I have been obtaining estimates for an installation project - 50 yr old Oil Furnace out - house has forced hot air. Converting to Gas which is already in the house. Going with 80% AFUE, adding Evap coil and Condenser. I have been working with Carrier products for the most part with a Comfortmaker and Lennox quote included from one source.
House is 1,600 sf including finished basement ( knotty pine !! nice ). I cannot afford to go with HE equipment so i'm trying to do the best I can.
Here's my issue. This is the Carrier package:
Carrier - 58STA090-1-16 (Base model furnace)
Carrier - CNPVP3621 ( evap coil )
Carrier - 24ABB324 ( Condenser - 2 ton/ 13 SEER )
I understand the job itself is labor intensive, BIG BEAST of an old Oil Furnace to come out. And I need to run an additional 1" gas line for the furnace...about 15 ft. and line the chimney. I am removing the indoor/above ground tank myself to save a good chunk of change.
I am not happy about the furnace option since it is bare bones / builder grade and i'm not sure about the tonnage for the A/C. Like I mentioned it is a smaller house but I thought I would need at least 2.5 or maybe 3 ton.
When I asked my rep about moving UP from the 58STA furnace, I was told the only option would be the 80% Infinty model. I saw 2 other models that I am interested in as an upgrade from the Base - 58DLA & 58CTA. They show Multi-speed blowers which I thought I could benefit from.
Without going into to much detail - I was told by the Salesman that these 2 models "were not available on the East Coast. They are ONLY available on the West Coast."
Is this true ? I contacted Carrier Customer Support and after 15 minutes was basically told they couldn't answer my question. That only their distribution centers could answer and I couldn't reach them directly.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.