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    What is the best HVAC manufacturer?

    I know this could be a personal preference question, but what is the most preferred HVAC manufacturer for a Natural Gas system?

    Anyone have experience with American Standard Air?

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    The one that has the best parts and tech support available in your area.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Choose your contractor and let him guide you through the equipment. Equipment is only as good as the installation will let it be.
    A good HVAC tech knows how, an educated HVAC tech knows why!

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    In thinking "iron fireman"
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    Green Colonial was a really well made unit. Sadly they've been out of business for over 35 years. There is very little difference in manufacturer's , but a LOT of difference in contractors.

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    Williamson, I've got a 70k btu low boy ng Williamson furnace still boxed and wrapped circa 1980ish that in putting in my shop at my house. It will probably outlast my children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigM25 View Post
    I know this could be a personal preference question, but what is the most preferred HVAC manufacturer for a Natural Gas system?

    Anyone have experience with American Standard Air?
    I vote Trane but that is just because that is what my company installs. I have a Trane system in my personal home. While I could have choose any system I decided to install Trane because I do belive they make a good system.

    Install is the key to any good system! You can have the piece best equipment non to man but if not installed and sized propely will not perform as designed. I would ask around and get referrals from family and friends on who they have used. A good referral is better then any sales pitch. If the contractor does his or her job and the system works as they said it would most customers will love To give that company a referral.

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    There is no 1 perfect manufacturer. Everyone has weak links or problem areas. We have a brand who makes a great furnace and A/C but we've had more HP problems than we'd like. Or another brand may be good in most lines but have a furnace model known for trouble.

    American Standard/Trane is an excellent product IF sized and installed properly.

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    Anything that doesn't use the Honeywell smart gas valve .
    I like DIY'ers. They pay better to fix.

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    there all crap just some stink less than others .i will say the better the install and setup the better the unit will last. my flavor is Trane,Carrier and Ruud/Rheem. im starting to be disappointed in Trane although it is the one i have worked on the most in the last 8 years
    We really need change now

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmathews View Post
    Anything that doesn't use the Honeywell smart gas valve .
    X2

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    York/Coleman LX series

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    RHEEM
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