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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muckmail View Post
    It is a bryant 925TA.
    96.xx precent eff.
    The air compressor is 116B.
    The coil was sized to make it a 16 seer.
    I'm curious as to the size of your home? You said earlier that the A/C was a 1 ton (which they don't make).

    The problem with reaching for high-efficiency just for hi-eff. sake, or utility rebates, is that in order to get a 16 SEER a 2 ton A/C (or larger) is needed. Your home might have been better suited with a 1 1/2 ton A/C.

    If you home is really small, I would have suggested saving you some money on a single stage furnace with maybe a X13 motor. The 1 1/2 ton A/C would dehumidify better than an oversized 2 ton "hi-eff." unit that starts and stops every 5 minutes.

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    I have attached some pictures.
    See what you think. The filter is near the floor in
    the basement.
    Thank you,
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  3. #16
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    I would have demanded the (4") pleated E-Z Flex filter that comes standard with that furnace.

    I hate 16"x20" (1") filters. Not enough filtering area for the airflow.........a efficiency killer.

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by George2 View Post
    I would have demanded the (4") pleated E-Z Flex filter that comes standard with that furnace.

    I hate 16"x20" (1") filters. Not enough filtering area for the airflow.........a efficiency killer.
    But, that said, any contractor selling/installing a 1 pipe system when they, themselves would only have a 2 piper, isn't to concerned with what his customers know or get.

    We have those types here as well.

  5. #18
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    So what is the best thing for me to do.
    Looks like I might have bunch of install problems here but what is the best to do.
    I need to know what is a proper install so can figure out what to do.

    1. The installs need to be a two pipe install? What are the two pipes for?
    2. The proper filter needs to be installed for the furnace.

    What else do I need to look at.
    Thank you,

  6. #19
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    I need to make a"Install issues list: to let my contractor know
    I am showing some more pictures maybe someone can help
    These pictures show new equipment.
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  7. #20
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    How long has that filter been in or did they just reuse your old one.

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  8. #21
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    I think the filter is new and the sytem was installed on July 30, 12
    I don't know why it is so dirty.

    Also, They told me that I was buying a 16 SEER system.
    After the installation they told me that they took 13 SEER unit and
    sized the coil to make a 16 SEER unit. Is this done in the HVAC
    industry and how can I tell if they actually did this?
    I guess I will need coil and unit spec's.

    Thank you,

  9. #22
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    I don't mean to be piquey but nowhere in your postings do you list the complete model numbers of the furnace, the AC coil or the condensing unit, yet many of your questions pertain to specifics. How about some real numbers?

    Please know that any of us could find fault with any installation. I don't think there's a perfect installation that meets all the various codes in all the various states, counties, towns and cities of the country. The air filter in one of your photos is clearly plugged and a terrible restriction to airflow. So taking care of the basics is the first order of business. Get that replaced and then let's get some model numbers and then maybe we can start a real dialogue. The rest is just guessing.
    If YOU want change, YOU have to first change.

    If you are waiting for the 'other guy' to change first, just remember, you're the 'other guy's' other guy. To continue to expect real change when you keep acting the same way as always, is folly. Won't happen. Real change will only happen when a majority of the people change the way they vote!

  10. #23
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    The outside unit has model number 116BNA024-A on it.
    The funace in the basement has 925TA4206E17A-A on it.
    I think the coil is inside the unit so how would I get that?
    I think the coil is CNPVP by looking at the documents.
    Will this help?
    I will talk to the contractor next Friday and I want to be ready.

    Thank you,

  11. #24
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    What is the sq. ft. of your home? Is it a 2 story, ranch, 1 1/2 story, walk-out basement or what?

    Did you already pay for the system? If you did, you'll be paying (additional) for the "up grades".........Oh, I mean to have it done correctly. I won't even bring up the tin plated coil issue.

  12. #25
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    Did you only get one estimate? Is that why you're so clueless? No offense intended.

  13. #26
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    Yes it is installed and payed for.
    What is the problem with the coil?
    What is a tin plated coil issue??????
    I need to know so I can bring up these issues.

    With all these problems it looks like I will pull that junk out
    a buy a new system from someone else.

    I am about ready to do try that.

    Thank you,

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