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  1. Yes, the Prestige is top of the line. The T...

    Yes, the Prestige is top of the line. The T series is the more affordable units with lots less capability. The Prestige IAQ comes with the equipment module which allows it to control so many things.
  2. Prestige IAQ. Requires 2 wires from stat to...

    Prestige IAQ. Requires 2 wires from stat to equipment module at zone panel. It will control dehumidifier and lots more. Would require separate internet gateway for WiFi.
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    Oversized unless you are on the top floor of a...

    Oversized unless you are on the top floor of a poorly built building. The non ducted return is probably the biggest culprit. I assume it is in a closet with a louvered door?

    The speed could be...
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    If the compressor dropped from start to "normal...

    If the compressor dropped from start to "normal levels" sounds like it IS running & pumping. Unless he meant dropped to 0 amps after trying to start. Then it's locked up.
  5. See if the condo maintenance man will install it...

    See if the condo maintenance man will install it for you if you get your own. Slip him a bill or 2 :D
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  6. Found his email, missed it yesterday, and...

    Found his email, missed it yesterday, and replied. Take him under a minute and you'll have cooling speed for constant fan.
  7. Sounds like the Unico installation was far from...

    Sounds like the Unico installation was far from the instructions. There's a minimum number of runs per ton. There's sound attenuating 2" duct to help quiet it down. Your contractor must not be versed...
  8. It involves wiring, not the setup menu.

    It involves wiring, not the setup menu.
  9. I have a solution. My email is in my profile....

    I have a solution. My email is in my profile. Have your installer email me from his company email and I'll let him know one way of handling it.

    The new FER regulations on electric use by the...
  10. Carrier does that. Drops R when the limit opens....

    Carrier does that. Drops R when the limit opens. Why is the limit opening? Oversized furnace comes to mind.
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    I'm guessing there is zoning and the panel is...

    I'm guessing there is zoning and the panel is what is shutting off the HP. I agree with you, lack of airflow. Wonder why the return was so high? HP could shut down on high pressure though only an...
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    Gotta look at the National Fuel Gas Code tables...

    Gotta look at the National Fuel Gas Code tables to know if single wall or double wall is required to the furnace. Definitely in a cold space but in a basement, depends on BTUs, flue size & height.
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    Doesn't sound right. I don't recall how many...

    Doesn't sound right. I don't recall how many posts you need before you can put pictures up. You can put them on Flickr or other picture page and link to them.
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    The refrigerant scam was mfrs getting greedy....

    The refrigerant scam was mfrs getting greedy. They saw a way to gouge us but it backfired. Price of 22 went through the roof, all these "alternatives" came along and 22 sales tanked. Now, 22 seems to...
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    The manual says there is an outdoor thermistor so...

    The manual says there is an outdoor thermistor so the system knows whether to run the compressor as 1st stage or go straight to electric. Again, usually its around 30° when the comp is locked out.
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    Venstar made for Totaline for a long time. As I...

    Venstar made for Totaline for a long time. As I understand, they had a contract that they couldn't sell under their own name for so long and it expired so they started marketing under their name too.
  17. They can advertise in big letters, 10 year parts...

    They can advertise in big letters, 10 year parts warranty, and put with registration in the fine print. We've found that rarely are units registered so the makers are really making out like bandits....
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    There are some that don't. Venstar, who makes for...

    There are some that don't. Venstar, who makes for Totaline (Bryant/Carrier) use triacs that are silent.

    https://venstar.com/
  19. If you have enough wires from Ecobee to furnace...

    If you have enough wires from Ecobee to furnace to A/C so that the Ecobee handles staging between 1 and 2 on both furnace & A/C, stay with it. The furnace has a timer to stage but that reduces winter...
  20. Vision Pro or Prestige IAQ. The Vision Pro needs...

    Vision Pro or Prestige IAQ. The Vision Pro needs no wires from it to the equipment module at the furnace, the Prestige needs 2. You would need 3 or 4 wires to outside, not sure what Lennox takes....
  21. With temps in the 60s, there is little need for...

    With temps in the 60s, there is little need for cooling but great need for dehumidification. A ventilating whole house dehum makes sense. It will keep the humidity down and bring a little fresh air...
  22. Looks like a 2.5 ton air handler. Usually those...

    Looks like a 2.5 ton air handler. Usually those combis have some BTUs behind them. Probably is water temp issue.
  23. It's not a secret, works with about any variable...

    It's not a secret, works with about any variable speed system. Ours at the office has been that way since installation in 2003. Any sharp installer should know how to do it. Have him call his tech...
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    Might be a bit colder. Usually around freezing...

    Might be a bit colder. Usually around freezing since they don't have a defrost control. Most of those suckers turn on the electric if the temp is a couple degrees below setpoint. So if you leave it...
  25. Bottom of the line Carrier, timed defrost....

    Bottom of the line Carrier, timed defrost. Usually they set the timer to every 90 minutes if the coil has been below freezing the whole time. 5-6 times a night does seem excessive for this weather....
  26. The Merit line is usually made in Mexico, the...

    The Merit line is usually made in Mexico, the Elite line puts Americans to work. With the Ecobee, the communicating feature of the Elite will not be of interest. Elite may be quieter due to blower...
  27. What size furnace? How many and what size flex...

    What size furnace? How many and what size flex ducts for supply & return. Ruud furnaces if they hit the overheat limit will shut down and instantly start the firing process again. May do that for a...
  28. The problem is the FER ratings. Now, furnace...

    The problem is the FER ratings. Now, furnace makers have to meet stringent electrical usage requirements in their furnaces and one way is have a very low constant fan speed. Some Trane models do OK...
  29. A minor change to the low voltage wiring is about...

    A minor change to the low voltage wiring is about all I can say. Have them ask their tech rep. Although I knew it already, ours reminded us how to increase constant fan to the cool speed last meeting.
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    I had a customer who used the downstairs furnace...

    I had a customer who used the downstairs furnace for both floors til it got cold enough to need both and used the upstairs A/C for both floors until it got hot enough to need both. See what is...
  31. There is a way that a sharp tech could do it. But...

    There is a way that a sharp tech could do it. But I can't tell you. Ask your installer.
  32. Thread: Fun

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    I'm happy with any job that gets rid of 1"...

    I'm happy with any job that gets rid of 1" filters. But these are works of art!
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    York & Goodman were the first to offer a Carrier...

    York & Goodman were the first to offer a Carrier clone. That's all Goodman made, York kept their own footprint so replacing a York was easy. Now about everyone offers one. Usually a cheap model it...
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    We don't have such a policy. All the guys have...

    We don't have such a policy. All the guys have company phones, low end, enough to call customers and receive their calls via email. Some call in on their company phone, some on their personal phone....
  35. Rheem is the one who hit us the hardest. Their N...

    Rheem is the one who hit us the hardest. Their N coils especially when production changed to Mexico, leaked like crazy. We also use a lot of ADP coils, they come out of the same factory as Lennox. We...
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    G8? Duracrack heat exchanger may be living up to...

    G8? Duracrack heat exchanger may be living up to its nickname!
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    TG9 wouldn't have a coil built into it. Maybe the...

    TG9 wouldn't have a coil built into it. Maybe the installers put a coil above or below the furnace when they installed it. Then it would be ready to go for a York/Coleman family outdoor unit. If they...
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    He said they were on furnaces. The 29° TD...

    He said they were on furnaces. The 29° TD obviously has a huge airflow issue.
  39. If it were a Nordyne, it would be the board. The...

    If it were a Nordyne, it would be the board. The solder joints behind the molex plug break. I even had one come in new with 6 joints very clearly broken. Now if Goodman gets their boards from the...
  40. Cost of juice per kwh. Cost of a gallon of...

    Cost of juice per kwh. Cost of a gallon of propane. Efficiency of HP. Efficiency of gas furnace.
  41. Start the countdown. Dan will be along and advise...

    Start the countdown. Dan will be along and advise you.
  42. Most builders have their own subs and you don't...

    Most builders have their own subs and you don't get a choice. Be your own GC and hire all your subs. My cousin & wife have a wonderful house in suburban Detroit that they designed with an archetict...
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    Yes, very possible. Forgot about that .

    Yes, very possible. Forgot about that .
  44. Easy boys, he could be like many we get on here...

    Easy boys, he could be like many we get on here just questioning the advice from his heating guy to make sure he's getting the best bang for the buck.
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    Wait is the time delay. It won't allow the HP to...

    Wait is the time delay. It won't allow the HP to start for typically 5 minutes after shutting down.
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    Look at all the numbers. See if the units turn...

    Look at all the numbers. See if the units turn off at a certain outdoor temp. Rheem's RP17 3 stage inverter unit has lower BTU output at 47 and 17 ratings points than the standard RP14. A bit more...
  47. Zone panels won't allow both functions at the...

    Zone panels won't allow both functions at the same time. They'll satisfy the first call then switch to the 2nd call.
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    How's the burner noise on the S8? Had a class...

    How's the burner noise on the S8? Had a class last night and the tech rep, who never sugarcoats anything, said they are LOUD! Don't put inside the living area like many are around here.
  49. The Carrier is the low end, if that's what you...

    The Carrier is the low end, if that's what you want. Otherwise you get more comfort from the Goodman and gas savings with the Lennox.
  50. Nothing wrong with Rheem, like anything, must be...

    Nothing wrong with Rheem, like anything, must be sized & installed right. Which isn't common. We've been a Rheem dealer over 30 years. They've had trouble like everyone else but I wouldn't have a...
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