Replacing 15 year old downstairs unit that has died. May decide to replace upstairs unit as well as most of my neighbors experiences have been that when 1 unit fails the other follows in about a year.
After reading several post and see some of the AHRI data I began to wonder about the proper(best) combinations for heat pump + air handlers w/heat strips. We have pretty much decided on a Trane XL15i system(seems nobody likes the XL16i). Here's some basics and our top choice of the proposed systems.
House is 2 story with vaulted family room. 1500SF down and 900SF upstairs.
Air handler to be relocated from crawl space into garage.
Ductwork to be replaced .. 14 vents + 2 returns
House located in Richmond, Va
4TWX5030A1000A heat pump
TAM7A0A24H21SA air handler