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    RHEEM is a decent A/C unit. Keep in mind though,...

    RHEEM is a decent A/C unit. Keep in mind though, that just about every residential A/C system out there now, is actually made by one company... Emerson/Copeland.

    Whether it is RHEEM, Goodman,...
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    Yea, just keep in mind that simply because it...

    Yea, just keep in mind that simply because it says 1.5 tons on the data plate for your 35 year old system, it doesn't mean that you're getting it.

    Even a new system if installed improperly, can be...
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    Running all day long or at least for a few hours,...

    Running all day long or at least for a few hours, would not be a problem. It may run a lot on the hottest few weeks of the year but that would be far better than being grossly oversized for the 48...
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    The new furnace would save you a decent chunk of...

    The new furnace would save you a decent chunk of money on propane so that would be your biggest savings there.

    Tony
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    I completely understand. Just take this into...

    I completely understand.

    Just take this into consideration. Your old 1.5 ton unit, was probably working at 1.0 1.2... tons of capacity.

    Maybe even less.

    You may also have holes in your...
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    One last thought concerning mini splits. ...

    One last thought concerning mini splits.

    Inverter style mini splits (has to be inverter style), can be oversized by quite a bit and you actually gain efficiency, reliability, and comfort.

    That...
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    One last thought. I honestly cannot make a...

    One last thought.

    I honestly cannot make a recommendation on what size would be best, without physically coming to your home to evaluate it.

    You say that a contractor recommends 1.5 tons. He...
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    Ohh and that 1.5 ton system would be oversized at...

    Ohh and that 1.5 ton system would be oversized at night as well. We are only talking 3 to 4 hours a day, for maybe four weeks, where that 1.5 ton may be maxed out. (The absolute hottest hours of the...
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    Yes, allowing for a larger temperature variance,...

    Yes, allowing for a larger temperature variance, will allow for it to run longer cycles.

    That will cost more in electricity though and it will add more wear and tear or, reduce the lifespan of the...
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    I understand. Let me put it this way. I was in...

    I understand. Let me put it this way. I was in the military and we used diesel generators a lot. If you were not using that diesel generator at any reasonable capacity level (30k generator just to...
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    Sorry for the added confusion of mentioning...

    Sorry for the added confusion of mentioning mini-splits. I only mention them because they are very efficient, easy to install, and they are commonly used in older homes, where retrofitting them with...
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    Well, I suppose that I am looking at it from a...

    Well, I suppose that I am looking at it from a dollars spent point of view.
    For the cost of adding duct work, you can probably have a separate 19 SEER minisplit system, for each room.

    Installing...
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    If it is a high efficiency system, then it should...

    If it is a high efficiency system, then it should come with a TXV.

    A/C, basically works like this. A compressor, turns a gas into a liquid. That liquid then seeps out of a small hole to evaporate,...
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    I just wanted to be certain that I clarify one...

    I just wanted to be certain that I clarify one thing.

    I see two options for you.

    Option 1

    1.5 ton, single stage, with a TXV for the downstairs. Add inverter style mini splits at a later...
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    You have a few options. Being an older home...

    You have a few options.

    Being an older home and since you have baseboard heat, I would recommend looking at an inverter style, mini-split system.

    You should also take a few things into...
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    Most mini-splits, have what are known as inverter...

    Most mini-splits, have what are known as inverter style compressors. This is how they work.

    They convert the 240v, 60hz AC, into DC. Then they INVERT that DC into 240V AC, 5 to 120 HZ.

    This...
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    Sticky: Poll: I have never had a problem with them at all and...

    I have never had a problem with them at all and they have come a long way, even in the past 2 to 3 years.

    You cannot beat the 10 year warranty and the price is right.

    Their Amana line is a...
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    I average 18 to 20 MPG. It is a 4 cyl, 150 hp,...

    I average 18 to 20 MPG.

    It is a 4 cyl, 150 hp, 240 ft/lb tq diesel motor.

    I keep it nowhere near its max load though, as most of what I haul is light and bulky. I keep my tools in the back,...
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    I did a lot of HVAC work while I was in the US...

    I did a lot of HVAC work while I was in the US Army and most of it was with European and Asian mini split systems.

    All of the big brands (Mitsu - Fujitsu - LG) would offer you two options.

    A...
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    It is to cool the solar panels because they loose...

    It is to cool the solar panels because they loose efficiency as they heat up. Solar is a great option and if it is done right, it is worth it. In my opinion, on site power generation is the future....
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    I have been using diesel Isuzu NPR box trucks...

    I have been using diesel Isuzu NPR box trucks with lift gates... I love them! The one I have now is 14' and it can hold just about anything I need, without the need to tie it down. Throw and go!

    I...
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    You know what, you're right. Hopefully Fieldpiece...

    You know what, you're right. Hopefully Fieldpiece will release a little more information here soon.

    Tony
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    Yes, as I understand it, that is correct. It is...

    Yes, as I understand it, that is correct. It is only able to wirelessly SEND data to the HG3.
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    Hard assets are the way to go!

    I am speculating that once the 2012 AC season is through, we should see the price of refrigerant drop a bit, before it makes another steep climb next year.

    I...
  25. Yea, not to get political but I do not have a lot...

    Yea, not to get political but I do not have a lot of faith in Mitt being able to win it... As long as Obama holds the economy together from a complete collapse, I think that he has a good chance of...
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