Well, I have in my hand, seven bids for a job to replace my central a/c unit. It is 15 years old this year but the compressor shot crap in Sept. 07. After talking to all the Reps and reviewing their proposals, I felt comfortable with 5 out of the 7 companies. I then, eliminated the highest and the lowest bids, which worked out well because I liked the 3 remaining companies the most. The brands: Trane, York & Bryant. I also looked at Goodman, Rheem, Amana, Carrier & Lennox with the other 4 companies.
I based my choices from researching the following criteria:
HVAC-TALK (of course!)
The personality and the knowledge of the Rep/Installer was also important to me as well.
I am interested in purchasing an a/c unit with the following:
13 Seer (I also looked at 14 & 15 Seer)
A low dBA rating
My home is a 1500 SQ Ft (almost!) Raised Ranch with a Double Car Garage & Vinyl Siding. The basement is currently unfinished but will be soon.
Here is my question. I have heard a lot of comments about most of the brands mentioned above with the exception of York & Bryant. Could someone out there chime in on these two brands?
Thanks for your help!