I have been posting about 2 scenarios for equipment

System 1 American Standard

S8X1B040M2PSCA 80% Gas Furnace


4A7A7024A1000C 2 Ton 2 Stage

System 2 American Standard

S9V2B040U3VS Variable Speed 97 Gas Furnace


4A7A7024A1000C 2 Ton 2 Stage

824 Thermostat

My main question is the upgrade to the variable speed worth the hype for better humidity removal ( not concerned about the heat aspect in SC, 2 stage , etc) verse having the correct blower speeds set for low and high stage 2 Ton cooling on the 80% Gas furnace, Obviously, there is a cost difference on the quotes .