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Old 10-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #16
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Probably incorrect charge. Slightly low will cause the air to be cooler then it should be. Also, air flow may be set too high. Its a good heat pump. York/Luxaire/Coleman/UPG.

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Old 10-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #17
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can I ask how many runs that size home and system should have? and what should I typically pay for a recharge of the system? just so i dont get hood winked locally. Is it normal for the thing to run almost non stop.....if its in the lower 50;s or upper 40s it runs normal...but soon as we drop lower...it runs and runs.....maybe the charge will help this too
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:05 PM   #18
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Its more how much air the runs put out in total, then the number of runs. I have some 2 ton package units with only 2 supplies. Each supply outs out 425 CFM. Your 2 ton should be moving 800CFM.

Prices vary by the company, and by the area, so no one set price for a recharge/top off.
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when u say 2 supplies.....please elaborate........when u say this it make me think the number of lines running from the outdoor unit too the air handler?.......I believe I only have one larger line running up the side of the house into the attic.......but maybe this isnt what Your talkin about

okay i just re read ur post....i get it....u meant heat vents.....must be a small house if it only has two supplies?

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when u say 2 supplies.....please elaborate........when u say this it make me think the number of lines running from the outdoor unit too the air handler?.......I believe I only have one larger line running up the side of the house into the attic.......but maybe this isnt what Your talkin about

okay i just re read ur post....i get it....u meant heat vents.....must be a small house if it only has two supplies?
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:54 PM   #21
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could u please give me a ballpark for the service though...just a range...so i dont get smacked....I have no idea...is this a 100 dollar service? 200 300 ect......thank you!
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:00 PM   #22
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Can't give you a price for your area. I get 125 bucks to come out and tell someone whats wrong with their unit. Thats no repair yet. I'm flat rate, so my prices may be higher then what your many in your area charge.
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okay thanks....just wondering what a service call with a freon check and or recharge approx runs.....thanks for the help.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:22 PM   #24
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Varies from $$ to $$$.
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Is the air flow controlled by the air handler im assuming?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:57 PM   #26
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By air handle, and how well the duct was sized.
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somehting I noticed on our system...when the its de-icing its self.....the fan continues to run and blow cold air....It would make more sense to me..that when its in that mode the fan would automatically shut down until its defrosted......make sense? or is this normal.
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The indoor fan should stay running and aux heat should come on to temper the air. The outdoor fan should shut off.
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okay...see we do not have the heat strips...so its probably working fine.....yes the outdoor unit does shut off..while its de iceing.....but the airhandler fan continues to blow.......and with out a secondary heat source of course its goin to blow colder air while the system is down....do u know of any way to change that as to we dont have the heat strips? so the air h fan does stop? We run a pellots stove in teh colder month...end of nov through beginnnin of march.....its sit below our air intake of the heat pump system in our living room.....while the heat radiates off the stove below the air intake duct....we then sometime keep the systems fan running...so it distributes some of the warmer air through out the home, its a crude system but it being a stacked cape cod thats relatively small...its works decent. That was the installers idea by the way..lol
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The blower can be shut off during defrost by adding a relay. weather or not it will harm the heat pump is up in the air. Along with it could cause much longer defrost cycles.

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