Pricing new system
Replacing current 20 year old Trane heat pump and would like opinion on quality/price of this Lennox system. Home in Baton Rouge, LA is two story, this unit is for downstairs only. Calculations indicate this is proper size.
Lennox Elite 410A 14 seer, 3.5 ton (XP14-042)
Lennox 4 ton variable speed air handler (CBX32MV-048)
Merv cabinet with 20/25/ 5 inch media air cleaner
Comfort sense 7000 Lennox programable thermostat with de- humidifier
Lennox 15 KW heat strip (Cost 6950)
Have option of getting the Lennox XP16-048 4 ton,two stage heat pump which would increase total cost to 7950 after $500 rebate. Other parts of system would remain the same. Am interested in opinion on reliabity of Lennox compared to Trane and is the benefit of the two stage worth the 1,000increase in cost.