10:44 ______________________________________________________________________ I am looking to purchase a 2 ton, 12-13 seer split heat pump system for my home. I am an auto mechanic by trade and have done only part time residential hvac work. I need a non-biased opinion on the best and the worst systems to buy. Reliability and parts availability are the most important things to me. Please guide me down the right path. Replies: Xenos Webmaster “Re(1):What are the best/worst heat pump syste” , posted Sun 20 Mar 13:35 ______________________________________________________________________ Look at Lennox, Trane or Carrier. Xenos. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. SSZ0727 “Re(2):What are the best/worst heat pump syste” , posted Sun 20 Mar 22:23 ______________________________________________________________________ YORK IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ssz0727 gnadz “Re(3):What are the best/worst heat pump syste” , posted Mon 21 Mar 19:55 ______________________________________________________________________ Good info. How about Rudd or Rheem? And another question…..Is Goodman really as bad as people are telling me? Mastertech “Re(4):What are the best/worst heat pump syste” , posted Mon 21 Mar 20:54 ______________________________________________________________________ Ruud/Rheem are good units. Goodman is a cheap unit, it last about half as long as better brands like Trane, Lennox or Carrier. If u go to there web site they claim there life expectence is about 12 to 15 years. Of the ones i have installed really havent had any problems but ive replaced alot of them at 10years of age but ive seen a few that made 20years(not many). gnadz “Re(5):What are the best/worst heat pump syste” , posted Thu 24 Mar 18:59 ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks for the advice. Please keep it coming. matteob6 “Re(6):What are the best/worst heat pump syste” , posted Mon 28 Mar 21:39 ______________________________________________________________________ goodman if money is tight.carrier if money is right. rheem if you’re just plain tight. if you go with carrier go with variable speed air handler/furnace and infinity control very nice set up.