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    Question Which one?

    Okay, I received several estimates and am having trouble deciding which one to choose. I am leaning towards the Amana, but so many people have told me they aren't very reliable. Long warranties aren't important to me over 10 years.(I am old and if I even survive this process. LOL) I liked all of the contractors and they all pull the permits and do everything. They all have excellent ratings too. This is what I have to choose from.

    Daikin DC96VC with DX17 Inverter 3 ton 17 seer

    York TM9T 2 stage 80k BTU with YFJ 2 Stage 3 ton 17 seer

    York TM9V Variable speed 80K BTU with YCG 1 stage AC & Coil 17 seer

    Amana 6 ton 60,000 BTU 96% 2 stage multiple speed furnace with 2.5 tin 16 seer AC and coil

    Bryant Evolution 189BNV036000 and 315AAV048090 furnace.

    I am adding an Aprilaire700 to any of the bids I decide on.
    I got a carrier bid also, but can't afford that one.

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    I don't see a DX17 on Daikin's website. DX20 is the inverter.

    Only thing that scares me about inverter or 5 stage units is low airflow when it slows down won't get cool air to distant rooms or upstairs if 2 story house with furnace on the first floor or basement. The velocity isn't there so the air will go the closest runs.

    Unless you want the ultimate or money isn't an issue, might look at Bryant with a 187 2 stage A/C. Proven scroll compressor technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gito3115 View Post
    Okay, I received several estimates and am having trouble deciding which one to choose. I am leaning towards the Amana, but so many people have told me they aren't very reliable. Long warranties aren't important to me over 10 years.(I am old and if I even survive this process. LOL) I liked all of the contractors and they all pull the permits and do everything. They all have excellent ratings too. This is what I have to choose from.

    Daikin DC96VC with DX17 Inverter 3 ton 17 seer

    York TM9T 2 stage 80k BTU with YFJ 2 Stage 3 ton 17 seer

    York TM9V Variable speed 80K BTU with YCG 1 stage AC & Coil 17 seer

    Amana 6 ton 60,000 BTU 96% 2 stage multiple speed furnace with 2.5 tin 16 seer AC and coil

    Bryant Evolution 189BNV036000 and 315AAV048090 furnace.

    I am adding an Aprilaire700 to any of the bids I decide on.
    I got a carrier bid also, but can't afford that one.
    So how did these excellent ratings contractors size the equipment? Big difference between 3-Tons and 6?

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    I didnt know anyone made a 6 ton for residential. Amana is fine, they are owned by Daikin. Worry about your contractor, online reviews are bought and paid for so Id be asking friends and family who they use or their employers use. If they cant give you a positive referral, then a list of who to stay away from can help. Equipment reliability has more to do with the quality of the install and ductwork than on the name on the box. Insist on a manual J to be done or no deal. You need to know how much heat the building gains or loses to know what size equipment you need. Incorrectly sized equipment and ductwork, is responsible for almost all problems with equipment

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    Thanks everyone. I went with the Amana 3 ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gito3115 View Post
    Thanks everyone. I went with the Amana 3 ton.
    Glad you asked!

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    Did you mean the Daikin 3 ton or the Amana 2.5 ton?

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    Any rebates offered by your utility company as all those mentioned probably would apply. Need a AHRI number thou proving they installed matching equipment.

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    There is a simple way to evaluate HVAC bids... just remember this:

    The name on the van is more important than the name on the equipment!
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

    GA's basic rules of home heating and AC upgrades:
    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *The value of comfort, over the long term; leave economic choices behind!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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