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    Our distributor has a transition made that goes...

    Our distributor has a transition made that goes from the furnace opening to a Aprilaire filter cabinet. Adds about 5" to the side of the furnace. As I recall, the new cabinets are narrower than the...
  2. We encourage homeowners to replace lineset if it...

    We encourage homeowners to replace lineset if it is fairly easy. If not, we'll blow them out with nitro and a tech rep we respect told us to put A/C renew in. We were having sticking TXVs well after...
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    Running at heat speed or low heat speed on a 2...

    Running at heat speed or low heat speed on a 2 stage is pretty common with about every brand.

    Anybody know who is making furnaces for Bosch? Midea?
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    Doesn't 110K and 4 ton seem a little excessive...

    Doesn't 110K and 4 ton seem a little excessive for 1800 sq ft in the NE? With that blower it will sound like a jet taking off.

    I came up with a fin tube coil not microchannel. I warn people about...
  5. Our local tech rep warned us of putting that...

    Our local tech rep warned us of putting that furnace inside the house like a hall closet or laundry room. That's for burner noise. Much as I like AS/Trane I don't care for the new furnace, especially...
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    HUGE difference in size. One of them is nuts....

    HUGE difference in size. One of them is nuts. Dealers rarely undersize so I think the Carrier dealer has a misguided thought that way bigger is better but he's WRONG.

    110,000 BTU vs 60,000 BTU...
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    Even if you don't use a 2 stage stat, the timer...

    Even if you don't use a 2 stage stat, the timer should be turned on so it starts on low. In mild weather, 10 minutes on low might heat ya. If not, it will time to high.

    We almost never install a...
  8. The key is properly sized piston, hopefully they...

    The key is properly sized piston, hopefully they didn't leave 5 ton piston in there and moving around 1400 CFM of air, not the 2000 the air handler comes from the factory at.
  9. Same machine, probably a bit larger outdoor coil,...

    Same machine, probably a bit larger outdoor coil, may call for 1 size larger indoor coil. too. Builder grade stuff. 16 SEER may require an ECM type motor on the air handler where 14 wouldn't.
  10. I believe Sensi is power stealing if a common is...

    I believe Sensi is power stealing if a common is not used. I could be wrong. But that old Arco had a Honeywell board on it that with a power stealing thermostat, which Honeywell made a lot of in the...
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    The 003 is the current model, won't find a 025....

    The 003 is the current model, won't find a 025. The PXABU is an upflow 2 ton, that would work in an upflow application. I forgot about them, our supplier only stocks the 4TXC models.
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    Prices vary greatly by location and dealer....

    Prices vary greatly by location and dealer. Goodman and Payne skew toward the bottom of the food chain. But then all brands tend to have low end and premium. Goodman has moved up from when Harold...
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    I found that model # in Preston Guide, it's a 2...

    I found that model # in Preston Guide, it's a 2 ton.
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    Not sure what they had for a coil back then....

    Not sure what they had for a coil back then. Maybe 4TXCB025 or the like. Today it would be 4TXCB003.
  15. Tell the tech to wire it according to the...

    Tell the tech to wire it according to the instructions for the furnace. It has a drawing for wiring with an unloading scroll like the XR17 has and definitely does not use Ylo. First stage airflow...
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    Scroll with low suction can make that sound. Why...

    Scroll with low suction can make that sound. Why is it freezing up?
  17. Our flat rate service pricing would charge you...

    Our flat rate service pricing would charge you more to fix than you paid for it but if you found a 1 man shop with no overhead or a retired guy that still tinkers, might be worth it.

    Those...
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    One thing that scares me with variable speed...

    One thing that scares me with variable speed units: if not zoned, you can have air velocity issues on low levels getting heating & cooling to distant rooms. May not be as much of an issue in a 1...
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    The Comfort is a bare bones model. No cabinet to...

    The Comfort is a bare bones model. No cabinet to protect the coil, no pressure switches to protect the compressor. You're probably running 14 SEER with the variable speed air handler. So going up to...
  20. As far as I recall, the Ylo is for the 2...

    As far as I recall, the Ylo is for the 2 compressor units. Not used with the unloading scroll of the XR17. It used the BK but didn't go to BK on the thermostat. Also, some hack is using the timer for...
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    Looks like an old Addison Product beast. They...

    Looks like an old Addison Product beast. They made for Sears but would put a Sears serial number on it which started out 769.something.

    If we change a furnace and leave a clunker A/C behind, we...
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    Heil A/Cs too. Sounds normal to me. Are they both...

    Heil A/Cs too. Sounds normal to me. Are they both identical looking?
  23. Joey always beats me to it :D We had a job...

    Joey always beats me to it :D

    We had a job many years ago where house had baseboard hot water heat. Pipe broke in slab so instead of jackhammering up the slab, homeowner wanted forced air for the...
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    Skin temp is in the 80s, not 98.6 so most of the...

    Skin temp is in the 80s, not 98.6 so most of the time, certainly when above 40, the air is noticeably warm. I've felt mine run at times and thought it was the gas backup but it wasn't. I have hybrid...
  25. For a good tech, probably look for a commercial...

    For a good tech, probably look for a commercial contractor. Must residential guys haven't seen a water cooled unit before, except a few who are versed in geos. But commercial guys see about...
  26. There are some 90s that work in MH but need to be...

    There are some 90s that work in MH but need to be sealed combustion. No 80% furnaces are like that unless it is a dedicated MH furnace.
  27. The 8000 Vision Pro WiFi says it does too.

    The 8000 Vision Pro WiFi says it does too.
  28. Ecobee comes to mind being both wifi and ODD...

    Ecobee comes to mind being both wifi and ODD capable. I have a Prestige IAQ which does it and more but requires the separate WiFi gateway. Some utilities give you rebates for smart stats. Our...
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    The air handlers being bigger do skew a little of...

    The air handlers being bigger do skew a little of the capacity more toward sensible but it isn't much. Real key is blower speeds. If they just leave it where it comes, that's 5 tons of air. I'd want...
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    Thank God you were a responsible business and not...

    Thank God you were a responsible business and not a moonlighter. Could you imagine side job Sam doing that with no insurance. Can you say bankrupt?
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    BK talks to the blower and no wire is on BK so...

    BK talks to the blower and no wire is on BK so going Ecobee would work just like you have now. The blower will function as it is.
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    Get a thermostat that has the feature on demand...

    Get a thermostat that has the feature on demand dehumidification. That will work with the air handler to slow the blower if the humidity is above the set point. Helps a little on humidity control and...
  33. I've seen them pulled out and hosed out. This...

    I've seen them pulled out and hosed out. This time no relatives, no friends. A trained pro!
  34. If you knew what furnace & coil is being proposed...

    If you knew what furnace & coil is being proposed along with the XR14, we could give you exact numbers.

    For example, outdoor unit, 4TXCB004 coil and S9V2B060 furnace, the 030 A/C gives 12.5 EER...
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    42% humidity in the house sounds excellent to me...

    42% humidity in the house sounds excellent to me for steamy Florida.
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    I find it as a York. Low static ducted air...

    I find it as a York. Low static ducted air handler. Probably put a high static duct system on it.
  37. Probably tweaked for a little higher EER. That's...

    Probably tweaked for a little higher EER. That's usually the case for a 2nd model in the same size.
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    It's an electric furnace for manufactured...

    It's an electric furnace for manufactured housing. Looks to me like you buy the evap coil separately from the furnace but should be able to get one meant for that unit. Looks like an ICP model #.
    ...
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    Check the SEER of anything you are quoted. Need...

    Check the SEER of anything you are quoted. Need to know furnace, A/C and coil model #s. They may call themselves a certain SEER, like XR17, but that doesn't mean you'll get it. I've never been that...
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    When the house is hot & humid, temp difference...

    When the house is hot & humid, temp difference will be low as the capacity of the equipment has skewed toward latent. That's why you see so much condensate coming out. As it gets the house dry, TD...
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    That's newer than the Dependable 92. The GUN. ...

    That's newer than the Dependable 92. The GUN.

    34, amazing job. Never seen a system static that low.
  42. You won't cool & dehumidify the joint with that...

    You won't cool & dehumidify the joint with that bath water. Most common leaving temperature from a chiller is around 44°.
  43. Rather than put a smaller coil above the furnace,...

    Rather than put a smaller coil above the furnace, if I were that salesman I'd choose a C35-30/36C-2 for a perfect fit. The narrow coil WILL work but increases resistance to airflow vs the one above...
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    I'd sure trust quality and support of Mitsubishi...

    I'd sure trust quality and support of Mitsubishi over Midea any day.
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    TT ...

    TT

    https://www.tranetechnologies.com/en/index.html

    American Standard/Trane are under Trane technologies now.

    It's been this year I believe. Probably same as Carrier, concentrate on HVAC.
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    Locally about 2010 or so, our gas got steep and...

    Locally about 2010 or so, our gas got steep and we sold a lot of dual fuel. Now electricity has gone up and gas is reasonable so as people replace, they go straight cool outside. I've had dual fuel...
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    To be exact, Trane was spun off from IR and now...

    To be exact, Trane was spun off from IR and now is a company called Trane Technologies. Wasn't there a song about always changing corporation names?
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    Is there a particular model you have in mind?...

    Is there a particular model you have in mind? Usually I would say they weren't the most effective overall and can be restrictive. But that's in general. There may be units that are better.
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    That's fine. The return was increasing too,...

    That's fine. The return was increasing too, hotter hot means a bit less capacity on the system.
  50. That is correct. The example is the numbers I...

    That is correct. The example is the numbers I posted with the FV4 were lower than the numbers Joey posted with the FE4. It is a SYSTEM.

    Mfrs. will claim a model SEER if 1 match (in & out) of the...
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