Some of your favorite "basic" systems?
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    Some of your favorite "basic" systems?

    I am in the market for a heat pump/propane furnace dual fuel setup. Since I am on a fairly tight budget, I am probably looking at a 13 or 14 seer heat pump. I’d appreciate it if some of you would post the brand and model numbers for some of your favorite “basic” systems. I am looking for a system similar to the one below. I am open to any and all brands.

    Example:

    Heat pump - Trane XR-13 4TWR3036A
    Furnace - 90% TUX1B080A9421A (74K btu)
    Coil - 4TXCB036BC3

    Thanks
    Bill

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    unless you live way north. Since you are on a tight budget drop the 90% furnace. the average payback here with a heat pump is 12-15 yrs.(not worth it JMO)
    Carrier Comfort series heat pump (dont have #'s at home)
    Carrier 80% single speed ( again no #'s)

    Whatever you get 10yr parts and labor warranty is a must
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    Tight buget.
    Try Goodman, or Ducane.
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    Aire Serv of SW Connecticut- Gas heat, dual fuel and central a/c systems installed and serviced

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    Quote Originally Posted by twilli3967 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by aruddick View Post
    unless you live way north. Since you are on a tight budget drop the 90% furnace. the average payback here with a heat pump is 12-15 yrs.(not worth it JMO)
    I live in Winston-Salem NC. We don't have many days under 30 degrees, but we do have some. So I don't want to rely solely on a heat pump for heat. And unfortunately, due to venting issues I need to use a 90 furnace v/s an 80.

    Thanks to all for the suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acobra289 View Post
    I am in the market for a heat pump/propane furnace dual fuel setup. Since I am on a fairly tight budget, I am probably looking at a 13 or 14 seer heat pump. I’d appreciate it if some of you would post the brand and model numbers for some of your favorite “basic” systems. I am looking for a system similar to the one below. I am open to any and all brands.

    Example:

    Heat pump - Trane XR-13 4TWR3036A
    Furnace - 90% TUX1B080A9421A (74K btu)
    Coil - 4TXCB036BC3

    Thanks
    Bill
    A 14 SEER Goodman R22 3-ton heat pump condenser is model# GSH14036. The 410A version is SSH14036.

    For low operating costs, you want a heat pump thats 14 or 15 SEER, 12 EER, 9 HSPF.

    Not sure of furnace model# so here's their website:
    www.GoodmanMFG.com.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acobra289 View Post
    I live in Winston-Salem NC. We don't have many days under 30 degrees, but we do have some. So I don't want to rely solely on a heat pump for heat. And unfortunately, due to venting issues I need to use a 90 furnace v/s an 80.

    Thanks to all for the suggestions.
    On a tight budget and you want a dual system in Winston Salem? You don't need it. Auxillary heat strips in the heat pump will take care of your needs at a much lower cost.


    A couple of years ago I would have agreed with the dual set up, but with gas prices the way they are now it's just not worth it in most of NC.

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