I'm getting ready to install a new Trane complete system. I live in the L.A. area, Newbury Park in Ventura County.
I've pretty much decided on the XV80 variable speed furnace installed in the attic. Furnace and AC are 4-ton.
I'm having trouble deciding which outdoor AC to go with.
I would like to have R-410a for peace of mind.
I was originally set on getting the xl14i with R-410a.
Now the xl15i just came out which is R-22 ONLY but has an improved, quieter fan system, as well as some fix to keep the copper lines going to the coil from vibrating, which I suppose is a rare problem in the xl14i, I don't know. Does anyone know of this vibration/noise problem with the copper tubing in the xl14i? That's what I am MOST concerned about.
Now I'm wondering if I should look into and get a price for the xl16i which is R-410a ONLY and 2-stage compressor instead of 1-stage like the 14 and 15 so I could still get R-410a. I don't yet know the price increase to go to the 2-stage xl16i. Maybe it's inhibitive anyway.
Like I said, I feel like I should go with R-410a, but it bothers me that the brand new xl15i only comes with R-22.
[Edited by grant_socal on 07-15-2005 at 01:36 AM]