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  1. #1
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    Amana Furnace and A/C combo -- Opinions please..

    Looking to replace my old Carrier Air Conditioner. It is about 15 years old and has a refrigirant leak.

    About a year and a half ago, I had an Amana AMH95 furnace installed. (Model # AMH950703BX)

    The contractor who did the Amana furnace recommended the following Amana A/C unit: ASX14 (2 ton)

    So, is this a good combo?: AMH95 and ASX14

    The ASX14 is 14 SEER. The contractor stated for the furnace I have (the AMH95) it is not advisable to go to a higher SEER unit..... something to do with the blowers in the furnace.....not sure why. But, is that true?

    The current Carrier unit is a 2 ton unit. He advises using the same size. Over sizing he says will not allow for proper dehumidification. For the last 5 years that I have been in the house, the A/C seems to have been fine.... But how do I know, other than by my experiences with it over the last 5 years, if the 2 ton size is the right size? The house is a 3 bedroom ranch with a basement (basement is half finished), approx 1500 sq ft living space.

    As far as the inside coil, is there anything I should be aware of? type? size? etc....

    Thanks for the help.

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    Hard to get over 14 SEER with a standard blower motor. So the ASX14 would be a good choice for you.

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    He correct about the blower as far as going to a high SEER 2 stage.
    A load calc could verify the size.
    If the old 2 ton was keeping up, doubtfull you need bigger.
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    Thanks for the responses....



    (I'm in Fairfield County, Connecticut)

    thanks.....and if price checking not allowed, i apologize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmichaeljmoore View Post
    Thanks for the responses....

    Not sure if this allowed under the forum rules, but does $XX,xxx.xx installed sound about right?

    (I'm in Fairfield County, Connecticut)

    thanks.....and if price checking not allowed, i apologize.
    Your welcome.
    But edit out the price, its not allowed. Please read the rules, Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmichaeljmoore View Post
    Thanks for the responses....

    Not sure if this allowed under the forum rules, but does $XXXX installed sound about right?

    (I'm in Fairfield County, Connecticut)

    thanks.....and if price checking not allowed, i apologize.
    Pricing is between you and your contractor, It is against the rules to discuss it here.

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    the asx14 is a great unit for your buck. i installed one two weeks ago. nice quiet compressor.

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    sorry for the price check post.

    i edited out the price.

    my apologies again.

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    I've been doing some reading......too much info.....ugh.....

    What is a TXV? Do you think I need one with my proposed setup?

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    No, you don't "need" one. That Amana is able to reach its rated SEER without it.
    But they do improve SEER by 1/2 to 1 full point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmichaeljmoore View Post
    I've been doing some reading......too much info.....ugh.....

    What is a TXV? Do you think I need one with my proposed setup?
    A TXV is a metering device that controls superheat by modulating the flow of refrigerant into the evaporator. You don't "need" one but having it will make you taller and more interesting to talk to, especially at parties!
















    Seriously, get the TXV, they're not that expensive.

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