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Same Price. Which would you go with?

Posted by designergrey (My Page) on
Fri, May 13, 11 at 13:00

So after the research, the calculations on size and finding qualified installers it all is coming down to two units. Exact same price. Just under $7,000.

A Trane XL14c packaged unit heat pump or Lennox 15CHPX Packaged Heat Pump.

If I was deciding without any further input I would go for the Lennox because it is a 15 SEER vs. the Trane 14 seer.

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RE: Same Price. Which would you go with?


what is your location?

what size are you considering?

units have demand defrost or time defrost?

what size heat strip?

I believe you are misinformed about the Seer efficiency.

According to AHRI Directory, on a three ton system, Trane has as good if not better performance/eff numbers.

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RE: Same Price. Which would you go with?

Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Size: 3 Ton

Defrost: I'm not sure, I will have to find out how each unti handles its defrost.

SEER: I am going of the websites and quotes. The Lennox Says 15 SEER and the Trane says 14 SEER.

Heat Strip: Both quotes say "Electric Back-up Heat". I've never used the heat function on the current packaged unit. It just doesn't get cold enough to need it. Even when we had some below 32 degrees here.

Do I need to specify a specific size heat strip for my area?

Thanks for the information. I will look into the details.

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