What is the best central air conditioner brandPost created: 2013-05-28 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 147
On 2013-05-28 JB wrote:
There are a number of very good brands such as Trane, Carrier, Rheem, and so on. For a list of the top rated brands on this site go here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/ac_ratings.html.
I would add that the difference between similar models of the top rated brands are relatively small because they all must meet minimum federal requirements and the technology is well known. Where you can find some difference is maybe in the warranty and the features, such as does it include a smart thermostat. Where the real difference is, is the installation. A talented HVAC tech will ensure you achieve the promised efficiency and performance of whatever furnace you buy. This is also where the most problems can occur. So choosing the right HVAC tech is probably a more critical choice than the furnace brand.
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.