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    I have no idea about technical specifications, but we do have an AC guy that we love (I’m in the valley). He’s done great work for a few friends (one that did a completely new system and is very picky), at my house and at my office. Let me know if you want his info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenasparkl View Post
    I have no idea about technical specifications, but we do have an AC guy that we love (Iím in the valley). Heís done great work for a few friends (one that did a completely new system and is very picky), at my house and at my office. Let me know if you want his info.
    Yes! Please PM me his info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by essnce629 View Post
    Yes! Please PM me his info!

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    If you still want more contacts I can ask a family friend who works in the San Gabriel Valley for you if he knows anyone in your area.


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    Sending you a PM!

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    For those of you who had new HVAC systems installed (compressor, furnace/heat pump, new ductwork, etc) how long did the entire installation take? I just had another estimate from a Trane installer and he said it would take 4-7 days. Closer to 4 days if we go with no zoning and closer to 7 days if we go with zoning (variable speed compressor). He said that anyone who says it only takes 2 days is cutting corners. We've had estimates from 4 other installers, all certified American Standard/Bryant/Carrier installers and they all said 2 days! Uh, I don't know what to think now!

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    I also realized that I've done like no research on the heating side of the HVAC system! CA changed its laws in 2019 mandating low emission furnaces and some counties have now banned natural gas furnaces (what we have). Now you have to have an ultra low NOx gas furnace or electric heat pump. Half the installers quoted us for ultra low NOx furnaces and the others quoted for heat pumps. The AC guy today said he won't install the new ultra low NOx furnaces because they are too new and he can't guarantee their reliability. He only installs heat pumps and heat pumps are zero emission so what CA is possibly going to in the future.

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    Default Anyone replace their AC unit lately?

    That rule might also only apply to new builds or totally new installs (where there was never ac before). Interesting about gas vs. electric. I wouldnít want to expand the electrical power grid if you donít have to especially with all of the issues of possible brown outs. Havenít gas furnaces been around forever?

    Also fwiw we have an Ameristar AC unit (by American Standard) and it works great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieW625 View Post
    Havenít gas furnaces been around forever?
    Yes, but the new ultra low NOx furnaces, which have basically been made for CA, have only been around for 2 years I guess. Since we have to replace our furnace it HAS to be an ultra low NOx or a heat pump.

    This explains the change and why some installers won't put in the new ultra low NOx furnaces.
    http://blogger.baileysheatair.com/20...3993131870&m=1

    Both the Trane/American Standard installers I've had come out so far only put in heat pumps now.

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    Ours took 2 days, but both were long days. Probably 12 hours the first day and 10 hours the second day.

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