Furnace: Bryant vs. York
We just moved into our house and have to replace the 15 y/o Heil 100K BTU furnace due to a cracked heat exchanger. Our current AC a 9-10yr old Bryant Puron 3 ton condenser (I think-the sticker has faded), media cabinet is Space-Gard and the humidifier is a Skuttle. Our A/C works great. We have been told the furnace at 100K BTU was too big for the house.
Specs: We live in middle of MI in a 2500 sq ft house build in 1999, with good insulation, 2x6 walls, new high grade vinyl windows going in this fall, a never to be finished full basement and an upstairs that is only used sporadically. We don't use the A/C very much- maybe 2-3 weeks tops per year.
Our quotes are from 2 very reputable businesses with great installation reviews:
Bryant 986TB with Connex stat (non wifi) 4000
Bryant 925TA 3450
Standard 10yr parts/1 yr labor warranty
Waiting on clarification from dealer: 80K or 100K BTU and stat make/model for the 925TA
York TM9V-080B12 3500
Lifetime warranty on heat exchanger
10 yr labor (York promotion)
Waiting on clarification from dealer on the stat make/model
All qualify for the same amount of rebate from our electric/gas company. Since we don't use our A/C much and humidity isn't a daily concern here, I'm thinking the Bryant 986 might be overkill. The price difference is negligible so what would be the better unit? The Bryant 925TA with ECM motor or the York TM9V with the variable speed?
Any recommendations would be appreciated!