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Manual J?

Do I want a manual J performed? How do I go about requesting this? I think I attempted to do this last year and most HVAC contractors looked at me funny and started giving me quotes for new systems,...
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changing oval duct to round?

Here's the jist of my issue. We have forced air system - 2 story house, Vinyl siding in the greater Philadelphia region. Heater is brand new (2018) AC is older (2012). our upstairs is cold in the...
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So keeping the fan on? Does that put extra strain...

So keeping the fan on? Does that put extra strain on the system day in day out? Guess not if you keep it on 24/7...what about electricity costs?

i will say with the fan on the temps seem better...
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Thanks for the replies. I guess for the most...

Thanks for the replies. I guess for the most comfort, it will make sense to get a 2nd unit. I wasn't trying to get exact temperature as the downstairs but aim to get it in 1-3 degrees. My theory of...
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So to back up, since I left a lot of details out....

So to back up, since I left a lot of details out.


Our air handler and heater is located in the basement with ducts going up to the 1st and 2nd floors. The 2nd floor has only one air return in...
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Want to install cold air returns, but will it fix the problem??? The pros say no

Our house is 30 years old with a brand new heater and 5-year-old air conditioner, I have posted here about airflow before . Rooms in our upstairs are hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The...
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Thank you. Is that the same thing as ductless...

Thank you. Is that the same thing as ductless heating? where a unit is installed on the wall in each room?
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Thanks for the replies, I tried doing what...

Thanks for the replies, I tried doing what @steamboy suggested closing registers, but rooms were very cold within 24 hours. Lacking cold air returns is probably contributing to the problem.

So I...
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Thanks for your reply... Airflow to...

Thanks for your reply...



Airflow to the bathroom is pretty strong but I could look into the booster fan, I think a couple people have mentioned this.
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For some reason, every HVAC technician I have...

For some reason, every HVAC technician I have contacted insists I just turn the heat up. The problem isn't the temperature but the amount of air coming out of the vents. Nobody willing to peel back...
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Thanks, all it sounds like the consensus is to...

Thanks, all it sounds like the consensus is to get a qualified contractor in to see if they can balance the system. I appreciate all the feedback
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Thanks for the reply, part of the problem is...

Thanks for the reply, part of the problem is finding someone who would be willing to discuss reconfiguration of the ducts. Instead I have been getting responses from HVAC companies like this one:

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I'm not afraid to rip out the drywall, but if I...

I'm not afraid to rip out the drywall, but if I can try some other technique first, I rather do that. I have a called a couple HVAC companies, it seems that most people want me to try running the fan...
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How to increase air flow and comfort to cold rooms?

My family and I just moved into a 30-year-old house. The previous homeowner replaced the forced air system about 6 years ago. My 2 daughters have each their own room with a bathroom in between. Their...
08-12-14, 08:47 AM
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The doors I have are Prehung French door in the...

The doors I have are Prehung French door in the dimensions Common: 80-in x 36-in; Actual: 81.5-in x 37.75-in. My space is 46"
08-11-14, 02:18 PM
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Converting closet door from sliding track to French Door

I started down a road that I instantly regretted when I started demolition on my interior coat closet. I acknowledge that I'm in over my head when it comes to framing, I should have researched a bit...
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