Bryant 350MAV FUrnace

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Old 09-23-03, 08:24 PM
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Bryant 350MAV FUrnace

A contractor gave me a bid last year on a new furnace to go in the attic the Bryant 350MAV. I want the job done. But he now tells me it will be the same price but the Bryant 350MAV is discontinued. He is offering to give me the 340 instead of the 350 but I wanted the 350. I do not Understand why the 350MAV would be all over the internet if it was discontinued. If he is right, should I go for the 355MAV?. The furnace will be for the 2nd floor only. I was looking to have job done so but now I need to verify this information first
 
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Old 09-23-03, 10:36 PM
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My concern is that if the 340MAV

Bryant is not a 2 stage model it will be noisy.

My main concern is Having A FURNACE THAT IS QUIET. I do not want to hear constant noise. Please advise.

I still do not understand why the 350MAV is on the Bryant website and my contractor says it has been discontinued.
 
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Old 09-24-03, 06:27 AM
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340 is a lower end version.
Want quiet - look into the 355mav
( 2stage with variable speed blower )

The 80% version are the ones that were discontinued
because of redisgn of unit.
 
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Old 09-24-03, 06:53 AM
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how much more should a 355MAV cost than a 350MAV?
The guy gave me a quote last year for the 350MAV. I had confidence in him. Basically, I do not understand him telling me that the 350MAV is discontinued. Perhaps he was mistaken but I will wait until he sends me the paperwork back this week.

I would prefer to pay more for the 355MAV than the other models if it is significantly quieter. How much more should I expect to pay for the 355MAV as opposed to the 350MAV?


- I will not consider the 340MAV.
 
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Old 09-24-03, 06:58 AM
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Depends on btu size of equipment.
Just remeber this is Bryant's top of the line unit.
 
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Old 09-24-03, 07:02 AM
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Mechanically the 350 & 340 are the same.
340 is a cheaper version. Clear coat paint over metal.
One pipe instal verses two pipe etc.
Not sure about warranty comparision.
 
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Old 09-24-03, 07:35 AM
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Basically, I am willing to pay for quality b/c I want to have this job done once and not have to worry or complain about it. For this reason, I would likely prefer the 355MAV. How much more should this cost than the 350MAV?
 
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Old 09-24-03, 07:41 AM
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APril Aire Humidifier

the contractor is also recommending April Aire 350. I am beginning to wonder why he is recommending the 350 b/c the humidifier will go in a closet. According to the April Aire site, perhaps we need the 360. The humidifier is only needed for the 2nd floor as the furnace will be installed in the attic.
 
 

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