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Old 10-29-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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Hi, folks.

I'm getting a new heat pump system to replace the late-80's 1.5t Frigidaire split a/c system that is in my attic. It serves the upstairs (4 bedrooms, 1 bath, ~500 sq ft).

I'll be getting a heat pump so I can reduce my oil consumption. My installer wants to put a 4 ton variable unit in.. the 1.5t works very hard and doesn't do well. The insulation is insufficient.. that will also be upgraded. I do want additional capacity to service a 300 sq ft planned addition a few years down the road.

Installer recommends Goodman for quality and value in a higher end unit. I did some reading on here.. seems like most people thing the newer units are pretty good stuff.

What models should I be looking at? I can't seem to find a Goodman attic unit at all.

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Just remember that the higher the seer rating the lower the elecrtical bill. And Amana is Goodman's higher end sister company.

This is an Amana 16 seer data comminucating 3 ton R410-A system, non heat pump. that I installed a few days ago. Heat pump works with this 80% variable speed furnace though. It's an upflow in an attic.

The furnace is multi position. If for a horizontal application the coil would be different.



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This is the new data communicating stat, $350.00.


I'll find the model numbers for this system in heat pump form for you tomorrow if interested. I live in Houston, where Goodman is made.

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Thanks. I'm assuming you'll fix it and this post won't make sense to everyone later... but you must really love goo gone?

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Doubt your house even with a 300 sq ft addition will need a 4 ton. plus, you would need all new duct work, cause the duct work for your 1.5 ton is never gonna handle the air flow a 4 ton would need.

I'd look for other contractors.
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