Heat Pumps--Carrier vs. Amana vs. Gibson
Well, we are in need of a new HVAC system. We're replacing our defunct oil furnace, and moving to a heat pump, with a corn stove backup (already installed the corn stove and used it last year).
We have gotten three quotes, and rather than comparing each of the three options from each installer, I'll give you the quotes for the comparable higher end systems. All are 4 ton, 16 SEER, 2 speed compressor, variable speed air handler, external sensor super duper thermostat.
Carrier: $8300, including cleaning of ducts.
Amana: $8300, including 5" pleated filter added on.
Gibson: $7800, including 5" pleated filter and addition of two 8" ducts.
Amana and Gibson come with 10 year parts and labor. I like the guy installing the Gibson, but I've never heard of them, and can't find any reasonably unbiased review of all the brands on heat pumps. Any opinions?