Thanks in advance for all your responses.
- Recently remodeled my home. Planning to install a new cooling (and heating) system
- House currently has a fairly new but noisy Goodman gas fired furnace in the attic which the contractors recommend should be replaced with a matched unit.
- The ducting is not very efficient (needs to put new registers & ducts in the old section of the house - 5 rooms)
- Live in Los Angeles (45 - 90 F), but the house gets v. hot/cold (up to 95) as the older section does not have insulated walls and is exposed to the sun
- House - single floor, approx 2000 sq ft, front and back exposed to direct am/pm Sun
- Have met with 2 contractors, one who deals in Carrier and the other in York. Both seem competent and knowledgeable, but I have no way of telling if they actually are knowing!
- Carrier recommends 4 zones, but York says "4 zones will be compromising the possibility to use all zones at the same time. The correct way to zone a home is to size the equipment for the smallest zone, there fore if you needed to cool the entire home at the same time you would be relying on a very small system"
- Gas fired furnace Model 58 DLX
- Slimline Model 38HDR Performance series.
- New ceiling registers in 5 rooms with Mylar duct work.
- Honeywell 4 zone system with 4 thermostats
- All inclusive, turnkey approx $-------------
- York Affinity Model- CZH02411 (2T 18S AC R410A)
- ADP Model CZH02411 (R410A 2-3T HORIZ HI EFF W/TXV)
- YORK YP9C080B12MP12C (80BTU 12CFM MOD 97% MP PREM W/ECM MOTOR)
- York S1THSU32P7Y (7-day prog. 4-Stg HT. 2-Stg CL)
- Ceiling Registers, ducting, etc.
All inclusive, turnkey approx $-------------
- Have read several negative/discouraging reviews of YORK about frequent breakdowns and part replacements. Should I worry?
- Could you recommend some good contractors in my area (Los Angeles, CA)
- If you were to base your choice solely on the basis of the brand which would you choose?
- Which brands would you avoid?
- Comments/Observations/Critiques of the Carrier/York proposals.
I am going to be spending a substantial amount and would like to get a v. reliable, effective system. I have no problem spending a few thousand more if it is going to get me a better system.
Thanks for reading and thanks for your advice