Luxaire or Rheem?
Please provide feedback on the 2 bids I am considering. I have ruled out Lennox, Armstrong, Carrier for various reasons including service within my area.
Located in SE Wisconsin, 2nd floor replacement so @1600 sq. ft. (1st floor is 2600 sq. ft. with a cathedral entry) Heavy foliage in summer months w/ low AC usage
Replacing: 3.0 ton 30 yr. old AC, not sure of furnace size but also 30 yr. old
Unit is horizontal and to existing duct work in concrete 5 ft. tall basement.
Luxaire LX series 60,000 BTU 2-stage variable speed 96% efficient (can go next size up for $100 more)
Luxaire 2.5 ton 13 Seer AC
Relocate 2 ducts to existing horizontal ducting for better airflow to NW bedroom
Rheem RGTM 07 2-stage w/ECM
RHCTST 213 Thermostat
Rheem 2.5 ton 13 Seer AC
Rheem steam humidifier 06
Both bids include permits, coil, line set, slab, piping, wiring, old equipment removal, media filter and (what am I missing?)
Should I ask for a bid on the Luxaire modulating series? The Rheem 12 stage was out of my price range. I will be replacing the downstairs units in the next two years or when they give out. They are 10 years newer and recently serviced.
Thanks in advance.