I am about to replace my exising HVAC system. Prices everywhere across the board. Here are my questions.
What are the differences betwwen Trane and American Standard. I am told they are the same, but then American Standard tell me they are better, and of course Trane tells me the same.
The other unit I have seen presented is Armstrong. What's the differences? Is it all just marketing?
What other brands/makes/models should I consider?
What about a whole house air cleaner. I have seen AccuClean (Amer. Stand.), CleanEffects (Trane), and Honeywell (F300 and F500).
I live in Southern California, where it really doesn't get too cold most of the time. The system uses natural gas.
I am looking at a 14 seer AC, a variable speed 100,000 BTU furnace and some type of whole house air cleaner.
I am getting pretty tired of all the BS, marketing, bait and switch, etc., and prices that boggle my mind. How can one company tell me the same "stuff is say $5000.00 and another $15,000. Never mind, that is probably a rhetorical question!
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
[Edited by drsteve on 09-05-2006 at 12:54 PM]