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    The upstairs is 2 large bedromms and a dormer....

    The upstairs is 2 large bedromms and a dormer. The dormer is storage. The bedrooms are occupied by my son whom will be moving out in a year or 2. My daughter is in the other bedroom and is moving...
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    So the unit I am buying is a rheem as listed on...

    So the unit I am buying is a rheem as listed on the first post. I researched and foug supposedly the top 5 units and Rheem was like number 2. Is rheem a dependable unit and do most people think they...
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    OK, I sent my contractor an email asking him to...

    OK, I sent my contractor an email asking him to call me so we can discuss going with the 1.5 ton unit. My neighbor mentioned the other day that he never hears it shut down no matter what time he gets...
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    I have metal tin plates nailed to my floor which...

    I have metal tin plates nailed to my floor which serve as ductwork. I see no holes but I also see no insulation.
    I did find the contractors map and several on the list were out to estimate. They all...
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    I will try to find the contractor map.

    I will try to find the contractor map.
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    The calculation was made for the square footage...

    The calculation was made for the square footage to be heated and cooled. It would not be neccassary to heat or cool the upstairs or the basement. I just assumed a 1.5 ton was too small since that is...
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    In reading your last response I'm thinking that a...

    In reading your last response I'm thinking that a larger swing, perhaps 4 degrees would allow the unit to run longer cycles. Would that help?
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    It does. I just got my July elec bill of 365.00...

    It does. I just got my July elec bill of 365.00 and freaked out. I figured that with it running for most of the month nonstop I could greatly reduce my bills if the unit could hit the target and shut...
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    OK, thanks for your patience with me. I'm an old...

    OK, thanks for your patience with me. I'm an old truck driver and from experience I found that I didn't always need to have the biggest engine to get the job done, but the biggest engine usually did...
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    Do you feel that before I get the ductwork ran to...

    Do you feel that before I get the ductwork ran to the upstairs it is really going to be like a wind tunnel on the main floor? That doesn't really bother me as I usually have several fans running...
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    My estimate shows that the new unit is a 60,000...

    My estimate shows that the new unit is a 60,000 btu 2 stage variable speed High efficiency system. So you are thinking a 2 ton would be a better option than the 2.5 ton?
    What is the TXV you...
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    Advice on buying new system

    Hi everyone. I just joined as I found this site while trying to find some info on a new central air/heat system. My current system is a Ruud and dated 1977. I have replaced the gas valve and had the...
  13. Thread: Introduction

    by RVJ
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    Introduction

    I live in SE Nebraska and found this site with a google search. I work as facilities maintenance in a retirement home. We don't do our own HVAC maintenance so I'm here for help on my home CA system.
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