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mseckerle

02:05PM | 03/16/01
Member Since: 03/15/01
2 lifetime posts
I need some help deciding which gas furnace to buy. I am having my 2-car garage finished into a great room and need a second furnace to heat/cool it. I have decided to go with gas instead of a heat pump, but I don't know which brand to buy. I currently have a Carrier and am happy with it, but Carrier is very expensive as compared to some other brands. Am I paying for just the name with Carrier or Lennox or others that claim to be head and shoulders above the rest, or are they really that much better? Are there any brands that are just as good that are considerably cheaper? I have an estimate for a Heil that is much cheaper and it makes me wonder if Heil is junk. The room is approximately 550 square feet. Any suggestions? Also, should I go with a 10 or 12 seer. Thanks
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bernie

08:03PM | 03/17/01
Member Since: 03/17/01
7 lifetime posts
good news for you sir,
ive been dealing carrier furnaces for 10 years now. if your area is similar to the midwest were im from, you can practically name your price. most companys are slow now and you can expect very tight competion. Id sell a carrier furnace at a price compettitive with anyones. Get your estimates and stick with carrier, or trane for that matter. Both companys offer excellant warranties on all there equipment.
as far as seer ratings go, the higher the # the quieter they are plus they are cheaper e to run. Personally I would say 11 seer is as high as you should go. 12 seer a/c's are too costly and most folks sell there house before they get their money back on the investment. BE comfortable with the contractor you hire. Remember, you get what you pay for. Dont just buy the equipment,make sure the company comes with it. Good Luck


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