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  1. the guy said i don't have to pay until i'm fully satisfied

    i have paid him 1/3 so far... and he has been very conscious of doing the right thing so far.
    i hope he does the same when it comes to the liner

    he says he'll drain the condensate from the A/C to...
  2. Bayvent kit: yes its the chimney adapter kit

    this supposedly grabs more air from the furnace to pass through to the chimney to prevent condensation. (pros.. how far am I off on this simplistic explanation)

    they said the bend in the chimey is...
  3. thanks for the reply..i'm in Delaware

    yes. looks like the liner is either 5" or 6" - I'll check tomorrow. you are right the chimney is about 30' give or take a few.

    any ideas on how to get the liner in through a bend?
    there seems to...
  4. a/c is set on a new pad

    well the installer is the owner - its a small 3 employee company...

    the guy seems very professional and reliable - all the equipment is here exactly as promised and even a couple of free upgrades...
  5. laundry tub is on the other side of the house

    the liner looks like its 6" or 7" diameter - Zflex

    I now have a heat-pump and furnace - dual fuel setup - so they said they had to pull new wires.

    the water heater is a Ruud - RP40-30S-1 -...
  6. another question: the outdoor unit is not level at all

    the outdoor unit is not level slanted to one direction..

    when I asked the installer about it..
    he siad it shouldn't be level to prevent water collection...
    slanting it to one direction helps the...
  7. Hello all: the installers completed installing...

    Hello all:

    the installers completed installing most everything except the condensate pump, liner and humidifier. They are coming back tomorrow to complete these and also to properly setup the...
  8. thank you! that clears it up

    I called American Standard customer support and they didn't know for sure what this new model number was. They said it appears to be a new model number and they are going to lookup the nomenclature...
  9. Hello: My installers and the equipment is here...

    Hello:
    My installers and the equipment is here and they are installing now...

    but apparently they have switched the Gas Furnace to the following
    AUD1B100A9451A
    from what he quoted me on...
  10. hello all: Is American Standard Heritage 12...

    hello all:

    Is American Standard Heritage 12 heatpump 2A6H2036A comparable to Trane XR12: 2TWR2036A or XB12: 2TWB2036A?

    It'd be nice to know the equivalent Trane model for the AS equipment I'm...
  11. Hello all: I was just reviewing the American...

    Hello all:
    I was just reviewing the American Standard brochure on Freedom 80 furnace and the features list for the single stage does not include multi-speed blower whereas the dual stage...
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    thank you for the response

    yes.. what you said makes sense
    and that was what my contractor was suggesting too....
    "adding low returns in the basement to draw the cooler air"

    may be I typed incorrectly in my rush to type...
  13. thanks a lot! now I can trust my heater guy too

    thanks for clearing that up. my heater guy really is good.
  14. so only TXV* coils have expansion valves?

    In that case should I be asking him to add this to the configuruation? Is an expansion valve an addon - or is it part of the coil?

    I'm confused now.
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    Hello all: Thanks again for helping me all along...

    Hello all:
    Thanks again for helping me all along and this site is awesome...

    My contractor suggested adding low returns and making the high returns louvered in the basement to heat more evenly. ...
  16. Hello all: My contractor said I don't need a...

    Hello all:
    My contractor said I don't need a separate expansion valve because the coil TXCO36S3HPD already comes with one...
    but I see the expansion valve being referred to as TXV and was wondering...
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    Thank you all for helping me with the decision process

    couple of quick questions:

    which company makes the Vision Pro 8000 and what are the other brands it is sold as?

    Who makes the American Standard ACONT802 or 803 t-stats?
    and for my setup above...
  18. My contractor hasn't mentioned which 7-Day...

    My contractor hasn't mentioned which
    7-Day Programmable thermo-stat he was going to use...
    I'm trying to find out which would be more appropriate.

    ACONT802 (7-Day Digitial Programmable 3 Heat...
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    thaks again... what would most people do

    I wonder what do most people that don't know about this forum do...

    gez they fall under the "ignorance is bliss" category - nutil the repair bills mount and they just blame it on the brand name or...
  20. Thank you! this helped me greatly

    I told him I wanted to do the aluminum liner and not the Bayvent kit.

    Th 6-8% loss in efficiency would more than pay for the liner in the first year itself.
  21. Thanks a lot. That was very nice of you.

    thanks. this is awesome. way better than the Trane deal I was getting and at essentially the same price.
  22. Hello all: Following is my setup 80% furnace:...

    Hello all:
    Following is my setup
    80% furnace: AUD100C936K
    12SEER heat pump: 2A6H2036A1000A
    High efficiency coil: TXCO36S3HPD
    (The contractor said the above coil comes with an Expansion valve)...
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    what do you mean by "basic vent"?

    Trey: do you mean the bayvent system? or a basic aluminum liner? (this apparently has to be replaced every 10 years)

    or do you mean leave it as is - terracota lined. The chimney is kina wide...
  24. What is the loss in efficiency when using a...

    What is the loss in efficiency when using a Bayvent or Chimney Vent kit? Would I be better off with a liner instead (aluminum or stainless)?

    I hear the loss with a Bayvent is about 2% from my...
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    liner or bayvent

    I discussed this with the contractor and although his explanation was not as thorough.... he said if I don't put a liner in - the Bayvent will be needed by the inspector.
    and he says the loss in...
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    thanks a lot

    I think my contractor is recommending a non-programmable ACONT401 or a ACONT401 - with a "fossil fuel kit" setup.

    but based on responses here - it seems clear a prgrammable will be worth the...
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    Vent kit was recommended by 2 contractors

    One reputable contractor recommended because I have terracota lined chimney and if I don't put the chimney liner then a vent kit may be needed to keep the exhaust warm enough to prevent condensation...
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    Following is the American Standard proposal I...

    Following is the American Standard proposal I have accepted :
    80% furnace: AUD100C936K
    12SEER heat pump: 2A6H2036A100A
    High efficiency coil: TXCO36S3HPD
    Expansion Valve
    Humidifier
    Bayvent...
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    following is the AS proposal I have accepted

    80% furnace: AUD100C936K
    12SEER heat pump: 2A6H2036A100A High efficiency coil: TXCO36S3HPD
    Expansion Valve
    Humidifier
    Bayvent Chimney kit
    non-prog t-stat
    Permit

    I'm...
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    isn't there any difference?

    is Trane better known than AS?

    it looks like the Freedom 80 is closer to XR80 than XB80 - in terms of features and warranty...

    and along the same lines the Heritage 11 must be closer to XR11...
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    hello all: I'm now faced with a choice of...

    hello all:
    I'm now faced with a choice of possibly going with an American Standard since the Trane guy couldn't locate a XR11 Heat Pump.

    Is the AS - Freedom 80 single stage comparable to XR80 or...
  32. I'm in a bit of a bind and need your help. I...

    I'm in a bit of a bind and need your help.
    I picked a local contractor with a good reputation.
    The config was a Trane XR80 (100k btu) and an XR11 (3 ton)heatpump with TXV, std indoor coil,...
  33. thanks for the info. what's a TXV?

    how much should adding a TXV cost?
  34. if matched with an XR11 will I get 11 SEER or 10?

    another post by BaldLoonie on a different thread seemed to suggest that I will only get 10SEER
    I'm guessing TXV is variable speed - so I will get 11SEER only if matched with a XV? if not I can...
  35. My contractor gave me the following model number...

    My contractor gave me the following model number - but he did not specify what efficiency rating for the coil.
    If someone could lookup the efficiency of Trane Indoor coil TTXC036C4HPC? I'd...
  36. let me get this right...

    so it doesn't go just based on the temp on the thermostat
    i have to manually set it to "heat" mode right?
  37. If for some reason I set the thermostat higher...

    If for some reason I set the thermostat higher than outside temp (lets say 85F when I know I'm gonna be away for awhile) - would a heat pump come on and start heating the house in summer to bring it...
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    9.5 HSPF? yes I thought it was too high

    but according to this comparison chart:

    http://trane.com/residential/products/heatpumps/ComparisonResults.aspx?p1=14&p2=16&p3=

    its 9.5 for XR11
    but according to this
    ...
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    billva: yes the first guy did a load calc on his...

    billva:
    yes the first guy did a load calc on his hand-held computer.

    the second guy used the size of the existing equipment and the size of the house and came-up with the same size for the unit....
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    yes the furnace needed will be 100k btu

    because when the furnace kicks-off (at temperatures below 35f) then the Heat Pump is not running.
    i.e furnace is a back-up and does not run along with the HP.
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    Folks: need your help with my final decision......

    Folks:
    need your help with my final decision...
    I'm down to final 2 choices:

    The higher cost option from a good local installer "Glazar Bros":
    Trane
    XR80 Furnace, 100k btu, 80% AFUE
    XR11 Heat...
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    seems like Xenon is one of those

    its whatever you want it to be...

    These contractors probably buy equipment from some manufacturer - whoever's willing to sell to them and they put the Xenon label on them.

    there is no warranty...
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    some info from google

    http://www.achrnews.com/CDA/ArticleInformation/features/BNP__Features__Item/0,1338,151343,00.html

    http://www.achrnews.com/CDA/ArticleInformation/features/BNP__Features__Item/0,1338,84108,00.html
    ...
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    what is air time 500?

    yes. the web site says its a "dealer only" word-of-mouth brand.

    and they say its "premium" quality with high grade materials and parts

    http://www.xenonac.com/what.html

    but it'd be great if...
  45. thanks a lot. but i'm confused now.

    its clear that i need a de-humidifier in summer
    in winter i don't know yet - how humid the basement is...since I moved-in in Spring.

    but if I wait to add the humidifer it will cost me twice as...
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    does anyone know what this is comparable to?

    in terms of quality...

    if this is just a York - then which York product line is it comparable to? affinity? liberty?.
    the Xenon website has no model info or detailed features etc...

    its hard...
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    Has anyone heard of Xenon (by York)?

    This HVAC contractor is quoting me the same price for York Xeon (80% furnace and 12 SEER heat pump) as I'm getting for a Trane XR80 and XR11 (heat pump).

    I couldn't find any info on York's website...
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    heat pump is not a bad idea - considering they get them in Canada

    and if you are redoing the whole setup I'd say wait to put the HP
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    and oh basically a heat pump is...

    is an air-conditioner that can be reversed...

    in simple terms a Heat Pump allows the same process that an A/C uses to cool your house to be flipped back and forth. i.e
    when it functions as a...
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    i'm no Pro - but if at all you need heat...

    get a high SEER/HSPF heat-pump and no gas furnace should be needed in your area.
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