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02-01-2006, 05:28 PM
I know that installation is the most important aspect of a HVAC system, but I have a few questions....tomorrow I have a HVAC system person coming
Townhouse about 1400 sq. ft. , 2 stories, plus basement(unfinished). 16 years old. Presently has a York gas furnace/a/c unit. Cycles on/off frequently. I would like yo update the complete system-variable speed fan, better efficiency. Is it worth it in my area to go with a 90+AFUE furnace.
I am in the Phila. area. I also want an air cleaner. I my previous home I ran the fan continuously......I am asking for recommendations please. Also any people who deal with Trane/ Carrier in the area that people have used(19015).
02-01-2006, 06:46 PM
With gas prices now 90 + effiency is the way to go. We install alot of dual fuel systems down here in my area. This setup is a gas furnace and heat pump together. Uses the heat pump section in milder weather (like now 40-60 degrees) and when that cant handle the load kicks in the gas furnace. You get good comfort and effiency with this setup. Variable speed units are also great for comfort. Both carrier and trane have good systems, biggest issue is the installation.
02-01-2006, 07:00 PM
will be getting quote from Trane specialist and also Carrier company. I am more concerned about the returns. On the 1st. floor there is a big rectangular return in the wall in between the studs that connects to the hard duct closly under it. Then upstairs there is a high in one room and a low in another, but they are JUST grills-not connected to anything. There is some pull, but in no way does it connect to the return. Do you think I'll be putting in a return upstairs, at least in the hall? What are these 2 grills. The air just seems to disappear into the wall?
02-01-2006, 07:10 PM
The upstairs returns probaly use the wall cavitty as the duct. In your basement you probaly have a piece of flat sheet metal covering one of the joist bays which then connects into the return. Hard to say from here but im sure any qualified person would be able to check the system out for you
02-01-2006, 08:06 PM
thanks, that's why I really wanna make sure I get a real qualified person here to totally assess the situation.....I liked the quietness of my Carrier variable speed air haNdler, but I guess all the variable speed are very quiet when running continuously on low speed?
p.s. I hope they do a load calc, or something. There has to be a reason that the system cycles on/off fairly quickly, and in the summer it gets very cool, but seems that there is still humidity.
02-01-2006, 08:27 PM
well the symptoms you describe your unit is possibly oversized. MAKE SURE A LOAD CALC IS DONE. If they dont call someone else. Im not familiar with it but i think the carrier infinity system has controls/functions to control the humidity in the house also. (dont quote me on that). Good luck
02-02-2006, 10:39 AM
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02-02-2006, 05:56 PM
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02-02-2006, 09:22 PM
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02-03-2006, 04:33 PM
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