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  1. #1
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    I am adding an additional 2 ton unit for the upstairs in my 77 year old 2000 sq ft home. The airhandler will be in the attic and I have gotten two quotes that were comperable and wanted to know what the better system would be:

    1. American Standard 2 ton 13 SEER, 2.5 ton airhandler, 10 KW heat strip, additional runs of ducts as needed.

    2. Trane 2 ton 13 SEER, 2.0 ton variable speed air handler, 5 KW heat strip, additional runs of ducts as needed.

    The quotes were fairly close. Just wondering which would be better. Thanks for all info.

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    Guessing they are both heat pumps.

    Did you ask the Trane guy why only 5 KW of heat.

    I prefer VS blowers so I would go with the Trane, except, I would want the strip heat sized to do the whole second floor load, in case of emergency.
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    The trane guy did a load calc and came up with only needind 6 KW heat for entire house. I will still have a gas furnace (not sure of size) for downstairs. He stated the 5kw would be plenty (because I brought up the point the other guy stated 10 was needed). Thanks

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    VS blowers are indeed nice, and someone willing to do a load calc is a start. Sounds like you're on the right track.

    If you're still doubtful, here is some good stuff for you to reference...

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    Thanks for all the help

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