supposedly according to Consumer Reports, Rheem is rated second only
to American Standard. As a commercial contractor I can purchase any
brand I want, and will still reccommend Rheem products for residential
above trane carrier york or lennox.
Now, picture in your mind your "Jani-Junk" system.
Think long and hard about the duct system, as it too needs complete
replacement, and quite possibly upsizing to accomodate higher
It very well could be the existing duct system is Junking your Jani
faster the the manufacturer designed it to self destruct...
The heating or A/C on the 2nd floor is woefully inadequate; other
houses of this type in this neighborhood have 2 A/C units
outside...it's been the worst aspect of this house since we bought
it...it may be that the air handler is underpowered for the size of
the house(3200 s.f.) These are just my observations, I'm a Subaru
mechanic in "real" life.....!
An adequately sized system will run constantly at design temps, shouldn't be
hard on the system though--for instance, here during this time of the year I
try and keep at least one of our heat pumps running all of the time....
Problem now is that our European manufacturer /distributer has has flaked
out....which suddenly leaves us taking up all the slack....while at the same
time we recently picked a distributer in Hong Kong that is going gangbusters
reselling into Vietnam, Korea, etc....and so I'm busier than a fly eating
shit here lately.
Sounds almost like a vacation to me....
Turn 49 next sunday...gonna go see my brother saturday...install that relay
and outdoors reset in his system and then it's seafood buffet at a Little
Creek Casino for supper.
Maybe I'll get lucky afterwards...never know...
The existing system may not be undersized or at fault, as there could be
multiple installation errors causing all of the problems!
Janitrol units were not junk if the installation was done properly, if
not, all units will have performance failures.
Have a manual J & manual D done. Make sure the ductwork & airflow are on
target! Good Luck.
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Janitrol can't seem to make a unit with a properly sealed blower
No matter how well it's installed, air whistles through the poorly mounted
Plus they're flimsy all around.Plus they used the same exchangers as the
Keeprites, with the popping rings......other than that, they're great.....
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