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    The model number of the unit is 4TWX6036B1000A...

    The model number of the unit is 4TWX6036B1000A while the model of the thermostat is TCONT802A532DAA.
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    Pulsating sound coming from Trane XL16i

    Hi. I have a 4.5 year old Trane XL16i system. A couple of months ago I had a tech out to do a fall service checkup and when he was out here he discovered a low line temperature and also noticed...
  3. The tweaks and hooking up the loose wire seems to...

    The tweaks and hooking up the loose wire seems to have made a significant difference. We've had several cold days recently and the usage has dropped dramatically...On the order of about 40-45kwh per...
  4. I know when they left, they told me that if I...

    I know when they left, they told me that if I wanted them to, at any time they would call a Trane specialist to come down to take a look at things. Is it normal for the heat pump to need "tweaked"...
  5. Because of the crappy weather we've been having...

    Because of the crappy weather we've been having lately here in Ohio, the installers finally were able to come out today to check things out. One thing that was discovered was that the wire going to...
  6. Well the installer (as well as the president of...

    Well the installer (as well as the president of the company) is coming out next Tuesday to take a look at things. I know according to ARI, my specific unit has an HSPF of 8.75. From the...
  7. Yes it is.

    Yes it is.
  8. It's a Trane 802 thermostat.

    It's a Trane 802 thermostat.
  9. Ideally what should the dip switches be set to? ...

    Ideally what should the dip switches be set to?

    So should W1-W3 not be tied together? What disadvantage does this provide?

    When you talk about the aux heat being divided with an outdoor...
  10. I guess if the wiring is correct, I'm left to...

    I guess if the wiring is correct, I'm left to wonder what the problem may be. It just doesn't seem right that a new unit would be using considerably more electricity compared to an old one in the...
  11. When the heat pump is in the defrost mode and aux...

    When the heat pump is in the defrost mode and aux heat should be running, should the thermostat show that it's using aux heat? Whenever it is in defrost mode, it never shows "aux heat on" on the...
  12. I took several pics yesterday afternoon and have...

    I took several pics yesterday afternoon and have uploaded them to a web site...I tried uploading them here directly but every time I tried, it just said the upload failed so I don't know what the...
  13. Now I'm beginning to wonder if anything else is...

    Now I'm beginning to wonder if anything else is wired up wrong...

    I have noticed a few times (but definitely not near all the time) but didn't think much of it then that when the heat (or air)...
  14. 3 filters (2 returns upstairs and 1 return...

    3 filters (2 returns upstairs and 1 return downstairs)
  15. Tonight I noticed something interesting...When...

    Tonight I noticed something interesting...When the heat pump goes into defrost mode, the temperature that comes out of the register drops significantly (back to close to the temperature of the air...
  16. The filters were changed a little over a month...

    The filters were changed a little over a month ago and still look good as new. They are pleated. The size of them is 12x12x1. No, I do not run the fan continuously. I just have it set to come on...
  17. There is no filter in the actual furnace. ...

    There is no filter in the actual furnace. Instead the installer changed out the grilles at our return vents and put the filters in there so that we didn't have to worry about going into the crawl...
  18. I just set it at 68 and leave it there all of the...

    I just set it at 68 and leave it there all of the time.

    One thing I forgot to ask earlier...If the heat pump is not completely level, can that cause any efficiency problems?
  19. Which panel is the dip switches behind? When I'm...

    Which panel is the dip switches behind? When I'm looking at it, I see a big panel on the right side with the cover to the breakers. Then to the left of it, there's a couple of smaller panels. I...
  20. It's a 19.2 kw aux strip. I am not sure of what...

    It's a 19.2 kw aux strip. I am not sure of what the dip switches are set to...I would have to go into the crawl space and check. Any specific ones I need to look at or just all of them?
  21. Here is the exact equipment I have: Air handler:...

    Here is the exact equipment I have:
    Air handler: 4TEE3F37B1000AA
    Heat pump: 4TWX6036B1000A
    Thermostat: TCONT802A532DAA

    The length of the line is 18'. The furnace is located in a crawl space...
  22. According to ARI, it is showing that the Btuh put...

    According to ARI, it is showing that the Btuh put out by the XL16i at 17 degrees is only 17,500 while while both the XL14i and XL15i are showing that the Btuhare in excess of 20,000 at 17 degrees. ...
  23. The airflow was measured to be 1202 CFM.

    The airflow was measured to be 1202 CFM.
  24. Where is the "proper" place to measure the...

    Where is the "proper" place to measure the temperature to get an accurate gauge of the change in temperature? I know that with the measurements on the sheet that the installer provided to us, he...
  25. I checked the cph settings for each stage and...

    I checked the cph settings for each stage and here is what they are currently set to:
    1st stage = 3
    2nd stage = 3
    3rd stage = 9

    Any recommendations of what each stage should be set to?

    I...
  26. I will go ahead and turn the second bank back...

    I will go ahead and turn the second bank back on...The installer just turned it off at my circuit breaker box. As far as the heat rating is concerned, I guess I'm a bit confused how the XE1000 which...
  27. Is high energy usage normal when heating with XL-16i?

    Hi! Last May, I had a 3-ton Trane XL-16i unit installed with electric resistance as the backup heat and a new Trane thermostat (that seems to be set correctly to 3 stage heating/2 stage cooling). ...
  28. As far as the system shutting off...As soon as...

    As far as the system shutting off...As soon as the outside temperature reaches about 30 degrees, it shuts off once the set temperature is reached. So it sounds like the system is running like it...
  29. Trane XL16i running all the time at cold temperatures - Is this normal?

    Hi! Last May I got a Trane XL16i heat pump installed and so far have been very happy with it. With it getting colder outside, I have noticed that it runs constantly if the temperature is down in...
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    Trane thermostat oddity

    Hi! This past May I had a Trane XL-16i system installed. It seems to be running really good but I have noticed one oddity. I have the Trane thermostat XL802. Currently I have the A/C set to kick...
  31. Can variable speed air handlers have the fan only...

    Can variable speed air handlers have the fan only setting changed too or just non-variable speed air handlers? Right now the fan only speed seems to be as low (and maybe a bit lower) than the speed...
  32. My HVAC contractor seems to think that adding an...

    My HVAC contractor seems to think that adding an air seal to the knee walls will make a big difference. I have also talked to an insulation guy and he agreed that adding some kind of air seal would...
  33. Trying to alleviate temperature difference between floors

    Hi! Recently I had a new Trane XL-16i heat pump installed. The installers seemed to be very good and came highly recommended so I believe that everything was installed correctly. One thing that...
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    Bulldog -> Were you happy with any of the work...

    Bulldog -> Were you happy with any of the work from this company? I talked to several people from around where I live who had no complaints with them. Did they do the air balancing and duct...
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    I know when I got several estimates to upgrade my...

    I know when I got several estimates to upgrade my current HVAC equipment, one company included in their price air duct cleaning and air balancing of the system. What was tempting at first is that...
  36. Outdoor temperature sensor for Trane 802 thermostar

    Is the outdoor temperature sensor that you can get as an option with the Trane 802 thermostat worth getting? This thermostat will be for an XL-16i system. When getting estimates, 2 companies were...
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    The knee walls and floor are currently insulated...

    The knee walls and floor are currently insulated to R19. Garage is also insulated and doesn't get below 45 degrees even in sub-zero temperatures. I think the main problem is the extremely low...
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    The company is Adams Heating/Cooling located near...

    The company is Adams Heating/Cooling located near Dayton, OH.
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    BergerMech - Ready to move to Ohio?! :D ...

    BergerMech - Ready to move to Ohio?! :D

    Company B definitely seems to be one of a kind and people I know who have used them, love the company for installation and service. Apparently this is...
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    With company A, I guess some of the extra wow...

    With company A, I guess some of the extra wow stuff they presented may be too good to be true :-) Can I ask why a free duct cleaning with an install is a red flag? I guess all the extras that...
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    Thanks for the opinion! The second place said...

    Thanks for the opinion! The second place said that the V/S air handler will help but not completely fix the problem. He basically said that a change in the duct work would be needed and that isn't...
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    Effectiveness of balance dampers

    I recently had 2 places out to give me an estimate on a new Trane XL-16i heat pump system. The first place included air balancing (and duct cleaning) in their proposal. The second place told me...
  43. Talked to the HVAC person today and he said that...

    Talked to the HVAC person today and he said that checking the wire connections is not part of their "checklist" so I guess it's time to find a new HVAC person. My HVAC person is telling me that...
  44. Loose lugs on breakers

    I opened up the panel covering the breakers this evening and discovered that the 3 of the 4 lugs on the breakers are completely loose. Only 1 lug is tight. The wires inside of it are tight but I'm...
  45. Yea, it was just checked out last fall. Although...

    Yea, it was just checked out last fall. Although I am not sure if the person that came out checked the tightness of the connections.
  46. The electrician said that he had seen this...

    The electrician said that he had seen this similar thing happen before because of the connections going into the air handler not being completely tight. He said that even a slightly loose connection...
  47. I think the electrician was planning to fix the...

    I think the electrician was planning to fix the wiring, hook everything up, and turn on the breakers...And if everything appeared to be working, his job is done.

    Don't know if the HVAC person...
  48. Wondering if there is a need for the HVAC person...

    Wondering if there is a need for the HVAC person to come back out. The electrician who I was thinking of to do the job (He was going to add a junction box for each wire just a few feet from the air...
  49. Got a couple of quotes from electricians and to...

    Got a couple of quotes from electricians and to get things up and running isn't too hateful. But one of the electricians brought up a good point/question. The electrician said that the wire that is...
  50. No, there is not a disconnect within 6 feet of...

    No, there is not a disconnect within 6 feet of it...I'm assuming that may be a fairly recent change to the code (or at least within the last 13 years or so :-)?

    The HVAC person said that the...
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