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Need advice re replacing HVAC unit in 1200 sq foot condo

10 years ago

I need to replace the HVAC unit in an interior (between two other condo units) condo (approximately 1,150 - 1,200 sq feet) has a couple of windows in the front and back. Unit is on the first floor of a two level structure.

I have received 3 bids and I am totally confused as to what I should do......would appreciate your advice regarding brands, BTHU requirements for my size condo and install bids:

Bid #1:
Install price $6,195.00 ....warranty: 2yr labor....10 yr parts.....10 yr for compressor....20 yr. for heat exchanger.....5yr for coil

1 Lennox condensing unit, model # 13ACX-024, 13 SEER, 11EER, 23,400BTUH, 2 ton, refrigerant R410A

1 Lennox Coil, model# CX34-25 A

1 Lennox gas fired heating and cooling furnace,
model# ML180UH070P36A, 80% AFUE, 70,000 BTUH, single stage

1 digital thermostat (no charge)

Bid #2
Install price is $6,295
Warranty: 20yr for furnace heat exchanger...10 yr for all other components
10 yr on all components of condenser and coil
5yr on thermostat and all other components
1 Lennox ML180UH045P24A (80% efficient) 45,000 BTU
input single stage furnace

Cooling 18,000 BTU 1.5 ton 13 SEER 410A refrigerant:
1 Lennox 13ACX - 018 condenser placed level on high impact base

Bid #3
Install price: $ 6,394.00
1 Bryant condensing unit model# 116BNA030000 (2.5 ton / 16 SEER with 10 yr. compressor warranty and 10 yr parts warranty as issued by the manufacturer

1 Carrier evaporator coil model # CNPVP03014A1A (2.5 ton with thermal expansion valve, 10 yr. coil warranty and 10 yr parts as issued by the manufacturer

1 Payne furnace model # PG8MAA036070 with 10yr parts warranty and 20 yr. heat exchanger warranty as issued by the manufacturer - 80% AFUE efficiency rating
1 yr parts and labor warranty provided by contactor

Your help is much appreciated.

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