Rheem Value vs. Classic vs. Prestige
I received a quote for a new HVAC system from a contractor that I intend to use, but I'm not certain if I want to upgrade the compressor. If it helps, I live in Raleigh, NC. The quote was for:
I asked the contractor to let me do my research and that I'd get back to him. After doing research, I found that he quoted me one of the high end 80% prestige furnace components, but the low end value compressor. Perhaps he felt there was something with the prestige furnace worth having, but that the prestige/classic compressors didn't offer much over their value brother?
Looking at the Rheem website, the compressor used in all 3 lines appears the same "Copeland scroll compressor", but each provides additional functionality. The classic adds "low & high pressure controls", and the prestige additionally has "active protection" and "comfort control system". I have no clue what any of those features mean, but are they worth upgrading to?
If cost is an issue, would it be worth meeting in the middle and getting the classis line for both the furnace and the compressor?