I am a firm believer in using brands that have been around for a long time when it comes to heating and cooling equipment.
Those brands are reputable and have a lot of experience in doing what they do so you know that your oil furnace and air conditioner unit will run respectfully.
I personally prefer getting energy star products because they have been around for a long time and tell me that the device is not only going to labor well however be energy efficient as well. I’ve made the mistake of buying an unit that wasn’t an energy star product and I saw our energy bill skyrocket the honestly first week that I used it. I asked the air conditioner business if I would be able to swap it out after about more than two weeks, however our partner didn’t sign up for the warranty so every one of us were basically stuck with it. I was so glad when every one of us moved to a current state and I was able to transfer into a apartment that had an energy star Our energy costs decreased again, and I have been using the products ever since! I’m not a brand snob with a lot of other things though. For example, our sister only likes to wear one particular brand of workout clothes, but I could wear a tank top from the dollar store to go out on a run. Certain things don’t need to have a brand name for me, however when it comes to greater investments, I want to have faith in the brand that I’m investing in.