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  1. Thread: Duct layout

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    The retro work is to correct the contractor's own...

    The retro work is to correct the contractor's own mistakes. The previous ductwork that radiated from the top of the chase was all removed when the new furnace was installed in the attic last week....
  2. Thread: Duct layout

    by mrhatlanta
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    I had a new furnace installed in my attic last...

    I had a new furnace installed in my attic last week (with a new condensor unit). This furnace was installed in conjunction with a replacement furnace in the basement that previously controlled the...
  3. Thanks for the input. Bald Loonie - what do...

    Thanks for the input.

    Bald Loonie - what do you mean by the statement "Even the smallest gas furnace may be bigger than you need"? My attic furnace quote is for a 3 ton, 60,000 BTU furnace, which...
  4. Here are my current utility rates: -Gas =...

    Here are my current utility rates:
    -Gas = $0.98/therm (variable rate)
    -Electricity = $0.10/kwh

    I've been quoted a similar cost for a gas furnace installation in the attic (AS Freedom 80...
  5. I'm in Atlanta. I'll have to check on the electic...

    I'm in Atlanta. I'll have to check on the electic and gas rates and respond later.
  6. I've been receiving quotes for 2 new split HVAC...

    I've been receiving quotes for 2 new split HVAC systems to replace my existing single system. My house is finished on 3 levels and a basement furnace heats the whole house, with a single condensor...
  7. Thanks for the explanation and referral. I'll...

    Thanks for the explanation and referral. I'll look into a 90% furnace. Glad to hear the variable speed has worked well for you.
  8. Thanks for all the fuel cost data. I live in...

    Thanks for all the fuel cost data. I live in Marietta also and am looking at replacing my 28-year old GE furnace with a new Trane or American Standard system. I've been on the fence about a duel-fuel...
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    Good information guys. I am becoming more...

    Good information guys. I am becoming more confident in the merits of a duel fuel furnace in the basement, but I'm a bit concerned about wyounger's statement that "It's easy to set up a heat pump in...
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    Thanks for the input everyone. Now I have another...

    Thanks for the input everyone. Now I have another question: what about Freon vs Puron? Is there any reason to buy a Freon A/C or heat pump, since this will be phased out of new systems in 2010?
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    Thanks for the input. My duct system is fine,...

    Thanks for the input. My duct system is fine, although 2 of the contractors have suggested the addition one additional supply and return upstairs to address a hot spot in one of the bedrooms.

    My...
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    Are there models from Carrier/Bryant, Rheem/Ruud,...

    Are there models from Carrier/Bryant, Rheem/Ruud, or others that are comparable to the Trane/American Standard models listed above? Also, I've heard of Trane forever, but I was unfamiliar with A.S....
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    Thanks Loonie, I've now had a 3rd contractor...

    Thanks Loonie,

    I've now had a 3rd contractor give me an estimate, and he was not endorsing a heat pump. He said the warm air from the heat pump (105-110 deg) wasn't as comforting as the hot air...
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    I live in metro Atlanta. My GE furnace is 28...

    I live in metro Atlanta. My GE furnace is 28 years old and on its last leg; my Trane condenser unit is 12 years old. My house has 3 floors, including a finished basement, for a total of approx 3200...
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