Advice on repair or replace
Have bad situation of 2 heat pumps failing at the same time. 4 Ton unit (main floor and basement) has grounded compressor. 2 Ton unit (upper floor) has been loosing freon for past 2 years and we planned to replace. (It has never cooled well upstairs and we suspected that the builder undersized it). Downstairs unit has always worked well, but electric bills always been high. Both units are 12 year old Trane XE1000 units (10 SEER).
Local HVAC company (Bryant dealer) came and reviewed. They did a load calculation and said we needed a larger unit upstairs. Downstairs unit is right.
Recommendations for downstairs:
16.0 SEER 4 Ton Heat Pump System
Model 286BNA048 Heat Pump
FE4ANF005 Variable Speed Fan
KFCEH3001F15 Strip Heater
Aprilaire 2210 Air Cleaner
Evolution Digital Control
Price = $8,886.00 - $1,000.00 Rebate = $7,886.00
15.0 SEER 2.5 Ton Heat Pump System
Model 225BNA030 Heat Pump
FV4CNF002 Variable Speed Fan
KFCEH0901N10 Strip Heater
Aprilaire 2210 Air cleaner
Thermidistat Digital Control
Price = $7,050.00 - $200.00 Rebate = $6,850.00
(-$200 to do both at once = $14,536)
There is also the small fed tax credit and small state level credits as well, but still a lot to do at once.
Are these good systems? Is this a good deal? Is Bryant the right brand to be purchasing? We are working on identifying other vendors and getting other quotes, but these guys and one over vendor came recommended by neighbors so talking to them first.
Thanks for your help!