I'm having my whole heating system replaced, and need to decide which type of compressor I should go with.
I've had 2 quotes and my dilemma is one quote is recommending a 16 SEER 2 stage compressor while the other recommends a 14 SEER scoll (single) compressor, and warns against a 2 stage compressor in my application - i.e. a small 3 level townhome (~1300 sq ft). He thinks a 2 stage system isn't going to work, as I don't have zoning/thermostats on different levels. I think I understand - that with the thermostat on the main ground level that the unit will unwittingly think it should stay in stage 1 (1 ton) usage and my upstairs will get too hot and my basement will stay cold.
Both are reputable companies with long established histories and good references. I'm clueless about this stuff, and trying to understand it enough to make a decision.
Anyone care to chime in with their opinion?
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