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    This system was put in the spring of 2013. It's a...

    This system was put in the spring of 2013. It's a Tempstar Gas furnace with their 2-stage 3-ton heat pump using the tempstar digital tstat. I have the humidity set to 50% and the system keeps it at...
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    Question on cycle times

    It is currently 85F/47%humidity out side and we have our system set to 75F/50%H inside. I know that the longer the system will run the better humidity control you have inside. With that temp...
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    So, if I have it checked out just once a year I...

    So, if I have it checked out just once a year I should be ok with any warranty issues regarding having it serviced? I bought an extended warranty through the installer but only plain on calling them...
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    I wouldn't call them back because both times I...

    I wouldn't call them back because both times I had them out for the contracted system check they were supposed to install a new filter but seemed to forget it. Then when they were going to drop it...
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    System tune up - use anyone or factory rep?

    I would like to get our HVAC system "tuned" up for the coming summer and was wondering if it is a big deal or not who does the work. More specifically should I have a company that primarily installs...
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    I could possibly do a transfer grill above the...

    I could possibly do a transfer grill above the door to let the air out or undercut the door some more. If I did either of these this would allow the air to get out of this bedroom into the hallway...
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    Yes, they all have about 1/4"-3/8" of a gap. ...

    Yes, they all have about 1/4"-3/8" of a gap.

    It's weird though, that the rest of the house has three returns (using the stud cavities) and 5 supplies but that side of the house stays at the t-stat...
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    Yes, all of the bedrooms will equalize out if the...

    Yes, all of the bedrooms will equalize out if the doors are left open.

    I would rather have our living area be on the colder side (during winter) than the bedrooms, especially with two children...
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    Yes, our room was the coldest in the house now...

    Yes, our room was the coldest in the house now its my sons room.

    So, putting in a new dampner in the supply trunk to the other side of our house to push more air to the side (trunk) we are having...
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    When the two new 7" supplies were put in for our...

    When the two new 7" supplies were put in for our room they didn't install dampners.

    Curious how choking down our room would help out this room if it needs more return and not supply?
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    It measures 18"x8.5" before it connects to the...

    It measures 18"x8.5" before it connects to the other side of the house branch and down to the furnace/filter.

    I don't think I can cut in another return like the current one because the way the...
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    No, ours is the furthest away but it is closer to...

    No, ours is the furthest away but it is closer to the system.

    The bedroom we are talking about is the last return on the branch with our room next and my duaghters room the closest to the system.
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    Would I get more pull for a lack of words from...

    Would I get more pull for a lack of words from the return if the opening was closed down?

    The return plenum is mounted to the ceiling of the basement perpendicular to the joist. When I sealed up...
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    The house uses these diffusers to spread out the...

    The house uses these diffusers to spread out the air along the wall, so there isn't much force. If I held a piece of toilet paper closest to the supply opening it will barley move but the design of...
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    The room is 12x10 with two 6" runs and 1 return...

    The room is 12x10 with two 6" runs and 1 return using the stud cavity. This room is an outside room with a walkout below but the basement has been insulated with spray foam to the rim joist and...
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    Bedroom has positive air pressure with the door...

    Bedroom has positive air pressure with the door closed. With the door closed the temp is about 65F with the t-stat set at 70F 6' away from that bedroom door.

    I have put window film over both...
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    Positive or Negative pressure

    Which do you want for a room with the doors shut, positive or negative air pressure?
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    Ok so I posted everything with regards to this...

    Ok so I posted everything with regards to this whole mess. Can anyone tell me if the area I have leaking would be from the installer or the manufacturing??

    I didn't tell you guys that I got ahold...
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    Here is a pic of where the drip is coming from. ...

    Here is a pic of where the drip is coming from.

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/rk051974/House/C1708821-6FA2-42F2-B60C-3C15CEDA4468.jpg
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    Second opinion, you are right. If I had my own...

    Second opinion, you are right. If I had my own business I would want to keep the customers I had then have to keep trying to get new ones other than for normal growth.

    The first problem I noticed...
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    The factory warranty was registered with the...

    The factory warranty was registered with the manufacturer but the installer did not give me any paperwork from the manufacturer that you would normally get. I had to E-mail them with all my S/N's to...
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    If you are talking about the extended labor...

    If you are talking about the extended labor warranty I have no idea.

    Would I just contact ICP and ask them if they have one on file? Or how would I go about doing it?

    What would be the purpose...
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    No, it was registered because I had to ask for...

    No, it was registered because I had to ask for the paperwork repeatedly before I finally got a copy of it. I then called the warranty co. and asked about switching contractors and that's when i was...
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    I planned on calling them one last time today to...

    I planned on calling them one last time today to see if I get my call answered or if they call me back. I have thought about trying to get in touch with the local sales rep since the installer has...
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    Mechanical'al, I'm not really wanting to know if...

    Mechanical'al, I'm not really wanting to know if a problem can be fixed under warranty but more so how the whole warranty process works. It's to late for me now to know that a third party warranty co...
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    I have Tempstar brand equipment and have both the...

    I have Tempstar brand equipment and have both the Tempstar factory warranty paperwork and the 3rd party (JB & Associates) extended labor paperwork.

    I called JB & Associates and they told me that I...
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    Help with extended labor warranties

    So, I understand now that labor warranties are usually Not from the equipment manufacturer but from the installer or a 3rd party company. I have been having some trouble with getting the installer to...
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    Bump

    Bump
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    Bumping this up, I know you guys should have more...

    Bumping this up, I know you guys should have more thoughts on this.
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    Yeah, you mentioned the insulation. I put in R-30...

    Yeah, you mentioned the insulation. I put in R-30 on top of the 6" of blown in cellulose that was already in there two years ago.

    I had the whole basement living area spray foamed floor to rim...
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    Yes, they are on the walls on the opposite wall...

    Yes, they are on the walls on the opposite wall from the registers.

    If I can ask another question; why would our living room which is 15'x24' be at temp with only one return where my sons room is...
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    We have a 2-stage 3ton heat pump installed with a...

    We have a 2-stage 3ton heat pump installed with a gas furnace.

    All the return grills are 15.5"x7.5" with a active opening of 13.5"x5". There are a total of 6 with the hallway being the only area...
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    George2, there are no volume damper in either two...

    George2, there are no volume damper in either two main trunks. I was going to see about having one put in if that was the better option?

    All rooms use the joist cavity for the returns. Our 15'x24'...
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    Why would the rooms stay closer to the Tstat...

    Why would the rooms stay closer to the Tstat setting in the summer than winter?

    Maybe because the fan is at a higher speed for cooling vs heating?
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    There is only one filter and that is next to the...

    There is only one filter and that is next to the furnace and is an AprilAir 5" media filter.

    The trunk for the bedrooms/basement is about 16' and the trunk for the rest of the 1st floor is about...
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    There is a return in every room that has a...

    There is a return in every room that has a register other than the bathroom and kitchen of course.
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    Balancing out duct work

    I was hoping that the new system I had installed this March with the duct work mods would have taken care of the temperature difference in our house but unfortunately it didn't.

    The problem we...
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    I'm going to send them an E-mail asking for a...

    I'm going to send them an E-mail asking for a copy of it for my records. Whether it is covered through them or a 3rd party I would like to have it just in case something would ever happen to their...
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    Sounds like a simple way to ask for it!

    Sounds like a simple way to ask for it!
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    In my contract I have (10yrs parts AND labor...

    In my contract I have (10yrs parts AND labor warranty) and have not been to impressed with the companies service after the sale so I wasn't sure if the labor warranty was through the manufacture, 3rd...
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    So, you can only buy a 10yr labor warranty for...

    So, you can only buy a 10yr labor warranty for ICP equipment through a 3rd party vendor?

    Would the customer normally be given info (registration #'s, dates ect) from the 3rd party about their...
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    ICP equipment warranties

    Can anyone tell me if you could buy a 10yr labor warranty for an ICP product (Tempstar) through the manufacturer (ICP/Tempstar) when you buy and install a new system?

    If you can what kind of...
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    Dan, if that value changes with the price of...

    Dan, if that value changes with the price of utility rates how did you come up with that balance point then?

    I would like to be able to determine this stuff for myself then having to post on here...
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    So, I should set my switch over from heat pump to...

    So, I should set my switch over from heat pump to gas at 40F and leave it there Forever? The price of electric or gas will not effect this setting?

    Thanks
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    Dan buddy, I can't tell from the format of your...

    Dan buddy, I can't tell from the format of your post if that is just my system specs of a calculation process?

    Do I need to even worry about the COP values and just use the simple electric vs gas...
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    Well, I know utility rates are not always going...

    Well, I know utility rates are not always going to be what they are now. Next year my gas price may double or something to where running the heat pump would be more economical than gas to the switch...
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    So the prices that I have listed above are...

    So the prices that I have listed above are correct.

    So far I haven't found the calculator that used the COP values again but the generic electric vs gas ones if anyone can post a link.
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    Let me scan in a copy of my last utility bill...

    Let me scan in a copy of my last utility bill just so I am posting the correct prices for the gas usage if you could check that out for me later tonight?

    With this system would it be of any...
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    Would that be for 47F and 17F temperatures?

    Would that be for 47F and 17F temperatures?
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    COP rating

    I've been trying to find the COP rating for my Tempstar system so I can determine if I should run the system in dual fuel or straight natural gas.

    Here is what I have.

    F9MVE0802120A
    TCH636GKA...
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