Choice Between Trane, American Standard, and Carrier HVAC Systems
I live in Alexandria, VA, the Washington DC Metro area. Two-story house built in the 1880Ã¯Â¿Â½s, 1800 square feet. NW corner so morning sun hits the 50-foot long side of the house and the midday sun hits the 18-foot front.
Noise level of the various systems will be important to me.
Ductwork is not at good air distribution, but IÃ¯Â¿Â½ll live with it.
Have a 19 year-old Carrier system: 90,000 BTU 80%; 3-ton evaporator coil; 3-ton AC unit with 11 SEER.
I have an old operable, programmable thermostat. Neither proposal replaces it.
Considering replacement options.
1. Carrier gas furnace, 110,000 BTU 80% Comfort System 58STA110-16
Condenser and coil 36,000 BTU @ 13 SEER 24ABB036
Have ruled out hybrid, but looking at options:
16 SEER Ã¯Â¿Â½ add $400
Infinity system on gas furnace Ã¯Â¿Â½ add $600
2. Trane single stage 80+ gas furnace (XR80) TUD1B080A9361A
Condenser Ã¯Â¿Â½ XR 13 SEER
Furnace 2-speed variable (XV80) TUD2B080A9V3VB
Condenser Ã¯Â¿Â½ XL 15i 15 SEER
3. American Standard furnace Ã¯Â¿Â½ Freedom 80, 2-stage 80%
A/C Ã¯Â¿Â½ 13 SEER
Add $320 for a 15 SEER
Thank you all very much.