I would appreciate a bit of professional unbiased guidance.
I've had 3 dealers in my area all quote 3 brands, all dealers seem pretty good, straight forward. All have quoted pretty much top of line equipment except one, and thats the Trane dealer.
The issue is I have 2 zoned systems in my house. I like the Trane dealer, he's been very attentive, didn't charge to come out and do some in depth inspection of exhanger/coil/etc. He readily states that Trane’s newest most efficient system using the PURON does not operate well with the TRANE zoning. From what I understand, it does not talk well with the heat pump and as a result they are quoting all Honeywell zone and thermostat components.
The Carrier system is just about all Carrier except the TrueSteam Humidifiers. Same with Lennox.
Both the Carrier and Lennox dealers have been hard to get a hold of - in other words I'm chasing them for answers/quotes, etc. But both companies have a good reputation for their respective operations/maintenance.
Carrier is about $2500 cheaper, Lennox highest, Trane is in the middle (but he’s the good guy from an initial "get the sale" standpoint. I’m looking between $33K-$40K total of 2 systems complete, ERV, FILTERS, etc.
I'm all hung up on "not the latest technology/efficient/zoning". Am I worrying too much, should I go for the so-called more advanced Carrier or Lennox over Trane?
Here’s what’s been quoted:
TRANE XL15i Heat pumps Puron
TRANE XV95 2 stage, Variable speed gas furnaces
TRANE Clean Effects Air Cleaners
Honeywell steam Humidifiers
Honeywell Zone control systems for both systems (removed the comfort controllers for additional savings)
Honeywell ERV for fresh air
10 year parts and labor on TRANE Equipment and air cleaner
5 year parts warranty on all Honeywell controls
Stainless drain pan for upstairs closet to include floor drain inside pan (will need to return for measurements)
Overflow safety switches for upstairs unit to shut off equipment in case of drain backup
Thanks if you made it through my long post.