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    Just be careful not to buy in TOO much. If you...

    Just be careful not to buy in TOO much. If you beleive at all that the barrier works, then you- by default- have to believe that it will slow down the heat that wants to escape later in day just as...
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    I was put off by the high cost also, until I...

    I was put off by the high cost also, until I found a solar fan for 50 at HD and a solar panel for 50 at HD (you can add more panels if you want more speed- nice feature)

    So for 100 I got a fan...
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    Is there a question buried in there somewhere? ...

    Is there a question buried in there somewhere?

    If you need an incredible Trane guy, call Southern Air @ 817-447-8247.
    Tell them Keith D sent you.
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    It's posts like this that clog up the forum and...

    It's posts like this that clog up the forum and drive the pro's out.

    When you signed up for this forum you agreed to abide by the rules, and now you are flagrantly disregarding them.

    You aren't...
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    Good stuff, dash- thank you very much. 1. the...

    Good stuff, dash- thank you very much.

    1. the total load was calulated byt he trane contractor as 4 tons, therefor we went with the 4ton AH and left the working ducane for $$ reasons. This setup...
  6. Thread: Heat Load

    by old yeller
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    I strongly second the solar screen suggestion. ...

    I strongly second the solar screen suggestion.

    They go on the outside of the window where your bug screens are now (they replace them)

    1. They will look WAYYYYY better than chunks of styrofoam...
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    Hello all- been a while since I posted- all of...

    Hello all- been a while since I posted- all of your advice had gotten me to a very comfortable point with the help of my trusted Trane contractor.

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST BEFORE JUMPING IN...
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    IT may be expensive to have put in, but in a new...

    IT may be expensive to have put in, but in a new home quite a bit of that can be recouped instantly by the smaller HVAC system requirements. The rest is recouped relatively quickly by the obvious...
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    Try to avoid window tinting if you can. I am not...

    Try to avoid window tinting if you can. I am not knocking it- I'm sure it works for some folks- but solar screens are FAR, FAR superior to window tinting.

    1. What Uktra said- the glass WILL heat...
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    Re: Bye

    Response to question #:

    1. I'm sorry, are we talking about attic temps or radiation here? RB is for radiation, PV is for attic temps. The arguement has been made here that radiation is the...
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    It's funny how nobody seem to bring up the simple...

    It's funny how nobody seem to bring up the simple fact that IF radiant barriers work, then they work BOTH ways.

    What this means, very simply, is that when the heat gets through, and it eventually...
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    That's understandable around here. In some areas...

    That's understandable around here. In some areas the big new McMansions have 5 or 6 PVs running at one time. This is the kind of situation I said was BAAAD news.

    They can vacuum the carpet by...
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    agreed from experience- auto in summer, on in...

    agreed from experience- auto in summer, on in winter.
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    That is exactly what I have going on in my house,...

    That is exactly what I have going on in my house, except instead of in the basement, my unit is in the attic of the first floor (basically on the same level as the second floor) I have a trunk that...
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    dude- calm down. 1. Read the rules- no DIY...

    dude- calm down.

    1. Read the rules- no DIY instructions on this site. If you are not comfortable with what you are doing- go to vegas and waste your money there- becasue you are about to risk...
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    Sounds like a bad install. I have the EXACT same...

    Sounds like a bad install. I have the EXACT same system except smaller (2.5 ton) and I am very pleased with it's performance.

    By the way- claim number 3. "It will run less" is one of the most...
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    get the icenyne sprayed in there while the...

    get the icenyne sprayed in there while the ceiling is off.

    Radiant barrier won't do you any good, and could make things worse in THIS case. Studies have shown that radiant barrier roof decking...
  18. Thread: Home Depot

    by old yeller
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    The big problem with the review thing is that...

    The big problem with the review thing is that like the BBB, most people only go complain when they are ticked off. If is was a good, trouble free install, they would just go on with their lives and...
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    Condensation where? On the unit? In the house?...

    Condensation where? On the unit? In the house?

    Just curious.
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    OK- NFRC rating for an Anderson 200 series...

    OK- NFRC rating for an Anderson 200 series Narrowline:

    Low-E Glass without grilles:

    U-Factor- .35
    SHGC- .34
    VT- .53

    Heat Gain- 113 (356)
    UV Xmission rate 16%
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    I hear you on the no ROI- but I think in this...

    I hear you on the no ROI- but I think in this case there would definitely be an ROI at some point.

    I live in Dallas. I have already replaced my HVAC systems, so I can't fix what I've already had...
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    I am not saying that they don't work, but direct...

    I am not saying that they don't work, but direct window tints are VERY risky. They can cause the glass and frame to heat beyond specs. Sometimes even cracking the glass.

    Please trust me on this-...
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    Hello all- I will be replacing all of my older...

    Hello all-

    I will be replacing all of my older windows soon, and was curious from an HVAC standpoint what the effect might be.

    How would the MAn J calculate heat load for single pane aluminum...
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    Careful now, don't get his hopes up. A "leaking"...

    Careful now, don't get his hopes up. A "leaking" heat exchanger is not "failing". It has "failed" and is therefor covered.
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    I am truly sorry I offended you, but look at what...

    I am truly sorry I offended you, but look at what you are saying:

    "anything that I could WATCH more closely over the next few months so I know if the unit is closer to failing"

    I think you...
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    Yep - In Dallas they are fine up to a certain...

    Yep - In Dallas they are fine up to a certain length.
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    Every time I see that subject line I get...

    Every time I see that subject line I get hungry....

    Yes, more air flow is always good, but only up to a point.

    This is a feasble solution, but my concern is you might have a heat load from...
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    Darnit. I thought this post was going to be...

    Darnit. I thought this post was going to be about cheesy snacks covered in flaky pastry shells.

    It faces east, so sun whouldn't be too much of an issue except early in the day. Do you have solar...
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    WOW! If it's broke, it's broke, but don't ask...

    WOW!

    If it's broke, it's broke, but don't ask anybody here how to perform fraud on your warranty company. Yes, that is what you are doing.

    You should have paid for the EVAPORATOR replacement...
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    It your call on the seer. If you can understand...

    It your call on the seer. If you can understand the payback times on the more efficient systems, spend the money now. Otherwise spend it later.

    The larger the unit the faster the payback per...
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    Here's a quick question- I have a XL14i 2.5t...

    Here's a quick question- I have a XL14i 2.5t system. The Trane site say the 14i is rated UP TO 15 seer.

    What is required to bring it up to 15?

    VS? Got it-
    TXV? Got it-

    I should be 15...
  32. Thread: Insulation

    by old yeller
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    I'm sure there will be other opinions, but...

    I'm sure there will be other opinions, but putting foil in to work as a "radiant barrier"-which it does- it MUST be in a "free air" situation. It cannot be touching anything else- sheetrock,...
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    I beleive it is because there was no real reason...

    I beleive it is because there was no real reason for it.

    13 seer can be achieved on a 12i system by adding a TXV and/or a VS fan.

    Plus- 13 is not a marketing friendly number. (seriously)
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    Actually, if a leak were to lower the overall...

    Actually, if a leak were to lower the overall freon level, the liquid column could not be maintained, and the freon would change states before it could get to the evaporator causing the liquid line...
  35. With a jump that big from 60 to 71 your attic is...

    With a jump that big from 60 to 71 your attic is definitely WAY to hot. Air will not get "sucked in" from the attic AFTER the blower unless you have a venturi contraption built in your attic which...
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    OK- we're cool. Thank you.

    OK- we're cool. Thank you.
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    Good points- Uktra- I am agreeing with you...

    Good points-

    Uktra- I am agreeing with you again, but you have put your blinders back on and are refusing to see outside the box.

    After reading the material at the links you provided, I read...
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    Hows about you two take this outside to the...

    Hows about you two take this outside to the parking lot...
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    I completely agree with that. If I were to...

    I completely agree with that.

    If I were to seal everything- walls, ducts, etc.. and my AC still works too hard or can't handle the job, I should then look into taking steps too bring attic temps...
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    Uktra- I gave you the last laugh on the PAV- they...

    Uktra- I gave you the last laugh on the PAV- they do draw too much from the house.

    BUT- I find it hard to believe that you would say lower attic temps are not a good thing no matter how you get...
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    Not sure where you are, but in Dallas attic...

    Not sure where you are, but in Dallas attic decking around the HVAC is a code requirement. You won't get a green tag without it.

    If you have the spare headroom, consider some kind of spacer so...
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    You better go for the coil, line, and condensor. ...

    You better go for the coil, line, and condensor. If this is for future use, you are likely to run into some r-22 vs. r-410 issues. This would increase the chance of having to replace all 3.
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    Depending on your situation, let them pay you for...

    Depending on your situation, let them pay you for the condensor at whatever their allowance is.

    Then take the money and use it towards a new system.

    Then thank your lucky stars you didn't have...
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    You're WAY off- heat radiates from everything-...

    You're WAY off- heat radiates from everything- including us humans. Not just things that are burning.

    Try solar screens to ease your heat load.
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    The solar screens are the way to go- I had a pro...

    The solar screens are the way to go- I had a pro put them on and they work incredible. I was mad at myself for not doing it earlier.

    The added benefit was that instead of having my blinds closed...
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    Tucillo, I completely agree with you on...

    Tucillo,

    I completely agree with you on turbine ROI, but we should keep in mind that in some situations, comfort comes at a price.

    Some people are concerned about efficiency and savings.
    ...
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    Re: Trane VS Furnace Question

    I have the VX80 and it has a draft inducer, but it's not variable like the XV90.
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    It sounds like he already has passive vents. ...

    It sounds like he already has passive vents.

    My opinion is that a duct booster would be so weak that it won't cause problems, but will allow the air to move through a bit more.

    I would try it,...
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    The highest you can find, period. Lowes has...

    The highest you can find, period.

    Lowes has foil-wrapped r-8 off the shelf.
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    Call Aire Masters- They have put two trane...

    Call Aire Masters- They have put two trane systems in for me and they do outstanding work, pull their own permits, the works.

    Out of 3 contractors I called, they are the only one to do a load calc...
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