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    this was my own load clac so what sytem would you...

    this was my own load clac so what sytem would you install. I know a 3 ton 2 stage will run on low alot of time where the 2 ton would run on high alot. The one is red was from another hvac contractor.
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    what info did you need. I would rather not post a...

    what info did you need. I would rather not post a floor plan of my home with all the exact details of everything.

    Thanks
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    Everyone I talk to says something different. I...

    Everyone I talk to says something different. I have got 4 hvac bids from licensed contractors and not one of them agree of the heating load calc when I gave them all the exact same numbers. Anywhere...
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    thanks for the detailed response. I did my own...

    thanks for the detailed response. I did my own load calc and came up with around 26,000 btus. They said even the unfinished basement you would need to calc the heat loss into it which is how they are...
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    thanks for the details response. I live in PA we...

    thanks for the details response. I live in PA we have had 0 degree days and 100+ F degree days but design temps I believe around 10f and 95f. It does make sense from your angle of looking at it. They...
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    its either a 2 ton two stage or a 3 ton two...

    its either a 2 ton two stage or a 3 ton two stage. I am thinking the 2 ton two stage will really struggle when its 10 degrees outside. I got flat 9 foot ceiling also

    They also said the unfinished...
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    Yes they came up with 35000 btus? 2x6 walls with...

    Yes they came up with 35000 btus? 2x6 walls with r60 ceiling and 1600sqft ranch unfinished basement
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    its a 2 stage unit. I have gotten about 5 quotes...

    its a 2 stage unit. I have gotten about 5 quotes and most said use a 3 ton, some said 2 ton. Heating loss has been anywhere from 25000btus up to 35000 btus for who ever did it. Go Figure
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    its fine but will it hurt my system performance?...

    its fine but will it hurt my system performance? Would I get better results with deducted pipe or does it make or difference? What about dust?
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    panned returns?

    new construction home. Hvac guy wants to use panned returns. Is this ok to do or not really recommenced? 1600sqft ranch home 3 ton goodman 2 stage heat pump unit.

    Thanks in advance....
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    16 or 18 seer goodman

    I live in PA 18062 Zip and will have a heat pump with central AC. Should I go with the 16 or 18 seer goodman 3 ton 2 stage unit. 18 seer is about $600 more. Electric is pretty cheap here.

    Thanks
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    load calc

    I have a unfinished and unheated basement in new construction. Should I include the basement in my load calculation? Some people said yes and some said no.

    Load Calc without basement is 26000 btu...
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    What happens if I size all the duct work for the...

    What happens if I size all the duct work for the rooms with the cfm for a maximum of around 950cfm but on high the air handler pushes 1300cfm? Would that cause a problem?
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    Hi Dan, How much would you charge to size the...

    Hi Dan,

    How much would you charge to size the system and duct work? Floor area is 1570sqft.

    Thanks
    Nate
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    yes, thats why I would like to figure it out...

    yes, thats why I would like to figure it out myself and compare but I dont know how to.
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    Is there a "some what easy way" to figure out the...

    Is there a "some what easy way" to figure out the cfm for each room without having to pay someone? thanks
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    yes thanks you. so if its a 2 ton but cfm is...

    yes thanks you.

    so if its a 2 ton but cfm is 1315 I would be sizing the duct work for the 1315cfm correct? So it like a 3 ton duct system but running on a 2 ton unit. This is were I get confused,...
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    ok thanks, what does AHRI mean? This is the air...

    ok thanks, what does AHRI mean? This is the air handler Goodman AVPTC31C14, says 870 to 1315 CFM

    https://www.alpinehomeair.com/viewproduct.cfm?productID=453073694

    thanks
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    I came up with around with 25,000 btus with 43...

    I came up with around with 25,000 btus with 43 cfm of fresh air.

    Its is better to go with a 2 ton and have the heat strip kick in more or 3 ton and have the heat strip run less but a 3 ton will...
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    2 or 3 ton two stage heat pump?

    I have got several quotes for hvac companies and they both say different sizes. I have had some say 2 ton two stage with 8kw heater and some say 3 ton with 10 or 15kw heater. I will also have a...
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    thanks for your advice and input. Yes Im in a...

    thanks for your advice and input. Yes Im in a cold climate. PA lehigh valley.
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    looking at Goodman GSZC160241 or Rheem...

    looking at Goodman GSZC160241 or Rheem RP1624AJ2NA compressors. Both Air handlers have a variable speed air handler.

    The goodman would match better :p
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    Goodman or Rheem heat pump

    What do you pefer? Goodman or Rheem heat pump.

    Specs are 2 ton, two stage heatpump 16 seer HSPF 9.0. I have heard good things and bad about both and trying to make a decision. Rheem is about $...
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    ok thank you

    ok thank you
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    I dont want the floor plan of the home and...

    I dont want the floor plan of the home and basement on the internet with the heating info.

    Thanks
    Nate
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    how do i delete old picture upload

    How do I delete my old pictures that I have uploaded so I can remove them from this site?

    Thanks
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    Interesting, several people told me they should...

    Interesting, several people told me they should be in the basement. What about the hot and cold water lines? They would freeze then and so would the water in the tank?
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    Really you think it would be below freezing?...

    Really you think it would be below freezing? Where do people put the heat pump water heaters then?
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    what would you said VERY cold is if you had to...

    what would you said VERY cold is if you had to guess? 50F, 40F 35F
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    It was going to be a unfinished basement and the...

    It was going to be a unfinished basement and the ceilings insulated but thanks for the heads up. Everything in the house will be electric.
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    So it sounds like more yes ok and no dont do it....

    So it sounds like more yes ok and no dont do it. Should I run a drain also for a heat pump water heater or will that produce to much water to handle draining into the stone?
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    condensate drain into stone?

    My hvac company said instead of a pump I should just pipe 3/4 in pipe under the slab and into the stone below the concrete floor before the floor is poured. Is this a good idea or bad? They said it...
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    Thank you. The duct work will be in a...

    Thank you.

    The duct work will be in a unfinished basement not heated or cooled. So it looks like or you would recommenced going with the 2 ton vs the 3 ton?
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    Hi Dan, Thank you very much. I am zip code...

    Hi Dan,

    Thank you very much. I am zip code 18062 about 1hr from Lancaster and glass is very close to 190sqft and U value a little better than .30 Anderson 400 series casement windows. I have no...
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    Heat pump sizing

    I have got a few bids and both performed load calcs which are around 26,000 btus. Its a small ranch house. 1 contractor said a two stage 2 ton heat pump with 5kw heat strip is good. The other one...
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    Sorry, Just trying to find someone to point me...

    Sorry,

    Just trying to find someone to point me in the right direction.
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    how to figure out trunk size?

    Hi

    I am installing a new 2 ton heat pump and need to figure out the trunk and return size duct. Im sure there is a easy way but I dont know where to start. Also is there a calcuator or something...
  38. Your right on at 14800btu @ 17 degrees. With the...

    Your right on at 14800btu @ 17 degrees. With the 5kw heat strip is around 17000 btu which brings the total to around 31800 btus. Does that sound right or did I do something wrong? Thanks
  39. Hi Dan, thanks for the fast response. Glass...

    Hi Dan, thanks for the fast response.

    Glass factor is .30 or better have Anderson 400 casement windows with 178sqft of windows.

    Basement ceilings will be insulated not the walls unless you...
  40. First hvac contractor quote with manual J

    Hello,

    I have got my first quote from a HVAC company who actually did a manual J before telling me what size I would need and not guessing like everyone else. Does this look right to you size wise...
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    I dont know can I use this? Something that is...

    I dont know can I use this? Something that is free would be good.

    http://www.loadcalc.net/
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    thanks both of you. Good point if it only sells...

    thanks both of you. Good point if it only sells online.
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    How to figure out room cfm?

    I have ran a manual J whole house calculation but how do I figure out the room by room cfm rates?

    thanks
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    goodman vs direct comfort?

    Hello

    What is the difference between a goodman and direct comfort? Im looking to buy a 2 stage heat pump but looks like they make both brands.

    Thanks in advance.
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    That was in the back of my mind. I guess I would...

    That was in the back of my mind. I guess I would need a 4 stage heat thermostat then. stage 1 and 2 heat pump stage 3 is 5kw and stage 4 would be another 5kw.
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    thanks for the info

    thanks for the info
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    wouldn't a larger strip use more electric or...

    wouldn't a larger strip use more electric or would it just run half of the time but use 2x the electric. Example 5kw vs 10kw. Would a larger strip heat the home better or would a smaller one do...
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    5kw or 7kw aux heat for heat pump

    I have ran a manual J calculation and results are below.

    5kw should be enough from what I figured out 17btu + heat pump at 5 degrees is around 12,000 btu total is 29,000 btu. I would imagine when...
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    Thanks so much. That helps out tremendous. :) ...

    Thanks so much. That helps out tremendous. :)

    Does it have a place where I can enter the window U value? They are around .30. I figured out how to use this and its pretty sweet.
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    Hi Teddy What size was his house? Was it with...

    Hi Teddy

    What size was his house? Was it with 2x4 or 2x6 walls and was it insulated pretty well?

    Thanks
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