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03-15-2005, 03:51 PM #1Regular Guest
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- Mar 2005
My present 14 year old system ,RUUD 3 TON (SPLIT) ,just conked out. I have received estimates from two very reliable contractors.
One suggested a Rheem 14 seer RPPB SERIES(SPLIT SYSTEM) ,uses R22 freon. The other suggested an Amana Tempassure 14 seer RHF 36c2c (split system) using the newer R410A FREON .
I am concerned with the availability and costof R22 in the future along with reliability, efficiency, and quality.
Any recommendations or suggestions?
I didn't mention the cost , but one system is about $700 less than the other.
03-15-2005, 04:05 PM #2
Everyone has their own opinion on which refrigerant to get. I would go R22 myself if I were buying new right now.
High pressure switch
TXV in & out
Hard start kit
14 SEER 8.9 HSPF with matching air handler
We don't see many Amana units around here so I can't comment on them. Not impressed with the new air handlers & coils that are common to Goodman & Amana. Maybe some of the Amana dealers can comment further.
03-15-2005, 04:09 PM #3Banned
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- Aug 2002
- Office and warehouse in both Crystal River & New Port Richey ,FL
03-15-2005, 04:47 PM #4
I'd pick the Rheem over Amana.
Ask your contractor for the price of the Rheem 410a system.Contractor locator map
How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?
03-15-2005, 07:28 PM #5
Would stay with R-22 also.
R-410 is too new to be 'time-tested'. Don't know how long they will last or what kind & number of repairs to expect.
Do know that if they cost more to install, they will cost more to repair.
Though, I'm not a proponent of Rheem or Rhuud, either.