Industry secret on the best HVAC brand.
So you are thinking about replacing your HVAC system and wonder what brand is good, what options, financing?
Choosing a brand is even tougher given SEVEN manufacturers actually operate under about 120 brand names. For furnaces the main heating components are made by those seven companies. For air conditioners, the manufacturers make only the outside cabinets.
For example, Goodman Amana Manufacturing is a subsidiary of the Daikin Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning products and systems based in Houston, Texas.
A few brands that come off the same manufacturing lines — just different paint, labels, and marketing:
- Daikin, Goodman and Amana
- Lennox, Armstrong and Concord
- York, Lux and Coleman
- Trane and American Standard
- Carrier, Payne, Bryant and Tempstar
Most of the components that make up these brands’ products are made by even fewer companies: Honeywell, Emerson, Johnson Controls. These companies are huge and have rigid quality control systems that produce nearly mistake-proof products.
So, what’s the difference? Not much, other than small efficiency ratings. When you buy a HVAC Brand Name you may be paying more for the name (like many things in life), since many components are exactly the same across all HVAC brands.
The BIG difference is the HVAC install contractor. Even Consumer Reports says HVAC installation is more important than the brand. If an installer cuts corners your energy efficiency and comfort can be weaker.
Pick the best HVAC contractor.
Unlike most things we buy, your HVAC system comes in pieces and are uncalibrated. Unfortunately, your heating and cooling contractor does more than plug and play. HVAC systems are set up for custom installation.
We have thousands of dollars in tools, years of training and 135 years of experience to help us keep you safe and comfortable. All you have to do is set the thermostat temperature.
So, why are Trane, Carrier and Lennox any better? Because they spend millions advertising to make sure you have “heard of them.” Plus they look for quality contractors to finish putting their systems together. You could say the contractor is at the end of the manufacturing line in your home.
For over 100 years we’ve seen the “best” HVAC brands come and go. One thing that stayed the same was our trusted installation. The PDM Comfort Team has a 135 year track record of quality service and top notch installation. We will offer you sound advice for the best possible furnace or air conditioning systems at the lowest cost regardless of the brand. Plus industry best guarantees.
PDM can share the ins and outs of selecting and installing the latest energy efficient new furnace and ac. Learn about the best warranties, latest rebates and financing options for your home or business.
If you are looking for a contractor begin by:
- Looking at the contractor reviews.
- Call for free estimate and meet the company.
- Check license, insurance, certifications.
- Ask neighbors, friends.
CALL PDM PLUMBING, HEATING, COOLING SINCE 1885 for professional advice. We pride ourselves on giving straight, honest answers. Try PDM for new furnace, air conditioning, boiler, rooftop installation in Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Joliet, New Lenox, Plainfield, IL areas. Call 815-207-4111 for a free estimate.