We are building a new residence in Long Island New York. We intend to use RHEEM for product, Split System with Hot Water Coil for heating.
To say the least we have heard so many opinion about SEER selection that we thought we throw it out here and get some feedback from the best of the best!
We are now trying to make decide between two proposals (from the same HVAC contractor):
- Proposal 1: 16 SEER Rheem Dual-Stage, Condensor RARL-JEZ series with Rheem Air Handler RHPNHM-JC series
- Proposal 2: 13 SEER Rheem Condensor RANL-JAZ series with Rheem Air Handler RHSLHM-AA series
And here is the issue: the 16 Seer costs almost 60% more than the 13 Seer.
QUESTION: Assuming we intend to keep the house for the long term, what would be the recommendation based on all the factors.
Alternative suggestions will be more than welcomed!! - THANK YOU!!