I should note that we live in Florida, as that may be relevant to my questions.
We have just received a quote from a dealer/service company in our area. This company has an excellent reputation, but I am not sure if their salesman is trying to sell us a "Mercedes", when we really don't need one.
The quote includes pricing for 2 different systems, both Carrier. One is for the Infinity 25HNA6 with FE4 air handler and the other is for 25HCA3 with FV4 air handler. We asked him about a straight A/C system with heat strips for heating, since we don't use the heat that much. (This was recommended by a service tech, who had been at our home previously). The salesman told us that was a bad idea, and that we should definitely stay with the heat pump.
I do want a good efficient system that will work well and save us money on our electric bill, but I don't want to overspend on something that we will probably have to replace again, in another 10+ years.
Any input you could provide, would be greatly appreciated. I would also like opinions on other reliable name brand systems, as we really don't have a clue. This guy said that Carrier and Trane are the best.
Thanks...in advance...for your assistance.