I've just met with the my first prospective contractor for a replacement furnace. I emphasized to him that temp distribution and noise level are two very high priorities for me in my 1200 sq ft cape.
His recommendation, to address both of those problems, is the Rheem (or Ruud) Modulating furnace. Here's what I'm concerned about:
1) How long has Rheem/Ruud been making these things? I've always hated being a guinea pig with a new design, whether it's cars, appliances or whatever. Since I'm going to have to live with this purchase for years I'm a little uneasy about going with a relatively new design, in spite of the benefits that I've read and heard about.
2) How come nobody else makes a furnace of this design? As I understand it, this is the only modulating furnace in existence. True?
As always, thanks for the opinions & advice.