10 Questions to Ask Your HVAC Contractor

10 Questions to Ask Your HVAC Contractor10 Questions to Ask Your HVAC Contractor - Regardless of whether or not you are looking to have your HVAC system repaired, replaced, or completely refurbished makes no difference – you still need to know that you are working with only the very best HVAC contractor for your specific needs, which will inevitably involve asking your HVAC contractor a whole host of very important questions.

Thankfully though, we are going to touch on the most important questions that you want to ask your HVAC contractor (before you actually hire them) so that you don’t have to do too much heavy lifting trying to figure out exactly what you need to know before you jump right into this kind of project. (more…)

Carrier Versus Lennox Gas Furnaces

Carrier Versus Lennox Gas Furnaces
Carrier Versus Lennox Gas Furnaces . Both Lennox and Carrier are major brands that have many different HVAC products to offer. Here we will compare Lennox gas furnace with a Carrier gas furnace. These are similar models with similar efficiency ratings. In our comparison matrix we will highlight various components and features of each gas furnace. Then we will explain these features and components below our comparison matrix. If you are deciding to purchase a Lennox or a Carrier gas furnace we hope this comparison guide will help you in making a wise decision. (more…)

Trane Versus Carrier Gas Furnaces

Trane Versus Carrier Gas Furnaces. This is a close comparison of Trane and Carrier gas furnaces for specific models. We try to get as close to the same models as possible without getting exact models with the same features. There really could be no review of the furnace if they were exactly the same except in name. In this case, Carrier has the edge for their Infinity model over the Trane XL model we chose to for the comparison matrix. They both get similar efficiency ratings but mechanically and electrically they are different furnaces.  (more…)

Carrier Versus Rheem Gas Furnaces

Carrier Versus Rheem Gas Furnaces. We compare the top-tier Rheem gas furnace to the top-tier Carrier gas furnace by comparing basic options and then describing these options for you. We receive tons of request for these types of comparisons and Rheem versus Carrier filtered to the top of the list for gas furnaces. I always recommend when you replace and type of HVAC equipment you get a matching systems. For example, if your compressor goes bad and you need to replace the condenser I recommend you also get the indoor units with the outdoor unit. There are a few exceptions to this and it depends on the age of the equipment and your budget. In the long run getting a matching system will save you in energy cost as most manufacturers have equipment set up to give maximum efficiency for matched systems.  (more…)

Carrier Versus Rheem Heat Pumps

Carrier Versus Rheem Heat Pumps - In this comparison matrix rundown we compare the mid-grade heat pump models from Carrier to Rheem. We selected similar models with similar efficiency ranges for comparison of the technical components side by side. This is not an exhaustive list of technical components or features from one manufacturer to the next. Instead, we offer basic features and components for a side by side comparison to help you understand. Detailed explanations for these items are listed below the comparison matrix table. (more…)

Lennox versus Carrier Heat Pumps

Lennox Versus Carrier Heat Pumps. Whenever we compare any type of equipment we need to compare similar models between the brands. In this case we are comparing Lennox to Carrier which are major brands that compete for your business. All the major manufacturers make similar models with various levels of efficiency. They also have various levels of bells and whistles. These bells and whistles make the equipment more efficient and easier to troubleshoot with advanced diagnostics.

Of course there are more categories for bells and whistles and we will endeavor to explain everything here. This is written from the perspective of a licensed HVAC Master who has several years of field experience and not a journalist. I have also been to manufacturer’s training course and worked on these products. (more…)

Goodman Versus Carrier Air Conditioners

Goodman Versus Carrier Air ConditionersGoodman Versus Carrier Air Conditioners - Comparing Goodman to Carrier is not a difficult thing to do for an HVAC technician or someone in the HVAC industry. However comparing premium models from Goodman to Carrier depends on what you are looking for in an air conditioner. Of course it is difficult for Goodman to beat Carrier in the SEER department for their premium model air conditioner but there are pluses and minuses for everything. Let’s look at the comparison matrix and then analyze each feature one at a time. (more…)

Goodman versus Rheem Air Conditioners

rheem versus goodman air conditioners
Goodman versus Rheem Air Conditioners - The first thing we need to do when comparing a Rheem to a Goodman air conditioning systems is to make sure we are comparing similar models with similar features. Each HVAC manufacturer makes various models from a builder’s grade unit which is usually the HVAC manufacturer’s cheapest model all the way up to the unit that has bells and whistles and some of these have bells and whistles for the bells and whistles. You simply want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples and not an apple to an orange. (more…)

Top 5 Most Frequently asked HVAC Questions for HVAC Consumers

Old Condenser Top 5 Most Frequently asked HVAC Questions

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Top 5 Most Frequently asked HVAC Questions – Deciding to replace your HVAC system may seem simple, but when you get down to it it’s actually an expensive and tricky decision. To help you along in making an informed decision on your HVAC needs here are answers to  the top 5 most frequently asked questions. These five questions should get you on the right to finding the right heating or cooling system for your home.

Why should I replace my existing HVAC system? (more…)

Copper Versus Aluminum Coils – Condensers and Evaporators

What you will learn with the Copper Versus Aluminum Coils - Condensers and Evaporators article:

  1. The transition from copper to aluminum for HVAC manufacturers.
  2. the pros and cons of copper versus aluminum for HVAC equipment.
  3. trying something new or keeping the status quo?
  4. a video debunking the “aluminum is difficult to repair” myth.
  5. Plenty of resources and in-depth related links to help you learn