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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
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    Is Comfortmaker a "gypsy" brand?

    Hi,

    I have a 4 year old Comfortmaker system in my condo, the unit is 14 seer
    unit. I need some service on the unit and I have a new contractor. He tells
    me Comfortmaker is a "gypsy" brand and its low end budget stuff. He tells
    me its low end and anyone can get.

    I was told 4 years ago that ALL the manufacturers are basically all the
    same quality, and its a quality installation that is MUCH more important.

    Any truth to it??

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Rochester, NY, USA
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    get a new service company. Comfortmaker is manufactured by Carrier. I believe it is Carrier's lower quality offering, but has excellent backing
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  3. #3
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    Winston-Salem NC
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    4 years ago 14 SEER was a higher end product, in all the lines.
    And installation is second to proper sizing and duct design, and way ahead of manufacturer or brand.

  4. #4
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    SE Michigan
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    Very nice product, but I only install their higher end stuff, like the C4 condensers. Nice product, easy to work on/service friendly, very sturdy units and very quiet with a 10 years parts warranty and a no hassle replacement guarantee.
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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by nodule View Post
    Hi,

    I have a 4 year old Comfortmaker system in my condo, the unit is 14 seer
    unit. I need some service on the unit and I have a new contractor. He tells
    me Comfortmaker is a "gypsy" brand and its low end budget stuff. He tells
    me its low end and anyone can get.

    I was told 4 years ago that ALL the manufacturers are basically all the
    same quality, and its a quality installation that is MUCH more important.

    Any truth to it??

    Thanks
    no. comfortmaker/arco-aire/heil/tempstar-are all units produced by ICP, which carrier bought controlling intrest in a while back. in essense comforun out copper lines with miniimum joints,rt maker is reall carrier. as carrier it has a builder line and a premimium line. the name of the game is a good install. what's a good install
    1)good contractor
    2)a exp. contractor
    3)sized right
    4)correct duct sizing,correct air to each room
    5) have damper collars on supplys if accessable
    6)run out copper lines with minimum joints/have a diagram of all joints on paper leave by a/h
    7)put nitrohen in for leak test
    8)pull a good vaccuum
    9) weigh in charge/refine with sc/sh readings
    10) go over the job with home/owner tell h/o were filter is located and change it regular bsasis!
    11)p/u check
    12) mail customer paper work
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