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johngalt47 07-24-2011 08:47 AM

Cost of 5 ton HVAC?
I don't know if we are allowed to mention specific manufacturers here so I won't until I know it is ok.

Anyway, I had an Infinity system installed in my house a couple of years ago but it was pretty expensive.

Now I am trying to buy another house that is 2.5 times larger than my current house and it has the original (1987) HVAC which isn't working.

Please suggest a high SEER 2-speed scroll compressor manufacturer that you know works well and is reliable.


beenthere 07-24-2011 09:57 AM

York, Carrier, Trane(the 20i line), Lennox, and any of their sister brand names. Haven't seen much of Goodman's new 2 stage line, or Amana's 2 stage line.

None of them are cheap.

yuri 07-24-2011 10:19 AM

Any of the names Beenthere mentioned but I am not a big fan of Lennox sister lines ( Armstrong and AireFlo/Ducane). Nothing wrong with them but you get a LOT more adjustment features on the higher end Lennox Signature series than the basic units of them and all the other brands. If you want a 2 stage system you really should get a higher end furnace/airhandler with a true ECM variable speed blower in order to get the full use/features of a 2 stage AC. Hence the more features/dip switch adjustments for fan cfm etc on the higher end units. Nothing is cheap when you are looking at those units. Basic price for an XC16 2 stage and G61V furnace here would be $10,000 and up to $14,000 with the full blown IAQ indoor air quality communicating programmable thermostats etc.

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