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Old 07-17-2019, 12:36 PM   #58227
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Son of a... ac have died at home last night. Not looking forward to replacing it. When I got it checked last year, tech said it was on last straw, so might die this year (last yr) or next year (this yr) or year after, but when it die, it's dead. So I knew it was gonna happen soon or later... but I was hoping it would die AFTER my vacation to Japan. O'well this is life.
It ain't cheap! The good part is when new you will save on power costs since it will be much more efficient. Had to replace mine about 12 years ago but it only took about 5 years of reduced costs to break even. Probably due to start the whole thing over again in the next few years though.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:53 PM   #58228
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It ain't cheap! The good part is when new you will save on power costs since it will be much more efficient. Had to replace mine about 12 years ago but it only took about 5 years of reduced costs to break even. Probably due to start the whole thing over again in the next few years though.
Yeah... so I heard. Gotta call hvac to get some quote.
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I have done quite literally nothing at work so far today...
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I have done quite literally nothing at work so far today...
How have you not died of boredom?
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Son of a... ac have died at home last night. Not looking forward to replacing it. When I got it checked last year, tech said it was on last straw, so might die this year (last yr) or next year (this yr) or year after, but when it die, it's dead. So I knew it was gonna happen soon or later... but I was hoping it would die AFTER my vacation to Japan. O'well this is life.

Mine is 34 years old... And still works perfect. Never had to do anything to it. My biggest concern is that the new ones are all garbage and break all the time.



I put in a tankless water heater last year that was supposed to 'pay for itself' and I ended up saving $3 per month. Yeap... pay for itself in 1,000 months Supposed to replace those every 10 years (120 months). That's ok though, I really just wanted tankless to give me more garage space.
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I put in a tankless water heater last year that was supposed to 'pay for itself' and I ended up saving $3 per month. Yeap... pay for itself in 1,000 months Supposed to replace those every 10 years (120 months). That's ok though, I really just wanted tankless to give me more garage space.
Yeah, I've heard tankless is better. Tankless water heater is common in Asia. That's why when I moved to US I was confused of this huge tank.
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How have you not died of boredom?
Mostly internet scrolling, but you can only refresh Jalopnik so many times so I'm reaching my limit.
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Yeah, I've heard tankless is better. Tankless water heater is common in Asia. That's why when I moved to US I was confused of this huge tank.
I just bought my tennants a nice 16 seer unit for forced air cooling. (Psuedo central air). I needed the tax write off. At the house I actually live in we have a cheap window AC that barely keeps the bedroom cool! Lol. Although the living room stays pretty cool on it's own since it's downstairs with blackout curtains, the upstairs and the porch absorb all the heat.

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Mine is 34 years old... And still works perfect. Never had to do anything to it. My biggest concern is that the new ones are all garbage and break all the time.



I put in a tankless water heater last year that was supposed to 'pay for itself' and I ended up saving $3 per month. Yeap... pay for itself in 1,000 months Supposed to replace those every 10 years (120 months). That's ok though, I really just wanted tankless to give me more garage space.
A lot of old shit breaks, but a lot of old shit costs more to run than it does to replace with something more efficient. Efficiency also depends on usage. We have a tankless propane heater for our garage apartment. Since it's only used for a week or so per month, it saves massively over something keeping the water warm all the time. But if you use water all the time, not so much savings. Eventually I'll add one into the main house and probably have it feed into the electric hot water tank. Then we'll have unlimited hot water.
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Mine is 34 years old... And still works perfect. Never had to do anything to it. My biggest concern is that the new ones are all garbage and break all the time.

For a second there I thought you were talking about the previous "I am been married XX years" conversation. You post takes on a whole new meaning in that context.
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For a second there I thought you were talking about the previous "I am been married XX years" conversation. You post takes on a whole new meaning in that context.
Almost relevant too!
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Mine is 34 years old... And still works perfect. Never had to do anything to it. My biggest concern is that the new ones are all garbage and break all the time.



I put in a tankless water heater last year that was supposed to 'pay for itself' and I ended up saving $3 per month. Yeap... pay for itself in 1,000 months Supposed to replace those every 10 years (120 months). That's ok though, I really just wanted tankless to give me more garage space.
I killed the compressor on my heat pump ten years ago. Guy tried to up-sell me but I stuck to my guns about just replacing the compressor. Had to watch him like a hawk. He tried to get away with not evacuating the system. As soon as he figured out that I wasn't falling for it, he went by the book.


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I killed the compressor on my heat pump ten years ago. Guy tried to up-sell me but I stuck to my guns about just replacing the compressor. Had to watch him like a hawk. He tried to get away with not evacuating the system. As soon as he figured out that I wasn't falling for it, he went by the book.


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Ours that went in 2008 was a vintage 1975 unit. There was no way we were just replacing parts. The energy use was almost cut in half and my teeth didn't rattle every time it kicked in.
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Ours that went in 2008 was a vintage 1975 unit. There was no way we were just replacing parts. The energy use was almost cut in half and my teeth didn't rattle every time it kicked in.
I need to update the single-pane, aluminum-framed sliding windows in the back half of my house before I even think about new HVAC stuff.
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