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    “ I did my first ever install of any kind on my...

    “ I did my first ever install of any kind on my own over the weekend. Myself and a couple of friends in the trade installed a nice new Weil McLain WGO-5 to replace a mammoth that was installed in the...
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    Guessing the benefit package working in house (...

    Guessing the benefit package working in house ( lower pay ) is better than where you work now, reason for the lower pay? With all that exhausting travel time each day upwards of 20+ hours per week?...
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    https://www.loadcalc.net/ Yes a load cal would...

    https://www.loadcalc.net/

    Yes a load cal would be great. Above one is free. There are many room by room load calculation online for a minimum fee also.

    Yes a uncomplicated basic 80% furnace in...
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    Guessing you live in the southern states? as the...

    Guessing you live in the southern states? as the York furnace they propose is 80% I suppose if you wanted to save even more ( higher cost thou ) is to install a 92%> condensing furnace if you...
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    Do not know what to tell you on your question,...

    Do not know what to tell you on your question, what’s the reason they give to not needing to install equipment in attic ( York Bid ) What’s the reason the other two say it has to go in the attic?
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    That Carrier number you gave says it’s 14 SEER...

    That Carrier number you gave says it’s 14 SEER and a Comfort series, not a performance 16 SEER.
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    Those are vague quotes, you want to find the...

    Those are vague quotes, you want to find the SEER, EER, and HSPF of each would need the ID coil numbers, OD model numbers, and furnace number.

    What are the BTU rating of the furnaces of each,...
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    Post all the model numbers of each piece of...

    Post all the model numbers of each piece of equipment these Contractors propose. All those brands mentioned have different tier levels in the same SEER ratings for the most part.

    We will be able...
  9. The Carrier furnace has a standard 20 year HX...

    The Carrier furnace has a standard 20 year HX Heat Exchanger warranty and the standard PSC blower motor. Manufacturers stopped production of furnaces with PSC motors, but Contractors can still...
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    Saved some $$..

    Saved some $$..
  11. http://www.thermopride.com/products/oil-products/...

    http://www.thermopride.com/products/oil-products/

    Maybe your boiler is a lower efficiency than the newer units.
  12. You can add the Heat Pump section in the spring...

    You can add the Heat Pump section in the spring time, and run straight oil, as you have been doing already, the cased coil can be purchased and mounted the same time as the new oil furnace. You can...
  13. Look into Hybrid Heat, in your case a warm air...

    Look into Hybrid Heat, in your case a warm air furnace ( oil ) and a Heat Pump. Below a certain OD temperature the system switches to oil, above the setting it switches back to Heat Pump.

    You...
  14. History of AirEase, almost a century old...

    History of AirEase, almost a century old manufacturer, reason you never heard from them is they do not advertise heavily. One reason the Trane is more expensive is they are heavily advertised, that...
  15. “ I suspect the payback would be about 10 years“...

    “ I suspect the payback would be about 10 years“ going with the GEO

    That’s probably in a perfect world, without any down time, for cheap/expensive repairs ( once labor warranty period expires ) or...
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    “ Carrier model number WKF0802 “ that number is...

    “ Carrier model number WKF0802 “ that number is a heater kit number, not the model number of the Air Handler.

    What do you have, a Heat Pump or straight cooling?

    Doubt having the filter upside...
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    At 3 years old, you should at least have a 5 year...

    At 3 years old, you should at least have a 5 year warranty if the start up date is known. If you can’t prove the start up date, then typically it is something like 60-90 days after the manufacturers...
  18. Guessing the Armstrong has more standard features...

    Guessing the Armstrong has more standard features from the factory than other bids? Looks like it comes with both a high and low pressure safety switch ( according to spec. dated 2017 ) compressor...
  19. “ We bought a 3,200SF spec home in Lewes,...

    “ We bought a 3,200SF spec home in Lewes, Delaware that has a builder grade 3.5 ton Goodman Furnace / AC Unit (no heat pump) using propane as primary heat.”

    So..what SEER is your current A/C and...
  20. Guessing your XR12 has a better return duct set...

    Guessing your XR12 has a better return duct set up at the Air Handler? Incorrect ductwork certainly can help in the demise of longevity of a system. BTW anytime you get information from BaldLoonie,...
  21. https://www.ahridirectory.org/Home/Download?Refere...

    https://www.ahridirectory.org/Home/Download?ReferenceId=sUzbLVC3/aFB9wkj0dGAHxqS1Kk+wk0aa/uWIKVDIc9gVFPJLpMgcQaB8YfnU+s3

    Here’s the 1.5 ton Air Handler C model ( comes with a standard PSC motor,...
  22. https://www.ahridirectory.org/Home/Download?Refere...

    https://www.ahridirectory.org/Home/Download?ReferenceId=sUzbLVC3/aFB9wkj0dGAHxqS1Kk+wk0aa/uWIKVDIc91y9+aqvsYdR0wA5sJGQcL

    Looks like this model will give you the 16 SEER the model number is...
  23. Any licensed Contractor can purchase any brand,...

    Any licensed Contractor can purchase any brand, as far as I know whether they carry that brand or not. They may be charged more as they do not have a account with that distributer and may have to...
  24. https://www.trane.com/residential/en/products/heat...

    https://www.trane.com/residential/en/products/heat-pumps/

    Bottom of pages looks like it fits the XR14 Heat Pump
  25. https://www.trane.com/residential/en/products/air-...

    https://www.trane.com/residential/en/products/air-conditioners/weatherguard-top-accessory/

    Do not know if it fits the XR14 thou if your worried about the pine needles getting inside unit.

    Some...
  26. ARI number given ( 503868 ) says 26600 total...

    ARI number given ( 503868 ) says 26600 total BTU/HR with your original matched system..
  27. http://igate.northernplumbing.com/partsbreakdowns/...

    http://igate.northernplumbing.com/partsbreakdowns/GoodmanMfg/CLT.pdf

    Page 7 under M2 says you got a OEM replacement and on top of that a matched system, amazing!

    Did you register it initially...
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    “ Is it worth pushing for a better unit? I had a...

    “ Is it worth pushing for a better unit? I had a VS unit in a prior home and really enjoyed the comfort it brought. “

    You can push all you want, and they may agree, but they may also cut corners...
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    The chairs are there for sitting down with some...

    The chairs are there for sitting down with some beers and watching the world go by.
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    Good joke, Hey,..I’m on those programs :whistle:

    Good joke, Hey,..I’m on those programs :whistle:
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    Looks like at one time it was a washable filter.

    Looks like at one time it was a washable filter.
  32. Putting a bigger compressor in that 13+ SEER OD...

    Putting a bigger compressor in that 13+ SEER OD unit, make it a 10 SEER unit..:whistle:
  33. Does this unit have a accumulator, if so maybe...

    Does this unit have a accumulator, if so maybe the original oil in the there was acidic from the original failure. 2nd compressor compounded it. It’s not like a packaged unit has as many issues as a...
  34. ADP and Aspen, Mortex probably still make some. ...

    ADP and Aspen, Mortex probably still make some.

    Make sure to register the coil of choose as you may get 10 years whereas not being registered it may default to a base warranty of 5 years.

    If...
  35. BTW, did you ever get clarification from the...

    BTW, did you ever get clarification from the bidding Contractor if you go with the Daiken, as they mentioned a 6 year lemon law replacement of OD unit if compressor ever fails within the 1st 6 years....
  36. “ I was told that the government doesn't actually...

    “ I was told that the government doesn't actually check, but obviously I'd rather not take the guy's word for it.”

    I believe you that they don’t physically check the property if that’s what your...
  37. Says the Air Handler is a 3 ton, your OD unit...

    Says the Air Handler is a 3 ton, your OD unit looks to be a 3 ton also.

    If Air Handler was registered initially and your the original owner you should have a 10 year coil warranty. Certainly labor...
  38. “ I plan to deal with a 3rd company for repairs,...

    “ I plan to deal with a 3rd company for repairs, once I am out of the warranty period, because I've had excellent an experience with them in the past.”

    Why don’t you get a bid from this company...
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    Ask them to install a matched AHRI rated system,...

    Ask them to install a matched AHRI rated system, something like this as an example, see if his head explodes. Depending on SEER and HSPF, your girlfriends system may qualify for rebates.

    Hopefully...
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    Electric heat in the Air Handler for your heating...

    Electric heat in the Air Handler for your heating system, or baseboard or a warm air furnace?

    Certainly if you have electric heaters in the blower section, then yes that can get expensive, the...
  41. See what load calculation say 1st, before doing...

    See what load calculation say 1st, before doing anything, no?

    What’s the efficiency level of those two units, 95%

    Part should be under warranty at 9 years old, labor chargeable.
  42. To your question “ all or nothing 0 vs 15KW” post...

    To your question “ all or nothing 0 vs 15KW” post 30, last paragraph explains how a Daiken/Amana/Goodman 15 KW heater comes. Installed many over the years. They typically come as one 10KW and one 5...
  43. The biggest KW heater is 20 but that’s for the...

    The biggest KW heater is 20 but that’s for the MBVC2000
  44. I was referring to if the OD section had issues,...

    I was referring to if the OD section had issues, you know like a bad compressor, but the ID section was OK. You did not initially mention that the ID section was bad also.

    BTW the 6” elevation off...
  45. Why wouldn’t you just flip to emergency heat at...

    Why wouldn’t you just flip to emergency heat at the thermostat to energize your heater elements inside your existing Air Handler for heat while the Heat Pump was down for repairs?
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  46. Page 2 shows what your current minimum and...

    Page 2 shows what your current minimum and maximum over current protection is. Shows 50-35 amperage for a 3.5 ton unit. The Daiken maximum is 30 for the DZ20 3 ton and for the DZ16 3 ton it says...
  47. Yes, you look all set with warranty, as Quebec is...

    Yes, you look all set with warranty, as Quebec is one of the area mentioned, not needing to register to receive the maximum manufacturers warranty. Typically that would be for the original owner...
  48. How is your present OD ( outdoor unit ) mounted...

    How is your present OD ( outdoor unit ) mounted now? Is the picture you send of your OD unit, or is your OD unit sitting on the ground on a pad?

    If the picture is your existing unit, the Daiken...
  49. https://www.ahridirectory.org/Home/Download?Refere...

    https://www.ahridirectory.org/Home/Download?ReferenceId=sUzbLVC3/aFB9wkj0dGAH/lFUcW/u+DnNLnKJdR7WAAWFfspd/WXXrJVrAdcQcRl
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  50. Shouldn’t the bidding Contractors know what to do...

    Shouldn’t the bidding Contractors know what to do or your local gas company?

    Couple long established reputable power vent companies if that’s what is recommended.
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