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  1. #1
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    Minnesota Humidity

    Our AC died and I've already decided to purchase a Bryant HP since we already have a Bryant 90i furnace. My question is deciding between the Bryant 286 and the 265. Our old AC did a good job of taking out the moisture from our house in the summer, but I've never been exposed to a 2 stage HP before to know what the difference would be. We have a ZI355MAV042080FIKA Bryant furnace. I want to get the Evolution control with the HP. The salesman didn't give me any numbers for the coil, only said the one that would match the HP model. Should I ask for a certain one? Also, I've read here about heat strips-do these come with the unit? Sorry I'm such a novice. I'm just trying to figure out what everything is and what to ask for. Some info about our home: approx. 2700 sq.ft.-2 story with a walkout basement. Location of the AC now is below the 1st story family room windows. Will the noise from the HP be noticeable? Thanks for any help you can give me. Denise

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    2 Stage HP should be much quieter then your old on was.
    It may be able to lower your humidity enough that you can raise your thermostat set temp by a degree or 2 and still feel as comfortable as you did at the lower temp with the old unit.
    Don't need electric strip heat with a dual fuel/Hybird heat pump.

    Would be nice to know the indoor coil number.
    They may be using a third party coil.
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    I'll find out the number and post it. Thanks

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    Just to fill you in: The old AC was a 21 year old Lennex-probably 8 seer-not a 2 stage AC. The size is a 3 ton. For the past several years at the beginning of the season it needs to be recharged with freon. It must leak out during the winter. I didn't want to spend the $200.00 again on a unit that may fail anyways. It was making funny noises last summer so we decided to replace it this year. Denise

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    21 years is a good life span for an A/C.
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    Heat pumps are over hyped for MN as winters are too cold.
    S**t or get off the pot!

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