we have 2 rooftop units that are approx 12 yrs old. These are Carrier.
One has gone out (heat exchanger) and the other works but is showing signs of age
I have two quotes ti replace both units (the thinking is that the other will fail soon--due to them being the same age...one for a carrier and the other for an American Standard
The only benefit I see of changing them both now is that a crane would be used and needed only once
total price installed for the TWO American Standard units vs carrier is about 4500 more. each has the same Warranty.
We are strapped for cash...lack of tenants right now...not even enuf to pay the rent.... (but i would like to keep the building--as we are a tenant as well)
So is the AS better and more relalble than the carrier for the cost difference?
All advise is welcome --- we need it quick...we're in Chicago and need heat!