guy come the first time. He looked at the system and didn't make any mention of fan speeds being wrong etc...of course he was...
  40. Oh I forgot...the 2nd and 1st guy said that it...

    Oh I forgot...the 2nd and 1st guy said that it might be necessary to put glue...then metal tape...then mastic sealant along the edges of the vents to seal them better....to keep them from pulling in...
  41. I live in Fort worth TX...the air outside right...

    I live in Fort worth TX...the air outside right now is less humid than the air in the house....One day not too long ago I looked and it was about 10% dryer than the air in the house.
  42. How do I determine if my return is too small?

    How do I determine if my return is too small?
  43. That's what I was thinking too...I didn't know if...

    That's what I was thinking too...I didn't know if there was some other variable of which I wasn't aware causing that...perhaps if the system was pulling attic air into the house. Is there a cheaper...
  44. Oh yeah the last hvac guy that came said the...

    Oh yeah the last hvac guy that came said the system seemed to check out fine when he examined it.
  45. Thanks superheatsleuth, I change the filter...

    Thanks superheatsleuth,

    I change the filter regularly...regularly. It seems like 3 month filters only last one month or less with this system.

    The coils have been inspected and are clean. Don't...
  46. Thanks comfortcontrolac...Does the theory of...

    Thanks comfortcontrolac...Does the theory of pulling attic air into the house seem valid? If so, any external filter would seem to be useless given that the attic particles are getting sucked from...
  47. air quality issue..high particles...high carbon dioxide...high humidity

    Dear HVAC gurus,

    My wife and I moved into a house in January...immediately I started having air quality symptoms. I thought his might have had something to do with the heat pump itself. However,...
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    I'm going to start a new thread on the new issue...

    I'm going to start a new thread on the new issue given that the original purpose of the post has been met.
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    I don't know if I mentioned it before but I have...

    I don't know if I mentioned it before but I have a condition known as vasomotor rhinitis...it's basically allergy symptoms without any allergies...it also makes me sensitive to stuff that normally...
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    Thanks energy rater la and catmanacman, ...

    Thanks energy rater la and catmanacman,

    Catmanacman...wouldn't that device be between the filter and the return ducts? If so, wouldn't that do nothing if the particles are being pulled into the...
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