I am replacing flooded units in a raised 80 year old house in New Orleans, LA. Ductwork runs under the house.
I am trying to decide between two proposals for the Package Unit. Both compainies are reputable and have been around many years. Both have good BBB records. Both need 4-6 week lead time to order equipment. (Remember, this is New Orleans where you now have to go on a min one month waiting list for any contractor.)
First proposal is for American Standard:
13 seer YCX-G unit mounted on a raised angle iron frame
with metal trunk line and flexible duct to 8 supply vents.
Second proposal is for Lennox:
13 seer GCXSA-48-083 unit mounted on a timber and plywood frame with metal trunk line and metal duct to 8 supply vents.
The American Standard Proposal is quite a bit more expensive. Does anyone know why the big price difference? Are we comparing apples and oranges? Is the American Standard unit a much higher quality one?
Thanks for any help,