Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 14 to 23 of 23
  1. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    178
    but is one going to be quieter than the other one

  2. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    70
    Originally posted by coolcray3
    where do you live. you said that the unit is right behind the wall where you office is and it is loud. have you tried sound proofing the wall between your office and the unit.
    Just outside Chicago. I could soundproof the wall but it would be hard (and costly) to adequately soundproof the 7 foot long opening in the wall for servicing the unit. I figure for the extra cost of soundproofing I can upgrade to a Carrier unit that solves the coil problem and the sound problem.

    It may not be proper etiquette to discuss here, but I asked about price before because I'm in a time crunch to get this re-install done and only got one bid. He wants to do the job on Friday, which would also be good for me. I don't mind paying a little extra under the circumstances but I don't want to pay A LOT extra.

    I've got to give the Carrier installer a yea or nea tomorrow. Maybe I'll see if I can get someone out for a quickie in the morning.

  3. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    178
    i dont know how bad the sound is but you have ask your self how much it will be decreased just by swapping the unit.you might be able to do something different with the opening and look into the aspen coil to solve the coil problem for alot les than swaping out.maybe you should try getting a carpenter and see what he thinks about it.

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    178
    i think if it was me i would try to have some sound proof panels made up and run it until it was done and not even worry about the coil until there was a problem with it and worry about when the time comes. you will probably get 4 or 5 years out of it or more before you have a problem with it.

  5. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    70
    Originally posted by coolcray3
    i dont know how bad the sound is but you have ask your self how much it will be decreased just by swapping the unit.you might be able to do something different with the opening and look into the aspen coil to solve the coil problem for alot les than swaping out.maybe you should try getting a carpenter and see what he thinks about it.
    Originally posted by coolcray3
    i think if it was me i would try to have some sound proof panels made up and run it until it was done and not even worry about the coil until there was a problem with it and worry about when the time comes. you will probably get 4 or 5 years out of it or more before you have a problem with it.
    Those who have heard both may correct me if I'm wrong but from what I understand, there's a world of difference in noise level between an Ameristar CDX080 (builders model) and a Carrier Infinity 96 - at least when the latter is operating on low output which I'm told is 90% of the time. Also, I'm putting $3500 of the previous installers fee toward the Carrier, so there's only about a $1000 difference - which all tolled is about what it would have cost me to put in the Carrier in the first place.

  6. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    178
    ok i didnt know that the previous installer was footing the bill in that case go ahead and do it to it and yes there is big difference in the sound from one to the other but i was just trying to save you from spending and trust me you will notice the difference in sound but you are still going to hear that unit run with out doing something to block the sound no matter what unit you put in and especially if the return is in the same room.

  7. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    70
    Thanks for all the input. I appreciate it. Know of any good resources for soundproofing?

  8. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    70
    Originally posted by smadave
    As millerman pointed out the MVB is replacing the MVP. Someone asked about any differences.

    1. The MVB can be set up as a one pipe or two pipe where the MVP is a strictly a two pipe system.

    2. The MVB comes with a new improved HSI


    Dave in NJ
    Not quite sure what this means... Can you tell me, in layman's terms, what differences the homeowner's likely to see? I'm trying to determine whether I need to request the newer model, given that the proposal was for the older apparently. Is the newer model quieter?

  9. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    178
    hot surface ignition other than that and the 1 pipe and 2 pipe set up the units are the same.

  10. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    178
    the mvp is strickly intake and exaust mvb you can set up with or with out intake. if you can have it set up with both intake and exaust this will cut down on the sound of the air intake and be better for efficency.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event