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08-13-2008, 10:53 PM
Thanks for these suggestions, really helpful for when I review the load calc with the contractor. If I'm not being a pain I'm a little unsure of what this means:
What is the difference between...
08-13-2008, 12:48 AM
Hank R.?, what's that mean?
Based on my current system I am comfortable at 72 degrees so that would be the temp that I want to maintain. Again my current system could be oversized and with a...
08-13-2008, 12:45 AM
You have no idea how I wish I could find a contractor like you or any of the professional contributors to this forum.
Do you know what the Manual J design temp should be for the Boston area?
08-12-2008, 09:27 PM
I have a couple of questions if those that have contributed to my thread happen to see this. The contractor that I am seriously considering gave me the following info for things that were suggested...
08-11-2008, 12:06 PM
I will ask about this, thanks for the suggestion.
08-10-2008, 09:13 PM
No offense taken, I laughed when I read it. Hope you are enjoying your time off because you guys work hard and deserve your time when you can get it. I understand that a smaller system will run...
08-10-2008, 08:42 PM
I laughed at this. My older brother likes to have his thermostat at 69 in the summer, guess we are just one hot, sweaty family.:)
At 72 it does not feel that cold to me. Again could be that my...
08-10-2008, 08:24 PM
Yes, I was afraid that you would say that. Based on what I read in this forum it seems like the professionals that respond to us clueless home owners are much better than any contractor that I have...
08-10-2008, 07:58 PM
I have suspected that my current system is oversized so thanks for your comment.
I will try to verify this info, thanks.
08-10-2008, 07:54 PM
Negative, I was not asked. Really didn't think about it until I started to educate myself here and on the net in general. Now if you are saying that they should have asked me what my desired temp...
08-10-2008, 07:27 PM
I plan to tell the contractor that I choose that I will want to see their work. If they say that they need a deposit first is it acceptable that I ask them to give me something in writing that the...
08-10-2008, 06:44 PM
Appreciate the reply, this process is more confusing than I thought it would be. This is my home. Don't know what values were used. Neither contractor is anxious to share the Manual J report...
08-10-2008, 05:55 PM
NOTE - sorry that I double posted my question, it was an accident and I don't see an option to delete the duplicate.
I have received several estimates, all with Manual J load calcs being done by...
Thank you for all of the comments. I have had 2 places that did not do a load calc and estimated 2.5 tons, same as places that did do a load calc. Should I assume that I should no be considering...
Totally understand what you are saying but here is why I am shopping bids. This place prepared an estimate without doing a load calc until I asked them to do one. The first estimate was for a 3.5...
beenthere and on-call thanks for your opinions. It is not my intention to stiff the company for a performed service call. I guess the comment made by the service tech that it may not have been hot...
Yes, replacement of both units will be done. Gathering estimates as we speak.
I realize every company is different but wanted to check to see if my instinct is right to challenge the second...
I have a question on a service call charge that I would like to have some feedback on from those that are in the business. In early May I had a preventive maintenance check on a system consisting of...
07-11-2008, 12:57 PM
So I had another installer here today and he did not do much in the way of an evaluation. He poked his head up into the attic but did not actually go up into it. Took some notes about my set up and...
07-10-2008, 06:38 PM
He measured the upstairs end to end length wise and width wise. It looked to me that he noted how many windows in each room but I did not see him measure every window. I did not see him determine...
07-10-2008, 06:21 PM
I have to replace my air conditioning system, both the air handler and the condenser. I also may need to replace the grille registers and the duct work. I was reading a post in the forum where...
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