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  1. Ask for a senior Tech. who understands Heat...

    Ask for a senior Tech. who understands Heat Pumps/electrical troubleshooting
  2. Seen some components ( that style ) on circuit...

    Seen some components ( that style ) on circuit boards get very hot to the touch. Not unusual. Is yours suppose to get very hot to the touch,…IDK.

    Try running in heat mode for a short time if it’s...
  3. Thread: 15 SEER

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    You don’t go by the outdoor unit rating alone for...

    You don’t go by the outdoor unit rating alone for SEER, a 14 SEER outdoor unit manufacturer web-site typically say “up to” 15 SEER as an example. To get your SEER and EER and if it’s a Heat Pump the...
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    They reinstalled the Federal Tax Credits. ...

    They reinstalled the Federal Tax Credits.

    https://www.energystar.gov/about/federal_tax_credits/non_business_energy_property_tax_credits

    https://www.energystar.gov/about/federal_tax_credits
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  5. What’s the complete accurate model number of the...

    What’s the complete accurate model number of the outdoor and indoor unit. What has the installing Contractor done so far to rectify your issues. How was system sized, sq. footage, replacing a...
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    Take a clear photo further back of the wall...

    Take a clear photo further back of the wall texture by return. Even with the grille on. If this is a ceiling could be popcorn or knockdown texture. Can’t say I ever seen popcorn on walls, knockdown...
  7. The Kerr ( guessing a rebadged unit ) says it’s a...

    The Kerr ( guessing a rebadged unit ) says it’s a Hyper Heat inverter Heat Pump, whereas the rebadged Carrier shows a standard inverter Heat Pump. You can research Hyper Heat Pumps.
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    What type of wall do you have, ( Sheetrock with...

    What type of wall do you have, ( Sheetrock with spray known as knockdown walls texture ) looks like overspray for a knockdown wall texture??
  9. Are you looking at side discharge units only or...

    Are you looking at side discharge units only or conventional upflow inverters. You looking for the best manufacturers warranty, if so that would be a Daikin Fit ( side discharge ) 12 year Air Handler...
  10. I’d go Carrier, just for the 10 year labor...

    I’d go Carrier, just for the 10 year labor warranty. GE appliance/residential line is owned by Chinese conglomerate Haier.
  11. https://www.siglers.com/builder-series-17-seer-hea...

    https://www.siglers.com/builder-series-17-seer-heat-pump-condensers-ch17.html

    “it looks like the carrier unit is really a Bryant”

    See a Carrier badge, same thing, just change badges.

    The...
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    Thinking anything inverter no matter the...

    Thinking anything inverter no matter the manufacturer is going to have a lot of electronics and be a complicated system. Why not also consider a side discharge inverter, such as a Mitsubishi, Dakin...
  13. Shorted to ground could indicate a acidic...

    Shorted to ground could indicate a acidic condition, so instead of just flushing existing lineset with nitrogen, maybe a cleaning agent? If the oil is black and has a foul smell chances it’s acidic?...
  14. The CH17NA looks to be a unadvertised model...

    The CH17NA looks to be a unadvertised model according to Carrier Heat Pump web-site, something like a Contractors special the Sentry line, similar to the Comfort series lower tier line. Not saying...
  15. Number 6 all manufacturers or most that you...

    Number 6 all manufacturers or most that you referenced offer extended labor warranty typically they come in either 5 or 10 years. The York does back their extended labor warranties while the other...
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    I was planning to just replace everything...

    I was planning to just replace everything (condenser, coil, furnace, etc) since its all overdue.

    All new manufacturers warranty, labor warranty as you say you where planning on doing it anyway.
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  17. Should I be using straight cooling with...

    Should I be using straight cooling with electrical heat strips in the air handler rather than a heat pump system since we seldom use the heater in Florida?

    That’s your decision which way to go,….....
  18. The outside unit is not going to mention your...

    The outside unit is not going to mention your heater size, inside typically will have, but not always. Try posting it at another site, I think some post on you tube or something like that with a...
  19. The info you gave does not state what heater size...

    The info you gave does not state what heater size you have, if you even have one. Chances you do thou. Typically on the Air Handler if there is a data plate that list heater sizes, and if the HVAC...
  20. Certainly a Straight A/C is cheaper upfront cost...

    Certainly a Straight A/C is cheaper upfront cost and a less complicated system with less parts to fail than a Heat Pump? My friend had a new house built in Florida with Heat Pumps and electric heat...
  21. Doesn’t anyone use straight cooling ( non Heat...

    Doesn’t anyone use straight cooling ( non Heat Pump system ) with electric heat strips in the Air Handler in your area, if you only use heat a few days a year? My understanding is that electric rates...
  22. Lennox won’t return my calls. Manufacturers...

    Lennox won’t return my calls.

    Manufacturers typically do not deal with HO, unless it’s a basic question. They typically say to deal with the Contractors.

    Those numbers you posted in regards to...
  23. What size heater element do you have now? as...

    What size heater element do you have now? as typically they just bid like size for like size. A 5 KW heater draws approximately 18/20 amps. A 7.5/8 KW draws approximately 28/30 amps. If you currently...
  24. Where’s the Contractors justification for...

    Where’s the Contractors justification for installing/bidding a 2.5 ton system on some bids while others are bidding 2 ton, did they do a load calculation, also where’s the justification for a 8 KW...
  25. I would like to have something similar to what I...

    I would like to have something similar to what I have currently… 16 seer, 2 ton, Variable speed, to stage split system.

    Interesting statement that you would like a similar set up as you now have...
  26. How old is the system? Are you the original...

    How old is the system? Are you the original owner? Isn’t the coil covered under manufacturers warranty?

    Tempstar, Bryant are under the same umbrella and owned by Carrier.

    If your looking for...
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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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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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  35. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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
  45. 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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  46. 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..
  47. 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...
  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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.
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