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  1. #1
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    I'm looking to purchase a brand new Heat pump, Blowers, coils...the whole package. I talk to two sales reps, the two them said...it's best to use R22 for the new system. What should I do? 410A or R22 ?
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    Bobbart

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    R22 is cheaper and R410a will last you longer when (and if) correctly installed. Many techs still have no or not much experience with R410a. R410a is more environment friendly.

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    805 of the systems we installed last year were Puron/R410a


    Check here http://www.410a.com to clear up the myths.



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    Which One

    so...which one will run better in my new system for the next 15 years..R22 or 410a?
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    Bob

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    Re: Which One

    Originally posted by bobbart
    so...which one will run better in my new system for the next 15 years..R22 or 410a?
    Thanks
    Bob
    bobbart, for what the future holds for R22, I think Carrier says it like it is. You might read this publication by Carrier, especially page 7, Section 5.

    http://www.corp.carrier.com/Corporat...WhitePaper.pdf


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    Price of R22 will go up for certain but all the fans of R410a systems should also tell you, that the price of this refrigerant is very high today and it’s not certain at all, that the prices will go down in the future. There is already a drop in replacement refrigerant for R22 available that’s comparable in cost to R410a. Price of refrigerant is not a reason one way or the other.

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    Re: Which One

    Originally posted by bobbart
    so...which one will run better in my new system for the next 15 years..R22 or 410a?
    Thanks
    Bob
    When they are installed correctly, they should both last you 15 years, but longevity is on the side of R410a. Better? there is no better, there is just right.

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    So it"s my bet

    So it sounds on what I'm reading, that the best thing for me is to stay with 410a for the new system. Is this correct.

    Bobbart

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    I would agree with re2ell
    Knowledge comes with experience

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    I'd say R410a ,but we have been convinced since 2000,to go that way.

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    Why buy yesterdays unit for tomorrow,
    When you can buy tomorrows unit today ?
    If you try to fail, and succeed.
    Which have you done ?



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    I live today and buy best value, but there is nothing wrong to have the newest toys and most expensive thing either. It's a free market.

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    If you can, get an R410A refrigerant, this is the refrigerant for the future.

    [Edited by city on 03-17-2006 at 06:49 PM]

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