Choosing a furnace advice
I need to replace my furnace and I need some advice as to whether or not I should go with a modulating or variable speed 2 stage furnace.
I have quotes on
- York YP9C080B12MP12C 98% modulating variable drive
- York TM9V080B12MP11 96% 2 stage variable drive
- Lennox SLP98 98% modulating variable drive and
- Lennox EL296V 96% 2 stage variable drive.
These are from 2 different contractors both recommended by word of mouth, is it worth the added cost to go to the modulating furnace in an old house? My house is almost 100 years old however it does have updated windows and insulation and it is only 1200 sq feet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated my head is spinning as to which furnace and installer to choose. I'm not sure if posting prices is allowed however they are pretty comparable the Lennox furnaces are about $300 more than the Yorks.