New to the forum but have read most of the posts and leaned lots. Also work for a large company with its own HVAC pros some of which have worked at or owned a residential business (one was a Trane dealer). I am torn between the Rheem Mod 90 Plus and the Trane XV 90 and the matching A/C unit (11 or 12 SEER R-22). So I am turning to the pros here for help. The pros here at work say both are quality units so go with the contractor who gives you the warm and fuzzies.
I am told that the Trane VS DC blower is protected such that it will not burn out. Is the Rheem VS DC blower similarly protected?
On the Trane XV, both the blower and draft inducer motors are VS DC while on the Rheem only the blower is. Is this a show stopper for the Rheem?
The Trane has the new igniter that lasts a long time while the Rheem uses a spark. Any concerns with this?
I have found a good contractor for each brand and to my surprise both quotes are the same $$. The Trane dealer has said he will reuse our 35 yr. old copper tubing while the Rheem contactor says he will use new. I have been told to replace as much with new as possible and this is exactly what the Rheem contactor said. Any thoughts?
All but one contactor (the Trane contactor who I would use) has said to install an attic fan for removing heat in the summer. Should this be installed?
Any other info would be appreciated to help me decide between the Rheem and Trane.