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    goodman/york

    what should i buy?

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    Coleman..........

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    If reliability is useful to you. . .

    "Looking at a report on HVAC reliability published by a leading consumer reporting organization, here were the top rankings:

    1. American Standard
    2. Rheem
    3. Trane
    4. Ruud
    5. Bryant
    6. Carrier"

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    very funny....coleman. i could take the sticker off a york and put a coleman sticker on, since they are the same. or maybe a luxair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie3204 View Post
    what should i buy?

    Buy the best company you can find to install your new equipment.....

    Equipment is equipment....in the right hands it will last a very long time and will provide you with great comfort and reliability....in the wrong hands it will be the biggest money pit you have ever seen....

    Did your quotes include a manual J (load calculation) on your home??

    If not...keep searching for a good contractor.....

    Good luck
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    If its the same contgractor proposing both brands. Pick the one with the features you want.

    If its 2 different contractors. Pick the better contractor.


    PS: Ignore consumer reports. You don't know what kind of contractor installed the equiment, so you don't know if the equipment had afailure, or if the installed caused the equipment to fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoIsThat? View Post
    "Looking at a report on HVAC reliability published by a leading consumer reporting organization, here were the top rankings:

    1. American Standard
    2. Rheem
    3. Trane
    4. Ruud
    5. Bryant
    6. Carrier"


    In my 34 years in the fields as a HVACR service technician I have found all of them to be pieces of junk.......if they're not installed properly. On the other hand, neither of them pay me a penny to endorse their equipment so I can't tell you which one I would recommend to you.

    Jabs

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    PS: Ignore consumer reports. You don't know what kind of contractor installed the equiment, so you don't know if the equipment had afailure, or if the installed caused the equipment to fail.
    Agreed. Those numbers are so skewed anyway. Mostly they are based on sales volume versus problems experienced based on those numbers.

    Not many home builders putting in American Standard equipment, but tons using Bryant/Carrier.

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    So maybe the question should be, "Is there a brand that resists or tolerates bad installs or is more forgiving of bad installs than most?

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoIsThat? View Post
    So maybe the question should be, "Is there a brand that resists or tolerates bad installs or is more forgiving of bad installs than most?
    NO.

    The answer is NO!

    NO there isn't.
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    Yes there is, any brand window unit is more tolerant.

    Jabs

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoIsThat? View Post
    So maybe the question should be, "Is there a brand that resists or tolerates bad installs or is more forgiving of bad installs than most?
    Bad installs kill equipment.....PERIOD

    Take a look at our "Wall of Shame"

    Many of the systems on there didn't last HALF of their expected life span
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