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New Vizio quantum models are out - notsince98
Hadn't seen it mentioned do thought I would share. I think the high end quantum x gets up to around $3500. Last year's basic p series quantum is under $1200 now....
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re: A/C Ducting Design - Jumper Ducts for Hot Bedrooms with a Hallway Return - notsince98
It is the same regardless of a separate air handler. Positive pressure whether from choked supply or lack of returns give the same results. If you don't have less restrictive path somewhere your blower will produce less cfms and deliver less cooling unless you have an ECM blower. ...
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re: Hot water heater timer. - notsince98
From an energy standpoint, yes you will possibly save but the temp won't be falling enough to save you much with only 4 hour off times. When not in use it is very possible your water heater cycles off for 4 hours or longer intervals anyway. If that is the case, you won't save anything....
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re: A/C Ducting Design - Jumper Ducts for Hot Bedrooms with a Hallway Return - notsince98
[quote]Otherwise I don't see how moving air from the bedrooms around or grabbing air from the bedrooms helps. [/quote] You have to think of supply and return. Anywhere there isn't enough return, the static pressure for that supply is higher than elsewhere so the flow goes elsewhere down the easi...
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re: Question for the ot a/c man regarding house temperature - notsince98
[quote]Or the house needs better insulation, or he needs a bigger unit. a lot of variables here. [/quote] Definitely does not need a larger unit. Almost everyone has oversized units. When it is hot, a properly sized unit will be running 95-100% of the time. Units that are oversized start and...
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re: A/C Ducting Design - Jumper Ducts for Hot Bedrooms with a Hallway Return - notsince98
An alternate to jumper ducts is having a 2" opening at the bottom of the door between it and the floor. I think you can also get doors with grills....
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re: surrendering a vehicle versus repossession - notsince98
I agree with the others. Truck is a luxury and not a necessity. Sell it for cash. Keep the car. Pay off the car note with the truck cash. Save up until ready to buy another truck....
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re: Question for the ot a/c man regarding house temperature - notsince98
[quote]ive always slept at 72 but thinking of dropping it down to 70. curious how much more $$ per month eeach degree would be? its a two story house and this is the upstairs unit. Would it be like $100+ more per month or $20?[/quote] Probably the $10-$20 range....
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re: Question for the ot a/c man regarding house temperature - notsince98
[quote]once you get a price for that I bet you'll reconsider. An extra 10k goes a long way in paying for electricity. Also, if building a new home, build it to be efficient and conditioning will almost be a non-issue.[/quote] A common practice these days for new construction is to do the geotherm...
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re: Question for the ot a/c man regarding house temperature - notsince98
[quote]What puts more stress on an ac unit: [/quote] Running doesn't stress the AC unit. Starting and stopping is what stresses the unit. Nothing wrong with what you are doing....
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re: A/C Ducting Design - Jumper Ducts for Hot Bedrooms with a Hallway Return - notsince98
If your air handler is in the attic, lucky you. Go for it. You can't have too much return....
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re: A/C Experts Questions - notsince98
[quote]My questions are: What exactly defines a good install vs a bad install? Are there specific things besides the new unit that need replacing during the install? How can one ensure the unit is properly and professionally installed and done correctly?[/quote] A few things: 1) following the ma...
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re: Not sure if this is where I go but still - notsince98
[quote]I've thought about going to Vanguard and managing everything myself. [/quote] also look at robo diversified management like Schwab intelligent portfolios. No fees for the service....
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re: Q: p4440: DECLAS incoming...- Unraveling ToE Thread - notsince98
[quote]Hate to say this but the white hats needs to release something that is very damaging[/quote] Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes....
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re: Q: p4440: DECLAS incoming...- Unraveling ToE Thread - notsince98
[quote]Instead of “aliens”, think redefining the history of humanity and reality as we perceive it That is the territory we are headed into...[/quote] :)...
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re: After reading TV/Internet threads...I think I need more help than I thought...Arghhhh - notsince98
I have internet with DirecTV and ATT only charges me $41/month. DirecTV tends to be noticeably cheaper than their uverse offering and the HD quality is much better on DirecTV....
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re: Help me choose A/C system? - notsince98
[quote]I disagree. A attic with spray foam on roofline is 30 to 40 degrees cooler[/quote] Paying to cool an unfinished attic is a loser no matter which way you slice it. Studies to this point make it clear how to save energy and money. ...
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re: A/C repair - notsince98
Lennox parts warranty is 10 years typically. You should be able to find a Lennox authorized shop through their site to get quotes. You should only be paying labor. You won't be able to buy actual Lennox parts online as they only sell to licensed installers who have passed their training classes....
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re: Help me choose A/C system? - notsince98
[quote]blown in. I did not build it, it was a builder spec.. I would have used spray foam, as this is my last house[/quote] Spray foam in the attic really doesn't get you much. The only applications I have found where spray foam makes the most sense is rim joists, basement walls, crawl spaces,...
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re: A/C unit - notsince98
When in cooling mode you should expect the outside unit to run for 10-15 seconds maybe longer before indoor blower starts. This allows the interior coil to cool faster and remove humidity better....
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