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Pricing on Trane Package Units Gas/Electric

Posted by wmwalker (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 10, 12 at 16:53

Given a repair estimate of about a grand for a 3-ton Trane all-in-one unit that is approximately 14 years old, replacement may be a better option. However, the replacement cost of $4.3k for the bottom-of-the-line Trane XB13C (13 seer, 80% afue) strikes me as on the high side.

So, I have two questions: First, is the price reasonable given that it is a straight replacement? Second, would it be better to invest a bit more to get the XL13c or even the XL14c (14.2 seer, 80%)?

The unit is for the first floor (approximately 1600 sq ft)of a 1937 home in the Atlantic Southeast where humidity is high but temperatures rarely dip below 30 on the coldest of nights.

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RE: Pricing on Trane Package Units Gas/Electric


I don't think that's a high price at all for a Trane gas/AC package unit.

Pls note the XB13c only has a 10 yr warranty on heat exchanger.
By moving up to the XL13c, you get a 20 yr warranty on the heat exchanger. Depending on upgrade price, that would be the least that I would want.

Of course the XL14c is very nice, more expensive, and quieter with the var speed blower. Plus it as two stg heat-would require a true two stg thermostat for best operation.

I will assume sizing is correct, that lineset is correct size, and that you have good filter protection for blower motor and evap coil.

You might want to check to see if the three ton is available in different heating sizes.


RE: Pricing on Trane Package Units Gas/Electric


Thanks so much for the feedback, for I am seriously challenged when it comes to HVAC issues, particularly when the temperature inside the house is a chilly 52! I obviously did not plan for the cold snap when I put off making the decision in order to do more research.

At this point I strongly suspect that I will be spending money on icynene insulation under the floor in the wall-vented crawl space as well!

Thanks again!

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