I'm wanting to replace a 20 year old central A/C.
Central North Carolina, zip code 27106.
2-story, no zoning, 1500 sqft, 3 ton existing unit (flat coil above a gas furnace)
Efficiency? Whatever the minimum was then for York builder-grade units.
Current quote is for SEER 14 Goodman: SSX140361, Indoor coil CAUF3642C6
I briefly discussed upgrading to a heat pump (w/ the existing furnace as backup) - no formal quote yet.
But I was told I'll need new wiring or wireless controls - and about half the cost of upgrading to a heat pump would be the wireless controls!?
Are wireless controls reliable, or should I pay to pull new wiring?
And from what I've read here, I absolutely do want a variable blower if I choose a heat pump? (anything else I need to know if I go w/ a heat pump instead of just a new coil/outside unit?)
Thanks for any feedback!