Would like to ask the Carrier experts what I "lose" by going from the Carrier Performance to Comfort Series? The price difference is about $1000. This is not a deal breaker for me. I have read/compared the various stats but would like to hear from anyone who has real world hands (and ears!) on experience with both series. This system will replace a 20 year old Carrier in my (950 sq ft) guest house. As this is a quest house, the unit will get about 30% of the 'normal' residential usage - both for Heat and AC.
The Furnace is in the garage with the air intake in the living room (which I also use as a music room). The AC unit sits on a patio outside the dining room window.
I recently installed a Performance (3.5 ton) system in my Main Home and am very happy with it. Very Quiet. Very Efficient. A+ Contractor.
Is the Comfort AC unit significantly louder?
Is the Comfort Blower/Furnace Significantly louder?
Does 14 SEER Comfort vs 15 SEER Performance factor in significantly?
Any other plusses/minuses to consider?
AC: 2 Ton Puron 14 SEER #24ACA424A003
Furnace: 60K 92% AFUE #58MXB060F112
AC: 2 Ton Puron 15 SEER #24APA524A003
Furnace: 60K 93% AFUE #58MTB060F112
Thanks for taking the time to consider this for me.