We are about to replace our 27-year-old GE heat pump with something new.
Some of the Bryant dealers say that Bryant is just Carrier with a different name. True or False?
Based on cost and dealer reputation, we have narrowed our choices to similar size units in the Bryant Preferred series, or Trane XR13 series. Which would you suggest?
Both of those brands have a cheaper line of heat pumps, and a more expensive line that are more efficient. However, calculations indicate we would not save enough electricity to pay for the pricier unit. But if the top-of-the-line units are also more reliable and longer-lived than the mid-grade, then money (and frustration) saved on maintenance might make them a better buy. Your thoughts?
Thanks for your help.