Electric to gas and R22 vs R41 matching system
I live in an all-electric home with a Trane heat pump (R22) and variable stage air handler installed in 2004.
I would like to keep my heat pump, but convert to a gas furnace. I have two quotes on identical Carrier ICS furnaces and evaporator coils but each proposes different refrigerants.
1. The first company suggests I keep everything R22. He'll install some kind of valve that would allow me to eventually convert to R41 once the condenser goes down the road.
2. The second company wants to change everything out to Puron R41. This option is $1,800 more expensive. No mention of replacing condenser. Do I have to replace the condenser so it "matches?"