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  1. #1
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    Hmm Best PTAC for the money

    L.G., Amana, GE, or Carrier

    I was wandering what brand to get?
    what is best for the money.

    I am planning to install PTAC units into 1 bed room apartments in Tucson Arizona.

  2. #2
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    best one I have worked on

    Amana makes prob 75% of the ones out there. I have better luck with the Amana brands vers.the carrier and have not worked on any LG yet.The GE I always called them "getting even", they just did not last.

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    I like the GE 5800. Quiet! 2 motor design so outdoor fan motor only runs with the compressor. Only HP I know of that runs the comp and the backup heat at the same time to save money. Also GE has a service fleet so you don't have to call around to find some sucker to work on them. The newest Amanas are quiet, older ones were rather noisy. The last new Carrier I heard was noisy.

  4. #4
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    AMANA! The last Carrier PTACs I worked on recently had a BUNCH of problems!!!!

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    Amana
    Contractor locator map

    How-to-apply-for-Professional

    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Have you considered a mini-split?

  7. #7
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    Hmm EER vs. SEER

    Yes, we have considered mini splits, we opted for PTAC’s due to cost effectiveness

    1 PTAC installed …………. $1,200
    1 mini split installed ……… $1,600
    Last edited by pines; 07-20-2007 at 04:19 AM. Reason: wrong text.

  8. #8
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    What brand of mini-split is involved? I am sure the efficiency of a fujitsu or comparable brand mini-split will make up for a price difference of that much, plus a mini split is sooooo much more quieter than a PTAC and looks better too. Just MHO.

  9. #9
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    mini split

    SOLEUS KFR-18GW/KF 18,000btu 230v 10.2 SEER

    HEAT PUMP

    Mini split

    ALL LINE SETS SOLD SEPARATELY


    no pricing please
    Last edited by BaldLoonie; 07-20-2007 at 04:43 PM. Reason: removed prices

  10. #10
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    Ohhhh Boy! Right away with the pricing. Shame Shame!!!

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by heatingairman View Post
    AMANA! The last Carrier PTACs I worked on recently had a BUNCH of problems!!!!
    I haven't had the pleasure of running across a Carrier PTAC yet, but as for Amana, I have had to replace a lot of control boards. The last one was this week, they have made a conversion from the rotary control knobs to push buttons. Maybe they will have less problems with new boards. Has anyone else noticed a problem with these boards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pines View Post
    SOLEUS KFR-18GW/KF 18,000btu 230v 10.2 SEER

    HEAT PUMP

    Mini split

    ALL LINE SETS SOLD SEPARATELY


    no pricing please
    Check out fujitsu 18rlQ. Rated at 19 SEER and has better filtration.

    http://www.fujitsugeneral.com/wallmountediaq.htm

  13. #13
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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I checked the price on the fugitsue 19 seer

    It is about double the cost of the PTAC after installation.

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