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    I am just not comfortable with a packaged heat...

    I am just not comfortable with a packaged heat pump unit here in the North East. Even though we are near the ocean it can get quite cold as we saw last winter. Natural gas is being brought into our...
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    Thanks again for some good information. Is...

    Thanks again for some good information. Is warranty difference and the ease of working on these units the only things that separate these models? Are they all mechanically identical? Also still...
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    It looks like in our area there are a lot of...

    It looks like in our area there are a lot of Carriers, Lennox, Trane, some Evolutions.
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    I appreciate the replies. As to the 3 choices...

    I appreciate the replies. As to the 3 choices mentioned unfortunately only York has a dealer within 100 miles of the Eastern Shore. It would be nice to know the advantages of any particular unit...
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    Ok, perhaps the question is too specific and...

    Ok, perhaps the question is too specific and controversial. If I wanted to check out 3 of what would be considered the most reliable package units what brands should I consider?
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    Replacement Unit Advice

    I currently have a 1996 Goodman package unit that has provided good service over the years. It is a 4 ton/115,000BTU unit. Our home is about 1700sq ft. [mid-atlantic] with cathedral ceilings and...
  7. Thread: Heat Pump Seers

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    I appreciate all the replys. Here is one...

    I appreciate all the replys. Here is one calculation done by one homeowner; "According to my calculations I would save about $227 per year by going to a 13 seer unit and $327 per year going to a 15...
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    The financial calculations were done including...

    The financial calculations were done including tax credits and rebates. Seems like there may be a lot of upselling in the industry to increase profit at the expense of the customers.
  9. Thread: Heat Pump Seers

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    Heat Pump Seers

    This is more of a general question but it came up when 2 friends of mine found themselves in need of a new heat pump. Their current models are 10 Seer and 10 years old. All 3 HVAC companies suggested...
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    I guess it all depends on whose ox is being...

    I guess it all depends on whose ox is being gored. An interesting thing happened in my situation today. My neighbor is a mechanical engineer and I was explaining about the centrifigul switch that was...
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    I am not looking for an online price just a...

    I am not looking for an online price just a "fair" price. I hear what the professionals are saying and respect that but unfortunately the HVAC business, due to its nature, also provides an...
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    Just to provide a followup. The HVAC tech arrived...

    Just to provide a followup. The HVAC tech arrived today and it turned out to be as suspected the draft inducer centrifugal switch located on the rear of the motor. He was able to knock on the end of...
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    Package Unit Intermittent Heat Loss

    I have an older Goodman outdoor package unit. The heat side is propane. At the beginning of the heating season [October], when I turned the heat on, the exhaust fan for the unit ran but the burner...
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    I do not have an LP tank. We have underground...

    I do not have an LP tank. We have underground propane lines from the main propane supplier throughout our community. I do have a fireplace on propane but it has not been on since last year. Water...
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    Goodman Furnace Heat question

    I have a 97 Goodman propane/AC outdoor package unit which has performed well. This is the second time this year we have turned the heat on this year as it gets colder. We had noticed in late...
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    Goodman Package Unit Question

    I have a 1997 Goodman outside package combo propane/AC unit for my home. It performs well and this was about the second time I have called for heat as it gets colder out.
    We had noticed in late...
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    I have considered putting a mini split as a...

    I have considered putting a mini split as a supplement to the package unit. My biggest concern is the inch thick cedar shake siding which makes installing a unit into a wall a real pain and the...
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    As explained in my first post I have been the...

    As explained in my first post I have been the gamut with that option including with an HVAC guy and there is no place, as improbable as it mat seem, to put an airhandler any place other than a shed...
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    Thank you for your input. One question. Do I not...

    Thank you for your input. One question. Do I not gain any effiency because the shed would be unheated? What about people that have the air handlers in their unheated garage? I can buy 99% efficient...
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    Inside Air Handler, worth it?

    I currently have a Goodman gas/ac package unit located on one side of my home. The outside house wall next to which it is installed is hand cut 1" cedar shakes. There is about a 15" high block...
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