Ahh. Now I see what the problem is. Some fool who thinks this forum
belongs to him got his panties in a wad because a lay person (that
would be me) posted a lay question (that would be mine) on this site.
Let me explain. I am the original poster. I know nothing about A/c
except that mine was not blowing to my expectation. I came online
like I normally do and read a bit before I posted. Then I looked at
the newsgroup that have discussions about a/c. Then I posted on such
newsgroup asking some non technical questions but after some research.
(I can only imagine what the reaction would have been if I had not
done a bit of research before I asked my question).
I apologize for not being an expert and hurting anyone's feeling for
posting on "their" newsgroup. My intent was just to get some answers.
wrote in message
Did the guy down the street pay for an upgraded unit? Even an 12 seer is
no bargain in today's market. There are units getting close to 20 out there
As for the upstairs unit running all of the time. Yeah that is what is going
to happen when heat rises. In the winter the bottom will run longer. One of
the biggest reasons for me not to own an 2 story home. Unless you can shut
off the stair well your always going to have heat rising.
I worked on an 2 story home in Arizona once had a 5 ton down and 3 ton up.
The 3 ton never shut off during the summer months. The owner finally tired
of the $800 a month electric bills remodeled the 6 month old home with doors
at the top of the stairs so that the upstairs unit would cycle during the
summer. The upstairs unit quit working on the third year.
If you planning on staying in the home check the insulation in the attic. At
the beginning of the summer I added R-19 to my attic, (home built in 1999)
I am new to the home, previous owner had bills of $250 a month. My high so
far is $154
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com ).
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.