I'm from Atlanta, GA and have a ~20 year gas furnace that is still chugging along but is less than efficient. I also have an old AC unit that needs a charge every season. With gas prices on the rise I am thinking now is the time to update our HVAC. I have a good friend who has been in the HVAC business for years and can offer me either a Westinghouse or Trane Dual Fuel Heat Pumps. He is having problems with Trane on his personal system and is a bit leery of stating any significant advantages of Trane over Westinghouse.
Since our AC pad is directly off our patio (and for the added comfort level)I am leaning towards a two stage system.
With that being said I would greatly appreciate your all's opinions between the top of the line Westinghouse HP (15+ SEER Heat Pump Model #FT4BF)and a Trane XL series HP.