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    thanks

    there was a bit of ice on the cabinet yesterday and this morning I noticed it was much quieter.

    Thanks
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    Had a new bryant heat pump installed(along with...

    Had a new bryant heat pump installed(along with new gas furnace) in Dec. This past weekend was the first time we have had realy cold temps and I have noticed that HP was a lot noisier than it had...
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    Sure your bill wasn't estimated?

    Our utility company will often estimate usage based on previous and while it says on the bill it is estimated it is in very small print. If heating degree days and usage were close to identical,...
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    Would go with HP

    I would definitely choose the Heat Pump option, unless you in the great white north.
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    Fisher, This is a great forum, most of these...

    Fisher,

    This is a great forum, most of these guys know what they are talking about when it comes to HVAC, but there is no way they can answer your question. Had you supplied information on where...
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    I am assuming the furnance was not running since...

    I am assuming the furnance was not running since the stat was not showing Aux Heat Active. As I had mentioned I had been told by some people, and read on this board, that the HP would work to around...
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    Recently had a duel fuel system installed and...

    Recently had a duel fuel system installed and from what I had heard and read(on this forum mostly) I thought the Heat Pump would only be operating down to around 30 degrees. One morning when I...
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    I certainly hope the installer(s) is not a...

    I certainly hope the installer(s) is not a "hack". I chose someone I trust, a company with a good rep but I would still like to know some things to look for to make sure the job is done properly. ...
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    I am getting a new duel fuel system installed...

    I am getting a new duel fuel system installed this week and was hoping some of you could give me a "checkllist" of items that I need to look for to make sure the job is getting done properly. The...
  10. Thread: Furnace size

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    thanks wyounger I really never have paid that...

    thanks wyounger

    I really never have paid that much attention to the furnace cycles but as I recall the cycles did not seem to be extraordinarily short. Currently cooling is a 3.5 ton condenser...
  11. Thread: Furnace size

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    Current Furnace seemed to keep temps adequate in...

    Current Furnace seemed to keep temps adequate in the winter and it is around 17 years old so I assume its efficency was only around 65% or so.
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    I guess my question should have been does the...

    I guess my question should have been does the 90K-110K look like a decent ballpark figure. For some reason I have been trying to make sure that my A/C unit was properly sized and haven't given much...
  13. Thread: Furnace size

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    Plan on getting a Duel Fuel setup install and was...

    Plan on getting a Duel Fuel setup install and was wondering what a "ballpark" size furnace I might need. I have estimates that show 90,000 - 110,000 BTUs (old unit was 114,000 I think). I know I...
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    What exactly does a hard start kit do and are...

    What exactly does a hard start kit do and are they normally part of every heat pump system
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    Think I found the answer to one of the questions,...

    Think I found the answer to one of the questions, according to Bryant website (I think) it said that you had to have a variable speed blower.
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    spunkmeyer

    Are you happy with your Bryant system? I am looking at installing a Bryant Duel Fuel setup am currently trying to decide between the Evolution control and the Thermidistat control.
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    Would i need to have a 2 stage furnace w/variable...

    Would i need to have a 2 stage furnace w/variable speed blower to take advantage of the Evolution controls system? I currently have an estimate with Evolution control and 2 stage variable speed...
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    Are Bryant systems with Evolution controls worth...

    Are Bryant systems with Evolution controls worth the extra money? The system I am considering is a 13 SEER ( and extra 800bucks for heat pump) condensing unit w/80% AFUE variable speed furnace.
  19. Thread: A/C unit size

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    I did an online calc and it came out pretty dang...

    I did an online calc and it came out pretty dang close to what the one guy told me, so I guess I shouldn't even condsider the guys who are quoting 3.5 tone units (almost all of them). Is there a...
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    that is the question. I live near Memphis, TN...

    that is the question. I live near Memphis, TN and am looking to replace my heating and air system. When I first posted on here for suggestions someone mentioned that I should get a heat pump (w/gas...
  21. Thread: A/C unit size

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    I'm in the process of getting estimates on...

    I'm in the process of getting estimates on replacing heating and cooling system. My current A/C unit is a 18 year old 3.5 ton unit and it had a hard time keeping the inside temp at 78 during the...
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    I had a contractor out yesterday that spent a...

    I had a contractor out yesterday that spent a good bit of time taking measurements and doing the calculations and he said that cooling wise I was borderline using a 3.5 ton (he said something about...
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    Still haven't got a quote from a company I truly...

    Still haven't got a quote from a company I truly trust, nor have any of them done any load calculations (at least not to my knowledge). I have only called companies that have been in business 10+...
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    I am getting so many conflicting opinions that I...

    I am getting so many conflicting opinions that I am getting really confused. One guy tells me that a 2 stage furnace will be much cheaper because it will run on low most of the time and the next guy...
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    I have had 4 companies out for an estimate so...

    I have had 4 companies out for an estimate so far, but none of them have done a load calc. One of the guys did take some measurements in my attic but I haven't yet received the estimate from him. I...
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