Hi HVAC Guru's,
I've been reading now for a few weeks and still wondering if being more informed is better than being just another mis-informed H.O. Seems the more I read the more open issues I run into.
Here's my scoop, think I'm pretty much decided on A Carrier MVB 96 Infinity Furnace, Comfort 10 A/C, keep existing Honeywell Elect air filter, keep existing Lennox WB2-17 Humidifier. I live in the Metro Detroit area.
The contractor I am dealing with says single stage Thermostat is fine. After reading here, It sounds like I would be better with the Infinity Control making the decision to go to 2nd stage not the timer on the furnace.
Is the infinity Control function (de-humidify, super de-humidify) functional having only the comfort 10 a/c instead of the Infinity a/c? If not, is there any other Carrier A/C besides going all the way with the Infinity 18 that will utilize the de-humidify option?
Does the cost of the unit justify any more than a 10 seer a/c living in Michigan?
Is my Lennox WB2-17 compatible to humidify with the furnace and Infinity Thermostat? Just a manual adjustment on the humidifier right now, no humidistat.
Is there a less costly thermidistat that will control my furnace, humidity (if possible with this blend of equiptment), without the options I may not use on the Infinity control?
Should I go with a full house surge protector? I just got my service panel updated and had a transfer switch added for a generator. Will I have any problems running the DC motor with the Generator (Generac 7500 watt) with/without a surge protector?
Sorry if my questions seem a little newbish, I'm just informed enough to understand some of this, but confused enough to go back to getting just a 80%, single stage furnace, 10 seer a/c, and my existing Honeywell Thermostat.
Thanks for any replies!