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  1. Thread: AC Problem

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    Thanks for the erudite response. Since it is...

    Thanks for the erudite response. Since it is still under warranty, would it make sense to request the local Lennox service rep be involved, as well?
  2. Thread: AC Problem

    by sbudnick
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    AC Problem

    My son, who lives in LA, has a problem with his AC which occurs during the hottest part of the year. The unit is a Lennox package unit installed on his roof about one year ago. During the hottest...
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    Lennox Pure Air

    My son is having a Lennox system installed and has been offered a Lennox Pure Air system as one of his choices for filtration. Is it worth the extra money and are the maintenance costs excessive?...
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    Advantages of Dual Fuel

    I live in Atlanta, GA and am trying to help a friend decide on a new system. She has been offered a dual fuel system on one of her estimates. Electric rates are approximay .11/kwh( and going up) and...
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    HVAC Replacement in LA

    My son, who lives in Los Angeles is, getting ready to replace a 20-25 year old package unit which is now installed on his roof. As he interview contractors, what advice would you give him and what...
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    Compressor Not Working

    My son's air conditioner stopped working today; a repair person is coming tomorrow. The fan works but the compressor does not. It is about 7 years old. One question; if the condensation pump goes...
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    Humidity Issue

    I have just moved into new office space and the humidity ranges from 61% to 70%, depending on the time of day. The unit seems to run constantly and the temp is 70 degrees. I am not getting much...
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    Heat Pump Filter

    I am having a new heat pump installed with a variable speed air handler. Only question is should I pay the extra money for a media filter or go with the standard filter. This is for an addition of...
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    Company in Atlanta

    Looking for a referral for a good HVAC company in Atlanta. Thanks.
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    HVAC Company in Los Angeles

    My son lives in LA and is looking for a quality HVAC company to replace a 20 year old unit. Any suggestions?
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    One last question before I call the contactor. Is...

    One last question before I call the contactor. Is it okay to use heat tape on 3/8" polyvinyl tubing?
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    Firstly, thanks to everyone for your opinion. I...

    Firstly, thanks to everyone for your opinion. I am going the heat tape route to try and solve the problem. Is there a problem using heat tape on 3/8 inch tubing or should I convert the line to 1/2...
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    I will try to clarify a little.I think it empties...

    I will try to clarify a little.I think it empties into a vent stack( I think they used some type of adapter). The water in the tubing is freezing. The HVAC contractor came out the first time it...
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    Frozen Condensation Line

    I have a high efficiency furnace in the attic and am having a recurrent problem. When the temperature reaches 15 degrees( unusual, but it does happen in Atlanta), the condensation line freezes( it...
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    Thanks for your response. I have had two...

    Thanks for your response. I have had two reputable dealers here and asked that very question. They seemed more interested in selling me new equipment than problem solving. One did say that the...
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    Heat Pump Advice Needed

    I have a 525 square foot addition( 2 rooms) on my house( 10 foot ceilings) which is served by a 12 year old heat pump that is mechanically fine. I am considering replacing the unit because of comfort...
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    Thanks for your response. I might have trouble...

    Thanks for your response. I might have trouble moving the dehumidifier because the bottom half of the wall is stone. Could I suck the air from the finished section and blow it back into the finished...
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    Dehumidifier Question

    I have a 1400 square foot basement, half of which is finished. The unfinished half has a dirt floor covered with 6mil plastic. I have a Santa Fe Advance dehumidifier in the unfinished section which...
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    Thanks for your response. I had a local company...

    Thanks for your response. I had a local company come for an estimate and they suggested using the Santa Fe Classic, as the humidity on the first and second floors was around 50%. They have suggested...
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    Basement Humidity

    I live in Atlanta GA. I have a basement which is half finished( 1600 sf total) and need some advice. The unfinished portion is dirt covered by a vapor barrier. The unit for the first floor and the...
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    HVAC Recommendation in LA

    My son recently purchased a home in Los Angeles and is looking for a reputable HVAC dealer. He will need an annual service contract and likely a new unit in the near future. Since I live in Atlanta,...
  22. Thread: Door Opening

    by sbudnick
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    The return is hard piped. The only other...

    The return is hard piped. The only other appliance is a water heater which is vented to the outside with metal pipe. The furnace vents to the outside with pvc pipe. Thanks in advance for your help.
  23. Thread: Door Opening

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    Door Opening

    We have an 1.5x2ft. opening in our door to the utility room for our cat to enter. Our air handler is in the same room(gas furnace). It also has a return off the hall where the utility room is...
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    I live in a house built in 1920( Atlanta) with...

    I live in a house built in 1920( Atlanta) with the original windows( wavy glass and all). The windows allowed extensive air infiltration and in winter it was very uncomfotable to sit near some of...
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    Satisfy curiosity? I am happy to pay someone to...

    Satisfy curiosity? I am happy to pay someone to confirm it is working correctly. I am not confident it is, as I had to call them back twice to setup the heating correctly. This is about customer...
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    Follow-up

    The technician was out this morning and I have some concerns. He spent an average of 7 minutes with each air handler( 2 furnaces and 1 heat pump) and checked the refrigerant levels of the AC. When I...
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    I have a Lennox two stage furnace and two stage...

    I have a Lennox two stage furnace and two stage air conditioner paired with a VisionPro thermostat. Is there an easy way to make sure the air conditioner is runing in both low and high stage? The...
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    Thanks. The heat pump is outside and the air...

    Thanks. The heat pump is outside and the air handler inside. Sorry for the miscommunication. I am not an HVAC technician. The air handler is adjacent to an inside wall in an unfinished portion of the...
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    My son is having a heat pump installed in a...

    My son is having a heat pump installed in a finished attic space. The suggestion by the installer is that the registers should be placed near the ceiling. It seems to me that if heat rises and cold...
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    Thanks. Does this assume the downstairs unit has...

    Thanks. Does this assume the downstairs unit has the additional capacity?
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    My son is purchasing a house in Atlanta. The...

    My son is purchasing a house in Atlanta. The upstairs is finished but is only served by a single register from the downstairs furnace(gas) and air conditioner, as well as a window air conditioner....
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    Follow-up

    Thought you would like to have some follow-up. We have done the following:

    1.Had independent environmental company come out for a
    consultation. They gave suggestions for remediation.
    2.Seller...
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    Atlanta, GA

    Atlanta, GA
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    Thanks for your response. About 25% of the...

    Thanks for your response. About 25% of the basemenbt is involved. The mold is green in color rather than black. The basement is concrete but is only partially excavated on the periphery and is dirt,...
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    I posted this on the HVAC forum but this may be...

    I posted this on the HVAC forum but this may be more appropriate. My son has placed a contract on a home and the inspection was today. The home inspector found mold on a portion of the joists in the...
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    Please let me know if this is an appropriate...

    Please let me know if this is an appropriate question for this forum. My son is purchasing a house and the home inspector found mold on the joists in the basement. We are trying to respond to the...
  37. Thread: Dehumidifier

    by sbudnick
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    I have a Lennox G61 furnace and HSX19 air...

    I have a Lennox G61 furnace and HSX19 air conditioner which supplies my second floor sleeping area. We both work and use a 2 degree setback during the day with the temp lowering to 76 when we get...
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    Thanks for the response. I understand that this...

    Thanks for the response. I understand that this provides more comfort with less temperature swing. How about energy usage? Since it runs more but at a lower stage it seems it might be a wash.
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    Thanks for your reply: I will have them check...

    Thanks for your reply:
    I will have them check the supply versus return temp. Is there a way for me to determine the stage or is that something they have to do? I do here various clicks from the...
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    I have a Lennox 2 stage furnace and 2 stage air...

    I have a Lennox 2 stage furnace and 2 stage air conditioner which were installed within the last year. During the day the temp is set at 76 and the unit cycles fine. At night we set the unit at 74...
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    I have a Lennox 2 stage, non VS furnace. Is it...

    I have a Lennox 2 stage, non VS furnace. Is it possible, and if so, feasible to convert it to variable speed. Thanks
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    Your assumption was correct. We like sleeping in...

    Your assumption was correct. We like sleeping in cool temps but do not mind it a little warmer during the day( like winter). The temp drops from 76 to 73 in about a half hour but continues when it...
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    Thanks for your reply. Believe it or not, I do...

    Thanks for your reply. Believe it or not, I do know what the adaptive recovery is. It actually works both for increases and decreases in temp. Do you suggest turning it off and see what happens?
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    I recently had a two stage AC(Lennox) installed...

    I recently had a two stage AC(Lennox) installed which is paired with a two stage furnace. It is controlled with a Honeywell VisionPro thermostat which has been set-up for two stage cooling. We set...
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    I am having my upstairs(attic) furnace and AC...

    I am having my upstairs(attic) furnace and AC replaced. The previous owners replaced the flexduct but it is laying on the floor of the attic. Should I have the duct strapped to get it off the floor...
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    How about a homeowners perspective. I have 3...

    How about a homeowners perspective. I have 3 units for my house and service( presently) is $240.00/year for 2 annual checks. I have had it done by two different well-known companies and they are in...
  47. Thread: AC options

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    I would like to replace it with a variable speed...

    I would like to replace it with a variable speed but the furnace is only 1 year old. Bottom line: is it a waste of money to put the blower speed relay kit in? Thanks.
  48. Thread: AC options

    by sbudnick
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    I presently have a two stage furnace( non VS) and...

    I presently have a two stage furnace( non VS) and am replacing my AC with a two stage AC. My contractor has given me two options as listed below:
    1. Time Delay Relay Kit-delays indoor fan blower off...
  49. Thread: AC Question

    by sbudnick
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    Thanks for the replies. One of my concerns is...

    Thanks for the replies. One of my concerns is noise reduction from the registers. I was told by Lennox that when the AC compressor goes to low speed that the noise from air flow would be reduced in...
  50. Thread: AC Question

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    I presently have a Lennox 2 stage( non VS)...

    I presently have a Lennox 2 stage( non VS) furnace and have to replace the AC unit. I am considering a high seer unit( Lennox HSXB15-036) or a two stage unit( HSXA19-036). This is for upstairs where...
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