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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
  2. 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,...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  12. 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
  13. I would go with the TAM7A0C48H41 model. IMO

    I would go with the TAM7A0C48H41 model.

    IMO
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    any update?

    any update?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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
  23. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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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    Thank you so much... TD

    Thank you so much...

    TD
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    Calling Baldloonie

    Ruud Furnace

    U96VA0702317MSA

    What is the best thermostat for this furnace and why?

    HW Prestige 2.0 ?

    thx
    TD
  34. If you are installing a Trane furnace, 2 reasons...

    If you are installing a Trane furnace, 2 reasons I prefer and recommend Trane's Perfect Fit cabinet with pleated media filter. First Trane's cabinet can be described as heavy duty and better made...
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    straight AC not a HP?...what is your location? ...

    straight AC not a HP?...what is your location?

    IMO
  36. I find that aux heat amount inconsequential....

    I find that aux heat amount inconsequential. However, you can ask your dealer to lock out heat strips down to a certain outside temperature.

    IMO
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    Looks like a low end Trane Mdl XB80, 80 KBTUs at...

    Looks like a low end Trane Mdl XB80, 80 KBTUs at 80% eff yielding 64 K output with a 4 ton rated conventional blower.

    TUE1B080A9481A 40 17.5 28 64,000 80

    IMO
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    Have you asked your dealer? If you post your...

    Have you asked your dealer? If you post your electric rate cost/KWH and propane cost/ gal, I can give you some numbers to be used as a guide.

    What Mdl furnace is this? XV90 down flow? Discontinued...
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    First, you need a load calculation for both...

    First, you need a load calculation for both heating and cooling. Then and only then can you make an informed decision. FROGs ( finished room over garage) are notorious for heating cooling. You...
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    Sizing all over the place. What is your location?...

    Sizing all over the place. What is your location? What size home do you have? What size furnace/eff and AC condenser are you replacing?

    Post back.

    IMO
  41. What size furnace and efficiency are you...

    What size furnace and efficiency are you replacing? What size living area will new furnace serve? Where will new furnace be located?

    Post back

    IMO
  42. Thread: Coil life

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    11 mths is pathetic...warranty covered both part...

    11 mths is pathetic...warranty covered both part and labor?

    Are you close to water?...should have been Carrier's aluminum "ALA" coil. This should be the replacement.

    IMO
  43. Not certain I agree with above post. I will need...

    Not certain I agree with above post. I will need to run some fuel comparison numbers. However, I should have asked what plans you have if any for AC.

    Here are some fuel comparison numbers to be...
  44. You are conflicted. I think this is more a...

    You are conflicted. I think this is more a decision of cost difference, your budget, and expectations regarding comfort. I agree with your dealer that you will be getting a significant jump with the...
  45. The Lennox is rated at 90 KBTU at 95% eff with 4...

    The Lennox is rated at 90 KBTU at 95% eff with 4 ton rated high eff blower motor.

    The Trane is rated at 100 KBTU at 95% eff with 4 ton rated conventional blower motor.

    You should check warranty...
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    Definitely the wrong furnace for the XR16...

    Definitely the wrong furnace for the XR16 condenser. Should be the XT80. Dealer looking out for himself, not his customer! He should be asked to exchange it.

    IMO
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    What location? What size living space? For...

    What location? What size living space?

    For either configuration, I would want the XT80 furnace, not the XR80 especially if you decide on the high eff XR16 AC condenser.

    IMO
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    If you post your nat gas cost/therm and electric...

    If you post your nat gas cost/therm and electric cost/KWH, I will run a fuel comparison analysis for you. However, generally the operating leverage using electric HP versus nat gas furnace has all...
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    First off, I don't think you are being sized...

    First off, I don't think you are being sized correctly. I seriously doubt you need a 100 KBTU high eff furnace, the 80 K size should be more than adequate and you probably would operate on low stage...
  50. Good equipment no doubt. Nonsense though. Heat...

    Good equipment no doubt. Nonsense though. Heat will rise. I would place a 40 KBTU single stage XT95 downstairs and 60 K XV95 for upstairs (or AmStd identical equivalents).

    IMO
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