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  1. Do HVAC Pro's Mind if the Homeowner Watches and Observes

    I have a general question regarding HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair. I am fascinated by the trade and enjoy learning. When I have work being done on my heating and cooling system, I tend...
  2. I'm not a pro, but I can attempt to help you. If...

    I'm not a pro, but I can attempt to help you. If it's really cold outside (maybe below 30 degrees) the heat pumps have trouble keeping up with the demand for heat. Normally, that's when the...
  3. Humidifiers Ruining Gas Furnace Parts or Heat Exchangers

    I'm curious, my coworker mentioned how dry his house is and I said I had the same problem until I installed a whole house unpowered humidifier that is attached to the heating system. I believe it...
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    I'm curious; how many contractors have done a...

    I'm curious; how many contractors have done a Manual J and had the recommendations match the currently installed heatpump/AC and furnace?

    I do believe that doing some kind of load calculation...
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    What you need to ask the contractor for is...

    What you need to ask the contractor for is exactly what you say you don't know how to ask them for. Tell them I want the AHRI Certification number for the equipment you qouted for me. Without...
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    I have the new Carrier EDGE thermostat installed...

    I have the new Carrier EDGE thermostat installed in my new Carrier Performance system. I've heard it compared to the Honeywell IAQ type thermostats. You can go to the Carrier website and research...
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    I am trying to make sure I understand the issue. ...

    I am trying to make sure I understand the issue. I have a new Carrier system that has the EDGE thermostat. I believe the EDGE is similar to the Honeywell IAQ in that it allows you to not only set a...
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    For Carrier, the 95% puts you in the Infinity...

    For Carrier, the 95% puts you in the Infinity premium series. It offers a variable speed blower, and a few other things. I didn't get an exact qoute, but a rough number from the contractor. ...
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    My contractor said I am allowed to consider the...

    My contractor said I am allowed to consider the whole cost of the system since the heatpump is working with the furnace. If I had bought a 95% furnace and an separate airconditioner that didn't meet...
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    Carrier does offer an 80% ECM variable speed...

    Carrier does offer an 80% ECM variable speed furnace (Infinity 80). I don't know how much it would have cost to install the venting and exhaust necessary for the 80% furnace. I'm sure it would have...
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    I went with the 92% Carrier furnace because to go...

    I went with the 92% Carrier furnace because to go to the 95% furnace it puts you into the Infinity furnaces and the they are considerably more money. It would have been nice to have the 95% Infinity...
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    I'm sure the York system is a good system, but I...

    I'm sure the York system is a good system, but I ended up going with the Carrier system. I had trouble finding dealers who were comfortable with the York systems. They sold me on Carrier having...
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    I agree with the you professionals...

    I agree with the you professionals wholeheartedly. It's amazing for me to see people complain about the heating and cooling systems going out, but they never had it tuned up and maintained. I see...
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    Bluefitness, thanks for chiming in. I left a few...

    Bluefitness, thanks for chiming in. I left a few important details out about my situation. First, I have a home warranty, so the most I would pay for a diagnosis or repair is the deductible. I'm...
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    Hopefully, the Pros will chime in again. I am no...

    Hopefully, the Pros will chime in again. I am no Pro, just an enthusiast. I thought due to EPA regulations it was either against the law or they discouraged professionals from just filling HVAC...
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    Stats on HVAC Return on Investment

    I'm curious about the Return on Investment (ROI) of heating and cooling systems. Many of the DIY shows say that you can expect a certain percentage return on your investment from remodeling your...
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    Leak Test?

    I am not a technician, so it's probably best to wait for a follow up from the professionals, but here is my experience. I was doing a twice a year check up on my system since it was 25 years old. ...
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    I'm just a regular consumer who posts and has...

    I'm just a regular consumer who posts and has studied the info online a little. Without knowing your electric costs, gas costs, and where you live it's hard to know where to go.

    I can say this....
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    I agree with all of the professionals about...

    I agree with all of the professionals about installing a new system for comfort and cost savings, but I see something missing from the equation. I've been in my home for about 3 years. The home is...
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    Heating and Cooling Recommendations

    I agree with the professionals. Try and get recommendations if you can. If you can't there are several websites that help you find contractors. Try angieslist.com. The premise is that people rate...
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    System doesn't run as long to cool

    It sounds like you guys are probably right. I haven't done any energy improvements. Now that you mention it, the older system did run longer to get to the desired temperature. The new system...
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    The Old Thermostat

    The Old Thermostat is a Ritetemp digital thermostat. It's just a couple of years old. I had a digital thermometer that agreed with the readings of the Ritetemp so I'm not sure that could be the...
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    Time for System to learn home

    I'm also wondering if the combination of all these parts need time to learn the home. In other words there is some kind of setup that helps the system learn when it needs to come on to be a certain...
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    New System Not as Cold as Old System

    I've recently had a Carrier Heat pump and Gas Furnace installed. I've noticed that the new system doesn't seem to work the same as the old one. The old system was a 25 year old Rheem Heat pump...
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    Thanks for the respone, you are right

    Advanced Response,

    Thanks for the response. You were absolutely right. I'll get my installation guys back out here. I decided to scan the installation manual that the installation company left...
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