help needed to choose a new hvac for 10 year old home in cary, nc
My old HVAC system had died out. Please can you help me choosing the correct system. I live in NC where heating is generally needed for 3 winter months while cooling is needed over 5-6 summer months.
Carrier Options: Pricing includes Duct transitions and connections to existing ductwork, gas piping as required, new equipment pad, new rain, shield and miscellaneous materials. 10 years compressor and parts guarantee; 1 year labor guarantee and 1 year preventative maintenance warranty; 2-5 year labor warranty is $367; 2-10 year labor warranty is 799.
Option SEER Dual fuel package Indoor Fan speed Model NO. Thermostat control Net price (after all rebates, tax credits etc.)
1 14.5 no Fixed 48VL Performance Series- Gas Pack Thermidistat $5747
2 14.5 yes Fixed 48VT Performance Series- Hybrid Heat Thermidistat $6907
3 15.0 no Variable- 2 stage 48XL Infinity Series- Gas Pack Infinity $6315
4 15.0 yes Variable- 2 stage 48XT Infinity Series- Hybrid Heat Infinity $8317
Trane Options: Pricing includes reconnecting new unit to the existing ductwork, high-voltage wiring, low-voltage wiring and gas line, Installing carbon monoxide detector(s), as required; Installing digital, programmable thermostat; getting the work inspected by the Town; recommends installing a $400 "Aprilaire" high-efficiency air cleaner (Model#2210); 10 Year Extended Labor Warranty available through Trane. (Add $425.00); free one year labor warranty on installation only. All equipment and parts 10 year warranties as per the manufacturer.
Option SEER Dual fuel package Indoor Fan speed Model NO. Net price (after all rebates, tax credits etc.)
5 14 no Variable- 2 stage 4YCY4036A1075 $5330
6 16 yes Variable- 2 stage YCZ6036A1075 $6250
7 14 yes Variable- 2 stage Trane XL14c EarthWise Hybrid $6390
8 16 yes Variable- 2 stage XL16c offers up to 16.60 SEER $6260
I feel option 8 of trane is the best bcaz high 16 SEER- has hybrid heat option and variabel speed and of course the right price. Do I really need the $400 aprilair air cleaner- what such a thing helps to do? Is trane a better brand then Carrier. We have good contarctors for both in our area though much more for TRANE.
THANKS SO MUCH!