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    Heat, in BTU's from a 3 ton Heat Pump?

    Hi Folks, thanks in advance.
    How much heat, in BTU'S, does a 3 ton unit produce, ballpark?
    The unit is a 3 ton, 16 seer, 9 hspf AS unit.

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    It depends on the outside temperature and your particular model numbers (indoor and outdoor). Fairly large variation from what I see on ARI.

    Ballpark - @ 47*F = 31000-36000; @ 17*F = 15300-20400
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Exactly

    look at www.aridirectory.org

    It varies by outdoor unit & indoor unit and these are at 47° out rating point

    For example, that unit with 4TEE3F40 air handler puts out 33,200 BTUs
    With the new 4TEE3F39 air handler, it's a lousy 30,000 BTUs

    By comparison, a Nordyne 2 stage FT4BF-036 with matching VS air handler would put out 37,000 BTUs. Getting 4-7,000 BTUs more heat from "3 ton" system means warmer air and lower heating costs.

    So it is very important to look at heating output when choosing a heat pump

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    Barker

    While I like Trane/AmStd heat pumps, they are light in heating BTUs compared to cooling BTUs. Can't really say how other premium lines stack up.
    You can check your specific system configuration on the CEE directory.

    IMO

    http://www.ceehvacdirectory.org/hp.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBarker View Post
    Hi Folks, thanks in advance.
    How much heat, in BTU'S, does a 3 ton unit produce, ballpark?
    The unit is a 3 ton, 16 seer, 9 hspf AS unit.
    This data is from a technical booklet titled "Trane Split System Heat Pump Product & Performance Data". The 3.0 ton XL16 model may be nearly the same as your AmStd Allegiance 16 model.

    For '4TWX6036B1 WITH 4TEE3F40A1 AT 1200 CFM 2ND STAGE',
    at 72F outdoors, 70 indoors this system is rated at: 42,400 btu/hr. This is its greatest output, though clearly not winter conditions.

    At 62F outdoors, the output is 38,700 btuh.
    At 52F 35,000 btuh.
    At 42F 30,600 btuh.
    At 32F 26,200 btuh.
    At 22F 23,500 btuh.
    At 12F 20,400 btuh.
    At 2F 16,700 btuh.

    Perhaps you can prevail on your dealer to get you a copy of the manual PUB. NO. 22-1754-02-0305. I am not a pro, just an interested homeowner in S.Texas. This info came from page 35 of that manual.

    Hope this helps -- Pstu

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    Quote Originally Posted by pstu View Post
    This data is from a technical booklet titled "Trane Split System Heat Pump Product & Performance Data". The 3.0 ton XL16 model may be nearly the same as your AmStd Allegiance 16 model.

    For '4TWX6036B1 WITH 4TEE3F40A1 AT 1200 CFM 2ND STAGE',
    at 72F outdoors, 70 indoors this system is rated at: 42,400 btu/hr. This is its greatest output, though clearly not winter conditions.

    At 62F outdoors, the output is 38,700 btuh.
    At 52F 35,000 btuh.
    At 42F 30,600 btuh.
    At 32F 26,200 btuh.
    At 22F 23,500 btuh.
    At 12F 20,400 btuh.
    At 2F 16,700 btuh.

    Perhaps you can prevail on your dealer to get you a copy of the manual PUB. NO. 22-1754-02-0305. I am not a pro, just an interested homeowner in S.Texas. This info came from page 35 of that manual.

    Hope this helps -- Pstu
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyboy103us View Post
    almost 2000 post
    sure your just a plain homaoner
    Ha, a homeowner with a lot to say .

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks everyone.
    D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyboy103us View Post
    almost 2000 post
    sure your just a plain homaoner
    Dirtyboy, I am a homeowner but not a PLAIN homeowner. I've used this board to ask many questions over several years and learn a helluva lot from the expertise here. For which I am grateful.

    Best wishes -- Pstu

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