I need a new air conditioning unit and am considering changing to a heat pump on the advice of a HVAC contractor.
Could I get an unbiased opinion please? The house is 11 years old, a builder grade insulation package and 2300 sq. ft. The ceilings are fairly high and I am cold every winter as the heat goes to the ceiling. Doesn't seem to matter much if I get space heaters. Anyway, he says if I add a humidifier and do the heat pump it will be less heat bill and more comfortable. But my cost goes from $4400 to $10,000. As I will only live in the home 3-5 years I don't think I will recover the difference. Comments? Thanks!! And do I really need a Trane or can a lesser quality unit suffice since I really don't want to invest for the long term?