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  1. #1
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    3 ton or 4 ton compressor

    my house is a 1700 sqft with 13 ft vaulted ceilings in half of the house.A dealer wants to set me up with a 4 ton furnace w/variable speed 4 ton coil and a 3 ton compressor wouldnt a 4ton compressor be the better way to go?

  2. #2
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    Neither is better if there's no data to back it up. Without a heat gain/heat loss calculation performed, your dealer is just guessing. Find someone who understands the Manual J process.
    • Electricity makes refrigeration happen.
    • Refrigeration makes the HVAC psychrometric process happen.
    • HVAC pyschrometrics is what makes indoor human comfort happen...IF the ducts AND the building envelope cooperate.


    A building is NOT beautiful unless it is also comfortable.

  3. #3
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    Some brands require the 4 ton indoor coil, to get the rated SEER of the 3 ton outdoor unit.
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