Hi. I've found this site very helpful over the past few weeks. I am hoping you can review my options and give me feedback.
We are in PA, and have a two story, 1760 sq ft. House is 30 years old.
Our AC unit is almost dead, so we've been discussing replacements with local HVAC companies. The current system is a Bryant, installed in summer 1984. From the model #, it's a 2.5 ton. I called Bryant and they confirmed that it's an 8 SEER. We've been satisfied with the cooling from it. We tend to have the AC on 70 degrees (up to 75 if we're not in the house) from around May through late September.
Our forced air gas furnace is a York Diamond 90, Model P2URD16N07501A. Installed in 1995. It has a non-functioning Aprilayre unit model 550, we've been told the solenoid needs to be replaced. We keep the heat around 68 to 70.
I've looked at the AHRI site and based on the furnace model #, nothing matches with it to qualify for the tax credit.
Trane XR13, 2.5 ton, 4TTR3030A1000A, 1 stage, 13 SEER
Trane XL15i, 2.5 ton, 4TTX5030A1000A, 1 stage, 15 SEER
Carrier Performance, 2.5 ton, 24APA530, 1 stage 15 SEER
The same Carrier above, with a heat pump. I don't have any model # for that.
We're planning to have the Aprilayre repaired until there is a good reason to upgrade the existing 550 model to the current 600 model.