I am currently stationed in Iraq, and got an e-mail from my wife that our heat pump went out.
She got several referrals and all referred same company. Here's my problem:
He recommended a Janitrol system - 3 1/2 Ton, 13 SEER (we have 1 story 2900 sq. foot house) to replace the current split system.
When I research Heat Pumps, Goodman/Janitrol is not a highly recommended system - one quote "They're junk why do you think they're so cheap!" I do not see much good said about them.
Additionally, on the ACEEE Most efficient Appliance List, they are middle of the list for 3 1/2 ton heat pumps. American Standard and Trane seem to be the most efficient.
Lastly, the new standards for 2006 are in effect and 13 SEER is the minimum standard. I see to get a $300 tax credit you need a minimum 15 SEER system. On the ACEEE list, it lists min - max range. Which qualifies for the tax credit?
Please recommend a manufacturer/system and whether it's worth it to get a 15 SEER system for the tax credit.
Thanks, JW in Iraq.