First I'd like to thank the good members here who answered my newbie questions a month ago about a replacement HVAC system for my home in SE Michigan. I know a lot more than when I started out!
Now I have another question: I've gotten proposals from one contractor who sells Bryant and two who sell Carrier. I've gathered from my reading here that Bryant and Carrier offer essentially the same line of equipment - is that really the case? The proposals I've received are about the same price and the contractors seem about equally knowledgeable, so should I pick one brand over the other?
Here's a rundown on the equipment proposals:
Infinity ICS 58MVC120-1-20 furnace w/Infinity controller
Infinity 17 24ANA760 A003 A/C
(or Infinity 25HNA660 A003 heat pump for about $x more)
Infinity air filter
Performance LBP (or LFP) humidifier
Plus95s 355CAV060120 furnace w/Evolution controller
Aprilaire 5000 air filter
Aprilaire LBP humidifier
I'm leaning toward the conventional air conditioner, as I've heard very mixed reports about using a heat pump in my area.
Anyway, what say you? Thanks in advance for any thoughts you are willing to share with me.