American Standard, the parent company of Trane, makes highly rated heat pumps like the American Standard Silver XI 14. It offers Energy Star qualified efficiency at a very competitive price, backed by a solid warranty. For consumers like Patricia in Roanoke, Virginia those are the keys to finding the right unit. Here’s her American Standard Silver XI 14 heat pump price as we continue to bring you all types of HVAC price for you to compare.
“We recently relocated here from Orlando and found a cute little home that needed some TLC. It turned out to be a bigger money pit than we expected and the ‘bargain price’ became a decent price but no better. Anyway, one of the issues it had was an old furnace of uncertain age – probably 18-22 years old. We decided to replace it rather than possibly have to do it in the middle of winter.
We’re partial to heat pumps so had Goodman, Lennox and American Standard dealers out to give us heat pump prices. The biggest decision was to choose an air handler or go with a gas furnace to provide an alternate source of heat. In the end we chose a gas furnace to give us more flexibility in terms of using the cheapest fuel. When that was factored in, the American Standard had the highest rated system we were considering and the contractor really knew his stuff.
The installation took place the following week and the only hiccup was that they showed up with an air handler instead of a furnace. Thankfully they discovered the problem before they installed it – I hadn’t even thought to ask. While they worked on other parts of the system, someone from the shop brought the furnace and took the air handler. The job took a day and a half. The system has worked well this winter. We use the furnace only on the coldest days – though there’s been quite a few of them. We’re still adjusting to not being in Orlando! The system functions quietly and our heating bills, we’re told, are reasonable, though much higher than they were in Florida. Here is the cost.
American Standard Silver XI 14 3 ton/36,000 Btu heat pump with a Silver XI 63,000 Btu gas furnace: $4,655
Installation: $3,500; Total: $8,155
The final bill was about $350 more than if we had gone with the air handler and $500 more than if we’d chosen a standard furnace with a central A/C unit. For us, the versatility was worth it and if electric rates continue to be reasonable we’ll recover the difference in 3-4 years. Since we plan to be here at least 10 years, the deal made sense.”
Thanks Patricia for your letter and insight into the decision-making process. Many homeowners enjoy the versatility of having a dual-heat system that allows them to take advantage of different energy sources. For information on the American Standard Silver XI gas furnace, see our pages devoted to them. Here are the details on the American Standard Silver XI 14 Heat Pump:
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