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    Just had a Bryant 223 ANA heat pump installed...

    Just had a Bryant 223 ANA heat pump installed (along with the air handler). When I got home and saw how big the outdoor unit was I almost fell over. We have two units so it used to be two Trane a/c...
  2. Finally!! I met the contractor who I want to do...

    Finally!! I met the contractor who I want to do the work. It's a 2 man outfit versus the 4 bigger companies I had interviewed. No "salesguy", the guy I met is the one doing the work, which I liked...
  3. wyounger - There doesn't seem to be that much...

    wyounger - There doesn't seem to be that much price difference between the FX4, FV4 and FE4 so I'd be OK with any of them. The 224ANA does not say it supports the evolution controls, just the...
  4. It would probably be a 2.5 or 3 ton, don't know...

    It would probably be a 2.5 or 3 ton, don't know yet. Trane would be my first choice as well, but just did not have a good impression of the contractors I've interviewed so far who happen to do Trane...
  5. I've read all about the Bryant Evolution/Carrier...

    I've read all about the Bryant Evolution/Carrier Infinity systems and they sound really nice, but after researching endlessly we've decided we just don't really care about all the extra's that come...
  6. Thanks for the responses. I can see where with a...

    Thanks for the responses. I can see where with a car you get the same car regardless of the final price, but with this there's a lot of other variables.
  7. I realize there's no one size fits all answer b/c...

    I realize there's no one size fits all answer b/c different contractors do things differently. In general, though, do people negotiate or haggle on price? Is this like buying a car where there's...
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    I've read all the threads about using/not using...

    I've read all the threads about using/not using the same line set when switching from R22 to R410a. The company policy for the system i'll likely get (Bryant) is that if the line is cleaned by...
  9. I found out why the guy was pushing the Amana RHF...

    I found out why the guy was pushing the Amana RHF R22 heat pump so hard. He can't get any Amana R410's for about two months. I emailed him and told him flat out that I did not want the system he...
  10. It's replacement of existing system with a bad...

    It's replacement of existing system with a bad compressor and electric heat. Switching to heat pump.
  11. I'm in Austin, Texas. The guy I initially liked...

    I'm in Austin, Texas. The guy I initially liked second best sells Bryant, mostly the puron systems. I like these. If I decide to go with a one stage heat pump (he quoted me for a 3 ton two stage...
  12. Sorry, I agree. I tried to delete the other post...

    Sorry, I agree. I tried to delete the other post but I am not able to. Bottom line is I don't want R22 and I don't like the hard sell on it. The guy I liked second best really listened when I...
  13. I guess thats it, I didn't want R22. This guy's...

    I guess thats it, I didn't want R22. This guy's just doing a hard sell on it. He has a sheet that lists all the reasons R410a is a bad idea.. higher pressure so more prone to leak, shorter life...
  14. I am a homeowner. I've read all the threads...

    I am a homeowner. I've read all the threads about R410a vs R22. I have a contractor who can only give a competitive bid on a R-22 unit. The one argument against R22 I read that gave me pause is...
  15. After meeting with 4 companies I found one that...

    After meeting with 4 companies I found one that seems the most competent and thorough. Still didn't do load calc, but the fact that 4 guys had the same size recommendation makes me feels somewhat...
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    I agree that it would definitely be the most...

    I agree that it would definitely be the most economical approach and if it turns out that a two ton is the right size to heat/cool the bulk of our house than we'll go for it. If the guy who's coming...
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    Thanks for your insight Pstu. So far I like #3...

    Thanks for your insight Pstu. So far I like #3 best because he did address the ducts. On his quote it has -

    Replace duct system: Increase register size on 2 ducts and upsize ductwork feeding...
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    Thats what i'm confused about. How would I know...

    Thats what i'm confused about. How would I know it's good if they have know interest in doing to load calc.
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    Well, #3 has come and gone. I will say he was...

    Well, #3 has come and gone. I will say he was much more thorough than the first two. He was the only one who really looked at the duct work and told me that it might be sufficient for the 2 ton we...
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    That's another thing i'm having a hard time...

    That's another thing i'm having a hard time getting these guys to address. I ask them if the ducts are sized right for the unit they are proposing and they just kind of brush it off and say they're...
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    I do not know if it's a grievous flaw, but our...

    I do not know if it's a grievous flaw, but our duct system is badly in need of sealing and that will be done when we change systems. The other day it was cooler in our attic than in the rest of the...
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    I think I meant XLi. None of the XB units will...

    I think I meant XLi. None of the XB units will get me the electric company rebate (they want 14 seer)so I'm not really sure what he was talking about. It looks like either XR14 or XL14i are going...
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    Well, contractor #2 just left. Wants to do "rule...

    Well, contractor #2 just left. Wants to do "rule of thumb" sizing. Told me I could do manual J if I wanted to, or if I was willing to go to kinkos and scan blueprints and email them to him he would...
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    We have a 2200 sf house with about 1800 down and...

    We have a 2200 sf house with about 1800 down and 400 up. We have two systems, a 2.5 ton and a 2 ton (all electric heat). The ductwork system is not well designed, I think the previous owner took...
  25. Thanks for the reply. I figured out which are...

    Thanks for the reply. I figured out which are the returns. Each system has one big return with a filter. I actually just changed the filters so... duh! I'll be having my first meeting with a HVAC...
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