RegGuheert wrote:I'm very happy with the 11+-year-old Trane unit that we have currently. The only problems I have had so far are the following:
1) The dual capacitor in the outdoor unit failed and had to be replaced. (It cost me about $25.)
2) A 5A automotive-style fuse blows when the batteries in the thermostat get low. That one only cost me a few fuses, but it took quite a bit of time to figure out what was going on.
OTOH, I hated the York unit that was replaced by the Trane.
We're working on getting a few quotes over the next couple of weeks. One installer who does Trane just wrote back "...Attached is the proposal that is our best effort at getting to what you asked for. We no longer install the Trane XV20i, due to equipment performance on previous installs. We can install the XL18i..."
So looks like others have had good results with your unit, but pushing the envelope further into a higher efficiency Trane sounds like might be an issue.
Over the next few weeks we will try to price out:
Lennox XP25 (SEER 23.5, HSPF 10.2)
Rheem RP20 (SEER 20, HSPF 11)
Carrier Infinity 20 Greenspeed (SEER 20.5, HSPF 13)
2016 Leaf SV (leased) + 2012 Plug-in Prius (own), 11.43 kW Solar PV (16 MWh/yr actual production), Clipper Creek Level-2 7.7 kW charging stations x2, 20.5 SEER/13.0 HSPF ducted air-source heat pump, 3.70 UEF heat pump water heater