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    Quote Originally Posted by g-m View Post
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    compressor failed on ours late last year. Just replaced it with a newer version of the exact same model (Bryant 187bna036 2 stage). Its really great, cools the entire house 3000sq ft. Its set up through the upstairs furnace only, however through regular convection the whole house is ~20-22C. Set at 21C during the day and 17C at night. A little warm as we normally have the upstairs at 14C during the winter. Generally only runs on the first stage except for about 30-60 minutes at the changeover from 21 to 17C. Supply and install of the new outdoor unit was $5096 from Benner plumbing and heating.

    The old unit was ~15 years old and we had to replace the heat exchanger when we bought the house. So I guess that's about how long the outdoor units last.
    A/C compressors don’t die, something murdered it. The same will happen to the new compressor if no problem was determined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I run a legitimate risk of my wife stabbing me if the temp in the house is above 19C at night
    Adjusted that for my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Adjusted that for my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Menopause is a bitch
    Explains my moodiness
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
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    Is it cheaper getting a unit for a smaller house? Probably looking to get AC next year. 1100sq ft 3 level split (1500sq ft total). Would prefer a quieter one I guess as my neighbors is fairly quiet and would go near theirs.

    Better to book in the spring or do the Costco Lennox booths have decent deals as well?
    Yes, smaller house = smaller AC unit = cheaper.

    The Costco thing is just a Arpi's referral and their priced sucked. W&J was the best deal we could find, they had a spring $500 deal and a $75 prepaid Visa from the manufacturer but I don't know if they're doing that this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darell_n View Post
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    A/C compressors don’t die, something murdered it. The same will happen to the new compressor if no problem was determined.
    Ah well I donno. I just called the professionals. It does have a 10y warranty though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BerserkerCatSplat View Post
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    Yes, smaller house = smaller AC unit = cheaper.

    The Costco thing is just a Arpi's referral and their priced sucked. W&J was the best deal we could find, they had a spring $500 deal and a $75 prepaid Visa from the manufacturer but I don't know if they're doing that this year.
    Yup Arpis through Costco deal was still $500+ more expensive then W&J for a comparable sized unit (different manufacturer obviously). And that included a bunch of Costco gift cards with the Arpis deal.

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    Thanks, good to know to avoid Costco. I'll make a note to hit up W&J next spring, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    People keep their homes at weird (to me) temps.

    21C 24/7
    This.

    We are at 22c at all times.
    I'd rather pay $40/ month extra to always be comfortable in my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vengie View Post
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    This.

    We are at 22c at all times.
    I'd rather pay $40/ month extra to always be comfortable in my house.
    Out of all the dumb things we spend money on.

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    Yep, cooing my house to 19C overnight when it's 30c outdoors with worth the cost for me. Love it.
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    I have one of the cheapest, $180 window shakers that takes the edge off and honestly, I think I'm just going to buy two more and call it a day. I have one of these #Eco #Sustainable #Greta houses and they are so well insulated that it takes fuck all to swing the temp so even though it would be radically more convenient, I'm having trouble saying, "yeah, I need to spend $5k to fix this problem for 11 nights a year rather than $500"...

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    Must be nice. The age/layout/orientation of our house is such that our AC turns on probably 150 days a year to keep the house at 21. In the days before AC, our upstairs master bedroom would be >30deg in the evening when it was ~26 during the day.

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    Yea the whole "you only need AC in Calgary 7 days a year anyway" thing is a complete meme

    My AC runs almost every day aside from when we literally have snow on the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    Must be nice. The age/layout/orientation of our house is such that our AC turns on probably 150 days a year to keep the house at 21. In the days before AC, our upstairs master bedroom would be >30deg in the evening when it was ~26 during the day.
    OmG, there would be so so many murder-suicides if my house got that hot!! I can't even figure out where all the holes to bury bodies would be!
    Please fix this, immediately! Is there anything I can do to help? That sounds like a fate worse than death.

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    No one needs a 300+hp car either, but it sure is nice to have one.
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    No doubt.
    Don't #NoSoup me - I'm not arguing from a "you guys are wasting your $$$" angle. I'm more saying "I'm a cheap cunt" angle.

    If one insists on their home being <17.5000 after 21:00:0000 then AC is fully mandatory and for a Hell of a lot more days than 7, or 11 or whatever. I just try to roll with the punches, within reason, and keep the place tolerable. And since "tolerable" is closer to my goal, I can't justify the expense.

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    Ours is set at 21C in the day and 18C at night. If I could get our bedroom to 15C at night that would be amazing, but that would mean the rest of our house would probably be 10C haha and that's just not practical.

    The A/C is definitely needed more than just a few days a year though - ours comes on pretty much any day that it's sunny and around 18C outside or warmer, which is most days from roughly May-September. Initial cost obviously isn't cheap but it's barely even noticeable on our utilities bill.


    Also, tint update for those who are interested: Room temperature down from ~26-28C to 22-23C and temperature behind the blinds down from ~70C+ to ~35C when it was over 30C outside a couple weeks ago. It also lets a lot more light through than I was expecting, so the window is still very useful. Bonus: It is like a 1-way mirror so nobody can see inside even with the blinds up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Yea the whole "you only need AC in Calgary 7 days a year anyway" thing is a complete meme

    My AC runs almost every day aside from when we literally have snow on the ground.
    Why would I want to pay a little extra money to be comfortable all the time, crazy talk. I'll just live in perpetual 25C+ upstairs all summer instead.
    I turned mine on late this year but it has run a bit every nicer day.

    My mom tried to fear monger me before I got mine installed on how much my bill will go up because of how high my brother's bill is....but in toronto.

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