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. 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 - 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. 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 - 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 - 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 – 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…)
- The transition from copper to aluminum for HVAC manufacturers.
- the pros and cons of copper versus aluminum for HVAC equipment.
- trying something new or keeping the status quo?
- a video debunking the “aluminum is difficult to repair” myth.
- Plenty of resources and in-depth related links to help you learn
HVAC Consumers Buyers Guide | Heating & Cooling – The average homeowner or business owner does not know very much about HVAC systems so when it comes to buying an HVAC System when it comes time to replace their comfort and conditioning system they simply want an HVAC contractor who will perform the work at a reasonable cost and do it right. So how do you find a good contractor that will install your new HVAC system correctly for a reasonable price? Let us explore the possibilities and rules to follow about how a smart homeowner or business owner approaches this and wins. (more…)
Two-Stage Gas Furnaces - Tips for Buyers . Two-stage gas furnaces make up over 30% of all gas furnaces installed in residences in the USA. Two-Stage gas furnaces are more efficient than single-stage gas furnaces in most cases. When purchasing furnaces always check the ARI website for and efficiency ratings and comparisons. (more…)