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    The same question could be asked of you. What's...

    The same question could be asked of you.
    What's wrong with a matching Carrier condenser with their ALA evap coil. I never have liked the idea of mixing brands when one doesn't have to.

    IMO
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    I still believe you are off track. I would...

    I still believe you are off track. I would consider Carrier's Performance 16 with matching Carrier ALA evap coil before a mismatched Trane condenser and coil.

    IMO
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    I will be a contrarian. Probably not what you...

    I will be a contrarian. Probably not what you want to hear. But since you have the older Infinity 2 stg Infinity furnace and I assume the Infinity controller, I would put in an Infinity 2 stg...
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    I think it's a mistake to consider anything other...

    I think it's a mistake to consider anything other than the best matching Trane evap coil.

    TD
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    Pairing with what furnace or air handler? Must be...

    Pairing with what furnace or air handler? Must be a matching AHRI system. Not a great deal of field history on these var speed condensers of any high end brand.

    IMO
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    Both quality systems. The major difference is the...

    Both quality systems. The major difference is the Trane is a fully communicating system, the Carrier is not. Both furnaces are 2 stage var speed 80% efficient. The Trane condenser is variable. The...
  7. Using your rates and 3 COP for HP:troll2:and 96%...

    Using your rates and 3 COP for HP:troll2:and 96% eff on nat gas furnace, here are the results.

    Understand this comparison is to be used as a guide only.

    Cost per 100,000 btu of useable heat
    ...
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    I agree with above post. You probably could get...

    I agree with above post. You probably could get away with the 60 K size. However, I would want to see that documented by a load calculation. Get the AHRI matching number for the systems proposed from...
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    I would go with Trane and drop down to the 80 K...

    I would go with Trane and drop down to the 80 K XV95. Insist on the Perfect Fit Media cabinet. Accept no price increase. You are not supposed to post prices and I am sure forum police will be by...
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    Similar systems. Depending on price and...

    Similar systems. Depending on price and confidence in dealer, I probably would not turn around for the difference. What size is your home? I would want the Trane dealer to document the need for the...
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    So let's separate the finished areas by sq...

    So let's separate the finished areas by sq footage.

    Main floor
    Second floor
    Finished area only basement

    IMO
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    What size existing AC and how did it perform? ...

    What size existing AC and how did it perform?

    TD
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    What size and efficiency furnace are you...

    What size and efficiency furnace are you replacing? What size AC condenser? What size home basement not included? You size for average design temps not extremes. Without knowing answers to questions...
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    For best comfort and satisfaction, two separate...

    For best comfort and satisfaction, two separate systems correctly sized. If not that one system using zoning controls.

    IMO
  15. There are Trane's high end communicating system...

    There are Trane's high end communicating system like XC95m paired with XV18 condenser and proprietary communicating controller versus a non communicating system like XV95 paired with XR17 condenser...
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    How do they heat now? What fuel? I do not like...

    How do they heat now? What fuel?

    I do not like an all flex system. I would want metal trunk lines, supply and return runs OK for flex. What insulation value?

    Where will ductwork be located?
    ...
  17. I would stay with the 10 KW. Yields about 35...

    I would stay with the 10 KW.

    Yields about 35 KBTUs and the 15 KW yields about 51 KBTUs.

    IMO
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    What is the question? Bryant and Carrier use...

    What is the question? Bryant and Carrier use identical model numbers on their line of air handlers. You have 3 different level of Bryant HPs, low to high end; Legacy series, Preferred Series, and...
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    How did your 2 ton system perform? Sgl family...

    How did your 2 ton system perform? Sgl family home or condo? I want a HP system that has electronic demand defrost. York has this feature. For HPs though, I prefer AmStd/Trane. And var speed air...
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    You are in all electric situation?...these are...

    You are in all electric situation?...these are HPs?...how close to water?...

    i prefer Trane. I would like to see the air handler models quoted.

    the latest and greatest are these var speed...
  21. Here is fuel cost comparison to be used as a...

    Here is fuel cost comparison to be used as a guide only when selecting type of system to heat your home.

    3.50 COP for electric HP (GreenSpeed)
    95% eff for propane forced air or boiler


    Cost...
  22. Lots different between these quotes. Lennox...

    Lots different between these quotes.

    Lennox quoting low end sgl stage AC condenser.

    Trane quoting a nice 2 stage AC condenser with a communicating 80% eff furnace. That raises a question. Why...
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    This is Trane's XR16 HP, a single stage...

    This is Trane's XR16 HP, a single stage condenser. Link below. You would need to go to XR17 to get a 2 stage condenser. These are not builder grade models. You would want the best matching TAM7 var...
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    What thermostat? For Florida location, if not a...

    What thermostat? For Florida location, if not a model that offers dehumidify on demand for AC cooling like HW Prestige 2.0, then HW Mdl 8321 that has overcooling feature.

    IMO
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    You need to post the model and model number of...

    You need to post the model and model number of the furnace and outside condenser you are considering if you expect an informed answer.

    IMO
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    Quit making all these separate threads which...

    Quit making all these separate threads which really is on same subject. Difficult to follow and will hurt you getting the advice you are looking for.

    That's 3 so far in a matter of days.

    TD
  27. For above poster I mean no disrespect but...

    For above poster

    I mean no disrespect but California electric rates are about double Georgia electric rates.

    TD
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    I think 2 things should be pointed out. 1....

    I think 2 things should be pointed out.

    1. Trane XR15 is a nicer condenser than the Lennox HPX model.

    2. I believe the Lennox air handler is a high eff model while the Trane TAM7 is a var speed...
  29. You did not say where furnace would be located. ...

    You did not say where furnace would be located.

    Of the 3 brands mentioned, Carrier or Trane would be my choices.

    Here is a fuel comparison. I used your rates with 3 COP for electric and 95% eff...
  30. To Baldie, I said drop the DF idea altogether....

    To Baldie,

    I said drop the DF idea altogether. When I put mine in not so many years ago, there was about a 30% leverage between electric and nat gas. Due to advancing electric rates and decreased...
  31. First, unless there is a building/home design...

    First, unless there is a building/home design obstacle as far as venting, I think you would be better off with a 95%+ eff var speed furnace paired with high eff AC and drop the DF idea. Where will...
  32. Before worrying about ductwork size, you better...

    Before worrying about ductwork size, you better find out blower rating size on your furnace. And if you have a conventional blower motor on your furnace, you should just stick with a 13 SEER rated HP...
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    You certainly don't need the TAM8 air handler as...

    You certainly don't need the TAM8 air handler as quoted in second option with the XR15 HP condenser. Get the best rated TAM7 air handler, probably the 030 model.

    You get 2 extra years compressor...
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    Not sure why but it looks like dealer quoted the...

    Not sure why but it looks like dealer quoted the XR80 model furnace with the XR14 condenser. Of course the XR80 is less expensive than the XT80.

    But with that said and to be clear, the...
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    XT80 Trane furnace ...

    XT80 Trane furnace

    http://internal.trane.com/residential/products/gas-furnaces/xt80-gas-furnaces

    Exact same available from sister company, Am Standard...
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    To be clear, I paired both the XR14 and XR16 with...

    To be clear, I paired both the XR14 and XR16 with the 60 K XT furnace model. I don't believe your dealer gave you the right model furnace for the XR14.

    That is correct. Numbers inconsequential....
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    To be clear, I paired both the XR14 and XR16 with...

    To be clear, I paired both the XR14 and XR16 with the 60 K XT furnace model. I don't believe your dealer gave you the right model furnace for the XR14.

    That is correct. Numbers inconsequential....
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    7548379 Active Systems TRANE XR14 TRANE 4TTR4031L1...

    7548379 Active Systems TRANE XR14 TRANE 4TTR4031L1 4PX*BU30AC3 845 *UD1B060A9H3 28600 13.00 15.50 1 RCU-A-CB 223

    7996582 Active Systems TRANE XR16 TRANE 4TTR6030B1 4PX*BU36AC3 900 ...
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    Is the new HW Vision Pro a true 2 stage model...

    Is the new HW Vision Pro a true 2 stage model that controls furnace staging based on demand not a timer or algorithm that will always go to high stage whether needed or not? Does it have dehumidify...
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    What's wrong with a matching Bryant Preferred...

    What's wrong with a matching Bryant Preferred Model, wifi version or just the Humidistat version?

    iMO
  41. Poor choice on the furnace. If going with Sgl...

    Poor choice on the furnace. If going with Sgl stage furnace, should have gone with the XT80 with high eff blower in the 40 KBTU size.

    IMO
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    Apparently, the Performance series var speed air...

    Apparently, the Performance series var speed air handlers without aluminum coil have been discontinued. However your model is still an AHRI match with same performance/efficiency numbers. This is a...
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    What is location? ...

    What is location?


    6936857 Active Systems CARRIER AIR CONDITIONING PERFORMANCE 16 PURON HP CARRIER AIR CONDITIONING 25HCB624A**31 FV4CNF002L 700 560 ...
  44. The obvious question....with a fairly new York...

    The obvious question....with a fairly new York furnace, why not a complete matching system with a York AC condenser?

    IMO
  45. Agree with Baldie. Taking it a step further. You...

    Agree with Baldie. Taking it a step further. You might look into the XT80 furnace Sgl stage 40 K size that has high eff blower. Most likely you would never need the high stage XV80 you were quoted....
  46. If you intend to drop down to a 3 ton condenser,...

    If you intend to drop down to a 3 ton condenser, I would definitely drop down to the 60K size XV80 furnace for only 1300 sq ft. You want a true two stage thermostat and have dehumidify on demand set...
  47. Similar systems...I will assume you are being...

    Similar systems...I will assume you are being sized correctly...I would like to see a load calc performed to confirm this.

    2 stage AC condensers with 80% eff 2 stage var speed furnaces...on the...
  48. What is location? Size of your home? There...

    What is location?

    Size of your home?

    There is always XR17 for a two stage condenser.

    If you have high summertime humidity, then you want a true 2 stage thermostat that offers dehumidify on...
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    Not a match...wrong evap coil according to my...

    Not a match...wrong evap coil according to my search on AHRI Directory.

    Ask dealer for matching AHRI number...bet he can't...

    IMO
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    What is your location? Size of HVAC you are...

    What is your location?

    Size of HVAC you are replacing both AC and furnace and it's efficiency?

    IMO
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