Heat pump: Trane XR15 or Tempstar
Wanted to see what folks thought about this. I need to replace my heat pump and I have a few quotes. These two quotes are the same price but equipment is different: Trane XR15 15 seer or Tempstar 13 seer.
I would think the 15 seer for the same price as the 13 would be the way to go on one hand but I am not sure which may have the best service record. Trane used to be good many years ago but I am not sure about now. Both have the 10 year parts warranty.
what size and what mdl air handler quoted?
what size heat strip?
what mdl thermostat?
Well, he did not list the model number for the unit or the thermostat. This is what I have from the quote: INSTALL NEW TRANE XR15 2 TON HEAT PUMP, HIGH EFFICIENT BLOWER AIR HANDLER & 5KW AUX
HEAT STRIPS (current 30 amp breaker/wire limits to 5KW)
I certainly would find out air handler mdl number and thermostat selection.
BTW, what's your location? warm area climate?
Thanks I am in central NC so we have hot humid summers.
Originally Posted by tigerdunes
I would get full model numbers from each company. Tempstar has a really nice line then their el cheapo outdoor units. Gotta know which they are quoting.
Here is the Trane:
Air handler is a high efficient motor. 4twr - xr15
We install honeywell 6000 programmable thermostats.
Here is the Tempstar info:
Fsm4x2400A air handler
Looks like base/builder level Tempstar equipment. Ask the Trane dealer what the model number of the air handler is that he proposes to install -- doesn't look to be variable speed which in my opinion is the way to go with the XR15.