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    which airconditioner performs best carrier or any other?

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    They all perform the same.

    You might want to ask...

    Which one is the best value?
    Which one will last the longest?
    Which one is the quietest?
    Which one is the easiest to work on?
    Which one is easiest to get parts for?

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    Originally posted by bwal2
    They all perform the same.

    You might want to ask...

    Which one is the best value?
    Which one will last the longest?
    Which one is the quietest?
    Which one is the easiest to work on?
    Which one is easiest to get parts for?
    It is the installer(s) that make the difference in equipment performance!

    First, a thorough heat-gain calc analysis of your home should be performed looking at all the possibilities to reduce it, before sizing the equipment and ductwork to handle the load.

    Second, is sizing the system to fit the heat-gain load. The condenser should never be oversized.

    The HVAC knowledge and skill of the company personnel and their integrity to do the best possible job to achieve the optimal efficiency that your A/C system is engineer-designed to deliver.

    http://www.udarrell.com/air-conditio...tent-heat.html

    The equipment that is the best value for your particular condition will once again depend on the experienced knowledge and selection skills of the selected contractor to explain and illustrate in graphic terms why that particular equipment application will return the best performance and savings in your climatic and home conditions.

    There are scores of equipment combination choices from which to select the one(s) best suited for your conditions. Those best choices are not always the higher-(est) SEER applications. - Darrell

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    Besides the best install and properly sized, I prefer to see a scroll compressor outdoor unit, preferably with louvered cabinet, and a TXV on the indoor coil.

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    Goodman 13+ seer with a txv.......great bang for the buck. I'd look into Rheem/Ruud also. You can keep your Carrier/Tranes, as they are nice pricey high end units, which cost alot more for service, but do have more comfort options, if that's what you're after(quieter, higher end controls)
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    Originally posted by BaldLoonie
    preferably with louvered cabinet,
    What is the advantage of a louvered cabinet?

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    Originally posted by BaldLoonie
    with louvered cabinet,
    That narrows the field.

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    seriuosly, get a few product brochures and check out the cutaway diagrams. There really is very little difference. In my opinion, Carrier is very overrated. Heil is worth checking out.
    "ok, everyone just calm down."

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    Originally posted by hvacbal
    which airconditioner performs best carrier or any other?


    any other

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    I think it the guy who put's it in because he the one that has to to stand behind and repair. We offer TEN YEARS PARTS and Labor on higher SEER stuff,it just seems to last longer.That might be in PA.
    It's NOT the BRAND,it's the company that installs it!!!!!

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    What is the advantage of a louvered cabinet?
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    I heard the wire cabinets are more expensive to make, and maybe Carrier will be doing louvered next year.

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    Originally posted by hvacbal
    which airconditioner performs best carrier or any other?
    the 1 u hav that werks
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    It's Not Rocket Science, But It is SCIENCE with "Some Art". ___ ___ K EEP I T S IMPLE & S INCERE

    Define the Building Envelope and Perform a Detailed Load Calc: It's ALL About Windows and Make-up Air Requirements. Know Your Equipment Capabilities

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    1 which makes the house comfortable (to you ) & is paid 4 !
    harvest rainwater,make SHADE,R75/50/30= roof/wall/floor, use HVAC mastic,caulk all wall seams!

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