Geothermal Ratings part 3, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Geothermal ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Bryant, Carrier, Century, and Climatemaster brands.

BRAND------------------BASIC----PREMIUM

BRYANT-----------------------2*---------NA

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. and is sold through their authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. 

The GT series units feature tin plated coils for corrosion resistance and stainless steel drain pans for durability. They have a two stage compressor and variable speed loop pumps as well as a variable speed fan motor for energy savings. The units have two inch MERV 11 filters for better indoor air quality and are backed by a good guarantee. The GB units are single stage heat pumps with traditional multi-speed blower motors so they are a less expensive option. 

CARRIER----------------------2*---------NA

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. and is sold through their authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. 

The GT series units feature tin plated coils for corrosion resistance and stainless steel drain pans for durability. They have a two stage compressor and variable speed loop pumps as well as a variable speed fan motor for energy savings. The units have two inch MERV 11 filters for better indoor air quality and are backed by a good guarantee. The GB units are single stage heat pumps with traditional multi-speed blower motors so they are a less expensive option. 

CENTURY----------------------2*---------NA

This brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS. 

The HZ models feature intelligent controls with a gateway to display operational and diagnostic data on a communicating thermostat. They have two stage scroll compressors as well as a variable speed fan and loop pump for added energy savings. All of the water circulation components are built into the unit so it is easier to install. The units are backed by a good guarantee but they are only sold through authorized dealers in the USA. 

CLIMATEMASTER-------------1*---------NA

This brand is a subsidiary of LSB INDUSTRIES. The TRILOGY 45 Q-MODE series units are variable capacity units with an inverter compressor, variable speed fan and a variable speed loop circulation pump for added energy savings. They also feature advanced "iGate" controls, a stainless steel drain pan, and coated air coils for durability. The units are backed by a good overall warranty but the labor part is not very good when compared to some of the other brands. The TRANQUILITY range offers more basic single or two stage units but do not have dedicated full time domestic hot water generation. The units are available in Canada as well as the USA but only through their authorized dealer network.

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