Bryant A/C vs Heat Pump Help
Last December our furnace died and we installed a Bryant 97MA42080V17 3.5 ton furnace. Now our Carrier A/C has died. It was also 3.5 ton. We have three proposals:
Bryant HP 286BNA036 $ 9,033
Bryant HP 280ANV036 $11,873
Bryant A/C 126BNA042 $ 6,838
Since these HP's are only available in whole ton sizes, they are proposing 3 ton HP's. Will that negatively impact our cooling? Our old Carrier had trouble keeping the house cool in the late afternoons.
We don't think the most expensive option would be cost-effective since we already have a 97% efficient gas furnace so are trying to decide between the other two systems. Considering we have an efficient furnace, would the HP save us enough money during heating season to be worth the extra cost?
Our house is 2700 SF and we live near Seattle.
Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated!