I'm looking at getting central AC split system. I have a Trane furnace unit now, but I'm curious which brands are the most reliable.
Consumer reports came out and said that Rheem, Ruud, Trane, AS, Bryand, Lennox, Carrier, Amana, York, Goodman, Heil are the brands in order of least repairs to most repairs.
I was thinking about a Goodman Unit, but now that I see it is at the bottom of the list, not sure what to think. The whole spread was only 6% difference between worst to best, so maybe it doesn't matter so much.
Do people generally agree that Rheem, Ruud, and Trane are the best?
Are any of these brands the same actual design/components (for AC units)? Who makes what these days?