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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgoodman View Post
    All a little greek to me, but I do know this ancient system may have started off with a 7 SEER (probably 4 SEER now), and If i can get a 13 SEER....I'm almost doubling my effeciency.

    Right???
    I'm suggesting that all of the parts I listed were high grade, and are commonly used parts manufacturers in MANY other units made by various manufacturers.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

  2. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    I'm suggesting that all of the parts I listed were high grade, and are commonly used parts manufacturers in MANY other units made by various manufacturers.
    10-4. On same page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgoodman View Post
    10-4. On same page.
    The above is one the many reasons alot of members here would tell you to focus on finding a good contractor instead of a brand.

    Alot of units use similar parts, or parts manufacturers.

    So, focus on contractor.

    Price and warranty are kind of in the same bucket.

    The last I would worry about is brand.
    There's a few, that I think most would consider "trash".

    Most, are ones that few outside the HVAC community have heard of.
    Hallowell acadia is one.

    I for one, in my parents house, put in Amana.
    I know the contractor will do a good job, because it's me.
    The price is good. The warranty is among the best. As I'm sitting here, I'm imagining ways I can break the thing and get paid by the manufacturer to repair it. (just kidding.)

    Now, if your actually planning on moving, then we're into another ballgame.
    If a warranty is non-transferable, then there's no point in having a long warranty. You just want something to cover you untill you move.
    Dumping an entire host of money into high efficiency equitment probably isn't going to gain you much in the way of equity, unless we're talking Geo (which would be a major selling point for those in the green community).
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

  4. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    The above is one the many reasons alot of members here would tell you to focus on finding a good contractor instead of a brand.

    Alot of units use similar parts, or parts manufacturers.

    So, focus on contractor.

    Price and warranty are kind of in the same bucket.

    The last I would worry about is brand.
    There's a few, that I think most would consider "trash".

    Most, are ones that few outside the HVAC community have heard of.
    Hallowell acadia is one.

    I for one, in my parents house, put in Amana.
    I know the contractor will do a good job, because it's me.
    The price is good. The warranty is among the best. As I'm sitting here, I'm imagining ways I can break the thing and get paid by the manufacturer to repair it. (just kidding.)

    Now, if your actually planning on moving, then we're into another ballgame.
    If a warranty is non-transferable, then there's no point in having a long warranty. You just want something to cover you untill you move.
    Dumping an entire host of money into high efficiency equitment probably isn't going to gain you much in the way of equity, unless we're talking Geo (which would be a major selling point for those in the green community).
    Just curious....

    Amana = goodman

    Goodman = Amana????

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgoodman View Post
    Just curious....

    Amana = goodman

    Goodman = Amana????
    Amana is the top of line unit that goodman manufacturers.

    Amana has better parts and warranties than goodman equitment.

    Amana DISTINCTIONS is a big no no to buy. Your buying a goodman unit, with an amana sticker.

    A true amana model number begins with an A.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

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