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    Negotiate money off the house and don't bother...

    Negotiate money off the house and don't bother with a home warranty. Considering replacing both systems in the near future. Home warranty will only do the cheapest thing legal, or deny your claim.
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    What are your degree days this year compared to...

    What are your degree days this year compared to last? It could just be hotter this year...
  3. Thread: not cooling

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    wow

    wow
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    Check your heat strips. They could be engaging. ...

    Check your heat strips. They could be engaging. How did you verify the ducts aren't leaking? What is your temp split at the coil?
  5. Huh? Wow, so you kindly ask for an estimate and...

    Huh? Wow, so you kindly ask for an estimate and he "doesn't know." Then he hands you a bill for ***?!!?

    Sounds suspect to me. Anything above the diagnostic fee you agreed to over the phone he...
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    HVAC copper thieves should get the death penalty.

    HVAC copper thieves should get the death penalty.
  7. Seal the ducts with mastic. Hire a tech who will...

    Seal the ducts with mastic. Hire a tech who will verify proper coil cleanliness and FAN SPEED, then properly charge the system. Insulate your ducts. You seem to be expecting a lot out of a system...
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    If this were my system I would have it diagnosed....

    If this were my system I would have it diagnosed. Assuming all it needs is refrigerant, I would recharge the system and be collecting bids on a quality system replacement. If possible I would...
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    If there is a HOT valve, manually close it. ...

    If there is a HOT valve, manually close it. Clean all of the dirt out of the unit. Loosening the screw a little will purge air out of the lines if that is a problem. Anything further than that...
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    Clean all the dust and dirt out of that unit, and...

    Clean all the dust and dirt out of that unit, and make sure you have a clean filter. A screwdriver can bleed the line a little but other than that there's nothing you can really do other than buy a...
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    piece of junk fan coil dorm room a/c, isn't it? ...

    piece of junk fan coil dorm room a/c, isn't it? You see the top valve, look at the pipe down and to the left that looks like it will fit a flathead screwdriver...
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    Push the builder for 2 systems one upstairs and...

    Push the builder for 2 systems one upstairs and one down. Be willing to pay for the upgrade. Better yet ask for a credit from him on HVAC and hire your own contractor. By all means don't trust HIS...
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    I hope you are getting a good deal on the house! ...

    I hope you are getting a good deal on the house! Calling back the installing/repairing contractor might be worth a shot, assuming the know what they are doing.

    If you are still renting this...
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    Has anyone compared their degree days versus last...

    Has anyone compared their degree days versus last year? It's colder here, and gas prices have come down.
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    Probably a bad defrost board. Good luck with the...

    Probably a bad defrost board. Good luck with the landlord who will just say "run it in emergency heat, warm air comes out and your living area maintains 68 degrees therefore your heating system is...
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    Must be part of the story we aren't hearing yet.

    Must be part of the story we aren't hearing yet.
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    Wow, I didn't know there was such strong demand...

    Wow, I didn't know there was such strong demand for multi-stage units and Carrier Infinity systems for mobile homes! The value of the HVAC system would exceed the value of the home!

    Multistage...
  18. Thread: Double capacity

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    Reminds me of college. We had a fan coil unit in...

    Reminds me of college. We had a fan coil unit in our dorm, which I supplemented with a window a/c. I enjoyed 2 stage a/c in my dorm.
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    Seal the ductwork AND verify you have enough...

    Seal the ductwork AND verify you have enough insulation in the attic.
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    4-ton 2 stage would have been the perfect call in...

    4-ton 2 stage would have been the perfect call in hindsight.

    I keep my house 68-70*

    no mold problems.

    Is this guy "HOT" or just upset because his system doesn't cycle on and off? Maybe he...
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    Forget the "warranty" with the homebuilder's...

    Forget the "warranty" with the homebuilder's contractor. Hire a reputable Trane service company to fully evaluate your system's installation.

    Many of the new construction contractors win...
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    I bet your heat strips are still coming on. ...

    I bet your heat strips are still coming on. There may be also be short in the wiring. Has this system performed well for you in previous summer's? I recommend calling another company. A one month...
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    It's a safe bet the ductwork is leaking a lot...

    It's a safe bet the ductwork is leaking a lot into the attic also.
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    Just fo ahead get 2 systems-- one for upstairs...

    Just fo ahead get 2 systems-- one for upstairs and one for downstairs. The operating cost difference is trivial. With one system trying to do upstairs and down you will never be happy or really...
  25. Thread: Cool down speed

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    Depends on how humid it is inside the house....if...

    Depends on how humid it is inside the house....if it's very humid it will take longer, if it's extremely dry it won't take long..
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