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    I took a look at the tankless electrics and went...

    I took a look at the tankless electrics and went with a Marathon electric tank water heater instead. The standby losses are minimal with the Marathon and it was half the cost of a tankless. We didnt...
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    I should probably put a few qualifiers on my...

    I should probably put a few qualifiers on my statement. I live in the south so we dont have much of a heating season. Heatpumps simply dont put out enough BTUs to rapidly change the temperature -...
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    In my opinion, heatpumps work best if you leave...

    In my opinion, heatpumps work best if you leave the thermostat at one temperature 24 hours a day.
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    In my opinion, the best procedure with a heat...

    In my opinion, the best procedure with a heat pump is to leave the house set at one temperature. If you dont do this then I suggest getting a thermostat that allows you to lock out the resistance...
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    My Bryant Evolution ( same as Carrier Infinity)...

    My Bryant Evolution ( same as Carrier Infinity) does that. Dont worry about it.
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    Not quite true. The reason you feel cold next to...

    Not quite true. The reason you feel cold next to a large single pane of glass is that the net long wave radiation ( what you radiate minus what you receive from the pane of glass is a negative...
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    I have a Marathon (electric tank water heater) -...

    I have a Marathon (electric tank water heater) - works great. I did speak with my builder about an electric tankless water heater and he claimed he put in several over the last couple of years and...
  8. I have had a two story home with one system...

    I have had a two story home with one system (thermostat on the 1st floor) and a two story home with two systems. Trust me on this, you dont want a two story home with one system. If the floor plan is...
  9. Thread: ifc walls

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    Yes, I have one. Very quiet and not much for the...

    Yes, I have one. Very quiet and not much for the termites to eat. I dont know the price premium over frame construction but I would do it again. With a brick exterior, the walls are about a foot...
  10. I looked into a Geothermal (a ground source...

    I looked into a Geothermal (a ground source heatpump is a better description ) about 3-years ago and decided against it. My reasons came down to risk and cost. There was only one contractor in the...
  11. If you do go with an electric water heater, take...

    If you do go with an electric water heater, take a look at Marathon water heaters.
  12. A few things to consider. Do a sealed attic with...

    A few things to consider. Do a sealed attic with sprayfoam insulation on the underside of the roof sheathing. Skip the propane furnaces and go with heatpumps instead. Have a Manual J calculation done...
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    On my system, the user interface reports 9% duct...

    On my system, the user interface reports 9% duct leakage ( 4 tons ).
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    Yes, it is hanging outside the unit - sort of...

    Yes, it is hanging outside the unit - sort of pushed through a hole.
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    The outdoor unit is the older 2-speed Bristol TS...

    The outdoor unit is the older 2-speed Bristol TS compressor based system. The outdoor air temperature sensor does tend to read high. Is this something to be concerned about? Thanks so much.
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    My Evolution system is reporting a "range error"...

    My Evolution system is reporting a "range error" under the service menu - my HVAC guy is researching it. Anyone know what this is? Thanks.
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    I have 4 zones with an Evolution system and my...

    I have 4 zones with an Evolution system and my smallest zone reports as less than 20% during duct assessment. I do get stage-downs to low-speed from high-speed when all but the smallest zones is...
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    Hold down the "advanced setup" button for about...

    Hold down the "advanced setup" button for about 15 secs and you will enter the service menu.
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    I have an Evolution 4 ton (same as Infinity)...

    I have an Evolution 4 ton (same as Infinity) system with 4 zones and I am quite happy with it. It runs at half speed (2 tons) 90% of the time and the 4 zones gives precise temperature control. It...
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    Hold the "advanced setup" button down for 12...

    Hold the "advanced setup" button down for 12 seconds and you will pop into the service menu. Lots of interesting info including the zone damper positions and cubic feet per minute to each zone. You...
  21. I have a Bryant Evolution System (same as...

    I have a Bryant Evolution System (same as Infinity) - I have 2 returns in the main part of the house and a return in every bedroom/office/bonusroon for a total of 7 returns.
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    I am not sure I follow this logic. I cant imagine...

    I am not sure I follow this logic. I cant imagine that the fan speed will affect the heat capacity much, if at all. Can you please explain more? Thanks.
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    Non-ventilated, foamed attics are becoming more...

    Non-ventilated, foamed attics are becoming more common in the southern states. In southeast Georgia, it wasnt an issue with the building inpsectors as they have seen it before. Talk to your building...
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    Exactly. My HVAC equipment and ducts are in the...

    Exactly. My HVAC equipment and ducts are in the attic and the underside of the roof sheathing is foamed. It gets up to about 85F on a hot summer day in the attic - we live in southern Georgia.
  25. Take pictures, document everything, contact the...

    Take pictures, document everything, contact the building inspectors office, and send your builder a registered letter immediately.
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