Carrier Infinity vs. Luxaire vs. American Std Heat Pump
I am replacing a 13 year old Carrier split system heat pump, which has done a fine job but now has a leaking coil. I am considering three quotes and could use some advice about which product is best. Price is not my major concern. This is a 2-story house with about 2,100 sq. ft.
First is a Carrier two-stage Infinity heat pump, 16 SEER, with Infinity variable speed air handling unit, 15 KW electric heat package, touch screen Infinity control, for $9,480.
Second is a Luxaire Acclimate 16 SEER heat pump, matching air handler, communicating control, for $6,000.
Third is an American Standard 15 SEER heat pump, variable speed air handler, Honeywell digital thermostat, 15 KW electric heat kit, for $6,450. This is not a two-stage heat pump; the sales guy said he would not recommend two-stage units for two story houses because the upper level usually stays hotter when the A/C is running.
Which unit do you like?