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  1. #14
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    Aug 2011
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    Kansas City
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    Ok I'm getting the guy who installed the furnace back out, but I'm going to ask for a comfort specialist to come as well. I have some questions.
    What do I say if he says a 2 stage isn't needed?
    Can a heat pump work with a gas only furnace?
    Last question and I'm guessing it's comfort based, would a same size replacement AC 2.5 ton and a dehumidifer be a better/equal/similar cost option as 2 stage AC?

  2. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Madison, WI/Cape Coral, FL
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    A small well insulated home needs fresh air ventilation and supplemental dehumidification to have good indoor air quality. You need a fresh air change in 4-5 hours when occupied to purge the indoor pollutants and renew oxygen.
    Checkout the Ultra-Aire 70 whole house dehu with optional fresh air ventilation. They are sponsor of this site. It connects to your conditioning ducts and will do the entire home. Maintaining <50%RH through the home while providing fresh filtered air is healthy and comfortable.
    Regards TB
    Bear Rules: Keep our home <50% RH summer, controls mites/mold and very comfortable.
    Provide 60-100 cfm of fresh air when occupied to purge indoor pollutants and keep window dry during cold weather. T-stat setup/setback +8 hrs. saves energy
    Use +Merv 10 air filter. -Don't forget the "Golden Rule"

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