I have now fully replaced my furnace and air conditioning units this year. The furnace in late winter 2017 and A/C in August 2017. They typically give you 4 options Budget, Good, Better and Best. I decided to have Irish Air install the Best Option and most expensive highest efficiency Carrier furnace and A/C models they offered to me for my final decision for them to furnish and install. I bought the Best Option Carrier 59MN7A100V21--22 gas furnace with modulating variable speed 97% AFUE and the 24VNA948A003 Infinity 5 Stage AC unit that is unbelievably quiet when it runs, even at its highest sage operation. The furnace is also significantly quiet compared to my previous furnace.
We also bought the Carrier SYSTXCCITC01-A Infinity System WIFI controller that I can use on my computer, iPad, iPhone and at the thermostat itself. It allows me to constantly monitor equipment operating statuses, energy tracking , get service reminders, adjust temperature setting, schedule the various comfort profiles for the units, accessories status (for air filter and humidifier filters) and get service alerts no matter where I am. I even can see the current and five day weather forecasts on the thermostat app and unit. I would compare it to a car with a climate control system that is controllable from wherever you are as long as you have a mobile device and WIFI capability. You never have to switch back and forth from AC to Heat in the Fall and Spring months. It just adjusts itself according to the inside temperature of your home.
ENERGY COSTS SAVINGS COMPARED TO THE 22 YEAR OLD SYSTEMS REPLACED, ARE VERY SIGNIFICANT. I replaced my AC unit in mid August and my energy usage for AC was $88 in August 2017 vs. $140 for July and $40 for September 2017 vs. $88 for August 2017. Check for yourselves, but these were three pretty similar weather and temperature months. The savings for my natural gas bills were similar too. I think my annual energy savings for these high efficiency units compared to what they replaced should make up for the marginal added cost difference between Budget and Best options worth paying for within the first two years or less for me.
Irish Air is also very good at getting you the rebates from companies like Duke Energy, Vectren Energy and Carrier. They even got me trade-in value for my existing Carrier furnace. My other two furnace bidders said that they could not get this rebate for me.
COMMUNICATION: Irish Air is very easy to get in contact with and are very responsive to follow up with any needed service calls as well. I highly recommend this company for your residential HVAC system needs! They are very good at offering you options, but without any high pressure to select which Budget to Best option they give. They are very willing to answer any questions you have in a timely manner too when you are trying to make your decision. They are definitely the best residential service contractors that I have ever interacted with for my home repair and material & equipment replacements. it is a family owned and operated business, and I will take that type of business over a large corporately ran residential related repair and replacement business any day. They just care more and have a better customer service and client retention ethic.
They install your new equipment very quickly after you make your decision to purchase their services, which form me was when the furnace failed on a very cold day, and when the AC unit failed on a very, very hot day. Make sure to compare the labor and material warranty differences on the Budget to Best options as well. They matter too.