Hi folks - I posted a few questions before and you've been a help.
I'm finally getting a new system at my home in Maryland. I found an installer I like and am taking advantage of the carrier rebates. I have 2 quotes, both use the ICS vari-speed gas furnace. I'm debating going with the Infinity 2 stage AC unit or with a Performance series single stage.
The performance is a 2.5 ton 16 SEER and the Infinity is a 1.5/3 ton at 17.5.
What are the main advantages of the Infinity? I believe it's less temperature swing and some efficiency improvement. Naturally, I'm leaning towards the Performance for cost, however... My furnace is right next to the living room in a utility closet. If I get the Performance AC, which always runs at full cooling, does that mean I won't get any advantage from the variable speed blower in my furnace? I know that I will for heating but what about cooling? If there's only 1 stage AC, will the fan run at the higher speed all the time? I'm interested for noise reduction since the furnace is right next to the living room and the TV.
Thanks for any input,