You didn't mention what area you live in. You could check the yellow
pages for your area and see what the most prevalent brands are where
you live. I there are a lot of dealers for a particular brand, you
could get a good deal and be assured that there are plenty of folks
around who could service your unit. I've sold inexpensive systems and
I've sold expensive top of the line with all the bells and whistles
gear. It all boils down to whether it's installed correctly and properly
maintained. Even an inexpensive system will outlast the expensive stuff
if it's properly cleaned and maintained when the high dollar system is
not taken care of. You should clean a heat pump twice a year.
manufacturers make which brands? Are all the brands available in the US made in
I would suggest first finding a local installer first. They
will have local knowledge of what brands and models perform will in
your area. Since they are likely to be the ones to service it as
well, they will likely have parts available, which may not be the case
of you have chosen a unit not commonly used in your area.
If you don't trust them to help you pick out the brand and
specific unit, then they should not be installing it. A good tech
will take a look at what you have and consider making changes to
improve the system.
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