I moved into a brand new home 6 months ago. It has the top of the line Infinity variable speed furnace, paired with a "Comfort Series" Carrier A/C unit (single stage compressor).
Now that the heat has been coming on, I'm noticing it is much quieter running than our a/c (I'm not talking about the unit itself -- but hearing the blower noise in the house via the return ducts or registers). I'm guessing heating is quieter due to the variable stage furnace. While the a/c is noisier since it probably has to run full blast more often (single stage).
In our family room, which sits directly above the furnace room in the basement, I have to increase the volume level on the TV when the A/C is running full blast.
So how much noise benefit (or other benefits) would I get in upgrading my outdoor a/c unit to the Infinity series two stage a/c unit?
Is it just a matter of taking out the Comfort Series a/c; and plugging in the new dual stage in the same connections (and then the tech using our Infinity T-Stat to set it up)? Or will this be tons of labor costs on top of the unit cost?
Or would this just be a waste of money?
Here is what I have for my system right now:
Zone Board 1:
My outdoor unit is: The Carrier Comfort Series: 24ACA4