16 Seer Brayant central AC to a 20 Seer Linex System

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16 Seer Brayant central AC to a 20 Seer Linex System

Postby muckmail » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:58 pm

I am comparing a 16 Seer Brayant AC to a 20 Seer Linex System.
The Linex is the signiture series and is a very good unit but
it cost approx $1800 more for the Linex. The furnace is 96.2% efficent
for the Brayant and about 98% for the Linex.

It is for an older home that uses a 2 ton unit. My older home is in the southern Indiana area.

Is the more efficent Linex unit worth the additonal cost?
This is something I need a quick answer to and I don't have time
for a bunch or reaserch. So in there anyone who can give me
some advise here?

Thank you,
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- 16 Seer Brayant central AC to a 20 Seer Linex System

Postby muckmail » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:33 pm

The contractor selling the Bryant HVAC told me that there would
be no significant efficiency difference between the two units but
I wanted to double check that fact on the forums

He also noted that parts would cost more to repair the High Tech
Lennox unit when it gets older and out of warranty.

It is a Bryant Model 925T & 16 seer Puron Aid Conditioner that
I am considering over the a Lennex SLP98VH070U36B Furnace and
XC21-024 Lennox Signature Collection.


Any more information would be helpful.
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- 16 Seer Brayant central AC to a 20 Seer Linex System

Postby Freon » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:43 pm

Forget the efficiency claims. First, they are done in ideal, laboratory conditions. Second, once you start using the equipment the efficiency will slowly drop. Your best system is he one installed by the best company who will be around for years to come and service it, when need be. Check the installing company's warranty as to their installation. Most issues surface right after installation and may not be due to manufacturer's defects but rather sloppy installation. The more common a system the easier it is t find people qualified to service it. The same analogy can be made between a Toyota and BMW... close to the same mpg but if you need service, every mechanic in the world knows a Toyota.
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