Your service men gave you good advice. Payne is made by Carrier as is Bryant. All brands have a second line at a lesser cost. Payne is the second line for Carrier. With some brands there is a big differance. Payne is virtually the same as Carrier, only the paint is not the same color, inside all the parts and engineering are identical. Should you have a problem in the future and need service be sure to call a company that sells Carrier, thier technology is just a little ahead of everyone else.
Good Luck Dave Erzinger Dave Erzinger, Mechanical Service Co. Elwood,IL