I've been getting estimates on installing a new 2 ton air handler w/ heat strips. The contractor I liked best gave me a bid on a Nordyne air handler which they rebrand under their own name. This contractor has a good reputation around town, but I'd never heard of Nordyne before. How do their air handlers compare to name-brand products like Carrier, Trane, Bryant etc?
The compressor is a Payne 1-1/2 ton that was installed by the previous owner just two months ago. Is the Nordyne especially quiet or noisy , or about the same as the others?