Ok, so looking to get a AC new system in South Florida. The company I have dealt with on my repairs and I have been very happy with quoted a Trane, another local company who a releative worked for and is a rather large local co quoted Lennox.
Both systems are 3 ton 16 SEER straight cool with 10k heat strip. We really don't use the heat that much.
I have a few questions and am not sure about the answers as both company reps gave different answers, the Trane company person is sales/tech, the Lennox seemed like more sales only but he has been with the company for along time.
1) Is there a quality difference or warranty handling difference between Trane & Lennox? Both are 10yr parts, though the trane is 2yr labor and the Lennox is 1yr labor warranties.
2) The Trane guy said my current return is too small and they would have to add a 2nd return, the Lennox guy said the return size was not an issue.
3) The Lennox guy said we could get FPL (local power co) to do a duct preasure test to check for attic leaks after the system is installed and they (lennox co) would come back out for FPL's credit payment (it would amount to about 2hrs labor) and would seal/fix (short of rebuilding) any duct issues FPL found. I have not talked to the Trane people about this.
4) The Lennox system is a little over $300 (i think that is ok to post?) cheaper than the Trane.
I kinda would prefer to work with the Trane people as they have always seemed straight up, I will probably call them and see what they can do on price. I am currently waiting for a 3rd company to come by in a little bit for a quote. I am especially confused on the return size issue though.
Thanks for any/all help.