Charlie: AJ writes to us, “Which type of tubing is better in an AC coil and condenser? Aluminum seems to be what’s being used on a number of brands, is that now the standard versus copper?”
Tom: I would say it’s more common, yeah. Aluminum’s fine, they’re all fine if they’re made right. They’ve had some bad production on some of the brands where they didn’t really … A couple of major brands tend to push stuff out quicker than their research and development keeps up with them. So there’s always that little issue, but besides that, aluminum’s fine.
Charlie: Yeah, I’m thinking about one in particular with a guy named Dave, where they had to go out and replace a bunch of units.
Tom: Yeah, not just say [inaudible 00:00:39] is a cutting edge company. They always are trying to make it super, super complicated. Okay, like Apple. Okay, you didn’t like that. Like Apple.
Charlie: They’re advanced and expensive, right.
Tom: But sometimes they get ahead of themselves and I think it happens, and I understand why. That’s the way it goes.
Charlie: All right.
Tom: That’s why I always say keep it simple, simple.
Charlie: But I mean you’re not going to call the AC guy and go, “I want one with copper,” I mean you’re going to get what you get.
Tom: If you’re buying a Lennox unit, you’re getting the Lennox coil, you’re buying American Standard Unit, you’re getting American Standard coil. I think most of them you’ll find that I know of are more aluminum than anything else. I haven’t even seen a copper one in a long time.
Charlie: That’s probably better because then, you say the crack heads won’t break in and steal your unit on the outside of the house.
Tom: Yeah, aluminum’s not worth much right now, so …
Charlie: There you go. So it has advantages AJ.