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    Okay, here's an update: Another technician...

    Okay, here's an update:

    Another technician came, from a reputable company, and at first I let him do his thing without mentioning the other contractor's qualms about the roof. When he came down,...
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    Thank you for all the responses. Yeah, I didn't...

    Thank you for all the responses. Yeah, I didn't think that it was that much weight, once you distribute it over the area occupied by the unit. However, I have decided to tell my neighbor to get a...
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    Thanks for the answer. Yes, my neighbor's house...

    Thanks for the answer.
    Yes, my neighbor's house is very similar to mine. The roof is not completely flat, but rather it has a slight slant. You can see in the pictures that I linked to that there...
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    Thank you for all the responses. Here are some...

    Thank you for all the responses. Here are some answers to your comments or questions:


    The house has an evap cooler right now. I believe it was designed originally for a cooler. Much like this...
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    I have to admit that this crossed my mind. I just...

    I have to admit that this crossed my mind. I just trust the other guys more, but I guess you are correct, that the contractor is just trying to be thorough and not put himself in legal danger. Any...
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    Packaged unit weight

    Hello everyone,

    My next-door neighbor is an elderly lady (she's turning 80 next month) and she wants to install a new A/C and furnace. I am helping her in dealing with the contractors, the quotes,...
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    Late response

    Hey gusy

    I apologize for not responding sooner - I have been quite busy with school and work. In any event, I appreciate all your feedback.
    The contractor is coming by tomorrow morning and I...
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    Beenthere, Thank you for the answer. I did...

    Beenthere,

    Thank you for the answer. I did notice that the house was one or two degrees cooler. Does this mean that in the hot season it will heat the air, causing the AC to come on sooner too?...
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    Hey guys, I recently got a new package gas...

    Hey guys,

    I recently got a new package gas system (A/S 3 ton) and the thermostat (vision pro) offers an option to have the fan run randomly about 35% of the time, regardless of whether the system...
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    Pictures

    by the way, here are the pictures:

    http://members.cox.net/mlbussert/index.htm
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    Hey everyone, Thanks for all the feedback....

    Hey everyone,

    Thanks for all the feedback. The filter does not sound loud or anything. I can only hear it if I stand right below it. The filter is 16x25x1, so... I will ask the contractor to...
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    Unit size

    I am sorry. I had a lapsus. The size is 3 ton. The model is American Standard YCX036G. I hope this helps.

    So, even if the manufacturer says 4 sq./ft., it's okay to put a slightly smaller filter?...
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    Hey guys As I posted before, my new system got...

    Hey guys

    As I posted before, my new system got installed a couple of days ago. So far I am happy, but in reading the manual, I realized that the manufacturer requires a "filter size" of 4 s/f. Yet...
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    update

    I woke up this morning to a nice and toasty house. I had set the heat to keep the house at 70 degrees last night, just so I could see how the furnace operated. I could barely hear the air, and this...
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    Actually, the water heater was already here when...

    Actually, the water heater was already here when we moved in, so I don't know the answer to your question. However, after removing the furnace they left the WH in a better condition, hehheheheh....
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    good laugh

    I think that hurricanes are outside of the realm of considerations for Arizona.
    However, I was intrigued by the comment about the two lines crossing. Which two lines? I am sorry to have to ask, but...
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    Hey everyone, The installers of my new package...

    Hey everyone,

    The installers of my new package system left 15 minutes ago. It all went smooth, expecpt for a couple of kinks (normal). I just finished posting the pictures in their owne website...
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    Dan, I did not mean to ask about the ideal...

    Dan,

    I did not mean to ask about the ideal system for my situation. Rather, I was wondering, if you were starting from scratch, whether there was an "ideal" system.
    I guess it's a silly...
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    I think that from the consumer standpoint,...

    I think that from the consumer standpoint, specially in this industry, it is awfully hard to find adequate and competente information that would enable one to choose a contractor, even though,...
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    Now that I have become involved in the process of...

    Now that I have become involved in the process of replacing my old HVAC system, I realized that it's much more complicated than I thought (I guess most things always are more complex than one...
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    4x4freak, It's not that I feel the "need" to...

    4x4freak,

    It's not that I feel the "need" to tip them, it's just that I want to treat them well, and if they do a good job (in my layman's eyes) I was wondering whether tipping was an appropriate...
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    Hey everyone, As I stated in previous posts,...

    Hey everyone,

    As I stated in previous posts, my new package system was installed today. Well, not completely. They removed my evaporative cooler, put in the new machine, did all the ductwork that...
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    Midwest, Thank you for the thorough response....

    Midwest,

    Thank you for the thorough response. A friend of mine who is an independent contractor (he mostly does framing, some plumbing, sheetrock, etc. but no water heaters) had told me something...
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    Question for the experts

    I am in a similar situation as Rebecca. Although I don't have a problem right now, I might relocate my water heater next year, and at that point I will consider buying a new one.

    So, as to not...
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    Lay person's question

    Hey everyone,

    I have read this post with interest. Some of you pros assert that there really isn't that much more room for improvement as far as SEER ratings go; or at least that is what I...
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    Dash, Do you mean that a heat pump will need...

    Dash,
    Do you mean that a heat pump will need help in cold winter days; that is, days below 35-40 degrees, or overnight, when temperatures can drop to the low 20s in Tucson?
    Thank you for your time.
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    significant difference?

    Do you mean that a heat pump, properly sized, will provide the same amount of cool air, at the same temperature, as a regular air conditioner? Will it cool as fast as a regular AC?
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    I ask this question just out of curiousity (I...

    I ask this question just out of curiousity (I alrdy ordered my system, a gas electric package unit):
    How effective are heat pumps in hot climates? I understand that they are good for places with...
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    P. Student, I think your answer, and the...

    P. Student,

    I think your answer, and the others', have helped me understand a lot better what I should ask the contractor before and/or during installation. I believe what happened is that I...
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    Restless Nation

    People actually do move very often. There are many statistics, completed by different universities, that point to a rate of one move between every 5 to 7 years. James Jasper has a book called...
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    Suemarkp, Thanks. I think that kind of minimum...

    Suemarkp,

    Thanks. I think that kind of minimum (ballpark) parameter will help me understand better what I should expect. I think that with all the comments and help from people here I should be...
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    I think I gave the wrong impression, or...

    I think I gave the wrong impression, or misrepresented my original intent in asking questions. The contractor has been indeed very diligent, and I do trust him; that is why I explained how I arrived...
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    Re: ACCA Manual D

    Faith and Jultzya,

    I thank you for your thoughtful responsenses.

    I have actually been reading many sources of information for several weeks, including this forum, several publications by...
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    Hey everyone, I finally scheduled a date for...

    Hey everyone,

    I finally scheduled a date for the installation (A/S ycx036gm). They will install only one return, since there was no previous returns as the house has a flat roof, and the original...
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    Hey everyone, As I said in another post, I...

    Hey everyone,

    As I said in another post, I ordered my system (A/S ycx036g-m)a few days ago. I have to make a decision about the thermostat. I haven't spoken to the contractor, but I was wondering,...
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    Wgrr, and everyone else, thanks.

    Wgrr, and everyone else, thanks.

    Just this afternoon I spoke with the contractor and asked him about the curb. He did say that the supply is going on a curb (over the plenun/hole from the old...
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    What is RTU? and a curb? The only part that would...

    What is RTU? and a curb? The only part that would have to be exposed would be a section of the return, but the supply will go directly onto the roof plenum (I think). Thanks for all the info.
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    Re: Equipment Selection

    I know it sounds funny, but overnight we actually get down to the 20s several days in the winter. During the day the temperature is mostly tollerable (with a sweater or light coat), but at night,...
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    I have a question: is this a typo (250% - 350%)?...

    I have a question: is this a typo (250% - 350%)? I am just curious, because I seem to remember from high school that it's impossible to do that - to be more efficient than 100% (one of the law of...
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    Pictures and answers

    I thank all of you for the replies. Air2spare, I already checked out the contractor, and I feel comfortable with his abilities and professionalism. However, it was not clear to me whether I need to...
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    Hey everyone, Ok I ordered a new package...

    Hey everyone,

    Ok I ordered a new package system, mostly based on the advice from the members of this forum and on my research and impressions of the contractor. I ordered the American Standard...
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    Clear choice

    I am a home owner, like you, and I just placed an order for a new package unit (after pouring over the many posts in this forum, reading the several didactical web pages, and receiving advice from...
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    Thanks for the advice; I think I will get rid of...

    Thanks for the advice; I think I will get rid of the swamp cooler (avoid water leaks and the rest of the stuff that comes with it).
    By the way Inturmoil, I lived in Seattle for a little bit...
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    After some research and lots of help from the...

    After some research and lots of help from the people in this site, I believe I have made a decision to go with one of the contractors from whom I got bids.

    In any event, I have a couple of minor...
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    Delicious irony

    Sorry, I can't help you as I am a HO myself in the process of buyin a new AC/Furnace, and I have found the people in this site very helpful and knowledgeable so that I can make a decision as to which...
  46. Sorry Jultzya, that part escaped my attention!...

    Sorry Jultzya, that part escaped my attention! Thanks.
  47. Bargain

    Yultza, I thank you for your time and advice.

    I have a follow up question. Is it ok to bargain a little? The reason I ask is because AS is offering financing trough AGF. It's a pretty good deal:...
  48. Jultzya, Again thank you and everyone else who...

    Jultzya,

    Again thank you and everyone else who cares to comment. I have a question though, and this is something I forgot to ask about: what is a media filter (I read some posts that mentioned it)...
  49. Thanks for the encouragement Jultza, I greatly...

    Thanks for the encouragement Jultza, I greatly appreciate your response (I have found your comments in other posts to be among some of the most helpful :-)). I hope I can also get Mr. Boyd (Roboteq,...
  50. I have 3 bids and need help deciding.

    Hey everyone,

    First, I have to tell you that this site helped me lots with my research and understanding of HVAc.
    Second, I followed Docholiday and Heatpumpguru's advice, and did a little bit of...
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