Trane XL14i Air Conditioner Overview

The Trane XL14i air conditioner is a (discontinued) split-system central air conditioner with an efficiency rating of up to 15 SEER. It had a single-speed compressor, but could be matched with a variable speed blower (either a furnace or an air handler) to reduce noise and operate at higher efficiencies. Trane also marketed a heat pump under the XL14i series name, which had a heating efficiency of up to 9 HSPF.

The XL14i was available with either R-22 (commonly known as Freon) or R-410 (commonly known as Puron) refrigerant.

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Consumer Reviews of Trane XL14i

1.5

  • Very Satisfied
    1
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    1
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
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  • Very Unsatisfied
    13
  • #17 of 24 Trane Air Conditioner
  • 13.33% of customers recommended

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Trane XL14i Air Conditioner Reviews

Showing 6-10 of 15 reviews

"Don't Believe the False Advertising"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Purchased unit in 2003 and every two years, a major problem in spite of our keeping up with regular seasonal maintenance and tune-ups as recommended by Trane. Thank God we also had an extended warranty which covered the very expensive costs, but left us without a/c three times and without heat twice in the winter while we waited for parts. The evaporator had to be totally replaced in 2009 and again in 2011 due to its leaking refrigerant. Now that the warranty is expired, we just paid $300 out of pocket for a seized condenser fan motor and our service man advised us we should be looking to get a new unit. I sent an email to customer service twice, before anyone responded and then they asked me to call them. When I called, Customer Service Rep. Ms. Ebony, basically said "sorry Charlie, we have no control of how long your system will operate correctly". My neighbors have Carrier systems purchased around the same time as mine and other than worn out belts needing to be replaced, neither one has had the amount of issues we have had. Their claims of reliability and quality products is just false advertising. Learn from our experience, do not buy a Trane product.

Elizabeth Ferrara

Ocala, FL

"I Have Had This Unit for 10 Years"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I have had this unit for 10 years and never had a problem. Of course I have had it serviced every spring which may account for the excellent review. You have to take care of any equipment to expect it to take care of you.

Richard H. Baxter

Temperance, Michigan

"Trane AC Units – Not Worth the Money"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

If you're looking for a terrible AC product, that is overpriced then Trane products are for you. I purchased a high-end unit in 2001, and have almost paid 50% of the original cost in repairs. In less than 10 years, I have replaced the humidifier, the condenser fan, condenser fan coil, and not one(1) but three (3)-yes three of the variable speed motor controllers. Each time Trane is happy to charge you $500.00 for the part, plus the $200 the technician charges. Prior to this, I had a Carrier unit for 10 years and NO mechanical issues or breakdowns. The only reason I replaced it was 1) it has a lower SEER rating, and 2) I thought by replacing it I would avoid continued maintenance repairs. Never again, if the AC guys says TRANE, you better slam the door, lock it, or be ready to constantly repair it. By the way, I reached out to TRANE, and no help, no support, no concern.

R Taylor

Atlanta Ga

"Do not buy unless you want constant grief"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I bought my Trane XL14i a/c unit after reading all the hype. It cost more than double the nearest competitor's model but I went ahead and bought it thinking Trane was 'the best' on the market. Wrong. Well…this system is still fairly new, in my opinion, yet it has failed each summer since we had it installed in 2007. Expansion valve…every time. Each time it failed…it took them nearly a week to get the new valve in and get me up and running. It seems as though these valves are not kept in stock. Oh, and Trane was quick to mail me a postcard, telling me how much they paid my local hvac dealer each time it failed (while under warranty). As though that was somehow my fault, I guess. My warranty ran out, so I tried to purchase another year of extended warranty. I asked for nothing free, simply more warranty time so I wouldn't have to pay these outrageous repair bills. Trane said no way, Jose…this came from the top executives, by the way. So I wrote Trane a 'shame' letter. I might as well have gone outside and barked at the moon…no response from Trane. Be advised…your state's "Lemon Law" might apply to your unhappy situation with Trane. If you are as apprehensive about your unit's future performance as I am…you will want to know which avenues you might pursue. Would I purchase another Trane? Right now, no…but if they'd meet me halfway and agree to sell me additional warranty time I might change my mind.

Richard Kennedy

Cambridge Ohio

"XL14C-VERY DISATISFIED, NOT DEPENDABLE, CONSTANT SERVICE CALLS 2 YRS,2MO"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Constant loss of freon, dealer will not step up and replace coils. dealer will not upgrade (even if we pay differnce) we know for a fact that our unit has the same defect in similar units with first hand knowledge. Lip service and lack of integrity, definitely drove me away from Trane and their dealer. My commercial property and associated partners will also be made aware. Word of mouth is the most damaging type of advertising.

DENNIS TERRILL

PLANTATION, FL 33317

Other XL14i Reviews

Based on comments from authors on HVAC forums, the XL14i is regarded as a good product. In a discussion on doityourself.com, members note the superior quality of the Trane XL14i and that replacement parts, if needed, are readily available.

Trane XL14i Model Numbers

The XL14i is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER BTUs per Hour
2TTX4018A1 15 19,500
2TTX4018B1 15 21,200
2TTX4024A1 14.75 24,800
2TTX4030A1 14.25 32,000
2TTX4036A1 14.25 37,400
2TTX4042A1 14.5 43,000
2TTX4048A1 14 49,000
2TTX4060A1 13 59,500
2TTX4060B1 13 62,000

XL14i Warranty

To qualify for the Trane warranty, the product must be registered online or by calling the toll free Trane number no later than 60 days after installation. Failure to register within the 60 day timeframe will result in the Base Limited warranty being applied.

The warranty is comprised of the following:

  • 12-year limited warranty on the compressor
  • 10-year limited on internal functional parts
  • 10-year warranty on the outdoor coil

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