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    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.

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    XR15

    what size and what mdl air handler quoted?

    what size heat strip?

    what mdl thermostat?

    IMO

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    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)

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    malibu

    I certainly would find out air handler mdl number and thermostat selection.

    BTW, what's your location? warm area climate?

    IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdunes View Post
    malibu

    I certainly would find out air handler mdl number and thermostat selection.

    BTW, what's your location? warm area climate?

    IMO
    Thanks I am in central NC so we have hot humid summers.

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    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.

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    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
    N4h32akc compressor
    Honeywell T-stat

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    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.

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