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  1. #1
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    I'm from Atlanta, GA and have a ~20 year gas furnace that is still chugging along but is less than efficient. I also have an old AC unit that needs a charge every season. With gas prices on the rise I am thinking now is the time to update our HVAC. I have a good friend who has been in the HVAC business for years and can offer me either a Westinghouse or Trane Dual Fuel Heat Pumps. He is having problems with Trane on his personal system and is a bit leery of stating any significant advantages of Trane over Westinghouse.

    Since our AC pad is directly off our patio (and for the added comfort level)I am leaning towards a two stage system.

    With that being said I would greatly appreciate your all's opinions between the top of the line Westinghouse HP (15+ SEER Heat Pump Model #FT4BF)and a Trane XL series HP.


  2. #2
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    I don’t like a company who specializes in A/C’s for double wides/ double axles/ triple axle/ or triple wides.

  3. #3
    Who said anything about a mobile home. there is nothing wrong with living in a mobile, if you were not so over priced you might not feel so bad about living in one

  4. #4
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    No Double Wide here...and I agree nothing wrong if it were.

    It's a brick ranch 1600 sq ft on the main floor with 800 sq ft basement. The house was built in 1967.

    [Edited by wadeatl on 10-07-2005 at 11:19 PM]

  5. #5
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    Nordyne is just leasing the Westinghouse name for marketing purposes.

    Go look at the actual performance specifications and you will see why it is not a good choice.

    Lastly, here is one word to describe why mobile homes are the worst investment you could ever make in your life:

    DEPRECIATION

  6. #6
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    The Nordyne product uses the Copeland Ultra compressor, just like Lennox, Amana etc. Who cares of they lease the name. If the dealer does a great job of installing, it will be a wonderful system.

    I've heard of problems with the XL19i heat pumps and some bugs in the 16i as well. The single speed units have been great, we've installed many, I much prefer the scroll to the recip. Most XLi single stage units will be scroll except the small ones.

  7. #7
    if a system has a problem it will be a problem till its fixed. trane is better equipment than westinghouse but tranes coils are hard to clean and i personally think carriers perfromance series systems are the best going.
    but if i were you i would stick to trane,carrier or lennox and forget about the rest.

  8. #8
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    Originally posted by madeinusa
    Nordyne is just leasing the Westinghouse name for marketing purposes.

    Go look at the actual performance specifications and you will see why it is not a good choice.

    Lastly, here is one word to describe why mobile homes are the worst investment you could ever make in your life:

    DEPRECIATION
    Could say the same about automobiles.

  9. #9
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    True, there have been problems with the 19i but I think Trane has taken care of them. Thank God. The re-plumbing of the C/U was a pain!
    WHY?

  10. #10
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    We sell Westinghouse 15+ SEER 410a HPs all the time. I have one on my house for 1.5 yrs now. I've had 0 problems with my installs or my system. Its far quieter than the 10 SEER Lennox we replaced on my house.


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