What is the difference between competing HVAC brands?
If you are in the market for a new HVAC system, you might be overwhelmed by the number of brands out there. We receive many questions about brand A vs. brand B vs brand C. We also hear that brand reviews are difficult to analyze. There are over 100 brands of equipment on the market today. The good news is that the majority of them are all manufactured by a handful of companies. Except for few minor details, there is little difference among the top brands. By “top brands” we mean ones you have probably heard about. Most of these brands all use parts from the same suppliers. Because of this, it is essential to trust the advice of your HVAC contractor. Relationships with the local distributor have a massive impact on brand preference. Availability of parts locally, warranty programs and rebate incentives are all critical. Customer service from the local distributor and pricing all play an essential role in the contractor’s choice of brand.