I'm in the process of replacing an existing Bryant gas pack that has
developed a hole in the heat exchanger. I've gotten proposals on Amana,
Rudd, Comfortmaker and Trane.
One estimater commented that Trane uses old-style reciprocating tech
compressors (their climatetuff)...when everyone else in the industry has
gone to scroll type compressors.
Is this correct?
I know the installer is the key issue here - although it is basically a swap
out - but I'd appreciate any comments from industry pro's on equipment
reliability and which companies honor their warranties and which fight you
tooth and nail on any claim.
every manufacture has recips and scrolls. You pay more for scrollls and
their SEER number is usually higher. You do get what you pay for in the
equipment to a point. Some of the high end equipment just baffles me on why
anyone would pay that much for it.
A lot depends on how long you plan to stay in the home.
Check this out and play "what if" for a while.
I used this page when I was considering replacing my 3t unit. Since I am not
planning on staying more than 5 years I declined the change out as it was
only going to save me $250 a year over the current unit. Not hardly worth
the $5400.00 investment in my mind.
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