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Thread: Which system would you buy?
02-06-2009, 01:58 PM #1New Guest
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Which system would you buy?
Thanks in advance for offering your opinion. I am new to this HVAC game and am just looking for some advice.
A little about my house...
It's a 1940's house that was remodeled and had an addition installed in 2003. The existing furnace is a 23 year old natural gas 75K BTU? Heil and it is currently operational. I have a little money so I want to get it replaced before it goes TU.
There are 8 register all on the first floor. The addition has a loft area with no registers. The heat from the first floor heats the area just fine though. There is one return in the loft and one return at the furnace.
I live near Seattle so the weather is pretty moderate. In the winter it is in the 30's at night most of the time. We did have a 2 week spell in the 20's and lower this year however. The summer days make it to the 90's a few times a year but mostly in the 80's.
I am looking to replace the furnace and put in a heat pump. I have had 3 vendors out to my house now and they all are coming in around the same price. Here is what they are offering:
XV80 furnace 80% with variable speed fan
xl15i heat pump 2.5 ton I believe
G60V furnace 80% with variable speed fan (wanted to do 90% furnace but it won't fit)
XC13 air conditioner
Infinity 80 80% with variable speed fan
Peformance 15 heat pump 2 ton
I was impressed with all 3 companies that came to my house. They were very professional and they offer excellent service and use their own people.
I would feel comfortable using any of them for the install. Price is a factor and Trane is coming in a little cheaper. Carrier is next followed by Lennox.
I am questioning the AC unit from Lennox. I think his thought was to put in a HE furnace and use the AC for our short summer season. Since the HE furnace won't fit, it doesn't make much sense to me now.
Anyway, any help would be appreciated.