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Date created: 2013-05-23
Name: G H.
My house is 14 years old and when it was new, I had two trane units installed. I can rely on my Trane heat pumps, yes both of them, to fail twice a year. I will never buy Trane again.
Date created: 2013-05-14
Name: Glen Frost
Location: phoenix az
"I have had Many Problems Since Installing"
I have had many problems since installing a Trane heat pump. Paid for a 10 year warranty and had problems at least 4 times. Now after 10 years and 2 months, the compressor needs to be replaced. You can't stop a Trane wreck!
Date created: 2013-04-26
Name: Bill Pendleton
Location: Mount Airy, NC 27030
"Very satisfied with my unit"
Very satisfied with my unit. Suggestion: I live in an area where the theft of copper and/or entire units happens too often. I have just installed a CPI security system since all outdoor compressor units require, by code, an outside disconnect consider developing an application. That would require a code to be entered before shutting down the power to help deter theft. ??? Or is there one now?
Date created: 2013-04-08
Location: Washington- WA
My heatpump was installed during house construction in 1991. Other than cleaning the outside unit and changing the thermostat, I have done nothing. I have paid nothing. What scares me is that I know it's due to go and I want to be ready but given the reviews not one model is free of negative reviews. I really am leaning toward buying another Trane but............. look at the reviews.
Date created: 2013-03-11
Location: Dallas, TX
"Loud noises inefficient heating."
Purchased this unit 2 yrs ago and have had problems with it on & off. ac failing, leaks,heat not working etc. etc. The latest being that the heat pump makes excessively loud noises when it is in heat mode (not auto). When outside temps reach 40 degrees it makes a grinding noise like brakes on a wood floor and then cycles into this very loud banging noise, like a baseball bat being slammed against a wall. This happens as it is shutting down. We've had numerous service techs out to look at problem and they say its normal...I'd like them to tell that to my neighbors who are really aggravated about this. It does not happen every cycle, but often enough to disrupt our sleep, as the unit is right outside our Master bedroom and directly across to the neighbor's children's bedrooms. The unit produces heat, but not adequate to keep the house warm and we frequently have a blast of cold air before the auxiliary kicks in. Supposedly this is caused by the coil defrosting..which is not energy efficient ops in my book. Trane customer service does not exist, the reason they do not post numbers on their website...obviously too many problems and complaints that they do not want to deal with. it's a trane wreck!!! Carrier is the Top brand recommended by the hvac Assoc and judging by the way our current system is operating we'll probably be replacing it sooner than we expected to!!!
Date created: 2013-02-26
Name: R. Joline
Location: Lancaster, PA
"XL20i does the job!"
Early on in the installation. Second month of unit in operation (Feb) and electric bill is $100 less than last year's bill. The average temp is 10 degrees colder than last year as well. Pleasant surprise. I will try to remember to update in six months and a year.
Date created: 2013-02-07
Name: A. Pirrone
Location: Poquoson, VA
I purchased a 13 seer Trane system 10 years ago and had it installed in a new custom built home. I have replaced every part on this system since. The compressor just died and fortunately I had purchased a Home warranty program to pay for the compressor. I would only endorse this product to a Marina as I am sure the heat pump would make a great boat anchor. By the way, if you want to "stop a Trane" come to my house and turn on the thermostat.
Date created: 2013-01-25
Name: P. TURPIN
Location: Sherrills Ford, NC
"THE TURPINS OF LAKE NORMAN"
Unit still going strong. We replaced our old Carrier unit with a Trane in 1995. Our present service company has kept our unit running great. We have it serviced/checked in the spring and fall for a reasonable fee. Yes, we have had a few breakdowns common for it's age. Such as replacing the refrigerant valve in the summer and occasionally adding the necessary freon when it gets low. But overall after 18 years, the unit still runs fine. If it finally breaks down tomorrow, we will buy another one. This model was the cheapest one that was sold at the time in 1995,the seer rating being at 13.35)
Date created: 2013-01-22
Location: Leesburg, FL
My Trane is 15 years old. Had it serviced the first 2 years and then never again. This winter (2013) it ran very low on Freon. Cost me $340. If it keeps running I'm going to keep it. After reading so many bad reviews on Trane, Carrier, etc I'm afraid to buy a new one. I know mine is not as efficient as a new one but I'd rather pay foe electric than have constant repairs.
Date created: 2013-01-20
Name: G Jones
Location: Eastman, GA
When the temperature drops to freezing, this unit puts out the worst scent. I had the repairman here to check it out and he said it's called "dirty sock syndrome." Because they can't find the cause. It never smelt like this with our old unit. We paid a lot of money for this heat pump and I will never recommend a Trane to anyone. This scent will even wake me up at night; it's that strong!
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