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Trane vs Bryant Air Conditioning

What do you think of Trane vs Bryant air conditioning?

Trane is one of the best selling air conditioner manufacturers today.

A bad product may sell well, especially if it is considered hot. I mean, look at Snuggies.

Depending on which review site you use, Trane gets as many positive reviews as negative ones. But that is not bad, because Goodman and American Standard get two or more bad reviews for each positive one.

Trane costs more.

They are more reliable and have a longer and more comprehensive warranty for when they do break.

What about efficiency? Saving a lot on my electric bill might be worth it if the AC uses a lot less power.

Trane has air conditioners with efficiencies ranging from 13 SEER to 24 SEER. The 24 SEER are the most efficient, but they are also the most expensive.

I could get a smaller, more efficient AC.

An air conditioner’s tonnage refers to the volume of air it can cool and move. You do pay more for greater capacity, but a smaller unit can not cool your home fast enough even if it is more efficient.

Then what happens?

The efficient unit runs fifty percent longer to cool your house than a more expensive, properly sized one. Your AC bill is higher because power usage correlates to run time.

What do you think of Bryant air conditioners?

For every five star review, it gets two single star reviews. Trane is at least fifty-fifty, with a lot of the one star reviews sparked by someone suffering sticker shock from the repair bill.

I thought they did not break down often.

They do not, but an expensive AC means expensive replacement parts.

What happens to Bryant ACs?

Their condensers and evaporator coils regularly go out. And that’s on top of the ongoing refrigerant leaks.

Refrigerant leaks can damage the coils.

True, and it costs you a few hundred each time you recharge it. And Bryant’s warranty does not cover that cost.

It sounds like Trane is worth the cost.