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Is Trane or Am/Standard that much better?

Posted by Beaufortdan (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 17, 12 at 13:42

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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RE: Is Trane or Am/Standard that much better?

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.

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RE: Is Trane or Am/Standard that much better?

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


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RE: Is Trane or Am/Standard that much better?

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.


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RE: Is Trane or Am/Standard that much better?

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


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