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What is the top rated name brand?

Post created: 2013-02-18 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 148

I have a goodman unit. I have had two people tell me there is a leak in the coils, which cannot be repaired,and it needs to be replaced. The unit is 10yrs old. My home is all on one level, 1500 sq. ft. I want to know what is the best and most efficient brand. I am trying to choose between Trane, Carrier, york and american standard.


On 2013-02-18 JB wrote:

These are all good brands and they make very sturdy furnaces. What it probably comes down to more than brand is the model you purchase and that it is properly sized and installed. For example, if you want a high efficiency furnace either of the manufacturers you listed have models that are relatively high AFUE and you can match that against information on the Energy Star website.

If you find that each brand has a high efficiency model that are of equivalent quality the difference could be in warranty and reliability ratings. I would also suggest that all things being equal with regard to the furnace brand, the person doing the install is an important consideration. A talented HVAC professional can make all the difference.


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