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    Display

    I am impressed. I think it will work. You could use that in many ways to promote your company.
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    16 SEER

    Probably not in New York. It would be in the deep south.
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    Trane And American Standard

    Trane used to be part of American Standard. Trane was sold off as a separate company and was recently purchased by Ingersol Rand. American Standard is a brand made by Trane. Equipment is basically...
  4. Payne vs Goodman

    Moodswing, aside from all the bs, I will give my opinion to you. If all else is equal, I would buy the Goodman. Better HSPF & unit is built better than Payne.
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    GE

    Its a 1.5 ton. 10 kw heater pretty standard. A complete heat loss study would tell you exactly how much strip heat you need. Those old GE Weathertrons were the best, most reliable heat pumps ever...
  6. Support after the sale

    Unfortunately, there are big differences between how some dealers, distributors, and manufacturers handle these problems. A good, reputable dealer will not leave his customer without cooling for two...
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    Extended Warranties

    You better stick with a factory backed warranty. Several Third party warranty companies have left thousands of consumers without warranties after the warranty companies have bankrupted. Also, if you...
  8. Thread: USA basketball

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    USA Basketball

    Their specialty is dunking. They should win the gold, but it will not be easy. Overseas teams play fundamental ball & can shoot the lights out!
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    Repair or Replace

    Indy, even if they have to change the motor, I would look at what I would spend on the repair to what a new system would cost. I would probably repair the 14 year old Carrier system that has not had...
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    Goodman

    Dash, when you sell a Goodman, I will concede that Goodman has won! LOL.
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    Manual J

    I suggest that you get more estimates from reputable dealers that do load calculations on all their jobs. I prefer all components to be from one manufacturer if possible. Good luck.
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    Carrier parts

    I would call a real Carrier dealer that sells Carrier. You state that the dealer is a Carrier dealer, but that he quoted you a new Trane system. A true Carrier dealer sales Carrier!
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    Carrier parts

    I believe you better find a Carrier dealer. I am quite sure that your Air handler can be repaired. What city & state ?
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    Carrier parts

    Carrier parts are readily available. Contact a local Carrier dealer.
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    $1800 more

    If the installation, the service, the warranties are basically the same, the the answer to your question is no.
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    Knoxville

    Tango, I do not blame you for getting five estimates. Usually, prices come in at every extreme. Get some references from the prospective installers & contact them about their installations. Try to...
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    GE

    I sold those for a distributor in the early to mid 1970's. It was incredible just how reliable their heat pumps & condensing units were. Trane still uses a lot of the old technolgy from GE which they...
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    DSS

    If it was DSS, it will be back with the new unit! Just give it time. Otherwise, you may have solved the problem.
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    Popular Brands

    Around these parts, Residential, I would say Goodman #1, Trane #2, Carrier #3. Commercial, I would say Trane #1, York #2, Carrier #3.
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    Old Carrier

    Arnold, I just don't believe in scrapping an old system that is keeping me comfortable & not causing me problems. That system may outlast you! Should the system die, I am sure that you can replace...
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    Trane vs Ducane

    I would pay a few hundred more dollars for each Trane system.(not thousands) Trane is better built, more reliable, with better support.
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    Best Brand or Best Installer

    I agree. Its easier to find good equipment than a good installer. Go look at some of their installations if possible. There are differences between equipment brands, but not near the differences...
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    Substandard installation

    How did you choose this contractor. Were they the low bid? Do not pay them until you are satisfied!
  24. Bad fan motor

    If the only problem is a bad fan motor, I would only repair the fan motor. Then , one of these days or years, when something major goes, I would replace the whole system with a new R410 system...
  25. Time

    Mr Big has dealt with contractors over a five state area. Have seen many home owners get the short end of the stick! I still say "buyer beware". Twilli, I know what that Big mac is going to taste...
  26. Choices

    My advice would be to explicitly tell the prospective contractors that you want even temperatures year round in all areas of the house, including the frog, not to vary more than 1 degree from area to...
  27. Trane

    Freerider, that is just sales bull! There are lots of good heat pumps out there; Trane just happens to make the best one!
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    Savings

    No doubt about it. that will be a good investment.
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    Efficiency

    Baldone, you are correct about the heating up & cooling down bit: however, on the 58BD when manufactured, there was no such thing as AFUE. I have complete set of 1961 Carrier catalogs. I am a simple...
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    100,000 in--80,000 out

    If bonnet is 80,000, it is 80% efficient. Better than I guessed, but it is an oldie!
  31. Thread: Need help!

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    Help

    Without knowing more details, the only advise that I can give would be to have the installing contractor guarantee in writing that temperature difference between upstairs & downstairs will never vary...
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    68bd?????

    Never heard of a 68 Carrier gas furnace. How about a 58BD-100-2A? If so, that one was made between 1969-1972. !00,000 btuh. Not sure about efficiency, I am sure about 50% of the gas it uses, goes out...
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    Choices

    Lisa, with the range of quotes you have; assuming as you say that all the contractors are reputable; I would definitely go with the lower bid assuming equipment specs are close. I would recommend...
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    Good Goodman

    I agree. There is nothing wrong with shopping around. But, it would be nice to see pictures of your installation. If you got an adequate installation at half the price; you did well!
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    Carrier 38YCC

    You will need to call a reputable hvac firm to service the system. Call one that is affiliated with Carrier.
  36. Thread: Actual Cost?

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    21 Seer & costs

    Peg, be careful on these manufacturer claims of "up to" a certain seer. All the manufacturers play marketing games. The highest seer is usually only available in one wacky size, model & weird...
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    Knoxville contractor

    Jimpy, contact AA Air in Knoxville. Talk to Donna. Tell her an old, retired, Carrier rep in Kingsport referred you to her. I think you will be impressed. Her phone is in yellow & white pages.
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    ADP coil

    I can assure you that Carrier will not cover that ADP coil on their extended warranty. You never know how long your installing contractor will be in business. But, its your money & decision.
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    Earth coupled heat pump

    What inside temperature are you trying to maintain during the winter? You may have loop or unit problem. If he did indeed install three 250 foot bores, that might be enough loop since it is vertical...
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    ADP coil

    Most distributors sell ADP coils because they are cheaper to buy than the Carrier coil. We sold both. The ADP was sold for less money. If you buy a Carrier system, then it should be a Carrier system...
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    State License

    In Tennessee, anyone can do a job up to $25,000.00 without a license. That is why half the population of the state are so called heating & cooling contractors. Mailmen, policemen, all maintenance...
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    Bryant/Carrier combined

    I would prefer all same branded equipment. Carrier supposedly does not want the same dealer to sell the two brands. I would let Bryant dealer install the Bryant system, or a Carrier dealer install...
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    Trane

    Trane dealers price entire job for Home Depot installations including the equipment. Trane dealer provides the equipment for the job & buys it from his regular Trane source. Home Depot does not...
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    Trane

    Where I am from, American Standard is sold to anyone. And I mean anyone!!! Home Depot installations are done by Trane dealers. Having the Trane brand displayed in Home Depot stores actually gets...
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    Trane

    Trane is the corporate flagship brand. Carrier is UT's corporate flagship brand. American Standard & Bryant are fighting brands used just to increase market share. They all can't be the first tier,...
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    Trane!!!!!!!!!!!

    How are you American Standard dealers going to tell your customers that American Standard makes Trane now? Looks like Trane makes the American Standard brand! American Standard is Trane's second tier...
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    Payne vs Goodman heat pump

    Today, I would choose the Goodman. It is now better built than the Payne. Goodman models usually have better warranty. Look at both units in person; you will see what I mean. There are probably more...
  48. Heating ratings

    Remember, if the unit is broke down: it has NO rating. Trane is the most reliable out there!
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    Choices

    In your case, I would hope you took the Carrier. Trane is very good equipment, & Carrier makes pretty good stuff. Sounds like the Carrier dealer knew what he was doing. To try to sell a system & not...
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    Good TM's

    You are right, Bald one! Good ones are hard to find today. Most are commodity salesmen that know little about the Hvac business. You are also right that manufacturers & distributors are looking for...
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