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JackOfAllTrades 05-18-2012 09:22 PM

Rheem vs. Trane A/C with Heat Pump
 
Just wondering what people think about the top 19 SEER model of the Rheem A/C with heat pump & the air handler vs. the Trane system?

Are Rheem ERV systems any good?

beenthere 05-19-2012 07:10 AM

Not familiar with the Rheem unit. Is that the one with 2 compressors? And are you comparing it to a Trane 16i or 20i?

vln 05-19-2012 11:49 PM

I find Rheem installers to honor their warranties better. I also like the professonal look of Rheem products.

Trane, at the moment, has a class-action lawsuit against them for "dirty sock syndrome".

JackOfAllTrades 05-20-2012 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by beenthere (Post 924422)
Not familiar with the Rheem unit. Is that the one with 2 compressors? And are you comparing it to a Trane 16i or 20i?

The Rheem Platinum RARL-JEZ has the 2 stage system. I was comparing it to the Trane XL20i.

JackOfAllTrades 05-20-2012 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vln (Post 924828)
I find Rheem installers to honor their warranties better. I also like the professonal look of Rheem products.

Trane, at the moment, has a class-action lawsuit against them for "dirty sock syndrome".

The Rheem systems have a real "commercial" look to them. They have 10 year warranties on most of their systems.

What is the "dirty sock syndrome"?

vln 05-20-2012 10:14 PM

http://www.achrnews.com/articles/a-n...-sock-syndrome

Or just search google.

JackOfAllTrades 05-21-2012 03:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vln (Post 924828)
I find Rheem installers to honor their warranties better. I also like the professonal look of Rheem products.

Trane, at the moment, has a class-action lawsuit against them for "dirty sock syndrome".

So do manufacturers now offer coated coils or is the problem still ongoing even with new units?

beenthere 05-21-2012 05:21 AM

Many have coated coils.

JackOfAllTrades 05-21-2012 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by beenthere (Post 925607)
Many have coated coils.

Has that solved the problem?

beenthere 05-21-2012 04:49 PM

Not always. There are sometimes circumstances outside of the A/C that causes it to have bacteria.

vln 05-21-2012 05:48 PM

I would get a coated coil and get a good installer who backs up their work. Some may even provide 5+ year warranties for labor.

Randall R 05-29-2012 02:09 PM

vln: "Trane, at the moment, has a class-action lawsuit against them for "dirty sock syndrome".

Can you tell us more about this lawsuit and where has this been filed? I am unable to find information online. I have had issues with DSS (diagnosed by certified tech) that resulted in my coil being switched last summer. The system was only 1 year old at the time... new system, inside and out, including new ducts. My asthma, which had gone away nearly entirely for over 20 years, is back with a vengence as well as allergies. I'm sick all the time now from breathing this air. I've never sued anyone in my 43 years and I can state that if no one has started a class action for DSS syndrome against Trane, it's time.

veesubotee 05-29-2012 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackOfAllTrades (Post 925403)
The Rheem Platinum RARL-JEZ has the 2 stage system. I was comparing it to the Trane XL20i.

I have an RARL JEZ model. Didn't know it had any platinum in it.:wink: Are you sure of the model number? RARL = a/c only.


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