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    Any HVAC guys here?

    We bought a house thatís on a slab foundation and had never had HVAC in it. Originally had gas wall heaters and when the house was completely remodeled in 2009 they replaced them with gas fireplaces.

    The fireplaces are great at keeping the house warm. But we are wanting to put HVAC in for A/C in the summer and possible resale down the road.

    Furnace would need to be in the attic as well as all the ducting installed in the attic. Anyone an HVAC guy and want to come bid the job or know someone trustworthy that wonít butcher the job?


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    Good luck. They are all in Cali sucking up the insurance money for the fire rebuilding.
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    Just had Lincoln heating do mine and they were good. Took bids from several, Lincoln was cheapest and ended up doing a great job.

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    I work for Oasis HVAC and Sheetmetal in Fallon. We just did this exact same job at a place out here. We'd be happy to take a look at it. 775-423-5258.
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    Furnace/ducting in the attic sucks. The furnace and all the ducts are always the opposite temp of what you are trying to acheive. Turn on the AC and the cool air now has to go through 110 degree ducts before reaching its destination.

    Since the heating is okay as is, have you considered just adding an evap cooler to the roof or a window? Or a whole house fan? Would certainly be a lot cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManNamedJed View Post
    Furnace/ducting in the attic sucks. The furnace and all the ducts are always the opposite temp of what you are trying to acheive. Turn on the AC and the cool air now has to go through 110 degree ducts before reaching its destination.

    Since the heating is okay as is, have you considered just adding an evap cooler to the roof or a window? Or a whole house fan? Would certainly be a lot cheaper.
    As long as the company uses the correct insulated furnace and duct work everything should work fine. Minimum Insulation value for houses is R8. Make sure they use that and that they install an insulated furnace cabinet as well. It they use Flex duct make sure that it is installed properly and is hung and not rested on the trusses. Flex duct has a maximum sag requirement (no more than 1/2" of sag per foot of length) as well. Don't let them just run it however they want, with sags and extra loops and crap. The duct should be hung from the trusses and pulled tight to avoid sagging and unnecessary duct lengths. Get them to install the higher rated units(you want a 90% or higher rating) as well. These units have pvc flue pipes. The up front cost may be more but your heating and cooling bill will be less in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManNamedJed View Post
    Furnace/ducting in the attic sucks. The furnace and all the ducts are always the opposite temp of what you are trying to acheive. Turn on the AC and the cool air now has to go through 110 degree ducts before reaching its destination.

    Since the heating is okay as is, have you considered just adding an evap cooler to the roof or a window? Or a whole house fan? Would certainly be a lot cheaper.
    We had a hell of time getting this house financed in the first place since the appraiser marked it as having "No heat" even though it has two furnace rated fireplaces (One is 37k btu and the other is 32k btu). I want to make sure that if we ever decide to sell the place down the road we don't have any issues with it. Window mounts are a no go as far as looks go. And a swamp cooler is fine for me, but given my wife's health issues, she just can't handle the humidity it adds.

    I'm fine with the upfront cost because I got this house for sale by owner for great price, and made a lower offer to the guy based on us having to do the HVAC. I just didn't get any good feelings from some of the local guys (Big and small companies) as far as how they would handle it.

    I did however get the name of a guy in Carson from someone here. Paul at Sierra Designs Heating and Air conditioning. He came over, we mapped out the whole system, ducting and electrical and gave me what I consider to be a damn good price for him doing all the work. He was about 1/3 less than the next lowest bidder. Gave us the name and number for 4 recent clients that I spoke to on the phone with and all of them seemed very pleased with his work. And he let me build the decking/new attic access where I wanted it to be and save some cost which I thought was cool. Although, now after building the deck, I realize why he was so happy to hand that off to me. hahaha that was a fun job.

    Should have everything done on Mon/Tues next week. Will report back what I think of his work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisdaledevine View Post
    As long as the company uses the correct insulated furnace and duct work everything should work fine. Minimum Insulation value for houses is R8. Make sure they use that and that they install an insulated furnace cabinet as well. It they use Flex duct make sure that it is installed properly and is hung and not rested on the trusses. Flex duct has a maximum sag requirement (no more than 1/2" of sag per foot of length) as well. Don't let them just run it however they want, with sags and extra loops and crap. The duct should be hung from the trusses and pulled tight to avoid sagging and unnecessary duct lengths. Get them to install the higher rated units(you want a 90% or higher rating) as well. These units have pvc flue pipes. The up front cost may be more but your heating and cooling bill will be less in the long run.
    Well then my system certainly isn't right. Are you a HVAC guy? Want to quote 'fixing' my system?

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