The Trane XL15i air conditioner is discontinued, and has a SEER of 16.50. (SEER is a measure of the efficiency of a central air conditioner). Cooling capacities range from 18,000 to 60,000 BTU/h.
In the range of Trane products, the XL15i falls between the XL16i and the XR15 in terms of cost and efficiency. Trane describes this model as particularly quiet and notes that it also comes with an indoor air filtration system.
The XL15i uses R-410A (more commonly known as Puron) refrigerant. This is a newer type of refrigerant, replacing Freon, which has proven damaging to the ozone layer.
I purchased a XL15i air conditioner and xv95 furnace in June, 2009. The cost was $8,550.00 with 850.00 in rebates. I thought I had purchased a unit that would last maybe as long as my Lennox of 15 years. Well, not quite! There is a leak in the "a" coil and the cost to repair with the service call is almost $1200.0 in labor. The part in still under warranty. Usually when there is a leak in the "a" coil the entire unit needs to be replaced but according to the tech he would just fix it since it's less than 5 years old. This doesn't mean the "a' coil won't need to be replaced again next year. It sounds like Trane knows there is a problem with the "a" coil. The air conditioner only runs 4 -5 months a year. Wow!! I always thought Trane was suppose to be a better than average brand. Guess I was wrong. Trane is not just average. It ranks as poorly made. I will never buy or recommend Trane. And from what I've read I can experience more problems in the years to come with Trane.
"You Don't Need Anything to Stop a Trane – It Does it on its Own"
May 2010 I replaced both my A/C and furnace with Trane equipment. Less than three moderate cooling seasons the evaporator blew, a large leak occurred. Trane has had this problem since 2009 and still has not corrected it. The evaporator coil is made of aluminum. Webster's defines it as a silver-white malleable ductile light metallic element. Does that sound strong to you? The contractor will gladly swap it out again and again. If you bought Trane's story, you've been has like me.
I've had the XL15 for 5 years with no problmes at all. Dependable and trouble free.
"TRANE = QUALITY"
Replaced a failed Carrier A?C after only 6 years(compressor failed and lubricant had leaked into coolant lines). Bought an XL15 A/C unit, its worked flawlessly for 9 years. Can't say enough good thinks, its quite, dependable, does the job with no fuss, looks great and was priced right.
Trane XL15 installed 5 years ago. Great product. Coil is fine, compressor runs fine, electrical is fine, etc…. Get maintenance done every year to assure its running in top condition. You take care of your equipment it will last and run correctly.
Users on hvac-talk.com generally like the Trane XL15i, although some note that in extremely hot climates its cooling power might fall short. Users prefer this model in frank comparisons with other models (with similar SEER ratings) from Rheem and Lennox, saying that the Trane warranty is particularly good.
Users on gardenweb.com have similar opinions, sometimes preferring the XL15i even when it is more expensive than comparable models from Lennox and Bryant. However, some reviewers believe that the XL15i isn’t worth the extra money compared to Trane’s next model down, the XR15.
Folks on doityourself.com definitely notice the extra expense, but most think that it would still be a worthwhile investment. Overall, this model is very popular and positively reviewed.
The XL1i comes with some limited warranties. Trane gives 12 years for the compressor, 10 years for the outdoor coil and 10 years on internal parts. To claim this warranty, owners must register within 60 days of installation (or else a stripped-down version of the warranty goes into effect). The warranty is only valid for residential properties. Homeowners may also purchase improvements to their warranties, including extensions to the coverage time and transferability.
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