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Question DetailsAsked on 3/14/2016

I am replacing my 25 yr old a/c & heating unit. Looking for recommendations on a brand of unit and good installer.

I live in Tallahassee, FL area. Currently looking at 3 ton York and Amana brands.

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All the major brands of air conditioning equipment are good. The installation and sizing are very important. You are in a humid area and I would be careful how your installation contractor sizes your system. The main thing is to choose a professional air conditioning and heating contractor that has a good reputation. Check with your state's Contractors License Board, the Better Business Bureau, and ask friends and neighbors if they have had any experience with a contractor in your area. Of course you will check Angies List.

If your present air conditioner is 25 years old, that brand must be a good one.

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Answered 4 years ago by PoppyRoss


I am not sure that I would go so far as Poppy as to say all major brands are good - there are a few that seem, in my opinion, for miss the mark for relaibility or quality of construction.

You can find a number of previous questions on HVAC issues, with some contributor opinions on brand quality or value, or on choosing one brand over another , in the Home > HVAC link in Browse Projects, at lower left.

But - a good installer and a mediocre unit is likely to be a better investment than a top-notch unit and a poor installer, because there are an amazing number of mistakes or omissions installers can make - like one I heard about the happened a couple of weeks ago. Take the fire department's hint - remove packing foam and cardboard from inside furnace before firing it up.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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