Trane vs Bryant/Carrier
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  1. #1
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    Trane vs Bryant/Carrier

    We are about to replace our 27-year-old GE heat pump with something new.
    Questions:
    Some of the Bryant dealers say that Bryant is just Carrier with a different name. True or False?
    Based on cost and dealer reputation, we have narrowed our choices to similar size units in the Bryant Preferred series, or Trane XR13 series. Which would you suggest?
    Both of those brands have a cheaper line of heat pumps, and a more expensive line that are more efficient. However, calculations indicate we would not save enough electricity to pay for the pricier unit. But if the top-of-the-line units are also more reliable and longer-lived than the mid-grade, then money (and frustration) saved on maintenance might make them a better buy. Your thoughts?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Regardless of brand,get a Variable Speed (ECM motor),in the indoor unit,with dehumidification control,like Bryant Thermidistat,or better yet Evolution Control.

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    Trane/American Standard's entry level units are built just as solid as their top-of-the-line units. The more expensive units simply have more features for enhanced efficiency & comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summit View Post
    Trane/American Standard's entry level units are built just as solid as their top-of-the-line units. The more expensive units simply have more features for enhanced efficiency & comfort.
    Or put another way their 50 ton commercial units are as solid as their entry level units.

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    Model numbers provided for indoor and outdoor units?

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    bryant and carrier are essentially the same product

    if it were my home it would be a Trane system, hand down.

    but i may be a little biased

    although am a carrier and trane dealer, i sell more trane system's...

    inless zoning is required, then i would much rather have a carrier bryant infinity evolution system
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