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    Quote Originally Posted by thisismyname123 View Post
    Well no one I've talked to does it.

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    Have you checked the contractor locator map to see if one of us is in your area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    Wow, just gotta say... wow....

    I’ve never heard of an HVAC company that couldn’t perform theses tested. Are you sure you hired a real HVAC company? Static pressure is one of the most basic tests you learn as a noob, in order to try to understand how ducting affects airflow. Did you ask them if they could walk and chew gum at the same time?
    As for running the fan 24/7, my opinion is it’s ok in heating mode but not a good idea in cooling. Unlike a mini-split that continues to dehumidify a standard split system will evaporate the water left on the coil back into the air. This makes the system work harder to remove humidity. I’ve tested it in my own home several times, and watched the data. The average RH increased over 4%-6% with the fan on continuous. Turned it back on auto and the RH went back down to my normal 49%-51%.
    I know. It makes me think he is in my area.
    I know that plenty of the competition here don't do any of those things.

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    North of Detroit....no one on the map within about 75 miles of me

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisismyname123 View Post
    North of Detroit....no one on the map within about 75 miles of me

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    Thats too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisismyname123 View Post
    Well no one I've talked to does it.

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    That does not make it right.

    Equipment manufacturer's specify various things, maximum external static pressure is one of them. All those you have talked to evidently can't or won't follow the installation instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    That does not make it right.

    Equipment manufacturer's specify various things, maximum external static pressure is one of them. All those you have talked to evidently can't or won't follow the installation instructions.
    Apt grade technicians.

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    Well whatever. Not a whole lot I can do about it.

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    Fly me in, I have some friends in Kalamazoo I would like to see. I will bring my tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    Fly me in, I have some friends in Kalamazoo I would like to see. I will bring my tools.
    Fly cargo good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisismyname123 View Post
    Fly cargo good?

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    First class only. I will need to drink to deal with your system.

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    So how much is your electric rate?

    720 hours in 30 days. 720 times 400 watts equals 288 KWHs. 60 bucks divided by 288 KWHs equals $0.2083 per KWH delivered/used.

    Sounds like you have an expensive electric rate also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    So how much is your electric rate?

    720 hours in 30 days. 720 times 400 watts equals 288 KWHs.
    60 bucks divided by 288 KWHs equals $0.2083 per KWH delivered/used.

    Sounds like you have an expensive electric rate also.
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    Now add in all the other charges.

    My rate is just over 7 cents per KWH. But after all the other charges it’s more like 15 cents per KWH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    So how much is your electric rate?

    720 hours in 30 days. 720 times 400 watts equals 288 KWHs. 60 bucks divided by 288 KWHs equals $0.2083 per KWH delivered/used.

    Sounds like you have an expensive electric rate also.
    With all the fees and charges and other BS it comes to like .194 per kwh

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisismyname123 View Post
    With all the fees and charges and other BS it comes to like .194 per kwh

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    Thats why the bill is so high.

    What you might be able to do. If your thermostat has a circ setting in the fan control. Set it to circ. If the blower hasn't ran for 36 minutes, it will run it for ten minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Thats why the bill is so high.

    What you might be able to do. If your thermostat has a circ setting in the fan control. Set it to circ. If the blower hasn't ran for 36 minutes, it will run it for ten minutes.
    Rate has always been high though. It's my usage that has gone way up.

    I used to use about 24 kwh per day. Been using 50 kWh per day for a while now. Not all of that is related to the hvac but a lot is.

    I have an ecobee, it can do all kinds of stuff with the fan, but I'm just gonna leave it to auto for now. So it'll only run when there's a call for heat

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