is amana ok with 10 year parts and labor?
I'm still balking at this njcleanenergy decision I have to make. (http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hvac/msg0613455019230.html)
The firm I like the best was just out to discuss the quotes he had emailed me. This is the only company out of the 3 that actually did the blower door test as part of the energy audit. He had the manual J calculation with him as well.
I am not planning to live my life out in this house, though it is still possible. It is equally as possible I will move in 5 years...I want to get the most bang for my buck. I don't need hybrid infinity deluxe system...just something more efficient and more even than I have now.
Amana came up. He seems to prefer Carrier and did mention that Amana will sell to anybody. He said the sheet metal is thinner and they are louder. He also said that many of the problems people have with Amana are probably related to the installers because any unqualified person can install them, wrong ducts, wrong size etc. He doesn't see where I'd have a problem. The 10 year warranty would cover parts AND labor. It would be 20--25% cheaper. He will write it up for me for similar equipment to the Carrier he has already quoted.
If Amana is installed by a qualified contractor, in the right size etc and has 10 yr part/labor warranty, how bad could it be?
Probably looking at the ASXC16 or ASX14 A/c and the AMVM96 or AMV95 furnace. Not sure if I want or need modulating over 2 stage. This a/c would be 2-stage where I'd only afford carrier 1 stage a/c. Brochure refers to ti as the "premium comfort" line.
Note: Claim based on .96 eff tankless water,, 96% furnace, 15.2 SEER AC, air sealing, insulation should bring a 26.597 over my current systems. That seems remarkable!