Trane XB13c Heat Pump
Updated: Nov 7, 2012
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Overview of the XB13c
The Trane XB13c heat pump series is promoted by the manufacturer for its "year-round durability" while offering up to 13 SEER, 7.7 HSPF and 80 percent AFUE. This series consists of seven models ranging from 1.5- to 5-ton capacities that vary in shape and size.
The XB13c features a Climatuff compressor, a fan blower designed to use little energy and move air quietly, an electronic defrost system that limits unnecessary defrost cycles, and an all-aluminum spine fin coil for efficient heat transfer. This unit can also be paired with an electric heater kit.
The unitís interior components are protected by all-steel metal cabinets, a reinforced weather-beater top, and an appliance-grade finish with UV-resistant paint to help maintain the unitís appearance throughout the seasons.
Consumer Reviews of the Trane XB13c
Date created: 2011-05-23
Years owned: 4
"Hard to START a Trane"
My unit is 4 yrs old now and i am really thinking about changing it out to something better. 2 compressors and a fan motor..What next
Date created: 2009-12-12
Name: K Hanner
Years owned: 2
Trane unit model2wcc3030a1000aa serial# 7042wk29h came with new home has failed-blower wheel broke at hub damaged heat strips, motor and capacitor. the quality of this product sure don't fit trane's advertisements.
Other XB13c Reviews
Reviews of Trane's heat pumps vary drastically among customers. Many homeowners air grievances about frequent repairs, costly labor charges, and poor customer service on forums such as hvac-consumer-opinions.com. However, there are many folks on hvac-talk.com who state that they shop for Trane HVAC systems exclusively and have had minimal problems with their units. Some note theyíve had their Trane system for more than 20 years.
Contractors on garden-web.com also recommend the XB13c, saying it has a solid warranty backed by a reputable company. A professional review on ingramswaterandair.com also notes the XB13c isn't a high-end heat pump, but meets all efficiencies required, and can be a good option for homeowner in a mild climate looking for an economical option.
Trane XB13c Model Numbers
The XB13c is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
|Model Number||SEER / HSPF||BTUs per Hour|
|4WCC3036A1||13 / 7.7||0|
|4WCC3036A3||13 / 7.7||0|
Trane provides a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor, heat exchanger coil, and all remaining parts for the XB13c. Warranties are only valid for residential customers and must be registered online or over the phone within 60 days of installation. Without proper registration, Traneís base warranty applies.