I’m looking to replace my Trane 17 yr old Gas Furnace and AC with another Trane system and take advantage of the Fed Tax Credit. I had local reputable Trane rep come out to give me an estimate on a Gas Furnace / HP system. The following is his proposed system:
Furnace: XV95 2 Stage VS Gas Model # TUH2C1OOA9V4VA
HP: 4 ton 15 seer XR15 Model # 4TWR5O48E1OOOA
Coil: 5 ton coil Model # 4txad061bc3hua
T-Stat: Honeywell IAQ
So, after I got my quote I asked the rep why the XR15 was rated at 15 seer for this configuration since I noticed the XR15 HP is rated up to 16.5 seer. This is what the rep said:
“The seer rating has to do with the coil and furnace blend. But most important is the size of the system. A 2-ton or even 3-ton system could possible reach 16 seer. The XR15 with the furnace and coil quoted only reached 14 seer. There is not a 3.5 or 4 ton dual fuel system stat will reach the seer required for the federal tax credit”
So, my question is… Is there any validity to what this rep is telling me? I find is hard to believe I can’t get a XR15 HP matched up with the XV95 that would give me above 14 seer.
Does anyone have any recommendations as to what combination I should try?
NOTE: I thought the XL15i was not worth it for the money. Also, these forums helped me come to the conclusion to not go for the XL16i.