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    So a new company came out today to give me...

    So a new company came out today to give me another quote and they are doing the Manual J.

    They did bring up an issue that no one else has. They said that if I need a larger unit than what I...
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    I personally haven't seen any new construction...

    I personally haven't seen any new construction homes in Florida where the air handler isn't in the garage. Also, we don't warm up our cars or leave them running in the garage so I can't imagine this...
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    More valuable information...thanks skippedover!

    More valuable information...thanks skippedover!
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    Thanks for the resources TxTurbo. I've never...

    Thanks for the resources TxTurbo.

    I've never heard of either of those organizations but it's interesting that none of the contractors I contacted are listed as ACCA members.

    I'll call a few...
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    Thanks for the input guys. I've had 6 estimates...

    Thanks for the input guys. I've had 6 estimates and not one company does a heat load calc. How do I find one that will?
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    Looking at the Bryant website, I see that the...

    Looking at the Bryant website, I see that the Legacy appears to be their base model. I just was quoted on the Evolution system vs Quote 1 and it's about $ more.
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    The bryant quote is coming from a dealer who...

    The bryant quote is coming from a dealer who deals in trane, carrier and about 8 or 9 other brands and I know he feels it's a great product.

    That impression came from other people who gave quotes...
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    Please help with quotes.

    I'm finally getting ready to decide on a new system for our home in Orlando. I'm replacing the current air handler and having it relocated to the garage and replacing the condenser as well. There's...
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    I'm going with the same Lennox XP14 condensor and...

    I'm going with the same Lennox XP14 condensor and air handler as the OP. It is the only 5-ton set up that qualifies for the tax credit and there's no reason not to take advantage of it.

    Have you...
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    Trane XL16i vs XL19i

    I have decided to upgrade my old Rheem system. Both installers have quoted me on Trane systems and one of them seems to be the most complete in determining what system I need. Both have suggested...
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    The cost of just adding the additional supplies...

    The cost of just adding the additional supplies and return is about 1/10th of the cost of a new system.

    According to the person who gave me the estimate, he states that he can't guarantee the...
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    That's true. But hopefully the more expensive car...

    That's true. But hopefully the more expensive car has features that you'll enjoy such as sunroof, leather seats, navigation, etc.

    Why would I want to choose the XL15i or XL16i over the XR13?
    ...
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    I received the quote this morning for the...

    I received the quote this morning for the following options:

    1. XR13 w/Variable speed, 14 seer/8.5, 4TWR3048, 4TEE3D40, var fan.
    48.5kbtu cooling/46kbtu heating

    2. XL15i w/Var, 14.25...
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    Yes, the rest of the home seems fine except for a...

    Yes, the rest of the home seems fine except for a sun room area. He suggested adding a return to the master bedroom and an additional supply on the other side of the room. He would also add a...
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    The estimator came out today and said the current...

    The estimator came out today and said the current Rheem unit we have is a 3.5 ton system and that it is not adequate for a 2900sq ranch. He did the load calculations and estimated 53,000 btu with...
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    Thanks for everyone's input! It makes complete...

    Thanks for everyone's input!

    It makes complete sense that improving the attic insulation to R30 would decrease the demand or need for a larger capacity A/C unit.

    I am having an A/C person...
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    Upgrade or stay put

    I recently moved into a home that has 2900 sqft, single level built in 1984. The interior was gutted about 2 years ago and remodeled, including new plumbing and low e glass windows. As soon as I...
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