for twilli have so many post he is sick, no joking matter! as some get kicks out of his silly posts , others dont , when you inquire about serious problems , oh i guess thats the reason his post count so high
Guess he was so busy counting posts that he didn't notice he was setting himself up for a less than a snowballs chance in hell of getting into pro.
We have been in our new to us home for about 7 months and our heat pump has bit the dust. We have a home warranty through Old Republic that the seller of the home included and I am just wanting to verify a few things. And of course want your professional opinions.
1. Our condenser is leaking in an unrepairable place.
2. We currently have a 10 SEER Evcon unit that is 15 years old
3. It is a duel fuel with Gas furnace for emergency heat.
4. We have 1300 sq ft. in Kansas with a full basement.
5. Is a 2.5 ton unit big enough to handle this effeciently
6. They are wanting to put in a 2.5 ton 13 SEER Payne condenser coil and Evaporitive cooler in.
7. The contractor is telling us that we should spend the extra $$ and go ahead and change the furnace out as well.
8. What are the advantages of doing so??
9. Do you really get what you pay for if we decide to upgrade?
10. I have them quoting a 3 ton 13 SEER Goodman condenser and coil.
11. I also have them quoting a 3 ton 13 and 15 SEER Goodman complete unit with furnace included.
12. WHICH Way do I go????? upgrade or let them put the Payne smaller unit in.
13. Thanks in advance!!!
3 tons for 1300 sq ft sounds way oversized. Good way to end up with mold issues, and bad health. Doubtfull your duct system is even sized right for the 2.5 ton you currently have let alone a 3 ton. You could end up with a noisey system. And a system that you can'y use to cool your house the OD temps aren't above 75.
One advantage of getting a new furnace at the same time, is the new furnace has a full warranty on it again.
If 2.5 tons cooled the house before, going to 3 tons is a bad idea. Very bad idea.