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TRANE XB13 Heat Pump

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Overview of the XB13

Traneís XB13 is a standard efficiency heat pump offering up to 14.5 SEER and 8.5 HSPF. This series is available in six models ranging from 1.5 to 5 tons and with cooling capacities from 17,000 up to 58,500 BTU/H. According to the manufacturer, all units and components are tested before shipment.

Trane promotes this unitís durable operation, in part thanks to the companyís Climatuff compressor and an all-aluminum spine fin coil designed for efficient heat transfer. The exterior of the unit is supported by a rust- and corrosion-resistant base pan, and is further equipped with full-sided louvered panels and zinc-coated fasteners. It is finished with baked-on powder paint.

A full line of accessories, including Trane's air filtration system, thermostats, humidifiers and energy recovery ventilators, also are available for this unit.

Consumer Reviews of the TRANE XB13

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#6  of 10 Trane Heat Pumps
1 of 5 stars 7 reviews

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Date created: 2014-07-03 Name: Ronald Soreil
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

"Heat pump"
Unit installed 2/15/13 and have 4 failures. Compressor replaced, bad schrader valve that lost the freon charge, mis-wiring of air handler, and faulty tx valve. This latest failure will have me without a/c for 9-11 days because the part wasn't in stock locally. The factory ships in 3-5 working days. This happen on 7/2, with a 3 day holiday in between. Neither the installer, Advanced Cooling and Heating of Virginia Beach, or Trane would ship over-night without a $56 fee. I bought (to my regret) 2 heat pumps from them in the last year and a half for a total of $10,500, and they're stiffing me for $56. What ever you do, don"t buy a trane!! Their motto is "it's tough to stop a trane". I found it quite simple to stop, buy one!

Date created: 2014-06-30 Name: Lynn Moran
Location: Smithfield, Virginia

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

"Nothing but trouble and a drain on your wallett"
So far I have spent over $5,700.00 and it is broke again like my wallet! 1 day old and the fan motor stop working. Replaced the voltage regulator; defrost board; sensors; coil & TXV valve; and guess what? It's broke now. Sorry products for your money!

Date created: 2013-06-14 Name: R. Buckner
Location: Mayflower, AR

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

"Trane XB13 Heat Pump w/ Variable Air Handler and 802 Thermostat"
Bought unit 4/23/10, the unit is worthless. Called and called Techs who kept putting freon in it. Told me that was normal, till it went out of warranty. I have bought heaters to warm the house in the winter and now I am going to buy window units to cool with. The Trane is of no use.

Date created: 2012-01-24 Name: D jackson
Location: Marlinton, WV
Years owned: 1

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

"Trane - Absolute Junk!"
Installed on December 27, 2010. First compressor went out in March, 2011. Compressor replaced under warranty. Second compressor went out in June, Trane authorized replacement of entire unit only if I paid to replace the A-coil, which I paid to replace. Third compressor went out in November and it took me a month to get the installer to come back out to inspect and decide the compressor was out again. In the mean time, the emergency heat has been on along with space heaters. Installer tried to blame it on my electrical service, but I've had 2 licensed electrical contractors inspect and tell me there is nothing wrong with the electric. Unit is now sitting unhooked, contractor refuses to hook it back up and all bills have been paid. I guess it's time for an attorney.

Date created: 2011-12-02 Name: MR. B
Location: Crescent City, Ca
Years owned: 3

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

"3 year life span"
I have a thrifty-six month -old heat pump and complete new system. Two days ago it went out. I called the company that installed the system and who I pay each year to service it. Was told the compressor went out and itís under warranty, but I need to pay to have it installed. ($1000.00). Shouldnít the manufacture be responsible for repairing their faulty merchandise that was purchased in good faith? Feel ripped off. Just finished paying for this install.

Date created: 2011-11-23 Name: j stick
Location: omaha ne
Years owned: 9

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

My Trane heat pump is worthless installer has been here 15 times in 9 years and it is down now after a new compressor in June 2011.

Date created: 2011-04-29 Name: D. Morris
Location: Florida
Years owned: 1

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

My 1 year old XR-15 has Dirty Sock Syndrome (DSS) verified by my installer. Trane will replace the coil if I pay for shipping and installation. Installer gave me 2 year labor waranty, but won't honor it due to large expense of installing. (4-5 hrs) Claims he did not plan on any repair that would consume this much time. So, he won't even order the coil, since I have only offered to pay $125. This has been going on since Feb. 11. Trane won't harness THEIR dealer. Their brochure is full of customer guarantees, but they don't really care.

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Other XB13 Reviews

The Trane XB13 has received a mixture of positive and negative reviews around the web. While this system is a basic, builder-grade model, several contractors note the unit is built with a reliable compressor and easy-to-clean coils. Professionals also mention the XB13 is a good fit for a homeowner on a budget in a mild climate, but recommend a higher-efficiency unit for harsher climates.

Despite the positive reviews, some homeowners note the unitís loud and occasionally inconsistent operation. Common issues include problems with small components malfunctioning and general troubleshooting errors. Shoppers on consumer forums, such as hvac-talk.com, like the price of the unit, but question whether or not the low price is worth the efficiency savings in the long run.

TRANE XB13 Model Numbers

The XB13 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
4TWB3036A1 13 / 7.7 0
4TWB3042A1 13 / 7.7 0
4TWR3036A1 13 / 8 0
4TWR3042A1 13 / 8 0

XB13 Warranty

Trane provides a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor, outdoor coil and internal functional parts for XB13 units registered within 60 days of installation. If the unit is not registered, Trane's base warranty terms apply. Extended warranties, which may include labor costs, are available through local contractors.

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