I've been reading the forum for about two weeks and the amount of information is a bit overwhelming (in a good way, though). Here's a question from a newbie: Am trying to decide between the following systems for a 1,600 sf ranch house in Philadelphia, where the winters aren't too bad but the summers can be humid.
Trane XL16i 3-ton A/C; Trane XV90 furnace; Trane Clean Effects air cleaner, Trane thermostate and humidifier.
Rheem 105 btu Classic 90 Plus Modulating furnace, Rheem 16 seer A/C; Honeywell electronic air cleaner, Honeywell humidifier and thermostat.
American Standard 100 btu Freedom 90 2-stage variable furnace, American Standard, AS Allegiance 16 seer A/C,
Honeywell electronic air cleaner and humidifier.
The Trane is the least expensive followed by AS and Rheem.
Do either of these systems stand out above the others? I like certain components from both Rheem and Trane but it doesn't seem a good idea to mix. Too bad nobody makes the perfect system. Thanks.