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    Need help deciding on a system. Trane vs. Lennox

    We live in Arkansas in a 2 story house. (2000 sq ft down, 1000 sq ft up). I have received a couple of bids to replace the condenser and coil for the upstairs unit (Trane XL1000 2 ton, 10 seer, single speed blower) and need help/input.

    *Note: I will not be changing out the furnace

    1st quote: Trane XR13 and matching coil* (Also quoted XR14 for about 10% more)

    2nd quote: Lennox XC13 and matching coil

    Both bids included all labor, charging of system and cleanup.

    2nd quote is about 10% less than the Trane XR13 quoted job.

    Having said all that I would like input on the following:
    1) What is the advantage of the XR14 over the XR13

    2) Not being as familiar with the Lennox equipment, in your opinion which of the 3 systems would be a better choice and why.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    1)The XR14 will save you more money to run then the XR13.

    2) The one with the better installation crew, and service techs for later on down the road.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    The South

    XR14 and go heat pump with matching coil.

    when furnace needs replacing change out to a var spd air handler.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    DC Metro Area (MD)
    The XR14 will likely save nothing in terms of efficiency (should be just 13 SEER--need coil model # to confirm) with the single-speed blower. You will get the reciprocating compressor whichever way you go in the 2-ton size. In my opinion, 10% more isn't worth it for no apparent gain.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    burlington county n.j.
    take the Lennox with a scroll over the Trane recip compressor every time.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post
    take the Lennox with a scroll over the Trane recip compressor every time.
    Amen Brother! Take the XC13!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Rochelle Il / Chicago
    Both units come from good manufactures, but is good to get references and check them. I have a heat pump with my system and saved a bundle this heating season. My pay back was lass than 1 season for the upgrade. My customers in my region project a 2 year pay back on up grade. But if you're just looking to replace ac only, I would recommend the Lennox but check references and compare warranties. We offer 5 year p & L.

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