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Looking at a new furnace...Trane or Carrier?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by cfred70, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:28 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    The difference between Goodman and Amana is that Amana only sells to licensed contractors/installers. Goodman sells it's units to ANYBODY, typically people who are unqualified to install or even work on HVAC equipment.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    I went with Rheem and have been very happy with my unit
     
  3. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    ps- never be the first buyer of a tract home.
     
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  4. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:50 PM
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    TomC843 BRIDGE 4!

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    What area do you live that your supply house is selling HVAC equipment to unlicensed people. Never seen equipment not sold on eBay sold too unlicensed guys. Thats why you cant buy it at Lowes, and hell call the EPA on the suppy house.
     
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  5. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    :amen:
     
  6. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    PennSilverTaco I have Ass Burgers...

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    Not a particular supply house...

    I've seen Goodman systems for sale online!
     
  7. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    Goodman.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2018 at 6:30 AM
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    Didn't know that, interesting, but it doesn't really change my opinion. Good shit is good shit. No offense if its your industry, but licensed doesn't go very far in my book. The biggest rip off in my history of having to deal with my HVAC systems was by the largest, most licensed HVAC business in town.
     
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  9. Jun 28, 2018 at 6:45 AM
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    1 - Go with the outfit that has the best factory warranty on their product.

    2 - Go with an installer that has the best service reputation in your area.
     
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  10. Jun 29, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    Built up a decent base/foundation for our new Trane 18LXi...so damm hot here but slugged my way through it. Started at 7am and finished this morning just before 11am. I like to use rebar to hold my block in place after leveling everything up. Blocks stay put with rebar driven down through it. Then a nice thick weed block and then a few hundred pounds of natural river stone to accent. I had the install tech use a gravity drain line to my basement plumbing for the condensate line. I don’t like pumps and I don’t like water laying around the grass outside unit. 90 degrees here, dam glad I am finished.
    The Trane 18XLi is really quiet, happy.

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    The little green light on my 220 box is a surge protector. I had these installed both on the inside furnace and this exterior unit. A no brainer.
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    A great touch screen thermostat...I can program the unit from my phone or iPad. A very cool feature, pun intended.

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    This stat rocks!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cI9QJvv9D9g#fauxfullscreen
     
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  11. Jun 29, 2018 at 11:15 AM
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    Wow. Thats the best designed compressor base I’ve ever seen.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    And some systems are set up for both (like mine). If I switch my unit they just need to flush the lines and it's good with the 410.

    Also, Trane and American Standard are the same, both owned by Ingersoll.
     
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  13. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:29 PM
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    BTBAKER HAS ANYONE SEEN MY BASEBALL?

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    I agree and buy the three pack cheap filters but change every month.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:32 PM
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    Yup, what he said. Don't buy into the $30 thick as shit filter.
     
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    None, yet...
    Or the annoying Media Refills which are a pain to replace...(Aprilaire)
     
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  16. Jul 11, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    All of this. Most brands are essentially the same. Problems are typically from installation or piss poor duct work, insulation. Find the best warranty combined with the best price in your area and choose a reputable contractor.

    Also, for filters, the cheapest will give you the best airflow. About $3 each, change them often
     
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  17. Jul 17, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    None, yet...
    When you call your buddy who does AC's "on the side...."
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  18. Jul 17, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    This video has gone viral! It's already all over Facebook!
     
  19. Jul 17, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    I have a 12 year old Bryant system that's never had so much as a hiccup. I know they're owned by the same outfit that owns Carrier, so I'd imagine they're probably similar--if not outright the same, just with a different badge.

    As to the filter comments, I'd say it depends a LOT on where you live. I'm in the Nevada desert and it can get just a bit dusty around here. I always bought the $17 filter and changed it every two months instead of their recommended three months. When I had a tech out here doing a checkup some years back, he told me that my filter was causing a 65% decrease in airflow. That's obviously a substantial figure, so on my next change-out I went with the next lower filtration level. Within two weeks every exposed surface in the house was covered in dust--even the clothes hanging in the MBR walk-in closet (has its own HVAC vent) were filthy. I immediately returned to the higher filtration and haven't looked back. My system may be having to work harder to suck in that air, but it's never complained.
     
  20. Jul 17, 2018 at 12:03 PM
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    Send my your friend's business info. I may be in the market soon, and I also have friends ask my advice on home improvement and fixit related issues.
     
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  21. Jul 17, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    I cant even begin to understand how thats is even possible. Short of forgetting he put his spare lawn mower gas in the unit, how did this happen. I have been there when compressor terminals blew out, have seen capacitors explode, seen motors short direct to ground, except for the compressor oil nothing is flammable. So now did all the oil fall out all at once and how did it ignite?
     
  22. Jul 20, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    TomC843 BRIDGE 4!

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    Did someone ask about a Trane?

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