Hi - We're getting bids to replace our 19 year old AC and furnace. We have two systems - both RUUD. They still run fine but our bills are outrageous. So, we are looking to replace with more energy efficient models. We've got 3 bids. Two were for the Carrier Infinity and one recomends Amana or Ruud.
The Amana guy was pushing a 13 SEER with R22 and we suspect he's just trying to get rid of his company's inventory. We liked the Inifinity better but still educating ourselves.
Sears price was outrageous for this install. The other company's bid seemed reasonable. We're in California - East Bay about 30 miles east of Oakland.
We're trying to find out what people think of the Carrier Infinity. Some of what I've read says Carrier has lots of problems. But, others love it.
No one has done a manual J calc. We'll make sure they do. They've all recomended different size. 1) 5 ton with 2 ton 2) 4 ton with 2 ton 3) 4 ton with 3 ton. I'm not really sure what we currently have (not original owners).
The house is ~3350 sq feet, 4 large skylights, lots of windows on north/south exposure. Two french doors on East Exposure and only one small window on the West. (West is master bath and garage).
would love your input on the Carrier Infinity. Also, thoughts on the size and price?
Best bid: 5 ton Infinity 95% ICS furnace with Infinity 17 AC plus second identical system in 2 ton. Both systems with Infinity Air Purifier, UV Light cleaner and Humidifier. $x(before rebates of which there would be $x total bringing it down to $x). (Sears wanted $x for the same system in 4 ton and 2 ton but the Sears price didn't include the air purifier, UV lights or the humidifier).