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    Tigerdunes, Actually my unit was installed...

    Tigerdunes,

    Actually my unit was installed with a standard blue fibergless filter, nothing pleated.

    I guess if I was to go by everyones advice I should just stick with them.

    Felix
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    Does anybody know a place to shop on line for...

    Does anybody know a place to shop on line for return air grills? I would like to change mine to have the filter at the return as opposed to in the A/H.

    Thanks,
    Felix
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    As some of you know I recently got a new XL15I...

    As some of you know I recently got a new XL15I with var. speed air handler.

    My question is, if I am going to change the filter every 30 days and I would like good efficiency but more importantly a...
  4. Wanted to give a quick update, as I know some of...

    Wanted to give a quick update, as I know some of you were interested in my decision.

    The unit has been wonderful so far.

    Temps in Orlando have been in the low 90ís for the most part with...
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    See other post! [Edited by nyrfan on...

    See other post!

    [Edited by nyrfan on 05-22-2006 at 09:16 AM]
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    The house is just about 9 years old. The house...

    The house is just about 9 years old. The house is ranch style 60 ft long by 40 ft with vaulted ceilings so I cannot access all of the ductwork as I have no idea how to get to the back of my house. ...
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    tigerdunes, Should me vents be completely...

    tigerdunes,

    Should me vents be completely quite? Right now with everything in my house beside the a/c I can only slightly hear air from the vents, I really have to listen to notice it. Even when...
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    I do have a question. What would be some of...

    I do have a question.

    What would be some of the signs that my current ductwork could be undersized for my new 3.5 ton unit?

    Felix
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    seflorida, I am the one who had so much...

    seflorida,

    I am the one who had so much trouble deciding on which direction to go; the choices are just mind numbing.

    In the end as you can see I went with the 3.5-ton xl15i, reason being I...
  10. They installed the Trane TC803 with the humistat,...

    They installed the Trane TC803 with the humistat, which I have set at 45%. Looks excatly like the visionpro!

    As for the whole house filter system, my wife wanted the new Trane effects but 1-they...
  11. Thanks tigerdunes, The noise I hear is not...

    Thanks tigerdunes,

    The noise I hear is not much more a faint air sound and that's only on the rare occasion that the fan goes into high mode. I'm sure there is a bit of more ressistance on the...
  12. mayguy, It's a VS air handler and I can assure...

    mayguy,

    It's a VS air handler and I can assure you the fan blows at different speeds which and from what I understand is supposed.

    As for it cycling, it may be oversized but it's keeping the...
  13. Well I bit the bullet and had the 3.5-ton 15i...

    Well I bit the bullet and had the 3.5-ton 15i installed on Saturday. I know I said I was going with the 3 ton (16i or 19i) but I just believed it was too small.

    Anyway the system seems to be...
  14. 3-Yes variable spped handler Yes I am get the...

    3-Yes variable spped handler
    Yes I am get the Trane TC803 with a humistat that will contro the handler speed.
    Yes the problem room is the farthest but 1 it's the biggest room in the house and 2 the...
  15. It's not that I want the 3 ton more or less then...

    It's not that I want the 3 ton more or less then the 3.5 ton, I just want what it going to keep me cool. Unfortunately everybody definition of cool is different and mine is quite off the chart.
    ...
  16. This is just driving me nuts. No matter which...

    This is just driving me nuts. No matter which way I go I'm going to wonder if I did the right thing.

    Anyway I made the decision to go with the 3 ton 19i and have the return opened to 24x20. I...
  17. "noisy" is hard to difine. I think it's pretty...

    "noisy" is hard to difine. I think it's pretty noisy but that just me.

    It was built in 1999 by American Heritage.

    Lets assume I go with the 16i and have the return cut to 24x20. Do you think...
  18. Wow, I have a 3 ton now and it's 18x20. So...

    Wow, I have a 3 ton now and it's 18x20.

    So overall you think I sould go with the 3ton. Would you suggest the 19i or the 16i?

    Also even though I am going form a 3ton to a 3 ton do you think I...
  19. OK according to the contractor, he claims this...

    OK according to the contractor, he claims this will increase the cfm (something like that) by 200 and with the amount if grills I have, the very staight runs, and the by increasing the return grill...
  20. Dash, I'll get that information and post it in...

    Dash,

    I'll get that information and post it in an hour or two.

    The only thing I know right know is the rerurn grill if I go with the 3.5 will be expanded to 24x20.

    Can an extra 3000btu's...
  21. Dash, According to both contractors the duct...

    Dash,
    According to both contractors the duct system is fine (They did not use the words undersized, they said big enough for a 3.5 ton if I go that route) 1 contrator said I had r30 up there, the...
  22. Kevinmac, Here are the 3 choices: Air...

    Kevinmac,

    Here are the 3 choices:

    Air handler: TWE040E13F
    15i 2TWX5042A rate at 40,000 BTU, 15.35 SEER
    19i 2TWZ9036B rate at 37,000 BTU, 17.60 SEER

    Air Handler: 4TEE3F40A
    16i 2TWZ9036B...
  23. Panama, Yesterday when I got how my exact...

    Panama,

    Yesterday when I got how my exact readings were:
    Temp set to 77
    Actual temp 79
    Hunidity 36%
    Outside temp 92, 31% humidity

    8pm
    Temp set to 77
  24. Manual J

    OK here we go:

    I called both companies and asked for the ManualJ:
    Company 1- No heat load done.

    Company 2- Calculation of 43009, 9102 of that is latent heat

    Company 3- Calculation of 42601,...
  25. Sorry fixitmanmc but your post it a bit to tech...

    Sorry fixitmanmc but your post it a bit to tech for me.


    In the end what unit would you recommened?

    Right now I think I've narrowed it to the 16 or 19i and will Solar screen my huge South and...
  26. Ok here is what it come down to, the air handler...

    Ok here is what it come down to, the air handler will be the same if I go with the 15i, 16i, or 17i.

    The BTU rating the the 16i & 17i is rated at 37,000
    the 15i will be rated at 40,000.

    With...
  27. mayguy, So I can go with the 16i as that is a...

    mayguy,

    So I can go with the 16i as that is a variable system correct? I'm confused bettween the 19i and the 16i. I know the 16i is two stage but the 19i has two compressors. Would I be good...
  28. I defiantly will not be keeping it at 72, I like...

    I defiantly will not be keeping it at 72, I like it at 76.

    For example today when I left for work I set my stat to 76. When I got home (5pm) my stat temp was 79, my humidity reading was 36%. ...
  29. tigerdunes, I just called company 3. 1-...

    tigerdunes,

    I just called company 3.
    1- Ductwork they said no problem
    2- Load calculations was based on an avg temp on 95, inside temp based at 72. I told them I like it cold!
  30. pecmsh, I'm in Orlando. Are you planing...

    pecmsh,

    I'm in Orlando.

    Are you planing added insulation, Better windows, any other improvements in the near future? NO

    Felix


    [Edited by nyrfan on 04-20-2006 at 10:07 AM]
  31. Tigerdunes, The other dealers did no load...

    Tigerdunes,

    The other dealers did no load calculation. The 1st one was in and out in a half hour and thought he knew it all as he was claiming to be part owner of the company. The 2nd company...
  32. Let me answer the questions above. 1- the 19i &...

    Let me answer the questions above.
    1- the 19i & 16i do not come in 1/2 ton sizes so it would have to be 3 or 4 ton, he said 4 ton would defiantaly be oversized.
    2- I did not see the load...
  33. So here is my dilemma. I originally receive...

    So here is my dilemma.

    I originally receive estimates from 2 companies that both recommended Trane 3 ton units. The decision at that point was did I want the 16i or the 19i. Some of you may have...
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    Dash, He did not give me the model of the...

    Dash,

    He did not give me the model of the Honeywell, only that it's the Vision Pro and has humidity control and auto change over on it.

    I talked to the salesman again after your post and was...
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    Dash, Looking at the flyer the 16i has a...

    Dash,

    Looking at the flyer the 16i has a "2-stage scroll climatuff compressor" and the 19i has a "dual climatuff compressor", so your recomendation is the 16i, may I ask why so I underdtand.
    ...
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    I'm assuming they are both heat pumps as that is...

    I'm assuming they are both heat pumps as that is what I have now. Anyway like I said the difference is $300.00 whould you consider that close enough to choose the 19i over the 16i.

    And great idea...
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    Hello All, Recently I had my current Trane...

    Hello All,

    Recently I had my current Trane unit serviced and it was noticed that my evaporator coil had a leak and needed to be replaced. The unit is just about 8 years old and was installed by...
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    Plus keep in mind when they say 30-50% savings...

    Plus keep in mind when they say 30-50% savings they do not mean off your entire electric bill, they mean off of your energy bill (AC/Heat). There is a difference.

    Here in FL our bill for July was...
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    1-House will hold 78 at 95 but can get no lower...

    1-House will hold 78 at 95 but can get no lower
    2-The ductwork in a few places are tied to the rafters bringing it closer to the roof shingles and out of the insulation.
    3-Have not climbed up there...
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    Thank you Travis, will go up there when I get...

    Thank you Travis, will go up there when I get home from work and let you know if I see a rating. I'll post a little later on again.

    Just out of curiosity: Where the handler comes though in the...
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    Defiantly running over 20 minutes but probably...

    Defiantly running over 20 minutes but probably not in the middle of the return more towards the front of it using a digital thermometer with a +/- 1 differential. I can do it again when I get home. ...
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    About 7 feet to the first register but this has 0...

    About 7 feet to the first register but this has 0 insulation around it. Hard to explain but in short in runs above the outside entranceway (inside the roof of course), from the garage over the...
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    Good because you 2 were getting me confused, but...

    Good because you 2 were getting me confused, but the way you have it now is correct.

    Ok so 55.9 at the supply plenum yet 62.5 at the returns, is this a problem or can I suck that up to attic...
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    Originally posted by travisfl [B]My...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by travisfl
    [B]My return vent is actually near to the floor; the air that is getting sucked immediately passes through the filter and into the air handler into the garage...
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    OK so let me be sure we are on the same page:...

    OK so let me be sure we are on the same page:
    Return = Where the air gets sucked into the unit (78)
    Air Handler: Unit inside my garage (Where I change the air filter (55.9). BTW: I tested this...
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    I actually meant to say 113, not 137. Would that...

    I actually meant to say 113, not 137. Would that be considered high still with 6 hours of directly sunlight? I have 4 roof vents on the west side of the house each measure appox. 5ft long by 2 ft...
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    Tested the air at the handler, was 55.9, return...

    Tested the air at the handler, was 55.9, return was 78, closest register was 62.5.

    My themostat registered 137 in the attic yesterday.

    Question: My return is between my from door and the door...
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    This is my 1st July here in Orlando and have a...

    This is my 1st July here in Orlando and have a question about my AC unit. Itís a Traine Multi Stage Heat Pump. Never had cental air befor only window units living in NY.

    1st let me say I had the...
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    Thanks for the reply. I just wanted to make sure...

    Thanks for the reply. I just wanted to make sure it was nothing to be concerned about or if I shoud have an HVAC tech come look at.

    Thanks,
    Felix
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    If I have it set to say 76, the temp remains...

    If I have it set to say 76, the temp remains constant at 76, great. If I take it down to say 75 while running the temp on the display jumps to 77 almost instantly. If I put if back to 76 the temp on...
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