The problem is finding that "good" company. Part of doing that is knowing enough about the subject so that when I am talking to the incompetent or the crook, I can recognize him for what he is.
I like to buy quality. Many years ago, I got 3 prices on a major HVAC job and selected the highest price because that contractor was able to convince me that he knew what he was doing and that I needed the more costly duct design that he proposed. I was never sorry about that choice. Of course, I want to save as much money as I sensibly can, but buying junk equipment or hiring a "junk" contractor is not sensible.
In a later post you talked about Lennox equipment. Are there others you think I should steer clear of or consider favorably because of quality, serviceability/cost, performance, etc?
I live in Southeastern VA (near the bay) and desire year around humidity control, expecially during those months when little to no heat or airconditioning is required.
I am building a house in a new (to me) area, so I won't have good local contacts.
Thanks. Will do.