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    Thank you, The pros here need feedback that their...

    Thank you, The pros here need feedback that their insight and knowledge is heeded and used and when applied in real life amazingly comfortable results happen.
    joe
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    So you're not coming over for a service call...

    So you're not coming over for a service call today?:grin2:
    Thanks for the info. You're a good guy.
    Joe
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    Thanks, we live in 61071 zip code. It that 4...

    Thanks, we live in 61071 zip code. It that 4 degrees for the design temp. here?
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    54 regcab If my memory serves me correctly... I...

    54 regcab If my memory serves me correctly... I am thinking it goes down to about 23,000 btu. And around 57,000 or so at max.
    JT absolutely agree on the hydronics. Our house I grew up in had...
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    Uh oh, Paging Dr. Beenthere paging Dr. Beenthere....

    Uh oh, Paging Dr. Beenthere paging Dr. Beenthere. Need you to my house stat to fix my furnace. :grin2:
    We have increased out attic insulation to R50 and we keep our heat set at 68 ALWAYS.

    Thanks...
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    Wanted to share what is going well.

    Some years back I had a York Mod. installed. With proper guidance from the Pro's here I was able to choose the right size for my home. 60,000 btu for our 1,500 sq ft. home. It was down near 8...
  7. Smantha, My furnace and water heater are in a...

    Smantha,
    My furnace and water heater are in a sepate area of the basement with a fresh air inlet in the that room. I did have a return duct installed near the floor in my family room area and it is...
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    Thanks Tech23! Very nice. joe

    Thanks Tech23! Very nice.
    joe
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    zygote, I can't speak to your heating needs. I...

    zygote,
    I can't speak to your heating needs. I did have the Vertex GPHE-50 installed this year. (next unit down from what you are considering) I don't use it for any space heating. The unit seems...
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    well, I figured we either needed some levity or...

    well, I figured we either needed some levity or some lividity!
    joe
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    My world is shattered! My contractor told me...

    My world is shattered! My contractor told me there was a trained mouse that opened and closed a little gas valve whenever he got too warm or too cool. I assumed this to e true and am very...
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    Cman, That's great to heat it's working well for...

    Cman,
    That's great to heat it's working well for you. I used to go and look in on it just to see when it was running and when it was not. What is your humidistat set at?
    joe
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    Cman, I have been waiting to hear how you like...

    Cman, I have been waiting to hear how you like your new furnace. You to may be in a "heatwave" as we are here in IL I suspect. Tell us the truth... do you go down and listen and see if it's running,...
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    Viking,I had the YorkY9PC installed last spring....

    Viking,I had the YorkY9PC installed last spring. I love it. It keeps the temperatures throughout the house very even. It is very quiet. I have a 1700 sq ft house and a 60,00 BTU . It had been very...
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    Chilly, I have a stand by generator that runs on...

    Chilly, I have a stand by generator that runs on natural gas. Mine is 17KW unit. It will use about 200,000 btu per hr. at full load. If they have had a power outage that might contribute. I know when...
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    J Miller, Sorry, there was recently a thread...

    J Miller,
    Sorry, there was recently a thread that I started about over sized heating and cooling equipment. Post up your location, building charactaristics and make model and size of your equipment...
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    I have a wild guess. Maybe, just maybe... the...

    I have a wild guess. Maybe, just maybe... the equipment is oversized.
    joe
  18. Whew! Wow this is as deep as it is wide! I thank...

    Whew! Wow this is as deep as it is wide! I thank each and every one of you for taking the time. Bmathews, your scenario would be even more chalenging. I can't imagine trying to cover every aspect of...
  19. I am understanding this better. The cotractors...

    I am understanding this better. The cotractors are almost in a no win situation in many cases. If they properly size then you have those extremes when it doesn't reach setpoint. Oversize and maybe...
  20. gary, that makes sense. So consumers have...

    gary, that makes sense. So consumers have expectations that no matter how cold or hot it gets the temp in the living space had better be exactly what it is set to. Has anyone been succussful in...
  21. Southern, Yes, I see. There is just so much to...

    Southern, Yes, I see. There is just so much to all of this. Is not doing a proper load calc. almost like throwing darts in the dark?
    Thanks for the reply!
    Joe
  22. Why is equipment sizing such and ongoing problem?

    I am not in the HVAC industry but became very interested as I was researching my future gas furnace purchase. I learned much here and it has become an interesting hobby to visit here and learn. I...
  23. Larry, Listen to the pros here! It looks as...

    Larry,
    Listen to the pros here! It looks as though they want to install almost double the size of what you should have. Please, please, read all the posts about oversize furncaces, overtemp, noisy...
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    Cman, We have a humidifier and we have a well....

    Cman,
    We have a humidifier and we have a well. Our well pump seldom runs when humidifying. I suspect yours will run less once the proper humidity levels are reached. Follow the charts for the...
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    Cman, Hope it works well for you. Sounds like...

    Cman, Hope it works well for you. Sounds like it's quiet just like mine. Can hear it run when it recovers a bit. Take care, joe
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