I have a 11 year old Bryant Heat pump 12 seer package unit with 15 kw heat strips . (3.50 ton ) Very well insulated house last months electric bill was $132.00 . T-stat set between 76-78 at most times cooling and 68-69 heating . Winter bill usaully gets to $145.00
I am not having any problems yet but most everyone is telling me the average life on a heat pump is 13 years . I have not had one problem with my Bryant unit so I started looking at them again .
Do you replace before they start breaking down ? Is 13 years really true ?
Units I am looking at :
Trane 16 seer package 9.0 (most expensive)
Bryant 15 Seer Package 8.0
American Standard 15 seer (haven't priced yet )
How much money can I save by going to one of these units ?
Others things to consider is my unit now is LOUD ! What unit will give me as good reliablity ? Trane higher seer rating but very good luck with Bryant so far .
How do I get the ARI ratings on these units ?