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Old 02-16-2013, 08:31 AM   #16
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still wondering about the noise from a Trane, but I'm "assuming" that a company that makes AC's for residential would know homeowners don't want a loud racket when the AC runs so I guess I'll take my chances......

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I believe Lennox currently has the quietest rate condensers.
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I've always heard Lennox are good but I figured they'd cost too much so I didn't even price them. Maybe it wouldn't hurt to get an estimate and since this Co can install any kind and they've already been to my house they wouldn't have to come here again. I'll call them Monday. Thanks for the idea.

If they're just a couple of hundred more I could swing it but if it's more I'll stick with the Trane.
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Typically, return air is installed in every room with a supply except bathrooms and kitchens. If you can get one in your BR, do it. If they run the duct in your attic, make sure it's insulated.
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Its best to get quotes from different contractors. First, one may have better ideas then the next. Second, while one may be able to gt any brand and install it, they won't get the other brands for the same price as a dealer for that brand.

I can get Lennox equipment, but not as cheap as a Lennox dealer that sells 150 units a year.
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thanks, also I'll ask if they will be able to get repair parts down the road.
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If you currently have a 2 ton and it does a good job, no reason to increase size.
Wow.. somebody agrees with me on that. So many times I hear that you MUST have a manual J when replacing units, but I have said all along that if the existing unit has done it's job, no reason to recalculate the sizing.
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Wow.. somebody agrees with me on that. So many times I hear that you MUST have a manual J when replacing units, but I have said all along that if the existing unit has done it's job, no reason to recalculate the sizing.
Its very possible that he only needs a 1.5 ton unit. Slowing the blow on a 2 ton can get him down to 1.5 tons.

If it was a 3 ton. Then I would have said something like get a load calc, maybe you don't even need a 3 ton, let alone a larger unit.

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