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Forum topic by Paul D posted 05-02-2008 07:28 PM 1490 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul D

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05-02-2008 07:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trane hvac

My 10+ yr old builder grade HVAC is about to expire. Actually, it died this week but we’ve been able to fix it temporarily. I’m considering going with a whole house TRANE units, the XB13 line. If you own a TRANE, I’d like to hear the good, bad and ugly in your own experience.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia


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#1 posted 05-02-2008 07:49 PM

I’ll get my son to answer this when he gets home this eve. He sells several lines of HVAC equipment including Trane.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#2 posted 05-03-2008 07:11 AM

Paul D,

This is DocK’s son. The Trane product line is excellent and backed by outstanding warranties. Personally I would not purchase a XB model because they only have a 5 year warranty on parts and compressor. The XR are better and the XL is the best. Make sure you buy a 410a system. In 2010 all HVAC manufactures are mandated quit producing R22 units. Therefore causing a rapid increase in price on servicing a R22 unit. I also suggest buying a Cleanaffects air filter system. It removes 99.8% of pollen and viruses in the air. Are you looking at a dual fuel system or a heat pump and an air handler? Are you looking for a top of the line system to save on energy or are you looking for an average system that provides a good warranty? There are lots of options, but whatever you do be sure you do some research. I would strongly suggest purchasing a 10 year parts and labor warranty.

Remember…the unit is only good if it is installed and maintained properly. Do research and make sure your contractor knows what he is doing. Talk to other customers and call the Trane distributor in your area and talk to their Feild Service Representative. They will be honest with you and tell you who the good contractors are. If you have any other questions please ask…it is a big investment.

here are some websites:
www.trane.com
www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 07:55 PM

Thats good advice!
I’ve been doing HVAC for over 30 yrs and would not buy anything but Trane.
Make sure to maintain it as suggested by the owners manual.
Ed

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 10:49 PM

Thanks for the help DocK & Son. We are just wanting a good system with a good warranty that will get us through the next 10 years or so of owning the house. We are likely to move after that and so I don’t really want top of the line.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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