Hi all, I have been lurking and searching in this forum of and on for a few months now and I hope you can help with a few questions. I live in a townhouse condo in eastern Mass (Waltham). I have the following to replace the old Carrier builders grade system from 1992. The equipment is to be installed next Tuesday 3/4 and as things stand now it will be:
25HNA636A003 3 Ton Infinity 2-Stage Heat Pump
FE4ANFOO3 3 Ton Infinity Variable Speed Fan Coil Air Handler
SYSTXCCUID0 Infinity Control
The old heat pump is noisy as can be and that bugs the heck out of me. It is located outside the living room windows. Since I am in a Condo Townhouse the only choice I can make on the location of the unit is how far from the building the unit can be placed. Taking into account the concrete pad and snow feet, the top of new unit will be just about even with the bottom of those windows. The existing unit is 20 out from the building. The sales person says I will not hear the new unit whether it is 10 from the building or 36 from the building and not to worry about it. I am a bit skeptical of this claim, but if true, closer to the building is better for cosmetic reasons. I have heard an Infinity two stage recip from the outside running at 50% and it seemed to be pretty quiet compared to others I heard, including mine.
I have two questions:
1. Is the sales person correct about location/sound and I should not worry about the it?
2. Is there any reason or benefit to upgrade to the Infinity 25HNA9 70/100 scroll two stage unit? The scroll unit is listed as quiet as 72 dbas contrasted to the recripocating unit which is listed as quiet as 74 db. Of course there maybe other mitigateing foctors that I not aware of so thats way I am tossing this out on the forum for advice. The comfort and convience the equipment provides over the next 15 years or so matter a lot more than a few extra bucks so the added expense of the scroll is not an issue.
I would appriciate some feedback on these issues.
Thanks for your help