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  1. while your problem seems to be with upper floor...

    while your problem seems to be with upper floor system, it should be noted you have a mismatched first floor system with that Lennox coil. On a Payne outside condenser with a Carrier furnace.

    IMO
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    What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Your...

    What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Your home's comfort or extending the life of your AC system? You don't provide your location, size of your home, or size of your AC condenser. Your...
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    Very suspicious of sizing especially the furnace....

    Very suspicious of sizing especially the furnace. What thermostat for that nice 2 stage XV80 model? Needs to be a true two stage model that controls staging over a cheap Sgl stage model that will...
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    request a cash settlement...dump the 3rd party...

    request a cash settlement...dump the 3rd party warranty company to the curb...purchase new evap coil and condenser of your own choice...

    IMO
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    Need more information. One system or two? Sizes...

    Need more information. One system or two? Sizes please?

    On the Carrier you have been quoted their low end Comfort Series both condenser and air handler. I would recommend their mid range...
  6. It would be a gross mistake on your part I might...

    It would be a gross mistake on your part I might add if you are not sized correctly and also cheat a high end and very nice system with the wrong thermostat that cripples the furnaces capabilities....
  7. I would want to see a written load calculation in...

    I would want to see a written load calculation in hand both cooling and heating. Both furnace and AC seem oversized.

    IMO
  8. Surely not the correct thermostat for this...

    Surely not the correct thermostat for this furnace!

    Probably the XL824 model..

    IMO
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    As said, you get the proprietary top and extra 2...

    As said, you get the proprietary top and extra 2 yrs on compressor warranty with the XLi condenser series. If you don't have snow storms or lots of trees, I would not pay extra for the XLi series. I...
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    Needing Expert AHRI Directory Opinion.

    2 ton HP systems, a Trane and Rheem...both have 9.50 HSPF heating efficiency. Notice the difference in operating costs on the heating side. Why?

    7563855 ActiveSystems TRANE XL16I TRANE 4TWX6024H1...
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    Calling Baldie RP17

    Baldie

    More questions

    Is the RP17 quiet in both cooling and heating mode? There have been reports about noise problems with these inverter condensers of all brands especially in heating mode.
    ...
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    :troll2:Yes you should be concerned...grossly...

    :troll2:Yes you should be concerned...grossly oversized!

    I suggest though another load calc for both heating and cooling be performed by a 3rd party.

    IMO
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    thx Baldie...quiet both in cooling and heating...

    thx Baldie...quiet both in cooling and heating mode?

    Demand defrost?

    TD
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    Calling Baldie

    any opinion on Rheem's RP17 heat pump? Rheem's matching evap coils are now all aluminum? thx
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    Calling Baldloonie...I hope you see this and an...

    Calling Baldloonie...I hope you see this and an reply...thx
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    Amana Thermostat Question

    What is the recommended thermostat for staging both Amana AMEC96 furnace and ASXC16 AC condenser? Wasn't there an Amana two stage furnace that could only be staged by the furnace timer? Thx for your...
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    Mismatched evap coil and AC condenser can be...

    Mismatched evap coil and AC condenser can be problematic and lead to lower performance/efficiency numbers...what design temps both inside and outside were used by the 4th contractor? Don't know, then...
  18. if switching to gas, I would not do dual fuel...

    if switching to gas, I would not do dual fuel with heat pump and go straight high eff nat gas furnace with AC condenser. And I would think a 60 KBTU would be plenty for your home.

    IMO
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    Baldie is correct. Make certain you are sized...

    Baldie is correct. Make certain you are sized correctly and of course the best matching Trane evap coil, no third party coil acceptable.

    IMO
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    Carrier moving jobs to Mexico

    Carrier moving 1400 jobs to Mexico and closing Indianapolis plant...

    http://globalnews.ca/news/2514673/video-shows-moment-1400-indiana-workers-learn-jobs-are-being-shipped-to-mexico/?sf20854354=1
  21. What is your location? New Heat Pump System ...

    What is your location?

    New Heat Pump System

    Here is my general minimum spec sheet for new system. both outside and inside units should be replaced to have a properly matched system.

    15 SEER,...
  22. 5 days a year for heat justifies the need for a...

    5 days a year for heat justifies the need for a HP? I think you should weigh carefully the cost difference for a HP condenser versus heating exclusively with a small KW heat strip. Also, with your...
  23. If you don't plan on extensive insulation...

    If you don't plan on extensive insulation upgrades specific to the old section of your home, you will not be happy with a straight HP system. I would go dual fuel, HP with propane furnace backup. Of...
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    Agree with Baldie on the XR14, much better and...

    Agree with Baldie on the XR14, much better and nicer than any of the Lennox offerings. You are pairing with a low end Lennox furnace. If you decide on the XR14, it should be paired with best matching...
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    First you should recheck your propane cost. I...

    First you should recheck your propane cost.

    I made the following assumptions.

    Used 3 COP for HP and 96% eff for propane furnace. Here are the results to be used as a guide only.


    Cost per...
  26. The type snow storm from NC up the East Coast...

    The type snow storm from NC up the East Coast would completely overwhelm any HP's defrost system. Make sure no ice is on the condenser fan. If you hear any unusual noise upon start up, cut the...
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    Generally, you will get better comfort with 2...

    Generally, you will get better comfort with 2 separate systems. I think you have to weigh the cost difference not only of the 2 brands but also 2 separate systems versus one system that has zoning...
  28. Depending on your location, I would not have a...

    Depending on your location, I would not have a new HP system that did not have demand defrost feature. Neither Goodman or Bryant have this feature. Obviously option 3 is the best of the 3 systems you...
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    Any resolution to your gaspak heating issue? The...

    Any resolution to your gaspak heating issue? The winter storm is on it's way.

    IMO
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    I would forget the idea of installing a 3rd party...

    I would forget the idea of installing a 3rd party defrost board. But the fact is you have had hundreds if not thousands of unnecessary defrost calls which besides being expensive cause extra wear and...
  31. Trane XV95 furnace downflow model 80 K size ...

    Trane XV95 furnace downflow model 80 K size

    Could also be AmStd identical equivalent

    TDH2B080A9V3VB 40 17.5 28 49,400/76,000 95 Yes
  32. I would go with the TAM7A0C48H41 model. IMO

    I would go with the TAM7A0C48H41 model.

    IMO
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    any update?

    any update?
  34. If you live in a location/climate where heating...

    If you live in a location/climate where heating is important, you might want to consider the TAM048 air handler. That system has much better HSPF heating efficiency that will save you significant...
  35. I think you are expecting too much with your...

    I think you are expecting too much with your settings. Don't like the idea of disconnecting strip heat on a defrost call.

    IMO
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    I would say sizing of gaspak at least on the...

    I would say sizing of gaspak at least on the heating side is not an issue. If not a major leak in your supply ductwork, then your furnace is not working. You have nat gas or propane? You have looked...
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    What location and size living area your system...

    What location and size living area your system serves?

    Unless you have a gaping leak in your supply ductwork, the furnace is not working properly. This is not a DIY site. Call another dealer.
    ...
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    You need another Trane or AmStd dealer to take a...

    You need another Trane or AmStd dealer to take a look. This appears to be a low end 13 SEER gaspak. If so, you should be getting around 31 KBTUs of gas heat. What size living area? Take a temp...
  39. If you are speaking of heat pumps, then the 5 ton...

    If you are speaking of heat pumps, then the 5 ton XR17 and sister company AmStd equivalent paired with same TAM7 air handler(non communicating), then the matching AHRI number with...
  40. wrong thermostat that always goes to high stage...

    wrong thermostat that always goes to high stage whether needed or not defeats the purpose and functionality of a nice 2 stage var speed furnace.
    I know it's not what you want to hear but it's the...
  41. 8321 is wrong stat. Should be Trane 824 or HW...

    8321 is wrong stat. Should be Trane 824 or HW Prestige 2.0 thermostat wired correctly. Don't accept the 8321.

    IMO
  42. It would seem this is issue of both comfort and...

    It would seem this is issue of both comfort and leveraging a cheaper heating fuel against the more expensive propane. Here are the results to be used as guide only. I used 3 COP for HP efficiency and...
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    Big difference between a low end fixed speed air...

    Big difference between a low end fixed speed air handler and a 2 stage furnace.

    IMO
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    You need a true 2 stage thermostat that controls...

    You need a true 2 stage thermostat that controls furnace staging based on demand, not a furnace set up on a control board timer or a thermostat that controls staging based on a software algorithm...
  45. I would like to hear from other pros about the...

    I would like to hear from other pros about the stat selection but I do not believe HW Mdl 8321 is the correct thermostat for your application, ie true 2 stage thermostat that controls staging based...
  46. If you did not install a matching Trane evap...

    If you did not install a matching Trane evap coil, then that is a royal screwup especially since this should have been done with furnace install. This should be corrected ASAP.

    As to stat, the HW...
  47. This is a known Carrier Greenspeed issue usually...

    This is a known Carrier Greenspeed issue usually in heating mode at low outside temperatures. Go back to YouTube to the search function and type in Carrier Greenspeed noise. You will hear exactly...
  48. Less concerned about 3 ton AC since it is a 2...

    Less concerned about 3 ton AC since it is a 2 stage Mdl...I would want the 60K XV80 furnace with 824 Trane stat. Also suggest perfect fit media filter cabinet if you don't already have an air filter...
  49. Both blower rating as well as new furnace size is...

    Both blower rating as well as new furnace size is important. What size AC are you replacing and what size AC was quoted?

    Follow Baldie's advice on thermostat. You want thermostat to control...
  50. If board, it should be under warranty if furnace...

    If board, it should be under warranty if furnace is less than 10 yrs old.

    IMO
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