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Old 10-12-2008, 10:31 PM   #16
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>>she did say the coil wasn't being used...duuhh..I am thinking heat pump.

I didn't think of it till she said it slide out easy.

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:36 PM   #17
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A quick question.

Since you don't have A/C. Meaning there are no external lines hooked to the coil.
Why not just remove the coil. Store it in a safe place.

With the coil removed. Your blower motor won't work as hard to move the air.
Good point. Then the house will heat up faster.

The key word here is store in a VERY SAFE place.
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This reminded me of some thing else that we over look.

How many times have you lost schrader caps?

Here's the solution: Screw them on to your hose holder on your manifold set.
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Good point. Then the house will heat up faster.

The key word here is store in a VERY SAFE place.
Being a VS blower, it may or may not heat up faster. Depends how restrictive her duct system is.
But, it will lower the electric the blower uses.
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This reminded me of some thing else that we over look.

How many times have you lost schrader caps?

Here's the solution: Screw them on to your hose holder on your manifold set.
I do that 50% of the time.
The other 50% of the time, I lose the caps.
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Is the 'V' shaped thing with the fins on it the AC coil? And removing this would help the blower to not work as hard and lower my electric bill? I would feel more comfortable hiring a professional to do that for me, as I'm not familiar with the insides of furnaces, and to be honest, it scared me half to death to do this today ! Because the furnace does sound so much better, would it be okay to just leave it as it is?
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I do that 50% of the time.
The other 50% of the time, I lose the caps.
I thought was my original idea.
Is there any thing you don't know?
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Is the 'V' shaped thing with the fins on it the AC coil? And removing this would help the blower to not work as hard and lower my electric bill? I would feel more comfortable hiring a professional to do that for me, as I'm not familiar with the insides of furnaces, and to be honest, it scared me half to death to do this today ! Because the furnace does sound so much better, would it be okay to just leave it as it is?
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I thought was my original idea.
Is there any thing you don't know?
That was taught to me by an old timer, that was old when I worked with him many many years ago.

I think that now makes him an old old timer.

Unfortunately, there is way too much that I don't know, and I don't have the time to learn all of it.

Every time you learn one thing. They add 2 new things you don't know about.
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Is the 'V' shaped thing with the fins on it the AC coil? And removing this would help the blower to not work as hard and lower my electric bill? I would feel more comfortable hiring a professional to do that for me, as I'm not familiar with the insides of furnaces, and to be honest, it scared me half to death to do this today ! Because the furnace does sound so much better, would it be okay to just leave it as it is?
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Its fine to leave the coil in.
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Is the 'V' shaped thing with the fins on it the AC coil? And removing this would help the blower to not work as hard and lower my electric bill? I would feel more comfortable hiring a professional to do that for me, as I'm not familiar with the insides of furnaces, and to be honest, it scared me half to death to do this today !
Yes, that is the A/C coil. The suggestion to remove was an an efficiency improvement. You system should operate just fine with it left in.

Next time you have someone come in to give your system a periodic checkup (and you should, I consider myself pretty knowledgeable, but I just like someone else seeing if I overlooked something), ask them to yank the coil and prep it for storage. Put it somewhere it won't rust, get dusty or get banged up.
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Yes, that is the A/C coil. The suggestion to remove was an an efficiency improvement. You system should operate just fine with it left in.

Next time you have someone come in to give your system a periodic checkup (and you should, I consider myself pretty knowledgeable, but I just like someone else seeing if I overlooked something), ask them to yank the coil and prep it for storage. Put it somewhere it won't rust, get dusty or get banged up.
That sounds like a good idea to me, too. I'm for anything that will save $$, especially during times like these! Thanks again, everyone-you all are great!
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