Good thing. You might be one of those gullible ones who would believe it when someone tells you that anyone selling that unit for that price is a hack. That said, Trane is usually pricier than Goodman, you have to consider what you're getting. Remember, you get what you pay for.
The areas bin data, should be used to determine which temps are more important comparison of operating cost.
Areas that have extended amounts of time under 30*F, should used 17*F COP ratings.
Areas that the OD temp seldom drops below 30*F, should use the 47*F COP ratings.
This is for units that don't have extended COP charts.
Some brands have charts in 10* Increments.
Along with COP, the actual BTU output of the unit should be considered.
I've gotten 5 estimates for replacing the 2 heat pumps. They are vary in price as to SEER and variable speed air handlers. The 13 SEER of course is the lowest price but the 14 SEER with variable speed handler is almost twice the price! We plan on living at this house for approx. 10 yrs or more. We also have to rehab the kitchen so price is a big factor in our decision.Any info on Payne heat pumps would be appreciated. thanks for all your responses.
14 SEER with VS blower will cost a lot more then a 13 SEER with a standard blower.
The VS is an expensive blower.
But it can help with humidity control. Which makes it worth its money in many applications.
Which ever contractor you choose to replace your units. Is who you will be dealing with for any warranty work for the first year, if there are any problems.
If any parts need replaced while under part warranty, you will most likely be fealing with him.
So pick the one you like working with the best, and has the price you can live with the best.
Are any of them offering extended warranties.
I was reading other threads that you responded to and you recommend Rheem heat pumps. I have a call inot a Rheem installer and will meet with him today to get a price. He ballparked a price and it seemed very resonable with a 13 SEER with a variable speed air handler. thanks again