What system to use?

Discussion in 'Quotes and Proposals' started by SKYWAY, May 30, 2014.


    SKYWAY New Member

    We have a unique situation. We are adding a 600 square foot addition that will be well insulated BUT it is going to be an open concept to an existing 2 story 1400 sq. ft. (700 each level) century old farm house that is not well insulated.

    We've been given different pump suggestions ranging from a 5-7 tons. The hiccup in the situation is that I also have a 5900 Liter swim spa that is kept at 96-104 degrees year round for pain management and physiotherapy. A couple of the quote suggest we hook up a second 2 ton pump and use it to heat our homes hot water and the swim spa.

    Anyone have thoughts, ideas, or suggestions? We haven't made any decisions yet.

    Much appreciated,
  2. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    where is the house located? Not a bad idea to heat the spa and the hot water with a second heatpump.
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    SKYWAY New Member

    near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We just met with a company that uses GeoSmart yesterday and they think a 6 ton will do, if it's triple function.... any thoughts?
  4. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    GeoSmart looks like a Waterfurnace clone, e.g. a rebranded Waterfurnace heat pump, so the triple function should be the Synergy 3D. Should be an excellent product.

    Sure, if they are confident about the loads, a 6 ton hybrid might work well.

    SKYWAY New Member

    We are hearing different things about the load. We've approached several installers and they are evenly split. Half say we need twoo units. - one 5 ton for heating/cooling and a 1 or 2 ton for the pool. They claim that the people selling us 1 are underselling what we need. The other half are saying 1 unit is fine and anyone trying to sell us two is overcharging us.

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