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Thread: Nordyne air handler?
06-05-2008, 05:31 PM #1Regular Guest
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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?
06-05-2008, 06:07 PM #2
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.Contractor locator map
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06-05-2008, 06:23 PM #3Professional Member
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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.
06-06-2008, 12:08 AM #4Professional Member
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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.
06-06-2008, 09:26 PM #5
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06-06-2008, 09:54 PM #6
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.
06-06-2008, 09:55 PM #7
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