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I thought that you might recomend a brand of heat pump, natural gas furnace, or central air heating unit, you would buy if you were in the market.
Thanks TomF
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Believe in CDHvac, sound logical advice. This individual is a saint within this newsgroup! Hope his finger gets better soon!!!
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This is Turtle.
CB had the best answer of all but just me getting my personal taste in on brand / model / type.
Arcoaire / ICP --- Gas furnace GNE series , Condenser HAC series , Heat pump HHP series, and Air handlers the FCX series. This is a personal view and other may very.
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I knew I liked you for some reason!! :-)
But, here the gas furnace preference is an H9MPD (92%, single-stage). Or, the H9MPT (92%, 2-stage).
GNE is a good 80% though.
Gotta love those HAC's with the scroll compressors!
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This is Turtle.
The reason for using the 80% afue is we don't use furnaces very much at all. I have a GNE in my house and turned it on for about 3 or 4 days all last winter. I can't see the 92% by saving 12% of nothing is nothing.
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Well...I WAS in themarketa while back, and of course, I went with what I believe in and sell...York.
However, the name means little to the average person. The installation is what you need to worry about. The name on the unit, while impotant to a point, is not as large an issue as the quality of the installation. You can buy a top of theline Trane, York, Carrier, etc, spend $12,000 on two componets, and get a crappy install, and the cheapy unit next door that was installed right is kicking its butt..
If you are shopping around for a system, sure....look at what each brand has to offer...but do not pick a unit based on this...talk to the repective contractors, and buy what the guy sells that is going to do you right.
Manual J, Manual D calculations... very important...even if you have an existing system Price...cheap, is not always good. IT depends on your area, but here, I can undercut everyone else, and STILL use the SAME parts, same quality, or better, and still come out lower...and have the better installation....but in most areas....that isnt the case.
Get a minimum of 4 quotes. If you have existing units, make sure that the lineset is also being replaced. Ask lots of questions....get referals, ask your neighbors, friends and family who they use. Beware the hard core salesman. I sell more units, to people that are happy with the current company, by simply showing the customer what the other company ISNT doing during seasonal service.. I also dont think of myself as a salesman...I think of myself as someone, that has a solution to your problem, and if you wish to buy from us, thats great, and if not, then heres our card, and if we can help, let us know. I lose a few..sure...there is plenty of work out there...but I also know this...when we install a unit, it works...and it continues to work.
Ask lots of questions...no matter how silly, or stupid they might seem. Write down everything...get educated...there is nothing wrong with asking lots of questions, to see how the answers vary. The bottom line is that YOU have to chose the COMPANY that you feel will be in your best interests, and will serve you best.
I know its not easy, and there is no magic wand you can wave that makes the confusion go away...but there IS a dealer out there that isnt a crook, that will take care of you, and make sure your comfort is priority.
Good luck, and if you are shopping, let us know what you go with, and why....it might help a few others understand. Let us know even if you have a bad experence...and if you do, and things are not going well...let me know, e-mail or here, and I can help you get in contact with the correct people to make things happen.
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Thanks For your reply.
Tom.

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Is the lineset the set of two copper tubes, one large, one small running from the outside unit to the inside unit? When I state the question, it sounds obvious, but...
What are the advantages of replacing the lineset on an existing system (and disadvantages of not replacing)?
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Yes, the line set is the copper pipe running between the condenser (outside) and the evaporator (inside). (liquid line "small" & suction line "larger & insulated")
For one, the reason to replace is to insure a clean and sound install. (No junk in the line to worry about.)
Second, to run the correct size that the unit needs. Two allow the unit to run properly and run at the proper efficiency.
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