While the job is nothing special, figured this would be best place to post. Hope nobody thinks it belongs on the WOS Most of the work was done by 2 desk jockeys. Fortunately Ernie used to install way back when (before his back gave out) and remembered how to do some tight tin.
15 year old XV80. Sold to me by A-S supplier in A-S box but Trane sticker on it like many in its day. And the lying Trane dealers telling our customers A-S was inferior But anyway, 15 years later all I've done to it is pull a bird from the inducer. I think the ignitor finally failed end of last season. Didn't burn much and almost all on low fire. Oversized but the 60K variable speed wasn't available then. Most of the heating except the first season was done by the heat pump. Since many expensive components were well up there in age, figured if I kept it, the pricey repair bills were coming soon.
My beloved King. This thing can pour out the heat. Never seen a model like it. Ratings better than many of today's 13 SEER units. But alas, it done sprung a couple of leaks, probably from overuse! I keep it COLD in the summer.
So worked out a deal with my buddy the Tappan (formerly Rheem & King) distributor for one of his new systems!
95.1% AFUE, 2 stage gas furnace with variable speed blower. One of the new shorties. This sucker is quiet, can hardly hear it on low standing right in front of it. Still oversized so won't use high much. These furnace makers just don't like to make high end furnaces in tiny capacities for tiny, tight homes. My friend the tinman built a slot in the return for a Honeywell media. In the old setup, it was stuck in the EAC cabinet with cardboard on the front to keep the cold out.
And outside a 14 SEER/8.5 HSPF heat pump. 1db noisier than the King but after I put a cover on the scroll, that should put them similar. Remember that model Rheem had the scroll in a metal box stuffed full of insulation. The new one has a swept wing fan blade so you can't even hear that. Only standard line on the market with that feature as far as I know. Wish it had demand defrost. So if you Nordyne engineers want to go more efficient, be glad to field test a new board! Love that line hide contraption. SO easy and looks sharp. A bit salty but I think labor savings and looks justify them. Can't convince our salesmen though.