Carrier vs. Lennox
I've received the following quotes for a 2 1/2 ton heat pump with installation:
1) Company 1: Lennox XP14 (which I was told would be 14-15 SEER with variable speed fan) - $5550
2) Company 2: Carrier Comfort line - $5606 for 13 SEER model with variable speed fan (which I was told would bring it to 14 SEER) OR $6700 for 15 SEER model with variable speed fan (which I was told would bring it to 16 SEER)
Both installation companies have good reputations, although I have dealt with the first company for my prior annual maintenance and have had very good experience with them. My read is that people generally seem to prefer Carrier but my question is whether it's worth the extra price. Both companies emphasized that it's the installation and not the brand that's most important. Would appreciate any input. Thanks!