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  1. #1
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    Help, which package unit is better

    I live in phoenix and am replacing a rooftop packaged unit. I've received quotes on Carrier Infinity 15(50XT0603TP) and a Carrier Performance (50VT0603TP).

    Infinity system - 14.5 SEER, 11.0 EER
    Performance system - 14.2 SEER, 12.0 EER.

    The price difference is $. Is it worth the $ to upgrade to the Infinity system?

    thanks,

    Rich
    Last edited by beenthere; 03-10-2009 at 05:06 PM. Reason: Removed price

  2. #2
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    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by richz View Post
    I live in phoenix and am replacing a rooftop packaged unit. I've received quotes on Carrier Infinity 15(50XT0603TP) and a Carrier Performance (50VT0603TP).
    Infinity system - 14.5 SEER, 11.0 EER
    Performance system - 14.2 SEER, 12.0 EER.
    The price difference is $. Is it worth the $ to upgrade to the Infinity system?
    thanks,
    Rich

    I would better features on the Infinity system.
    Last edited by beenthere; 03-10-2009 at 05:06 PM. Reason: Removed price
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    Do you want the 30% up-to $1500 tax credit on the Performance unit (meets specs at 12 EER, 14 SEER, 8 HSPF), or the Infinity system's capabilities? The Infinity has a variable speed blower and 2-stage cooling/heating, which helps with comfort and with humidity, but is humidity a big problem for you?

  4. #4
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    I'm more interested in the best system for the money ( efficiency and longevity). We do have humidity for approx. 2 months during
    our monsoon season.

    Is the two stage cooling more efficient? Save $$?

    Thanks guys.
    Last edited by richz; 03-10-2009 at 06:04 PM. Reason: reworded my reply

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    2 stage A/C is more for comfort then savings.
    It will save a small amount.

    It will be able to keep your humidity lower then a single stage.
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  6. #6
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    So, the 2 stage compressor probably wouldn't be a good return on the $ investment.

    Should I go with the performance model instead and save the $?

    No prices in post.
    Last edited by beenthere; 03-10-2009 at 07:15 PM. Reason: Removed price

  7. #7
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    Depends.

    During your high humidity season. Do you turn your stat lower when the humidity gets high in the house.
    If so, the 2 stage will save you on those months.

    Its not a question of will it save you anything.

    More, what is your comfort worth to you.

    If its not worth much, get the Performance.




    PS: No prices in post. Not even upgrade prices.
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