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    Whirpool heat pump vs Amana

    Hi experts,
    Looking for a heat pump, 3 tons, 14 SEER. Received a few quotes, Amana seems to be ahead of the pack because of the Warranty. Also got an interesting price for a Goodman SSZ14 (not the GSZ14...) which, from the specs, look very similar to the Amana ASZ14. But someone just came out with a Whirlpool Gold offer (WGHP4436A), stating it is the same thing. I am trying to find info about this Whirlpool product, negative or positive.
    Thanks!

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    Got to love marketing......

    Just change the name and it's better.

    Whirlpool doesn't make it.....

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    Neither

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    The SSZ14 is more of a "builder" line where the ASZ14 and the Whirlpool Gold are the premium line. Extras like compressor cover, sound deadening top grille, 2 speed fan motor, Copeland's Comfort Alert protection & diagnostics module are features the Goodman doesn't have. I see Whirlpool is coming out with the SSZ14 type machine too. So, yes, the Gold is a nicer machine. You'll have to decide of those features interest you.

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    Who mfrs Whirlpools?

    Whirlpool's warr on their upper end heat pump models e.g., WGHP44, WGHP46, WGHP48 have Limited Lifetime Unit Replacement Warr, Limited Lifetime Compressor Replacement Warr, Limited Lifetime Heat Exchange Replacement Warr, which is right up their with Amana's ASZC16, ASZC18 heat pumps.

    What exactly is a Limited Lifetime Unit Replacement Warr, the condensing unit?

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    Limited to the part/equipment only. You pay for it to be installed, and all code upgrades needed at the time.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Not many HVAC mfrs offer lifetime labor warr, nor parts either, for that matter, so if one does offer lifetime parts, isn't that a bonus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRx View Post
    Not many HVAC mfrs offer lifetime labor warr, nor parts either, for that matter, so if one does offer lifetime parts, isn't that a bonus?
    Not really. You may think that means they will always make that part. they won't. So you end up with paying for an upgraded part down the road. or receiving a small credit toward a new part/unit. Its really just a marketing ploy.
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