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Old 04-26-20, 06:20 PM   #1
Wanna Beco
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Default Help me make a important AC Choice.

I live in Phoenix AZ. Of course it's hot here. I am getting quotes. AC is overwhelming. I am really looking for bang for the buck. Like everyone, I realize there may be a law of diminishing returns regarding spending a lot.

Something else I have thought about and wanted to kick around with others with perhaps some more experience than I. It's hard to put into words, but is there an AC system that is like a 350 chevy? The last guy here is talking about units with dual speed compressors and variable speed fans. That sounds like something is good, but could break down easy. Am I worrying too much? Here are the latest choices. I'd like to hear what others thoughts are on this.

$5,978.00 / 3.5 TON HEAT PUMP SYSTEM RUNTRU
SEER -14, EER -11.5, AHRI #204599950, PAINTED, GALVANIZED STEEL CABINETS THAT RESIST RUST AND STAND UP TO ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS, COMPACT DESIGN AND SMALL FOOTPRINT ARE IDEAL FOR HOMEOWNERS WITH LIMITED YARD SPACE, UNITS OPERATE QUIETLY, WITH A MAXIMUM SOUND LEVEL OF 76 DECIBELS, 24V LOW VOLTAGE CONTROL PROVIDES ADDED SAFETY - SYSTEM INCLUDES A BASIC THERMOSTAT
Condenser dimensions 25H x 24W x 24D
AIR HANDLER DIMENSIONS : 46.5"H X 19.63"W X 21.63"
WARRANTY:
10 YEARS COMPRESSOR & COILS
5 YEARS PARTS
2 YEARS LABOR
2 YEARS MAINTENANCE

$6,628.93 / 3.5 TON SPLIT SYSTEM HEAT PUMP XR14 (ECM)
SEER -14, EER -11.5, AHRI # 8908429 - Every Trane Heat Pump is packed with high-quality components. Each helps ensure that time after time, your unit will provide total comfort your family can rely on. The XR14 electric heat pump includes:Climatuff compressors/Galvanized-steel louvered panels/Baked-on powder paint/Spine Fin outdoor coil. The TEM4 air handler includes:Standard convertible line/Galvanized steel cabinet/Optional electric heat/All-aluminum coil/No-rust polymer drain pan
Warranty:
10 years Compressor
10 years Parts
2 years Labor
2 Years Maintenance
Dimensions:29H x 37W x 34D
AH: 51.4H x 23.5W x 21D

$8,268.68 / 3.5 TON SPLIT SYSTEM HEAT PUMP XR16
SEER -16, EER -13, AHRI # 7563302 - High performance, excellent reliability and superior energy efficiency - that's what you can expect from the XR family of heat pumps. The XR16 includes: Climatuff compressor/Galvanized-steel louvered panels/Baked-on powder paint/Corrosion-resistant Weatherguard fasteners/Spine Fin outdoor coil/DuraTuff rust-proof basepan. Trane TEM6 air handlers offer a variable speed motor and Comfort-R technology for reliable comfort and efficiency, like only a Trane can.
Warranty:
10 years Compressor
10 years Parts
5 years Labor
2 Years Maintenance
Dimensions:
Cond: 45H x 37W x 34D,
AH: 51.3 x 23.5W x 21D

Description Total
Replace central air conditioning unit $6,850.00
Quote to replace existing central air conditioning unit, split system out side unit is located on north
east corner of the house , indoor unit is located by car garage acces area
New unit model 48gh4042g1000a brand American standard
14 seer
Subtotal $6,850.00
Arizona $568.55
Total $7,418.55

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