Carrier or Trane Heat Pump- which way to go?
Hi to all! I need help deciding between a Carrier and a Trane. I live in central florida,1800 sq.ft single level house, currently have a 14-yr old TRANE 3.5ton heat pump. I called up 5 different companies and so far this is the lowest estimate for both brands from the same company.
CARRIER COMFORT 15 - 3.5TON 15SEER
Outdoor unit model#25HCC542A
Indoor unit model#FV4CNF005T w/electrical heat 5kw
Digital Programmable Thermostat w/humidity control(did not specify model#)
$6,049 INSTALLED PRICE (tax credit not deducted)
TRANE XR 15 - 3.5TON 15 SEER
Outdoor unit model#4TWR5042E
Indoor unit model#4TEE3C07A w/ electric heat 5kw
Digital Programmable Thermostat w/humidity control- XL800
$5,478 INSTALLED PRICE (tax credit not deducted)
Scope of work is the same for both brands:
-install new refrigerant lines/flush drains
-reconnect to existing duct system/perform blower door test/inspection of insulation
-reconnect to existing electric service
-install new safety float switch
-new pad with hurricane clips for outdoor unit
-new wood on top of return box
-removal and disposal of old system
-permits and inspection
I asked the salesman w/c of the 2 brands is better and he said both are good but the Trane's compressor will be more expensive to repair because it has 2 motors and if 1 breaks down you need to replace both. Is this true? Would really appreciate any advice. Thank you.