International Comfort Products..ICP makes them.
Tempstar, Heil, Carrier, Payne, and Bryant...and a few other oddball private
labels. Historically, they have a large number of coil leaks, valve
problems, and smaller other quality control issues. Some love them, some
hate them. I like them since when they break, there is a large profit margin
for parts due to design.
I like them because they seem to fail as often as Goodman.
I dont like them from a standpoint of consumer quality..I dont mean to sound
like I am putting them down...far from it. Installed correctly, they will
perform as well as any other. Most techs are still not sold on the Puron,
(R410) refrigerant, and neither is most makers of units, even though we all
sell them or have them in inventory IF someone wants one. Carrier has done
this to the public in the past, and would like for everyone to forget the
R500 refrigerant fiasco of a few short years back.
If you trust the contractor installing it, go for it. If you dont, shop
other brands like Rheem/Ruud (no longer an American owned company as
information), Amercian Standard/Trane, York/Coleman/Luxaire, and even
Goodman/Janitrol if price is an issue.
Try to stay away from Tappan/Nordyne/Miller. Goodman ranks a bit higher than
that on the scale of quality, but remember, Goodman/Janitrol isnt called
JaniJunk for just any reason....its cheap, real cheap..
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