"It looks better on paper than in real life applications. Both Amana and Lennox came out with dual heat applicationa that would heat the home and hot water. Eff ratings on the heating side were about 92-97% and the water heaters were in…"
"Super heat readings without knowing airflow only gives you 1/2 the equation. Dirty filters/ low airflow/refrigerant overcharge/low temp in building or low outdoor temp will all affect the superheat of the system. If the superheat is out…"
"For propane, you can look at the burner orfice size. there are charts that give the btu rating for the orfice size. then multiply by the numbers of burners. will give approx output. LP orfices are usually slightly smaller btu than…"
"There are a number of options - one manufacturer 9LG ductless) makes a square wall unit that can have a picture/art in the front. There are also heads that can be installed in a ceiling ( if you have enough space) so all you see is…"
"I just go through the filter. if it is not metal or electronic. Leave the filter in place and poke a hole with your probe in a corner. If you want to know the pressure drop across the filter place the probe just under the filter…"
"You need more information before you suggest what the appropriate answer to the customers problem would be. Do loads on the house and each floor. Loads tell you equipment sizing which tells you air flow requirements. Now you have…"
"GE and other heat pump water heaters will dehumidify the area they are located in and use the heat gathered to heat the water.
Bob, is right Trane VS systems have the capability to vary fan speed to the humidity and work very well in my…"
"MIni splits work fine as spot cooling/heating and inverter tech is great but has a long way to go to meet loads in Kansas.
Even the manufacturers say their product in not designed to handle whole house loads or conditions. (Meeting last…"
"I agree with what you say. Properly charged units perform better and last longer while using the minimum amount of electricity they can. I will give you a reason why SEER came in. It had little to with improving efficiency by looking at…"
"Do the loads first, have some one do a room by room load, that will give you the total load but will also give you airflow to each room needed for comfort. A 1400 sq ft house, airflow to far rooms will be a larger problem than the amount…"
Feb 23, 2012
Steven Lewis just added their location. (via No Title)
"I already do that and a lot of customers see it up front and others have to experience the dark side of hvac lol. . to be honest, we all make value judgements on what we can afford and if given knowledge and choices up front…"
"Trust is the big issue - people buy the low bid because they dont trust the better system is worth the money -after all if I am going to get screwed I want lose $5 rather than $10. They (not all) do call us when it doesn't…"
"I am a HVAC Dealer in a small town and I do load calcs and have for 15 to 16 years. I believe it has value but the lowest bidder will get the job in a large percentage of the bids. My calc have been used by the homeowner to check if…"
"I participate in a similar program in Kansas as a HVAC Dealer. The biggest concern from the homeowner I hear is that if they move they have to pay it off in full or have the next homeowner assume the note (like that will happen lol) So…"