This is my first post - I've read the rules and I think I'm OK posting this question - if not, just let me know and accept my apologies.
I have a heat pump. The inside unit is only 1 yar old, but I need a new outdoor unit (Condensor I think is the correct term). I have 4 bids - two Trane and two Carrier. I've been reading the posts here and understand that the quality of the installation is as important as the brand name. But I also see that it is important to make sure I am comparing apples to apples as far as whether the unites are low-end, high-end, etc. That's where I need help.
One bid is for a Trane 13 Seer XR13 Climatuff (not sure this is the full model # but it is all I have). It has a 10-year warranty
One bid is for a Trane 13 Seer 2TWB3048. It has a 5-year warranty
One bid is for a Crane 25HBR348A003 R-22. It has a 5-year warranty.
The final bid is also a 13 Seer Crane 25HBR with a 5 year warranty.
All companies check out very well with BBB but there is a huge difference in pricing. Can anyone tell me if these models are comparable?? Any help will be appreciated.