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    Nordyne air handler?

    I've been getting estimates on installing a new 2 ton air handler w/ heat strips. The contractor I liked best gave me a bid on a Nordyne air handler which they rebrand under their own name. This contractor has a good reputation around town, but I'd never heard of Nordyne before. How do their air handlers compare to name-brand products like Carrier, Trane, Bryant etc?
    The compressor is a Payne 1-1/2 ton that was installed by the previous owner just two months ago. Is the Nordyne especially quiet or noisy , or about the same as the others?

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    Nordyne air handlers are ok, some of their blower ratings are a little low.
    But I wouldn't have one installed if you have a new Payne outdoor unit. I'd get a Payne air handler. The performance of your new outdoor unit may or may not drop when you mismatch. Its your electric bill.
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    I believe you posted a week or so ago asking about this. You really should go back with a Payne air handler even if it is a little more money. Upgrade to variable speed for better humidity control and possibly quieter if ducts are ok.

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    The Nordyne air handlers weve installed are very quiet. Like beenthere said, they have a lower static pressure rating, but we have not experianced any problems. However, like the others said, I would recommend you get Payne air handler to match your condenser.

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    it doesn't take an eisenstein to know that!
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    Nordyne manufactures Maytag, Westinghouse, Philco, Kelvinater, Gibson, and some private labels in the HVAC trade. They are good solid units with a competitive warranty.

    As long as the contractor is good, you should be fine with that product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_fridge View Post
    Nordyne manufactures Maytag, Westinghouse, Philco, Kelvinater, Gibson, and some private labels in the HVAC trade. They are good solid units with a competitive warranty.

    As long as the contractor is good, you should be fine with that product.
    Actually, k...

    It's a roll of the dice if the odu is a heat pump. Mismatching heat pumps and air handlers can result in semi-annual visits to adjust the charge.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbenny View Post
    Actually, k...

    It's a roll of the dice if the odu is a heat pump. Mismatching heat pumps and air handlers can result in semi-annual visits to adjust the charge.
    Guess I didn't read throughly enough, I didn't catch that he was keeping the same condensing unit.

    Was just speaking to the quality of the Nordyne equipment.

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