11:26AM | 06/02/00
Member Since: 06/01/00
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I am considering two brands of central air units. One is the Carrier 38CKC, the other would be Trane TTN018D. Price wise they seem to be close, although the Carrier unit is cheaper. Some of my concerns are noise level and warranty. Appearantly Trane carries a 10 year warranty where the Carrier carries only a 5 year warranty. About the noise level, I read that Carriers seem to be one of the quitest brands on the market. I'd appreciate any insights. Thanks.


11:33AM | 06/02/00
Member Since: 05/13/00
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Both are very good equipment, the most important part is the installation of the equipment. I would go with Carrier myself they really stand behind their products.


05:36PM | 06/03/00
Member Since: 06/02/00
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The warranty difference sounds as if one has an additional extended warranty. Ask the Carrier dealer if he can match the warranty. It will probably raise the price. Also does either unit have a scroll compressor or an isolated compressor compartment, either of these items have lower sound ratings. Also from the model numbers it sounds as if the units have different seer ratings. Which also can account for a price difference. Again which dealer are you more comfortable with their references and their desire to educate you and explain their brands strong points.


07:41AM | 09/19/06
Member Since: 09/17/06
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I had a Trane 2TTx4018 installed a year ago. The cooling is excellent and the unit dehumidifies very well BUT it makes a brief but very objectional rattling sound every time it starts. Neighbors have even commented about it. I think the unit is defective but the service company says this noise is typical of the Trane "Scroll" compressor.

My next unit will not be a Trane.


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