I need to replace my central air conditioning system and currently
investigating the various brands on the market. Does anyone have comments
on the various brands available? Is there a web site or article available
that provides information on manufacturers? I have lists of installation
and repair companies in the DC metro area so that's not an issue.
The regular HVAC guys will probably chime in here BUT...the installer is a
whole lot more important than the brand. A lousy installation can make the
best equipment useless, while a great installer can make a so-so unit work
like a charm.
Pick the best contractor you can find and let them chose the brand. The
contractor is by far the most important part of the mix. While there are
differences between some brands, those differences will never make up for a
Love how a units complaints are directly related to the install....
and they dont mention that...
Hold on...re-read what he said...
he said, by choosing the installer first, you are limiting your options..
Options of what? Brand name? How many times must one say that the brand does
not matter? Hell...you want a Trane? I will get you a Trane, but you will
pay, and pay dearly for a unit that I think, from the ownership, and service
end, blows chunks.
The only options that are limited now, are units that are actually
good...for what the customer is willing to pay.
If a customer came to me, and said..I need a 5 ton unit, and money is no
object, wellll..hell...lets just toss in a complete HV system for about 19
grand...or..wait....geothermal ground loops...for about 28...yea...thats
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