Trane Systes

dbmetJune 13, 2011

I'm looking at a new 5 ton System..

I have prices for the XR13 with the GAM5 air handler that is 13.75 SEER

And a XR15 with the GAM5 air handler that is 14 SEER, and is 350.00 more?

Is there any difference in these condensers that warrants the extra cost?

d

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tigerdunes

dbmet

here are the performance/eff numbers on the 5 ton XR13 and XR15 paired with GAM5 air handler.

4150902 Active Systems XR13 TRANE 4TTR3060D1 GAM5A0C60M51 58500 11.00 13.75

4150923 Active Systems XR15 TRANE 4TTR5060E1 GAM5A0C60M51 56000 11.50 14.00

I would say under this comparison the XR15 is not worth it.

However, if good dehumidification is important to your area/climate, then I would want the var speed air handler.
see below.

4385366 Active Systems XR15 TRANE 4TTR5060E1 *AM7A0C60H51 57000 12.00 14.50

4385368 Active Systems XR15 TRANE 4TTR5061E1 *AM7A0C60H51 57500 13.00 16.00

The second choice is two stg with var speed air handler and has the best numbers.

I still would consider the HP version. But if you are intent on going with AC with heat strip, I would definitely want the heat strip staged.

IMO

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 5:05PM
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dbmet

Thanks I've been looking all over for those numbers.Thanks again
..I think the TAM7 is out of my price range currently..

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 5:53PM
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tigerdunes

dbmet

you should ask about the TAM7. to the dealer, the wholesale cost is only several humdred dollars more.

get your negotiating skills in gear!

IMO

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 6:37PM
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dbmet

Define Several hundred dollars...If you knew how many quotes I've asked for on all the lennox equipment and then the Trane equipment, I think I've driven him crazy..Haha

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 8:34PM
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tigerdunes

dbmet

2-3 hundred dollars is dealer's cost difference.

OK I understand. LOL.

just wanted you to know. hope I've helped with the info.

A properly informed homeowner makes the best decision.

IMO
Good Luck!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 8:40PM
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dbmet

Yup you helped alot..I have been searching the ari site and couldn't find that match to save my life..

Maybe I will ask him anyway..Figure if I'm spending that much whats one more question after this many..Lol
Thanks
daryl

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 8:48PM
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dbmet

Can anyone tell me more about how the TAM7 will work with the XR13 or XR15?
Is it variable speed all the time? Does it only run on low when it needs to or high when it needs to?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 9:50AM
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tigerdunes

dbmet

you have rec'd good info on the other forum about the var speed air handler.

besides the quiet operation, it does help with humidity control. and if humidity is a big concern, you can include a thermostat that allows for "dehumidify on demand" feature.

For your location/climate, I think it would be a better choice than the high eff TAM5 mdl air handler.

IMO

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 6:26PM
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dbmet

Anybody know if the TAM7 will match up with the HoneyWell Prestige Hd Thermostat and work well? They want an arm and leg for the new TZone 950 thermostat and relay panel

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 10:49PM
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