I live in Southern California, San Fernando Valley, zipcode 91352. I am getting a AC split system installed on Monday in a house that has no AC at this time. What I need help with is this, do I go with a SEER 13 basic system, or do I pay $ more for a SEER 16 2-stage condenser. I get $300 tax credit and $300 from DWP(local power company)if I get the 16. Do you think I will be able to get my $ back threw the energy savings of a SEER16 2-stage system?
I both would be Goodman 3 ton systems.
At my last residence in a cando I used about $350 worth of electricity a year @ about $0.12 per kwh but I'm not sure what size system and seer system I had, but the condenser was replaced 2010.