Can a 14 SEER A/C unit perform at 16 SEER with an upgraded A coil?
I was quoted a 16 SEER A/C system and the subcontractor installed a Bryant single stage 14 SEER condenser outside. He said he installed an “upgraded” A coil with a TXV in the furnace and that makes up the other 2 SEER.
I have a Bryant 96% efficient 2 stage furnace if that matters
Is that how this works? I assumed the SEER rating of the system was whatever was printed on the unit and all the manufacturer literature.
If so, How do I know the combination of condensers and coils achieve 16 SEER? Taking his word for it just doesn’t cut it for me.
Is this an inferior way to achieve a 16 SEER system? Does it have any disadvantages compared to a standard setup?
Does a 14 SEER AND 16 seer condenser unit perform the same? Aren’t most 16 SEER 2 stage?
It all seems a bit gimmicky and a shortcut to install a 14 SEER but get paid for a 16. Why wouldn’t he just install a 16 SEER unit outside?
In my mind – I paid for a 16 SEER so I should see that 16 SEER labeled on the outdoor unit. He says I will still get the 16 SEER rebate but I care more about the system performance than a small rebate.
I don’t know much about HVAC so I don’t want to call him on it unless I have some facts and understanding behind it.
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