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    My post had nothing to do with thermostats,...

    My post had nothing to do with thermostats, persey. It was just opening the door to the type of question I was starting. Yes, I understand that if if there isn't anything in it for you, you just...
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    Thanks for the reply. But the "help" I refer to...

    Thanks for the reply. But the "help" I refer to isn't technical ro of a nature that a pro should offer. Things along the lines of "best air filter, should you clean your ducts, heat pump vs gas, or...
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    Thermostat selection.

    I know there are a lot of pro's who look at this site. But there are also alot of homeowners who do the maintenance of their units, as well as changing thermostats. Just as the income of the pro's...
  4. Wow. You haven't a clue. What you think and...

    Wow. You haven't a clue. What you think and what you believe unfortunately are nowhere near the reality of the issues. Read the second amendment...the word "bear" is a synonym for the word carry. ...
  5. The Zimmerman reference in any gun discussion...

    The Zimmerman reference in any gun discussion needs to go away. Only those on the jury know all of the evidence, and only Zimmerman and Martin know what happened. This can be argued to death and it...
  6. You can't see the rest of the trees when you are...

    You can't see the rest of the trees when you are busy hugging one.
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    This would have been a perfect opportunity to...

    This would have been a perfect opportunity to label one of the blades "down"....with the arrow pointing the other way.
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    Power venting

    I have an existing space heater in an older home with a traditional flue, B vent. I want to install a a hanging furnace in my attached garage. The hanging furnace has a power vent exhaust. Can I...
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    Are you planning on "heating" the greenhouse or...

    Are you planning on "heating" the greenhouse or just keep it from freezing? Most every plant can take the cold, but not frost, and your greenhouse by design prevents frost. Do you get solar gain...
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    Heat pump in winter

    Hello, and thanks in advance for any help. I have a question regarding heat pumps in winter. I have been told by a few HVAC people that a heat pump should not run below 32 degrees. At that...
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    Upper levels are always more difficult to cool...

    Upper levels are always more difficult to cool for two reasons....hot air rises and they are closer to the roof. Can you add insulation to the area? Can you better ventilate the attic space...
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    Garage hvac

    Ask your hvac installer about this. I know that back in Illinois there were some codes in effect that didn't allow the home heating and cooling equipment to also condition the garage. Make sure...
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    Help me understand

    I understand the concept of using the space above the ceiling as a return air plenum. It's done all the time in commercial buildings, when a dropped ceiling is used. Are return "grates" placed in...
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    Here in Southern Missouri......it'a been about 90...

    Here in Southern Missouri......it'a been about 90 day and 70 night......2800 sq. ft. house......about $100 bucks last month......keep it at 72-73 degrees.
    Caulk and insulation, good windows.....no...
  15. Call the contractor......it's their problem. And...

    Call the contractor......it's their problem. And 73 for the cooling is about perfect.....wonder what Mr. Bill keeps it at during heating season?...80?
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    First rule in business...the customer is always...

    First rule in business...the customer is always right. State your position, your concerns....then do what the customer wants. It's not your call.
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    30 minutes to warm?

    If it takes your home 30 minutes to warm up after a cooling cycle, that is great...means you have good insulation. But if it takes 30 minutes to cool it just one degree I suspect your unit isn't...
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    Can you move it?

    Is relocating the air grill a possibility? Can you add a length of ductwork and move it farther away from the air handler? Many of the insulated plenums do a fine job of insulating both ambient...
  19. Boiler longevity

    Your "old" boiler probably has as much life left in it as it has already given. Boilers, when properly sized and the proper radiation is provided give the best, most even heat. Is your boiler...
  20. temperature differential

    Place or hang a thermometer at the return grill for a few minutes while the unit is running...and note the temperature. Then place it on a supply register for a few minutes and note the temperature....
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