Trane variable speed

Old 10-21-04, 01:35 PM
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Trane variable speed

I am considering a new gas furnace and a Trane variable speed unit with the 10 year warranty sounds good to me in theory, but I have one friend who insists that variable speed units are too complex and full of bugs. DC drive motors wear out quickly etc...

Is the 10 year warranty enough to set my mind at ease?
My old furnace became so unreliable I am replacing it even though it is currently working fine. I am sick of service calls and no heat.

3100 sq feet 2 story in Wisconsin with 2 small kids.
Trane TUY100R9U3W is what I am thinking about. I like the ideas behind the unit, more even heat and better humidity, etc... I am just concerned about buying a problematic unit that hasn't been perfected yet.

My current furnace is a 120,000 btu and it short cycles a lot.
Old 10-21-04, 02:27 PM
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The V /S are working very good and do give a better heat and cool. Make sure they run a heat loss and up there go for the 90 AFUE furnace.

My current furnace is a 120,000 btu and it short cycles a lot
Why or how? Is the anticipator in the tstat set right? Duct not sized right? Lots of ifs here.

Old 10-25-04, 07:01 PM
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Variable speed is the way to go.. Get the 10 years, and you'll be fine.

My parent has one, they love it.. My uncle had his for 3 years now and he still happy with it.

I am getting a new one this week, an dlooking forward for it.

Trane is a good product.

Make sure the deal has done a heat lost/gain on the home.

Short cycle as the t-stat turning it on and off often? or the furnace itself was gong on and off?

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