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  1. #1
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    Jun 2006
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    I need my 2-ton heat pump and air handler replaced as my current system is 20+ years old.

    I'm trying to decide between a 10 Seer Gibson system and a 13 Seer Ruud/Rheem system.

    The difference in cost is ~800.

    This is for a condo that I plan to hold onto for around another 3 years.

    Any opinions on Gibson vs Ruud/Rheem?

    Also I don't know a lot about these systems and one contractor mentioned getting a new float switch, drain pan and cleaning the refrigerant lines. Is this something that is done on a standard system replacement or do I need to be specific that I want it done?.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    I would replace the refrigerant lines, but I'm just over-cautious that way.

  3. #3
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    Some times in condos you can't replace the line set, without an act of congress, so yes, flushing the lines is a good idea, but not a standard thing on unit change outs.

    Gibson, is Nordynes builders grade unit.

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  4. #4

    Which one?

    Higher efficiency rating if you're a heavy user.

    Lower efficiency rating if you're an occasional user.

    Here's a description page:

    http://www.air-conditioner-selection...ing-guide.html

    All the best!

  5. #5
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    Jun 2006
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I'm going with the Ruud/Rheem b/c of the efficiency and it has a 10yr warranty on the compressor while the Gibson only has a 5yr. Just in case I end up staying longer than planned.

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