Hopefully you guys can answer my questions and provide some advice.
I am about to purchase a new heating & A/C unit (100,000 BTUs, 90+%,
3.5 tons. 14 SEER, variable speed) and am torn between the Trane XL
series and the York Affinity series. Both would be installed by
reputable dealers. The major roadblock is that there is a $4,000
difference between the two systems. I am getting different opinions on
which one to purchase. We live in a 2 story Colonial approx.
2,00-2,500 sq. ft.
The Trane products are the 4TTX4042b100 (A/C) and the TUY120R9v5w
(furnace), the Aprilaire 600 series humidifier and Clean Effects
electronic air cleaner.
The York products are the CZB042 (A/C) and the PV9C20N100UP11
(furnace), the Aprilaire 600 series humidifier and the Honeywell
electronic air filer F300 series.
Both estimates include a chimney liner, new thermostat, new pipes and
10 year parts and labor warranty.
The Trane estimate is $12,570 and the York is $8,350.
I keep hearing to avoid York b/c it outsources the manufacturing of its
compressors & that Trane has better furnaces and A/C units and is just
overall a better machine. Is a Trane system worth the extra $4,000??
Should I avoid York?? It is so confusing!!! I wanted to get a third
party opinion. THANKS!