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Old 10-08-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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I could use some assistance. I am looking at replacing our oil furnace with natural gas. I am entertaining a bid with Rheem furnace/heat pump and an American Standard furnace/heat pump. I haven't been able to find a comparison chart on these two. Can someone provide me with their opinions on these two???? Or where I can find a comparison????? Thanks,
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They both should be quality equipment.
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I could use some assistance. I am looking at replacing our oil furnace with natural gas. I am entertaining a bid with Rheem furnace/heat pump and an American Standard furnace/heat pump. I haven't been able to find a comparison chart on these two. Can someone provide me with their opinions on these two???? Or where I can find a comparison????? Thanks,
American Standard (ska Trane) is the best. You can't go wrong.
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Agreed which ones are you looking at specifically?
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Rheem's are way better, Trane's are not what they used to be.
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Rheem's are way better, Trane's are not what they used to be.

Have to agree with you . Trane makes some good industrial equipment Though .
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Have to agree with you . Trane makes some good industrial equipment Though .
How does Carrier compare to Rheem? A lot of people on my street are going with the Carrier Infinity.
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How does Carrier compare to Rheem? A lot of people on my street are going with the Carrier Infinity.

Carrier has hopefully taken care of their evaporator coil leaks That includes goodman . both went to Aluminum / thicker coils . carrier should be fine , If it was between carrier ,Rheem /Ruud , trane , I would look for the best price . Wouldn't rule out Goodman either . I put in an awful lot of Goodman and they really arer pretty good and by far cheaper than the others . Best warranty too . Just my opinion , I install all of them .
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Carrier has hopefully taken care of their evaporator coil leaks That includes goodman . both went to Aluminum / thicker coils . carrier should be fine , If it was between carrier ,Rheem /Ruud , trane , I would look for the best price . Wouldn't rule out Goodman either . I put in an awful lot of Goodman and they really arer pretty good and by far cheaper than the others . Best warranty too . Just my opinion , I install all of them .
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Tradesman, welcome to the forum!!
Thanks , Hope I don't come off as to opinionated ( is that a word? )

I do this for a living and there is so much B.S it gets old .
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where I can find a comparison?????
There is price, noise level, efficiency, comfort and reliability, and I guess there is also how well each unit adapts to your existing ductwork.

For price get enough bids so they cluster around some average value, and this will be the true cost of what you want, for your ZIPcode, today.
Also ask HVAC supply houses how much they want for the control board for each of these. This is a fragile and costly item.
I see that you do not live in a lightning prone area so you may not need lightning arrestors to protect your investment.

For the others, search the Web for complaints for your particular models.

For a tie-breaker, also search
"class action" Rheem
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"class action" American Standard
to see how each company handles difficult situations.

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Carrier has hopefully taken care of their evaporator coil leaks That includes goodman . both went to Aluminum / thicker coils . carrier should be fine , If it was between carrier ,Rheem /Ruud , trane , I would look for the best price . Wouldn't rule out Goodman either . I put in an awful lot of Goodman and they really are pretty good and by far cheaper than the others . Best warranty too . Just my opinion , I install all of them .
I'd worry more about the contractor that is installing the equipment. Then the name badge on it.

Have yet to hear of anyone that felt all warm and fuzzy looking at a name badge when it wasn't working when its 20 degrees outside.
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I'd worry more about the contractor that is installing the equipment. Then the name badge on it.

Have yet to hear of anyone that felt all warm and fuzzy looking at a name badge when it wasn't working when its 20 degrees outside.
Yeah sure pal , you sit there and ask the contractor if he's any good I am sure he will tell you the truth .
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There are Websites with questions to ask in order that the HO can judge HVAC contractor credibility.

Politicians react with rage when asked questions that they cannot answer or do not want to answer. As a minimum use the same standard to judge contractors.
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Yeah sure pal , you sit there and ask the contractor if he's any good I am sure he will tell you the truth .
Well thanks for being my pal.

Just don't recall saying anything about asking the contractor if he's good.

Don't care what brand name it is. Installed badly. It ain't gonna work right. And may not last long.

While no contractor is going to give a person a name of a bad reference.
A customer can ask for references of jobs done 3 years ago. And if a contractor can't provide one. Either he is using relatives for references, or he hasn't been in business that long yet.

BBB while while a worthless business as far as getting something settled. Is good to use to see if there are complaints against a contractor.

Seeing if any friends have heard of the contractor a person is thinking of using, is also a good thing to do.

Asking how they came up with the size of the equipment, is another good method.
When they start saying "I been doing this for 30 years, I know what size you need by experience, and a load calc is useless", its a bad sign.
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