40+ years diversified experience.An HVAC/Refrigeration Self Employed Contractor since 1986. NATE Certifield. Answer questions pertaining to Residential and Commercial Air Conditioning , Warm Air Heating, Heat Pump systems.Mechanical and Electrical troubleshooting of these systems.Be as detailed as possible when describing problem.Packaged unit or split systems.No appliance questions.
Installation and Troubleshooting, Mechanical and Electrical, in following areas, Refrigeration ( Walk In and Reach In Coolers and Freezers ) Commercial Roof Top and Packaged Heating/Cooling ( Natural Gas,Propane, Electric, and Heat Pumps ) Computer Room Air Conditoning Systems,Commercial Residential Packaged and Split Systems Air Conditoning and Heat Pumps.Warm Air Oil , Natural and Propane Gas Heating systems.
Graduated from Private Technical School in 1975. An HVAC/Refrigeration Contractor . Have Unlimited Heating/Piping and Cooling Contractor License.Limited Sheetmetal Contractors License.NATE Certifield. York Certifield Master Heat Pump Technician 1986. Served 33 years combination Active Duty Air Force , Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard in the HVAC/Refrigeration Shop/Mechanical Shop. Troubleshooting/Installing HVAC/Refrigeration Equiptment Worldwide. Retiring in 2003 as a Senior NCO ,and a Mechanical Superintendent.
John, The first thing your really suppose to do is a load calculation to determine exactly what size system you need, as your one ton off between the two contractors. How did the first Contractor calculate
Here is Ohio rebate program , for anything from thermostats to energy star rated Central air systems . A rebate is money in your pocket, as opposed to the tax credit https://www.aepohio.com/save/residential/programs/In-homeEnergySavings/In-homeEnergyRebatePrograms
I would go with the 95 % condensing furnace as you can get the tax credit ( have them provide you with the 7 digit AHRI ( ahridirectory.org ) before you sign a contract. The credit is worth $300.00 and
Typically the spring and fall are ideal to replace system due to generally speaking not being as busy and they may nor rush the job. I would go with a condensing high efficiency furnace ,they start
Easily could be the motor, they make them cheap, nowadays using sleeve bearing instead of ball. Where is the motor ultimately made , Mexico or China? You can try removing the belt and run to see if it
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