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    what is the best brands for Furnace and AC

    I am bulding a house and can use any manufacturer - I am trying to get the best product -

    Please advise -

    I have a price on the Rudd system - but I have read they are just alright

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    Quote Originally Posted by neelsingh View Post
    I am bulding a house and can use any manufacturer - I am trying to get the best product -

    Please advise -

    I have a price on the Rudd system - but I have read they are just alright
    NEVER choose a system based on who makes it....

    ALWAYS choose a system based on what specific needs you and your family have for heating and cooling....

    AND...

    ALWAYS pick the best contractor you can find to install it....the most important day of that system's life is the day it is installed....you get what you pay for in this world!!
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    Choo choo.

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    But I need to start with a good base - right

    I here what you are saying - but what brands am I safe to use

    Carrier/Rheem/Ruud

    Just trying to get a handle on all of that

    and then try and find the contractors to install -

    I have the advantage of hiring a contractor and product separately

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    Quote Originally Posted by neelsingh View Post
    I have the advantage of hiring a contractor and product separately
    That is a disadvantage.

    Some brands have quirks all their own when installing them. A dealer of that brand will know of them. An installer that isn't familiar with that brand may not.

    Ruud
    Rheem
    York
    Luxaire
    Bryant
    Carrier
    Goodman
    Amana
    American Standard
    Trane
    Lennox


    For the most part.
    None of those brands are set up the same as the other.
    Is your installer completely trained on each of those.


    A quality contractor will have a brand that he prefers, and carries parts for.

    If he installs what ever you want, he won't have parts for it if it does break down later.
    That makes that brand a crappy brand to have then.
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    I have one Contractor that specializes in Ruud

    I have seen Ruud as an average brand,

    Should I go with another contractor

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    Not sure what merits you us to define an average brand.

    Are you looking at heat pumps or gas furnaces.

    Find contractors that have a prefer brand.
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    Need the enitre thing

    I am looking for the entire thing

    Heating(think gas) and cooling
    HRV and
    Hepa Filter

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    Check out Aaon

    Top Notch equipment
    http://www.aaon.com/
    Look up a contractor who is signatory with you're local Union

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    The best unit that can be installed is form a contractor that will do it right the first time
    I dont warranty Tinkeritus

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    trane


    works good even when installed wrong lol

    trust me i see it everyday lol
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    IMO you cannot base good units with name brand units. Example I worked for a company who installed trane units. One week later blower motor froze up had to replace motor. It was good ever since we replaced it no more problems. Installed a Bryant once 2 - 3 weeks later ignitor went out. This can happen to any brand of unit best known brands or not. Key word here is good install. Also to make sure if you ever do have problems to make sure you are going to get good service from the contractor. Good Luck.

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    Bryant/Carrier are fantastic choices for all of the above as they have all the indoor air quality stuff and controls that work hand in hand with them. Amana is also a good choice that has excellent warranties if you plan on stayin in the house long term.

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