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    2 Stage Heat Pump VS Regular Heat Pump and Variable Speed Air Handler

    Would there be enough difference in cost savings ( operating costs ) to justify a 2 stage heat pump vs a regular heat pump with a variable speed air handler if both were the same approx. seer and hpf?

    The difference in cost of the units is approx. $ 1,500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wscsteve View Post
    Would there be enough difference in cost savings ( operating costs ) to justify a 2 stage heat pump vs a regular heat pump with a variable speed air handler if both were the same approx. seer and hpf?The difference in cost of the units is approx.$ 1,500.


    if all you are worrying about is justifying cost you will never be happy,

    but as far as comfort and humidity removal you cant beat the 2 speed!



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    If tax credit unit,it is less than that add in that REBATES start in March so,if your staying get it.AWESOME COMFORT!!!
    It's NOT the BRAND,it's the company that installs it!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wscsteve View Post
    Would there be enough difference in cost savings ( operating costs ) to justify a 2 stage heat pump vs a regular heat pump with a variable speed air handler if both were the same approx. seer and hpf?

    The difference in cost of the units is approx. $ 1,500.
    If they are the same SEER, and HSPF, then one won't save you money over the other.

    Some people do set their thermostat a degree or 2 warmer in the summer with 2 stage units because of the better humidity removal. So you could see a small savings, but not enough to recover that much of a cost difference, in the life span of the unit.

    2 stage is for comfort.
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