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    Please help, Bryant or York?

    Ok you guys were so helpful in my first thread(especially Danswfla) im back for one more question. I know you all preach "its not the unit it's the installer", so with that said(and noted) out of these two units which would you prefer?

    Bryant Preferred Model#126BNA042 3.5 ton 16 seer with FV4CNF005 air handler or

    York LX model# YCJF42S41S4 3.5 ton 16 seer with AHE42 air handler

    Thanks so much for your input

    Erin

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    Oh and if it makes a difference I live in swfla so id be using the ac alot.

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    I would go with York over Bryant any day of the week.
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    First, I would go with a H/P in Florida. But, to answer ur question, the Bryant has a "variable-speed" blower motor (the best).

    The York guy is trying to low ball with a X13 motor (better than a PSC motor).

    See........like we said.......it depends on the contractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George2 View Post
    First, I would go with a H/P in Florida. But, to answer ur question, the Bryant has a "variable-speed" blower motor (the best).

    The York guy is trying to low ball with a X13 motor (better than a PSC motor).
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    I would ABSOLUTELY NOT HAVE A HEAT PUMP. Those are for climates where you actually have to heat your house.
    That's not something we have to do every year in SW FL.
    I did not have to use Any heat from 2003 -2007.

    Unless, you are talking about body heat,
    ...................................... _______that's MY Furnace.

    I used H/P's at one time, Hewlett Packard calculator, that is.
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    both fine.....
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    i would take the bryant as i think that that york has the crappy micro channel condenser
    We really need change now

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan sw fl View Post
    I would ABSOLUTELY NOT HAVE A HEAT PUMP. Those are for climates where you actually have to heat your house.
    That's not something we have to do every year in SW FL.
    I did not have to use Any heat from 2003 -2007.

    Unless, you are talking about body heat,
    ...................................... _______that's MY Furnace.

    I used H/P's at one time, Hewlett Packard calculator, that is.
    Dan, I have a hard time with this....
    I don't know if he is just on the coast or inland further?
    We are about the same climate as (very west) SW Fla. and H.P.'s are the way to go here. (We hit 38 last night)

    Especially if you have a wife like mine!
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    Whats wrong with a heat pump in Florida. Just do not install aux heat, and the few times you need heat the hp can handle it much more efficiently than straight electric heat strip heat. Unless gas is cheaper to use than the electricity to power heatpump only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney28334 View Post
    Whats wrong with a heat pump in Florida. Just do not install aux heat,
    Ah, strip sized to (non-HP) load with outside stat.....
    No real extra $$ IMHO.
    Life is too short, Behappy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by behappy View Post
    Dan, I have a hard time with this....
    I don't know if he is just on the coast or inland further?
    We are about the same climate as (very west) SW Fla. and H.P.'s are the way to go here. (We hit 38 last night)

    Especially if you have a wife like mine!
    It might go below 45'F about 50 hours a year.
    If it's 70'F during the day NO heat needed.
    The heat doesn't come on when the t-stat us still set for cooling.
    MS would be more than 350 miles North of me.

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    bryant evolution ... save your money for something other the energy bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmanacman View Post
    i would take the bryant as i think that that york has the crappy micro channel condenser
    nothing wrong with micro channel.....unless you do not understand it...if that is the case do not sell it.......
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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