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.
First year it had two pin hole leak in the copper line, fix ran me $200 the 3 year my circuit breaker went out had to replace. The 4 year the screw that holds the lid with the fan part broke, then replace. It been good for two years now. The six year the compressor went out on me no more warranty. Looking about $ 1300 to replace. Don't have the money yet. Still trying to save up for new compressor. This unit was nothing but headache. And waste for money. Still paying for the pos unit. I thought Trane was the best but I'll never buy from them again
"Griffiths Energy Services installed Trane scam"
We paid Griffiths Energy Services, Baltimore almost $6,000,00 to install a new Trane a/c system, 10/2007. 9/ 2011, we noticed our basement wet with black mold on walls. Griffths servicemen claim freon leaks. Problem continues as of 5/12, and we get billed $200+ every time we call Griffiths. Isn't it a scam!!
"Don't Buy a Trane"
We purchased a Trane air conditioner model 4ttx4042a1000a. All was well till 6 years later we had the control panel go out (Trance xu9v). It cost $696.00 to replace. Less than 15 months later the same panel went out again for $743.00. After repeated pleas to the local company in Salt Lake and then with the regional office in Denver, Trane would not even look at my furnace to see what had caused this repeated and expensive failure. I was simply ignored and told that parts were warrantied for 12 months and that's that. Our previous furnace had no problems for 19 years. It was only replaced to accommodate a central air condition system. I am disappointed at the lack of interest and customer service Mr. Stacey Hieb the regional manager and the field representative Ethan Smith in Salt Lake. a company that cannot guarantee a part of almost $800.00 for longer than a year should be completely avoided.
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Never. Buy a trane the reviews speak for themselves"
This unit is the biggest pile of crap …. I have owned it for just over 5 years and have had nothing but trouble with it year 1 it was the compressor; year two it was a freon leak; year three was compressor number 2; year three trouble free yee freekin ha, year 4 compressor 3; and yet again I am waiting on a repair man for compressor 4, I am done paying for this my next call is too a freakin consumer lawyer because this is bull …. I have a xl14i and I wish I had read all of these posts before buying
"XL GOOD, BUT DON'T GET TOO BIG"
Got a XL 14 in 2009, which works well and is quiet. But don't get the unit too big. Replaced a 4 ton with a 5 ton unit for first floor of our two story home in Houston. It gets hot here, but this unit is too big. The house is too humid, and the high air velocity intrusive. If you have an up and downstairs unit, go with the 4 ton for the first floor. 5 tons are fine for a one story home as you have the additional heat from the attic.
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.
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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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