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  1. "Interesting" is an understatement.

    "Interesting" is an understatement.
  2. Immediate Sales Positions Available - PA

    We have immediate sales positions available. We are a wholesale distributor for heating and air conditioning in the Philadelphia Metro market also serving markets such as Harrisburg, Lancaster and...
  3. Thread: iq drive

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    My experience with manufacturers tends to bet the...

    My experience with manufacturers tends to bet the old addage...if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I dont think this is a new concept and I believe another manufacturer at one point in...
  4. You must be kidding me. First, American...

    You must be kidding me.

    First, American Standard/Trane are the only manufacturer that still makes their own compressors. The scrolls are part of a joint venture facilty with another manufacturer,...
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    Doesn't matter. On machines of similar...

    Doesn't matter. On machines of similar capacities with similar cooling efficiencies, the HSPF will also be very close. The Trane/American Standard brand actually has higher HSPFs with R-22...by a...
  6. Just wondering what the minimum distance between...

    Just wondering what the minimum distance between an oil furnace heat exchanger and a cooling coil should be. I see a lot of contractors install coils directly on top of oil furnaces to save on...
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    Sorry about that. The 2 Stage variable speed has...

    Sorry about that. The 2 Stage variable speed has that feature, but not on the 2 stage. Looks like you're stuck with 10 minutes.
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    The furnace control board has a seperate set of...

    The furnace control board has a seperate set of dip-switches that control the time delay from first to second stage. .5Min, 5Min, 10Min or 15Min.

    Dont get crazy on the controls, use the fossil...
  9. 9 weeks, by today's standards, is a rediculously...

    9 weeks, by today's standards, is a rediculously long lead time. Most modern manufacturing facilites use Demand Flow Technology, which basically means that manufacturing of products shift as demand...
  10. Jeff That is outrageous. Something doesn't...

    Jeff

    That is outrageous. Something doesn't sound right. Might want to consider a different brand. I know that American Standard and Trane have top notch heat pumps. I work for an independently...
  11. Ditto too. The Trane/American Standard 2 Stage...

    Ditto too. The Trane/American Standard 2 Stage Variable Speed Gas Furance is exceptional. As for the filter, an external pleated media filter is a good choice, Aprilaire is popular in the industry...
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    I agree with neophytes. Equipment means nothing...

    I agree with neophytes. Equipment means nothing if it is installed poorly. Ask for recent references, last training classes attended, certifications (NATE is popular in the industry, but not always...
  13. good post

    good post
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    You should basically consider 10 and 12 SEER...

    You should basically consider 10 and 12 SEER gone. Most manufacturer's aren't accepting any new orders becuase their production for current orders has them to the deadline which they can no longer...
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    But for someone battling with a decision of...

    But for someone battling with a decision of Trane/American Standard vs. Lennox, it is 3rd party documentation on responses from other homeowners. I think its a good resource for this type of...
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    I work for a distributor. We have strict...

    I work for a distributor. We have strict policies about not selling the equipmment over the counter or doing side-work (even if its for our own house) So I had to have one of our dealers install it...
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    KCMC Another difference between the...

    KCMC

    Another difference between the Trane/American Standard and Lennox brands can be found in the outdoor unit, specifically the condensor coil. Trane/American Standard use an all aluminum spine...
  18. Natural Gas or Propane? If its propane, get rid...

    Natural Gas or Propane? If its propane, get rid of it. Heat Pumps have come a long way. Make sure to go Variable Speed on the indoor for Heat Pump. Makes a big difference. Have you considered...
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    I stand by my recommendation to read the CR...

    I stand by my recommendation to read the CR articles, completely. Brand plays an important role, but so does the contractor and the information in the articles reflects that. The installing...
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    Not sure you're referring to cooling or...

    Not sure you're referring to cooling or heating...but either way, 2 stages are always better than 1. When a contractor performs a "load calculation" for your home. He basically is calculating size,...
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    I live by Consumer Reports myself. Had an...

    I live by Consumer Reports myself. Had an American Standard installed in my house a year ago. I love it! The installing dealer was great. I also live in Philly area.

    CR - May 2001
    CR -...
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    May 2001 - CR #1 American Standard (best Repair...

    May 2001 - CR #1 American Standard (best Repair History), Trane #3, Lennox #6

    Nov 2002 - CR Gas Furnaces, American Standard and Trane(more reliable than average), Lennox not mentioned

    Feb 2005...
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    By "Fresh Air" I'm assuming you mean Outside Air....

    By "Fresh Air" I'm assuming you mean Outside Air. Make sure not to confuse the two. Not all outside air is..."Fresh" so to speak. Some local codes require that outside air be introduced when...
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