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  1. some thoughts

    Very interesting thread. Some great info here. But, there are some other things to consider.

    !. It's the ol' setback controversy. To set back or not. I use the 'set it and forget it' logic. ...
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    System cutting off

    I'm just a lowly Homeowner so IMHO....

    Your system is telling you it's overcharged. I went thru the same problems with my Infinity. The system is trying to protect it self and is shutting down...
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    I've got the 25HNA9 unit and have had it for...

    I've got the 25HNA9 unit and have had it for almost a year. It has the whine you mention. That whine on mine is not as loud as the defrost cycle (now that's loud). It appears the issue is the...
  4. This dictates going with electric baseboard with...

    This dictates going with electric baseboard with built in stats. Once installed no maintenance. No filters, little liability. Each (most likely) will take a 220v run to panel. No asbestos problem...
  5. Thread: No Heat

    by OlManRivah
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    The system, for a year, is warranted by the...

    The system, for a year, is warranted by the installing Company, backed up by Sears. Part of the paper work, upon completion, is the Company's phone number. That's how they get paid by Sears. You...
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    Thanks fellas, that's exactly the info I needed....

    Thanks fellas, that's exactly the info I needed. :)
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    Heat Strips in a Carrier Air Handler

    I have a Carrier FE4ANF002000 Infinity Air Handler with a 10kw strip. The saleman said that they will stage from 5 to 10kw when needed. Mine doesn't. It shows Stage III anytime they are called...
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    Thanks for the input. I feel better now. The...

    Thanks for the input. I feel better now. The Tech called and finally got the part in and is installing it tomorrow morning.

    My wife (God bless her) is ranting, Replace the unit!, Replace the...
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    Mine didn't shut off. Once in awhile I can hear...

    Mine didn't shut off. Once in awhile I can hear it ramp up. It'll run for a while then give up. It's like it forgets it's in trouble and tries to use the Heat Pump. I even heard it defrosting once.
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    Thanks AcDoc.... I like most Homeowners, are...

    Thanks AcDoc....

    I like most Homeowners, are at the mercy of the Hvac Tech. I suppose there is a test for moisture? I like this Infinity system (until I get my electric bill after 3 weeks of...
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    Running a Heat Pump on low charge

    What harm does operating a Heat Pump on low or no charge do to the unit?
    To be specific it's a Carrier 25HNA936A003 with scroll compressor that
    has been on low or no charge for over 3 weeks. Once...
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    It's a shame to have such a nice system and these...

    It's a shame to have such a nice system and these problems. The fact that you're not getting fault codes is a good sign. I think school's still out on this set back thing. Ask folks about set back...
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    The OP has stated they like the higher temps as...

    The OP has stated they like the higher temps as we do. When you are designing a system, being paid for by the homeowner, it should make the customer comfortable, if they like 65 degree or 85...
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    wife likes it warm

    I don't think you'll need to oversize a well installed system. We like it at 77 degrees and our 19i Infinity does fine down to the high 30's when the strips kick in if needed. This can be...
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    I've got a new Carrier 19i Infinity and it does...

    I've got a new Carrier 19i Infinity and it does it also. Sounds like a loud whoosing sound like something is releasing pressure. Only happens when it's cold outside approaching 35 degrees or so. I...
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    It always amazes me why folks think they're...

    It always amazes me why folks think they're comfortable in the summer at 79 degrees and 60 degrees in the winter. Our family keeps the therm at 77 degrees year around.

    If we leave for a week or...
  17. Thread: Infinity

    by OlManRivah
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    Great system. Set thermostat to desired comfort...

    Great system. Set thermostat to desired comfort setting and leave it there. Let the Infinity do it's thing.......
  18. Wow..... It appears you have done your homework...

    Wow.....
    It appears you have done your homework and tried to do what the Pros have suggested. Time to quit until you find the source.

    Now, why don't you get a couple boxes of a good quality...
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    Most ceiling fans have a reverse switch. In the...

    Most ceiling fans have a reverse switch. In the winter you run it in reverse which pulls the hot air along the ceiling down toward the floor. We use one in our Den sometimes while we watch TV. It...
  20. Not a real tight home with no additional...

    Not a real tight home with no additional ventilation. Mostly just the 2 of us. It's a rancher with crawlspace. During the heating season it get's a little dry since we don't run a humidifier.
  21. I live in Virgina along a river. I have an 19I...

    I live in Virgina along a river. I have an 19I Infinity with 2 stage compressor and var air handler. Mine is a 3 ton serving 1600 sq ft. It handled the humdity fine with the default setting of...
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    Pretty basic.....Heat rises, cool air falls. So,...

    Pretty basic.....Heat rises, cool air falls. So, with ceiling supplies the warm air tends to return to the ceiling. Great for A/C.....cool air falls.

    I've got ceiling registers and the ceiling...
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    I got the Infinity 19 installed in June. Very...

    I got the Infinity 19 installed in June. Very pleased with the results. Replacing old A/C and Hot water baseboard. Have heat set at 76 and cool at 78. On the Spring and fall days it auto switches...
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    Ah, the beauty of the 2 stage, variable speed...

    Ah, the beauty of the 2 stage, variable speed systems.

    I want my system to make me confortabe no matter what the outside temp. If it cost me more....so be it.:cool:
  25. You shouldn't post names, but, I saw no flaming. ...

    You shouldn't post names, but, I saw no flaming. You came to this Forum with a problem and have responded very well to the Tech's questions.

    :)
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    www.nebs.com Nice folks....they'll work with...

    www.nebs.com

    Nice folks....they'll work with you.
  27. Apparently, it's part of the code in some areas. ...

    Apparently, it's part of the code in some areas. When my original unit was installed it was basically installed on the rafters. When my new unit was installed it was part of the contract to install...
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    This is a Power Company issue. I would suspect a...

    This is a Power Company issue. I would suspect a grounding, bonding, or unbalanced load issue. You're probably getting spikes that you're not aware of also. These fluctuations could damage the...
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    Amen......The question is Why should this...

    Amen......The question is Why should this homeowner throw more money into a system that the Building Contractor should be responsible for? Or because it's a HVAC forum we'll disregard everything...
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    This is what he's banking on. In small...

    This is what he's banking on. In small communities it can be hard to find a lawyer that has the guts to go against folks they deal with. Go out of the community for your lawyer. Go to the largest...
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    You've got alot more issues than HVAC. Time to...

    You've got alot more issues than HVAC. Time to take this builder to court. Round up as many of the other homeowners as you can. This guy will continue to prey on folks until he's out of business. ...
  32. Thread: day temps?

    by OlManRivah
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    I've been on the Net for quite a few years, but,...

    I've been on the Net for quite a few years, but, I don't think me in Virgiinia is going to be able to advise a guy in NY (whom I don't know) what's going to make him happy. And the Famiy? :p
    ...
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    Sure, why not...... !) Sears will back the...

    Sure, why not......

    !) Sears will back the installation no matter who the Contractor is
    2) Easy financing without a home loan.
    3) Great Maintenance Agreements
    4) Always available for service...
  34. I went thru the same decision when I just got...

    I went thru the same decision when I just got mine installed. My Contractor did the measurements and suggested 10KW. I wanted 15KW (I always like a little better). Bottom line, I settled on 10KW...
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    You are a nicer fella than me. I would have been...

    You are a nicer fella than me. I would have been thoroughly disgusted at that bunch. 2 years you suffered. I just went with Carrier Infinity and paid top dollar. Sure hate to hear problems like...
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    1) Make sure all vents are wide open upstairs....

    1) Make sure all vents are wide open upstairs.
    2) Close all vents downstairs halfway

    This forces more airflow upstairs.

    Set Stat to desired temp. Adjust vents downstairs until upstairs...
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    This Forum won't allow pricing info, but, allows...

    This Forum won't allow pricing info, but, allows criticism and posted pics before the contractor has completed the job. As a Contractor, and years in technical support, I've made many mistakes that...
  38. As a Home Owner...:rolleyes: I like the zoned...

    As a Home Owner...:rolleyes:

    I like the zoned with one outside unit. Guy down the road has 3 outside units and looks like crap. Three units to weed eat around, 3 filters to keep up with. Three...
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    My home with Sunroom has one return, a 14x24 in...

    My home with Sunroom has one return, a 14x24 in the center of the house. It does fine. Maybe fixing your return will do the trick. You may have to get some pleated window blinds for the sunroom...
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    As a Home Owner they're great. With a Heat Pump...

    As a Home Owner they're great. With a Heat Pump I wouldn't consider less. With a fixed speed you get that blast of hot or cold air, on and off. With the variable speed it starts off slow so you...
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    Please explain. I run mine on auto 74-76. Still...

    Please explain. I run mine on auto 74-76. Still trying to understand the Infinity system......:)
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    I have a similar situation with a 40 year old...

    I have a similar situation with a 40 year old home and sunroom facing SE. It has 2 vents. With my old ARCO system I would have to close the room when outside temp approached 90*. With my new 3 ton...
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    A few years back I supervised a room full of...

    A few years back I supervised a room full of ladies ranging from the 20's to in the 60's. I never found a way to please them all. Then there were those Hot flashes..........:rolleyes:
  44. Hate to tell yah Cotty 'Ol Boy....but, you ain't...

    Hate to tell yah Cotty 'Ol Boy....but, you ain't got no warranty 'til the Contractor signs off as job completed. So keep micro-managing and fooling with the system......

    Boy, is this a "what not...
  45. Yep, had mine for about 3 weeks now. It's huge. ...

    Yep, had mine for about 3 weeks now. It's huge. I tell everybody, "I bet my unit can whip your unit!"

    And, it is loud. Not objectionable, but not as quiet as they say.

    So far so good, but...
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    I'm just a homeowner,but, what is the humidity...

    I'm just a homeowner,but, what is the humidity target set at? Is it trying to obtain a 30% humidity or some bad value.......
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    You have a wise father-in-law. No one knows...

    You have a wise father-in-law. No one knows what's going to happen to oil supplies, their cost or availability. I just did the same thing and I'm keeping my oil hot water baseboard as...
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    For us Homeowners, we really never know if we got...

    For us Homeowners, we really never know if we got a quality install. Yet, everyone says the Install is so important to a new system. A quick check of the settings on an Infinity or Evolution T-Stat...
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    I feel your pain.......just went thru that. You...

    I feel your pain.......just went thru that. You need to learn that system and not depend on the Contractor, unfortunately. The guys on this site will help you get the info you need, if you whine...
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    Roger that tpa-fl.........on to my next great...

    Roger that tpa-fl.........on to my next great idea...........:p
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