I am new to this forum and no next to nothing about HVAC, so be kind to me!
We are replacing a package unit in a home we bought for my son to live in while in graduate school. He will only be in the home about 4 years and the unit is for the main level of a 2 story home. The home is about 1800 sf and the current package unit was a 10 SEER. The upstairs has a heat pump that is working at this time.
The HVAC company we want to use, installs Trane which is what I wanted, but the the Trane unit was too big for the pad where the current Carrier unit sits. We would have to move a fence, which we don't want to do if we don't have to. They recommended an Amana as it will fit without moving the fence. Reem/Ruud was also an option, but the size was the same as the Trane.
I am not at all familiar with Amana in a HVAC unit. I have compared the Amana packaged unit with the Trane XB13c, but I don't really know what I am comparing. Can anyone help me figure out if the Amana APG13 is a good unit? I want to know if the Amana is a quiet unit and how it performs. My son's bed is right on the outside wall where the unit sits, so quiet both inside and out would be nice. I do realize that unit can be noisy from the outside, so I am not dumb enough to think he will not hear the unit, but I also know some are much louder that others. I have never had a packaged unit before, so I don't have an idea how well they heat and cool.
I do not know what the fence will cost to move as we live in a different city, but if many think the Trane is a superior unit, I will look into the fence.
Thanks in advance for your help.