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  1. Hot Water from Heat Recovery Unit on 18 SEER HP

    I have an Amana 18 SEER HP with VSAH. My previous HP was a 10 SEER Carrier and I had a Heat Recovery Unit hooked up to assist heating hot water. The installer of my present unit said because of the...
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    It is a matched system. No furnace. I live in...

    It is a matched system. No furnace. I live in Florida. Lately we've had cold, by our standards, weather in the low 40's at night. Just checked it. It shows "Heat Pump" "System on" with only the AH...
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    It's a 5" media filter that came with the system....

    It's a 5" media filter that came with the system. I change it once a year using the same style filter. BTW, a static test was done last month and it was, according to the technician, only slightly...
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    Would this affect the cooling cycle as well?...

    Would this affect the cooling cycle as well? Since we are heading for spring and need the HP to cool, I don't want the same problem.
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    Air filter was replaced a few months ago. I...

    Air filter was replaced a few months ago. I replace it every year.
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    Amana HP cycles too frequently

    My three year old Amana 18 SEER with a two stage compressor HP during a heating phase cycles on & off frequently. I noticed in the morning when the outside temp is in the 40's, the thermostat...
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    Thanks for the responses. I now have a better...

    Thanks for the responses. I now have a better picture of what is happening.
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    The "clicks" happen whenever the system goes on...

    The "clicks" happen whenever the system goes on or off. It happens at the thermostat.
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    HP Thermostat "clicks" when turns on

    Last month I had a new 18 SEER Amana heat pump system with a two stage compressor and Variable speed air handler installed. The thermostst is a White Rodgers touchscreen model 1F95-1291 w/humidity...
  10. Can a heat recovery unit be installed with high SEER system?

    I am taking bids now for a new heat pump system to replace my 12 year old Bryant 5 ton unit w/VS AH and a heat recovery unit that heats the hot water. I'm looking at a 16 - 18 SEER system. I've been...
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    Will do & Thanks to all. Dan

    Will do & Thanks to all.

    Dan
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    Follow up to Starts with a "RUMBLE"

    I spoke to a retired AC technician in church today with my "rumble when it starts" problem and he suggests checking the heater band around the compressor. He said the heater keeps the freon at a gas...
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    Condenser starts with a RUMBLE!

    I have a 12 year old Bryant HP 5 ton condenser w/var speed AH. When it's been idle for more than a few days and it starts up in the cooling stage it starts with a loud rumble. It works ok after that...
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    Is there a HP brand w/2 compressors not 2 stage?

    I'm getting bids on a new system. Is there a HP system where the condenser has 2 compressors rather than a two stage compressor? If so, is that an advantage both in efficiency and/or future maint....
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    Replacing old HP W/ new. Need advice

    I have a 5 ton Bryant HP (12SEER) w/Carrier Variable Speed AH installed in 1997. It works ok but anticipating posibble problems later due to age and wanting to take advantage of all the rebates & tax...
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    Carrier A/H Lubricating

    I have a Carrier FK4C series 5 ton variable speed air handler. My question is whether the fan motor needs to be lubricated yearly. I don't recall the technicians who check the system each year, ever...
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    The Carrier Rep was a Carrier Engineer. I had her...

    The Carrier Rep was a Carrier Engineer. I had her business card. She was there with the A/c company that installed the system & she recommended changes which they did but is still sweated. I've...
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    I'm a bit concerned about Carrier. I have a...

    I'm a bit concerned about Carrier. I have a Bryant condenser and had a problem of the A/H "sweating" big time. It's hanging in the garage which gets to 90 degrees in the summer and it always had...
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    Need assistance. Amana vs Trane vs Lennox

    I am in the process of replacing my present Heat Pump system. I have a Bryant 5 ton with variable speed A/H providing cooling and heat to a 3000 sq ft house w/10 ft ceilings on the west coast of...
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    Need advice on new HP system

    I presently have a 10 1/2 year old 5 ton Bryant heat pump heating & cooling my 3000 sq ft home. I'm concerned that it may give way in the middle of summer when the heat here in Tampa Bay area of...
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    Noise on HP startup

    I have a rumbling noise when my Bryant Heat Pump starts up after being off for a few days. I've replaced the crankcase heater (it was bad). I though it got better but the longer it's off the worse...
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    Heat Pump Rumbles when it starts

    I have a Bryant 5 ton Heat Pump installed in 97. Recently, I noticed when the condenser has been off for more than a few days, and it kicks in, there is a loud rumble when it starts, If it continues...
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    I didn't mean to violate the rules. If I came...

    I didn't mean to violate the rules. If I came close, I apologize. You guys have been so helpful that I don't want to do something that will upset anybody.

    Dan
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    One more question. I checked the contactor info...

    One more question. I checked the contactor info and it reads:

    Honeywell DP2040A 1002

    It's a 2 pole 24v contactor.

    Do I have to replace it with the SAME OEM contactor or will a replacement...
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    WOW!! Thanks to all you guys for the responses. I...

    WOW!! Thanks to all you guys for the responses. I really appreciate it.

    After reading them, I'm not going to buy a new system now. It appears my present system, only 10 years old, still has some...
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    Edited out prices. Sorry. Dan

    Edited out prices. Sorry.

    Dan
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    Need advice on new system install.

    I had a service call and was advised I need a new system. Here's the details.

    I have a 5 ton split 12 SEER Bryant Heat Pump condenser & Carrier Var speed AH (combined 13 SEER). It was installed in...
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    Your explanation sounds logical. I don't believe...

    Your explanation sounds logical. I don't believe I have a crankcase heater installed. Is it worth it to have one? Will the occasional shaking cause a long term problem? If I need a heater, can it be...
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    Rumbling noise when A/C condenser starts

    I have a Bryant 5 ton heat pump system 9 1/2 years old. I noticed this year when I turn on the A/C after it being off for a while (1 - 2 weeks), that it has a loud rumbling noise when it first...
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    I want to get a window a/c unit to have as a back...

    I want to get a window a/c unit to have as a back up in case we lose power during a hurricane. I have a 5 KW generator that I will hook up and should have enough power for a window unit. How do I...
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