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  1. #14
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  3. #16
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    go look at the trane label on the equipment & tell me who its made by...........

  4. #17
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    TRANE NO LONGER OFFERS ANY EGUIPMENT LOWER THAN 13 SEER AS OF NOV 1, BUT IN THE LONG RUN PAY MORE FOR A MORE EFFICIENT UNIT. TRUST ME ON THIS IT WILL PAY FOR IT'S SELF. AS FAR AS BETWEEN TRANE AND AMERICAN STANDARD, GO WITH A.S. SAME THING.

  5. #18
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    Around here, 13 SEER 3 ton saves at most $30 a year over 10 SEER. But with a $600 plus premium for 13 over 10, that's a BREAKEVEN of 20 years. Now, spend that $600 for attic insulation and you'll likely have it back in a few years. For many areas of the country, this 13 SEER stuff is a financial hardship!

  6. #19
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    Well now, that really won't matter in a few months.

  7. #20
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    ive seen a few with the trane sticker that were made by consolidated.local vender swears it aint so & that model didnt show on the list of 30 or so repacks at ccpsc,but thats what they were.

  8. #21
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    following is the AS proposal I have accepted

    80% furnace: AUD100C936K
    12SEER heat pump: 2A6H2036A100A High efficiency coil: TXCO36S3HPD
    Expansion Valve
    Humidifier
    Bayvent Chimney kit
    non-prog t-stat
    Permit

    I'm trying to get a programmable thermostat instead - he says he doesn't recommend programmable for heat pumps - so that would be additional $110.

    He suggested adding low returns and making the high returns louvered in the basement to heat more evenly. what he said about the basement makes sense - since the Registers are located high and returns are high as well.
    He also suggested the same thing for the main floor (adding louvered low returns) for the same reason. This would be an additional $250. Does anyone think this is a good idea?

    Also - would someone be kind enough to lookup the match-up on this one to see what HSPF or SEER I'd be getting?

    Thanks yall... the end is in sight.
    I'll make sure I post before and after pics.

  9. #22
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    Programmable thermostats suck. Listen to your HVAC professional.

  10. #23
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    Programable stats do kinda suck in my opinion too. But that's no reason not to get a good stat that has many other features that are very usefull.

    My personal favorite is the Vision Pro 8000, a lot of companies rebadge them with thier logo on the front too.

  11. #24
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    I have one. I don't even consider putting a program in it. Most programming stats end up on manual or generate call backs.

  12. #25
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    Thank you all for helping me with the decision process

    couple of quick questions:

    which company makes the Vision Pro 8000 and what are the other brands it is sold as?

    Who makes the American Standard ACONT802 or 803 t-stats?
    and for my setup above which of hte 2 is more appropriate?


  13. #26
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    Originally posted by shaum76
    couple of quick questions:

    which company makes the Vision Pro 8000 and what are the other brands it is sold as?

    Who makes the American Standard ACONT802 or 803 t-stats?
    and for my setup above which of hte 2 is more appropriate?

    Honeywell makes the vision pro.

    Label under major brands as well (Trane).

    As far as programmable thermostat goes, it is just like anything else...a properly informed and instructed homeowner will learn how to use it properly. I have one in my house and it works great.


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