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    I know it's more cost effective, but is it right?...

    I know it's more cost effective, but is it right? If the coils are leaking, you're moving to a new refrigerant, and you believe the leaking could be a result of something getting into the lines from...
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    Line purging versus replacing

    Is there a right or wrong answer on this?

    In getting estimates on a new AC, some vendors are saying they will purge the copper lines but not replace them (the ones running from the outside unit to...
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    wahoo, most people I've spoken to have a 10 year...

    wahoo, most people I've spoken to have a 10 year parts/labor built into the price of the unit on the 14 seers (at least the two quotes I have gotten thus far). It wasn't positioned as an "extended...
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    Sorry...it is my fault since I asked for...

    Sorry...it is my fault since I asked for specifics. In his defense...it is consistent with what I have heard elsewhere :)
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    ADillon....you seem to be a good contact in my...

    ADillon....you seem to be a good contact in my local area (been looking for one for months). Now it seems as if I have no way to get a hold of you since only pro members have access to private...
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    Thanks! Guess I meant private labeling. THAT'S...

    Thanks! Guess I meant private labeling. THAT'S what is annoying (IMO)
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    Thanks! I'm trying to find a way to private...

    Thanks! I'm trying to find a way to private message you but cannot figure it out right now.....I'm clicking on your name but don't see an option. I'll do it as soon as I can figure it out and spare...
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    They were actually fourth of the four on my list....

    They were actually fourth of the four on my list. Can I ask why? It's not bashing if you are speaking from factual experience.

    I am in the Phoenixville area and would LOVE your thoughts!!!
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    local contractor sites and they are calling...

    local contractor sites and they are calling things "Ever-Rest" for example...or "Oliver"....they "rebrand" them with their own unique name.
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    Thanks! I have gathered that from discussing...

    Thanks! I have gathered that from discussing this in the past with you and have another thread to that end (see below link) but nobody has responded yet.....I'm hoping someone knows of these...
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    SEER Ratings - What am I missing?

    Sorry...nevermind
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    All great points. My only "issue" with it is...

    All great points. My only "issue" with it is from the layman's perspective (which I am). I know of Trane, American Standard, Carrier, York, Armstrong. I would look for brands like these that I...
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    All good stuff Mr. Bill. RIght up my alley...

    All good stuff Mr. Bill. RIght up my alley because I like to research everything (even things I know nothing about like HVAC). But I'll tell you that my posting in this forum with even the most...
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    Thanks so much!

    Thanks so much!
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    Rebranded units UGH

    WHY on earth does the HVAC industry re-brand their units. It makes it impossible to see what you're getting. So here's my question...if I ask a reputable vendor who makes their "rebranded" unit,...
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    Next steps on contractor search...

    Hello again...well now that Spring is within sight I'm starting to think about our new A/C unit. Many of you helped me last year to start thinking about this "the right way". I'm in the...
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    Thanks moto. Well thought out and detailed...

    Thanks moto. Well thought out and detailed response (as always!) So what I've learned is to get multiple quotes, look for ACCA members, and have them pass my "test". This last part I could...
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    My point was pretty clear. People are jumping to...

    My point was pretty clear. People are jumping to conclusions without a lot of detail. Seemed odd. Got it?
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    Guess I an more surprised people are making these...

    Guess I an more surprised people are making these assumptions. I hear of tons of new home units going in the 8 to 12 year range depending on use. Vendor has good reputation so for people to be...
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    OK well maybe people were confused because they...

    OK well maybe people were confused because they were calling it a furnace? I dunno but out of 12 homes in the subdivision, 4-5 went in the past year and they're all 10 years old and same issues...
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    A few things: it's an AC not a furnace, it's...

    A few things: it's an AC not a furnace, it's American Standard (not trane) and a few others in the neighborhood have gone and we're attributing it to the fact that they were original home installs...
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    Yes and no. In my area in particular (bordering...

    Yes and no. In my area in particular (bordering the most affluent part of the state) contractors in those areas charge a premium becasue of the affluence of the area, not because they're "better". ...
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    I'm in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. My...

    I'm in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. My problem is I could probably find some in what we call our "main line" but that's the wealthiest part of the state and as such, they come at a premium. ...
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    REALLY? Wow....I would have thought the...

    REALLY? Wow....I would have thought the installation, while by no means easy, would be fairly standard. Not "plug and play" but certainly something where one installer versus another couldn't do...
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    That's great insight for someone like me who...

    That's great insight for someone like me who doesn't know much. So based on your response it seems that this and Amana are more "standard" units and Carrier, York and Trane are more upscale? I'm...
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