The Trane XL16i air conditioner is available in single stage and two stage models and has an efficiency rating of up to 18 SEER. This unit uses R-410A refrigerant, which is healthier for the ozone layer.
The XL16i comes with a Climatuff compressor, and select models come with an advanced fan system and sound insulators on the compressors to provide noise reduction. It has baked on powder paint and Weatherguard fasteners to resist rust, and the DuraTuff base pan resists corrosion rust, and warping. The XL16i qualifies for an Energy Star rating from the US Department of Energy.
I bought a complete Trane Heating and Air Conditioning System in 2006. The Condenser Coil in the Air Conditioning unit was guaranteed for 10 years. It began leaking last year but the nature of the leak wasn't discovered until this year. Trane ran out of these parts in May. They say they will begin making them again in July. I have no promised delivery date. No warranty is worth anything if the company is unable to provide the parts. Meanwhile my family has been suffering without any air conditioning and it appears that we won't have any for at least most of this summer. Not only is this company's warranty program worthless, it shows the total incompetence of their management to allow this to happen and offer no alternative. Any reputable company would have simply replaced the whole unit if repair parts were not available.
North Olmsted, OH
"Not ever buy another trane"
Worst piece of shit I ever brought had problems from day one still having troubles I called trane and they dont care got there money I hope they sleep well at night knowing people are mad about there garbage they sell
"Happy Happy Happy"
I chose Trane to replace a Trane that was 18 years old and getting sick. My new unit cools my house better, and at a savings of 25% on my electric bill. I bought a matched unit with a gas furnace. It's nicer in the winter. I also chose a competent dealer for the install. I had duct work brought up to par for the new unit. A good install makes the difference. Interview your installer. I got 10 estimates with ten different installers. The price difference between dealers was within a few hundred dollars, but the quality and methods varied greatly. Choose your installer wisely, that is the key. I can give this unit a good workout, I live in Phoenix, and this is the second summer in use.
G W Bienek
"Seven Years Later"
I got an XL16i in 2006. Seven years later, I got a nice big stack of repair bills and paid a big price melting over the years waiting for parts cause the dealers here don't stock spare Trane parts. A new coil, 3rd in seven years, was just installed. It's made of aluminum not copper like the others. It took six weeks after being ordered to arrive and three visits from a tech to get it working right. I live in Florida. It's August.
Our Trane XL16i was installed in 2009 and ran fine the first year. After that, the air conditioner has required continuing repair. Two compressors were replaced prior to this year. In March of 2013, another compressor went out and required replacement. Now in August 2013, another compressor is required because the one installed in March died! That's 4 compressors in a 4 year period with 2 required this year. I'm paying most all of the labor charges, whatever my dealers conscience will let him charge me and some of the parts charges. So far, Trane has refused to do anything except warranty some of the parts including compressors. I paid around $8,500 for the unit installed. So far, I'm up to over $11,000 in expenses including initial installation. I would not recommend buying a Trane because of the lack of corporation concern for consumers having problems with Trane units. But if you do, get something other than the XL16i unit. If this was an automobile, the lemon law would have kicked in long ago!
The XL16i received generally mixed reviews on various web forums. Some users on doityourself.com compared it favorably to similar models from Carrier. Other said that the 16i was unnecessarily expensive compared to simpler models like XL14i and XL15i. Trane is cited as a good brand generally on city-data.com.
Users on gardenweb.com also like Trane, and preferred the XL16i to air conditioners from Lennox. But they agreed that the 16i might be unnecessary compared to lower-level models from Trane. Occasional complaints refer to strange noises and adverse effects on humidity.
Trane XL16i Model Numbers
The XL16i is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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The compressor for this model comes with a 12-year limited warranty. There are also 10-year warranties for the outdoor coil and indoor parts. To qualify for the full warranty, customers must register their unit within 60 days of purchase.
Extended warranties are also available for purchase. Extended warranty coverage includes transferability if the unit is sold and may cover labor and other costs not covered by the manufacturer’s limited warranty. An extended warranty can be bought any time in the first five years of ownership.
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