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Which heating and a/c system is best

Posted by johnad (My Page) on
Mon, May 9, 11 at 21:47

I have 4 quotes for heating and a/c systems in Milwaukee, WI. Home is 2100 sqft 2 story.

1. Armstrong Air 95v 2 stage variable speed 80,000 BTU furnace and 14 SEER 1 stage 3 ton A/C $5,533.
2. Bryant 355CAV 3 stage variable capacity 80,000 BTU furnace and 187B 16 SEER 2 stage 3 ton A/C $6,870.
3. Carrier Infinity ICS 3 stage DC drive 80,000 BTU furnace and Performance 16.5 SEER 2 stage 3 ton A/C $7,225.
4. Luxaire Acclimate modulating variable speed 80,000 BTU furnace and 15 SEER 2 stage 3 ton A/C $7,265

Any and all advise is greatly appreciated.

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RE: Which heating and a/c system is best


I would expect the Armstrong to be the least expensive.

#2 and #3 are identical. Carrier and Bryant are sister companies. Was the Infinity/Evolution controller included?
what is mdl of evap coil? How about an air filter cabinet? new refrigerant lineset included?

post mdl number of the Luxaire/York furnace.

Carrier and Bryant are expected to release their new and full modulating furnace this summer which will compete with the York/Luxaire.

any warranty difference among the quotes?

qte #2 is a good price if it includes all from my list above.


RE: Which heating and a/c system is best

#2 is probably the best deal. I would ask about upgrading the A/C to a heatpump. It shouldn't cost much and it would give you extra flexibility. Even if your not a huge heatpump fan you can run then only on mild weather (above 40 or so).

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