My 16 year old Trane heat pump died (XE1000).
I've narrowed it down to a Carrier 25HBC5 5 ton, 12.5/15 unit or a Trane XR16.
I know there is always the Ford versus Chevy discussions (for the record, I own a Honda :-) but I'm torn with which unit has the best value and longevity. I've heard the sales pitch from Trane about their wonderful and superior coils. Given that the carrier is not two stages and I didn't have that before, will I really notice it gone?
Which unit, Carrier or Trane, would you purchase?
I live in Austin, Texas.
HeatPumpHeck (only because it is difficult to "know" which one to choose!)