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  1. #1
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    Cool trane discontinueing side vent

    I was told that trane was getting rid of the XL14 and that the 15 was next and that the side vent was also a problem for units that are boxed in ( near house in a corner...)

    opinions??

    I am trying to decide betweeen Trane, York and lennox and the 2 contractors are pushing back and forth with reasons

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  2. #2
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    Go with the Trane. You can't go wrong with it. I installed the 16i in my personal home and love it. I deal with trane on a daily basis and have heard nothing about problems with the side vent or discontinuing of the 14i. From someone who works on this stuff everyday. I see far less tranes than anything else. i feel that lennox has dropped off in quality in the past few yrs. I've seen a lot of issues with the high pressure switch on the 410 systems. As for york....I wouldnt put that in a crack house.

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    Funny. I've repped Carrier, Trane, and York. Can't say that any of them have higher failure rates than the others.

    RLEE... it's quite obvious that you've not been around the Affinity product by York. It is the absolute quietest product on the market.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    I believe the R22 version of the 14 is being discontinued. Gonna happen to all R22 units in about another 18 months.
    The side vent is a problem for some installations. There is a work around for it.

    If the guy telling you this is the Trane guy, he's being very honest.
    If its any of the othe guys, brand bashing to make a sell is a poor salesmans tactic.
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  5. #5
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    A homeowner won't care how quiet it is if they are always having to call someone to fix it ! Last time i checked the Lennox XP 15 was the quietest. But If you wont to help someone make a poor choice then thats on you!

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    Most people would post a sound rating to back up heir opinion.
    Sound whats the sound rating of the Lennox 15.
    Last edited by beenthere; 06-17-2008 at 10:07 PM.
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