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  1. #1
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    I can't find any reviews or comments about Frigidaire heat pumps. Nordyne makes Frididaire, Tappan and Westinghouse.
    Which of these has better reputation?

    I will be replacing both my current hvac systems with Heat Pumps here in Atlanta. My local contractor is recomending Fridgidaire Heat Pumps.

    Does any know if they are good or bad or what, how long have they been making them, are they good quality, am I paying more just for the name?

    http://www.frigidaire.net http://www.nordyne.com


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    The name indeed, just like Maytag, its a branded Nordyne. Anytime I think of Nordyne I think of a mobile home furnace. This is going to be an opinion issue that many more than likely have no experience with the manufacturer, some will swear by them, some will hate them. The install, quality of after install service and customer care should be your top priority. Equipment is secondary however still a vital choice to be made. Equipment should be determined on your homes needs and what you need as far as efficiency, allergy issues etc. This should be determined by your meeting with the sales associate. Good luck
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    Frigidaire is Nordynes top of the line product. I currently have a 3 ton Frigidaire H/P installed in my house. It replaced a Carrier 3 ton H/P. From what I have seen, brands really don't make a differnce. Oh sure, some brands have more bells and whistles then others. Just depends on the H/O and how much you want to spend. IMO, the contractor is the most important element in your decesion, not the brand.

    Millerman,

    You are correct to associate Nordyne with moble homes, but that is their Miller and Intertherm brands designed specifically for moble homes.
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    horrible

    Frigidaire, Maytag... Horrible.. The contractor trying to sell the cheapest thing possible. Go with a little more quality. Ask for Trane, Lennox, Bryant, Even Carrier.


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    the most important thing is the contractor you choose,his reputation,years in business,training etc...
    i have found that frigidaire to be an extremly well designed and easy to install and service and there standard warranty beats the other guys ( carrier,lennox,trane etc.. )hands down !!and for the money ( which you will probaly pay a little more for frigidaire)you can't go wrong ,the value and quality of the product is at the same level as the other guys if not better
    do they warranty for 8 years on all parts and provide a NEW unit during the first 5 if the compressor fails ?
    NOPE !!

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    Millerman,

    You are correct to associate Nordyne with moble homes, but that is their Miller and Intertherm brands designed specifically for moble homes. [/B][/QUOTE]
    As I stated they make me think of a mobile home unit. We were offered the Maytag line and after looking the equipment over it looked like a mobile home furnace with a stainless steel door, basically lipstick on a pig.
    Please re-read my post. I really didn't want to get into any bashing of brands.
    I'll stop here.

    Bwwaaaahaahhaaaa, Sorry couldn't resist.
    Yeah I deleted it.

    [Edited by millerman on 11-10-2005 at 05:18 PM]
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    Re: horrible

    Originally posted by klabkebash
    Frigidaire, Maytag... Horrible.. The contractor trying to sell the cheapest thing possible. Go with a little more quality. Ask for Trane, Lennox, Bryant, Even Carrier.


    Hey Dude, I install Westinghouse which is also made by Nordyne. They are very nice equipment and I consider them a premium furnace. The manufacturor backs them up with a warranty thats hard to beat. When you purchace a Carrier, Trane, or Lennox you are paying alot more money for the name only. It really doesnt matter though because installation is the key factor. I have seen plenty of builders models over 20 years old and they still work great. I installed Carrier for 10 years and have seen many issues with their product lines.



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    Originally posted by millerman


    Please re-read my post. I really didn't want to get into any bashing of brands.

    Brand bashing? My reply was not aimed at brand bashing. Simply stating which Nordyne brands were for mobile homes.
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    We use to carry the Tappan line.

    Nordyne makes a good product.

    If your contractor stands behind his work, then you'll have a good system.
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    Originally posted by redhawk
    Originally posted by millerman


    Please re-read my post. I really didn't want to get into any bashing of brands.

    Brand bashing? My reply was not aimed at brand bashing. Simply stating which Nordyne brands were for mobile homes.
    I didn't mean you brother love.
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    hey one way to look at it is.....
    if nordyne can design and build a unit that can keep a trailer sittin' out in a cornfield cool in the summer and warm in the winter...they aint gonna have much problem with a brick home sittin in a neighborhood !!

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    Originally posted by dodgeboy
    hey one way to look at it is.....
    if nordyne can design and build a unit that can keep a trailer sittin' out in a cornfield cool in the summer and warm in the winter...they aint gonna have much problem with a brick home sittin in a neighborhood !!
    Excellent point. I'm dumping Carrier and going to Nordyne first thing in the morning.

    Later, Coors light lamp is lit!!!!
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    Originally posted by dodgeboy
    hey one way to look at it is.....
    if nordyne can design and build a unit that can keep a trailer sittin' out in a cornfield cool in the summer and warm in the winter...they aint gonna have much problem with a brick home sittin in a neighborhood !!
    You are correct. And they don't.
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