Best buy price compared to performancePost created: 2013-05-27 Type of Equipment: Air Conditioner Views: 144
Want to buy new air condtioner.
On 2013-05-27 JB wrote:
We get this question a lot and thanks to industry and government standards for performance most if not all of the top brands are fairly similar in terms of performance, cost and other issues when comparing units of similar size and efficiency. For a list of the top brands on this site you can go here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/ac_ratings.html.
I would add that the area that makes the biggest difference is the installation. You can avoid many problems by ensuring the unit is properly sized to your home and that it is installed correctly so that you realize its full efficiency.
Beyond these issues you want to look at the warranty and additional features that come with the unit. Be sure to read the warranty because they often require you to register your product with the company within a certain amount of time. Failure to do so can lead to cutting its length in half.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.