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  1. Outside Condenser Question (Cool Air Blowing Out)

    Hello again and thank you in advance!

    We have a three year old Rheem Corsair h/e system. It has always seemed to cool the house down but I noticed that the outside condenser was blowing cool air....
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    Thanks again everyone for all the advice!!

    Thanks again everyone for all the advice!!
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    Can Lights In Return Air !!?????

    I need help again and thank you in advance again!

    Our electrician installed can lights in the joist spaces that are our unpanned cold air returns in our basement remodel job. With all the supply...
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    Thanks ShopHound and everyone else for all the...

    Thanks ShopHound and everyone else for all the great info & help!!!!
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    Luckily we are not living in Northern Minnesota!!...

    Luckily we are not living in Northern Minnesota!! Thanks for the feedback on the formula.

    Still wondering how the air to air exchanger actually works. It appears that fresh air from outside is...
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    Hope I did this right! ...

    Hope I did this right!

    http://consciouschoice.com/2001/cc1405/homeenergyfixes1405.html
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    I Googled the formula and found an article with...

    I Googled the formula and found an article with it explained. Do you have a different one that you use?
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    Ok, I did the therms/DD/sf calculation: ...

    Ok, I did the therms/DD/sf calculation:

    -100,000 BTU's x 253 therms x.94 efficient furnace
    -3,413 BTU's x 1,141 kwh x .9
    -3,600 sq. ft. x (53 DD x 32 days)

    Came up with 4.47 or 8.94 figuring...
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    I believe the furnace has two stage gas valve but...

    I believe the furnace has two stage gas valve but with a standard program t/stat.

    Just checking again, does the air to air exchanger increase gas usage or not since it appears to be bringing the...
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    Yes, the basement is colder & at least three...

    Yes, the basement is colder & at least three returns are wide open right now.
    The bedroom that is farthest away from the furnace is definitely cooler than the rest of the house (which I was worried...
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    The basement is unfinished but hopefully our...

    The basement is unfinished but hopefully our contractor will be back soon to finish it. The ductwork is in place for the future finished basement but I plugged off some of the open sleeves to help...
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    Thanks again!! Can these load tests even be done...

    Thanks again!! Can these load tests even be done without the return air panning finished in the basement??
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    Thanks again everyone!!! Is there any kind of...

    Thanks again everyone!!! Is there any kind of "guide" that tells you approximate gas usage per appliance per month/year, etc.? I am going to contact our utility company also.

    We do have a direct...
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    Thank you everyone for the incredibly quick...

    Thank you everyone for the incredibly quick respones!!! Our HVAC installer has been around for 100 years and never does any calculations. load tests, etc. They just do it "the way they have always...
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    New Home & Big Bills HELP!!!

    Hello everyone & thanks in advance!

    We just built a new home with 2x6 walls, plenty of insulation, etc. Our first two natural gas bills were over $200.00 !!!! I will give as much info as...
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