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    10 seer Carrier a bad bet?

    Dear experts,

    We're homeowners, and we're this close to picking a residential AC unit, and have one more question for you: After looking at every conceivable 3-ton, 13-seer, residential AC unit (and inside coil), we think we like the Carrier comfort line.

    So, a salesman in our town who sells Carriers told us that he has older units of Carriers. He said, "Why do you think you need a 13 seer? We have 10-seer units to sell, for less." The warranty is only 5-year on compressor, but the price is pretty good.

    What do you guys think--is an older unit (a couple of years old) 10-seer unit ok? Any advice is welcome.
    Thanks!
    Athensanna

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    New or used?

    Depends on your climate,not worth it in Florida.

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    Dash,
    these are new (but older) 10-seer units, that the AC business didn't sell. I think they have them in their warehouse. We live in Chicago, where we rely on AC 2 1/2 months of the year.

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    We do HVAC. I would love to have 10 SEER to offer to my coustomers. If the difference in price is noticable, GO for it.

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    I'm looking for 10SEER 2T. Couls you give me contact name/number. Thanks.

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    I think for the amount of time you would use it, it's not a bad idea. Just make sure the install is done correctly and you should be happy.
    We only want to do it, if we can do it right.

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    PTCooper,
    (and others Why is the 10-seer good? Thank you!

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    I am a homeowner who just recently had a new 14seer system installed. I would have loved to get a 10seer unit for one reason: SIZE.I have a three story townhome, but have very little room for the outdoor unit. You would be surprised how much larger the higher effeciency units are. I know you didn't mention anything about size requirements, but just a bit of advice.

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    Also, the guy said they would only put in the outside unit, and not the A-coil inside. We had a Carrier 9-seer, and the coil we have inside matches that. Do we need a new A-coil inside (furnace) if we get the 10-seer unit?
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptcooper View Post
    We do HVAC. I would love to have 10 SEER to offer to my coustomers. If the difference in price is noticable, GO for it.
    He's charging $ for the 10-seer (outside unit only)
    Last edited by ARPA; 06-15-2007 at 01:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athensanna View Post
    He's charging $for the 10-seer (outside unit only)

    I would definetly get the A-coil changed out to match the new 10 seer. You then have a new A/C system instead of half new.
    Last edited by ARPA; 06-15-2007 at 01:15 PM.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    Know we're not supposed to talk price but I'm a homeowner so maybe OK.

    NOT OK, NO PRICING.
    Last edited by ARPA; 06-15-2007 at 01:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrocrider View Post
    Know we're not supposed to talk price but I'm a homeowner so maybe OK.

    Bought a new Rheem Classic scroll 2 1/2 ton 10SEER .

    18 seems high. Make sure you get line drier if unit doesn't have one.
    Oh, sorry about mentioning the price!! Sorry for breaking the rules, and thanks for sharing about your unit.

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