NO PROBLEM DUC...

...HI JOHNSP...YES THE HOUSE IS 5200 SQUARE FEET / 10 FT CEILINGS WITH TWO ZONES BUT THE POWER COSTS IN CT IN THE SUMMER OF 15 CENTS PER KWH ARE OUT OF SIGHT RESULTING IN $700 POWER BILLS...FREUS USES YOUR STANDARD CONDENSER, BUT INSTEAD OF RELYING ON AIR BEING SUCKED THROUGH COILS TO COOL AND CONDENSE THE R-22, THEY HAVE AN INTERNAL WATER BATH...NATURALLY..WITH WATER MOLECULE MORE HIGHLY CONDENSED THEN AIR MOLUCLES, THE WATER CAN REMOVE 3500 TIMES MORE HEAT THEN AIR...THE OTHER GREAT THING ABOUT WATER COOLED CONDENSERS IS THAT AS THE AIR TEMPERATURE GOES UP, THE SEER (OR EER IN WATER COOLED CASES) DOESN'T GO DOWN.

REMEMBER, WITH AIR COOLED SYSTEMS, AS THE TEMPERATURE GRADIENT BETWEEN OUTSIDE AIR AND THE FREON RUNNING THROUGH THE CONDENSER SHRINKS, THE SEER RATING DROPS. SEER TEST RATINGS USE A OUTSIDE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES TO DEVELOP THE ENERGY RATING...WHEN A 14 SEER UNIT IS RUN IN OUTSIDE TEMPS OF 95 DEGREES, THE SEER DROPS TOP 12.17 AND AT 115 DEGREES OUTSIDE TEMP, THE SEER DROPS TO ABOUT 10.25...THAT'S WHY FOLKS IN THE SOUTHWEST USE WATER COOLED CONDENSERS...BASICALLY, THESE WATER COOLED UNITS HAVE AN EER OF 18 AND ROUGHLY A SEER OF 21 OR 22...

THE OTHER OPTION MIGHT BE A GAS FIRED CONDENSER...PROPANE COSTS THIS YEAR ARE 1.75 PER GALLON SO I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH EITHER OF THESE SYSTEMS...WILL CALL FREUS TOMORROW OF COURSE BUT THOUGHT SOMEONE HERE MIGHT HAVE SOPME EXPERIENCE...