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I bought a house and am thinking chiller.
I just bought a 3-family house. The HVAC system consists of 4 Goodman 95% efficient 2-stage gas fired furnaces. Each system also had an R22 10-SEER AC condenser and A-Coil. The condenser and linesets were stolen by copper thieves prior to my purchasing the house. I don't want to reinstall regular split system components because when the furnaces die, I want to install 1-pipe steam (yes, I'm crazy but that's for another thread). I doubt the A-coils can be easily reused due to changes in sizing standards for them with the introduction of more efficient equipment and R410A refrigerant, so I'm looking at all new AC equipment.
I would like to look into a chiller. The reasons for this are that I will be able to reuse the chiller should I switch over to fan coils and ditch the forced air systems. Also, the 3rd floor of the house has no HVAC right now and I'd like to be able to use my new HVAC equipment to cool it. I can run plumbing to the 3rd floor far more easily than I can install ductwork. At this point, I haven't yet done my load calculations, but am just trying to learn about what's out there.
I'll need to know what equipment I'd need to integrate a chiller-based cooling system into my house, using the Goodman furnaces as air handlers. Of course, I'd also need the controls to make it all work. The furnaces have variable-speed blowers, and I'd definitely like to make use of that feature. I don't know which manufacturers are making residential-grade chillers or which ones are superior to others. Any advice would be appreciated.
Clear as mud?