Thanks for helpful comments. Regardless of parent Corp, sometime a
companies top of line is good even though low end builder's grade is junk.
Also if there are identical units that are just badged differently, might
make sense to get less expensive badge. [understand product backing might be
For example, since Bryant owned by Carrier then Bryant's Evolution HP may be
same as Carriers Infinity but at different price.
Amana is owned by Goodman, which got bought be a holding company last
year so Mr. Goodman could retire and spend all his money.
Bryant is owned by Carrier. Carrier is owned by United Technologies,
which also owns ICP, which owns Tempstar, ComfortMaker, Heil, ArcoAire,
ICP used to be "Inter City Products", changed to "International Comfort
Products". They had quality problems, Then Carrier's Parent bought
them. Now ICP means "It's Carrier's Problem" :-)
Amana used to be good brand, but I stopped selling them when
reliability went doen the tube 10-15 years ago. Local wholesaler
dropped the line. Then Goodman bought the company, can't be a good
Although I would rather have a Goodman than a Heil.
Just my personal, proffessional opinion.