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What's a Tier ?


I was talking to my Heat and Air man the other day about possibily replacing the attic mounted propane central heating unit with a heatpump, therefore, getting rid of any need for Propane at all.  During the conversation, he mentioned that Mitsubitchi made a 21 ?tier? unit that was better and cheaper than  the other brands 14 ?tier? model.

QUESTION: what the heck is a TIER ????????

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Mello Yello wrote:

I was talking to my Heat and Air man the other day about possibily replacing the attic mounted propane central heating unit with a heatpump, therefore, getting rid of any need for Propane at all.  During the conversation, he mentioned that Mitsubitchi made a 21 ?tier? unit that was better and cheaper than  the other brands 14 ?tier? model.

QUESTION: what the heck is a TIER ????????



I'm not sure exactly what TIER means,, are you sure he didn't say SEER,,?? [ this is a efficiency rating]    but don't quote me on that,,

I did find this unit , made by Mitsubishi,  click on product infromation,,,,,, no distinction between 14 and 21.. tho


http://www.acdirect.com/xcart/product.php?productid=2536

 



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Mello Yello wrote:

I was talking to my Heat and Air man the other day about possibily replacing the attic mounted propane central heating unit with a heatpump, therefore, getting rid of any need for Propane at all.  During the conversation, he mentioned that Mitsubitchi made a 21 ?tier? unit that was better and cheaper than  the other brands 14 ?tier? model.

QUESTION: what the heck is a TIER ????????    Hi Paul here. Up here in Mi. i don't get in to the heat pumps much. and i have never sold any of the

Mitsubitchi equipment. I think the word tier in this case means the amount of rows of fin tubes. When we went from 10 seer to 13 seer, 13 seer meaning higher eff., the indoor and outside condenser coils had to be larger to get this higher eff.  This could be called more rows of fin tube or more tiers.  Its like car radiators, you can get a two core or three core, or they could be called tiers. The old hot water cast iron radiators for hot water heating were rated by how many columns and tiers they had in them.

 Or it could just be a TEXAS thing!!!     Later Paul   

 




 



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Thanks, Guys - - - I'm sure contemplating that Heat Pump, if need be !



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Mello Yello wrote:

Thanks, Guys - - - I'm sure contemplating that Heat Pump, if need be !




that the way a lot of people are going now days. they heat and cool with good eff. What you going to do with that nice panel you made for your
window air con.?? Later Paul

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that little window unit is pretty necessary during the Texas summer if anyone is sleeping up there - - that room only has one small vent for the central AC and it can get a little uncomfortable without the window unit on biggrin

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