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05-01-2007, 04:04 PM #1New Guest
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Bryant 123A 13 SEER questions
Here's my story...
I lived in Toronto Canada. I went to this contractor and asked for a quote on a SEER 13 Bryant (they are authorized Dealer) Air Cond for a new installation in my new house (unfinished basement. 3058 sqft). We negotiated back and forth and to cut a long story short we settle on a price which I think is reasonable. The quote contains the following:
Bryant 533 3T and 3.5T coil
Bryant Air Purifier
Bryant SFP Humidifier
+ installation + frame+ tuneup (used within 2 years) + cover for air cond.
I went home and check the internet to confirm the model and found out the 533 should be a SEER 12 model. I called and they reassure me that the 533 is 13 SEER. They installed the unit (and purifier. But humidifier is on backorder). Skeptical me, go to search internet again with the full model number "533..042A" ... I become more skeptical. Seems like they delivered a 3.5T unit. I went to shop and check. In deed they delivered and installed a 3.5T unit, the sales person told me the picked the wrong stock and actually to my advantage cause the $ difference. I also mentioned again the SEER rating... this time she reassure me it is "up to" SEER 13. And I knew she would say that because the SEER rating will depend on the coil combination but it was indeed a SEER 12 model. But knowing I already upgraded the coil (by Apex Coil?) to 3.5T , I knew I don't really need a 3.5T unit and would cause problem on 2nd fl and further they delivered the wrong SEER rating machine. I have asked them to exchange for the SEER 13 Bryant (model 123A) , which after back and forth a couple of time they agreed and will swap the unit (and I have to add$ because it is this year model and the price would be different). I don't want to go through another contractor due to all the stuffs that had been done already. However, I want to know:
- How are they going to swap the unit (they quote 2-3hrs job)?
- Pipings and connections into the house needs to be change to accomodate? (due to the new model and the SEER rating)
- How can I confirm the coil inside is indeed 3.5T? and is APEX any good?
I am asking these questions so that I know by the time they come here to swap the unit I know what they "should" do and what they "should" not touch. I am a bit worried that just swapping the external unit they are doing a bit of a "short cut" and causes problem down the road.
Thanks for all the help in advance.
05-01-2007, 04:07 PM #2
4-6 hours is more like it. Longer if the refrigerant lines are being changed.
M# of the coil should give tonnage."Surprised ?! If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised."
05-01-2007, 04:17 PM #3
So you beat the guy upon his price until you got it to where you thought it was fair?
Now you wonder why your getting what you paid for? LOL!How tall are you Private???!!!!