The HVAC contractor for the new house we are building has informed me that he does not install Rheem. He usually installs Carrier, Trane and Goodman. After much research, I had spec'd 2 Rheem mod furnace for our two story home, one in the attic. He has asked me to provide the model numbers of the furnace and AC units I want. I spec'd 13 SEER for the AC units.
The HVAC contractor has been pushing me to use a different furnace at least upstairs. He's telling me that the Rheem Mod downflow unit does not come in a horizontal unit. There is quite a bit of room in our attic, in fact, it is feet high at the peak. The Rheem mod downflow is only 34" high--what is the problem, and how much shorter are horizontal units?
Regarding cooling units, can someone tell me the difference between the following series:
RANC Series and RAND series?
Both are "premium condensing units". Is there anything I should spec on these other than ordering the "A" series to get the better warranty? I'm leaning against a unit with the 410A refrigerant after doing some research on this board.
I am still concerned that the HVAC guy will not know how to intall the Rheem mod, like putting the sensor in the supply and setting up the system. I am about ready to tell my GC to find a Rheem certified installer. If the present HVAC reads the manual, should he be able to handle it? This is the same guy who refuses to put a return in each room upstairs, and I've about had it with this guy. See thread: