Overview of XL1200
The Trane XL1200 is a discontinued single package, gas heating and electric air-conditioning system. Achieving up to 13 SEER and 80 percent AFUE, this series is available in nine models that vary from 2 to 5 tons. Units have a cooling capacity of up to 60,000 BTU/H and heating output of up to 96,000 BTU/H.
The XL1200 is promoted by the manufacturer for its durable, quiet operation. It features a two-stage gas valve for heating, an insulated cabinet and a two-speed blower motor to help keep operation noise at a minimum. A baked-on powder paint finish and corrosion-resistant screws also are designed to offer extra protection.
Additional features of the XL1200 include a direct spark, two-speed ignition, Trane's proprietary Climatuff compressor, a fan trim ring, and a wraparound coil guard.
Date created: 2017-01-31
Nothing Runs Like a TRANE
Great Product lasted 31 years. It was installed by the previous owners.
We have been in this house for 21 years replaced the unit a few months
ago with another trane furnace. In the 20 years we had it I think we had
it serviced 3 times. Lets hope the new one is as good. What I liked
about the unit was that it worked. Worth paying the extra money for
product still built in U.S.A, unlike some others.
Date created: 2011-05-26
This trane is on time all the time
I'm a contracor and have the flexibility to install almost any major brand I want. Over the course of my 25years in the business, I've been an factory installer for three brands and I've serviced all the major brands. One things I've seen, easlity 75% of furnace repairs for equipment under 8 years old are due to poor installation and/or maintance. People should first look to their installer - make sure you get one who backs up their work - check BBB and refernces/Friends/etc. Now to Trane, I can attest to the value that Trane presents. They are consistantly one of the best quality products out there. They make their equipemnt in the USA, you'd be surprose how much equipment comes out of Asian sweat shops. One of the prior reviews talked about how hard parts are to get for Trane - thats is a lie your contractor is telling you - Trane has Warehouses throughout the USA with parts. I've never had to wait longer than 24 hrs. When sonething goes bad its usually happens within the first 30 days, electronics are that way. I know that Trane tests their furnaces and A/C equipment before it leaves the factory(sometines twice). Its a premium brand - so its expensive compared to other equipement - you just need to decide whats it worth to you. I highly recommend Trane over any other brand. Make sure you do your homework on your service comnpany - it can make all the difference.
Date created: 2011-05-19
A best buy! These units are built heavy duty and in the USA. They even weigh more then the competition. From the Stainless Steel Heat Exchanger to the Modulating GAs valve these are built to last and be efficient. Throw in great service, the best reputation and 10 year warrenty and I'm sold.
Three years running and its been a gem.
Date created: 2011-05-02
Great Brand - high quality. Hard to believe anyone has a bad experience with this equipment - can only attest to the value of a good installer. We've had our new furnace, XC90i for two years now. Great machine, runs quite and keeps the house toasty warm. Installers were great, addressed a few issues with the duct work that the last installer made(Carrier).
Fort Dodge, IO
Date created: 2011-04-28
Installed new furnace with modulating gas valve and variable fan. What a great furnace this has been. I've owned probably more than 6 different furnace brands in my life, without a doubt this is the best. This furnace never seems taxed, handles keeping the house warm no matter the outside conditions. Like they say, the good ones make it look easy.
Date created: 2011-04-26
Almost makes me wish it stays cold
New XV95 furnace. Very happy. Quality is top notch, this thing even weighs more than the others. We've had a long and cold winter and this furnace puts my prior furnace to shame. Couldn't be happier, sure it costs a bit more than some others but its worth it. We have a larger house(4,000sqft). This furnace never had a problem, someohow it even got rid of some of the cold spots in the house with creating a bunch of hot spots. Was told this was due to the 2 stage blower being more effective.
Date created: 2011-04-22
Wonderful furnace - no issues in three years!
Date created: 2011-04-19
Installed a new Trane 90 furnace. Installers were great and the system has been flawless. Our old system has so many installation flaws that resulted in the prior system prematurely failing. Look out for undersized return ducts, gas pressure issues, leaking air-handler(rusted the heat exchanger), leaking ducts and undersized system(causing system to work much harder than designed). All these were issues with our prior installation. To those that doubt - yes bad installation causes issues such as blower motors burning out, circuit board shorting out due to spikes from blower motor, etc.
Our prior system was a mid-line Carrier set-up, the issues were with the installation and not the brand.
The Trane systems has been great, very happy.
Date created: 2011-04-19
Built a new home and chose Trane over Lennox and Carrier. It's a large home with over 4,000sf. We got one of the larger systems they made, and put in zoning. I suppose most major brands have allot in common, we selected Trane partly because of the installer. It's been 1 year now and the system has worked perfectly. Make sure you do your homework and understand how the systems work together. A good installer should be able to point out what works best.
Date created: 2011-04-12
We bought our furnace in 1999 and have averaged at least one repair per year. Everything from control boards to igniters. We have spent a bout $1300 in repairs. I can't reccomend to anyone to buy one except it has heating well when it did run. We have been without heat several times including 20 below weather.
Other XL1200 Reviews
Consumer forums such as hvac-talk.com and doityourself.com post a series of troubleshooting inquiries about the XL 1200. Questions commonly include problems with the unit failing to heat, broken components, and simple general maintenance issues. However, several of these posts are more than 10 years old, clearly showing the model's age.
Contractors on these forums do mention that the XL1200 is a dependable unit that should provide years of reliable service if properly maintained and installed. Still, some note this unit may not be the best choice to keep around the home for maximum efficiency. Because this dated unit has a low SEER and AFUE, homeowners will be paying more to heat and cool their home than with a newer HVAC product. An expensive repair for this unit generally is not recommended.
The XL1200 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.