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Old 06-25-2003, 08:16 AM
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Ok really stupid question here. Which one is the furnace filter. I've been changing the one's in the house every month. Is there another that I'm supposed to be checking?
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Old 06-25-2003, 10:45 AM
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Do you have a heat pump/air cond. setup? If so my unit has 1 huge filter, (HEPA, pollen...whatever) Filter costs about 45 dollars evey six months. Keeps the dust down in the house also.
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Old 06-25-2003, 11:28 AM
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I had this conversation with an energy rep from Florida Power a few years back, and he agreed with me that your A/C has to work alot harder to cool your house back down instead of just maintaining a current temp. Anytime you are working your A./C hard you are using more power costing you more money and maintenance for your unit. I would just kick the t-stat up 5 or 10 degrees when you are not home. Wardey
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Old 06-25-2003, 04:07 PM
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I've got the Trane two stage blowers. My fan stays on constantly, circulating the air and the compressors only come on every once in a while as the temp rises during the day. My t-stats are programmed to let the temp rise through the day and cool back down by evening (during the week) and I keep it nice and cool on the weekends. BTW, running the fan constantly is like running a 100 watt light bulb. This does not burn much energy. My Electric bills are much less since switching the units this year.
 
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