Need Equipment Advice
We are in socal in an approx. 1900' single story house which currently has a furnace but no a/c.
We have had a couple of estimates for installing a/c and a new furnace and they seem to be too high (8000+). We use the furnace/air on those 8-10 days/yr. when there are extreme temperatures and then keep everything off. We have a lot of insulation, new windows, etc., and our climate is pretty temperate with slight humidity a few days in the summer. Price, quietness and dependability are most important.
We're obviously confused with all of these variable stages, thermostats, etc. (although I have learned a lot here) but they don't seem to apply to our usage. Is there a certain brand we should be looking at for just these basics?