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Forum: Other topics 08-19-2019, 09:05 AM
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Posted By samclem
The nomenclature is important. A "split system"...

The nomenclature is important. A "split system" is what most homes in the US have had for decades, and what is already in the home of the OP. A "mini-split" is newer to the US market, it normally...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 06:14 PM
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Posted By samclem
Yes, I agree, if the compressor itself is...

Yes, I agree, if the compressor itself is variable speed. In that case, a large unit would be fine (it would cool the space more quickly when you started using the FROG and the set point was well...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 02:48 PM
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Posted By samclem
This attitude is very typical. They'll just use...

This attitude is very typical. They'll just use a rule of thumb, maybe based on little more than the SF of the floor. Typically, the result is units that are too big for the requirement (additional...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 01:50 PM
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Posted By samclem
That's actually a good thing--you've apparently...

That's actually a good thing--you've apparently got an AC system that is sized right for your home. It probably does a good job of keeping your indoor humidity low, something that oversized AC...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By samclem
Step one is to do a heat load calculation for the...

Step one is to do a heat load calculation for the FROG. If the folks who came out didn't do one (They might call it a "Manual J calculation"), you can do it yourself in just a few minutes. I like...
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