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02-23-10, 04:30 PM
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Posted By badtlc

They are the same company but different products....

They are the same company but different products. That is a huge difference. The goodman products are not near the quality the amana products are.
02-23-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By badtlc

Amana is top end equipment. Some of the goodman...

Amana is top end equipment. Some of the goodman products are nice and some of them are cheap. The high end Amana stuff would be the ASZ lineup. The ASZ16 and ASZ18 both come in communicating...
02-10-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,795
Posted By badtlc

Holy crap. This is gold. Thanks.

Holy crap. This is gold. Thanks.
02-10-10, 05:29 AM
02-09-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By badtlc

Well, the nameplate inside the cover says 55C. ...

Well, the nameplate inside the cover says 55C. The specbook says 25-55. The sticker inside lists the temp rise at each CFM setting (12 different settings) and the lowest CFM/highest temp rise is...
02-09-10, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By badtlc

Temp rise and CFM setting....

The question applies to an Amana AMV8 80% NG furnace. I think the nameplate rating says 55C for the temp rise.

The lowest CFM setting has a temp rise of 55C. Is this a safe setting or is it...
02-02-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,802
Posted By badtlc

When to change defrost timer?

When and where is it considered (geographically/climate) OK to set a heat pump defrost cycle check timer to 60 or 90 minutes instead of 30min?
02-02-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By badtlc

Anyone think this could be a reversing valve...

Anyone think this could be a reversing valve issue where it doesn't full close to heat after coming out of defrost? I think I read something about a service bulletin from Goodman and reversing valve...
02-01-10, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By badtlc

The expert is the one who checked all the...

The expert is the one who checked all the pressures and said they couldn't figure out what was wrong. The backup heat is 80% NG and works fine but is more expensive to operate and the system isn't...
01-28-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By badtlc

Heat pump magically loses capacity?

Just looking for some thoughts from anyone out there. Up to a month ago, my heat pump would sustain my house down to around 18 degrees F. Lately, it can't even keep up at 25degrees. All the...
01-12-10, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By badtlc

It wont work and you are just adding inefficiency...

It wont work and you are just adding inefficiency (cost) to the system. The heat tape produces heat the same way your auxiliary heat strips do with resistance, which is 100% efficient but far less...
01-12-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 34,195
Posted By badtlc

also, if you have return grills in the rooms,...

also, if you have return grills in the rooms, they will be sucking in cold air from those rooms bring the efficiency of the entire system down.

When you close registers you also end up raising...
01-06-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,856
Posted By badtlc

If your CPH was set properly, it is practically...

If your CPH was set properly, it is practically impossible for your unit to start that many times within one hour. The temperature swing method is a dated and poor control method. The Honeywell is...
12-28-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By badtlc

The water heater is gas. I can't figure out why...

The water heater is gas. I can't figure out why i get lower temperature hot water when the humidifier runs. It seems really odd given the humidifier doesn't consume that much water flow.
12-26-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By badtlc

There is nothing wrong with the water heater. On...

There is nothing wrong with the water heater. On nights when the humidifier doesn't run, there is enough hot water in the morning for 4+ showers.

I guess there could be water heater issue. It...
12-23-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By badtlc

Healthy Climate Powered Humidifier...

My problem is I have this humidifier hooked up to the hot line coming off the water heater. It is a small copper pipe to the humidifier (1/4"?).

Anyway, when the humidifier runs in the colder...
12-23-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,225
Posted By badtlc

New stat: L-pink G-Green O-Orange ...

New stat:

L-pink
G-Green
O-Orange
Y1-yellow
RC-Red
W2-white
C-Black
B-Blue
12-23-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By badtlc

Yup, the only thing close would be "common...

Yup, the only thing close would be "common practice." I guess since it isn't a safety issue, there hasn't been a need to write a code for it.
12-21-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By badtlc

There are no color codes.

There are no color codes.
12-21-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 32,060
Posted By badtlc

studies have shown closing registers can usually...

studies have shown closing registers can usually end up decreasing efficiencies. Considering the smoke-stack effect of heating season, you are probably correct in your thoughts. Open up all the...
12-18-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,614
Posted By badtlc

yeah, it isn't a t-stat issue at all. Sounds...

yeah, it isn't a t-stat issue at all. Sounds like the t-stat is operating fine. The t-stat shouldn't turn the heat off until the temp gets above the setpoint. If continuously running the HP...
12-18-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By badtlc

Can you provide a wiring diagram? You'll need to...

Can you provide a wiring diagram? You'll need to check the wire terminations at the t-stat, air handler, and the outdoor heat pump. Try and provide the color of wire and terminal designation. ...
12-17-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,546
Posted By badtlc

If you have a heat pump with electric strips, you...

If you have a heat pump with electric strips, you never want to turn the heat pump off unless you want your electric bill to give you a heart attack.
12-17-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By badtlc

If you turn off the heat pump and go straight...

If you turn off the heat pump and go straight electric furnace, your electric bill is going to get much worse.
12-11-09, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By badtlc

It isn't expensive with a variable speed blower. ...

It isn't expensive with a variable speed blower. If you do constant on with a standard PSC blower, it could get pretty pricey. Maybe $10-15/year with a variable speed. I don't know how much a...
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