I am replacing my air conditioner and furnace in my condo in Myrtle Beach (accross the street from the ocean). I have been quoted for Tempstar to Janitrol to Trane. The Trane is $1,800 more expensive than the Tempstar and $1,300 more expensive than the Janitrol. The Trane has a ten year parts and labor warranty and is a variable speed unit. I asked the Tempstar guy if the unit was variable speed and he said yes, high for cool and low for heat (what does this mean?). The warranty on tempstar and Janitrol is 5 years for parts and 1 year for labor.
The tempstar guy tells me that I would be silly to buy anything expensive since it all rusts our in seven years anyway because of the ocean breeze and the salt.
I really believe the Trane will last longer but is it worth it? I also talked to a Lennox dealer who said that a Janitrol would last 7 years and a Trane or a Lennox would last 10 to 12 years. The Lennox dealer was not able to give me a quote because he was out of 12 seres and he did not know what the new 13 seres would cost yet. He did seem the most reliable though. Is it worth it to spend the extra money?
Any other suggestions?
[Edited by gpfundt on 11-30-2005 at 04:38 PM]