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  1. Do you mean program the calendar, schedules, etc....

    Do you mean program the calendar, schedules, etc. or is there more to it? I was inside the configuration settings recently trying to figure out if anything could be responsible for the screen...
  2. Half of the screen became unresponsive. It's 3...

    Half of the screen became unresponsive. It's 3 years old.
  3. The thermostat is under warranty (they registered...

    The thermostat is under warranty (they registered the warranties for the AC unit and thermostat after the installation), but the labor, truck fee, and fuel surcharge is not covered.

    It seems like...
  4. Being told I can't replace an American Standard Thermostat

    An HVAC company is telling me that installing a replacement American Standard 800 Family 7-day Digital Programmable Comfort thermostat is something only they can do and that it is unlike replacing a...
  5. Burnham Steam Boiler shuts off before reaching thermostat temperature

    This morning as I was troubleshooting another problem (see below) I noticed a behavior that I wasn't expecting. I'd like to know if it is normal or whether I should have a pro look at it.

    I have...
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    We ended up going with a conventional system by...

    We ended up going with a conventional system by American Standard - Allegiance model.
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    For what it's worth after all of this, this is my...

    For what it's worth after all of this, this is my final experience. The contractor we went with (a mid-size company with about a dozen employees, accredited by the BBB and with an A+ rating) offered...
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    I agree Timmy10, 21degrees comments are so...

    I agree Timmy10, 21degrees comments are so outrageous that I didn't care to comment.

    I find it odd that most posters are so defensive, almost insulted by the premise of this thread, yet in the...
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    catmanacman, Unfortunately, that company is...

    catmanacman,

    Unfortunately, that company is not the one we feel most comfortable with, but it was very obvious from our first meeting that they were more than willing to negotiate. As I...
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    I agree and I understand the reluctance to come...

    I agree and I understand the reluctance to come forward with any percentage or figure for those that would even consider it. While we negotiate all the time in my line of business, I don't know that...
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    Fenian, read through my responses but of the 5...

    Fenian, read through my responses but of the 5 companies I consulted, 4 have so far given me their proposal and 3 of those 4 have made it very obvious that there was room for negotiation without me...
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    Sorry, thought a not too specific price range was...

    Sorry, thought a not too specific price range was OK. corrected the copy.
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    The car analogy is an interesting one, however...

    The car analogy is an interesting one, however considering the price tag is that of a new small sedan (2 ton system), it feels a lot more like buying a car then changing the brakes. And while, I...
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    I don't mean to offend anyone by the premise of...

    I don't mean to offend anyone by the premise of this thread. In my line of business (publishing), negotiating is done on all levels and all the time. Anyway... Understand that before I posted this...
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    Just to be clear, I got five quotes, all from...

    Just to be clear, I got five quotes, all from companies with A+ ratings on the BBB. There's a 25% difference in price between the lowest and the highest proposal. I find that rather substantial...
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    All companies are actually offering what I...

    All companies are actually offering what I believe to be quality brands (American Standard and Carrier.) are accredited by the BBB and have outstanding ratings and also members of ACCA. One company...
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    Negotiating room?

    After getting several proposals for an HVAC install, there are two companies that we feel most comfortable with. However the project is really stretching our budget. Their estimates are roughly 25%...
  18. Thanks guys. Kind of confirms what I was...

    Thanks guys. Kind of confirms what I was thinking and what other local contractors were telling me too. One contractor that came here only provided a quote for a high-velocity, when I called back...
  19. In terms of cost, is my understanding correct...

    In terms of cost, is my understanding correct that an installed high-velocity system will be more costly than a conventional system?

    Since we have steam heat, we would need to install some duct...
  20. Thank you for all the pointers. I am going to...

    Thank you for all the pointers. I am going to carefully read over them tonight. Might be back with more questions. ;)
  21. Yes, we do. It's not a livable attic but plenty...

    Yes, we do. It's not a livable attic but plenty of room.
  22. As the homeowner of the house (and not a...

    As the homeowner of the house (and not a contractor) I am a little confused about your various points. :confused:
  23. Thanks. Is placement any more crucial when...

    Thanks. Is placement any more crucial when delivering cold air through a floor?

    Also, the first contractor for the high velocity talked about putting one air return in the house and would have...
  24. What type of system for this retrofit? Vent in floor?

    Background on the house: antique house, unfinished basement, first and second floor. First floor has a kitchen, living room and dining room. Second has 2 bedrooms and bathroom. 1200 square feet of...
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