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08-29-2012, 12:13 AM #14
Those reports look pretty good compared to some I've seen. Duct system seems to be sealed pretty well, could be better but not bad. The house could use some improvement as well but overall not bad compared to lots of homes I have tested. I would definitely look into the iq drive, especially if you can get a discount through your son. It is a really good system. I was skeptical before I installed one. The two customers we have installed them for love them and the savings on utilities but the main thing they love is the comfort they have now throughout their home.
08-29-2012, 12:30 AM #15
08-29-2012, 01:33 AM #16
Your duct system needs some serious sealing if you are going with a variable capacity system. Additional insulation would be a big benefit too.
They really do not do well at all with a leaking, or poorly insulated duct system in an attic.If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.
08-29-2012, 02:09 AM #17
Also had R30 blown into the attic on top of the R8 that was there before. Or are you talking about wrapping the ducts with more insulation? How can you tell that's needed from the reports I posted?
Last edited by Florida Joy; 08-29-2012 at 02:14 AM. Reason: typo
08-29-2012, 06:25 AM #18
I did find a rating for the FT4BI-036 removing 51,000 BTU. But that's with sauna conditions inside and 60° outside! But then, a 13 SEER FT4BD-036 will pull out 45K under similar similar very steamy in and cool out.
The tech guide used the AHRI figure of 35,000 BTU as "nominal". But there are some cases where it will do better just like with any unit. Maybe a bit more than a single speed unit.
08-29-2012, 02:15 PM #19
You have about 6% total duct leakage which is not that bad. Most homes I have tested have anywhere from 20-60% leakage. If I remember correctly your furnace sits on a box with the return grill cut into that box on other side of wall. If that's the case it should be really simple to seal that box completely and reduce your return duct leakage to 0 instead of 17
08-29-2012, 02:30 PM #20
Thank you for actually reading my reports! It's kind of annoying when people respond to my questions with comments and suggestions that have no relationship to the data that I posted. Grrrrrr.
08-29-2012, 04:23 PM #21
08-30-2012, 03:23 PM #22
I am so disappointed. Got word from the Broan dealer who did all the testing, measuring, and load calculation at my home on Tuesday. Due to circumstances beyond his control related to prior commitments, he will not be able to commit to doing the work for me at this time. As a result, he has declined to provide a proposal (i.e. estimate $$$).
Boohoo. Now looking for another reputable Broan dealer in Brevard County, FL. Wish me luck!
08-30-2012, 05:35 PM #23
Nordyne sells the iq drive system under broan, maytag and fridgidaire names, but I think re Michael only distributes them under the broan label
08-30-2012, 05:50 PM #24
08-30-2012, 06:18 PM #25
I don't know what I could have said to upset him.... maybe I asked too many questions and he could tell I already knew the "right" answers? He actually had all the "right" answers and I thought he could tell I was happy with all he was telling me, so I don't see why my questions would upset him. I thought he could tell I was genuinely interested in getting a Broan and becoming his customer. He took down my son's name and phone number at RE Michel and promised to call him for pricing on the equipment with the employee discount. Before he left, he said he'd email me the quote in a couple of days.
Damn... do all HVAC contractors want customers who just nod a lot and take everything in without saying a word?
08-30-2012, 06:22 PM #26