thanks for your feedback!
I appreciate your opinions and information.
The contractor that will install either the Ruud or the Trane recommends the Ruud over the Trane due to easier, off-the-shelf repairs, as well as them being less expensive.
I lean toward Trane since that is what I selected the 3 years ago when I had my downstairs system installed. Since I don't know a lot about all of this, I did know the Trane name, etc... on which I based my decision.
Is there a website(s) that provide a comparison of features, warranties, etc... for hvac systems?
Re: thanks for your feedback!
Originally posted by b_finz_up
...Is there a website(s) that provide a comparison of features, warranties, etc... for hvac systems?...
It's not free, but not expensive, either.
They rate all kinds of things.
I used to subscribe to the paper magazine, before internet.
It is at least a little entertaining.
The main problem with attempting to rate hvac systems is that SO much of it is up to the installer's ability & willingness to do it right.
These things are not ready to run straight out of the box.
Research the installer AT LEAST as much as you do the equipment.
He/she is the deciding factor on whether you get a system that performs as the manufacturer intended.
(A pile of lumber is not a house.)