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Question DetailsAsked on 5/23/2013

who makes the most reliable hvac system for homes?

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The most reliable system is the one installed by a trained refrigeration mechanic. According to Consumer Reports it is American Standard.

Make sure all the manufaturer instructions are followed properly by the installer as well.

Answered 7 years ago by ylekiyot


We have been installing Carrier for our customers, since 1978 and it's a great product,particularily in the last 10 years. So Carrier would be my choice, but there's a lot more to consider.

However even the best product without the proper design, installation and service after the sale, will not be a good system.

Unlike appliances and electronics, HVAC is not plug and play. The components must be properly matched, for the actual home conditions and desired temperature and humidity results. Most of this can be deterimined by using Manual J,S,and D from the ANSI Industry Standards, along with the manufacturers specs..

Installation protocals are critical to perfromance and longevity, has info. on this as well.

Choose the brand you want, then find the Best AC Contractor in your area to do the job.

Bottom line, I'd rather have the worst brand (if there is one), designed, installed and serviced by the best AC contractor, then vice-versa.


Answered 7 years ago by BayAreaAC

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