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

Posted by jreich (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 9, 11 at 16:12

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

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.

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

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?


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

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.


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

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


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