Lennox vs. Trane 13 seer unit...opinions please

joereichJune 9, 2011

Ok so I've narrowed down my replacement a/c system to the following:

Lennox XC13-042 3.5 ton with Lennox 4 ton coil - $4550

Trane XR13 (3042D) 3.5 ton with Trane 4 ton coil - $5,450

Trane XB13 (3042A) 3.5 ton with Trane 4 ton coil - $4,750

The Lennox has a 10 year warranty. The Trane XR I believe has a 10 year warrany. The Trane XB is either 5 or 8...not sure. Both are reputable installers and authorized dealers.

What are your thoughts on Trane vs. Lennox? Which would be the cost effective option in the long run?

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tigerdunes

as long as the evap coil is a Lennox(not a third party) and you get the 10 yr warranty parts and compressor, then go with the Lennox XC13. I would not pay $1K additional for the Trane XR13.

IMO

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 4:26PM
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joereich

Additional info. The furnace is fine. It's a single stage 80,000 btu Trane.
So no issues mixing and matching brands?
Is the XR worth $700 more than the XB?
Based on past data, which is more likely to fail quicker?
Based on my reading, I am a bit shy on the Lennox due to reviews...but should I be?

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 4:31PM
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joereich

Yes, its' a Lennox coil
Yes, the Lennox has a 10 year compressor warranty. 5 years on parts but it becomes 10 after you register the unit with Lennox. They will extend the warranty to 12 years parts AND labor for another $550. I might ask they throw that in for free. Probably worth it.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 7:35PM
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joereich

Ok, thanks. So I shouldn't be concerned with the Lennox unit.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 4:16PM
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