I asked this in another thread, but that thread became rather heated and so it go burried. Not sure if I'm allowed to ask brand-name questions. Sorry if it is taboo, and I'll understand if I'm told same.
I'm currently negotiating between three contractors. Contractor A sells Trane and only Trane. Contractor B is pushing Carrier (not sure if he sells anything else). Contractor C sells Trane, Carrier, and Bryant and is pushing Bryant. It makes it hard to compare pricing because I'm not sure if I'm being qouted the same things.
Asked B & C what they think of Trane: B (Carrier guy) says Trane and Carrier are identical. Both are great. C (Byrant guy) says Trane is the cadillac and he wouldn't push that to me (I guess I don't come across as one who drives a cadillac) and says that Bryant and Carrier are in fact the exact same units.
Asked A (Trane guy) what he thought of Carrier and Bryant: says all others suck and that the only good buy is Trane.
So then if I take all of it at face value and balance it out: Trane=Carrier=Bryant and either all three are great or all three suck. Or Trane/Carrier/Bryant are all quite different and I've not idea which is good/bad/ugly.