I've had a Janitrol for almost four years without one problem or complaint, and since Carrier makes most of the compressors for the other brands, I don't know why folks are bashing cheaper units. Everyone's entitled to their opinion, and I seen a few on this board, but up to now my Janitrol runs fine cooling and heating at a 12 SEER rating, which really looks good on my power bill. As I said, each to their own, but I like mine and it was considerably cheaper, and in my case "cheap" price doesn't mean "bad" deal. I agree though, I would get a couple of other opinions on which way to go from the pro's you trust. Speaking of Janitrol, the only thing I can find wrong(and that's just irritating), is it seems to be a little louder than other neighbor's units, but that could be just me. Good luck.