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Old 12-10-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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my moms looking at a lennox xc14 with a cbx27uh indoor unit for a after rebate price of about 3,800 installed or,

carrier 24apa530 with fv4bnf indoor for about 400.00 more

thoughts and opinions? im very unfamilure with lennox but it looks like neither are multi speed but are both 16 seer?
lennox appears to be standard blwr and carrier is ecm
what would you do im 2,000 miles away and have been out of the trade for almost 4 years so im not really up to date thanks

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They are both good brands. Are they both reputable contractors?

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They are both good brands. Are they both reputable contractors?
same contractor moms been with them for 25 yrs i am former 30 yr hvac tech but have been out of it for bout 4 years and im 2,500 miles away
which would you do looks like carrier is only 15 seer but w ecm ah its 16?
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I would go with the Carrier for the VS blower.
And if she ever needs to use a different HVAC company. They will be able to get Carrier parts a bit easier.

A VS blower, usually bumps the SEER by a point. So that match up could get 16 SEER.
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The XC14 is 14-16 SEER depending on which evap coil you use and type of airhandler, not sure about the Carrier, Houston?? Getting tricky these days as the SEER can vary 1 to 2 depending on coil type etc.
Lennox makes a variable speed ecm airhandler: CBX32MV. I think you need to get some more prices and make sure of the SEER rating of both to compare them fairly. Both good units if installed properly.

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