In need of a new AC/AH, 4 ton. I was given the option of 4TEE variable speed AH vs 4TEH non variable speed AH, comrpessor is 4TTR4048 in both cases. The 4TEE varible speed is rated at 14.5 SEER while the 4TEH at 15 SEER and also costs less.
I understand the benefits of a variable speed AH but was wondering if it was worth it in this case. It seems (or at least rated) less efficient, overall costs a few hundred more and I am not completely convinced they are as reliable. Meaning that there seems to be more potential for issues with a variable speed and maybe a higher cost to repair/maintain if ever needed.
I live in south FL and keep my thermostat at 78 year round.
Any opinions / thoughts are appreciated.
thanks in advance.