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Thread: Replacing furnace/AC in NJ home
06-13-2006, 04:03 PM #1Regular Guest
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Hi everyone -
Just bought an older home, and the time has come to replace the circa-1966 American Standard forced-air gas furnace. The previous owners never added central AC, so we're doing that at the same time.
I've gotten estimates from a number of local reputable HVAC companies, and now am not sure which way to go. All are roughly the same price - so that's not the issue. (except the Bryant, which is almost double all the other quotes).
The house is approx 1700 square feet, 2-stories, with a finished basement and semi-finished attic. Ductwork is orignal galvanized steel, with supplies and returns in every room.
Here are my choices:
Furnace: C9MPN 100,000 btu/90% efficiency
AC: CAC4 36,000 btu/15 SEER
Furnace: GMS9 90,000 btu/95% efficiency
AC: CLQ 36,000 btu/15 SEER
Furnace: XL90 100,000 btu/90% efficiency
AC: XL14i 36,000 btu/15 SEER
Furnace: Plus90i 100,000 btu/94% efficiency
AC: 165A 36,000 btu/15 SEER
Assuming all the installers are equal, which equipment would you choose? I'm leaning towards the Trane - if only because the Bryant is so much more expensive.