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    I see 4TTX5 on the manual. It is a 2 ton AC not a...

    I see 4TTX5 on the manual. It is a 2 ton AC not a heat pump.

    Thanks

    Teddy
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    Fence Around AC Unit

    I have a Trane AC unit. It is the type the exhausts from the top sides and not the top like some units. Also when you are facing the unit the furnace exhaust is located about a foot or 2 to the left...
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    Infared Heating System

    I am having a porch enclosed and insulated to be an enclosed mudroom. The house has a 2 Stage gas furnance, but I do not want to heat this room with the main house heat. I was thinking of using an...
  4. Portable Dehumidifier best fan speed for efficiency

    I have the portable dehumidifier below.

    http://www.soleusair.com/soleusair/dp1_70_03.html

    I was wondering what fan speed would be most efficient for dehumidification in a basement? I have seen...
  5. Trane XV95 Fan off delay in natural gas heat mode

    I just noticed that my furnace has a setting for Fan off delay in heat mode. The default is 100 seconds. I changed it to the maximum of 180 seconds. My thinking is that as long as the air is coming...
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    Thanks for your help guys. I didnít realize...

    Thanks for your help guys.

    I didnít realize there is some cases where a vent may be unnecessary for a small room.

    If I use HVAC-CALC to do a manual J on just those rooms, will the program...
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    Adjust Dampers for Smaller Rooms

    I have 2 bathrooms that are quite small in my house. I was wondering if I should use the dampers in the ductwork to restrict airflow to just these smaller rooms?

    1. The main bathroom is about 8' X...
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    I have been listening a few times and I noticed...

    I have been listening a few times and I noticed it is not doing the ramp up for a second then ramp down to 50% when the cooling cycle starts. Its just seems to be starting out at 50%. At 8.5 minutes...
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    Thanks guys. Advanced Response: On the...

    Thanks guys.

    Advanced Response:
    On the Trane's does it not always do it on every cycle or maybe not always sound the same? I guess its possible it just varies in loudness so it is not always...
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    Trane VS Fan AC startup noise

    I have a Trane XV95 with 2 ton AC. In cooling mode (Not sure about heat, I canít remember) the system starts up like this:

    1. Thermostat relay clicks

    2. Compressor turns on

    3. Fan ramps up...
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    Thanks for the input guys. I have 2 chairs...

    Thanks for the input guys.

    I have 2 chairs blocking the 2 registers. One is a recliner that is about 4 inches from the baseboard register. I have it moved so it is only covering half the...
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    Blocked Baseboard Floor Registers

    I have a few baseboard floor registers just like in the picture I have attached. They are located in my living room, under a window and are about 2 feet apart. I need to move a few chairs in front of...
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    Thanks Shophound Do you have ductwork in the...

    Thanks Shophound

    Do you have ductwork in the attic?
    No I do not.

    Do you have heating and cooling equipment in the attic?
    Nope. Its all in my basement.

    What level of insulation do you...
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    Attic Temperature

    I was looking to add more insulation and had a roofing contractor up in the attic. He noticed I had inadequate ventilation and wants to add a ridge vent along the top off the roof. I measured the...
  15. Just an update for those that are curious. Thanks...

    Just an update for those that are curious. Thanks to everyone for your help.

    I just finished sealing the ductwork. I could get to about 90% of it. I used DP 1030 from Lowes.
    I hope this is the...
  16. Here are the exact registers I have in my house. ...

    Here are the exact registers I have in my house.

    I have 4 of the 15" and 1 of the 18". http://www.americanvalve.com/accord/simplicity/simplicity_base.html
    In addition to 3 more that are...
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    Thanks guys. pstu - I am not sure if his 70%...

    Thanks guys.

    pstu - I am not sure if his 70% was off or not, but I think he thought 18,500 was just sensible only where it is actually the total of my load calc.

    wraujr - Thanks for the...
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    Just an update: I have had a few companies out...

    Just an update:

    I have had a few companies out to look at adding more insulation in the attic. One of the companies found a few things that are odd:

    1. The insulation is about 6" fiberglass...
  19. Carnak: The supply is on the outside walls....

    Carnak:
    The supply is on the outside walls. Would ceiling fans running low all the time help?


    Ed:
    Is there a grill type that would be a good replacement? What do you guys recommend?

    ...
  20. I pulled the attached pictures of my grills off...

    I pulled the attached pictures of my grills off the internet.

    My 3 bedrooms have very old registers that look like the top grill part of picture 1. They are attached to floor and the wall. They...
  21. Thanks everyone for your help. I am stuck...

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    I am stuck with a dilemma with my AC.

    I have a few different options and I am hoping knowing sensible and latent vs. CFMs will shed a little light on it.

    As I...
  22. How do AC CFMs affect sensible and latent BTU output?

    I have a 2 Ton Trane XL15i. I find that with my old ductwork (Supply and Returns on the floor), the AC is more comfortable at higher than normal fan speeds. I was wondering, where can I find what...
  23. Blower Door Test Results and attic insulation questions

    I just had an energy audit done including a blower door test. The result was 1558. The contractor expected 1800-2000. So it seemed better than expected. He also mentioned a value of less than 603...
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    Thanks Motoguy128. I think the load calc of...

    Thanks Motoguy128.

    I think the load calc of 18,500 included sensible and latent. Its a 1250sft house if that helps.

    The thing I find funny is when only a Manual J is done, my ductwork is not...
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    Sorry, I meant by 3CPH (roughly 10on, 10off,...

    Sorry, I meant by 3CPH (roughly 10on, 10off, 10on, 10off, 10on, 10off - per hour)

    Thanks Ball A/C
    Regarding the load calc, thatís total load. Unfortunately I forgot to ask the installing company...
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