I live in a Chicago suburb in the midwest where the winter is very cold
and the summer can be extremely hot. This winter I just paid about $700
to replace the control board and inducer motor for 5 yr old Bryant Plus
80t. Last summer I paid about $1200 to replace evaporator coil for 15
old Bryant A/C unit. Is Bryant a good quality brand? I inherited both
from the previous owner of the house. I am not sure how long they will
last w/o any breakdown.
I am thinking about replacing furnace/AC together next year. Could
someone recommand a good quality brand which can last for at least 10
years like Toyota or Honda in the auto industry? I hate to call for
emergency services in the cold winter or hot summer.
Thanks in advance.
Bryant is basically a Carrier product, it's good.
Consumer Reports lists american standard as the best furnace manufacturer. They
build the Trane product. I used to go with Carrier, now I prefer Trane. Get a
14 Seer txv a/c system, and a hi efficiency 2 stage variable speed
furnace. Cost you a fortune but worth it in the long run.
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On 8 Dec 2006 19:26:32 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Ive found Carrier is not the "healthiest" brand and their repair parts
are quite expensive but they have the "Big Box Name".
I dont recommend any brands. They dont pay me for that.
I will, however, recommend that you find a good installer and that you
purchase a brand with a 10 yr parts AND labor warranty. After that,
move, replace the unit again or take your chances.
The guy I work for raves about Rheem Contour. Says that gets great
reviews, and works nicely. I've helped install a bunch of them, and
they install fairly well, also.
My only experience with Bryant was a friend of mine had a blower motor
short out. The Missus reset the breaker repeatedly until it stayed on.
Figured that would help. What it actually did was to arc and fry the
relays on the circuit board, so I had to replace the blower and the
Replacing both at the same time is wise.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
I'd argue energy savings.
Any way you slice it, a certain amount of BTU's must be used to raise the
room temperature to a desired set point.
On low fire, it'll just run longer.
Don't believe otherwise.
I suspect the heat exchange would be slightly more efficient at the
lower speed. But I can't argue that it would probably be hard to come
up with a big enouhg number that anyone would care about.
I got almost the same problem. According to the technician, draft
inducer motor got shortened and took out the relay on the circuit
control board. However, I found the fuse on the control board was
perfect. How comes the fuse didn't protect the relay on the board?
Could some explain the puzzle for me? Thanks.
On Dec 10, 12:31 pm, "Stormin Mormon"
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