Hey folks. I would like to bounce this system off your knowledge base.
I have a 70's single story Ranch house here in Or-E-gun.
While I was out of town on business, wife informed me that the furnace was dead - again. Over the last 3 years, we have replaced the blower twice, several new circuit boards, igniter control board and several other less expensive repairs. The current system is a Rudd 80 Deluxe Plus system with a 2 ton air conditioner. The venting system and return was pronounced as satisfactory and does not need any work.
I should tell you that I am leery of overly complicated systems. After looking at the Carrier Infinity system, - I have decided that all the bells and whistles are not what I want. The additional 1,500 difference in cost is also not attractive. What I want is a solid, simple and uncomplicated system. It is my experience that the more complicated a machine, the more expensive it is to maintain and repair.
The new system as recommended by the contractor is:
Furnace: Carrier 58STA070-1-12
Heat Pump: Carrier 25HCP330A003
Thermostat: Honeywell Vision Pro electronic programmable
Coil: Carrier CNPVP3617ACA
While I am not a huge fan, the wife has insisted on a Honeywell electronic air cleaner (sorry, don't have the model number yet). Yeah. I can't talk her out of this one - so I choose my battles. (Like! Who doesn't??)
While these units are not the top of the line, I understand, that they are pretty reliable. Seeing as my old unit is 20+ years old and problematic. I'm tired of dumping money into it. When I got home, the HVAC person who has worked on this furnace in the past informed me that I have a cracked heat exchanger and it must be replaced.
We are scheduled for installation on Wednesday (having been without heat since the 19th).
From what I have read, the furnace has a 3 ton blower, the heat pump is 2.5 ton. Is the coil capable of handling this much?
Thanks. I'm tired of being cold!!
Do you see any warning signs with this combination of equipment?