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    Yes, and ask what kind of service and support...

    Yes, and ask what kind of service and support they can provide for the countries you're considering.
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    Pretty familiar with that region, so have her try...

    Pretty familiar with that region, so have her try Cooney Heating. Don't know if they do oil heat. She could also try Falso Heating, but get a second opinion before acting on their recommendations.
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    Diagnosing defrost issue with YorkGuard 4

    I'm trying to determine where the problem exists with a YorkGuard 4 module in a York HP during defrost. II recall reading somewhere if you jumper J & C terminals it will kick the unit into defrost....
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    Internally Carrier used to call them BDP and...

    Internally Carrier used to call them BDP and lumped all their sales together. That should give you some idea how similar they are.
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    Good one hvaclover - Just about split my pants on...

    Good one hvaclover - Just about split my pants on that one. My mind is now flooded with quotes from My Big Fat Greek Wedding


    Give me a word, any word, and I show you that the root of that word...
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    As gary_g mentioned check the archives. Is...

    As gary_g mentioned check the archives.

    Is it just me, or are there more and more discussions and questions about using Heat Pumps in less traditional colder climates?
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    Delta - fourth letter in the Greek alphabet that...

    Delta - fourth letter in the Greek alphabet that upper case looks like a triangle with bolded right and bottom leg like this http://www.physlink.com//symbols/delta_cap.gif

    For some reason the...
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    The real upstate and central NY secessionists...

    The real upstate and central NY secessionists might take offense at calling Westchester part of that area. :D Just kidding...

    This may be as close as you get to a sweet spot. Get some quotes for...
  9. COP does not include defrost mode. According...

    COP does not include defrost mode.

    According to mchild it might be hard to figure out what the affect on efficiency will be.
  10. Glenn, Even though you've mapped out your COP...

    Glenn,

    Even though you've mapped out your COP curve don't forget you can run into defrost mode as high as 40 degress. Your COP curve doesn't account for that and can change your economic balance...
  11. Once you get further down the road of planning,...

    Once you get further down the road of planning, and a load calc has been done, re-post with your results. I'm sure many here can present some good ideas, including models and brands of what might...
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    Yup, here in Upstate New York, mine helps lower...

    Yup, here in Upstate New York, mine helps lower my seasonal heating bill. It runs pretty much exclusively in the shoulder part of the season, but during peak season the furnace dominates.

    I think...
  13. Never thought of that ruse. Anything that keeps...

    Never thought of that ruse. Anything that keeps the wifey away from the stat is a good thing. :)
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    General concensus is that a quality installation...

    General concensus is that a quality installation is more important than brand.

    Since you're replacing the A/C have you thought about going with a Heat Pump instead? Depending on your electric...
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    Can't seem to find any specs on this furnace, but...

    Can't seem to find any specs on this furnace, but its looking like 72K, 76K or 94K BTU. Rheem specs are either 36K or 42K - I'd have to measure the height to know which model.

    Two bathroom vents,...
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    Fresh air for Trane XR90 and HW Tank

    I have a friend who recently purchased a brand new 2200 sq ft condo in northern New York. It appears very tight and well insulated.

    In the 900 sq ft unfinished basement is a Trane XR90...
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    Amazing stuff. I think it actually launched more...

    Amazing stuff. I think it actually launched more than 40' high, or at least something did I could see. I especially like the music and note, no we didn't purchase the extended warranty!

    I think...
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    Our local Habitat for Humanity Chapter accepts...

    Our local Habitat for Humanity Chapter accepts donations. I would presume that is likewise tax deductable.
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    If you're going the resistive electric route why...

    If you're going the resistive electric route why not go with electric baseboards? At least you can zone the individual rooms. With wood heat, I'll bet some rooms get pretty hot while others get...
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    Previous owner ran hard pipe in the corners of...

    Previous owner ran hard pipe in the corners of our closets. Since our closets are are 2x11 its hard to get to the ends of the closet anyway.

    mchild is right, unless your existing pipe is...
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    I too got some quotes to replace my aging York...

    I too got some quotes to replace my aging York system, and the contractor only quoted 13 and 14 SEER. Since I'm not replacing right now, and my system has other issues that must be addressed before...
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    You should ask how them determined your heating...

    You should ask how them determined your heating and cooling need then? If they didn't run a manual j then find someone that will.



    While the industry is investing heavily in R-410, it is...
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    I like the idea, but I wonder how practical it...

    I like the idea, but I wonder how practical it will be keeping it up to date, clean and realistic.

    I might suggest some really good videos on a DVD you could hand the customer or on website URL....
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    Try telling that to someone in the northeast...

    Try telling that to someone in the northeast paying $4.50 to $5.00/gal home heating oil. Many are desperate to knock down their heating bills.



    Only $800? That's not a big difference IMHO. ...
  25. bostonguy, I can give you the reverse...

    bostonguy,

    I can give you the reverse experience and live in a climate very similar to yours.

    I have a 2 ton York HP that is undersized. My manual j says I may need 2.5 tons, but a contractor...
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    In part it depends on humidity, but I know it can...

    In part it depends on humidity, but I know it can occur at 40 degrees on down. Would love to know from the pros on its perceived or observed frequency at a given temp and humidity.

    With that...
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    By cut over I assume you mean locking out the HP...

    By cut over I assume you mean locking out the HP to not run at all. Without knowing the efficiency of your oil furnace I can't confirm the calculations, but it sounds like you have the COP numbers...
  28. Check out this heating cost comparison calc...

    Check out this heating cost comparison calc. It may help you mix and match different types of HPs with your oil furnace or propane as backup versus just your oil. Its not perfect, but you can...
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    I agree with BaldLoonie. My numbers show...

    I agree with BaldLoonie. My numbers show $12/Million BTU for NG Furnace 95% efficient.

    If you know what unit you are interested in ask for the COP numbers and you can figure more precisely what...
  30. Sounds like a simple case of a plugged condensate...

    Sounds like a simple case of a plugged condensate drain pipe, or a faulty pump.

    Without knowing your system there is no way to know, but most systems either gravity drain from the pan, or a pump...
  31. Manual J is a way to determine your heating and...

    Manual J is a way to determine your heating and cooling needs in a more comprehensive way. It takes into account living volume; windows and door sizes and type; insulation values; walls; fireplaces;...
  32. Read somewhere that the fine print of the law...

    Read somewhere that the fine print of the law doesn't restrict manufacture of R22 systems after 2010, just charging them at the factory.

    Also I believe there are R22 drop in replacement...
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    Keep in mind you have estimated COP and estimated...

    Keep in mind you have estimated COP and estimated weighting.

    The COP number you can get by checking perhaps Goodman's website where you can download COP numbers for their different SEER models...
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    Okay, so you're definitely doing something wrong....

    Okay, so you're definitely doing something wrong. It took me a while to reconfigure this spreadsheet to my tastes, but then I do this type of stuff all day long.

    First, enter in your data up...
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    Without knowing your KWH cost, I think your HVAC...

    Without knowing your KWH cost, I think your HVAC guy is right that an HP will save you down to around 30 degrees, especially with per gallon cost like that. Its hard to estimate how much of a...
  36. IMHO and as others have suggested, going the...

    IMHO and as others have suggested, going the distance on the legal front just won't pay for itself.


    Stern letter or two from you with the Manual J
    Letter or two from your lawyer. Tip: ...
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    It is possible to reuse an existing indoor coil. ...

    It is possible to reuse an existing indoor coil. I believe ARI has a website that will tell you what will match. You will have to balance the cost savings, limited options on an outdoor unit,...
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    Check out this heating cost comparison calc...

    Check out this heating cost comparison calc. It may help you mix and match different types of HPs with your oil furnace as backup versus just your oil. Its not perfect, but you can personalize the...
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    That heat loss is possible, but without knowing...

    That heat loss is possible, but without knowing where you're located, living volume (square footage & ceiling heights), insulation, door and window counts and types, shade and southerly exposure,...
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    My thoughts exactly! Ask for the cooling...

    My thoughts exactly!

    Ask for the cooling capacity of the proposed A/C units so you can be sure they're matching close to the cooling load.

    I would think about a heat pump also.
  41. After they do a Manual J ask what the heat gain...

    After they do a Manual J ask what the heat gain is. Check the proposed unit to see that it matches very close to what the unit's cooling capacity is (look it up if you have to). Also ask for a...
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    Are you thinking dedicated A/C or HP? I believe...

    Are you thinking dedicated A/C or HP? I believe I've seen posts suggesting you can oversize the HP by 25% (please check archives to verify).

    Also, what about a two-speed compressor? Not sure...
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    Agreed. That also minimizes duct runs having...

    Agreed. That also minimizes duct runs having numerous benefits.
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    Think pellet! The new ones are sweet:...

    Think pellet! The new ones are sweet: high-eighties efficiency, easy install with no need for chimney - just vent outside, electric start, thermostatic control of auger and built-in blower, minimum...
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    Definitely go with what these guys are saying...

    Definitely go with what these guys are saying about returns.

    Since your ceiling will be a little higher than norm and this is a new install, make sure whoever sizes the system takes that into...
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    Wasn't recommending you install them yourself. ...

    Wasn't recommending you install them yourself. Just make sure the manufacturer has them built in. Many units are coming that way. Just make sure yours is, that way its part of the warranty.
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    I've had to face HW tank replacement of my direct...

    I've had to face HW tank replacement of my direct vented B&W recently and I would not recommend a direct vented model unless you had no chimney or some other limitation. The direct vented are 2-3...
  48. If the OD unit and strips can be run together add...

    If the OD unit and strips can be run together add in those BTUs. You are getting something for those amps.

    The COP curve will help pin down the BTUs, but be careful there. The DOE tests we ran...
  49. Don't forget as beenthere mentioned there are...

    Don't forget as beenthere mentioned there are stats with aux heat lockout. On mine you set the temp, and no amount of mashing the tstat buttons will bring on the aux heat above that setpoint outdoor...
  50. I don't think anyone can tell you what size...

    I don't think anyone can tell you what size electrical strips to get without running the load calc. However electrical strips (or any resistive heat) don't have the high start-up costs (inductive...
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