Trane furnace choices:XR95 or XV95 or XL95 ?

fisher_manSeptember 17, 2011

Hello, experts!

I read everything I could about Trane and still can't figure out which furnace is best for my needs.

According to the calculations I need a 60,000 BTU furnace and a 2 ton AC. I live in Pittsburgh, PA.

The question is about reliability and comfort:

XL95 communicating furnace - sounds great, but I am concerned with reliability

XV95 - a winner ?

XR95 - may be 1 stage heat is not great for Pittsburgh weather.

Should I go with the authorized dealer? What if the price is too high? The equipment is covered by Trane either way. Am I wrong?

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tigerdunes

Fisher

XV95.

You will need a two stg thermostat for best operation.

What are you doing about AC?

IMO

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 7:30AM
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fisher_man

Tigerdunes! Thank you !!!!! Got some peace of mind.

AC - thinking of XR15 15 SEER, but may be save ($) and go with XR13.

XL is probably expensive.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 7:53AM
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tigerdunes

Fisher

And I do prefer using authorized dealers.

Both XR13 and XR15 are nice condensers. Weigh the cost difference vs the potential savings. You do want a Trane coil, no third party coil substitute.

I also suggestive good 4-5" pleated filter media cabinet.

IMO

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 11:20AM
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veesubotee

Can you tell us to what kind of 'calculations' you refer? How about sensible and latent loads?

V

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 12:39PM
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fisher_man

Thank you, Tigerdunes,

Filter cabinet sounds good, but that's an additional expense. I may not be able to pull it all off.

Hello, Veesubotee:

I just used an online calculator, where you enter the square footage of the house, very simple. I do realize that it's not accurate, but different online calculators give me similar results: from 41,000 - 48,000 BTU furnace. You are not going to approve the approach, but that's all I can do.
Hope it will all work out.

Thank you!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 5:36PM
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veesubotee

Right off of the bat, you could take 2 identical homes 1000 feet apart, but oriented differently. Each might have different heat loss/gain properties.

You could spend $50 and do it yourself. Take a look at hvaccomputer.com. You can try out the software to get the feel of it. won't give you any results. Need to fork over the cash.

P.S., don't add any fudge factors; already built in. Note: Always make sure that the a/c unit you choose has the necessary sensible capacity.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 8:34AM
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tigerdunes

Fisher

One thought.

Assuming your heating load calc is accurate, you might check with a Carrier/Bryant dealer about a closer sizing match on a two stg var speed furnace.

IMO

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 9:13AM
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