Least trouble free furnace?


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Old 07-23-09, 10:44 AM
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Least trouble free furnace?

Anyone has recommendation on which is the best furnace/AC to buy? My house is approximately 1320 sq feet and it gets cold in the winter.

I know everyone has their own opinions but I really would appreciate everyone's (especially the Pros) nput anyway. I really rather pay higher price to have a reliable furnace than a cheap trobled furnace. I also read on a site that the following are 4 best furnace to buy in order:

Furnace:
1) Lennox
2 Carrier
3) Goodman
4) Trane

A/C:
1)Trane
2) Carrier
3) Goodman
4) Lennox

Thanks for any input.
 
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Old 07-23-09, 11:20 AM
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No Pro...but heres what many of them will say...

All those brands are good, just don't buy bottom of the line in any of them.

Top of the line units may be more efficient, but may have new technology which can be expensive to repair later on. (example...a fancy variable speed blower motor may cost $800 vs $90 for a standard multi-speed)

Above all else, a reputable company who does quality installs is the most important factor.

Make sure they do a complete and accurate load calculation to get you the right size units. Not just a " Oh we always put a XXX size unit in houses like yours."

Others will weigh in soon..but you asked for everyones input..thats mine.
 
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Old 07-23-09, 12:23 PM
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Guess you must get bored if you want the least trouble free. I'm lazy and would want the most trouble free.
 
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Old 07-23-09, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45 View Post
No Pro...but heres what many of them will say...

All those brands are good, just don't buy bottom of the line in any of them.

Top of the line units may be more efficient, but may have new technology which can be expensive to repair later on. (example...a fancy variable speed blower motor may cost $800 vs $90 for a standard multi-speed)

Above all else, a reputable company who does quality installs is the most important factor.

Make sure they do a complete and accurate load calculation to get you the right size units. Not just a " Oh we always put a XXX size unit in houses like yours."

Others will weigh in soon..but you asked for everyones input..thats mine.
Yes sir I did asked for everyone's input and I do value yours, so thank you for that.

I asked for advice because my last furnace has lasted more than 30 years, and it has NOT given me any problem since I own this house (14 years). I figured that there must be another out there that are built just as good, just the way it was. It was a Luxair and it was good to me.

Thanks for responding. Much appreciated.
 
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Old 07-23-09, 02:41 PM
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As stated just about any HVAC system these days is good. It's the install that counts and yearly maintenance that will give you years of reliable service. Personally I would also look into American Standard and if you're in a cold climate a ground source heat pump would be another option to look into.
 
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Old 07-23-09, 07:27 PM
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A good isntall, and a good company that stands by their work is what any furnace last.

Brand $$$$$$ just thrown in a existing poor ductwork in your home is not going to last any longer than brand $.

Make sure the deal does Manaul-J (System sizing to YOUR home.. not the cookie cutter around the block).
 
 

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