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    A heat pump in your climate makes perfect sense. ...

    A heat pump in your climate makes perfect sense. We sell a lot of heat pumps in Minnesota and offer great savings as a dual fuel application, especially in areas that do not get natural gas.
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    Have you considered a Bryant Evolution heat pump?...

    Have you considered a Bryant Evolution heat pump? The 2 stage air conditioner here in Minnesota doesn't sell so well, but the 2-stage heat pump/gas furnace system is popular. It's a great hedge...
  3. The Bryant Evolution furnace/heat pump system is...

    The Bryant Evolution furnace/heat pump system is the most popular heat pump that we install. You can adjust the airflow for "comfort" or "efficiency". It is such a seamless system my customers do...
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    What you were quoted has been a popular furnace...

    What you were quoted has been a popular furnace and a/c combination for us this year. The Evolution control will not communicate with the air conditioiner, but you will still be able to use the...
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    I would also consider which furnace has the...

    I would also consider which furnace has the lowest electrical consumption.
  6. Thread: Final Decision

    by summit
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    I'm a contractor that's installed and serviced...

    I'm a contractor that's installed and serviced the latest Goodman equipment and they have nothing that's in the same class as a Bryant Evolution (Carrier Infinity).
  7. The homeowner cannot adjust the fan speed for the...

    The homeowner cannot adjust the fan speed for the heating stages. The cold drafty feeling usually comes from the "fan off delay". Your contractor sets the fan off delay during set-up. I've...
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    Look into this Bryant condenser. Operates at 66...

    Look into this Bryant condenser. Operates at 66 decibles, up to 15 SEER. If you can afford it I'd suggest the Westinghouse (Nordyne), 23 SEER, which is quieter yet.
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    I'd check the electrical consumption of your...

    I'd check the electrical consumption of your furnaces as well. The Bryant 355CAV is my favorite to install, very low electrical consumption and extremely quiet. Plus you can't beat the features of...
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    I highly recommend the Venmar 4100 HEPA ERV,...

    I highly recommend the Venmar 4100 HEPA ERV, which is the same as the Broan. Works great for people with allergies, and can be run continuously all year without worrying about moisture issues.
  11. Not sure how to quantify "payback" when you're...

    Not sure how to quantify "payback" when you're getting fresh air into your home in the winter time. I see people eager to open the windows and air out the home on mild winter days. You virtually...
  12. Thread: Infinity series

    by summit
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    A Carrier engineer at the Bryant dealer meeting a...

    A Carrier engineer at the Bryant dealer meeting a couple of months ago said the new Evolution (Infinity) control will have the capability to compute the most economical heat souce, based on...
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    Westinghouse (Nordyne) has the only ducted split...

    Westinghouse (Nordyne) has the only ducted split system with a DC drive compressor. It operates at 23 SEER. If you're looking for ductless, Mitsubishi Electric has a couple that are 22/23 SEER.
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    The Westinghouse (Nordyne) 23 SEER is definitely...

    The Westinghouse (Nordyne) 23 SEER is definitely the quietest. A single stage option would be the Bryant 538A, which is a very nice unit and operates at 66 decibles. ...
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    I'm eager to put these in as well. Should be...

    I'm eager to put these in as well. Should be available shortly...
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    It seems that copper price dependent equipment...

    It seems that copper price dependent equipment and supplies jumped according to the market prices. Now that the copper prices have dropped, the price of the equipment and supplies are based on...
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    Guess what happened here?

    I changed out a system yesterday that had these two identical thermostats installed side by side. Both were 1 heat 1 cool with fan.

    Here's what I think happened. The house was just flipped last...
  18. If the warranty company could get you a cheaper...

    If the warranty company could get you a cheaper replacement piece of equipment, they would. In addition, warranty companies "reward" contractors with the lowest average invoice by giving them more...
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    I would suggest a Venmar HEPA HRV (or ERV). ...

    I would suggest a Venmar HEPA HRV (or ERV). Which is a fresh air exchanger that continuously replaces stale indoor air with fresh, filtered outdoor air.
  20. Thread: Hybrid Heat

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    Keep in mind it's impossible to figure out your...

    Keep in mind it's impossible to figure out your payback on your different options. Nobody knows what energy prices will be 5, 10, 15 years from now. You don't know how much you're actually going to...
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    I failed to mention that some conventional air...

    I failed to mention that some conventional air conditioner/fan coil combinations can easily reach the 16 SEER/13 EER requirment for the Federal tax credit. If you're looking at a 15 SEER with a...
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    Have you ruled out a ductless split system? You...

    Have you ruled out a ductless split system? You can get extremely high efficiency, excellent humidity removal, and much lower installation costs with a ductless. Also, you don't have to worry about...
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    There are some really good "bang for your buck"...

    There are some really good "bang for your buck" 16 SEER, 13 EER air conditioner with 95% furnace systems out there that will qualify for the 30% tax credit. It makes selling a 16 SEER in Minnesota a...
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    If your electrical prices are reasonable the Mr...

    If your electrical prices are reasonable the Mr Slim should work great for your situation. I'm doing the same thing for my basement here in Minnesota, with electric radiant as back-up.
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    Here in Minnesota, our Bryant supplier is...

    Here in Minnesota, our Bryant supplier is offering a "free upgrade from an air conditioner to a heat pump". It's the best deal I've seen in a long time, and is for February only.
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    That sounds like an excellent plan. You've...

    That sounds like an excellent plan. You've gotten some great advice. The Venmar HEPA air exchanger will be well worth the investment.
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    No

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    I always install stainless steel burners with a...

    I always install stainless steel burners with a propane furnace.
  29. Thread: Trane XL20i

    by summit
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    I've been installing the Trane/American Standard...

    I've been installing the Trane/American Standard all aluminum coil for about 2 years now and haven't had a single problem with them. They also come with a 10 year warranty.
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    I wouldn't get too hung up on what each...

    I wouldn't get too hung up on what each contractor has told you about balance point. They were likely being conservative with their balance point estimates. Keep in mind there are 2 balance points,...
  31. From what I heard, one of the main engineers of...

    From what I heard, one of the main engineers of the inverter system died in an auto accident a few years ago. When it happened they were saying that it would set back the roll-out of the heatpump by...
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    Get a thermometer and compare the temperature at...

    Get a thermometer and compare the temperature at the thermostat, to the temperature where you spend most of your time indoors. If you have drafty windows, bad insulation, etc. you will find a...
  33. Thread: Quick question

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    old goodman will....

    old goodman will....
  34. Thread: Air cleaners

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    And Pepsi did a blind taste test....more people...

    And Pepsi did a blind taste test....more people chose Pepsi.
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    Solid, high quality brand.

    Solid, high quality brand.
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    We always say "Installation is what's important"....

    We always say "Installation is what's important". but, the quality of the installation of that Copeland compressor into the condensor is just as important.
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    I would definitely go with the 2-stage, variable...

    I would definitely go with the 2-stage, variable speed equipment. Your home will be likely be more comfortable, the blower will be quieter and will use 1/4 the energy.
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    Dont put the CleanEffects in the dishwasher. ...

    Dont put the CleanEffects in the dishwasher. It's as easy as using your dishwasher. Based on 3rd party research the CleanEffects will filter more, smaller particles than the AprilAire. Of course...
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    I wouldn't worry about any recall issue. They...

    I wouldn't worry about any recall issue. They resolved the issue over a year ago. Having installed the AccuClean (same as CleanEffects), I can say that it's not hard at all to clean. If you can...
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    Trane/American Standard's entry level units are...

    Trane/American Standard's entry level units are built just as solid as their top-of-the-line units. The more expensive units simply have more features for enhanced efficiency & comfort.
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    A/C companies are busy with heating systems right...

    A/C companies are busy with heating systems right now. Equipment costs have been going up quite a bit in the last couple of years. Price increases usually occur at the 1st of the year. You will...
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    You and your family might be suffering from...

    You and your family might be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Try to get a carbon monoxide detector or two in your home. Talk to your Dad and other adults about what you're experiencing. ...
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    That looks terrible for a 2-year-old coil. I...

    That looks terrible for a 2-year-old coil. I always recommend aluminum coils these days, for that very reason.

    They want to charge you to upgrade, but, it's more out of pocket expense for them...
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    In my experience, I've found the following to be...

    In my experience, I've found the following to be mostly true today (Minnesota):

    A replaced Goodman was manufactured in the 90's

    A replaced Lennox or Carrier was manufactured in the 80's

    A...
  45. Thread: PLEASE HELP

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    The company that did the load calculation and...

    The company that did the load calculation and quoting you the 45k is likely offering you the best size. Remember, 60 is the imput. With it's age it may be running at 70% efficient.

    A heat pump...
  46. With how well the Westinghouse inverter air...

    With how well the Westinghouse inverter air conditioner operated, I'm eager to install the heat pump version.
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    I was skeptical at first, but after installing a...

    I was skeptical at first, but after installing a number of them and getting customers' feedback, I'm convinced they're the best on the market.

    Take a look at the technology involved. It makes a...
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    Installation is very important, but... Some...

    Installation is very important, but...

    Some brands DO take more stake in the quality of their equipment. Those who say all brands are equal are usually selling the cheap equipment.

    In this...
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    You dont want to lower your fan speed. Your...

    You dont want to lower your fan speed. Your furnace needs to get rid of the heat that is produced, and lowering the fan will only send more of it out of the chimney.
  50. Try calling a local American Standard dealer in...

    Try calling a local American Standard dealer in your area. Someone ought to be able to help you out. I havent heard of any problems with that particular unit. You can find a dealer at...
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