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    Quote Originally Posted by Refer-Madness View Post
    I've seen many derailed Tranes around my own home, yet my Amana continues to run strong..........................
    I have an Amana myself. 24 years old and still running strong. A little TLC goes a long way. Hell I still got my Mercury Tstat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iraqveteran View Post
    I have an Amana myself. 24 years old and still running strong. A little TLC goes a long way. Hell I still got my Mercury Tstat.
    Exactly, and it has NOTHING to do with my profession. The last thing I want to do with my free time is FIX MY OWN A/C!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb00gz View Post
    i didnt bash goodman it is an alright brand im just saying most startup companies use it because the sole fact it is cheap. And some well established companies do use goodman but few because they dont have to there name speaks for it itself. As far as good as any other brand i wont vouch for that there okay and thats all im pushing for.
    i wouldn't say cheap. cost efficient, but not cheap there are plenty of cheaper systems out there than goodman

    if you buy a house thats built then you get what it has. if your building a home and you are ignorant to what HVAC your getting then thats your own fault, isn't it?

    all system and or units are OK, and thats all anyone can push for
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    Quote Originally Posted by Refer-Madness View Post
    Exactly, and it has NOTHING to do with my profession. The last thing I want to do with my free time is FIX MY OWN A/C!!!
    lol i tinker on mine all the time lol its my lab rat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Refer-Madness View Post
    Exactly, and it has NOTHING to do with my profession. The last thing I want to do with my free time is FIX MY OWN A/C!!!
    I rent so technically I don't have to fix it. However I do maintain it....electric bills are starting to creep up.

    And when it does break....I usually call the real estate agent and tell them I fixed it already. Last year I went through a melt down with a hack of a service tech. The one who was supposedly the "best" the company had to offer. And I even decided to really test his qualifications on the callback he had to run. He failed miserably.

    So now I just fx it myself and take it outta the rent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iraqveteran View Post
    I have an Amana myself. 24 years old and still running strong. A little TLC goes a long way. Hell I still got my Mercury Tstat.
    Throw an IAQ on that setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iraqveteran View Post
    I rent so technically I don't have to fix it. However I do maintain it....electric bills are starting to creep up.

    And when it does break....I usually call the real estate agent and tell them I fixed it already. Last year I went through a melt down with a hack of a service tech. The one who was supposedly the "best" the company had to offer. And I even decided to really test his qualifications on the callback he had to run. He failed miserably.

    So now I just fx it myself and take it outta the rent.
    i rent to

    and i have a VFD on my blower
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachtech View Post
    i rent to

    and i have a VFD on my blower
    Interesting. I also rent and have done extensive alterations to the old oil furnace in my home. Of course the guy who owns the property is aware of what I am doing and pays for the more extensive work that I do. Last year my efforts of installing the heat pump and using it instead of oil, I saved about $800 in energy cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Interesting. I also rent and have done extensive alterations to the old oil furnace in my home. Of course the guy who owns the property is aware of what I am doing and pays for the more extensive work that I do. Last year my efforts of installing the heat pump and using it instead of oil, I saved about $800 in energy cost.
    Brings back memories. I used to rent, a bunch of different places, I guess I was a serial renter. One place was the upstairs of an old townhouse, landlord used to live there and was happy to let me fix things and deduct it from the rent, as long as I included the receipt and didn't go hog wild.

    One Winter day I woke up and it was cold, cold, cold. Took a look in the downstair's renters basement, furnace was a converted coal stove hooked to a water system (radiator heat). The burner was the copper feed pipe dangling into the coal stove, crimped over on the end with some holes in it. I traced it back to the oil tank, which was empty, called the owner and went to work. Oil truck came later that day and we had heat again. He had forgotten to pay the bill.

    There wasn't a part of that system that didn't have a 1/2 inch gap in it, including the exhaust pipel

    He and his wife had lived with the system for years and didn't mind the downstairs family living with it. It's a wonder no one died from CO poisoning. I felt fairly safe sealed off upstairs, with a window cracked to get rid of all the excess heat. Downstairs renter set the thermostat, heat was included in my rent and I was already month-to-month on the original lease rent.

    Amazing what landlords get away with... and don't.

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    Speaking of tinkering, I think I may have the only Goodman heatpump with demand defrost in the country. Shortly after the install in an addition in my house, I scavenged and old York defrost control and relay, along with a few spare temp sensors and refitted the Goodman. No more cold weather unneeded defrosts. Works like a champ.

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    It was a comment

    government mandated efficiency ratings and general application needs, there really just isn't much difference in any of the comparably featured systems on the market.[/QUOTE]


    No but in my book they seem to sure fail alot sooner and for the amount of units out there and that could be a scarry thing. As far as technology goes there are differences between companies. Have you seen Infinity stat, it has been out for 4 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21degrees View Post
    government mandated efficiency ratings and general application needs, there really just isn't much difference in any of the comparably featured systems on the market.

    No but in my book they seem to sure fail alot sooner and for the amount of units out there and that could be a scarry thing. As far as technology goes there are differences between companies. Have you seen Infinity stat, it has been out for 4 years now.[/QUOTE]


    They won't be convinced.

    You are talking to people that picked the Goodman line and make their living off the brand. They believe the Goodman line is just as good as any of the premium lines. It doesn't matter what was done in the past because they are now different today. They believe the quality is better and the way they do business is better, so all the sins of the past should be overlooked and forgotten. Even the people that competed against side jobbers that had easy access to Goodman and lost jobs are now on the Goodman band wagon.

    They only want to focus on the here and now plus the better quality product. I can understand why it's distasteful for them to do anything different.

    But you and I can believe what we want even though we get a lot of underserved attitude.
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