I am installing a new Heat Pump. I have two quotes: 1 from a Carrier dealer and 1 from a Trane dealer (actually, I also have one from a York dealer but I don't care for the dealer.) The Carrier dealer is a larger company and their quote is about 20% higher than the Trane dealer (smaller 2-man, local, and known to be honest, company) for comparably-sized/featured systems. Any comments on Trane vs. Carrier for 2 ton residendtial units?
Also, is there a lot of actual (skin feel) difference in heating/cooling output between a 13 SEER and 15 SEER unit? (I don't recall the HSPF numbers here.)The cost difference is about $1,500.