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  1. #1
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    Here's Our Quote Company "A"

    American Standard
    Heritage 16 SEER
    4A6H60484
    48,000 capacity

    Air Handler(S)

    2/4TEE3D49 4.0T (VS) R-410 A
    49,000 capacity

    or

    2/4TEE3C49 4.0T (SS) R-410 A
    49,000 capacity

    ACONT8027-Day Digital Programmable 3 Heat / 2 Cool T-stat

    Dual Fuel Furnace-
    AUX2B100AFV3VA 4T 60,000 ST 1
    93,000 ST 2



    Amana
    ASZ18 0601A Heat Pump 4 Ton

    57,000 Capacity

    AEPF426016 Air Handler (VS, mult-position) R-410A

    AMH95 0905DXA Duel Fuel



    The 18 SEER Amana is a SLIGHT bump in price over the 16 SEER

    The 16 SEER American Standard is a huge bump up in $$ over the 18 SEER Amana and gargantuan bump up over the 16 SEER Amana

    No mention of T-stat for Amana

    New Duct work (except for trunk)
    Extra Return (total of 2)
    Extra Supplies
    Larger Pad (if needed)

    Full Warranty

    Now company "A" is the company that's been servicing our HVAC this year and fixed the installers' screw ups. Trusted, reliable, and BBB certified

    Comments, thoughts, advice would be appreciated

    We will be taking other quotes later, but for now this will suffice.






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    Ask them for the Honeywell IAQ thermostat.

    One of the things I should have done when I had mine installed.

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    Will do

    Read some good things about it.

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    The A/S16 will require you to switch to gas heat sooner the the Amana's or the A/S18
    The TCON802 nor 803, can't control 2 stages of gas heat when used as a dual fuel thermostat.
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    Thanx Been

    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    The A/S16 will require you to switch to gas heat sooner the the Amana's or the A/S18
    The TCON802 nor 803, can't control 2 stages of gas heat when used as a dual fuel thermostat.
    I'm really hoping to do away w/fossil fuel heat and simply rely on the heat pump and our back gas logs. I'm guessing if that is a main concern, I'll need to go w/the Amana 18 SEER

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    You would still want an aux heat sourse in the HP for defrost.
    The Trane, A/S 16 SEER 2 stage HPs have lower BTU capacitiy at lower temps then virtually any other 2 stage.
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    Help me understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    You would still want an aux heat sourse in the HP for defrost.
    The Trane, A/S 16 SEER 2 stage HPs have lower BTU capacitiy at lower temps then virtually any other 2 stage.
    the lower capacity at colder temps is notA GOOD thing? Plz correct if I'm wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomulanSpy View Post
    the lower capacity at colder temps is notA GOOD thing? Plz correct if I'm wrong
    You are correct.
    It means your aux heat must come on sooner, and for longer periods of time. Saving you less money.
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    So this problem

    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    You are correct.
    It means your aux heat must come on sooner, and for longer periods of time. Saving you less money.
    is only evident w/Trane/American Standard 16 SEERS?

    I simply can't afford the next step up in AS/Trane products.

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    Yep, just their 16 bites.
    The Trane, A/S 15 SEER has a much better heat output then the 16i.
    At 17*F OD temp, it can be as much as a 10,000 BTU difference depending on coil match ups.
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    Been, on paper the Amana 18 SEER looks hard to beat

    in conjunction w/the VS air handler. Would you recommend the furnace our tech put on the estimate or a different one. Winter is kinda lame in Elvis Country.

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    The AMH, is a multispeed blower. Not a good choise for a 2 stage HP.
    If you get a 2 stage HP, you need a VS to take full advantage of humidity control.
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    Does Amana/Goodman

    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    The AMH, is a multispeed blower. Not a good choise for a 2 stage HP.
    If you get a 2 stage HP, you need a VS to take full advantage of humidity control.
    make an AH that can handle humidity w/the 2 St. 18 SEER?

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