Does Amana put TXV's in any of their outdoor heat pump units? If so,
which ones? RHF?
One of my two quotes for Amana heat pumps is for an RHF. I notice that
this has a wire grill on the outside. Is there any benifit/downsides
to this over a metal louver style like the ASH13.
Any other general or specific comments from the field on the RHF unit,
Thanks again for the great discussion.
Thank you for the response.I can appreciate your point of view and I
would rather keep the discuddion to the questions at hand. If I were
to choose Rheem, I want to know why (eg. This model Rheem has the TX
and none of these Amanas do). I am looking for kowledge here so that I
can have an educated conversation with my installer.
In the same way that a good installer will add value, I believe that I
can add value as the customer by knowing the facts.
All of the new Rheem heat pumps come with a TXV installed from the factory.
*MOST* Rheem heat pumps come from the factory with both high and low
pressure safety switches, built in filter/driers, built in hard start kits,
and ALL are in a steel cabinet. Rheem is also top rated by Consumer Reports.
FWIW, I would highly recommend that your new system(regardless of brand)
uses R-410a refrigerant.
Now all you have to find is a *competent*, licensed, insured, professionally
trained, HVAC technician to do the installation.
What advantages do you think that it has over 22a. Some sugggest
availability and 410a is the newest on the block. Yes 22a will
diminish in new units but like its predecessor, 22a will not dissapear
for maintenance. What other reasons make you think 410a is the way to
Excellent Link. Thanks. ...and for letting me know what the Rheem has
from the factory.
Whats your point of view on the whole Puron scam thing? Lots of people
have spoken about equipment failures with 410a but I don't buy it given
the warranties that are being offered.
Go with the proven R22 system. Why pay more for a 410 system when 22 will be
around for a very long time? You can still buy 12 and there is already
dropin replacements for R22 on the market today. No matter what, it's going
to depend greatly on the installer you chose to install your system. A
crappy install equals a crappy system that will offer you crappy reliability
and crappy comfort.
Somebody else who hasn't done their homework, or gone to the training and
classes for the new equipment. Apparently you don't actually sell R-410a
equipment, A Rheem14 SEER R-410a heat pump system cost the customer LESS
than the same system in a R-22 13 SEER. . OTOH, If your just a "gas and go"
kinda guy, you can do what you want, in just a couple of short years you
won't have a choice.
I've done my homework
Price R22, now price R410 refrigerant.
IF a repair is needed to the refrigeration circuit, the R410 will be a more
costly to repair.
Ester oil absorbs moisture when there exists a leak or when the system is
opened for repair.
Ester oil likes to degrade rubber products, LOOK OUT roofing material.
Hummmmmmm........ I think I want that more costly unit, NOT!
Keep on doing like you are.... I got lots of contractors and techs here that
think the same way that you do. The first time the customer gets hit with a
$500 "gas and go" bill for a couple of pounds of R-22, they are going to be
looking for alternatives. I will be more than happy to provide them with a
solution to their problem.
Seeing as how R-12 is still available, I'd expect 22 to be around
longer than the equipment will last. It's been 13 years since the EPA
removed 12, and it is still around. And the blends. I'm going ot keep
using the 22 systems as long as possible. Azeotropic single gas with a
Your $500 gas and go is sounding like a scare tactic.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Sorry, don't do "Gas and Go" here.
$500? WOW, one better be purchasing the replacements before one would ever
have to charge $500 for a "Gas and Go" anyway.
Remember, there are already drop-in replacements for R22 as we speak. That
wasn't the case when R12 went though the roof.
That depends on many factors... how hot it is on the roof, if the customer
pays on time, how many times the old lady calls to ask when I'll be home,
how many calls I have waiting, if the customer doesn't want me to shut the
system down during the day, etc.
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