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Old 06-28-2014, 08:38 PM   #16
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Insuring that warranties will be honored.


All brands have their issues, I've found Carrier equipment to be as good as any over the past several years. It is true there are some who say they fix a lot of a certain brand, but it also means there may be way more of that brand in the marketplace too. Carrier promotes that worldwide there is a new Carrier being started up every 6 seconds 24/7, so I would expect to see a lot of work on them at that rate

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These warranties are often worthless.

An appliance repair guy explained to me that it is getting more and more difficult in this area to get people to perform warranty work. Let's say you call Whirlpool and tell them that you have some trouble with your icemaker and it is under warranty. They contact Joe's repair service and tell them to be at 120 Main Street tomorrow at 9:30 and they will get paid $40. They don't call them first and see if their schedule is open, etc., they just tell them to do it. And they may not know that that address is 60 miles away and that a big snowstorm is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Anyway, that is what was explained to me. Over time, service guys just refuse to do the work anymore.

I buy HVAC equipment on-line and it has no warranty. I have a service call from time to time and some component has gone bad and so goes it.

I think the best advice is to buy something which has already been tested over the years and proved to be of a reliable design. Everyone knows not to buy a new model of a car. Also, the more bells & whistles, the more maintenance required and the more things to go wrong. Did you ever have a crank window in your car go bad? Did an ice tray in your freezer ever malfunction?
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All brands have their issues, I've found Carrier equipment to be as good as any over the past several years. It is true there are some who say they fix a lot of a certain brand, but it also means there may be way more of that brand in the marketplace too. Carrier promotes that worldwide there is a new Carrier being started up every 6 seconds 24/7, so I would expect to see a lot of work on them at that rate
In there defense Ive also had issues with lennox and trane wreck in the past.

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