Hi Folks: First of all i would like to thank the Pros who have provided advice. I have learned a lot. I will be replacing my 30 year old furnace/AC system. Got quotes from reputable and authorized dealers (all NATE certified). I have narowed my decission between these two 3 Ton systems:
Trane auth. Dealer proposal - XL20i Compressor 18Seer (4TTZ0036A1000A), XC80 Variable Speed Furnace (TUD2C080ACV42A), Trane Coil (4TXCC0007CC3CHA), Trane XL900 Thermostat.
American Standard Dealer proposal - Am Std. Condenser 18Seer (4A7Z0036), Am Std Variable Speed Furnace 80k BTU (AUD2C080ACV42A), Benchmark Coil (4X0H401100), Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat.
I understand that both the compressor and furnace are made by the same company. The Am Std dealer recommended Benchmark coils because Trane coils have been known for failure.
What are your thoughts on these configurations? Pricing is a little less on the Am Std. It seems a little odd that the Am Std dealer is mixing his components (thermostat and Coils) unless his margins are bigger or there is some truth to Trane coils failing. The Trane proposal is for a closet but I now want to move it into the Attic. Am Std is for attic install.
It's driving me crazy...Help!