I'm trying to replace my 20+ year-old heat-pump / Central AC system before it dies (original to my new condo). I've had several contractors come it to quote, but most of them are recommending different brands. I've started my own comparison sheet, but I don't know the brands well and was wondering if I could get some recommendations or if there is a web-site that compares brands.
I'm looking for warrantee/reliability/quality, quiet, efficient (but the town has private electrical, so this is not the primary consideration), and good value for when I got to sell the condo (maybe in 5 years or so)
I have a 2.5 ton system. I am also having an air filter installed, but these all seem similar w/ a 5" or more media filter. My understanding is that the electrical ones are not significantly better.
Rheem 13 SEER vs. Trane 14 SEER
Bryant 15 SEER
Lennox 14 SEER
Carrier Comfort series
Thank you for any and all recommendations in advance.