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    light vs dark

    When I decided to buy a new car last year I took my infrared thermometer and hit each different color - black was 145*, dark blue 141, red 138, light blue 125, white
    112. I didn't buy black, red, or...
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    Warranty changes

    It was brought to my attention today that if a homeowner sells his house the existing parts warranty on the equipment for both Goodman and American Standard drops to 5 years on parts and the...
  3. must repace evaporator coil

    BAD IDEA! Your existing unit probably uses R22 as refrigerant, and everything today is R410a. In addition, the new unit will be a higher efficiency and should have a matching coil.
  4. Getting back to the origional problem - you say...

    Getting back to the origional problem - you say you are having problems, and obviously your installer has not corrected them to your satisfaction. The system is a rated match, you have purchased an...
  5. I think it is Whirlpool, made by heil quaker

    I think it is Whirlpool, made by heil quaker
  6. If you want to rewrap you first need to drop the...

    If you want to rewrap you first need to drop the metal trunk down to a workable level. If the trunk is still strapped to the floor joists you will never get a good tight seal and will have the same...
  7. long term pas prices

    Natural gas prices have dropped dramatically this year and should stay down in the future.

    The committee that caculates the ammount of natural gas availiable in the united states DOUBLED their...
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    Skizot is "DA MAN"

    Now, that's what i'm talkin about!

    These are exactly what we need in case the IRS wants them. If other manufacturers have them, we can give them to our customers at point of sale. These cover our...
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    PSTU - the IRS being anal? Shame on you.

    Pstu, you might well be right on the money and it is a piece of cake. My point is that I want the manufacturers to have the information availiable in case we find it is needed.

    On the other hand,...
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    Remember it's the IRS we are dealing with

    First of all, this tax credit has nothing to do with the stimulus, this is a tax credit that was passed last year for the year 2009.

    Secondly, this has nothing to with filing a normal tax return....
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    2009 Energy tax credits

    I hope everyone is aware of the tax credits that are availiable for 2009:

    $300 for 95% furnaces and boilers
    $300 for 95% tankless water hearters
    $300 for 15 SEER/9 HSPF heat pumps
    ...
  12. Coleman and Miller both make furnaces for mobile...

    Coleman and Miller both make furnaces for mobile homes. If you install a furnace that is not mobil home rated, you void your homeowners insurance contract and the installer is liable for any damages
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    Off the wall comments about radiant electric...

    Off the wall comments about radiant electric ceiling heat....

    Radiant ceiling homes were used in the sixties when electricity was DIRT CHEAP and efficiency was not important. Many were built...
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    huffing 410 vs 22

    We all know that 410a is mankinds savior because it is so environmentally friendly. I am sure soon there will be a press release from Dupont saving how
    huffing 410a is so much better for you than 22...
  15. electrical circuits and high efficiency

    High efficiency and 410a systems are creating situations where the breaker size and wire size can be smaller than the existing 15 year old R22 system.
    1) Has anyone else have had an inspector say "...
  16. Dual fuel (heat pump with oil backup) is an...

    Dual fuel (heat pump with oil backup) is an excellent way to go and should save you a great deal of money each year in both heating and cooling. You should get at least a 14 SEER unit and use...
  17. Hot Rises, cold air falls, simple as that. You...

    Hot Rises, cold air falls, simple as that. You need to be able to ballance the airflow accordingly to send more heat downstairs in the winter and more cold air upstairs in the summer.

    Automated...
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    Just a few random thoughts: 1) If you have the...

    Just a few random thoughts:

    1) If you have the space in the return, the "egg crate" sound asorbing
    insulation used in recording studios might make a difference.

    2) Also, since there is a...
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    I play top 40 music just top 40 when I had hair...

    I play top 40 music
    just top 40 when I had hair
    and LBJ was in charge
    and Paul McCartney had a band before Wings
    and next to your rifle the most important thing was plenty of dry socks
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    I am in Norfolk Tom - 757-287-7863

    I am in Norfolk
    Tom - 757-287-7863
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    Continuous variable speed question

    Variable speed gives you great humidity removal. Running a variable speed air handler on continuous run gives you air movement comfort, 24/7 air filtration, and better overall air distribution, but...
  22. You have 3 choices, and your best choice depends...

    You have 3 choices, and your best choice depends on your gas rate and your electric rate -

    1) stay with gas and a/c - gas is expensive, but is a hot heat

    2) keep gas furnace and replace a/c...
  23. ou have 3 choices, and the best choice depends on...

    ou have 3 choices, and the best choice depends on your gas rate and your electric rate -

    1) stay with gas and a/c - gas is expensive, but is a hot heat

    2) keep gas furnace and replace a/c with...
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    Here is a better solution - run a seperate zone...

    Here is a better solution - run a seperate zone off your boiler and install a First Company air handler that has a heat pump coil and a hot water coil and use that as your backup. The thermostat will...
  25. The true purpose of ductwork is to "WASH" the...

    The true purpose of ductwork is to "WASH" the window with a thermal barrier and keep the outdoor temperature outdoors. Any other air is wasted.
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    Lisa I woork in Va Beach and would be glad to...

    Lisa
    I woork in Va Beach and would be glad to give you a price quote and some realistic solutions to your problem
    Tom
    Classicrock2@aol.com
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    air handler

    there are dip switches that control the air handler speed. Get your installer to look in the owners manual and set the switches acording to your needs
  28. round holes?????

    Mark is 100% right.

    With the exception of Unico systems, why would you cut a round hole in the first place. Ductwork should be rectangular so that the air "washes the windows" to keep the outside...
  29. variable speed also allows you to run the fan...

    variable speed also allows you to run the fan 24/7 and get continuous filtration. v/s is the only way to go
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    It all depends on your utility rates. Today's...

    It all depends on your utility rates. Today's high efficiency heat pumps are FAR superior to the old ones.

    You can also go dual fuel and have the best of both words.

    Your contractor should...
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    Subarwrx, Robo has brought out some excellent...

    Subarwrx, Robo has brought out some excellent points, especially since he has valid life experience to back them up
    1) Make sure that for the rest of your life, regardless of where life takes...
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    If you call tech support for the blower...

    If you call tech support for the blower manufacturer they will tell you where to put the fan for best performance. I did it and got 50% more air when I placed it where they suggested ( 2/3 of the way...
  33. As mentioned earlier, make sure that you get the...

    As mentioned earlier, make sure that you get the right size equipment - if the contractor won't do a load calc, get one that will.

    I know the attic is hot, but have you ever touched a rooftop...
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    The variable spped units are 2 stage, which means...

    The variable spped units are 2 stage, which means much of the time is runs at 1/2 speed. Make sure that the contractor takes this into account. I have seen one case where the furnace high speed size...
  35. Dayton is the house brand name for W.W. Grainger...

    Dayton is the house brand name for W.W. Grainger products. Do not know who actually makes it.
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    In my humble opinion, if you are asking this...

    In my humble opinion, if you are asking this question you think you might have a problem You need professional evaluation of the present system from overall condition to ductwork and everything...
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    It seems like it would be worth the time and...

    It seems like it would be worth the time and money to buy your own load caculation program and take a 1 or 2 day load calc course. Then you will understand what the load is trying to accomplish. The...
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    I think all the replies have missed a major...

    I think all the replies have missed a major problem.

    As I read the origional post, Tabcon says that average summer temperature is 95 to 98 degrees and the attic temperature stays at 95 degrees?...
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    warranty with old evaporator coil

    Does anyone have links for documentation that shows that a manufacturers warranty is voided if the matched coil is not replaced with a new outdoor unit?
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    comfort

    Heat rises, cold air falls, and it soulnd like your house was built before they put a/c in new homes - the way I explain your problem to my customers is this:

    " Your house is the same square...
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    here is a link to the product...

    here is a link to the product
    www.comstarproducts.com
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    No Torch needed?

    Was in the local HVAC store in the new stuff department and what did I see?

    A new product that you put on copper lines (have to be exceptionally clean),
    push together, wait 30 minutes, and....the...
  43. Here is how I explain to my customers: Your...

    Here is how I explain to my customers:

    Your house is the same square footage upstairs as down, and common sense tells you that you need the sam ammount of airflow up and down.
    Right?

    WRONG!!!...
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    13 SEER/10 SEER mix/match

    We know that some 13 SEER condensing units are being installed on 10 SEER air handlers with TXV's. Other than slight reductions in efficiency and output, what problems have come to light after 16...
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    Flex is ok as long as it is done right, but you...

    Flex is ok as long as it is done right, but you need peace of mind. Call a HVAC professional Monday to check the duct layout and the airflow to each room.
    Let him tell you the facts and either put...
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    Sorry, Bubba, but I am serious. You would be...

    Sorry, Bubba, but I am serious. You would be amazed how many poorly connected start collers I see. I don't install, but am a thorough salesman that actually checks ductwork, and I find amazing leaks...
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    my experience has shown that many leaks occur...

    my experience has shown that many leaks occur where the start collar is attached to the trunk - if you use dampers, it can be quite difficult to bend the tabs in completely
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    Poll: Robo, any man with a fine looking hunting partner...

    Robo, any man with a fine looking hunting partner like yours can hang in my bar anyday
  49. One problem with dual fuel and 2 stage furnace -...

    One problem with dual fuel and 2 stage furnace - when unit goes into gas heat, it will be on first stage heating, and that will not be enough heat at
    35* when the heat pump switches off

    I did it...
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    and another thing..... If you add supply...

    and another thing.....

    If you add supply registers and don't put a return there you will create a significant vacuum efect - if return sucks in 1000cfm, only 900 goes back into the house and 100...
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