This is long but please bear with me.
Have spent hours and hours researching different brands of units and I am really struggling with making a choice.
We have gotten quotes from local companies on carrier vs goodman.
2400 sq foot house single story in ms. Good insulation.
One guy was a price gouging fool who thinks people are idiots and are willing to pay more for a heat pump and ac install that they did for their brand new truck, yes it was that high.
The other compay has been fantastic, numerous visits, ready to talk at any time and even going so far as to lend tools for some other stuff. This company is less than a mile from the house and is partnered with a wholesaler that is right next door and has been in business for longer than I have been alive. I'm providing the background on this company so you can understand what I am dealing with. The expert (and he is an expert) has sized the system and even went so far as to dig out his ducolater and provide me with the correct duct sizing etc as we (diy) are doing the ducts at the same time. He will not give a preference on the brand of the system which I find refreshing as usually you would expect the company to push the high priced install.
Here is the dillema, we are going with a 14 or 15 seer unit. Apparently carrier no longer makes a 14 seer so I would have to go with the 15 for them. I can get either for the goodman. Obv goodman is cheaper. The wholesaler has also rec'd goodman and he sells both.
I know you get what you pay for and I know that there is a lot of negativity about goodman and yet a lot of the times they were not installed correctly or older units.
If the install is being done by a highly reputable company is it really that bad a thing to save $$ and go with the goodman unit? We have to replace both the heat pump and the outside ac.
And if you made it this far I commend you and thanks for your insight