Quick question – when it comes to rating a consumer product, like a car, outdoor BBQ or an indoor cooling system of the word “BEST”? Well, in all truth, defining the word BEST is simply not a black or white answer. Some people would argue that the “BEST” item for them is the one that offers the best price, while others point to value or efficiency as being their standard. This is why trying to determine what is the BEST air conditioning system available is honestly one of hardest things to define – especially when you live in a hot weather climate like the Phoenix Metro area.
However, among the two highest rated cooling systems are Lennox and Trane systems. So, instead of trying to determine which one is the best, let’s compare the two openly with facts, so you can determine which one is best suited for your individual application.
Let’s start with a few facts to consider about Lennox AC units vs Trane AC Units.
First, Both Lennox and Trane offer their customers huge selections of high-quality AC units to choose from that are tailor-made to provide the service you individually need. Whether you are trying to cool a two-bedroom condo, or a 6-bedroom home or multiple room office, it is important to find the right AC Unit that will meet your needs best. According to three dependable consumer product review companies, each company, Trane and Lennox offer superior quality units for multiple applications.
What are the Facts about Lennox AC Units?
Lennox has been manufacturing cooling systems for more than 100 years. Over the years, they’ve made systems for commercial, residential and industrial applications. For home owners or their residential sector, the Lennox AC Units are available to consumers in three major categories including:
- The Dave Lennox Signature® Collection
- The Merit Series
- The Elite Series
There are a total of (7) individual units available that are all Energy Star rated and have SEER Energy Ratings ranging from a low of 13 (for the Merit Series 13ACX Air Conditioning Unit) to a high of 21.2 (for the Dave Lennox Signature® Collection XC21 AC Unit). The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating system was created by the United States Federal Government to provide consumers an easy and unified method of rating AC Units by terms of energy efficiency. The total amount of cooling system products they offer for residential applications is 11.
What are the Facts about Trane® AC Units?
Trane® has a tag line that states, “It’s hard to stop a Trane®” meaning their units are built to last (and are exceptionally quiet). The Trane Air Conditioning Company provides consumers a total of (9) individual residential AC Units to choose from. These units, classified by their XL, XB and XR classifications range in SEER ratings from a low of 13 (in the XB300 Series AC Unit) to a high of 20.0 (in the XL20i AC Unit sold by Trane®). Trane offers customers exceptional quality, at very good pricing – similar to Lennox in many categories as well.
Warranties Provided by Both Trane and Lennox AC Units
The first thing that should be explained about manufacturer limited warranties is that they are indeed LIMITED. It is often misunderstood that if an AC system breaks down, that the complete cost of replacing the parts, including labor, shipping and everything else is covered by the manufacturer. This is not true. Typically, a manufacturer limited warranty covers the cost of the part that failed – only. Customers can work with certified Trane and Lennox dealers to create a service protection program that would cover additional costs, but that’s not typically included in the base price of any AC system sold.
Now that we’ve clarified that fact, Trane® offers their customers a 60-day limited warranty on all AC Units they sell. The warranty covers any manufacturer defects on parts for a total of 10-years; which include both the coil and compressor. This warranty does not cover these parts for standard wear and tear and requires that they unit be registered via phone or online. Trane® will replace parts; however, the cost of installation and other materials is not covered by the manufacturer.
Lennox, on the other hand, is a bit more extended on their warranty coverage. They offer a 10-year warranty on parts, the compressor and the limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger for the Dave Lennox Signature Collection AC Units. The Elite Series offers a 5-year warranty plan on parts; 10-years for heat exchange and 20-years or ‘limited lifetime’ for other parts. The Merit Series is similar to the Elite Series.
As we indicated above, both companies offer extended services plans through authorized dealers who install Lennox and Trane AC Units.
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We began this blog by stating the fact that it’s impossible for us to tell you which one is best, without knowing your specific needs, home requirements, and budgetary restrictions. This is why it is critical and vital to speak with a professional air conditioning contractor that is an authorized Trane or Scottsdale Lennox dealer. Our professional staff will provide expert advice and consultation for your AC Unit needs.
To Get in touch with a certified Lennox Dealer in Scottsdale or Trane dealer in Scottsdale, we can help. Contact Scottsdale Air by calling 480-359-7141 today to get all of your questions answered, we are authorized Trane® and Lennox dealers.
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