We're considering two Trane XL15i heat pumps (3ton & 2ton, separate variable speed air handler) to replace two 1992 era Ruud SEER10 units that aren't working so well. We can't seem to find sound level specs on the web for the Trane. We've read multiple posts on this forum regarding piston vs scroll and noise and now we're somewhat concerned that the Trane may be louder. I would assume the specs would be the first starting point. Anyone happen to know where we can find these for the XL15i? (We haven't asked the company who's quoting the job yet.) These units are along a wall that adjoins our master bedroom. Since these Trane units appear to have a solid top, we're wondering if that will direct more sound towards the wall. I would think so. The old RUUD systems are pretty noisy in the winter, not so much in the summer. We live in East Tennessee, slightly longer cooling season, but not by much.
We have a friend who has Carrier (not the Infinity series, but below that) and those units are very quiet. I think he has the specs for those units so perhaps we can compare the specs and we'll sort of know what to expect.
And another reason we're asking is that we haven't made up our mind to go with Trane just yet. We like the local company that carries Trane and everything I read on here says the install is the most important aspect. However, if it keeps me awake at night.....
All advice would be appreciated & thanks in advance!