How efficient are ArcoAire systems?
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  1. #1
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    How efficient are ArcoAire systems?

    Last summer I had a guy come out and do some troubleshooting on my ArcoAire system. In the course of the discusstion, he told me that if I upgraded my compressor outside to a more efficient (and expensive) unit, that it would blow 125 degree air inside the house even if the temperature outside was only 15 degrees. I had never heard of heatpump units being that efficient, but I thought I'd check with the the folks here to see if that is true.

    So is that true, or am I being snowed?

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    Lotta white stuff out there today!

    Unless airflow is very low to the point of harming the equipment, I can't fathom an air source (or even geo) heat pump putting out 125 air. Especially air source at 15 out. Even with very mild outdoor temps, say 50s, usually the best you'll get from a heat pump with proper airflow is 30 rise so 70 return, 100 out.

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    I think he was blowing some smoke at you. 125 degree discharge air at 15 degrees outdoor temp, NO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Lotta white stuff out there today!
    Don't make me jealous - all we got was rain for Christmas.

    Thanks, guys - that's what I expected, but I wanted to confirm.

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