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    So, because I've asked a professional HVAC...

    So, because I've asked a professional HVAC company to repair something that clearly others have indicated was the primary problem, you think the HVAC company is going to avoid calling me when and if...
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    I don't understand what you're saying. Do you...

    I don't understand what you're saying. Do you feel that my RA concerns are justifiable or not?
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    I just wanted to follow up with everyone...

    I just wanted to follow up with everyone regarding the HVAC repairs I requested. My HVAC contractor sent out a team a few days after I contacted them and repaired everything to my satisfaction,...
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    I totally agree. :)

    I totally agree. :)
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    So if you were in the exact same situation and it...

    So if you were in the exact same situation and it was your system, what would you do? Would you have them correct some or all of the things I pointed out or give them a pass?
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    @jacob-k, I appreciate your candor, but if you...

    @jacob-k, I appreciate your candor, but if you look at the very first sentence my original post, it states, "I just had two new Daikin FIT split systems installed and for the most part, I'm very...
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    I agree.

    I agree.
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    I currently owe this HVAC company a lot of money,...

    I currently owe this HVAC company a lot of money, but I want to be fair. Should I withhold the entire payment until all of these repairs are made or simply hold back a token amount—say $1,000? I...
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    I think the reason they installed the flexible...

    I think the reason they installed the flexible conduit like it's shown was because it came in a pre-cut length, which included the wiring. I seem to recall the package saying the cables were 6' in...
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    Yeah, I agree. I didn't even notice that they had...

    Yeah, I agree. I didn't even notice that they had done that with the mini-split. BTW, the same HVAC company installed the mini-split in 2007, but it was an older tech, who is no longer with the...
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    Hi Bazooka Joe. Thanks for your review. I'll...

    Hi Bazooka Joe. Thanks for your review. I'll address most of these problems with my HVAC installer. To answer a few of your questions, the installer registered all of the equipment for me. I don't...
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    Yeah, I agree. That's a little picky and it's why...

    Yeah, I agree. That's a little picky and it's why I asked. :)
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    New HVAC Install Problems

    I just had two new Daikin FIT split systems installed and for the most part, I'm very happy. However, on the last day of a 3-day replacement, the techs seemed to be rushing things a little. I'm sure...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Iím actually using 2...

    Thanks for the suggestions. Iím actually using 2 Daikin One thermostats. It would be great if they offered something similar to Honeywell, but sadly they donít. Iíve even considered an Ambient...
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    Thermometer/Hygrometer Sensors?

    Does anyone know of a reliable manufacturer that makes a multi-channel indoor thermometer/hygrometer sensor that I can use to monitor temperatures and humidity in various rooms throughout my house?...
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    Hey everyone, here's a quick update. I changed...

    Hey everyone, here's a quick update. I changed the upstairs thermostat so it's now 2 degrees warmer than the downstairs thermostat, which is completely opposite of the general rule for 2-story...
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    This is a good point. Iíd be interested in the...

    This is a good point. Iíd be interested in the answer too. 🙂
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    Actually, in terms of maintaining a consistent...

    Actually, in terms of maintaining a consistent temperature, yes, but only in the master bedroom, sitting room, and study, the last of which is all windows and south facing.

    The biggest problem we...
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    The new system is working great, aside from...

    The new system is working great, aside from getting some rooms balanced. I personally think the deviation can be adjusted by tweaking the vents. No longer do we wake up to a humid house every morning...
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    Setting up a 2-Zone System?

    We just had two new Daikin Fits installed with matching variable-speed 2-stage gas furnaces. A 4-ton unit services the first floor, which is roughly 2,000 square feet, and a 3-ton unit services the...
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    Thanks, guys. I really appreciate all of your...

    Thanks, guys. I really appreciate all of your advice. We decided to go with the Aprilaire 800. It's being installed today.
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    Aprilaire 800Z Steam Humidifier?

    On my old 14-year old Janitrol system, I had an Aprilaire 700 bypass humidifier installed. It was a very reliable humidifier, but I was never able to get above 35% humidity during a typical Virginia...
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    Ok, will do. BTW, as you can see from the...

    Ok, will do.

    BTW, as you can see from the photos of the old attic furnace, the previous HVAC company used bricks between the drip pan and the evaporator coils to raise it up a little so it...
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    Ok, will do. BTW, as you can see from the...

    Ok, will do.

    BTW, as you can see from the photos of the old attic furnace, the previous HVAC company used bricks between the drip pan and the evaporator coils to raise it up a little so it...
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    That's why there are two valves. One valve stops...

    That's why there are two valves. One valve stops the garden hose water from going back inside the house. I guess technically all we really needed was one valve.
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    Thanks, Dan. I appreciate your help. If I can...

    Thanks, Dan. I appreciate your help. If I can provide you with more details can you run some numbers for me?
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    Nope, these are being done as a courtesy. Plus,...

    Nope, these are being done as a courtesy. Plus, this HVAC contractor I hired, who's been in business for 40-years, doesn't want somebody else's stuff screwing up their work. :)
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    About 4,300 sq. ft. on three levels. I spoke with...

    About 4,300 sq. ft. on three levels. I spoke with my HVAC contractor about this today and he calculated 6.17 tons for the first and second floor. Since the Daikin non-HP systems I'm getting don't...
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    Thanks, Bazooka Joe. These are some great tips. ...

    Thanks, Bazooka Joe. These are some great tips.

    I also spent an extra $300 for two pairs of Hef-T-Foot supports because they raise the condenser 4" off the pad and make it more stable. To me, it...
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    That's what I said when they built the house, but...

    That's what I said when they built the house, but apparently, our county allows it. Don't worry those metal clad cables are going to be replaced with the same one we used for the mini-split. Plus,...
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    Here are a few more images of the condensers.

    Here are a few more images of the condensers.
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    New HVAC Install-Best Practices?

    We're getting ready to replace our old Janitrol HVAC system. Here are a few photos of the builder install. Pretty much everything shown here will be replaced, including the drip pan and the crazy...
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    Humidifier Recommendation?

    I'm getting ready to have two Daikin FIT systems installed. Currently, one is a 4-ton unit and the other is a 3-ton, but that may change. Click here for more details. Both are connected to Daikin...
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    So this system is scheduled to be installed...

    So this system is scheduled to be installed Wednesday and Thursday of this week. What do you suggest I do? I have no problem holding off on the system install, but if I go through this exercise only...
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    So there's only like a thousand dollars...

    So there's only like a thousand dollars difference between the 3-ton and the 4-ton systems. Since it's a 2-stage, variable speed system with inverter technology, does it really matter if it's a...
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    The biggest problem with my home is our family...

    The biggest problem with my home is our family room is 20í x 20í x 20í high with a 12í x 15í second floor loft that runs adjacent to it and a second floor bridge. Plus, thereís a 6 x 8í x 20í foyer...
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    None of the three contractors that bid on this...

    None of the three contractors that bid on this job did a load calculation. They simply quoted replacing the existing equipment. Can I do a load calculation myself? Iíve read that the Cool Calc app is...
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    LOL. It's 3,700 sq. ft. on the first and second...

    LOL. It's 3,700 sq. ft. on the first and second floors. The third floor is served by the Mitsubishi mini-split. The Daikin gas furnaces are variable-speed two-stage systems that operate at 80%...
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    Daikin FIT System

    Next week, we're replacing (2) 14-year old Goodman 14-SEER builder-grade air conditioners and single-stage gas furnaces with a Daikin FIT setup. Specifically, these models:

    1st Floor: 4-Ton System...
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    Well, my son's Ford Fiesta is made in Mexico,...

    Well, my son's Ford Fiesta is made in Mexico, which supports a Mexican manufacturing plant and employs Mexican workers. Do you think Americans are better off with that option? BTW, most of the Honda...
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    For me, I don't really care who owns the company...

    For me, I don't really care who owns the company as long as most of the product its selling is made in the USA. A good example is my Honda CR-V. Sure, it's a Japanese company, but most of it is made...
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    Thanks guys! This is all very helpful...

    Thanks guys! This is all very helpful information. I'll update this thread once he makes a decision and we issue a press release. :)
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    Yes, that's why I'm asking. I do marketing for a...

    Yes, that's why I'm asking. I do marketing for a local builder that uses Carrier and I'm trying to get him to switch suppliers in support of other HVAC companies that have American based...
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    Made in the USA?

    Which HVAC systems are made in the USA?
  45. Oops! My terminology appears to be incorrect. The...

    Oops! My terminology appears to be incorrect. The leak is in the cooling coils on the indoor unit, not the condenser coils.
  46. Need advice on Mitsubishi Mini Split Repair?

    The air handler on my 6-year old Mitsubishi mini split just gave out. According to my HVAC company, it's developed a rather large condenser coil leak. Unfortunately, replacing the coil is a rather...
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    Goodman fan wattage?

    I have a pair of Goodman HVAC units. The first floor is a GMH80905CN 5 ton unit. The second floor is a GMH80453AN 3 ton unit. A few months ago the fan in the 3 ton unit failed and was replaced with a...
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    Homeowner with OCD needs help.

    OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    The other day I noticed that the name plate on my Goodman A/C units have faded. Where can I get new name plates?
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    That's interesting. I've noticed a few times that...

    That's interesting. I've noticed a few times that the air coming out of the vents is cool. Other times it's warm. Is it possible for the burners to fail to ignite one minute and then light the next?
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    Furnace keeps restarting?

    I have a 2-year old Goodman gas fired furnace, which is controlled by a Honeywell VisionPro Thermostat. Lately, it seems like every time the furnace reaches the set temperature it turns off, then...
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