My old package heat pump died and I am looking to replace it. I have considered various brands and models and am now down to Trane, either XL16c or XL14c, package all electric 5-ton heat pumps
The main (and only?) difference that I see is that XL16c has a two-stage compressor that can run at 100% and 70% output while the XL14c is 100% output all the time. That is a useful feature but the XL16c is going to cost quite a bit more than the XL14c. (The XL16c costs about a 1/3 more than the XL14c).
I had a contractor come out and he himself says the XL14c is going to be the best value and the extra cost for the XL16c may not be worth it.
So is the extra cost for the XL16c worth it or is it better to just get the XL14c instead?
In case this is helpful, I live in the Phoenix metro area and run my AC around 79deg in the hot summer months.