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.
Replaced a 10 year old system with a new Trane XL15i system two years ago. What a great system! The installer was admiment about installing a matched system – a/c, Coil and Furnace (XR90). It's night and day from our prior system. The installer threw in a free 1 year maintance program after the installation. They came out in the fall and spring to prep the system for the comming season. It also gave us free emergency calls (if needed – never were). The installer said they never give free maintenance contracts out on other equipment due to the amount of issues they get on other equipment. Great product and great service!
Jefferson City, MO
"Our Trane puchase mistake"
We purchased a complete Trane XL15 15.25 seer A/C system in November of 2010.Mind you this was replacing a perfectly operating Bryant system that was original to our home(built 2002).We were being"pro-active" because we figured in Florida we'd probably be facing problems soon with our AC.WHAT A MISTAKE!!Four months later we need a new evaporator coil.The coil has such a bad leak it won't hold a charge overnight.It never worked satisfactorily from day one.The heat was inadequate all winter but we foolishly dealt with that.I knew there was definitely something wrong when it didn't dehumidify properly when the weather was getting hot consistently and the house was always unacceptably warm.We're waiting for a "serviceman" as I type this with the new coil(4th service visit in a week.)DO NOT BUY TRANE!!!They were always advertised as the best but they make a lousy product,have no quality control,and I don't want anyone else having the headaches we've had.
tampa bay ,fl.
I replaced my 15 year old unit, which was a 3 ton 10 seer. That unit never had a problem cooling the house, but I decided to replace it with a more efficient unit. I chose Trane, because of the reputation and bought a xl 15 which is a 3 and a half ton with a 15 seer unit. The unit worked great for the first year and then stopped cooling the house during the hottest times. The system then would catch up after the sun goes down. Had the contractor respond approx. 12 times in the last year and they cannot figure out what's wrong. Added an extra return ($250) and increased the return size, still does not work. Also had another company look at it and they said it's installed correctly. Cannot contact anybody at Trane, that should be an obvious sign of their quality. I spent $8,000 on the unit with clean effects and after two years of owning the unit it does not work and nobody can tell me why. I will never buy a Trane again and recommend the same advice unless you have money to waste!
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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