We are currently a Trane dealer. We have just dropped Carrier because
of their continuing price increases. We need a new mid line, that is
mid quality and price. Trane will be our premier brand. We have been
looking at York and some want us to look at Amana. Is Amana now not
simply another version of a Goodman?
What do you guys think of York, I know they had some heat exchange
problems a few years back?
Thanks in advance fany for any suggestions
On Mon, 09 Oct 2006 18:13:32 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Cmon, Doug. It sounds like you've been in business. Dropping a line
because they are increasing prices?? Guess what? They all do. Look how
Goodman has been increasing their parts and furnaces/A/c's. They are
all just pretty boxes anymore. Pick your poison. Your best bet is
picking a wholesaler that will take care of your and your equipment.
The same way a customer should worry about the servicing dealer and
NOT the pretty colored box they bought.
(Yes, Amana and Goodman are one in the same now).
Thanks for the feedback. Carrier's price increases in this market
have been much higher than Trane's. We don't buy from wholesalers,
only direct from the mfr. We buy a lot of equipment. So a mfr that
would provide excellent support is more important.
Thanks for the Lennox suggestion. Unfortunately, Lennox, for various
reasons, has purchased several contreactors in our area and is now a
competitor. I believe they did this as they lost so many independent
dealers to other brands.
I really like this line and they are rated well by Consumer's report.
I also like the short cabinets as they can fit into more replacement
scenarios, like Carrier's 33.5 inch mids. Unfortunately, it seems
they do want to play in this area.
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