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    Read the user's information guide. It can be...

    Read the user's information guide. It can be found online. It tells you how to set the elapsed time, among other things. I set mine based on the frequency of cleaning my F300 on another system. For...
  2. Thread: Trane XL20I

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    This may be a dumb question. What would be the...

    This may be a dumb question. What would be the benefit to spend big $$$ on a 20i system that does not have a communicating air handler/furnace? Lower kw usage? I didn't realize such equipment...
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    GlobalEX, I had a 20i installed in Feb, no...

    GlobalEX,
    I had a 20i installed in Feb, no issues. Local dealer in-house rebate and fed and local utility rebates dropped the price to the same as a 14i. I really wanted a system that could drop...
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    I thought only a few wouldn't meet it. I...

    I thought only a few wouldn't meet it. I certainly wouldn't buy one if I couldn't get the credit. Is it primarily the larger systems?
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    How big and how many returns do you currently...

    How big and how many returns do you currently have? If I'm not mistaken I think 150 square inches of net free area/ton is recommended. This is not the same as grill sizes. Even if your return ducts...
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    Th3, A 20i should qualify for the $1500 federal...

    Th3,
    A 20i should qualify for the $1500 federal tax credit, which should all but eliminate the 20% price diff on the 16i. Additionally, your local utility may have a rebate on qualifying high...
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    It depends. You may get a bigger rebate from...

    It depends. You may get a bigger rebate from Trane/feds/local uitility if going w/the 20i; which would bring the price delta down, and result in permanently lower kw usage than running a larger...
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    I stand corrected! I think. My current settings...

    I stand corrected! I think. My current settings of 400/ton and ISU 182 @ 50% and ISU 387 at 80% equals 160 cfm on a call to dehu. At least this is how I understand it to work. I welcome...
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    I just had a 20i installed with the TCON900 stat....

    I just had a 20i installed with the TCON900 stat. It does not need an EIM and only uses 3 wires to furnace board . It has two types of humidity control, one I believe is the standard IAQ control...
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    It is a sad time to be growing up. And no,...

    It is a sad time to be growing up. And no, JonDeere, I don't have 22 kids. I adopted two step-children and the Good Lord blessed us with a daughter and twins when the all-knowing doctors said we'd...
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    JonDeere Quote: Originally Posted by gary_g ...

    JonDeere Quote:
    Originally Posted by gary_g
    25%? Why stop there?

    I just threw a number out there

    What I think it will probably end up being is, costing the HO a little more than the rebate...
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    JonDeere, Are you a HVAC contractor? I'm just...

    JonDeere,
    Are you a HVAC contractor? I'm just trying to understand why having a higher tax credit for HO's means automatically charging them more.
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    Is the TCON900 a Trane branded IAQ?

    Is the TCON900 a Trane branded IAQ?
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    2 ton 20i equipment spec's, comments

    My oldest furnace has been condemned at 25 years old. I've decided to take this opportunity to replace the whole system. I already have a 19i and am very happy with it. One of the local Trane...
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    :) I'm with Beenthere's response. If it never...

    :) I'm with Beenthere's response. If it never cycles on 2nd stage then why have it? And if 1st stage holds setpoint on design day then isn't that stage's real world capacity equal to the load on...
  16. I have a F300 on one of my systems. Works great....

    I have a F300 on one of my systems. Works great. We noticed a decrease in dust in the areas it services. (Although it was part of a new system with original ductwork) I use cheap f/g for pre-filter...
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    You may have a negative pressure on the home...

    You may have a negative pressure on the home driving the higher OD humidity inside. I recently replaced my leaky single pane windows and am noticing greater comfort, ie less humidity, with minimal...
  18. Thread: Trane XL 19i

    by tmoss
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    I thought cph meant the maximum number of cycles...

    I thought cph meant the maximum number of cycles per hour, not the average. My vp 8k is set at 3 cph and it doesn't average that regardless of the load. At least I've never noticed that it does. ...
  19. Thread: Trane XL 19i

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    The downsize to oversize is like Baldloonie said,...

    The downsize to oversize is like Baldloonie said, you paid a lot for single stage system. Price out the difference between a 5 ton single stage vs the xl 19i. What is the load on the home at...
  20. Thread: Trane XL 19i

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    It's my understanding that the second stage...

    It's my understanding that the second stage should run near continuously at design temp, not the first stage. I would find out what design temp was used for your system and verify the dip switches...
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    Tigerdunes, You mean none of this link is true? ...

    Tigerdunes,
    You mean none of this link is true? According to it, many 19i's qualify.
    https://www.mytranecontrols.com/Residential/Downloads/Trane%20Central%20Air%20Conditioners.pdf
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    Don't forget the Trane rebate. 1K on a system...

    Don't forget the Trane rebate. 1K on a system I'm looking at that makes the 19i very cost competitive with the 14i. You've got to use a Trane stat but chances are adjusting your dip switches will...
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    If this were my only unit it would have been...

    If this were my only unit it would have been history 3 years ago. However, it is one of three and is only 1.5T. Real world kw savings will never pay to replace it. As it is it might run 6-8 hrs/day...
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    When we bought our current home 3 years ago it...

    When we bought our current home 3 years ago it still had 3 working 1984 Ruud condensers with Rheem furnaces of the same vintage. We changed one by choice 2 years ago, one last year ago that shorted...
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    I had issues with a HD/Trane install. You can...

    I had issues with a HD/Trane install. You can read my thread. What saved my butt was that I charged it on my HD card and HD's policy is that you don't pay a dime until you're satisfied. Well, I...
  26. Thread: $$$$$$

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    I've been paying under $.12/kw in Denton for most...

    I've been paying under $.12/kw in Denton for most of the last 12 months. However, when gas spiked to $12/mmcf our rates hit $.145/kw for a few months. That said this handy dandy hvacopcost...
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    I had a similar problem in a couple of rooms...

    I had a similar problem in a couple of rooms during these Texas cold snaps:, although the delta between t-stat and actual room temp was about 4-5 degrees. After upgrading the old single-paned windows...
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    I'm yet to buy the post filters however they run...

    I'm yet to buy the post filters however they run $40 at iaqsource.com. The fiberglass filters can be bought about anywhere. Some are made better than others and cost 2-4 bucks. The $6 bottle of coil...
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    I had a Honeywell F300 installed on a new system...

    I had a Honeywell F300 installed on a new system 18 months ago. Dust levels have decreased in the area that is services. Maintenance is minimal. I clean the cells every 1000 hours of run time with...
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    My home warranty experiences haven't been problem...

    My home warranty experiences haven't been problem free but in the last 8 months I've gotten a 90k Payne furnace and 13 seer 3.5 ton Carrier condenser for a whopping 365 bucks installed. My total cash...
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    2nd tech came out to check system. Amp clamp...

    2nd tech came out to check system. Amp clamp showed fan drawing rated rla and compressor drawing a little under. ODT was 102, indoor 76 at 40% rh. Low side was 79 and hi 250#. He stated that...
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    I just had a txv installed on one of my systems....

    I just had a txv installed on one of my systems. It is a Sporlan with the following info on it:CBBIVE-3 84.5 1906
    EA36YD037. It was installed on an existing 4 ton rated Allstyle coil. The...
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    Dip switches set up properly? What design temps...

    Dip switches set up properly? What design temps were used? 95 is a little low for DFW, IMO.
  34. Thread: Radiant Barrier

    by tmoss
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    I, too, live in the DFW area and the quote I got...

    I, too, live in the DFW area and the quote I got if I bought 10 gal was $45/gal. Just where is this Sherwin Williams that has it for $79/5 gal? I don't believe it.
  35. Thread: New Trane System

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    I'm in Denton. I had my upstairs system replaced...

    I'm in Denton. I had my upstairs system replaced with a 19i in May 2005 and saw a 25-30% decrease in kw usage throughout the summer. Can't go by the electric bill because my kw cost varies...
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    This thread is also another example of a HO...

    This thread is also another example of a HO getting educated to avoid getting shortchanged by a contractor trying to save a few bucks.
  37. Thread: Do I need a txv?

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    Based on a conversation I had with Allstyle last...

    Based on a conversation I had with Allstyle last year, my existing coil could achieve a 14 seer rating with the right condenser and txv. That leads me to believe that the coil is new enough to...
  38. Thread: Do I need a txv?

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    So this consumer comes to this site to find out...

    So this consumer comes to this site to find out specifics, such as what dictates if one is needed, and what kind of performance issues will arise if one isn't installed. Does anyone have some...
  39. Thread: Do I need a txv?

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    I did ask specifically about the txv and the line...

    I did ask specifically about the txv and the line size two weeks before the install.The owner of the company said the line size was fine since it was r-22 and the txv may or may not be...
  40. Thread: Do I need a txv?

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    I just had a Carrier 13 Seer R-22 3.5 ton ABR ...

    I just had a Carrier 13 Seer R-22 3.5 ton ABR condenser installed, mated to a 6 year old 4 ton Allstyle coil. The installing tech said no txv was needed since the coil was bigger in capacity...
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    So the Infinity is the same as the VP 8k in that...

    So the Infinity is the same as the VP 8k in that it will overcool up to 3 degrees to dehumdify? However, in doing so it will slow the cfm down more than the VP, thus possibly lessening the likelihood...
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    Last May I received a quote from a local Trane...

    Last May I received a quote from a local Trane dealer associated with HD. His price was 1K less than another local Trane dealer who has a much larger business. After visiting both of their websites...
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    Next time I'll read the post a little closer! All...

    Next time I'll read the post a little closer! All electric home and 20 year old system. Yea, I'd go the heatpump route. A friend of mine down the road recently sold a 32 yr old home (3200 sq. ft.)...
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    I spent roughly $300 running 3 furnaces last...

    I spent roughly $300 running 3 furnaces last winter to heat 4000 sq. ft. in the DFW area. At my local rates that's equivalent to 2800 kw. I can't believe that 3 heatpumps would have done it for less....
  45. Thread: 10 SEER repair

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    The new law does not mandate a 13 seer condenser...

    The new law does not mandate a 13 seer condenser to be installed. However, as I am currently finding out 10 seer condensers are becoming very scarce. My warranty co. has scheduled a 13 seer...
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    Page 15 of my xv80 manual clearly has...

    Page 15 of my xv80 manual clearly has recommendations for settings. Bullet #5 at the bottom of the page says "LOW 350 cfm/ton is recommended for Variable Speed application for COMFORT & HUMID CLIMATE...
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    Based on my experiences with my xl19i...

    Based on my experiences with my xl19i installation humdity didn't drop appreciably between 350 and 400cfm. I did notice longer run times but no problem holding setpoint on the hottest days. When I...
  48. Thread: 10 SEER repair

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    What is the name of the warranty company?

    What is the name of the warranty company?
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    I can understand thinking none of this sounds...

    I can understand thinking none of this sounds good. That's the tradeoff with warranty cos. The two reasons I have a warranty is that this home came with 20 year old appliances and hvac systems. And...
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    1st American is replacing our 22 yr condenser...

    1st American is replacing our 22 yr condenser with a Payne 10 seer. They would only put in a 12 or 13 if 10 wasn't available. If my existing system was 13 or higher they would replace with up to a...
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