I'm replacing a 14-year-old Bryant unit in our 2000sq ft Florida home (that still runs but is on its last legs) this summer and have decided on the contractor but still confused on which system to get.
The quotes are as follows for two stage compressors and variable speed air handlers:
1. $ after all rebates for 4.0 Ton 17.5 SEER Amana ASZC180481 with a AVPTC426016C air handler, new thermostat, all new lines, pad, etc
2. $ after all rebates for a 4.0 Ton 16 SEER Lennox Elite XP16-048ENH with CBX32MV048 air handler... same install as above.
The Amana is a slightly cheaper, slightly more efficient, and comes with a 10 year parts and labor warranty (10 year parts/1 year labor for Lennox).
I think both are excellent values and was wondering if anyone could steer me one way or another.
Also, it's a $ option to get an electronic air cleaner and UV light install... I've done a lot of research on this and I'm still on the fence about getting it or not. I had breathing problems in the past from a moldy air handler/blower and anything that would help keep the system a bit cleaner would be welcomed but maybe there's another area where the $ will be better spent.