View Full Version : Down to 2. Trane 15 or Carrier Infinity 15?
10-02-2008, 12:35 PM
Down to 2 choices, both great installers, different equipment, similar price.
A) Carrier Infinity 15.5 seer 25HNA heat pump, w/ 80% gas backup, Infinity controls 4" Air filter. 10 yr parts and labor
B) Trane 15 seer HP w/80% gas backup, whatever controls come with them.
10 yr parts
Humid in the summer here in central Ky. Winters cold sometimes
6.5 kw electric in KY. Not sure about gas, but would be used as backup.
What would have the best bells and whistles, performance and reliability?
Doing something in the next day or so if you guys could chime in I would appreciate it. Thanks
10-02-2008, 01:09 PM
I vote Trane for the reliability, Carrier for the infinity controls.
If it was mine I would choose the Trane no questions asked.
Duel fuel is a nice feature to have but you will still burn some gas.
10-02-2008, 01:58 PM
Why, if you dont mind me asking?
10-02-2008, 02:51 PM
I would request only the Vision Pro IAQ with outdoor sensor if you go a variable speed Trane route and that they hook up the dehumidify on demand function to the furnace. If looking single stage, then the standard Vision Pro is OK.
The Infinity control does much more than the IAQ but much of it is more than the average person needs. The IAQ will do just fine for the average household. I would not want the standard Vision Pro with 2 stage backup.
10-02-2008, 03:24 PM
Well I went with the Carrier. The thing that swayed me was the Infinity control tech. and the ability take the humidity down to where i want it in the summer. I hope I made a good choice. Does anyone own one of these systems? Do you like it?
The Infinity ,25HNA,has the two stage compressor,great dehumidification.
We sell a lot of them ,here in swampy Florida,customers love them.
I'v been in the trade 43 years,Infinity Two Stage is the best we've ever had in our home,we can fell the difference.
10-03-2008, 11:00 AM
The humidity issue should be more of a concern based on where you live. So if you live in the NE you don't need the Carrier controls, and the IAQ would be more than enough. Carrier controls would make a bigger difference in the high humid areas such as the sea cost areas and SE or there alike! IAQ does an adequate job in high humidty areas also, but just lacks some of the control the Carrier control offers.
10-03-2008, 10:40 PM
Yeah, in Central Ky in the summer it gets very humid. I think this sytem will work very well compared to my 14 yr old goodman unit.
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