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  1. #14
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    Of those 2 systems i would choose the Trane.

    Questions:
    1,2 As long as the install, and Start-up are done correctly then either system will be reliable.

    3, To the home owner they all do the same thing. We preference due to cleaning procedures etc.. Have a maintenance contract on your unit, and we inspect that no tubes are rubbing to ensure no leaks. Trust me Maintenance is a very big thing now with the high efficiency units.

    4. A VS blower will not be problematic at all, but a VS blower will not solve ductwork issues! Dip switches can be adjusted to help airflow though.

    5. Yes, its a very good filter. He probably recommended the F100 because it has a Merv rating of 10 which is very good airflow for the type of filter you want. A HEPA filter which does the same thing would be upwards of 14 or 15 Merv rating. You ductwork may not be able to accommodate that.

    6. I am not sure what your asking.

    I also like the fact he's replacing the Line set instead of Flushing it! I think you have a reputable contractor here. In my opinion that is the correct thing to do if at all possible.
    Last edited by budman21901; 12-08-2010 at 09:53 PM.

  2. #15
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    Could luck with your choice. I am getting the york modulating variable speed furnace installed on the 20th, which I take it is the same as the coleman. I have read people critic every furnace out there, especially if the dealer sells another brand.

    The choice of contractor and the warranty are paramount.

  3. #16
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    If I were a potential customer, I would prefer a NATE certified contractor, installing a Trane unit, with the media filter, and IAQ stat.

    1. NATE certification doesn't mean an contractor is smarter, but he/she has spent the extra time to help ensure their customers that they are a quality, well educated technician. IMO, those who don't believe in continuing education are likely narcissistic, scared of being embarrassed by a low testing score, or afraid to learn something new.

    2. Trane is a high quality manufacturer that has recently been purchased by Ingersoll Rand, who is promising to bring back the Trane quality of yesterday. If I were going to install a new system in my parents home or mine, it would be a Trane. Don't forget the 10year Parts & Labor warranty.

    3. Media filters installed at the unit are preferred, due the ease of insuring a quality seal between filter and unit intake. This keeps the interior of the unit clean, which helps promote system longevity and quality performance. Old ducting usually has many leaks. A restrictive "high efficiency" filter, installed at the return grille, is likely to cause infiltration of contaminated air between the filter and unit intake, and usually creates a higher return static pressure due to it's smaller area. Routine maintenance is a must with either filter, with a difference in time intervals favoring the annual media filter.
    4. The IAQ stats are nice to look at and have a lot of features that can be utilized in the future for upgrades on the system.

    These are just my opinions... Your contractor is the person you need to trust.

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilly View Post
    Twilly says Rheem.
    huh??? did i miss somethin? Twilli switched to rheem???
    "When the people find they can vote themselves money,that will herald the end of the republic" - Benjamin Franklin

    "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action"- George Washington

  5. #18
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    Sebas says thanks Twilly, but I just don't trust any of the Rheem contractors that gave me estimates. (oversizing, wanting to add returns/supplies based on "experience")

    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions specifically budman and mgenius.

    Regarding, the stat question I was referring to baldloonie's recent post in another thread where he mentioned that lately he has been having problems with the IAQs, part of the screen stops working.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=680691

    As it stands now, I am leaning towards the Trane system.

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