New install - Which brand do I go for?

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New install - Which brand do I go for?

Postby visin » Wed May 02, 2012 8:33 pm

I am looking to put in a new condensor and coil but keep the furnance as it seems the furnance is fine.
I am migrating from R22 to 410 which they told me is the new standard. I have been told that the old standard of freon is getting more expensive and also they will phase it out.

This is for a house of 2300 sq feet in the DFW Texas area.
My question is which brand do I go with? i dont want to spend too much so I think 13 seer is enough , mudget is no more than $4K
Goodman? Trane? Lenox?
which one is the best and why? Please give me your honest opinion. Thank you.
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Postby heatseeker » Thu May 03, 2012 8:37 am

For 4 grand lucky if you can get lennox or goodman of which I would pick lennox.
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Postby visin » Thu May 03, 2012 12:13 pm

any reasons why you would install Lenox over goodman or trane?
4k is just for 13 seer coil and condeser, not furnance
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Postby heatseeker » Fri May 04, 2012 8:25 am

Yes IMO goodman is an inferior brand. That seems like a fair price.
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Postby mr151 » Sat May 05, 2012 3:10 am

did they tell u 4k no matter which one u go with?{lennox,trane,goodman} if so problem #1,plus 13 seer aint ***** its the mimium standard now, what is the tonnage,dont think theyre giving u a deal at that price, look at ur quote make sure they include flushing ur lines of r22 more info...make sure u get a new t-stat in the deal
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Postby Freon » Wed May 09, 2012 10:51 am

Are these units from different installers? I would read each installer's warranty as well as the manufacturer's warranty. These are generic parts however there can be issues with the installation and manufacturing process. Get an exact list of what the installer will do... clean the lines, evacuate the system etc. Pick a company that's been around and likely will stay around. See how long and what's covered by the manufacturer and if the labor to fix the system is covered.
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