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  1. After calling and talking to Trane, I was told...

    After calling and talking to Trane, I was told that my particular unit does not come with a filter but calls for one at the return. I'm now thinking that the installer put a kit on the handler to...
  2. Directly under the air handler. Air handler is on...

    Directly under the air handler. Air handler is on an aluminum stand in a closet with folding doors.
  3. Sizing an A/C filter for a 4FWHF042A1000C

    My girlfriend just had a Trane 3.5 Ton XB16 with air handler 4FWHR042A1000C installed. Of course the contractor supplied us with the mesh a/c filter. The dimensions of the mesh filter will not be...
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    Update: Turns out the XB16 outside my...

    Update: Turns out the XB16 outside my girlfriend's family room was surprisingly quiet. I happen to be sensitive to noise and was quite satisfied with the sound level. I also have an XR15 which to me...
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    Baldloonie......Thank you for your quick and very...

    Baldloonie......Thank you for your quick and very informative response. I too thought that the blade might make a difference but 5 decibels? At least now I'm not looking into a blanket. You seem to...
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    XB16 and XR16 Sound Levels

    I currently have an XR15 16 Seer outside my bedroom window
    which I find to be fairly quiet. My girlfriend is getting an XB16
    16 Seer this week which is rated at 79 decibels versus 74 decibels...
  7. Yes, I saw the 5 decibel difference for the...

    Yes, I saw the 5 decibel difference for the outside unit, but luckily, we don't sit outside, and that unit is outside our family room (which always has the windows closed with the a/c on here in...
  8. The 4FWHF air handler is in a closet on a metal...

    The 4FWHF air handler is in a closet on a metal stand behind folding slotted doors. The return is on the adjacent side wall of the closet. Should this handler be any louder than my existing 16 year...
  9. Is the XB16 series condenser any different than...

    Is the XB16 series condenser any different than the XR16 other than the color of the housing and the orange sound insulation jacket? I am planning on selling this house within the next 4 or 5 years....
  10. New Central A/C condensor/air handler proposal.....Am I ok?

    I am replacing a 16 year old Carrier 10 Seer unit. I am on a budget and the Contractor I am using is huge, well known, and has a good reputation. He deals primarily with Trane and Rheem/Rudd. He has...
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    Thanks all for the feedback. I believe she has a...

    Thanks all for the feedback. I believe she has a 4 ton system now. I like the XR15 Trane because it is a real workhorse. I thought that model will go up to 16 seer with a variable speed fan. As a...
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    Best Central A/C Replacement

    My girlfriend needs to replace her 16 year old 4 Ton central a/c Carrier unit. She has a 4 bedroom (1886 sq ft) Townhouse (2 story attached unit)
    I live in a Villa on the next street and replaced...
  13. Thanks PACNW. As for your question as to why is...

    Thanks PACNW. As for your question as to why is it now an issue after I had it installed 4 years ago.......I just happened to pull the safety float for no other reason than to see how it works only...
  14. Thanks everyone for all your help. Please forgive...

    Thanks everyone for all your help. Please forgive me as I'm pretty much a layman when it comes to a/c but this forum has a vast amount of info. "The quote referencing that 95% of furnaces produce...
  15. Is my unit wired incorrectly or is it designed...

    Is my unit wired incorrectly or is it designed for just the outside compressor to shut down?
  16. This is an a/c unit that is located in Florida....

    This is an a/c unit that is located in Florida. No freezing pipes here.
  17. SAFETY WATER FLOAT SWITCH DOESN'T SHUT DOWN AIR HANDLER FAN

    I have a Trane XR15 purchased in 2010 with air handler 4TEE3C05A1000AA built in 2009. The handler has a variable stage fan. I noticed that the float switch was not turning off either the outside...
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    EXTERNAL CONDENSATION PUMP QUESTION

    I'm a realtor and just had a home inspected that has an external condensation pump attached to a 2 year old Rheem unit to help with the drainage from the drain line. I assume there was some issue...
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    FINAL UPDATE AND FIX

    Tech came out today to do the leak test. No need as it turns out that he found the line from the condensor at the filter leaking due to a poor brazing during the original install. I guess he knew...
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    Thanks Dave for your imput. What if their leak...

    Thanks Dave for your imput. What if their leak detector does not find a leak with either the condenser or handler coil? Sometimes these leaks are very small and probably extremely hard to find. I...
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    Update

    The Company came out today and as I expected after checking the pressure it was low. He told me it was around 80 and should be over 120. I have a 2 year labor warranty on the install. Now that this...
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    10 MONTH OLD TRANE FREEZING UP

    I have a 10 month old 3 Ton Trane 4TEE3C05A1000AA Air handler. It's been taking awhile for the temperature to cool down and I noticed the coil in the air handler was completely frozen over. It's...
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    Noise Almost Gone

    UPDATE.....Tech came out to address the humming coming from the air handler. Indeed it was the transformer and yes the tech did tell me that they all make some noise. He opened up the unit and found...
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    No. Fan is off. Even when I turn off the...

    No. Fan is off. Even when I turn off the thermostat it still hums. It sounds like the hum coming from a a flourescent lamp fixture.
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    My system is 2 months old and is covered by the...

    My system is 2 months old and is covered by the contractor for 2 years free labor.
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    Should I be prepared for the standard "They all...

    Should I be prepared for the standard "They all do that" and "it's normal" answer?
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    NEW TRANE AIR HANDLER HUMMING NOISE WHEN OFF

    I have a new Trane 4TEE3C05A1000A variable speed installed 2 months ago that makes a constant noticeable humming noise when off. The unit is in my garage and this is the first time I've noticed it....
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    I would have prefered to use the company that...

    I would have prefered to use the company that serviced my old unit, but the price for the new unit was not even close! We are talking about over $800 more. Too much for me to keep any loyalty.
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    SIZE OF COMPANY

    The company I used has 130 employees and 70 service trucks including those for installs as well as maintenance calls. It had the best price by far but was so busy and big that often the right hand...
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    I have always gone with companies that have...

    I have always gone with companies that have excellent BBB ratings(Better Business Bureau) of A or A+. I also look at the number of complaints filed with the company. Unfortunately the very large...
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    Sweating seems prevalent on many brands these...

    Sweating seems prevalent on many brands these days. If I were to push my thermostat down to 76, it's going to sweat in the garage. 78 degrees, no problem. That's were I keep it.
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    Like anything else, luck plays a big part. One...

    Like anything else, luck plays a big part. One person can get a good install from a company and another person can get a crap install with a different tech within the same company. All techs are not...
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    HOW MANY HURRICANE STRAPS?

    I have a 3 Ton trane XR15 mounted on a 3X4 prefab concrete pad here in Florida. My friend has a XL16i with 8 straps, 2 on each side. I called trane and was told that it is entirely up to county code...
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    I've never heard that one before. Poured concrete...

    I've never heard that one before. Poured concrete is really the way to go, but if it is not practical, I'm sure the lightweight pads will do what they are intended to do. I'm just not sure how long...
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    Inside Air Handler Filter versus Return Filter

    I started using a Flanders Group 4 pleated filter inside my new trane 4TEE air handler.It is the least restrictive of the pleated Flanders filters. I was using the same filter in my return for the...
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    How many days are we talking about? 2? 7? I think...

    How many days are we talking about? 2? 7? I think my installer was talking about that setup of having it hovering over the pad. I just didn't confirm with him that he would come out 3 times just to...
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    So it is ok to resecure the condensor (screwing...

    So it is ok to resecure the condensor (screwing in the anchors) after only 24hrs of curing? I have no problem waiting a few days if it would be a stronger pad.
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    My installer is willing to come by and move the...

    My installer is willing to come by and move the condenser if I am having a contractor come by to pour the cement. I was thinking of pouring the cement over the existing 3X3 pad to make it 4X4 and add...
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    Your pad looks significantly superior and has...

    Your pad looks significantly superior and has some weight to it.
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    The label on the pad reads as follows: FRCC...

    The label on the pad reads as follows: FRCC Products, Inc. Solid Lightweight Concrete Pad. Conforms to the Florida Building Code Chapter 16, and Mechanical Section 304.7 American Concrete Institute...
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    PREFABRICATED CONCRETE SLABS

    Here in Palm Beach County Florida, A/C contracters use the prefab concrete slabs in lieu of poured concrete. Most customers are not even aware of these slabs not being the "real deal" and being quite...
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    PROBLEM SOLVED!

    I have solved the wind noise on my one week old Trane that was coming from my intake/grill area. I removed the filter from inside the home at the intake/grill and moved it (with the same pleated...
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    I think you are on the right track. Although the...

    I think you are on the right track. Although the Flander's filter I'm using is less restrictive than others, Iwill be planning on using the filter inside the air handler instead of the return inside...
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    I just had a Trane 3Ton 4TEE 16 Seer variable...

    I just had a Trane 3Ton 4TEE 16 Seer variable speed installed in my Villa of 1500 sq ft and the filter size (grill opening) in my house for the return is 15X29. I am getting more suction noise now...
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    XR15 3 Ton

    XR15 3 Ton
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    Today's Tech mentioned I should have around 50 ft...

    Today's Tech mentioned I should have around 50 ft of copper pipes. He used a leak detector and found no external leaks. Saturday's visit which was 2 days after the install required approximately 1...
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    UPDATE: Since the last tech visit on Saturday...

    UPDATE: Since the last tech visit on Saturday and the system was topped up with 412, there has been no further dripping inside the intake box. Furthermore there has been sweating on the outside only...
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    I went into a neighbor's home that is identical...

    I went into a neighbor's home that is identical to mine (cookie cutter). She has a Trane that is a 3 year old system with a XB10 condensor unit. I don't believe ithe air handler is a variable speed...
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    Although too early to really say, after charging...

    Although too early to really say, after charging the system today, the sweating does seem to have lessened with no leakage dripping into the intake. Of course my big concern is still where the...
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    UPDATE: The contractor's tech came out to look at...

    UPDATE: The contractor's tech came out to look at the sweating. Turns out that my unit was 1 1/2 lbs low on 410 refrigerant. I know it tested fine before the install. He mentioned that the new 410...
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