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    :munching:

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    Here it is again......

    Here it is again......
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    At least your attic looks like itís got popcorn...

    At least your attic looks like itís got popcorn Sheetrock ceiling as protection. In my area, we have to worry about getting rusted nail ends from when they install three tab or architectural shingles...
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    “ Does anyone have a manual j worksheet that I...

    “ Does anyone have a manual j worksheet that I can fill out? “

    pecmsg and myself gave it to you....

    If you do consider a Daikin/Amana/Goodman here is some info that talks about the lineset size...
  5. How did he check the refrigerant level, by...

    How did he check the refrigerant level, by pressure only? Or by subcooling, superheat, a combination, did he follow the manufacturers guide to check and adjust charge? What did the invoice say?
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    Tell the bidding Contractors you want AHRI...

    Tell the bidding Contractors you want AHRI matched systems. If at the very least, some manufacturers require AHRI matched system to receive the maximum manufacturers warranty once registered....
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    Is the coil you list just up in the attic, laying...

    Is the coil you list just up in the attic, laying around or is it hooked to the ductwork? If it’s hooked up, whomever has the job of installing the HVAC, are they going to wing it with the outdoor...
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    Yes, I’m thinking the S8B1 model is obsolete?...

    Yes, I’m thinking the S8B1 model is obsolete? even thou it’s listed on Trane 2020 web-site. I’m thinking it has a PSC blower motor, I could be wrong thou, whereas the S8X1 has the more energy...
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    S8B1A026M2 and S8X1 series

    S8B1A026M2 and S8X1 series
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    The S8B1A026M2 ? output is 20800BTU. I’m reading...

    The S8B1A026M2 ? output is 20800BTU. I’m reading it that the 3 ton cased coil is mounted already, if so doubt this furnace ( BTU rating ) would be a AHRI match to the coil model number you mentioned.
  11. Chances are the electrical data plate on any...

    Chances are the electrical data plate on any outdoor section A/C or Heat Pump will say something like this ď For outdoor use only ď
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    “Idk which to choose. And by hardware problems, I...

    “Idk which to choose. And by hardware problems, I mean like capacitor goes out often, compressor dies alot, coils freeze over(clean filter) etc. My Trane system was a nightmare and we have spent...
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    Quote one Tempstar AHRI number given gives you 15...

    Quote one Tempstar AHRI number given gives you 15 SEER, 12 EER, 8.20 HSPF

    Hopefully all the numbers mentioned ( AHRI and SEER, EER, and HSPF ) for the Lennox and Amana are correct...:whistle:
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    https://www.amana-hac.com/products/heat-pumps/16-s...

    https://www.amana-hac.com/products/heat-pumps/16-seer-asz16

    Says there is a rebate amount. BTW, if compressor ever fails to original registered owner, you get a new outdoor unit, not a replacement...
  15. Looks like what I have in my residence, Suntemp....

    Looks like what I have in my residence, Suntemp.

    http://sterlingbaseboard.com/Suntemp.html

    Heat trim or Imperial line?

    Slant/Fin is another brand.
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    Yes, so many decisions in life, I like to think...

    Yes, so many decisions in life, I like to think of it as the OP is helping to keeping the global economy moving, as whatever brand they choose the parts come from all over the world...
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    May want to consider a two stage Heat Pump, where...

    May want to consider a two stage Heat Pump, where it can run on low stage a good bit if your thinking about going with a HP. They come in even increments, 2 ton, 3 ton etc. They make heater elements...
  18. “I did ask about having a low ambient kit...

    “I did ask about having a low ambient kit installed, but the guy wanted big bucks to install.”

    What is the lowest outdoor temperature it gets in Scottsdale?

    If your system never iced before...
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    “My wife was there when first tech visit and I...

    “My wife was there when first tech visit and I asked her to ask the tech if the system was load tested and he said yes. Should the contractor retain the results of a load test.”

    There shouldn’t be...
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    Goes to show you how international HVAC equipment...

    Goes to show you how international HVAC equipment is along with pretty much everything else. Even the vaulted Trane uses parts from all over the world. Old motor made/assembled in Mexico, new motor...
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    That number you gave was the Air Handler number,...

    That number you gave was the Air Handler number, do you have the model number of the OD unit? Found low on charge and topped it off? How did he do that by pressure only or checking and or adjusting...
  22. From their web-site Tech Support Bradford...

    From their web-site

    Tech Support
    Bradford White Technical Support discusses troubleshooting with plumbing professionals only.

    Do not know how detailed oriented their Tech. Support is.
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    Hopefully your system got registered initially as...

    Hopefully your system got registered initially as the manufacturers warranty drops in half if never registered. Difference could be a 10/10 compressor and parts warranty vs a base 5/5 compressor and...
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    If you where in the residence everyday running...

    If you where in the residence everyday running for 100 hours you should know if your A/C was or was not running. It doesn’t take 100 hours to figure out the OD unit is broke. Should be able to tell...
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    Says it has a Hi and Low safety pressure...

    Says it has a Hi and Low safety pressure switches.

    https://www.trane.com/content/dam/Trane/residential/downloads/brochure/airconditioners/72-1208-26.pdf

    Page 3 says it all, what your...
  26. How old is it? 2017? Well water or city? Who did...

    How old is it? 2017? Well water or city? Who did the propane conversion kit?
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    Yes you never know, he may want to change the...

    Yes you never know, he may want to change the boiler(s) next...:whistle:
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    Guessing you have a one year labor warranty on...

    Guessing you have a one year labor warranty on equipment, so hopefully your pump issues are covered under the labor warranty, even thou they did not replace it or install one as they sold you a...
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    Sooo, how do you prevent heating the whole...

    Sooo, how do you prevent heating the whole residence if it’s only calling for one zone as you say that one relay controls all the circulator pumps? Possibly there is a zone value with a end switch...
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    Are there any check valves and/or zone valves on...

    Are there any check valves and/or zone valves on your system? How many Hydronic Air Handlers do you have?

    “ My thought is if it was the relay, I'd be having this issue in multiple zones.”

    If...
  31. So why are you stuck on a OD unit having to be a...

    So why are you stuck on a OD unit having to be a Goodman. Doesn’t your gift cards word for other matched mobile unit brands? Revolv is but one brand for manufacturers homes.
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  32. Must be a proven design as it looks like it’s...

    Must be a proven design as it looks like it’s been working that way for awhile...:whistle:
  33. Online stores. Not eBay. Should get a...

    Online stores. Not eBay. Should get a manufacturer warranty once registered if installed by a licensed Contractor. Your just stuck with dealing with warranty issues, Just need to research mobile...
  34. Modular Blowers typically are just a box with a...

    Modular Blowers typically are just a box with a blower motor that you install electric heat as a option. There is no coil and metering device inside that box. You need to connect a cased coil to it....
  35. Commissioning report is what they do when they...

    Commissioning report is what they do when they start the system and make initial adjustments. Things like static pressure, temperature rise across the Heat Exchanger, amprege draw of all motors and...
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    Thank You again Mr. Bill for the kind words!

    Thank You again Mr. Bill for the kind words!
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    At least you can follow a Tech. At your residence...

    At least you can follow a Tech. At your residence from a HVAC company to see what they are doing and ask questions, heck they even come to your residence to work on your equipment in front of you.....
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    Not unusual, shouldn’t affect performance, if it...

    Not unusual, shouldn’t affect performance, if it bothers you, you can call the Installing Contractor out to comb out gingerly in those areas. You should have a labor warranty.
  39. Ask the bidding Contractors what a high altitude...

    Ask the bidding Contractors what a high altitude kit for each brand model furnace consists of and any adjustment as at 4500’ elevation, I would think one would be required?

    If you wanted to follow...
  40. The compressor ( if legible ) has information on...

    The compressor ( if legible ) has information on the tonnage of your existing system. Certainly a load calculation goes a long way to see what you need as already mentioned. Especially if you made...
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    Home Heating oil @$1.72 in Ct.

    Home Heating oil @$1.72 in Ct.
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    I’d take what they are proposing as the 14HPX is...

    I’d take what they are proposing as the 14HPX is a Heat Pump, if your getting a gas furnace with that I would hook it up as a Hybrid....

    All of a sudden they are throwing in a Heat Pump quote vs...
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    Here’s another one says two stage, the 16ACX...

    Here’s another one says two stage, the 16ACX works well with the M180E furnace dated 5/2019
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    Do not see a XC14 line, a XC13 yes, but that’s...

    Do not see a XC14 line, a XC13 yes, but that’s for the northern region. A XC16 yes ( up to 17.2 SEER according to Lennox 2020 web-site ) which is a two stage middle tier level Elite series if I’m...
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    Not aware they make a 14CX model. Certainly I...

    Not aware they make a 14CX model. Certainly I could be wrong.

    Which one is more reliable- The one that the Installing Contractor follows the install guide as closely as possible and practices good...
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    Chances are your basic uncomplicated indoor...

    Chances are your basic uncomplicated indoor located 80% furnace ( away from the elements ) will be down a shorter time and failure rate will be less than a complicated, many more moving parts higher...
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    “ Now you got me thinking maybe a heatpump will...

    “ Now you got me thinking maybe a heatpump will be cheaper to operate for heating than gas furnace”

    Maybe consider a Hybrid system ( Heat Pump and Gas furnace ) if your considering a Heat Pump...
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    Says the Merit 14ACX can achieve up to 16 SEERS...

    Says the Merit 14ACX can achieve up to 16 SEERS depending on indoor matched selection. Ask them for a AHRI number to prove your getting a matched system.

    There are rebates and Federal Tax Credits...
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    Emergency heat check certainly is a good...

    Emergency heat check certainly is a good troubleshooting procedure, but that does not necessarily mean all of your heating elements are operating in that mode. They could have installed a oversized...
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    All you have to do ( to check all your working...

    All you have to do ( to check all your working heating elements are working ) is to just flip it to aux. heat or emergency heat at the thermostat. Once in that position the OD unit gets locked out.
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