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Old 05-28-2011, 11:09 AM
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Is there any significant difference between a Carrier and a Trane heat pump for a 1700-1800 sq ft house. Considering

Carrier 25HBC330 2..5 ton 13.00 SEER
Carrier 25HCC530 2.5 ton 15.00 SEER

Trane XB 14 2.5 ton 15.00 SEER
Trane XL 15i 2.5 ton 15.75 SEER

Is there any benefit to going to a 3 ton?

One Trane bid mentions a seacoast kit SSHD00378.

All are single stage.

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Is there any significant difference between a Carrier and a Trane heat pump for a 1700-1800 sq ft house. Considering

Carrier 25HBC330 2..5 ton 13.00 SEER
Carrier 25HCC530 2.5 ton 15.00 SEER

Trane XB 14 2.5 ton 15.00 SEER
Trane XL 15i 2.5 ton 15.75 SEER

I'm not familar with the newer models of any Mfg.

Is there any benefit to going to a 3 ton? Depends on the load calculations. It's bad to over size. An oversized unit will cool faster, but will take out less humidity. 3 tons will do 1800 sq ft of poorly insulated and 2400 sq ft of well insulated space. Very general rule of thumb and is not a substitute for a proper load calculation.

One Trane bid mentions a seacoast kit SSHD00378. Probably a coating for a salt air enviroment.

All are single stage.

Thanks.
Price is a consideration. The contractor doing the install and service is the most important consideration. I was trained at the Carrier school in Syracuse. I prefer Trane.
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Between those 2 I too prefer Trane. One thing people don't consider about going with higher efficiency units is the price of the parts after the warranty is out. All brands, but Carrier and Trane are among the highest, higher efficiency parts can run triple (or more) the cost of standard efficiency parts. You don't want to pay for a variable speed blower motor out of warranty on a Carrier or Trane. We replaced 2 circuit breakers on a Trane variable speed air handler the other day. These are not standard breakers you get at Lowes. They had to come from the Trane distributor. Total repair bill was $500. I like 13 seer equipment. With the up front price difference and the energy savings over the life of the unit, if you have to have 1 repair out of warranty the difference in the repair cost of 16 seer vs. 13 seer negates all your savings.
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MD/DC is borderline for strict heatpumps. I'm in same general area and went with the Carrier performance series hybrid dual fuel (2 stage propane heat) and love it. 2 Years in have saved a ton of money and the winter months are very comfortable.

And I got a 10 year, all inclusive parts and labor warranty.
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I am a Trane dealer since 1992, I was a Carrier dealer as well for a year.(you can make the assumption)The xl 15i is a big waste of money. The seacoast kit is usually used under the extended warranty. It is required within a mile from the coast with the extended warranty. The XB is the best bang for the buck. Have your dealer put the 10 year part warranty on the XB, it is very inexpensive. Have a load calculation done on your home, like Dave said above.
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I have Trane with the 10 year warranty (labor and parts). My house has three units and two have been replaced under warranty (interior) and one compressor. I have been very pleased with the systems and warranty.
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