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  1. #14
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    Not all agree but i think Trane or Costal carrier is wirth the extra.I think you can get a higher SEER in the Trane than the Coastal carrier,might be a good idea.


    And check out Variable Speed for the indoor fan and your comfort,lots of options to control and dehumidify in the summer with VS fan.

  2. #15
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    if this is for rental purpose only it would be to you best avantage to install goodman. aside the salt and sand the unit will be or may be subjected to human abuse also. aside from partying and smoke and whatever does on at a beach house rental the filter will only be changed when you are there or during a pm the unit will be working its ass off with doors opening and closing all the time. people putting the t-stat at 50 just to make it colder and iceing it up. being turned on and off to much. i do a lot of rental units on long beach island NJ. these units take a lot of abuse and it just isnt worth a real expensive unit
    goodman will hold up well and is a lot less

  3. #16
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    If you want it to last I recommend the Trane, the coil will outlast all others, with protective coatings or not.

    Otherwise put in the sacrificial Janitrol, try to wash the coil once a week.
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  4. #17
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    Swampfox would you like to quote on the job since you are in Myrtle? If you do please contact me via email. I am still undecided about which unit. Santee cooper is coming out on Tuesday. Is it worth the $1200 more for the Trane or $800 without the extended warranty? The opinions seem to be split evenly from the replies I have got. I was hoping for a specific yes or no but I guess I won't get it.
    Thanks

    Originally posted by swampfox
    I am local to you, I cant stress this enough, Do not buy the Tempstar!!!!! anyone who would install one of these near the ocean needs their head examined, they are by far the absolute worst in a salt air environment, the fin material they use is very thin and seperates from the copper tubing in no time

    Trane will last longer than any of the others, but costs more

    Goodman does better than most, and the price is right

    The Carrier coastal stuff does ok, but Ive seen some that looked rough, not worth the extra money

    Goodman or Trane in my opinion

  5. #18
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    Here try this....

    Buy what you want, and ask the contractor what size the suction line to the compressor is. While he's installing it you go down to the marina, buy a shaft zinc with an inside diameter matching the outside diameter of the pipe. Have him attach it between close to the compressor. The zinc, provided it stays damp (hence the location) will eliminate most of the corrosion. Much like your anode rod in your water heater. Your out 15 bucks.

  6. #19
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    We would be happy to bid the job for you, I dont see your email address, but you can contact us at the phone number listed in my credentials, or if you would rather email me your info I will turn in a sales lead, Im just a service technician there though so you wont deal with me initially, I will make sure I'm on the job though if you decide to go with us.

  7. #20
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    Ocean unit

    If it were mine, I would buy the Trane. On the ocean, the Trane is tops. If it were a Gatlinburg chalet, I might not pay that much more for the Trane.

  8. #21
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    Originally posted by Carnak
    If you want it to last I recommend the Trane, the coil will outlast all others, with protective coatings or not.

    Otherwise put in the sacrificial Janitrol, try to wash the coil once a week.
    The air off the Atlantic Ocean at Myrtle Beach is no where near as salty as the air where you are Carnak. It takes a longer time then the normal life of a typical system before enough damage is done on copper tube/aluminum fin coils to kill the system.

    I recently took out an 18 year old Rheem that I had bought damaged when my parents bought their condo in Ocean City, MD. The metal cabinet was a mess and the coil pack was corroded, but not enough to cause noticeable operational issues. This thing was still humming along, just the humming had gotten pretty loud and annoying seeing the heat pump sets on my parents porch (8 feet from a brackish bay).

    Similar 7 year old Rheem units where you are were completely corroded.
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  9. #22
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    Originally posted by RoBoTeq
    The air off the Atlantic Ocean at Myrtle Beach is no where near as salty as the air where you are Carnak. It takes a longer time then the normal life of a typical system before enough damage is done on copper tube/aluminum fin coils to kill the system.
    Cant agree with that, the oceanfront is a much harsher environment than a brackish bay, Ive replaced equipment as little as 3 years old (ICP) where there were no fins left on the coil, the average is 5-8 years at most.


  10. #23
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    Originally posted by swampfox
    Originally posted by RoBoTeq
    The air off the Atlantic Ocean at Myrtle Beach is no where near as salty as the air where you are Carnak. It takes a longer time then the normal life of a typical system before enough damage is done on copper tube/aluminum fin coils to kill the system.
    Cant agree with that, the oceanfront is a much harsher environment than a brackish bay, Ive replaced equipment as little as 3 years old (ICP) where there were no fins left on the coil, the average is 5-8 years at most.

    Carnak is in Cayman. The air their is unbelievably salty. The water is about 5 times saltier then the Atlantic Ocean at Myrtle Beach and where my parents live.

    The reference to the brackish bay is where my parents live. They are right on a bay that is backwashed into by the Atlantic Ocean which is about 1/2 mile away by land. Unless the ocean surf is blowing directly on equipment on buildings right on the ocean, the units along the brackish Assawoman Bay get more salt air.
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