My Wife and I are building a house this spring and I have been kicking around ideas on the HVAC system.
We live in the country so, no Nat. Gas available, electric only. Looking at a heat pump with electric strips.
What do you guys think would be better:
1. Package unit with economizer, would like the free cooling it offers. Gets down to low 60' upper 50's at nite hear in the summer. But then I am not real impressed with the quality of workmanship on the Precedent units. Mainly in the economizer section, IE: Damper sealing,and smoothness of operation.
2. Split system heat pump with OA damper at indoor coil to utilize OA if cool enough. I realize it would be more work and controls, but may be worth the money in reliability.
What have you guys seen in the residential arena, I do not do residential service, so I am all ears. Do you see economizers at all, or am I going down the wrong track? Thanks for the input.
[Edited by drivewizard on 02-11-2006 at 01:42 AM]