Trane Heat Pump System Selection

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Old 04-02-08, 06:01 PM
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Trane Heat Pump System Selection

I am replacing my existing 2 ton HP and inside air handler. I've decided to install a Trane unit. However, at this point, I am confused as to what to install. I have gotten quotes from 3 local Trane installers and don't know if they are suitable, designed properly, or keep looking. I'm looking for a good system that will work properly and everyone (installer and me) is happy with the job/price.

Here is the info.
I plan to go with 410A instead of R22
all dealers will replace gas and liquid lines


Dealer 1
Trane XR14 T4TWR4024A1000A
Air Handler 4TEE3F31B1000!
10 kw electric heat
Honeywell Focus Pro 6000
one year warranty on parts and labor then Trane parts warranty

Dealer 2
Trane XR13 T4TWR3024A1000
Air Handler T4TEC3F24B1000A
10 kw backup heat
Trane TCONT802A controller
5 years parts and labor warranty through dealer

Dealer 3
Trane XL15i 4TWX5024
Air Handler 4TEE
10 kw electric backup
Trane TCONT802A controller
one year parts and labor warranty then Trane parts warranty

Difference in cost:
Dealer 1: lowest cost
Dealer 2 : $600 higher than Dealer 1
Dealer 3: $800 higher than Dealer 1

1. Which system should I go with?
2. Any problems with the combination of HP and air handler?. Should I get an extended warranty directly from Trane? Anyone know how much it would cost? Is it worth the money?
3. Thermostat selection: good or get different model/type?
4. Anything else you might suggest?

Thanks for everyone's help.
 
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Old 04-02-08, 08:32 PM
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Go with the company that can install and service the unit the best! I will also add I would not go with the 13 seer! Having said that I will tell you their is nothing wrong with the 13 seer Id just rather have something that will use less electric.
 
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Old 04-02-08, 11:59 PM
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Ask about the 10 year warranty on the units. Also go for the XL15i it has a seer of 15.10 and a HSPF of 8.05 for heat.
I still like R22 might gheck out.
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get a HSPF 9 for heat!
a weenie 2 ton will die below 32F if you don't!
 
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Ask about Energy Star rebates from your utility company also the gov might extend the tax credits on high efficient systems. Also see if Trane is offereing rebate on your system. They were givving $1200 rebate last time I looked. In this case you might actually be better off with the 15XLi after the rebates and credits.
 
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