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Purchase Trane AC unit in SW Florida Help

11 years ago

Hi All

I been reading this forum today trying to educate myself .....Its great info but confusing.... He is my current situation. I have a 10 yr old Rleem 13 seer 3.5 ton single Ac unit. Last years I had a service call on this unit. They had to replace the Run cap .. At that time they told me my condensor is running high at 19.2 amp max is 19.9 .. Now one year later I had another service call they needed to replace the run cap again at no charge.... I watch the tech hookup meter and now reads 20.2 amp. My wife has been complaining about our electric bill since we moved in 2.5 yrs ago...He told me """plan on purchasing new unit soon,since it pulling high amps ,meaning is worn out and can break at anytime"".

True or Not ????

My AC company replacement suggestion is a Trane 16 Seer dual compressor with 3.5 ton 2 stage air handler ,with Honeywell Pro 900 stat.... They didnt supply me model numbers.... They quoted me $6380.00 includes install ,10 yrs parts and labor ...Does this quote sound right ??? .....What model number should I ask for ? Not sure about heat elements ? Air Filters

Not sure If its an XR15 or Xl16I or ????? .I have read on this forum to stay away from the xL16i ????

Called Home Depot for additional quote.....

2nd quote from same company is Trane 13 seer NO other details, installed with 10 yr parts and 1 yr labor for $4990.00 and $880.00 for additional 9 yr labor warrenty ....

Please experts help me so I dont make a mistake and purchase wrong unit and overpay ???? My current unit when working cools the house (2200ft) fine but burns $220.00 per month in AC power ...

Look forward to any suggestions since it my first AC unit purchase. BTW I am located in SW Fla about 5 miles from the gulf of mexico in Cape Coral ...Thanks in Advance ......

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