kenneth collier

02:08PM | 03/04/00
Member Since: 03/03/00
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i have an older home with an old central air system and would like to replace it.
are there any advantages and/or disadvantages bettween scroll systems and reciprocating systems?

Tim in Oregon

12:33PM | 03/05/00
Member Since: 02/07/00
11 lifetime posts
The scroll compressors move more refrigerant with less electricity, sooo they're more efficient and usually quieter. If the piping is too short (<15') they can transmit noise to the coil. Good luck,Tim


03:34PM | 03/05/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
Scroll compressors are more efficient and are usually found in some 10SEER and all 12SEER condensing units. Expect to pay alot more for a 12 SEER A/C system. It uses less energy to run than a 10SEER would. In warmer states I would go with the Scroll compressor, but in the states with only 3 to 4 monthe of warm weather use the Recip. compressor. Heat Pump applications? good Idea to go with Scroll....

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