Looks like it's time to replace my HVAC unit (In & Out) & I'm wondering what's the 'BEST' Brand (& more importantly what's the Best VALUE Brand)... I live on the Bay (~1 mile from the Gulf Coast) so I don't really expect my outside unit to last >~10yrs (~15yrs 'max' if I'm really lucky) so I'm not sure the BEST (most expensive) will make financial sense... I know everyone here hates Goodman, but my outside unit is a Goodman installed in ~'05 & still going strong... My inside unit (air handler) however is the 'original' from ~'95 & needs replacing, so I plan to replace everything b/c the unit struggles to keep up on REALLY HOT Days & my summer bills are HIGH b/c in July/August it runs ~24/7... Planning to get 2-Speed Air Handler & 2-Stage Condenser given my issues w/Humidity, etc... Appreciate opinions, insights & recs...
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I'm a tried and true Carrier guy, Dad started working for them in 1972 so that blue oval has been in my face for some time, so if you wanted the Carrier "brand" you can't go wrong. Take a look at Tempstar, Carrier equipment at a better price.Here's a link stating Tempstar is owned by Carrier as well as other brands across the bottom of the page. Tempstar is ICP's Carrier. They are the underling company that get's Carrier's technology first compared to the brands on the bottom of the page. Google some pics of the equipment and you'll see there is little difference between the two except a paint job and a label.
Thanks Polar... & just when everyone was longing for the good old days when you were banned...
Isn't a 20-SEER system about double the cost of a 16-SEER unit? How long would it take to recoup the extra cost by saving on electricity?
Shhhhhh... you never do nowadays... When the electric companies offered huge rebates you had a chance.
when the relative humidity in your house is 43 to 47% the health and comfort levels are worth it. not one of my customers that have them say they were not worth the cost.
Back in the day we placed Rheem in our spec' homes and they are still going strong since 2004. They also offer a 10 year warranty (or did) on the cheap.
American Standard/Trane same thing is touted as the best and they probably are honestly but with salt intrusion likely you won't see the end days on the investment to pay off.
probably two of the best as far as being economical and trouble free....
2015 Tidewater 280CC Twin 300's
The first problem was the blower....
This unit had a ECM blower motor. This type of motor has a terrible track record. Instead of a capacitor, it uses electronics to start and run slowly. this motor is very expensive but was covered under the warranty. I changed it myself.
Last week the condenser fan motor quit. I did some testing and I believe it is the capacitor and will get it from amazon. Its just a few dollars.
At any rate.... I would suggest you avoid this brand. But regardless which brand you choose, find out about the ECM blower motor and make sure it's covered in the warranty.
I believe the Trane units are rather proprietary so if you planning on repairing it your self you may want to look into that.
I AM NOT A RACIST
Must be nice. Many of my customers in Ocala want to know if we have used equipment. The rest can't even afford that.:grin
I am in construction and don't want to hear years down the road about the crappy units not living up to expected unit life.
Yup, had the same problem with my Ruud and bought at around the same time. It was under warranty. AC guy said there was a batch of bad motors.
Had a Reem for 19 years, zero problems. Only reason why I replaced was for better efficiently model.
I have lost multiple compressors and had to replace the air handler coil last year. We even replaced the condenser unit, already on compressor #2.
Overall I have been happy with Goodman, I think the problems had more to do with my particular installation, then a reflection of Goodman.
I've been putting Comfortmaker in the houses I build and have had good results. Pretty good bang for the buck.
I think I got in the neighborhood of $400 from FPL a few years back when I replaced mine.
So does that mean today's Goodman is made by Daikin & therefore better quality ?
yes, daikin is giving one of my customers a new system after not having ac for 2.5 months. I have rarely had an issue that cause us not to be able fix and AS system within a day most times same day
Yup!!!! We service an apartment complex with over 300 apt. units all with Goodman Front return air handlers. All equipment is 2012 generation. We've replaced over 50 of the X-13 motors this year alone and in September, 10 in one week!!! Management and myself figured the 3rd year was a charm. If you're "In the biz" you understand the engineering of these air handlers; i.e. blower behind the coil, making it impossible to remove the blower housing without dislodging the coil, completely idiotic!!!!! I did figure out a way to replace the motor without removing the coil.