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    “The Trane XV18 seems more directly comparable to...

    “The Trane XV18 seems more directly comparable to the Carrier 18VS. Any thoughts between those two units.”



    Says the XV18 has a 12 year compressor warranty and 10 years parts and coil warranty,...
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    Ask them for the AHRI number then enter in top...

    Ask them for the AHRI number then enter in top left side then go to this site to keep hitting anything in blue ( left side ) to view the certificate of rating. You don’t go by the outdoor unit unit...
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    Both units are effectively 19 SEER/11 HSPF. ...

    Both units are effectively 19 SEER/11 HSPF.

    Where did you get 19 SEER and 11 HSPF, from the AHRI web-site? if so what’s the AHRI number as reading it the Trane combo gives 17.5 SEER and 10.5 HSPF...
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    I would lean on at a minimum 14 SEER as starting...

    I would lean on at a minimum 14 SEER as starting 1/23 the minimum SEER standards in northern states will go from the current 13 SEER to 14. In southern region states the minimum standards of 14 SEER...
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    If you want a rated 16 SEER system have them...

    If you want a rated 16 SEER system have them provide the AHRI number to prove it, chances they can not with a 10 year old furnace and especially if the blower motor is a PSC motor. Chances your at...
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    Reliability falls more under proper install,...

    Reliability falls more under proper install, setup, proper duct sizing, system sized correctly more so than brand. Parts come from all over the world and manufacturers make very little of their...
  7. Thinking I still would install a inverted loop...

    Thinking I still would install a inverted loop especially if your mounting the Air Handler in a horizontal position as shown in the Goodman guide. What’s wrong with following a install guide as...
  8. Dated 2019 page three says “will require” that’s...

    Dated 2019 page three says “will require” that’s not a recommendation to install one ( vapor/suction line only ) the top of the loop “must be” slightly higher than the top of the coil.
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  9. The key word is recommended not must be, unless...

    The key word is recommended not must be, unless that has changed, chances the pressure drop is minimal. The install guide should show a inverted loop of the vapor/suction line near the Air Handler....
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    What’s the model number of the Air Handler, as if...

    What’s the model number of the Air Handler, as if it’s a AR*F those come with a piston metering device and if it has a TXV those are field supplied and mounted external ( next to the AH ) unless...
  11. https://www.ducanehvac.com/Ducane/_/pdfs/specs/Duc...

    https://www.ducanehvac.com/Ducane/_/pdfs/specs/Ducane_80G1_Tech_Specs.pdf

    https://www.ducanehvac.com/Ducane/_/pdfs/specs/4AC16-100(WALDO)-12-2017.pdf

    Those AC Pro are rebadged from a major...
  12. If your referencing to the Blower section, one...

    If your referencing to the Blower section, one looks to be a push through ( bottom one ) and the top looks to be a draw through in regards to where the blower motor is located compared to the coil....
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    If there is a leak, yes it will leak 24/7 even...

    If there is a leak, yes it will leak 24/7 even just sitting. Typically leaks are at the indoor coil, but certainly can be anywhere. If you see oil residue anywhere by the outdoor unit coil or service...
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    Why not compare apples to apples, what do you...

    Why not compare apples to apples, what do you want your the boss it’s your money. Your comparing a variable speed Heat Pump Hybrid system to a two stage straight A/C with a furnace.

    You interested...
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    How long did you wait to turn on the A/C after...

    How long did you wait to turn on the A/C after the added refrigerant as if it was a short time, sounds like a decent size refrigerant leak?

    So it was 85 degree outdoor temperature and you ran it...
  16. Filing for the Tax Credits ...

    Filing for the Tax Credits

    https://energystar-mesa.force.com/ENERGYSTAR/s/article/How-Do-I-Apply-for-the-Tax-Credit-1600088463236

    Shows 2021 as an example but you should be able to find 2022...
  17. The GAM5 gives you the rebate rating of 3 combo,...

    The GAM5 gives you the rebate rating of 3 combo, but they look like 4 ton systems. Reading it your looking at a 2 ton and a 3 ton yes?

    The TAM9 gives you rebate ( meeting Ct. requirements ) in 2...
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    Ring Panel, non washable, more for commercial...

    Ring Panel, non washable, more for commercial application IMO, as you mentioned having a metal frame internally.

    https://www.zoro.com/static/cms/product/full/Z3zyxufo5oy.JPG
  19. You can go directly to AHRI web-site and use a...

    You can go directly to AHRI web-site and use a partial model number to cut to the chase and find matching systems that meet the CT. rebate requirement$ of 16 SEER and 9.5 HSPF
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  20. Used to be called fossil fuel kits in the old...

    Used to be called fossil fuel kits in the old days ( that technology is decades old ) but Hybrid systems sounds greener..
  21. You can keep your existing oil boiler and install...

    You can keep your existing oil boiler and install either a combo Hydronic Air Handler ( with A/C coil ) or purchase a Hydronic Air Handler ( non A/C coil ) and install a dedicated A/C coil and attach...
  22. Eversource money in your pocket rebates, looks...

    Eversource money in your pocket rebates, looks like Contractors need to be on a list to offer them?

    https://energizect.com/file/25106/download?token=rE8v5XNL
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  23. Some manufacturers install guide says to remove...

    Some manufacturers install guide says to remove them when in upflow position, some say for better air flow through coil and read also for better efficiency.

    Where you getting a drain pan from?
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  24. Any issues wit Air temp mc systems. IMO, A...

    Any issues wit Air temp mc systems.

    IMO, A better question would be any issues with Nortek/Nordyne as those Air Temps are rebadged Nortek as far as I know.
  25. Here’s ADP ( owned by Lennox ) Air Handlers that...

    Here’s ADP ( owned by Lennox ) Air Handlers that you can match to pretty much any brand outdoor unit. Looks to be 10 year warranty.
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  26. https://www.trane.com/pdf/TT_72-1267-28_Air-Handle...

    https://www.trane.com/pdf/TT_72-1267-28_Air-Handlers-Brochure_Trane_proof_SV.pdf

    As an example only page three shows the optional heating coil on two models TAM9 and GAM5 that slides into the...
  27. I was asking for the model number of the new bid...

    I was asking for the model number of the new bid Lennox outdoor unit, not your existing one. Your existing one shows 3 tons.

    “We are not replacing our heating system right now. Just the AC and the...
  28. https://resources.lennoxcommercial.com/resources/c...

    https://resources.lennoxcommercial.com/resources/ca891c5d-25bd-47ff-b79e-f1d72435299b-ehb_cba25uh_1908b.pdf

    https://firstco.com/product/hbxb-hw-high-efficiency/

    As you can clearly see the...
  29. What’s the model numbers of the Lennox and First...

    What’s the model numbers of the Lennox and First Company Air Handler, what did the Lennox Contractor say how they plan on getting you heat if indeed the Lennox Air Handler has just a cooling coil?
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  30. “I got 2 quotes, one through Costco for a 14 SEER...

    “I got 2 quotes, one through Costco for a 14 SEER Lennox 2 ton and 3 ton unit w Lennox air handler”

    You mention the Lennox quote has a Air Handler, and did not say Hydronic Air Handler, if your...
  31. Why are you getting a bid for a hydronic Air...

    Why are you getting a bid for a hydronic Air Handler and the other a non hydronic Air Handler? Why not both either a hydronic Air Handler or regular Air Handler. Are they planning on hooking up the...
  32. Do you have manual balancing dampers on your...

    Do you have manual balancing dampers on your branch take offs? if so maybe it’s closed?? If not may just need a small air scoop at the metal take off? Should have at least a one year whole house...
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    Worst case get the serial number of the Air...

    Worst case get the serial number of the Air Handler and go to this site to check warranty. “Look up existing warranty”

    https://www.trane.com/residential/en/resources/warranty-and-registration/
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  34. Oh boy,..I hope the OP doesn’t read this :Faint:

    Oh boy,..I hope the OP doesn’t read this :Faint:
  35. Sounds like they never got trained on the...

    Sounds like they never got trained on the install, setup of the Gree. Never installed one but it looks like a complicated system, if your going to carry and sell that model you would think the Techs....
  36. I'm not exactly impressed with them, but they're...

    I'm not exactly impressed with them, but they're what I have at the moment. Can you recommend a better alternative?

    I’m old school, I don’t like over the top more complicated bells and whistles...
  37. Again you need to verify if the outdoor unit is...

    Again you need to verify if the outdoor unit is running ( when float is energized ) when the liquid line is hot, how hard is that to do? if it is when you lift the plunger of the float, chances it’s...
  38. “It's the liquid (smaller) line that was hot....

    “It's the liquid (smaller) line that was hot. This line is normally cool when running in cool mode.”

    If the liquid line was hot ( not warm to the touch but actually hot ) then chances it went to...
  39. Lift up the switch, if blower shuts off then have...

    Lift up the switch, if blower shuts off then have someone check to see if the outdoor unit shuts off for starters.

    Run in cool mode and if the larger insulated line is hot to the touch then your...
  40. What we do for customers if equipment is still...

    What we do for customers if equipment is still running, is we take amprege readings of existing outdoor section ( fan motor and compressor together ) and the amprege of the blower motor, noting the...
  41. Dated 11/2019 if reading it correctly, says no...

    Dated 11/2019 if reading it correctly, says no high pressure switch or standard type low pressure switch, but does have a loss of charge switch.

    Page 5 under Accessories
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  42. In my state ( I’m sure other states also ) you...

    In my state ( I’m sure other states also ) you can look up anybody license by going to Consumer Protection Division under look up license by punching in a name. Or do a internet search of your state...
  43. I don’t mean to belittle the one man band guy, as...

    I don’t mean to belittle the one man band guy, as I’m a semi retired one man band and when I need a helper I’m a 1.5 man band. My thinking is as you mention, he does not push for unneeded repairs (...
  44. The new AHRI number for a 2.5 ton outdoor unit to...

    The new AHRI number for a 2.5 ton outdoor unit to 3 ton indoor coil is 205973309 gives 15 SEER and 12.5 EER on paper, not real world numbers but qualifies for rebates if homework was done correctly. ...
  45. Sounds like your getting the Lennox matched...

    Sounds like your getting the Lennox matched system from the one man band, as isn’t that what he was quoting originally, but you mention Lennox now? You only mentioned warranties, forget about the...
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    Thinking 16 years is a decent run for any brand...

    Thinking 16 years is a decent run for any brand in Florida, have you had regular/occasional PM’s over the years? Chances what failed on the Goodman had nothing to do with them, it probably was a...
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    IMO, Thinking you should get a PM contract later...

    IMO, Thinking you should get a PM contract later on, you should have a one year labor warranty that covers compressor, coil, parts. Ask yourself, How dirty will my outdoor coil get in 6 months or a...
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    That’s your decision what to do, you didn’t ...

    That’s your decision what to do, you didn’t mention the age of these systems. Heat part typically has more things going on than cooling.

    Hopefully you registered everything initally as...
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    IMO, I wouldn’t even bother having them hook up...

    IMO, I wouldn’t even bother having them hook up gauges on the packaged unit, if you got a two visit service plan ( if your not complaining about creature comfort ) as those are supposedly accurately...
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    Look up the warranty sheet of your brand model,...

    Look up the warranty sheet of your brand model, typically it will state the requirements. If your getting a extended labor warranty then that may/may not be a requirement? You would need to check...
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