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Old 05-19-2014, 02:35 PM   #1
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Compare American Standard to Lennox

I have to replace my home AC unit it is an old Lennox 2.5 ton.

I have estimates' and I need help in comparing units

Lennox Model 13GCSXA-030 068 2.5 ton Package unit
American Standard 4ycx3030A1075A

Cand you help me pick the better unit?


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Old 05-19-2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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Can't say. Its like saying what better a Ford or Chevy. I Don't like the condenser coil on the American standard. It's what we call the "garland type". It looks like the Garland that you put on your xmas tree. Hard to wash.


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They are the same in quality and I agree that the outdoor coil on the Am Std / Trane is difficult to keep clean. Especially if you have Cottonwood trees or trees that give off seeds and other airborne particles. That plugs the coil easily. In their defence they "claim" it is a more efficient coil but I doubt many people believe that. Nowadays the units are rated in SEER and that does not matter with what type of coil they use. Go with the more reputable contractor who has no BBB complaints and can provide better long term service is my recommendation.
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FWIW, it seems that Lennox manufactures most of their products in the USA, and Trane (American Standard) seems to outsource a lot (at least according to their wikipedia pages). I'm not sure how you feel about the importance of buying domestic products, but that might also affect your decision.
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There is always Armstrong Air. Made by Lennox on the same line as the Lennox units.
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