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    You can not make an informed decision without...

    You can not make an informed decision without knowing your all inclusive electric rate cost/KWH and all inclusive nat gas rate cost/therm. Then and only then can you know if there is any operating...
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    Thanks again for your replies. To be clear, I...

    Thanks again for your replies.

    To be clear, I am speaking about the coil for the air handler not refrigerant lineset. R22 had been used but now the HP has failed. Carrier info says this air...
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    thank you for your help...

    thank you for your help...
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    What is best procedure to clean coil and safely...

    What is best procedure to clean coil and safely reuse?

    Just understand, I am concerned about contamination. Don't want to make a bad situation worse.

    Thx
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    One more time...perhaps I am not making myself...

    One more time...perhaps I am not making myself clear...3 yr old fixed speed air handler that according to manufacturer's specs can be used with either R22 or Puron refrigerant. System set up with non...
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    But the question remains-can the coil in this air...

    But the question remains-can the coil in this air handler be safely flushed and purged and now paired with a 410a HP condenser?...or better just to replace coil with new in air handler?...thx
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    Air handler coils

    The situation.

    Owner has a Carrier air handler that can use r22 or Puron R410. Currently air handler is being used on an R22 HP system. HP condenser has failed and must be replaced. Question. Can...
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    What are outside temperature and inside...

    What are outside temperature and inside temperature plus thermostat setting when you engage your 5 KW heat strip?

    I think you are making a big deal out of nothing. If you have your mind se though...
  9. Baldie Correct me if I am mistaken but I was...

    Baldie

    Correct me if I am mistaken but I was thinking that on this model up to 3 tons were recips and above 3 tons were scrolls.

    thx
    TD
  10. Look at these 4 Trane systems. ...

    Look at these 4 Trane systems.

    6059613 Active Systems TRANE XR13 TRANE 4TWR3024D1 *AM7A0B30H21 770 25600 12.00 14.50 23000 9.00 15000 1 HRCU-A-CB 219 552
    ...
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    Lots of variables. What is your location? ...

    Lots of variables.

    What is your location?

    What size system? HP or straight AC with only strip heat?

    IMO
  12. I'll check with my dealer, but I believe this...

    I'll check with my dealer, but I believe this system would cost me an additional $1500-$2000.

    I don't believe that range.

    7510512 Active Systems MERIT 14ACX SERIES LENNOX INDUSTRIES,...
  13. 7510512 Active Systems MERIT 14ACX SERIES LENNOX...

    7510512 Active Systems MERIT 14ACX SERIES LENNOX INDUSTRIES, INC. 14ACX-036-230A** CH33-43B+TDR+TXV 1115 EL180UH070E36B* 35000 13.00 16.00 1 RCU-A-CB 265 Yes

    You should know that the...
  14. Give us the specifics on your heat pump; brand,...

    Give us the specifics on your heat pump; brand, model, size.

    You will definitely need a matching evap coil of same brand as HP condenser.

    You will need a DF thermostat with outdoor sensor.
    ...
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    2 stage var speed 95+% efficiency furnace at the...

    2 stage var speed 95+% efficiency furnace at the minimum....if you don't plan on adding a matching HP to leverage propane versus electric, then a high eff modulating furnace, Trane/AmStd,...
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    undersized return and only 1 return is not enough...

    undersized return and only 1 return is not enough for good airflow and comfort...what about the upstairs as well?

    IMO
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    all electric or nat gas availability?

    all electric or nat gas availability?
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    agree with Baldie about foaming and oversizing. ...

    agree with Baldie about foaming and oversizing.

    And if you do decide on top of line var condenser XV20i, you want the matching communicating inside unit whether furnace or air handler plus Trane's...
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    For nice new construction with excellent...

    For nice new construction with excellent building/insulation qualities, I would want a 2 stage 95+% eff var speed furnace with 15+ SEER AC condenser. Minimum for downstairs system. High eff HP with...
  20. Based on those electric rates, I certainly would...

    Based on those electric rates, I certainly would not install DF system. Drop the HP idea. For main system, go with high eff modulating furnace with high eff AC variable or 2 stage condenser. Insist...
  21. for Phil What is location? What is fossil...

    for Phil

    What is location?

    What is fossil fuel- propane or nat gas?

    What is electric rate? What is fossil fuel cost-nat gas cost/therm or propane cost/gal?

    Post back.
  22. The Lennox dealer is giving you the old smoke and...

    The Lennox dealer is giving you the old smoke and mirrors. He is looking out for himself, not his customer. It is a cheap shortcut. The correct two stage thermostat for a two stage furnace will...
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    Post model number of outside condenser and inside...

    Post model number of outside condenser and inside air handler including brand. What size heat strip? If you don't know, you should know. Find out.


    I would take some temperature measurements at...
  24. I will assume you live in a coastal location....

    I will assume you live in a coastal location. Confirm please.

    The Carrier condenser is low end. You might consider upgrade to the coastal model. You want the "L" model FV var speed air handler....
  25. Location? negatives... R22 system plus I...

    Location?

    negatives...
    R22 system plus I would have wanted a var speed air handler...

    I do recommend a PM service from a Trane dealer...

    IMO
  26. I found one match for a 3 1/2 ton Trane HP. It...

    I found one match for a 3 1/2 ton Trane HP.

    It appears there has been a modification to the air handler model you purchased. I have no idea what the difference is. From A to B. perhaps others can...
  27. What model furnace and thermostat? Appears you...

    What model furnace and thermostat? Appears you are short cycling at 37 degrees. I know Chicago has had much colder weather this winter. How did furnace perform then? At what outside temperature? What...
  28. You have a 410 system now. That is good. I...

    You have a 410 system now. That is good.

    I would forget the compressor replacement.

    If me, I would ask Trane dealer if Trane can provide the efficiency/performance numbers pairing new XR13...
  29. If you wanted to save a few bucks, you could drop...

    If you wanted to save a few bucks, you could drop down to the XR13 or XR15 model systems. Other than a little efficiency, the compressor warranty would drop from 12 yr to 10 yr. of course without the...
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    Does the Coleman have EDD-electronic demand...

    Does the Coleman have EDD-electronic demand defrost? Something to consider depending on your location. The Bryant definitely does not.

    IMO
  31. My minimum heat pump specs. For Chicago, I would...

    My minimum heat pump specs. For Chicago, I would not have a new system that does not have electronic demand defrost that eliminates/reduces nuisance and unnecessary defrost calls not to mention the...
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    If you have a smartphone, take a video next time...

    If you have a smartphone, take a video next time you hear this noise. Note outside conditions as well.

    TD
  33. I find it odd that heat strips weren't installed...

    I find it odd that heat strips weren't installed at time of initial system installation. I assume you are not tempering the cold AC air entering your home on a defrost call. Besides the issue of...
  34. For your location, I would not have a new HP...

    For your location, I would not have a new HP system without electronic demand defrost.

    Quote B would be my choice. 10 KW heat strip maybe staged with two 5s. What size are you running now? Sounds...
  35. Heat strips should not be operational in moderate...

    Heat strips should not be operational in moderate winter temps as is typical for OP's NW Florida location. Obviously a load calc needs to be performed both heating and cooling, but I would wager a...
  36. For those following this thread, please take note...

    For those following this thread, please take note OP's location is NW Florida.

    TD
  37. What do you mean exactly by 2 zone? If system...

    What do you mean exactly by 2 zone?

    If system is set up and running correctly, then the obvious answer to your issue is you are undersized. If you are having trouble now with heating and your...
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    Did not look up XB13, not worth it. Prefer the...

    Did not look up XB13, not worth it.

    Prefer the XR series because it is quieter.

    Identical performance/efficiency numbers.


    5495901 Active Systems TRANE XR15 WEATHERTRON TRANE 4TWR5042G1 ...
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    Condenser running continuously or cycling? TD

    Condenser running continuously or cycling?

    TD
  40. The XR series is quieter than the XB series, if...

    The XR series is quieter than the XB series, if that matters to you.

    IMO
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    The answer is an unequivocally no according to...

    The answer is an unequivocally no according to AHRI HP directory regardless of size/ system configuration.

    IMO
  42. A good basic programmable thermostat is HW Mdl...

    A good basic programmable thermostat is HW Mdl 8321. This thermostat has overcooling feature for handling humidity in AC cooling. If you want true dehumidify on demand with WiFi capability, then HW...
  43. 7510926 Active Systems TRANE XR14 TRANE 4TWR4048D1...

    7510926 Active Systems TRANE XR14 TRANE 4TWR4048D1 *AM7A0C48H41 1405 47000 12.00 14.50 43500 8.50 28800 1 HRCU-A-CB 392 912

    6464994 Active Systems TRANE XR15 TRANE 4TWR5049E1 ...
  44. Not installed yet? Definitely get the XR13. If...

    Not installed yet? Definitely get the XR13.

    If XR14 installed already, then keep and ask for a monetary concession.

    IMO
  45. How will area be heated? With that insulation...

    How will area be heated?

    With that insulation quality, no higher than 1 1/2 ton for a split system. See below.

    Nothing wrong with mini split.

    Living area is all open?

    I would insist...
  46. One return should be adequate if sized correctly....

    One return should be adequate if sized correctly. But you have raised the issue of correct sizing both AC and furnace.

    IMO
  47. What is location? What size living area is...

    What is location?

    What size living area is your home?

    What size XL20i condenser?

    What size XC95m furnace?

    How many returns does your home have?
  48. I would want a 4-5" box filter cabinet minimum...

    I would want a 4-5" box filter cabinet minimum installed at time of new system. Like Trane's Perfect Fit properly sized. Mistake not doing this unless you already have this.

    IMO
  49. A pleated 1" model? Do you run "fan on" or on...

    A pleated 1" model? Do you run "fan on" or on "auto".

    Makes a difference.

    90 days on auto, 30 days fan on and check condition.

    IMO
  50. Warranty still 10 Yr on condenser?...you need a...

    Warranty still 10 Yr on condenser?...you need a Trane filter box and the Trane communicating thermostat with the XC95m and XL20i.

    iMO
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