Help what ac to go with york 14.5 seer or amana 16 seer ?


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Old 05-13-09, 08:01 AM
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Help what ac to go with york 14.5 seer or amana 16 seer ?

Well i only have a few days before rebates are gone here in PA, near philly. i need to know amana or york?

I am replacing my heat and ac, so far the top guys and quotes are this.

$5300 installed york affinity 98% gas furnace modulating, also a 2 ton 14.5 seer lattitude condensor with 2.5 ton cased coil. 13.95 eer rating, and a high 16 seer due to the higher 2.5 ton coil brings efficency up higher.

$5400 installed amana 96% gas furnace variable speed, a 2 ton ac 16 seer condensor with 2 ton coil. eer is in the 12's i believe. Amana guy keeps saying lifetime stainless steel heat exchanger and on an on.

I just dont know what to do, becuase they are both different. i plan to stay in my house 5 to 6 years and no more.

thanks!!!
 
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Old 05-13-09, 09:28 AM
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I think you'd be hard pressed to find one brand better than another, these units have gotten pretty much alike. What I hear alot is the most important factor beyond the specs of the equipment is the contractor...his reputation, attitude, willing to satisfy the customer. He's the one that's installing it.
 
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Old 05-13-09, 12:03 PM
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I agree, the installing contractor is more important. Having said that...........Amana
 
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Old 05-13-09, 02:18 PM
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I will say Amana as well. Not because I like them. I think they are a lower end unit. We used to sell york we will no longer try to sell them because of evap leaks and comp that die.
 
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Old 05-14-09, 06:40 AM
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yea both companies have good repour and have lots of techs.

I am torn between this, going a 14.5 seer that bumps to a 17 seer with the higher coil or just getting the amana 16 seer. and for the heater do i want variable speed dual stage or do i want modulating??
 
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Old 05-14-09, 09:21 AM
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I haven't worked in the industry for years, but that bump to 17 from 14.5 just based on a diff evap coil doesn't sound right. You'd be lucky to see 15 imo. Ask him to show you his ARI manual....shows the seer for every combination.
 
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Old 05-14-09, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by srercrcr
I haven't worked in the industry for years, but that bump to 17 from 14.5 just based on a diff evap coil doesn't sound right. You'd be lucky to see 15 imo. Ask him to show you his ARI manual....shows the seer for every combination.
The AHRI directory does show 17 matches for that 2 ton AC that meet or exceed 16 SEER and 13.9 EER.

There are 4 matches that produce 17 SEER and 14.10 EER when matched with Aspen 2.5 ton coils. Pretty impressive numbers.
 
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Old 05-14-09, 01:17 PM
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yea i saw the ari directory and we are fine there with the 17 seer 13.95 eer.

This would be a single stage cooling york lx series condensor i think. and the amana is a 16 seer dual stage cool asx16024 condensor. to match the quotes better should i ask the york guy to quote me the 16 or 18 seer affinity condesor?

Also the amana is a variable speed 2 stage heat, when the york is the affinity variable speed modulating furnace so thats the best they have on york's side but is it more efficent than the amana all the time? the amana has a stianless life time heat exchanger and the york has a aluminized 10 year warranty.
 
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Working as a Tech way back in the mid-1970's I liked Amana, retired now, but still like Amana. However, it is your decision to make.

A quality installation & good warranty are very important.
 
 

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