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Old 02-22-2010, 09:30 AM   #1
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I am replacing my Bryant gas pack. I have the following estimates:

Trane 4Ton gas pack 16 SEER $
(Model # 4ycz6048A1096A)
20 yr heat exchanger
12 yr compressor
10 yr parts
1 yr labor

Trane 4Ton gas pack 14 SEER $
10 yr compressor
5 yr parts
1 yr labor

Amana 4Ton gas pack 15 SEER $
(Model # APG154911541AA)
Lifetime heat exchanger
Lifetime compressor
10 yr parts
10 yr labor

Any recommendations?

Thanks.

Rob


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Old 02-22-2010, 10:09 AM   #2
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Do all three qualify for the tax credit?

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:14 AM   #3
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The Trane 16 SEER and the Amana 15 SEER has the tax credit.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:45 AM   #4
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That's quite a nice warranty on the Amana. No point considering the 14 SEER Trane since the Amana gets you more for less. You could run some numbers to try to estimate whether the 16 SEER would save you much over the 15 SEER. Then try to guess how much the Amana 10 year labor warranty will save you.

I have no idea how rugged/reliable the three units are.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:48 PM   #5
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Use the best contractor, don't worry about brand name.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:58 PM   #6
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Most of the equipment manufactured today is of good quality and the Quality Control Techniques are stringent.

When you spend x amount on a new system the contractor's reputation and workmanship are the most important.

Get names and numbers call people find out who's the best call the BBB do some homework.

Remember the low bid is not always the best.

Also don't spend thousands for a unit just because your getting a little tax break.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:27 PM   #7
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Lifetime heat exchanger and lifetime compressor warranty looks mighty good! Of those three choices I'd buy the Amana. Ask if parts are available local when it breaks down or if they have to be ordered , both brands.
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Brands don't matter so much. All manufacturers are going to have defects now and again. As was said before, it's definitely the contractor that makes the difference, both for installation and service. Perhaps the best of them can switch their equipment to match your goals rather than push a certain brand.

Keep in mind, if you live in an area with mild climate your contractor should be recommending an economizer.

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