Trane XR13 Central Air Conditioner
Updated: Aug 14, 2016
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Overview of the XR13
Trane's XR13 is an Energy star rated air conditioner with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of up to 14.50. The Trane XR13 model comes with features such as the Climatuff® Compressor, the Spine Fin® Outdoor Coil, and a sound insulator on select models. The integrated fan system also helps with sound reduction, as well as performance enhancement. Baked-on powder paint helps prevent rusting of the body while the DuraTuff® non-corrosive basepan is impervious to rust, warping or cracking. XR13 home air conditioners use the environmentally friendly R410-A refrigerant.
Consumer Reviews of the Trane XR13
Date created: 2016-08-14
Name: George Canelas
Location: Miami, FL
"Very bad coils"
The 4 ton XR13 condensing unit with the air handler was installed in November 2006 and has had the AHU coil replaced twice due to leaks. That's three coils in the span of ten years folks! While at it, we have spent what seems to be an inordinate amount in service calls. Not one service company, including Trane, could provide a logical answer to this issue with the coils. The unit cooled well when operational but the air handler was very noisy. The replacement coil is expensive and the R22 is obsolete so it's time for a new AC. Will try our luck with something other than a Trane.
Date created: 2016-06-17
Name: Paul R
Location: Lancaster, PA
"Happy with Trane"
I had a Carrier central air conditioner for 23 years. In preparation for buying a new air conditioner, I read reliability surveys in Consumer Reports. That enabled me to narrow my search to five brands. I purchased a Trane XR13 2.5 ton central air conditioner 7 years ago. My electric costs dropped in half for the five months I use it in Pennsylvania. The motors are very quiet and noise levels are much lower. The Trane unit keeps my 2,498 square foot house cool. I have not performed any regular maintenance on it yet and am very happy. You get what you pay for and I would recommend this product
Date created: 2016-05-19
Location: Lancaster, PA
"My Trane XR13"
When my old Carrier went terminal after 19 years of use and only 2 maintenance calls, I bought a Trane XR13 2.5 ton air conditioner for my 3250 square foot house. That was in 2009. The Trane is extremely quiet and efficient. My electric bills dropped approximately 40% during the summer months. I have not had any service calls or maintenance visits. So I am a happy camper and would recommend this product.
Date created: 2015-05-16
Name: Ray Walton
"Fine, as long as it works"
I guess I'm glad that I'm not alone with coil leakage issues. I'm looking at $1350 (including refrigerant) on a coil that's less than 5 years old. I agree with at least one other review; what good is a warranty when looking at this much to do a warranty repair? I'm going to call Trane and ask them to cover it. Yeah, I know I don't have a chance of getting anything from them, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. If Trane doesn't at least help out, I may opt to spend a few hundred bucks more and get a new A/C unit. Since I have to spend major bucks, I might as well spend it as smartly as I can. I definitely will not get another Trane.
Date created: 2014-08-24
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Two year old unit, heat index of 102. Installation company says compressor has failed, may be two days to repair.
Date created: 2014-06-20
Name: chris A
Location: Louisville KY
If you buy a new ac and have problems do not blame the unit look in the mirror was your installer installing the equipment correctly? Do you even know if they sent journeymen to your house? The installation makes all the difference in the world.
Date created: 2013-10-26
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
"Night and Day"
Just got a new 3-ton XR13 and matching coil installed earlier this summer. It couldn't be working better. The days and nights of frustration from not being able to keep the house cool and comfortable are gone. I set the thermostat to what I want and the Trane delivers quickly and quietly.
Date created: 2012-07-20
Name: Chris M
Location: Waterloo, ON
"XR 13 Crap"
My 4 year old (2008) trane xr-13 broke down this Spring. The technician came over and found a leak at the evaporator coil by the furnace. The coil is aluminum and there is a pinhole leak in one of the protruding tubes. Things like this which are not subject to outside elements and which appear brand new should not have broken down so quickly. Fortunately I have a home warranty plan with my mortgage that I totally forgot I was paying $15 a month for which covers the cost of this otherwise prohibitively expensive repair job. DEAR TRANE: PARTS THAT ARE NOT SUBJECT TO OUTDOOR ELEMENTS AND WHICH DO NOT MOVE AND WHICH APPEAR BRAND NEW WITH NO VISIBLE CORROSION AND WHICH ARE ONLY 4 YEARS OLD SHOULD NOT BREAK DOWN. Also, the technician was saying how the aluminum coil was not a common material used for AC evap coils and that they are apparently are not suitable to weld for an easy repair. I don't know if this is true, but I'm glad I'm not paying for this repair.
Date created: 2011-11-25
Location: Henderson, North Carlolina
"3 Ton High Efficiency Heat Pump/HVAC"
I have owned this air conditioner for eight years. I like the user- friendly thermostat controls. The unit runs quietly and cools very well. I live in Eastern North Carolina. In North Carolina, we have very hot and humid weather in the late spring until early fall and this Trane has performed flawlessly. I am very satisfied with the unit and would recommend it to a friend. I can say there is nothing that I dislike about this HVAC unit. I have never had to do any repairs or replace any parts. I keep the filters changed as manufacturer suggests. I would definitely purchase this brand again because it has operated very well for the last eight years.
Date created: 2011-07-28
Years owned: 5
"Trane equals junk"
Trane has let us down from day one. Our unit is less than five years old and we have had multiple problems. This year alone we have had repairmen out four times because the unit was not cooling or had stopped running. Each time it was big bucks for service and repair and sometimes new freon, even though in every case the problem resulted from some part still under warranty that went bad. Now we are facing a $900 charge to replace the coil because it has a leak in it. And that is in addition to the charge to get someone out here to look at it and put new freon in it until they can get back out to do the coil replacement. The coil has a ten year warranty and already it has a leak. But what good is a warranty when it costs almost a thousand dollars to get it repaired? If they say a part is guaranteed then they should pay to replace it when it goes bad within the warranty period. And all that stuff they tell you about new units being energy efficient and saving you the cost in electricity savings. It doesn't happen. You may save a few bucks but nothing like they claim. We actually did not see any savings.
Date created: 2011-07-27
Years owned: 8
I have 6 Trane A/C systems installed in my rental properties. While I didn't get top of line, I had XR13 models installed in all units 8 years ago. The prior units, also Trane, were over 24 years old. In all the years I've had Trane A/C's I have never had an issue. As an investment I give Trane an A+ rating.
Other XR13 Reviews
Folks at city-data.com seem happy with Trane HVAC systems in general. Comparisons were made with various brands such as Rheem, which was the second most popular, Carrier, Amana, and Goodman. In a comparison of Trane models on gardenweb.com, the majority of consumers chose the XR13.
Trane XR13 Model Numbers
The XR13 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Trane products have to be registered within 60 days of installation in order to activate the warranty. Registration can be done online or by calling 800-554-6413.
Warranty terms for the XR13 air conditioner include a 10-year limited warranty on compressor, outdoor coil, and internal functional parts. Extended warranty options are available which cover labor and other costs not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.