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  1. I'm not allowed to give you the answer but mine...

    I'm not allowed to give you the answer but mine uses low stage.
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    The following is just my opinion and should not...

    The following is just my opinion and should not be construed as professional advice: The metallic sound you hear is the spirals making initial contact upon starting and is considered normal by the...
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    Had a similar problem with my new Trane unit....

    Had a similar problem with my new Trane unit. Installers replaced blower motor AND blower wheel. Problem solved.
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    I use a Merv 8 in my new system. Honeywell...

    I use a Merv 8 in my new system. Honeywell filters are available at Home Depot at a reasonable price. I change the filter every six months.
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    You need to get your installer to check the dip...

    You need to get your installer to check the dip switches on the control board of the XV95. It has to be set for "Comfort R" in order to ramp up and down.
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    I used a Honeywell EAC for 14 years until the...

    I used a Honeywell EAC for 14 years until the power supply started getting weak. I switched to a 5 inch media filter because I was tired of washing the EAC cells every month. Media filter is much...
  7. If the unit is still under warranty I would have...

    If the unit is still under warranty I would have your HVAC company relocate it for you. Mine was just wire nutted in the condenser. I unhooked the sensor from the wire nuts and then hooked up a two...
  8. Relocate the sensor away from the condensing...

    Relocate the sensor away from the condensing unit. It's not going to be accurate inside the cabinet or near the line sets. When relocating it make sure it's not influenced by the discharge air from...
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    In your situation I would stick with the 4/5 inch...

    In your situation I would stick with the 4/5 inch media filter. You can purchase a
    two pack of Honeywell Merv 8 filters at Home Depot for a very reasonable price.
    I previously had a Honeywell EAC...
  10. Possible cabinet vibration? Temporarily loosen...

    Possible cabinet vibration? Temporarily loosen some of the exterior cabinet screws to see if that makes a difference.
  11. Just a thought. I believe you said you have a...

    Just a thought. I believe you said you have a heat pump so you might want to have your HVAC company check to make sure the heat strips are not on while the A/C is running. That could account for the...
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    I had a similar problem with a new XV95 furnace....

    I had a similar problem with a new XV95 furnace. It whistled from day one. Finally, the installer replaced the ECM blower motor, controller, and blower wheel under warranty. Problem solved.
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    Where I come from,"Factor into the equation",...

    Where I come from,"Factor into the equation", means a calculation. Sorry if I confused anyone.
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    Do you think you might want to finish some of...

    Do you think you might want to finish some of that basement area into living space some time in the future? If so, I would factor into the equation some additional capacity to handle it. Cooling...
  15. Only other thing I can think of would be to take...

    Only other thing I can think of would be to take the condensate line apart and see if there is any nasty stuff laying in the pan under the coil. Maybe suck it out with a wet vac. Like others have...
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    I have a unit with a scroll compressor and it...

    I have a unit with a scroll compressor and it makes some noise on start-up and shut down. I had an OEM start kit installed and that helped considerably with the start-up noise and it lowered the...
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    I had a Trane XL15i installed last August. It's...

    I had a Trane XL15i installed last August. It's quiet when running but noisy on start-up for a few seconds. Better listen to one before you buy.
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    Walmart sells some of those real soft foam ear...

    Walmart sells some of those real soft foam ear plugs that work pretty well also.
    lol.
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    How far away from the coil was the "nearest...

    How far away from the coil was the "nearest supply vent"? You need the check the air temperature about a foot after the evaporator coil to get your best reading. With humidity levels that low...
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    Most Scroll compressors I've heard make a loud...

    Most Scroll compressors I've heard make a loud buzzing noise on start-up for about two seconds or less then quiet right down. This is considered normal assuming the refrigerant charge is correct. If...
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    Sounds just like my Trane Xl15i when it starts...

    Sounds just like my Trane Xl15i when it starts after sitting idle for a while. During subsequent cooling cycles it's much quieter on start-up. It also has a scroll compressor.
  22. Post your problem on Don't post links to other...

    Post your problem on Don't post links to other forums, read the rules, its not allowed.. You'll probably get some answers there.
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    Here's a few negatives for you: 1. They're ugly....

    Here's a few negatives for you:
    1. They're ugly.
    2. They rust and seize up after a few years of service.
    3. The rust runs down and stains your shingles.
    If I were doing it I would install powered...
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    At the time I couldn't afford the whole package....

    At the time I couldn't afford the whole package. The XL1200 performed wonderfully using the Lennox coil for the next eight years. Then, natural gas became available and I replaced the Lennox air...
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    How certain are you that the compressor is bad?...

    How certain are you that the compressor is bad? Did someone ohm out the windings?


    We don't post DIY instructions here, please read site rules, thank you.

    Yes, you can connect different...
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    Too Much DIY Info, please read the rules!

    Too Much DIY Info, please read the rules!
  27. Thread: Am I hosed?

    by kb3ca
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    You don't have to supply any certificate with...

    You don't have to supply any certificate with your tax return to get the credit. It's an honor system. If you have the receipts just fill out the appropriate tax form and claim the deduction. You'll...
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    How did the meter reading on your gas bill...

    How did the meter reading on your gas bill compare to the actual reading on your meter? Reason I ask is I caught my gas company billing me for 12 therms of gas in November when I hadn't used any gas...
  29. No harm in experimenting with the lockout. You...

    No harm in experimenting with the lockout. You can always change it back. I have the Trane XL15i and I have my lockout set at 40* for comfort not economy. The unit almost never goes into defrost and...
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    It does depend somewhat on the brand but,...

    It does depend somewhat on the brand but, generally, the numbers I've heard from the older R22 units was 14 years on the HP and 22 years on straight AC.
    These are averages. Haven't seen anything on...
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    I recently had a 95% plus two stage VS furnace...

    I recently had a 95% plus two stage VS furnace installed replacing a 90% single stage unit. My gas consumption seems the same or slightly less. One reason others may be using more gas with the newer...
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    Why don't you just switch your thermostat to"emg...

    Why don't you just switch your thermostat to"emg heat" at 10pm and back to "heat" at 7am?
  33. Maybe your buddy down the street keeps his home...

    Maybe your buddy down the street keeps his home at a higher temperature than yours and that's why his gas usage is higher. You said your current furnace is doing a good job so why not just keep it...
  34. On my two stage furnace changing the blower speed...

    On my two stage furnace changing the blower speed affects both stages and since you are near the maximum temperature rise I would not recommend lowering it.
    It may be possible to program your...
  35. Is that a two stage furnace? IF it's oversized...

    Is that a two stage furnace? IF it's oversized and two stage then it probably runs in first stage most of the time anyway and only goes to second stage when recovering from a large setback. First...
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    The Honeywell filter I'm using is 4 3/8" thick....

    The Honeywell filter I'm using is 4 3/8" thick. It says 4 inches on the box but other manufacturers call that a 5 " filter. Not sure I understand what you mean by "not letting it go to 1" ". Did you...
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    MERV rating vs airflow

    I recently replaced my old EAC with a Merv 8 4" Honeywell pleated media filter. Is there any data out there to determine the comparative airflow restriction between these two filters? I know that the...
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    Yes, it was 400 cfm per ton. I should have...

    Yes, it was 400 cfm per ton. I should have expressed that more clearly. I don't want to throw the system out of whack as you said but was wondering if lowering the blower to 350cfm per ton would make...
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    Blower motor speed question

    In late August I had a dual fuel system installed. It's a 3.5T HP and xv95 gas furnace. When the install was checked out in the A/C mode the blower was set to 400cfm and the subcool was right on the...
  40. I recently had that same furnace and heat pump...

    I recently had that same furnace and heat pump installed. I have the Honeywell VisionPro IAQ thermostat and I like the features very much. Looks like a good choice. Get the outdoor temperature sensor...
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    What is the manufacturing date on your XL15i?...

    What is the manufacturing date on your XL15i? Mine is June 2010. It has a run capacitor but no start capacitor.
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    Someone mentioned earlier that the Trane XL15i...

    Someone mentioned earlier that the Trane XL15i has a built in "hard start kit" ie. start capacitor/relay. I just had an XL15i installed in late August and it does not have a start capacitor. The...
  43. Thread: Furnace Staging

    by kb3ca
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    Thermostat is Honeywell VisionPro IAQ set up for...

    Thermostat is Honeywell VisionPro IAQ set up for dual fuel.
  44. Thread: Furnace Staging

    by kb3ca
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    The old furnace was a Trane XE90 100K BTU 90+...

    The old furnace was a Trane XE90 100K BTU 90+ efficiency single stage unit.
    I was just wondering if there are any economical negatives to running in first stage for 10 minutes versus changing the...
  45. Thread: Furnace Staging

    by kb3ca
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    Thanks Been for the reply. The thermostat is the...

    Thanks Been for the reply. The thermostat is the Honeywell Vision Pro IAQ but I'm not sure how it controls staging. The furnace has dip switches to set the staging time. For example, if stage one...
  46. Thread: Furnace Staging

    by kb3ca
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    Furnace Staging

    My new Trane XV95 two stage furnace came set for staging after ten minutes.
    Consequently, it runs in stage one almost all the time except for recovering from a set back. There are options of 30...
  47. Thread: trane xe90

    by kb3ca
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    I just replaced my XE90 with a XV95. The 90 is a...

    I just replaced my XE90 with a XV95. The 90 is a single stage unit.
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    Get under contract for a new one before 31...

    Get under contract for a new one before 31 December when the Federal Tax Credits expire. You're on borrowed time.
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    EdenPure Space Heaters

    I posted this on DIY. Lots of views but no opinions so thought I would try it here.

    Opinions on EdenPure space heater
    The Gen4 heater uses 1500 watts and produces 5000 Btu's of heat according to...
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    Did you press "DONE" after you edited the...

    Did you press "DONE" after you edited the schedule? If not then it just displays the current day schedule.
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