Our Carrier Infinity Zoning system is at the point of been replaced.
System is 10 years old and the compressor is totally out.
We can replace, but we think we'll run into more issues later.
We've been on this home for over a year and we would like to replace with a system that has higher SEER (efficiency) as our bills are pretty high.
We considered the Amana, York and Trane brand systems over the Carrier, as we have received a lot better reviews and feedback.
Ultimately, we are willing to invest on a Trane XL20i.
Currently we have a Carrier Infinity Zoning system (2 thermostats).
The question is are there any issues or concerns regarding the zone board?
I had an AC technician asked me over the phone things related to my zone board and how this may affect if a Trane systems can be installed (compatible).
He said that once he checks my system and if he can see that the zone board was a 'generic carrier zone system' that he would be able to install the Trane XL20i system with no issues, but that he had to leave the same Carrier thermostats.
I mentioned that other AC technicians providing me a quote said that they didn't indicate that the zone board needed to be changed.
Another AC tech who inspected my current system advised me that we didn't have to change anything on the zone board and they were going to replace my thermostats with new programmable Honeywell brand with the new XL20i for their quote.
So I am concerned if my current zoning system will not be compatible with Trane XL20i.
Please, someone help me understand these concepts better. I want to make sure I am as informed as possible.
Thanks in advance!