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  1. #1
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    Question on maintenance Trane XL14i.
    It looks like I will be going with a Trane system, complete system, air handlers unit and heat pump.
    The Sales rep told me that I will not need
    Maintenance on this system for 10 years, no yearly maintenance is needed. Is this true?

    Thanks
    Bob

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    I am not sure about that..

    Unless you are good about keeping up on keeping the coil flushed, and the pan on the bottom of the unit clean, and air filter changed. Then yeah, you might be able to get by with out needing a service call.


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    Would buy a brand new car & not have it serviced for 10yrs.? Sounds like he's sellin' you a line....
    WHY?

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    Question He said the only

    He said the only thing I will need to do is change the air filter once a year.

    Bobbart

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    Might be true.

    I see a fair amount of units that haven't had anything done to them for 10 years.

    Of course by the time I'm done correcting all the things that should have been done over that ten year time frame, cost alot more then annual service would have.
    Not to mention all the extra electric they used.


    Doesn't sound like this company wants to be bothered with you after they have your money.
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  6. #6
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    From the XL14i owner's manual...

    Call your dealer for additional routine maintenance

    Your air conditioning system should be inspected regularly by a properly trained service technician. The inspection (preferably twice each year, but at least once a year) should include the following:
    Routine inspection of air filter(s). Replacement or cleaning as required.
    Inspection and cleaning of the blower wheel, housing, and motor as required. Inspection and, if required, cleaning of indoor and outdoor coils.
    Inspection of the indoor coil drain pan, plus the primary and secondary drain lines. If supplied, the auxiliary drain pan and line should be inspected at this time. Service should include cleaning, if required.
    A check of all electrical wiring and connections.
    A check for secure physical connections of individual components within units.
    Operational check for the air conditioning system to determine actual working condition. Necessary repair and/or adjustment should be performed at this time.
    Your servicing dealer may offer an economical service or preventative maintenance agreement that covers seasonal inspections. Ask your dealer for further details.

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    Originally posted by bobbart
    Question on maintenance Trane XL14i.
    It looks like I will be going with a Trane system, complete system, air handlers unit and heat pump.
    The Sales rep told me that I will not need
    Maintenance on this system for 10 years, no yearly maintenance is needed. Is this true?

    Thanks
    Bob
    Who ever told you that is wrong the system should be servived every year.Drain needs to be cleaned motors oiled freon checked ETC. if your system runs low on freon and the compressor starts to go out on thermal over load you can loose a compressor$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$..

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    Originally posted by bobbart
    Question on maintenance Trane XL14i.
    It looks like I will be going with a Trane system, complete system, air handlers unit and heat pump.
    The Sales rep told me that I will not need
    Maintenance on this system for 10 years, no yearly maintenance is needed. Is this true?

    Thanks
    Bob
    Who ever told you that is wrong the system should be serviced every year.Drain needs to be cleaned motors oiled freon checked ETC. if your system runs low on freon and the compressor starts to go out on thermal over load you can loose a compressor$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$..

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    Talking Re: He said the only

    Originally posted by bobbart
    He said the only thing I will need to do is change the air filter once a year.

    Bobbart
    this sounds like something are old saleman used to say,even with those perfect fit media filters.....man,did i have a ton of calls due to that very fact,filthy filters,....your first years service,should be included,should it not?......if you are looking for advice,have it serviced at least twice a year,once in the spring(ac),and once in the fall(heat)....you just spent good money for a quality product,so keep it in tip top shape.....just my two cents!!!!!!

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    a word to the wise

    well said too tall! an ounce of prevention is still with a pound of cure

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    Thanks Guys ...That's what i Thought

    Thanks Guys ...That's what I Thought, the system should have preventative maintenance at lease once a year. I will check around for another dealer and also call Trane myself and clarified this statement.

    Bobbart

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    All systems should be serviced TWICE a year. Once in the spring to get it ready for the summer, then once again in the fall to get it ready for winter. Any good service tech would do this. Most companies have what's called a PM contract, where you pay one price per year to get the check ups. It's well worth the money to prevent alot of trouble.
    "If you can't fix it, don't break it."

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    Even brand new cars need oil changes after certain intervals. Your equipment definately needs routine maintiance, even if the manufacturer's warranty is ten years on the XL14i. Regular maintannace is the only way you can spot a problem before it becomes a major problem.

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