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Thread: Old Tappan/York

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    I am installing a new Trane A/C and heat unit tomarrow. But my old one is a Tappan outside unit model CM-30-44-C. And the inside unit is a York 32UF16-B. I was wondering if any of you experts can tell me what tonnage these old units are. I am putting in a 2.5 ton for my small but cozy 1100sf house.

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    Have you done a load calculation on your house. 2.5ton seems a little big for 1100 Sqft. You will be cold but wet with an oversized unit. Your electric bill will be much higher also.

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    this is what was recommended.

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    If 2.5 tons is what you have had all along and it feels good "DO IT".
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    by whom? we can tell you the error of his ways.

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    Just remember that new units don't always suck the moisture out like the old relics with their low suction and thick coils. Even though 2.5 ton was fine all along, a new oversized unit may be less comfy than the old one.

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    Wait a minute; you are installing a system that someone else told you what size to install?
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    The old 400 sq ft to the ton method.

    I'm with baldie, it might not remove the humidity as well.

    Get a load calc done, it could save you alot of money.
    And alot of greif.
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    This was recommended by Trane. I don't know the size of my old unit. I supplied the model # in the first post. The new unit is now in place and has been running for about an hour now. I live just south of Dallas, TX. I will see what results I get and post them. Thank you for all the post.

    DEREK

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