I'm in a bit of a bind and need your help.
I picked a local contractor with a good reputation.
The config was a Trane XR80 (100k btu) and an XR11 (3 ton)heatpump with TXV, std indoor coil, humidifier and prog.t-stat.
They said they can't locate a 11 or 12 SEER anymore in the DE/Philly/Baltimore area and they don't deal directly with Trane - but through a distributor - so they can't get a free upgrade from Trane.
They can do a XB13 - for $800 or 1000 more.
what the payback period would be to go from a
XR11 to a XB13 heat pump?
I may not live there for more than 2 years but I may still have the house as a rental if I don't live in it.
btw: I'm guessing if I get a heat pump a humidifier is probably not necessary...
Now I may have to come back to either the W.King (80%/10SEER a/c, humidifier) for half the price of the 13 SEER Trane System from Delfera the guy who wants to avoid the permit or the same W.King for about $700 more with permit from the D&T guy who was really good with the suggestions for returns etc.... or for the same amount a Payne 80%/10SEER a/c from AirFlow.
W.King or Payne - is one better than the other if installed by the same person?
what do you guys think?
go Trane 13 SEER HP or go Payne/W.King a/c?