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    I received a quote from a local contractor to install a new heat pump. He is an authorized dealer for Trane, Lenox, York, Ruud, Carrier, and others. He recommended the York Affinity, 14 SEER, 5 ton unit and said it is the best on the market. The price was about xxxx which included increasing the return duct size and adding 4 6" outlets. Is the York the best and is the price fair? Thanks in advance.



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    [Edited by Senior Tech on 11-28-2006 at 12:25 AM]

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    York Heat Pump

    Prices are not discussed on this site! The York Affinity is a nice unit. A properly designed & installed heat pump is better than any brand that is not. I would suggest that you get 3 or 4 more quotes from reputable Hvac contractors, so that you can make a decision. Hope this helps.

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    We like the Carrier Infinity,but the Top of the Line, in most brands is close.It has sveal patented features,that provide benefits for your comfort and helps monitor effecient operation.

    Check out the manufacturers websites to compare the systems.

    The fact that he apparently tested or measured and found the need for additional returns is a plus.Why the extra supplies,addition to the home, or rooms that were not comfortable?


    Did they measure the home(walls ,windows,etc.) to do a Manual J(from http://www.acca.org ),to size the system ??

    The install and duct modificatins are very important,so try to choose the best contractor.

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    Post where you live and maybe somone on the site can help you out!!!
    It's NOT the BRAND,it's the company that installs it!!!!!

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    How much sq footage do you have; where do you live? very few residential homes need that much heat pump capacity.

    Originally posted by trsmith
    I received a quote from a local contractor to install a new heat pump. He is an authorized dealer for Trane, Lenox, York, Ruud, Carrier, and others. He recommended the York Affinity, 14 SEER, 5 ton unit and said it is the best on the market. The price was about xxxx which included increasing the return duct size and adding 4 6" outlets. Is the York the best and is the price fair? Thanks in advance.
    (No pricing, due to site rules )



    [Edited by Senior Tech on 11-28-2006 at 12:25 AM]

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    Originally posted by emcoasthvacr
    How much sq footage do you have; where do you live? very few residential homes need that much heat pump capacity.

    Originally posted by trsmith
    He recommended the York Affinity, 14 SEER, 5 ton unit and said it is the best on the market. The price was about $x,000 which included increasing the return duct size and adding 4 6" outlets. Is the York the best and is the price fair?
    MANY, MANY residences need
    At Least 5-ton heat pump for Heating
    55,000 BTU at 47'F COP 3.48
    40,000 BTU at 35'F COP 2.80
    29,000 BTU at 17'F COP 2.38

    ... York is very good but
    you will find many equilvalent or better.

    http://www.yorkupg.com/NewInfo.asp?i...t=r&PID=2#Pubs

    A 3,000 Sq foot house will need about 1,000 BTU per 'F delta T. In other words, at 30'F a 3,000+ sq. foot house may need ~40,000 BTU.
    Designer Dan
    It's Not Rocket Science, But It is SCIENCE with "Some Art". ___ ___ K EEP I T S IMPLE & S INCERE

    Define the Building Envelope and Perform a Detailed Load Calc: It's ALL About Windows and Make-up Air Requirements. Know Your Equipment Capabilities

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