I got estimates today for a Carrier system and a Bryant system from local dealers. This is for a split system, 2 ton AC
Overall, I liked the Carrier salesman much better, he went into a lot more detail and seemed a lot more concerned about nailing down the details of the installation. In particular he talked about some issues there would be with venting a 95% furnace given the current furnace location, and explained how he would resolve the issues. The Bryant guy missed this completely and just described it as a very simple install.
There are two things I have questions about:
1) I have a very short run to the outside unit. The Bryant salesman included a new refrigerant line set in his estimate, but the Carrier salesman said the one I have is fine. He said it's a 3/8-3/4 set, more than required for a 2 ton system, and actually as good or better than what they install currently . As it turns out a year or so ago when I replaced an upstairs Trane unit, the Trane guy told me the same thing, said the refrigerant line was very good quality and in good shape.
Would you still replace the refrigerant lines?
2) Can anyone tell if a Bryant 187ANA024 AC unit, a 355CAV042060 furnace and a CNPVP2417 evaporator coil would qualify for the $1500 federal tax credit? This is an Evolution two ton 16 SEER AC unit along with a 95% 60,000 BTU furnace with a SYSTXBBUID01 controller/thermostat.