nearing an end to my heat pump search
BaldLoonie and whoever else want's to chime in:
I'm SE of Indy, and I've been kicking around the idea of a heat pump (as you can see from a few previous threads).
Again, I have a ~1100 square ft home, ok as far as how tight it is, it has a few drafts that should be taken care of in the next year or so.
Looks like I'm leaning towards a 16 seer, 2 ton heat pump with electric backup, 15kw.
I'm kind of torn between a...
goodman (single stage, variable speed, 9.5HSPF, 10yr parts/labor, lim life compressor war) and a
carrier (two stage, variable speed, 9HSPF, 10yr parts/labor, 10yr compressor war, "locally" made).
Let's pretend price of the heat pumps doesn't matter, since if it did I couldn't mention it. Help me answer the following questions:
1) Am I making the right decision getting rid of LP? (I'm checking my co-op rates to IPL, Duke tomorrow) I've been told we get an deduction for all electric, and rebate to go to heat pump.
2) What are the pro's and con's of each brand? I really hate asking that question. but based on this forum, other websites, and personal referrences I wouldn't be going wrong with either unit, if price didn't matter.
3) I keep hearing, that brand isn't as important as the installer, while I understand that concept, I have to elude to a question I asked in a previous post....how do I know that this person is going to install it correctly? How do I determine (beforehand, not hindsight) that a person/company is/has hack's or not? How do I know I'm not going to get a hack?
4) Lastly, scroll vs. reciprocating compressors? Pros, Cons?