Hello all -
As all of you are well aware, the air filter for the XE80 is inside the unit (in my case on the bottom of the unit). I recently had the unit serviced and the tech told me that the unit was getting dirty due to the fact that the XE80 uses this "in-unit" air filter as opposed to the filters being located at the inflow grate itself. He also mentioned that the capacitor was at 75% of capacity due to the unit getting dirty. He recommended that I remove the in-unit air filter and replace the air inflow grates with a different type of grate that allows me to put an air filter there as opposed to inside the unit.
At first, this makes sense but the more I thought about it, it doesn't as Trane is well-known company and designed the unit this way intentionally. My questions are:
1) Does this recommendation make sense?
2) If not, why is my unit getting dirty inside and the capacitor now at 75% of capacity.
Thanks in advance