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  1. Contracter put in the wrong SEER system - recommendations sought

    All - I had contracted for an Armstrong 14 SEER 5 ton heat pump with a an Armstrong 2 stage 120,000 BTU gas furnace ( dual fuel ). When working outside - I noticed a 13 SEER rating on the unit and...
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    Great - just let me know

    Thanks - Dan
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    North Carolina side of Lake Wylie

    Not to far from the SC border ....
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    Thanks for the inputs

    Yes - I am pushing her to get multiple quotes. And I have asked her to get me more details on the unit this week - ie tonage etc. What I do know is she is in a townhouse community circa 1997...
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    I have a friend in the Lake Wylie area - whose...

    I have a friend in the Lake Wylie area - whose heat pump seems to be dying a slow death. All I Know is it is a trane and she is in a town home. Symptom was freezing of the coil - diagonstic from...
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    Thanks Watercop !

    All Very Logical and verifying what I am only surmising ...

    Any elec hot water heater brands you recommend ?

    It is a bit subjective topic - as I can several posts where the theme is Elec is...
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    Thanks cem-bsee - to answer your questions:

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by cem-bsee
    [B]where will house be?

    -Marion, NC

    having HWH in conditioned area will add heat.

    - yes, but in an area that I don't care if it is warmer than the...
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    All - for new construction ( heat pump with...

    All - for new construction ( heat pump with propane back up ), I am now thinking about how water heaters. Tankless vs tank, elec vs LPG. It seems LPG is more expensive than than an elec tank - from...
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    Thanks for your thoughts wyounger

    A very valid point .... I wanted to go with a propane back up, as I am thinking of a back up generator and can scale down the size by not having a heat pump on it ... also, would add the strips to...
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    I saw this website a while ago ...

    No experience - just an FYI

    http://www.healthyenvironments.com/before_after.html
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    Any thermostats that can optimize

    a dual fuel system ( propane ) that also has added elec strips for a choiee of backup .... ie heat pump during one temp range, elec back for a lower range, then propane for the lowest ... or is...
  12. The local distributor is pushing them and I did...

    The local distributor is pushing them and I did not find a lot of info in the archives ?

    Thanks - Dan
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    I have a friend who specs equipment for a large...

    I have a friend who specs equipment for a large construction company. He claims that in hot temps ( ie anything above 85 or 90 F ) a heat pump is not as efficient at cooling as an air conditioner. ...
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    Thanks BillVa - I can have the standy gen...

    Thanks BillVa - I can have the standy gen separate, as well as the tankless water heater (if I go that route - I am still mixed if it is worth the cost ... however, this being a second home for...
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    I am in the midst of getting footers poured for...

    I am in the midst of getting footers poured for my new house - it will sit on a few acres in a wooded environment. The lot is a bit steep on one side - where I will have to build up 10 feet before I...
  16. I have quotes on these two systems. From what I...

    I have quotes on these two systems. From what I can tell - the big differences between the two are:

    The Affinity (two stage compressor) has a 15+ SEER rating vs Armstrong (single stage) has a 14...
  17. All - I have a quote on two York Affinity...

    All -

    I have a quote on two York Affinity systems - the 3S and 8T ... and looking at the brochure, one of the claims is that these units have "Exclusive Hot Heat Pump Technology" where the these...
  18. Thanks Irascible ! I'm sure someone will...

    Thanks Irascible !


    I'm sure someone will come up with more useful information. But after reading about all the money you're going to spend I was flabbergasted to hear you consider a run of the...
  19. I have been lurking for over a week - soaking up...

    I have been lurking for over a week - soaking up info and now registered, so I can ask a few questions or insights. Here is the scenario:

    I am building a new house in Marion, NC ( acting as...
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