Would like advice on choosing a replacement system for heat/ac in a 20 year old, 2300 sq home in the northeast. After a number of contractor estimates, I am down to two choices.
First is a York TM9V 2 stage, variable speed, 97% AFUE furnace with a York YCJF42 16 SEER 3.5 ton A/C unit.
Other choice is a Carrier 58CVA110 2 stage, variable speed, 80% AFUE furnace with a Carrier 24ABC642 16 SEER 3.5 ton A/C unit.
The less efficient Carrier system is about $ more than the York system. The York system is more efficient, less cost, but I have concerns about the quality and dependability of York products. As you might expect, the Carrier dealer had nothing good to say about York. Checked a few internet sites and found some bad York product reviews, but not substantially more than other brands. The York dealer suggested that with Carrier, you are just paying more for the name.
I am leaning toward the higher efficiency, lower cost York system. Any advice on whether that equipment is a good choice would be greatly appreciated.