AC Comparison

Old 06-25-20, 02:35 PM
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AC Comparison

The HVAC in my home is 19 years old and running well but I'm starting to plan for it's replacement. I'd like to use the same contractor I do for my rental houses and they sell Goodman and Amana. As a first pass I'm comparing the 4 ton Goodman GSXC18 (18 seer, two stage) and the 4 ton Amana AVXC20 (20 seer, variable speed). A primary goal is a quiet condenser since it's located close to our screened porch.

Does anyone have opinions or advice about which way to go? I only have experience with more primitive single stage units so I feel slightly better about two stage though variable sounds sexy.
Old 06-25-20, 08:24 PM
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The variable speed is very sexy. More expensive and definitely much more expensive to service.
I'd imagine the Amana would be paired with a variable speed air handler and a communicating thermostat.

From the units I service.... the Amana units are usually quieter.

Seeing the Goodman around $4100 equipment only.
I'd imagine the Amana would be nearer to $5500.
As long as you have a "go to" guy..... you should be in good shape.

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