I'm planning on replacing a Trane furnance and A/C due to its age and efficiency in a home I'm buying. In my previous home, I replaced the Lennox system with a Rheem system, against the advice of the HVAC contractor. However, I have been satisified with the Rheem system (I have it serviced twice a year) and the cost was considerably less than the Lennox system.
In my new home, I'm trying to decide whether to go with a 'premium' system from Lennox, Trane, Carrier, York, etc.. or with a 'cheaper' system from Rheem/Ruud, Tempstar or Bryant. So, what I'm really trying to find out it the reliability among the brands, assuming I keep up the twice a year servicing. Also, I am willing to replace the systems after 15 years or so so I'm not looking for a system that will last 20 years or longer.
Any advice or comments? Any brands to really steer clear of?
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