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  1. I understand your concern. That's why maybe I...

    I understand your concern. That's why maybe I should save the 1k going to full VS GreenSpeed and put towards zoning for the 5 speed GS

    The house is an extended cape cod -- this unit will do most...
  2. I'm reading that the 5 speed compressor is a...

    I'm reading that the 5 speed compressor is a different make then the fully modulating Greedspeed -- and some complain about the noise of the inverter on the fully modulating Greenspeed.

    Also some...
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    Thanks -- I'm glad to know that Trane has a...

    Thanks -- I'm glad to know that Trane has a comparable zoning system.

    I agree that 7 tons is a lot of cooling. The quick conversation I had regarding the equipment .. they sized it for heating...
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    I will ask this another way .... How does...

    I will ask this another way ....

    How does American Standard's zoning work relative to the Carrier system. Everybody on here likes the Carrier zoning .. how about AS.

    When I did the Bryant...
  5. Back in 2006 we had a 3T straight AC Bryant...

    Back in 2006 we had a 3T straight AC Bryant Evolution installed in a typical 4 square colonial with rear addition. We did that with 3 zones and the unit has worked extremely well.


    This unit -...
  6. Does the 5 speed unit use the same type of...

    Does the 5 speed unit use the same type of compressor as the Greenspeed? Incorporating a less sophisticated controller using 5 speed settings?

    The 5 speed unit goes down to 25 percent and the...
  7. Carrier Greenspeeed vs Carrier 5 Stage unit

    I understand that the Geeenspeed has a VS compressor -- Is the new 5 stage Carrier compressor a conventional with 5 different windings? Don't understand how they get 5 speeds.


    I'm doing my...
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    So no one has an opinion on zoning a 5 ton...

    So no one has an opinion on zoning a 5 ton American Standard unit ..
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    American Standard Question

    I am finally getting bids for my rebuild.

    The guy I felt most comfortable with uses American Standard products

    Two AS AccuComfort Platinum 18 heat pumps w/ TAM8 Air handlers and AS hydrocoils....
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    All the guys in PA like using boilers with...

    All the guys in PA like using boilers with hydro-coils whereas all the guys in NJ like using furnace set-ups. I guess because NJ has widespread Natural Gas and most of my area in PA is oil and...
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    So --- No one has installed a hydro-coil with a...

    So --- No one has installed a hydro-coil with a high end heat pump?

    Obviously, If I go with a matching Trane or Carrier furnace the matching controls make all the load/ fan speed calculations and...
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    Duel fuel using Hydrocoil

    Can someone explain how this is controlled (properly) vs a typical furnace w/heat pump? Both the Carrier and Trane guys want to install VS Heat pumps with hydro-coils. Will the Green-speed...
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    New system: Fujitsu whole house

    HVAC company came back with another proposal: Using AOU48RLXFZ 4T compressor w/ branch boxes.

    Brick extended cap with two one room 1st floor additions - currently two split A/C only systems 6T -...
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    my situation is standard drywall ceiling with 16"...

    my situation is standard drywall ceiling with 16" on center rafters w/ attic above -- I guess they would need to be boxed out.
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    minisplit ceiling cassett

    Received a few more proposals for my house and the cost of replacing my 2Ton 2nd floor system (attic) is about the same as putting in a Fugitsu two zone ceiling cassette system in -- with the smaller...
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    How does the Amana/ Goodman thermostat system...

    How does the Amana/ Goodman thermostat system stack up?

    The package did list the communication system -- I'm not sure if the thermostat is important to the mix -- but the state rebate program is...
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    Thanks for the info havcvegas. I did not get into...

    Thanks for the info havcvegas. I did not get into the exact model numbers of everything -- I was looking at the various items on a a spreadsheet.

    don't you have to use the Amana equipment do get...
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    Thanks for the input Baldloonie -- you are always...

    Thanks for the input Baldloonie -- you are always so helpful.

    They will have the matching AH and controls. Not knowing anything about the Amana equipment ... I did not want to be surprised if I...
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    So ... can anyone tell me if the Amana units are...

    So ... can anyone tell me if the Amana units are rebadged Goodman's? Just like to know what I am getting.

    I've installed the Bryant Evolution (2006) with 3 zones -- so I know how well and quiet...
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    I replaced all the windows back in the 90's --...

    I replaced all the windows back in the 90's -- double pane french casements -- added insulation. 1950 was block with brick on the outside and plaster on the inside .. insulation was for sisseys. That...
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    Amana ASZC16 ??

    I had an energy audit done at my home/ office. Blower door/ heat loads/ pictures.

    They company came back with a bunch of recommendations .. and they are suggesting the above Amana 16 SEER VS 2...
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    TB -- Yes, you answered some of my questions a...

    TB -- Yes, you answered some of my questions a while back ... I am going to add a fresh air intake into a dedicated dehumidifier ... I'm just not sure how it is all going to shake out .. for lack of...
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    I see ...... so same kind of compressor as the...

    I see ...... so same kind of compressor as the greenspeed without the full inverter. I happen to notice that Trane use a "liquid cooling" on the inverter .. sounds complicated .. maybe doing the 5...
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    Coil size explanation?

    Can someone explain what different coil sizes do? ... and why some coils are able to be with many size condensors and some are not .. or do I have that wrong

    It seems like people put larger coils...
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    "Rotary" like a Wankel? Will it backfire 5 min...

    "Rotary" like a Wankel? Will it backfire 5 min after ever stop? I will have to do some research .... Nordyne? So I guess it is connected to a 5 speed motor vs having some sort of "off-loader"...
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    New Carrier 5 speed

    I see that Carrier is coming out with a new 5 speed condenser. Is this just a more advanced control for a scroll compressor -- or is this something totally new?........don't see a HP on the Carrier...
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    With this plan you have to use one of the...

    With this plan you have to use one of the contractors certified under the plan. Having lived and owned various houses in this area I'm a bit more familiar with the local companies vs PA. The plan...
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    Teddy Bear: I want to thank you for your help ...

    Teddy Bear: I want to thank you for your help ... I ordered the Santa Fe compact and installed it the other day ... I'm going to stop in tomorrow see how she is doing.

    That is a very nice unit...
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    Energy Audit in NJ

    Wondering if anyone has any experience. The NJ energy program looks interesting with potential rebates up to 5k .. requires an energy audit ....... anything to look out for?

    I have quite a few...
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    I see .....so the compact 2 and the 70 are...

    I see .....so the compact 2 and the 70 are similar units? Then the advanced 2 and the 90?

    I like the idea of the separate intake for outside on the 90 .. should I need that in the future ... but...
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    dehumidifier question

    My post fire rebuild is moving along like molasses ... it will be two years very soon.

    So nothing happening with the studio upgrades. I have to get a better dehumidifier for the space ... and I'm...
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    BadgerBoiler ... Thanks for your input. I will...

    BadgerBoiler ... Thanks for your input. I will have to look up "CH"

    Lots of people in my area have Propane issues ... I never understood why until more research .. thats how I found reference to...
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    Viessmann Vitodens 222-5

    Anybody have any experience with the 222-5 ..... it looks like just the ticket for my rebuild.

    Compact size. Modulatiing and self adjusting burner (important as I am on propane) plenty of hot...
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    Historic board is a pain! All three options are...

    Historic board is a pain! All three options are going to require some type of screening.

    The space is basically two equal sized large garages -- about 1700 sf total. A package HP could be...
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    Dedicated horizontal package unit.

    I was questioned (historic review board) about the use of a package unit to heat/ cool my studio. I'm wondering what differences, if any the dedicated horizontal units have over the ones that can be...
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    Back when I had it installed the 32 gal tank had...

    Back when I had it installed the 32 gal tank had me a bit concerned - but it has work flawlessly ... we do keep the temp of the water on the high side. That house has NG .... my new system must be...
  37. I had the infinity system installed in the house...

    I had the infinity system installed in the house I grew up in ..... it is a large colonial w/ first floor sun rooms on both sides and a later one story rear addition .... it was split into 3 zones...
  38. VS Units and Proper Ductwork: Education Please

    I have read quite a few posts regarding the newest inverter compressor systems and the need for proper sized ductwork .. even more so then standard systems ... and I'm a bit confused. It sounds as...
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    Indirect DHW: Still the best way to go?

    Over the last couple of months I have read a few comments stating that indirect DW heaters were more expensive to operate VS others ....... electric included.

    I have to make a decision soon and I...
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    equipment question

    I getting a bit closer to specifying a system -- the installer that I feel the most comfortable with is speaking of two Carrier Infinity 25HNB6 Heat Pumps and two Infinity 59TP5A Propane heaters. One...
  41. Thread: Polaris WH

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    The Propane vs Electric is what I am trying to...

    The Propane vs Electric is what I am trying to figure out. Drilling the wells for geothermal will be 60k -- don't see the payback. I have a 84% direct vent fan forced propane heater out in my...
  42. Thread: Polaris WH

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    Thanks for the input. With no NG available I'm...

    Thanks for the input. With no NG available I'm stuck with expensive alternatives -- so I have no choice but to get the best heat pumps available. I'm going to spray foam the whole place and install...
  43. Thread: Polaris WH

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    Polaris WH

    Looks like a few years ago I see positive reviews of these units - wondering if that is still the case?

    Would use a propane unit for HW as well as for back up coils in two HP's (possible small...
  44. Thread: AUX Heat Help

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    So what should I take into account as far as the...

    So what should I take into account as far as the back up heat? Understanding that NG is not available. I did not understand that the heat strips and the HP worked together
  45. Thread: AUX Heat Help

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    AUX Heat Help

    I'm confused !

    I was reading over another thread where it was mentioned that the Carrier Greenspeed is optimized for heat capacity - and is able to operate at lower temps keeping the set point...
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    Interesting --- So why does the line set care if...

    Interesting --- So why does the line set care if it is in the ground or not? I'm wondering what is actually changing with the operation of the AC/ Heat pump when the line set is buried. My house is...
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    What kind of warranty issues could come into...

    What kind of warranty issues could come into play? Can you get any noise if the line set is in a conduit? I have asked so many questions because I am rebuilding an old stone structure located in a...
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    Looks like the evaporator would be a tad lower...

    Looks like the evaporator would be a tad lower then the condenser -- we are going to be digging out an existing crawlspace for radon issues and I am hoping that we can get it to a usable depth to...
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    Burried Lineset??

    What is the best way to burry a line set? I am doing some planning for my rebuild and because of the size of the new HE condensers it looks like one will need to be situated away from the house if...
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    What controls the Whole House vents? Do they run...

    What controls the Whole House vents? Do they run all the time? -- at 80% I would think you would loose a lot of heat? I'm just wondering if you can pipe them to take air out of the bathrooms and...
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