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Old 10-16-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm converting half of our 4 car garage into a home theater, and would like to install a split a/c / heater unit - can anyone recommend a good unit that runs very quiet? I live in Southern California, and the space is about 400 sf, so will need about 10,000 BTU I think.

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:18 PM   #2
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ruud ,super quiet 80%

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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For that matter, most units that run GE's "ECM" motor are the among the quietest. This is a variable speed motor.
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Hi bhorstkotte

You can probably tell by the username my suggestion, mdshunk brought up a very valid point. the system I would have to reccomend would be the Carrier Infinity. The only problem with going with a split system soley for this purpose is that finding one to fit the application. The best reccomendation I could give you would be to upsize your current system to include you garage if possible and to zone it. The use of the Carrier Infinity system will allow you good comfort, good utility bills and coupled with a zoning system good capabiltiy. As with any installation or retrofit, research the installing company, make sure they size ductwork and equipment properly. If they do a quality installation, you will drive from Callifornia to where I live to shake my hand.

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Forgot to mention that its a detached garage, so tying into the central A/C isn't an option, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, since our house doesn't have central A/C either)
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:30 PM   #6
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Hi bhorstkotte

Sorry about that, did not know all the particulars. Still reccomending the Carrier Infinity. If you would like some information about this system, go to www.carrier.com.

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