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  1. #1
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    8.2 vs 9.5 HPSF ROI?

    I'm looking at replacing my heat pump and am having trouble deciding on whether or not the HPSF difference between an 8.2 HPSF 14 SEER 2 ton unit and a 9.5 HPSF 16 SEER 2 ton unit is justified.

    What additional information do I need to estimate the costs/savings of going with the bigger unit?

    I'm primarily interested in Heating performance as that will be the main use (I'm in the Pacific NW).

    Thanks,

    PB

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    What are the exact model numbers of the condenser and air handler?

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    I'm looking at the Goodman SSZ14 vs the SSZ16 both with Variable Speed air handlers.

    Can I state what the price difference between the two units is (without stating the actual price) or would that violate the rules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBinWA View Post
    I'm looking at the Goodman SSZ14 vs the SSZ16 both with Variable Speed air handlers.

    Can I state what the price difference between the two units is (without stating the actual price) or would that violate the rules?
    Well the rule says NO pricing, so I wouldnt.

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    If it is heating performance you are looking for the ssz16 will provide more bang for the buck. And also be more efficient on cooling.

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    With the AEPF3036 w/ TXV the setup is rated at 8.5 HSPF. 8.3 with the AEPF1824 w/ TXV.

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    Thanks for all the replies, I guess I'm just trying to quantify the HPSF in terms that joe homeowner can relate to.

    Is there any sort of way to estimate what the relative energy savings would be between units with a given HPSF?

    Is it going to be a matter of cents, dollars, or tens of dollars?

    Say for example it was a 1400 SqFt single level house in the Pacific NorthWest. Would I save $100 a year in energy costs by going to a unit with a 1 point higher HPSF? Or is it only going to save $10 a year?

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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Awesome! You rock!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBinWA View Post
    Awesome! You rock!

    Thanks!
    Hey PB, where in Washington are you?

    The Goodman SSZ16 is an awesome unit, and very quiet I might add. Shoot me an email and I can give you some real cost savings in this area.

    josh at accutemphc dot com

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