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I had the same thoughts, then did some research to find that heat pumps usually don't last as long as a central AC with a gas furnace. That makes sense as the compressor runs both winter and summer. Still, I was expecting a minimum of 15 years and was very disappointed the system died so soon.

I did not replace it with another Trane system...
I'm sitting here this morning, missing my morning golf, because I'm waiting on a heat pump repair man. New system installed last November but it cuts off around 1:30pm everyday. They said probably something to do with it not pressurizing properly when the temps heat up. But, should be covered under warranty.

Well, as I was typing this the repairman knocked on the door. Turns out he put to much freon in it when he installed it. Glad it was a simple problem. But still missed my tee time.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:42 AM   #5042
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Purchased a new central AC system (heat pump) yesterday to replace the 13 year-old Trane system that went belly up.
Just replaced our 24 year old Trane central A/C unit last year and it was still running. I guess our summers aren't quite as hot as yours hence the longer life span. You know what they say, "you can't stop a Trane".
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Just replaced our 24 year old Trane central A/C unit last year and it was still running. I guess our summers aren't quite as hot as yours hence the longer life span.
I suspect the fact ours is a heat pump and the compressor runs 10 months out of the year is an even bigger factor.

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You know what they say, "you can't stop a Trane".
I did.

BTW, we also had to replace the coil in the system ($2,700) after seven years. Thankfully it was covered under the ten year warranty, but the failure sure didn't do anything for my faith in brand reliability.
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It was a gorgeous day here . My Mom and my Sister were visiting so we went out to lunch at a place on the beach . It was great sipping tropical drinks overlooking the gulf !
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Wow. If you have so many Huns you have an index to measure them, I'd find some other place to live.
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The heat wave finally broke and I am enjoying normal summer temps in the low 80s. My electric bill went sky-high running the little bedroom window AC unit.
My favorite Bostonian and I are planning a Labor Day trip back to Lowell MA for a Portuguese festival in his hometown. I haven't been to a real ethnic Mediterranean festival in ages. This will be FUN.
I am enjoying learning about Portuguese food and culture from him. Papo secos, pao dulce, linguica...YUMMY.

Toodles for now...enjoy the summer.
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Easy for you to say -- you don't live in Texas! I enjoy April and November.
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Yesterday, went on a hike to Mt. Rainier with a group of folks to check out the wildflowers in bloom. Was a wonderful day up there at Paradise, sunny, mostly clear skies and about 72. Got back late, and it was 75 and muggy outside. Here's two pics:
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Speaking of practice - I saw the Chicago Bears practice yesterday. I'd say they're super bowl bound.
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Oops.

I disabled the link in my post but you'll need to disable it in your quote to be safe. BTW, I'm not getting any warning on the site using Firefox.
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We looked at real estate all day here in Missouri, even though we think we probably don't want to buy quite yet. We need to put our houses on the market and sell them first. I think.

We saw a duplex that may be exactly perfect, although we have to arrange an appointment before we can see the inside. But the neighborhood is beautiful, convenient, and walkable, the lot is a perfect size and low maintenance, the duplex is fairly new and very nice looking, and the price is very attractive.

I have to just keep chanting this mantra:

We aren't ready to buy yet.....
We aren't ready to buy yet.....
We aren't ready to buy yet.....
We aren't ready to buy yet.....
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