Is Trane or Am/Standard that much better?

BeaufortdanAugust 17, 2012

I have 4 quotes for replacing my Heat Pumps. I have two 1.5 tons units. The quotes are for 13 SEER units, and Trane and American Standard are coming in about $ 2000 more than the Carrier, and we are talking base units. My first choice is Am/standard, but wonder if Carrier is the way to go.

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tigerdunes

I would want to see mdl numbers being quoted both inside air handler and outside condenser before I commented.

However, I would insist on seacoast shield rating on either brand.

IMO

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 1:55PM
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tigerdunes

I would want to see mdl numbers being quoted both inside air handler and outside condenser before I commented.

However, I would insist on seacoast shield rating on either brand.

IMO

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 1:56PM
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neohioheatpump

Well, Trane and American Std heatpumps have demand defrost on their heatpumps. I don't think its worth 2-grand extra. Ask if the Am. STd. quote can match the price of the compare carrier model. If they can't then go with the carrier model.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 3:44PM
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tigerdunes

Well while I like demand defrost, it just is not a big issue in a southern coastal location like Beaufort, SC.where winter temps rarely get below freezing.

Seacoast shield rating though is most important!

IMO

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 3:48PM
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