Quote Decision Help!
Below is the options I have - can you help me decide? I live in Boston, MA. I have a separate oil burner for heat. This is a 2.5 ton system that I am replacing. I currently have an 18 year old system central air system. Looking to replace with Trane options below.
Summary of Central Air Options:
Tier 1 System (XB13) - essentially same as now - $ 5737.00. Warranty: 5 year on coil/parts; 10 yr compressor. Not eligible for Financing; not eligible for fed tax credit or energy rebate.
Tier 2 System (XR15) - better efficiency, air handling - $6377.00. Warranty: 10 year on coil/parts; 10 yr compressor Not eligible for Financing; price includes tax credit and energy rebate. Credit only good in 2011 income tax.
Tier 3 System (XL15i)- better efficiency, air handling - $6935.00. Warranty: 10 year on coil/parts; 12 yr compressor. Eligible for 12 month 'no interest' Financing - offer expires 8/15; price includes tax credit and rebate. Credit only good in 2011 income tax.
Using Tier 1 as a baseline....for $600 more, you get tier 2, which has 5 years more in warranty on coil/parts; better efficiency/handling. For an additional $600 more ($1200 from tier 1), get tier 3 and can get 12 month no interest financing and 2 more years warranty on the compressor. Probably same efficiency/handling as tier 2.