Brand new home- 4100 Sf in Springtown, TX-west of Ft. Worth.
Had an energy audit and was told system was "contractor grade" and would cost a fortune for heat/AC. Last month's electric bill was $500.
Have had 5 AC contractors give me estimates on a new system. 3 were not good, in my opinon- Suggested to upgrade outside unit only to a heat pump system, even though I said give me all my options.
2 others did load calcs, etc and both came to the same recommendations-3 and 5 ton units 16 SEER.
Only one(RUUD dealer) asked to look at the energy audit and based upon it and his inspection suggested additional insulation and solar fans.
TRANE and RUUD dealers stayed for at least 90 minutes and went every where in the house taking notes and measurements.
Quotes for systems are about the same. Systems are:
Trane XL 16i 4TWX- Air handler is 2TEE
RUUD Ultra Series 16 UPRL-JEZ- Air handler is UHPL.
RUUD dealer is in their top category-Trane dealer is not listed at Trane site.
Currently leaning towards RUUD. Any thing else I should look at?