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  1. Yes, that is a communicating system. It should be...

    Yes, that is a communicating system. It should be possible to have a pro wire in the Ecobee. May not be the easiest thing, I haven't worked with the older communicating systems. You shouldn't have to...
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    The TEM6 is nothing at all like the TAM7 other...

    The TEM6 is nothing at all like the TAM7 other than both being variable speed blowers.

    The 6 is brand new, our supplier just got theirs today.

    Tell him to give you a fair price on the TEM6...
  3. You can get the fan cycle kit from R E Michel in...

    You can get the fan cycle kit from R E Michel in the Nordyne section. It's in the accessory list for Lennox & Allied heat pumps too. That's the simplest way.
  4. Payne and Grandaire are both bottom of the...

    Payne and Grandaire are both bottom of the Carrier line, Mexican made outdoor units. Pretty cheaply built, no cabinet protecting the coil from kids, dogs, lawn care machines & hail. You likely will...
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    The TAM7 is a very pricey unit and has had some...

    The TAM7 is a very pricey unit and has had some issues. Our tech rep said he lost track of the service bulletins. We are glad the TEM6 is coming out, it is essentially the TEE from a few years ago...
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    Look for plant 17 instead of 59 which is...

    Look for plant 17 instead of 59 which is Marshalltown.
  7. I'd get either the Vision Pro 8321R with EIM or a...

    I'd get either the Vision Pro 8321R with EIM or a Prestige IAQ. You can use wired or wireless outdoor sensors. This will handle staging of the gas backup, switchover from heat pump & gas plus backup...
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    The XL20i is history. It had 2 recip compressors,...

    The XL20i is history. It had 2 recip compressors, a 1/2 sized one for low stage and a full sized one for high stage. Big & expensive. The variable speed 20 SEER replacement is the latest technology....
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    Sad to say but a few of the Allied basic 80s...

    Sad to say but a few of the Allied basic 80s we've gotten lately have come from south of the border :(
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    I'm still waiting to hear what is so great about...

    I'm still waiting to hear what is so great about Lennox over Allied :D

    The SLP98 is a modulating furnace. You don't mention whether you are using the communicating control but with a single or 2...
  11. Since none of us have seen your duct system, we...

    Since none of us have seen your duct system, we can't tell you if it is sufficiently sized for 1600 CFM. Sure is easy to sit 1/2 way across the country and say something will work. And a dealer with...
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    The Econet does not send 24v to the furnace for...

    The Econet does not send 24v to the furnace for every function. It has 2 wires for power (24v) and 2 wires for digital communications. That's how 4 wires can do 2 stage heat, 1 stage cool,...
  13. Model #s of everything proposed? How was size...

    Model #s of everything proposed?

    How was size determined? Too many townhome/condos get oversized as dealers go by sq ft and forget about common walls, floors, ceilings.
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    Current stat runs on a battery, no common ...

    Current stat runs on a battery, no common

    Econet stat stages the gas heat, it will not use the timer

    EPROM or some other electronic method holds your program on the Econet
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    Most distributors & dealers will work with a...

    Most distributors & dealers will work with a customer and let them upgrade for the difference. Hope they don't try to stick you with the 02. Ask him if he wants a happy customer and referrals? :D
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    The furnace is 2 stage. And it gives you SO much...

    The furnace is 2 stage. And it gives you SO much better comfort with a 2 stage stat controlling it than a timer cranking to high just when the house is getting warmed up. The timer causes lots of...
  17. Of course, looking at the published specs, unless...

    Of course, looking at the published specs, unless you have expanded data: they are at AHRI rating conditions of 80db/67wb and 95 OAT. As the house dries out, the capacity skews towards sensible and...
  18. What kind of house? Where's the blower? ...

    What kind of house? Where's the blower?

    Variable capacity units on 2 story homes with blower in basement or first floor scare me. Upstairs or distant rooms are hard enough to cool without moving...
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    No fee on the Econet. WiFi module sold...

    No fee on the Econet. WiFi module sold separately. Requires 4 wires from control to furnace. If they don't use it, make sure they at least get you a 2 stage stat to give you the comfort that furnace...
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    Should be what the outdoor unit manufacturer...

    Should be what the outdoor unit manufacturer calls for. Just because they are both 3.5 ton models doesn't mean they will work.

    Example: Allied 10 SEER 3 ton heat pump used a 036 coil. Makes...
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    Any time you have 2 brands, you have a mismatch....

    Any time you have 2 brands, you have a mismatch. American Standard calls for an expansion valve indoor metering device, the ARUF comes with a piston. Was a TXV added? Even though both are 024 units,...
  22. Are you talking identical equipment from each...

    Are you talking identical equipment from each dealer? All doing the same thing?

    Overhead varies greatly from a small shop in someone's garage and a big shop with the associated costs and...
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    The R96VA is a great machine. I'd sure want the...

    The R96VA is a great machine. I'd sure want the matching Econet control for it. Whether you get 14 or 16 SEER outdoor unit would depend on your location and electric rate. No reason you can't use a...
  24. Gree alleges to sell more boxes than anyone but...

    Gree alleges to sell more boxes than anyone but of course Daikin sells megathousand dollar chillers so has them on $$.

    Only one of the 3 I've dealt with is Mitsu, pretty hard to beat the product...
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    Again: What's so much better about the Lennox...

    Again: What's so much better about the Lennox ML180 over the 80G1UH from Allied? Or the 13ACX over the 4AL13? Or the XC13 over the 4SCU13LE?

    No, Allied doesn't have Harmony zoning or solar...
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    Ask about the 04 which is a Honeywell Prestige...

    Ask about the 04 which is a Honeywell Prestige based unit designed for Goodman/Amana.
  27. Yes, Mitsubishi has the Hyperheat coming out with...

    Yes, Mitsubishi has the Hyperheat coming out with a conventional air handler for a typical duct system. I bet it will be really pricey but hard to beat the SEER and capacity of that system.
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    4.5 tons for 2700 sq ft in Chicago sounds...

    4.5 tons for 2700 sq ft in Chicago sounds excessive unless you have a bunch of east/west facing windows or lousy insulation. Going bigger usually isn't the answer, usually the culprit is the duct...
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    What's so much better about the Lennox ML180 over...

    What's so much better about the Lennox ML180 over the 80G1UH from Allied? Or the 13ACX over the 4AL13? Or the XC13 over the 4SCU13LE?

    BTW, the premium Allied 95s get a stainless steel primary HX...
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    I've met some members in the past. It is a lot of...

    I've met some members in the past. It is a lot of fun. Comfortech is a great place to network. I know that's a from California but we occasionally have members come from across the country. Won't be...
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    Uh, since a clothes washer isn't HVA or C, odds...

    Uh, since a clothes washer isn't HVA or C, odds are you are in the wrong place :D Sorry.
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    We never have but it is certainly done. Makes...

    We never have but it is certainly done. Makes sense as long as you are getting a good boiler. What controls are they proposing? If getting an Infinity system, should be easy for them to do with the...
  33. That's the spec sheet I found.

    That's the spec sheet I found.
  34. Don't get your hopes up. I found the spec sheet...

    Don't get your hopes up. I found the spec sheet on those outdoor units and not rated with a 3 ton coil. The manufacturer sends the rated matches to AHRI so if it isn't on their list of matches, AHRI...
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    Slab and 6 or 10" feet (Pump ups)

    Slab and 6 or 10" feet (Pump ups)
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    The Comfort series is rather cheaply built, no...

    The Comfort series is rather cheaply built, no frills, no cabinet protecting the coil. A Performance 14 25HHA4 might be a good compromise not getting the bottom of the line but not paying for SEER...
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    Get the model #s, need them to see if you are...

    Get the model #s, need them to see if you are getting a low end or high end of each brand.
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    No point in an Infinity heat pump with a cheapo...

    No point in an Infinity heat pump with a cheapo air handler. If you want 2 stage or Infinity grade, you would want an Infinity air handler & control. Otherwise, get a 13/14 SEER single stage heat...
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    Most stay with the 2 though you can buy more....

    Most stay with the 2 though you can buy more. They can follow you to the room you are in and that sensor reads to temp or most I'd guess have them average.
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    Model numbers of what's been quoted? 1 room...

    Model numbers of what's been quoted?

    1 room might be a good place for a low temp mini split heat pump, such as the Mitsubishi Hyperheat.

    You are right, too big is not good. But with the...
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    The Nest would be but check out the Ecobee3....

    The Nest would be but check out the Ecobee3. We've had great luck with it recently.

    http://jackson-pavinthewaysoftw.netdna-ssl.com/product_image/asp_jackson/232x240/4869.jpg
  42. That's old R22 stuff, won't be on AHRI.

    That's old R22 stuff, won't be on AHRI.
  43. Only thing that would scare me with the variable...

    Only thing that would scare me with the variable capacity system is cooling distant rooms. You mention upstairs but I can't tell if that's the main floor or a 2nd floor. To me, variable capacity...
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    That's a builder model standard motor air...

    That's a builder model standard motor air handler. Putting a "15 SEER" heat pump on it won't deliver 15 SEER. Might get 14 out of a 14 SEER pump which is the minimum made these days though there are...
  45. I found nothing in the spec sheets that says...

    I found nothing in the spec sheets that says Nordyne matched a 2 ton A/C with a 3 ton coil. Might give them a ringy ding and see if they can show anything.

    800-4AC-HEAT

    Home warranty companies...
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    I have to look up a price on a Lennox inducer for...

    I have to look up a price on a Lennox inducer for a G32. He paid a fortune for a ECM motor last year, I bet he's gonna freak when he finds out how much for the inducer! Allied prices are so much less...
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    The XC14 is.

    The XC14 is.
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    Bypass level with the unit? Hadn't heard that...

    Bypass level with the unit? Hadn't heard that before. Rare that it is possible anyway.
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    Still waiting for model # of current air handler.

    Still waiting for model # of current air handler.
  50. Prestige IAQ is great (I have one :D) Works with...

    Prestige IAQ is great (I have one :D) Works with dehumidify on demand, can use remote sensors for averaging, remote control, outdoor sensors, float switches, internet gateway...
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