Rheem vs. Amana


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Rheem vs. Amana

hello everyone,

I've been receiving estimates on a new heat pump and gas furnace. I have narrowed it down to two dealers, one installs Amana the other Rheem.

Amana: AMV950703B furnace variable speed / 2 stage
ASZ14036 3 ton heat pump 14 seer coil
Aprilaire humidifier
Honeywell HW8000 Stat
total price of install $9500

Rheem: RGRM-07 2 stage 95% furnace variable also
RPRL-036 3 ton heat pump with 16 seer coil
honeywell pro8000 stat
honeywell he225 humifier
Total price of install $8000

My question is which is the better system. I know the installer has a lot to do with the way the unit will work. The Amana dealer is going to run the vent out under my deck and then along the house. The Rheem dealer explained that can not be done and will have to run venting the opposite way.

Any comments or suggestions is appreciated... thank you in advanced..
 
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Old 02-19-10, 04:41 PM
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Brand doesn't make a bit of difference. It's all in the installation. If you doubt the installer, go with someone else.
 
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Brand doesn't make a bit of difference. It's all in the installation. If you doubt the installer, go with someone else.
Thank you. I guess I will have to go with my gut
 
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If you were starting from scratch, I'd start by asking friends, neighbors and relatives for outfits doing this kind of work that did it properly.

Since you are already dealing with some contractors, I'd ask them for three customers they did installation work for recently and call those people for references.
 
 

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