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    Thanks that's what I needed to hear. My first...

    Thanks that's what I needed to hear. My first contractor just came back with a bid that included options for a single stage, 2 stage and a modulating furnace. The 2 stage addes $800, the modulating...
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    Yep just had another guy look at my project. ...

    Yep just had another guy look at my project. When I told him I calculated a need for a 60k btu furnace he suggested bigger without even looking at the whole home let alone doing any calculations.
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    I talked to another HVAC guy today that suggested...

    I talked to another HVAC guy today that suggested no need for a modulating or two stage furnace based on only having one zone with the excess heat drifting up to the top floor. Would there be any...
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    My last furnace only lasted a little while after...

    My last furnace only lasted a little while after installing the Nest. Having trouble shooted other parts of the system, I am going to say its the control board at fault. No nest on the future...
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    I have had good luck with my Rheem water heater. ...

    I have had good luck with my Rheem water heater. I had installed the NEST thermostat before my old furnace stopped working. I like the Alexa compatibility. I am under the impression most...
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    Yep that's what got me started the Trane has a...

    Yep that's what got me started the Trane has a huge selection, which was overwhelming a day ago but now understanding the different motors and older models. It is a bit overhwelming. My old Goodman...
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    My problem is while there is no lack of...

    My problem is while there is no lack of contractors here there I am competing with multimillion dollar homes being built. The contractors are all busy and the ones that show up often inflate their...
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    Trane vs other furnaces.

    I just got a quote from an HVAC installer. His bid included a Trane SX91. I was told "The new S9X1 is more efficient with a ECM motor and it is also a few dollars less than the older model."

    The...
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    You are right not a true valid analysis. ...

    You are right not a true valid analysis. Especially because without the furnace working and with only my wife and I living here we close off the doors to a large part of the rooms upstairs, so the...
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    I think he based it on my previous heater. I...

    I think he based it on my previous heater. I think my situation is somewhat unique in a few ways. I have had two HVAC guys come to look at my home and neither did any sort of calculations before...
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    I think it is a brilliant idea get rid of the TV...

    I think it is a brilliant idea get rid of the TV so the family can spend time with their other electronic devices.
  12. What about just doing someone wrong? Is it okay...

    What about just doing someone wrong? Is it okay as long as you don't brag about it?
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    I got another bid today to install a 95%...

    I got another bid today to install a 95% efficiency 80k btu Trane furnace into my crawl space, for significanlty less than my last bid. The guy seemed knowledgeable and professional and was...
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    I plan on hiring someone to do the work. I live...

    I plan on hiring someone to do the work. I live in a very expensive place where prices are very inflated. Here is an example of pricing where I live I was quoted over $4000 for a plumbing job that...
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    Thanks will figure out how to do a manual J for...

    Thanks will figure out how to do a manual J for my needs.

    The duct is 16x20" and is the same as the return air intake on the current furnace.

    I was thinking of removing the return air duct from...
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    I have talked to two different contractors they...

    I have talked to two different contractors they both had different suggestions on how to get this done. I would like to get a few more ideas to make sure I have come up with the best plan. I...
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    Here is the pic of the furnace upright. 811580

    Here is the pic of the furnace upright.

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    The home is 2700 sq ft with about 1100 downstairs...

    The home is 2700 sq ft with about 1100 downstairs and 1600 sq ft upstairs.

    The old furnace was Natural gas. I have been given a suggestion to move a new furnace to the crawl space and vent it...
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    Need help designing my HVAC: new furnace

    My old furnace died two winters ago. We survived using space heaters last year because the cost of a new furnace was cost prohibitive at the time. I am ready to install a new furnace before this...
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