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    Thanks for the advice.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    TXV valve or Fixed

    Really don't understand the difference, but do I want a coil/compressor with a TXV valve or fixed. Units we are looking at are 16 seer Amana Premium or Carrier Infinity heat pumps.

    Thanks
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    The rub is that I have not lost any confidence in...

    The rub is that I have not lost any confidence in their ability to do a good job and the company has been around quite a while. They were also the only one who pointed out some very big holes in our...
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    So there was a problem with the quote on the...

    So there was a problem with the quote on the Infinity systems and the contractor cannot honor it or even come close. They are falling over themselves about it and have made another recommendation.
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    So the explanation I received from the contractor...

    So the explanation I received from the contractor for the mixing of the 2 systems was that when they inputed the data with Carrier and looked at some list, that was the recommendation for equipment...
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    Yes, I asked but have not spoken with them yet....

    Yes, I asked but have not spoken with them yet. We are playing a bit of phone/email tag.



    The only thing I specifically asked for was at least a 16 seer system.



    That also assumes the...
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    Not sure, but the group that did the energy...

    Not sure, but the group that did the energy survey asked for and was given a 12 month energy usage summary. The group that used the Elite software did not, nor did they revise the numbers when I...
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    This is the same group that did the Man J and...

    This is the same group that did the Man J and complete Energy Survey.



    Again same group that did all the testing and the same group everyone suggested I go with from another thread. This is...
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    Interesting as our contracted quoted the...

    Interesting as our contracted quoted the opposite, Infinity heatpump with Performance AHU.



    OD units will be located in backyard just off the patio.
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    Is there any benefit in pairing a Performance air...

    Is there any benefit in pairing a Performance air handler (FV4) with an Infinity heat pump (25HNB6). Or would I be better served going with matching series, either all Performance vs. all Infinity,...
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    Obviously meant to say 16 seer systems.

    Obviously meant to say 16 seer systems.
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    Carrier Infinity vs. Performance

    What is the difference between the Infinity and the Performance series heat pumps/air handlers. Most notably the 16 ton systems. The specs that Carrier posts on their website makes it look like they...
  13. It seems to me that everyone recommends going...

    It seems to me that everyone recommends going with the contrator who is the most knowlegable, professional and I beleive is going to do the best install, despite what brands they recommend. Before I...
  14. First, I want to thank everyone for their advice,...

    First, I want to thank everyone for their advice, comments and insight.

    Next, and I think I know the answer to this, it seems to me that everyone recommends going with the contrator who is the...
  15. Cant seem to find any local dealer info on the...

    Cant seem to find any local dealer info on the Ultra-Aire website. Any help?
  16. Another thing to consider is that here in central...

    Another thing to consider is that here in central florida we are part of Hurricane Alley, with that we are having a generator installed that will power most of the systems in the house. If we go with...
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    No, handle comes from a nickname my brothers gave...

    No, handle comes from a nickname my brothers gave me as a kid.
  18. Sorry but I don't see where I am dismissing the...

    Sorry but I don't see where I am dismissing the advice of anyone here. Just trying to learn more and even here the recommendations are different, in fact I would say split on the recommendation for a...
  19. Carrier system quoted is not the Greenspeed, see...

    Carrier system quoted is not the Greenspeed, see earlier post for model numbers.



    Test results are attached to post 4 or 5 above. Going to provide results to other contractors.
  20. Going to provide the Blower Door results to other...

    Going to provide the Blower Door results to other contractor and ask about SHGC to see if results change.

    What about the 2 system vs. 1 system recommendation?
  21. No tinting on any of the windows, that I am aware...

    No tinting on any of the windows, that I am aware of. Was also told by the certified energy surveyor that due to the amount of shading, overhangs, porches and orientation of the house, we only need...
  22. I am sorry, did I miss something in your question...

    I am sorry, did I miss something in your question about the windows? You mentioned that one of the Man J's didn't take something in to account and got it wrong.
  23. Thanks for the compliment, as for the WHVDEH...

    Thanks for the compliment, as for the WHVDEH system, if we stay with split system, does that mean we would need 2 of these units or only need to install on upstairs system where humidity is higher...
  24. The systems they quoted were not the Greenspeed....

    The systems they quoted were not the Greenspeed. They quoted 25HNB660A003,FV4CNB006T00,CE0501N05 from Carrier and ASZC160601B, MBVC2000AA-1A, HKT-5, TX5N4 from Amana. The 5 ton Greenspeed is crazy...
  25. With the cost of the systems we are looking at,...

    With the cost of the systems we are looking at, there is a significant cost savings with going with one zoned system. But with that said, cost is not the driving force, its comfort, reliability and...
  26. There was nothing "FREE" about the energy report....

    There was nothing "FREE" about the energy report. I paid for it.
  27. With all due respect, in my profession I deal...

    With all due respect, in my profession I deal with Facts, if it calls for a number 2 widget, that's what it gets. I did not realize this was as much "Art" and some "Science". When all 4 of the...
  28. AC Help in Florida - 5 DIfferent Recommendations

    Really need some expert advice. In the process of replacing 2 complete systems in our 2 story house. Total sq. ft is 3215, lower is 1814, upper is 1401. Current systems are 18 plus years old, Carrier...
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    So here is what I have received from the various...

    So here is what I have received from the various contractors by way of Manual J's and Energy Survey. Should I start another thread about what recommendations I have received or keep this going here?
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    Had the energy survey done last week and received...

    Had the energy survey done last week and received the report yesterday along with the contractors recommendations for new systems. They did a Manual J, duct and insulation inspection, blower door,...
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    Will leave the duct sealing to the pros, attic is...

    Will leave the duct sealing to the pros, attic is a little tricky and they have insurance incase of a fall!!! Would be comfortable with the calking and probably take on that job.

    Will absolutely...
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    DIY a blower door and duct testing? Thought they...

    DIY a blower door and duct testing? Thought they both require a bit of specialized equipment?
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    Took a bit of doing but found a company that...

    Took a bit of doing but found a company that would do the testing for a few hundred. No company I called would do it as part of their quote for new AC systems. One said that they do it after a...
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    Thanks, only one contractor in the area listed on...

    Thanks, only one contractor in the area listed on these sites, will call and see if they offer these services as part of a quote or installing new systems.



    Not a FPL customer, we are OUC here....
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    Thanks for the responses, jtrammel your analogy...

    Thanks for the responses, jtrammel your analogy makes sense. Now its just a matter of finding someone who does these tests.

    The only requirement, at least here, is that the contractor perform a...
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    Manual J/Blower Door/Duct Testing

    Time to replace my aging (18 years) AC systems in our 2 story house. Down stairs unit has stopped cooling completely and upstairs unit cannot keep up with demand, both are 2 1/2 ton Carrier units. I...
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    Hello from Orlando

    Been lurking for the past couple of weeks trying to learn more. Thought it best to join and ask questions.
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