Bard is a premium mfr of specialty equipment. They don't make residential splits other than the front discharge A/C, which nobody else makes. They make a lot of wall mount units typical of cell tower buildings. They also make a nice geo. Nothing cheap about them. I know of no other brands they sell under.
Originally posted by BaldLoonie Bard is a premium mfr of specialty equipment. They don't make residential splits other than the front discharge A/C, which nobody else makes. They make a lot of wall mount units typical of cell tower buildings. They also make a nice geo. Nothing cheap about them. I know of no other brands they sell under.
We use a lot of Bard PTAC in our schools and as Baldloonie states Cell Towers... Bard also make a repalcement uit for Goettle over/under units...
If your needing a over/under repalcement Bard is a good choice!
Am not aware if they have a residential split models availahble or not...
Bard seems like good equipment, and that said it seems like a pain in the a$$ to work on - possibly the houses it was installed on that are now rental units - they are essentially glorified window units, nothing wrong with that. In my experience the biggest problem is cheap landlords using hacks that "know A/C" to service them. Cleaning of condenser coils which are not observable from the outside (like window units) are the major concern.
I dont know what they produce now but at one time Bard manufactured a full line of equipment..AC, heat pumps, gas and oil furnaces....along with the familiar wall hungs.
When everything went to 10 seer they changed the designs on their residential equipment and at least around here they priced themselves out of our area. The bard equipment I installed years ago was solid equipment whcih lasted...unlike todays junk.
At one time they were the most popular unit in our area...there are still many many of the old 8 seer systems out here still cranking along.
Family owned and operated business that didnt do a lot of national advertising.....hope they are still doing well...
The Bard 2 Ton 13.5 SEER Model PH 1224 is what was recommended, also a close match to my existing duct work. He also mentioned price of unit is a little higher than others he could offer but cost of changing the duct would be more.
The reason for my question. I dont really have any knowledge about Bard and did not see anything in the yellow pages about Bard .
Not sure what I have now the air conditioning still working fine but heat is shot and it is over 25 years old lots of rust. Only thing I see is a model # SF 36-1 stamped on everything else is faded.
No rush on this unless my existing one dies.
Thanks to all for the information I do feel more confident now if I do decide to use the Bard,