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Mr Smiley 02-23-2012 06:46 PM

American Standard
 
We had a furnace service company out to see why our upstairs is so warm and cold. We learned thet we have three supplies to the second floor and no return to the furnace and no way to make a return or a better supply. As our house is over 100 years old. We were told a damper system won't help like we will expect it to. And a mini split system would cost just as much as a new unit.

They have suggested to us a American Standard 2.0(24,000 btu) ton outdoor condenser unit and down-flow air handler high efficiency model. New high efficiency AMerican Standard 14 series two ton heat pump with R410. They will also install a new programable thermostat. Polymer pad (what's this?) electric disconnect and whip. New media filtration ( installers choice). New insulated flexible trunk and spider insulated flexible duct. Both round in shape.

They quoted 8500$ and then an additional 650$ for electrical cable capable of 10kw.

What gauge wire is this as I can buy and run the wire and let them hook it into the panel.

This would go into the attic. My current furnace is gas so I don't have to worry about that power just yet. The upstairs is a total of 1200 sqft with a 8.5 foot ceiling.

Its my understanding that American Standard is a goof furnace. My current furnace is a Tempstar 4 ton unit. With a Tempstar 4ton air conditioner unit.
They said it's way Oversized for the house. Were wanting to make sure this is a good furnace and what do we need to make sure of when choosing an installer.

Thank you!

how 02-23-2012 07:27 PM

Giving my more Scottish traits full license, have you considered asking someone else who doesn't have $9,000.00 worth of equipment to flog, what would be involved (carpentry) in getting a return air to the second floor? and of course..how much$$$.

Mr Smiley 02-23-2012 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by how (Post 861465)
Giving my more Scottish traits full license, have you considered asking someone else who doesn't have $9,000.00 worth of equipment to flog, what would be involved (carpentry) in getting a return air to the second floor? and of course..how much$$$.

I thought of that. But with the house being so old they used as much of the wall space as they could with built ins. We can't go through a closet because it's under the landing of the stairwell. The fireplace takes up one entire wall. Unless we make a bulk head thing in the living room or dining room were stuck with a new unit or a bulkhead.

beenthere 02-24-2012 05:32 AM

American standard is as god as any other brand. Did they do a load calc.

A 6-2 copper would be needed for the 10KW.

Mr Smiley 02-24-2012 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by beenthere (Post 861782)
American standard is as god as any other brand. Did they do a load calc.

A 6-2 copper would be needed for the 10KW.


They did not do a load Calc. He came in and said a 1200 sqft area will require a 2 ton system. He wont be the only quote i get.


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