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  1. Thread: What size?

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    Call a contractor--no diy

    Call a contractor--no diy
  2. Thread: Regarding: Damage

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    I would pay the guy before I asked for anything....

    I would pay the guy before I asked for anything. He has a lot of money invested and you still have not paid him. I would be hesitant to do anything before I collected. I hate when customers hold back...
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    I think we have already been down this road...

    I think we have already been down this road before. Check previous post
  4. Thread: EER vs SEER

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    poor sales guys--I feel your pain

    poor sales guys--I feel your pain
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    If it is a emergency then call someone that has...

    If it is a emergency then call someone that has "24 hour emergency service"They should be able to tell you exactly what's wrong
  6. I was just kidding--5 is 2 more then the...

    I was just kidding--5 is 2 more then the norm..What contractor makes you feel the most comfortable? That is who I would use. Trane and Carrier are both good brands but most brands are good if...
  7. I think you should get even MORE estimates:eek:

    I think you should get even MORE estimates:eek:
  8. I will agree that big companies do push techs for...

    I will agree that big companies do push techs for a sell but it is normally on the basis of TALKING to customers if there equipment is old and letting them know the advantages of replacement. I work...
  9. This is true in many cases. Different size units...

    This is true in many cases. Different size units and different combinations can give a abundance of different exact seer ratings regardless of outside unit. Post model numbers of air handler and...
  10. Thread: PLEASE HELP

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    Which installer do you feel most comfortable...

    Which installer do you feel most comfortable with? Both systems should work great if installed properly. I see you decided against dual-fuel. I am a fan of variable speed. May I ask what made these 2...
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    I know that being a contractor I have alot of...

    I know that being a contractor I have alot of nerve "putting any money in my pocket" as Joe said but 2 years ago I purchased a hot tub with the money I screwed customers out of. I got a 10 year...
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    1)could void warranty 2)poor performance...

    1)could void warranty
    2)poor performance
    3)greatly reduce equipment life

    I would not pay to increase size of equipment if you are not going to correct ductwork. I run into this all the time. I...
  13. Thread: PLEASE HELP

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    Yes It is funny how some people give quote...

    Yes

    It is funny how some people give quote over phone without looking at job. Some companies are not familiar with dual-fuel and not use to installing it. I can tell you that right now it is...
  14. Thread: PLEASE HELP

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    45,000 should keep it whatever temp you want it....

    45,000 should keep it whatever temp you want it.

    Let's just say I know your area very well. I live in the Triangle. I have personally experienced the savings available going with dual fuel. It is...
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    That part sounds ok.

    That part sounds ok.
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    If your main duct is 14" that is not even close...

    If your main duct is 14" that is not even close for a 4 ton. That is the reason your contractor told you it was not big enough.
  17. Thread: PLEASE HELP

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    45,000 sounds best for that sq. footage in Cary...

    45,000 sounds best for that sq. footage in Cary
    Different manufacturers size units different so 45,000 may not have been a size available to contractor at that time.
    Dual fuel is a great option in...
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    Just my opinion but if you are all electrical now...

    Just my opinion but if you are all electrical now I would stay that way. Gas will keep going up I am guessing. What I advise is going with the heat pump but ask your contractor about a CBX32MV air...
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    No--do it yourself---read the rules. Call your...

    No--do it yourself---read the rules. Call your local heating contractor and they will be able to help you with your FURNACE.
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    this is a joke. it has got to be:cool:

    this is a joke. it has got to be:cool:
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    So are you saying that you wasted alot of...

    So are you saying that you wasted alot of contractors time getting "free estimates". You were probably pretty sure you were going to use your great friend but yet you got multiple quotes. Are you the...
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    All manufacturers have part warranties.There are...

    All manufacturers have part warranties.There are usually 5 year warranties on the standard line up and 10 year warranties on the higher end systems. This is the case with most brands including Trane...
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    what brand of unit is it?

    what brand of unit is it?
  24. Thread: Cracked Converter

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    sorry, dual fuel package unit is what I meant to...

    sorry, dual fuel package unit is what I meant to say. These are also referred to as hybrid.
  25. Thread: Cracked Converter

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    A duel-fuel package unit would probably be a good...

    A duel-fuel package unit would probably be a good choice but expect to pay more upfront. Over the life of the unit it should easily pay for itself and put money in your pocket. 13 or 14 seer are fine...
  26. Thread: Cracked Converter

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    The only thing waiting will do is create a very...

    The only thing waiting will do is create a very dangerous situation for you and whoever lives in the home during the winter. Also equipment is only going up in price so you will pay more in the...
  27. Thread: Need some advice

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    Lennox heat pumps are just as reliable as Trane,...

    Lennox heat pumps are just as reliable as Trane, Carrier,etc. Most people only write something if they are upset. Watch this forum long enough and you will see that. I would stay with Lennox to take...
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    I have to ask. Any chance you went with the...

    I have to ask. Any chance you went with the lowest estimate? You should not be having to get online to figure out how to use the system a contractor just installed. They should go through everything
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    Nicely said. If you find yourself going to look...

    Nicely said. If you find yourself going to look for wallet then you had found your guy
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    1)check local BBB 2)recommendation from friends...

    1)check local BBB
    2)recommendation from friends
    3)NATE is a good thing--at least you know that they are book-smart
    4)A good sales guy should make you feel very comfortable choosing the company...
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    I would not call it a 2 call sales system. More...

    I would not call it a 2 call sales system. More then likely if he is getting 6 estimates he is not going to sign anything while you are there. I like to stay in very close contact with potential...
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    :)Lennox HC16 This is why 1)No ozone 2) It is...

    :)Lennox HC16 This is why

    1)No ozone
    2) It is not electronic so you never have to worry about it "breaking". Trust me all electronic air cleaners break.
    3)Performance does not go down with use...
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    WOW--6 estimates. I thought the magic number was...

    WOW--6 estimates. I thought the magic number was 3. Expect to be very confused when it is done. Although the installer is most important you will probably here that everybody's different brand is the...
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    All Marketing!! KIA--10 year-100,000 mile...

    All Marketing!!

    KIA--10 year-100,000 mile warranty
    Mercedes--3 year--30,000 mile warranty

    Which one would you rather drive?
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    The cheapest quote is not always the best....

    The cheapest quote is not always the best. Especially in this industry. First time I have heard of Lennox being cheaper then Goodman. We have installed many XP13's and we have had good luck with them.
  36. Thread: Dust Problem

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    Dust Problem

    We are installing new system with merv 16 filter. We are also installing energy recovery ventilator and sealing duct system. Customer is really complaining about excessive dust problem. Any opinions...
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    On the website it will be referred to as XV90 or...

    On the website it will be referred to as XV90 or XR14. It will not have the complete # because of different sizes. They did quote a 60,000 btu furnace and 2.5 ton ac.
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    Most good companies offer 24 hour service. If...

    Most good companies offer 24 hour service. If they are a Lennox dealer they probably have quick access to parts. I typically can have any Lennox part the next day if it is not on the van
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    How about 1 Lennox and 1 Rheem dealer. Don't...

    How about 1 Lennox and 1 Rheem dealer. Don't concentrate too much on brand and I agree on the 2 estimate idea that was just mentioned. 5 or 6 estimates will probably get real confusing. I would...
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    Yes. If you want a really quiet outdoor unit the...

    Yes. If you want a really quiet outdoor unit the XP15 by Lennox is suppose to be the quietest.
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    Lennox CBX32MV air handler is the very quiet....

    Lennox CBX32MV air handler is the very quiet. Assuming the duct system is sized ok
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    Let's see--vehicle, insurance, people to answer...

    Let's see--vehicle, insurance, people to answer phone, gas, tools, price of part, training to diagnose and fix problem. I cannot believe he would charge you that for a hard start kit. The nerve of...
  43. Thread: Equipment prices

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    I would say no. Rebates are available now for...

    I would say no. Rebates are available now for some brands. I know Lennox has one. Like someone else said you usually have to buy the top of the line equipment and air cleaners for rebate
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    creates ozone--also must be maintained and...

    creates ozone--also must be maintained and cleaned very often to maintain efficiency.
  45. Thread: Equipment prices

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    There is no better time to buy then now. Prices...

    There is no better time to buy then now. Prices are only going in one direction.UP
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    Please edit out prices per site rules. Sounds...

    Please edit out prices per site rules. Sounds like a good combination. I do not thank you would see payback in 2 years. The XP15 is a very quiet unit. The CBX32MV is a great air handler. What is the...
  47. Thread: lennox

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    It may be a 3 ton Lennox Heat Pump with R22...

    It may be a 3 ton Lennox Heat Pump with R22 refrigerant. That is just a guess because that is not a valid model #
  48. Thread: lennox

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    Thats a hard question unless you are a Lennox...

    Thats a hard question unless you are a Lennox dealer. What info do you need?
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    How did 3 people bid and not know coil was in...

    How did 3 people bid and not know coil was in warranty? Was it over phone or something. Also when they quoted coil with condenser that is completely different then just a coil. I can understand him...
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    3 bidders for a warranty coil:eek:When will we...

    3 bidders for a warranty coil:eek:When will we start charging for estimates??
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