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Posted: 9/10/2023 12:37:53 PM EST
Still researching what is the best for my house.
Not having much luck getting quotes as most HVAC guys in my area are overwhelmed right now.
This will be a ground up system, most likely going in the attic if I go the ducted route.
There is natural gas available in my water heater closet, so I am thinking of a heat pump/gas hybrid.
Also have my mind open to a ducted mini split, and maybe a ductless mini.
Oh, any opinion on York stuff?
Got a quote for a York heat pump system that has a condenser that looks like a mini split.
Link Posted: 9/10/2023 3:34:28 PM EST
Look further, York is really struggling with quality. I would do mini split, not sure if you're location but most are good in standard configuration to 22 f.

Link Posted: 9/10/2023 6:24:27 PM EST
Generally speaking, if you have natural gas available, don't bother with the heat pump.  The dual fuel heat pump definitely makes sense when combined with a propane furnace.  

Link Posted: 9/11/2023 5:55:26 PM EST
duel fuel heat pump ducted.  done

more even temps, better dehumidification and generally speaking, more aesthetically pleasing in your home. mini splits are usually a last option in my book. if you can do central, do that.
especially regarding pricing companies are charging to put them in. and factoring in if you need multiple condensing units, there can be quite a bit of labor and part charges...

they also sell a system called "unico" and it is high velocity. better space saving in an older house. "can" be easier to do ducts as that are typically 2" flex.
they do work well when installed properly. they are heat pump, or AC only, with provisions for hydronic heat or gas heat ( I think gas heat is an option ). take up 1/2 the space of a traditional unit.
Link Posted: 9/11/2023 6:24:03 PM EST
Dual fuel inverter is going to be spendy.

I may be in the minority these days, but I still recommend single stage equipment, gas if it's available, correctly designed supply and return, and a simple T-stat.

One downside of mini splits is that you increase maintenance cost. Instead of one coil and blower you now have one in every room.

York is meh.
Link Posted: 9/11/2023 7:00:51 PM EST
York is the worst quality I’ve ever seen in all my years doing this business. Also be aware that there are only a few manufacturers, slapping many names on the same product.

Mini vs ducted depends on what makes sense. I’m not a fan of minis that sense air temp at the unit, never seem to get an accurate temp in the space.
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