HVAC replacement - Is brand or installer more important
We live in southern Wisconsin. We are having a brutal summer and our central A/C died. It was a Luxaire, 15 years old and never worked to our satisfaction. The furnace has performed well, also Luxaire, is 20 years old and we realize at the end of its life. We want to replace both at the same time. This is due mainly to the fact that the room farthest from the unit is cold in the winter & hot in the summer, so we want to upgrade the blower.
We have a local guy that's worked on our A/C for years. He is honest and reliable. However, he only installs Luxaire furnaces and Goodman A/C. We had really hoped to go with a name brand this time around - Carrier, Trane, Lennox etc.
So were it up to you would you choose installation & service over brand or vice versa?
I appreciate you sharing your thoughts!