Trane XV95 vs Bryant Evolution- New Jersey

eaglezmaniacApril 3, 2011

Hi Trying to decide between a Bryant system and a Trane System

Bryant quoted was

Evolution Plus 95s furnace 95% 80,000 btu

Evolution AC 187B and Coil 16.5 SEER 4Ton

Evolution thermostat

Trane quoted was

Trane XV95 furnace 95% 80,000 btu

16xli AC unit 3 Ton

Honeywell Vision 8000 thermostat

Prices are close enough I would go with either based on price. Right now I'm leaning toward the Bryant. Sounds like there control system is very good- One of the best according to most websites. My old goodman Furnace is 90% and the goodman AC unit was a 10 seer 3 ton AC unit but it really would not cool the house well in the late afternoon. 3:30 to 6:30. My house is in the sun all day.

Can anyone give me feedback on either system?

Thanks!

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CJ Mechanical of North jersey llc.

I personally installed many of the Bryant systems hear in new jersey .Great systems! cant say much about the trane
Thr Bryant models work well together.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 8:16AM
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tigerdunes

eaglez
Both are nice systems.

However, the three stage Bryant furnace with matching Evolution control has the decided edge. Post mdl number of furnace and matching Bryant evap coil.

Your comment on cooling issue warrants a look by quoting dealer. What size 187B AC condenser is dealer quoting? I would want a thorough inspection of your ductwork system. Perhaps there is an opportunity for insulation improvement. You might consider a load calculation to verify correct sizing. What size furnace are you replacing?

I would recommend a pleated box filter cabinet and a new and correctly sized refrigerant lineset.

IMO
Good Luck!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 8:59AM
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eaglezmaniac

they listed 355C 3 stage 95% evolution 80,000 btu
16.5 seer model 187 4 ton puron ac unit
Bryant N coil
7/8" x 30' line set
Evolution T-Stat

My house is exposed on all sides so it is in the sun all day. Cape cod style home. Most companies that came in said my ductwork looked like it was installed correctly/nicely

Thanks for your input

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 11:11AM
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tigerdunes

eagle

so you are moving up in size of AC from a three ton to a four ton condenser? post mdl/size of evap coil. dealer needs to make certain ductwork both supply and return can handle the extra CFMs.

I do recommend a pleated filter media cabinet.

IMO

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 11:31AM
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eaglezmaniac

Yes, I was going to go with the pleated media cabinet option. How do you determine if your existing ductwork can handle the CFM? What is the mdl/size?

Thanks again for the input

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 3:42PM
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mike_home

You have to measure the duct work to determine if it can handle the air flow. It is the contractor's job to do this and perform a load calculation. If he does not, then he is guessing.

How many square feet is your house? Where in NJ are you located?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 6:56PM
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eaglezmaniac

It's 1650 square feet.... cape cod style house. South jersey. I was asking for my own knowledge not to mention to see what they tell me.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 7:11PM
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veesubotee

I think you need to insist on a heat calc.

Unless your house is made of tissue paper, the sizes proposed seem excessive.

I'm in Camden Cnty, with a 2500 SF home. It's 22 years old and has great windows and good insulation. By heat calc, it requires 60,000 BTU and 3.5 T.

What are your current furnace and a/c (sizes)?

V

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 7:10AM
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tigerdunes

A professionally performed load calculation for both heating and cooling is indicated at your design temps both outside and inside. I wouldn�t make a move until this was performed by Bryant dealer. Get it in writing!

IMO

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 7:33AM
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eaglezmaniac

He's coming out to do a heat load calc this week. He said the quote was for a 3 TON AC condensing unit and a 4 Ton Coil

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 12:17PM
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eaglezmaniac

He did the load calc and said it was a hair over 3 Ton. So I guess at this point the 3 ton is the best fit. Hopefully the new Bryant system performs a better than my 10 year old goodman did.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 4:53PM
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tigerdunes

eagle

what was the load calc in heating? do you really need the 80K model or perhaps the 60K would be fine?

IMO

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 5:43PM
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veesubotee

How about sensible/latent heat breakdown? Can you tell us the town? If not, the county?

V

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 7:51PM
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CJ Mechanical of North jersey llc.

You better discuss your current duct work size and make sure it can move the required air flow within the house.
If it does not moveit properly The unit could go into a lock out.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2011 at 8:18PM
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