I have two estimates on a Carrier and one estimate on a Tempstar and can't decide which to go with. The Tempstar person spent 15 minutes at the house and the Carrier dealer right at 2 hours so I do feel more comfortable with the Carrier dealer and they have been around since 1979.
The Carrier estimate with a 5 ton Comfort Series 410-A with a 14 SEER rating with an 80AFUE furnace rating. The estimate is minimally higher than the Tempstar unit.
The Tempstar is also a 5 ton 14 SEER unit. I have heard of Carrier, but not Tempstar. Is the Carrier worth the less than 5% difference? I really think the Tempstar estimate is probably high because it seems there should be more of a difference in price from what I have been researching. Should I get another Tempstar estimate?
I also have a Carrier estimate for a 16 SEER 4 ton unit which qualifies for the $1,500.00 gov. rebate for 2009, but it is 40% higher!!! I probably can't afford this unit unless you guys tell me I will recoup the difference quickly in energy bill savings.
Thanks for any help.
Sorry, Wrangler for listing prices - thanks for pointing that out.