Opinion on Carrier reliability and quote and Whirlpool
I live in Montreal, Canada and got these HVAC quotes for my 2 storey house plus basement. Each storey has 640 sq feet. Was advised by the reps that the basement is not used in the calculation of the required capacity. My house is all electric. A fairly quiet noise level is important to me.
I would like your opinion on the following quotes:
Carrier Performance Series
2 TON HP 15 SEER / 8 HSPF, Silencer System II, equiv to 69dB
programmable digital thermostat by Aube or White Rogers (no mdl number given)
electrostatic air filter that is washable, does not use throw away filters (no manufacturer or mdl number given)
includes all new piping for the Puron gaz
15KW furnace (no mdl nunber given, was told there is only one model of furnace from Carrier
1 yr labour/10 yrs parts for both HP and furnace
Whirlpool Gold WGHp44 Seer 14/HSPF 9
2.0 Ton Quiet Partner (was told it is about the same noise level as the Carrier performance)
programmable digital thermostat (no mdl name or manuf yet)
air filter (no mdl number or manufacturer yet)
15KW furnace WAHME
warranty for heat pump:
lifetime replacement of unit for compressor failure/10 yrs labour/10 yrs parts
warranty for furnace:
10 yrs labour/parts
includes all new piping for R410A gaz
On the surface the Whirlpool has it hands down, but it's pretty unknown here as an HVAC provider. This firm has been selling it for one month and they push it much harder than the Carrier system although they are certified Carrier dealers. I am a uncertain about the reliability and the service for the Whirlpool.
Please let me know your comments on both products, and if anyone has comnents on the Whirlpool product. Was told it's been around for 15 yrs in America, and made in Florida or Houston. I don't want to buy a re-branded Goodman, since Goodman/Amana also own this Whirlpool brand.
I also received a Lennox quote for the Elite XP14/CBX27UH for $7400, but I don't have as good an impression of Lennox heat pumps from what I read on the web. So I'm learning towards the above Carrier quote at this point.