My 15 year old 2 ton 10 seer contractors grade heat pump finally bit the dust. I've been looking into a lot of units. I have a small rancher in Central Maryland. I use about 5 months heat and 5 months air. I'm really looking for something that will be energy efficient with long life. I'm seriously leaning toward Trane or Rheem. Can someone give me some input?
I've been advised that I need a 2.5 ton system for my home. And that all the duct work is still in good enough condition to hook up to. The Trane is a 15 seer with matching (v/s) air handler. The Rheem is a 14 seer with a matching vari speed air handler. Both have R-410A Refrigerant. The Trane estimate is about 25% higher priced, since they are fazing out the XL14i. What is the difference in these products? Besides seer rating?
Also will my 10 seer 2 ton duct work really be OK for either of these units?
Thanks in advance for any input.......