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Trane XL 1200 Air Conditioner Overview

The Trane XL1200 is a discontinued residential air conditioning unit offering up to 14 SEER. Trane also sold an XL1200 heat pump. Ranging in 1.5- to 5-ton options, this series was available in seven models varying in size.

This line featured a Climatuff compressor, a quiet 2-speed fan motor, Spine Fin aluminum coils, and a compressor sound shield to help minimize sound levels. The interior components were protected by a louvered cabinet finished in a silver, baked-on powder paint and weathergaurd top. Rust- and corrosion-resistant screws and full-sided louvered panels were additional components of the exterior.

The unit also was equipped with external braze fittings to help keep installation simple, and a side access panel designed for quick maintenance and service. Optional accessories, such as the accompanying Trane thermostat, also were available for this unit.

Trane recommended the following for maintenance:

  • Clean or replace the filter once a month
  • Keep the unit free of debris and clear from flowers and shrubs to maximize air flow across the coil

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Consumer Reviews of Trane XL 1200


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  • #2 of 24 Trane Air Conditioner
  • 85.71% of customers recommended

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Trane XL 1200 Air Conditioner Reviews

Showing 11-13 of 13 reviews

"XL 1200 2.5 Ton"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

The unit was installed back in 1993 with a matching indoor coil. There has not been one service call on the unit. The exterior is still in great shape, the unit is still very quiet, even compared to the new units of today. The xl 1200 has been flawless for us.

M. Swain


5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I owned a Trane xl 1200 for 18 years now and I have never never never had any problems with it what so ever. I cooled a 2600 square foot home with it in Pittsburgh, Pa. Just recently I replaced my furnace and air with another brand but I gave my neighbor my 2 ton xl 2000 and he just loves it compared to the cheap one he had before.

D Muecke

Pittsburgh, PA


5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Bryan Price

Homewood, Alabama

Other XL 1200 Reviews

As an older unit (most available information on it dates to 1996) the XL1200 is the subject of several troubleshooting and maintenance inquiries across the web. Homeowner forums such as list a variety of issues including instances of the cooling coil dying, the unit’s failure to produce cold air, the compressor’s failure to turn on, and several instances of leaking coils. General maintenance questions, such as how to clean the coils or remove the cover, also are posed.

Aside from troubleshooting issues, homeowners seem generally pleased with the longevity of this unit. Contractors on believe that if this unit is installed correctly and properly maintained it should provide at least 15 years of consistent performance.

XL 1200 Warranty

The XL1200 is equipped with a 2-year limited warranty on all components. Trane also offers an additional 10-year limited warranty for the coil and compressor. Optional extended warranties are available through a local Trane contractor.

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