We are planning to get new ACs and boiler, and have had a few contractors in for estimates. We are going with a Triangle Tube Prestige Solo 110, with smart 40 indirect hw tank.
We have 3 heated zones, and 2 air conditioned...the two air conditioned zones are each about 1000 sq. ft. each. We live in Mass. in a log home built in 1987 that is completely surrounded by tall trees, and literally gets almost no sunlight inside.
My question is regarding our selected boiler, and the air handlers. Is it worth the extra cost to go with the hyperion handlers, or v/s handlers, or just stick with the standard air handler? Each contractor recommends their product. I have been told that v/s handlers are more efficient, is that all? Price aside we are looking to find the best system for us that is most efficient, mainly for heating, as well as most reliable.
Thanks for any help!
The AC systems that were recommended were:
-2 Trane Contractor Grade 2ton SEER 13 condensors - 2 ADP hydro air units.
-2 Trane XB14 2ton condensors - 2 matching Hyperion Air Handlers
-2 Trane XB 13 SEER 2 ton condensors - with 2 hydro FirstCo. handlers
-ZONE 1: Carrier 24BB330A003 13 SEER condensor with Carrier FB4CNF03600 air handler with 21" H2O hot water coil AXA090C
-ZONE 2: Carrier 24BB324A003 2ton condensor with FB4CNF02400 handler and 17" H2O hotwater coil AXA072C
-ZONE 1: Carrier 24ABC630A003 2.5ton 16SEER condensor with Carrier FV4CNF003000 21" wide fan coil with ECM motor and 21" H2O hot water coil AXA090C.
-ZONE 2: Carrier 24ABC624A003 2ton 16SEER condensor with Carrier FV4CNF002000 18" wide fan coil with ECM motor and 17" H2O hotwater coil AXA072C