Long time lurker and as I shopped around for both the installer and equipment I found the comments on here really helpful.... Thanks guys!
I am looking for tips to watch for on installing a G71 in the horizontal rather than the vertical orientation.
Now I decided on G71MPP-36C-090 and XP19-036 with a IAT thermostat primarily because of the number of installers that work this brand locally. I hope that will pay off 8 years from now when I need service. I had two quotes and went with the higher cost due to their experience (+30years) and a recommendation from a neighbor. I even asked the sales guy which crew he would want working on his house hoping to get the “right guy”.
They are replacing a 28 year old Lenox furnace that was vertically mounted and located in a 58" tall crawl space. When they quoted they indicated that they were going to have to change this orientation to horizontal and I am fine with that but the installer arrived 2 hours ago and happened to mention...." Yea I am never changed the orientation of a furnace before..." Obviously there are a lot of changes to the duct work and this is not going to be a straight forward install.
So I did a search and didn't come up with anything specific but was hoping you guys might have some tips and common mistakes that I could watch for.
They are coming back on Thursday to do the heat pump so I have some time to review the work and make some requests to the installer if something doesn’t seem right.
Any feed back or links would be helpful.