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  1. #1
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    Trying to compare Trane quotes - Need help

    Three of the dealers have been quoting the XLi15 a/c and the 4TEH3F42B1000 a/h with one 10kw heat strip.

    The fourth dealer is quoting a XR14 a/c with the same a/h as above. He told me that the a/c's are the same with the exception that the XLi has a different top cover and that Trane will increase the warranty coverage of the XR to 10/10 on parts and labor instead of 5/10 on the XLi. I asked why he quoted a 14 SEER unit instead of a 15 SEER unit and he said that when mated with this a/h it would be a 15 SEER system.

    Nothing on the Trane website says this and I want to know if this is correct or am I getting misinfomation from the dealer. Also, are there any other major differences between the XR series and the XLi series? The Trane website only shows a minimal db difference between the two.

    I was also told that Trane is phasing out the 14 SEER units and they are no longer offering rebates on any 14 SEER units.

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    what size outside condenser?

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    Trane will increase the warranty coverage of the XR to 10/10 on parts and labor instead of 5/10 on the XLi.
    I'd double-check this.

    Why not use a variable-speed air handler? When matched with a XLi outdoor unit Trane increases the parts warranty to 10 years for the indoor unit (the outdoor unit already has a 10 year parts warranty).

    Trane offers a rebate on the XL15i units. Trane is phasing out the XL14i I've heard, but I don't know if the XR14 is going anywhere--I don't think the XR units have any rebates to begin with.

    Units will be easier to compare with full model numbers to check the ARI directory (as tigerdunes was getting to).

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    Hmmm, fishy

    Looking at R410a units at 3.5 ton

    XL15i with that air handler, 15.25 SEER 12.40 EER

    XR14 with that air handler, 14.00 SEER 11.60

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdunes View Post
    what size outside condenser?
    Okay - here are the model numbers:

    A/H: 4TEH3F42B1000A

    A/C: 4TTR4042C1000A
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    A/H: 4TEH3F42B1000A

    A/C: 4TTR4042A1000A

    So what's the difference between the "A" and "B" models of a/h?

    How do I know which model is the XR and which one is the XLi?

    Is there any reason to go with a XR system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanHughes View Post
    I'd double-check this.

    Why not use a variable-speed air handler? When matched with a XLi outdoor unit Trane increases the parts warranty to 10 years for the indoor unit (the outdoor unit already has a 10 year parts warranty).

    Trane offers a rebate on the XL15i units. Trane is phasing out the XL14i I've heard, but I don't know if the XR14 is going anywhere--I don't think the XR units have any rebates to begin with.

    Units will be easier to compare with full model numbers to check the ARI directory (as tigerdunes was getting to).

    I was told by the dealer that the XR series increases the warranty to 10/10 for parts and labor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodshed View Post
    I was told by the dealer that the XR series increases the warranty to 10/10 for parts and labor.
    nope XL systems increase to 10 yr parts on the total system, he may be giving you a 10/10 p&l but that would be extra. XR are 10 yr condenser coil/compressor 5 yr functional parts. extra 10 yr extended are also available on ANY Trane equipment.

    IMO go with a xl15i/VS drive A/H , or even better XL16i
    You can't fix stupid

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    A 10 year all parts warranty comes with the XL outdoor unit. The indoor unit (as long as it is an approved match) which normally would have a 5 yr parts warranty will be covered by the outdoor 10 year all parts warranty also.

    XR units come with a 10 yr compressor/10 yr outdoor coil/5 yr all other functional parts
    Air handler would get 5 yr parts

    Labor is covered by the installer or under extended warranty if purchased

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    A 10 year all parts warranty comes with the XL outdoor unit. The indoor unit (as long as it is an approved match) which normally would have a 5 yr parts warranty will be covered by the outdoor 10 year all parts warranty also.

    XR units come with a 10 yr compressor/10 yr outdoor coil/5 yr all other functional parts
    Air handler would get 5 yr parts

    Labor is covered by the installer or under extended warranty if purchased

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