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Forum: Other topics 08-19-2019, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Amethyst
Thank you for letting me know the units do not...

Thank you for letting me know the units do not have to be ugly. I'm sure there's a beauty premium, though.

The 2 contractors I've interviewed, pushed Haier pretty hard. Something felt odd about...
Forum: Other topics 08-18-2019, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Amethyst
Definitely will bring it up, and if they claim...

Definitely will bring it up, and if they claim "no problem," ask for it in writing.

Now, would there be any issues using the mini-split with the ducts left open?
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Amethyst
We are in southeastern Florida, where it can get...

We are in southeastern Florida, where it can get aaaall the way down into the 50's in midwinter. I don't think we need to worry overmuch about heating.
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Amethyst
I wonder - would some photos of the Frog and the...

I wonder - would some photos of the Frog and the entrance to it be helpful?
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Amethyst
Oh, my. That heat load calculator asks for a lot...

Oh, my. That heat load calculator asks for a lot of info that we can't lay our hands on. Especially insulation - except for the attic, which has about 16-18" of loose insulation, there's no telling...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Amethyst
As always, I so appreciate everyone's thoughtful,...

As always, I so appreciate everyone's thoughtful, helpful comments. Please keep them coming - I will review and digest before talking to any more contractors.

I did find, and talk to, the...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,757
Posted By Amethyst
yes, it does run like crazy when it's hot. The...

yes, it does run like crazy when it's hot. The original owners had this one installed - it's not the original system. The system did pass inspection, but it's hard to know until you really live...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 01:38 AM
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Posted By Amethyst
What does that entail? '

What does that entail?

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Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 01:37 AM
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Posted By Amethyst
It does have a fan, and it is not enough. ...

It does have a fan, and it is not enough.

It does not seem like they are all that busy. They seem eager for business. Do there tend to be AC sales in the winter? We have plenty else going on,...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By Amethyst
Thanks for mentioning that. I will ask the next...

Thanks for mentioning that. I will ask the next contractor about the temperature sensing/speed reduction. They do tend to run right over us as if we know nothing. Mr. A. is uncomfortable talking...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,757
Posted By Amethyst
This is a concrete block construction house. Not...

This is a concrete block construction house. Not sure how good it would be for structural integrity. Think hurricanes....
Forum: Other topics 08-09-2019, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Amethyst
For those who've suggested a window A/C, the FROG...

For those who've suggested a window A/C, the FROG has two skylights and an exit door (to a small deck). There is no window as such.
Forum: Other topics 08-09-2019, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Amethyst
OK...I'll tell them I've been doing some reading...

OK...I'll tell them I've been doing some reading and have a few questions :-)
Forum: Other topics 08-09-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By Amethyst
I think that is what the contractor said, too. ...

I think that is what the contractor said, too. Since we would plan to use the FROG like a "real" part of the house, we would keep it at the same temperature. And dehumidification is definitely a...
Forum: Other topics 08-09-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By Amethyst
#2 insisted that 9000 Btuh was better for the...

#2 insisted that 9000 Btuh was better for the room than 12000 Btuh, because the larger unit would cool the room faster, which would cause more condensation and thus encourage mold! It sounded goofy,...
Forum: Other topics 08-09-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By Amethyst
How to air condition a FROG (finished room over garage)

Our house, like many in the south, is one story with a finished room over the (finished) garage. The FROG has two ducts leading from the central A/C, but no thermostat. It's always 5-10 degrees...
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