Energy Savings of 2-Stage Compressors?
Trying to decide between a Bryant Legacy and Preferred series gas pack for our new house. (Gas pack is all I can get on the first floor - not a split system which we will have on the 2nd floor.)
The Preferred series has a 2-stage compressor and that is the primary advantage over the basic system. (As well as offering a thermostat with humidity control on it that I can pair with the whole house humidifier we are getting.)
I am in North Carolina and the A/C runs quite a bit. Can anyone give me a ballpark estimate on how much energy the Preferred series will save over the Legacy because of the 2-stage compressor? (i.e., it should use about 10% less, etc.) Trying to decide if the upgrade cost is worth it. Any other tidbits of advice would be welcomed, too....Thank you!