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Question DetailsAsked on 6/9/2013

Of Carrier and Trane which heat pump is better?

I need a 3 ton Unit

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Carrier's Greenspeed heat pump is tops, and the top of the line, leser model are more comparable. Full disclosure, we prefer and sell Carrier as an AC contractor here in Florida.


Answered 7 years ago by BayAreaAC


As I've said before and I'll say again and again... It isn't the equipment it's the installation.

Find a quality contractor that believes in PROPER airflow, manual J, manual D and manual S.

Answered 7 years ago by AirTekHP


I would install the Trane unit. I believe the units are built better and have less problems. I also think you should stay away from the new Variable speed compressor Carrier system. Carrier has a history of introducing new technology first and then using the homeowners as testers. (example: R410a) Every North American Manufacturer is coming out with a varible speed compressor product to catch up with Mitsubishi, Daikin and LG etc.

Trane/Amercian Standard is also rated higher on Consumer Reports for having less service calls and higher customer satisfaction.

As others have stated the most important thing is to make sure the installation is done properly and sized properly.

I am a American Standard dealer (same factory as Trane). so you know where the information comes from.


Answered 7 years ago by ylekiyot


The Carrier Greenspeed is here to stay, our company alone has installed over a hundred in the last two years or so, two parts failures and likely no other calls at all. Very user friendly thermostst/controllor.

We aslo started selling Carriers Puron/R410a systems in 1997, no issues that were any different then products that used Freon/R22.


Answered 7 years ago by BayAreaAC

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