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Trane XL16i Air Conditioner Overview

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.

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Consumer Reviews of Trane XL16i


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  • #15 of 24 Trane Air Conditioner
  • 21.88% of customers recommended

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Trane XL16i Air Conditioner Reviews

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"Very very very unhappy!"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Trane XL16i installed on 8/16/12. First problem on 8/17 unit did not run from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Called dealer when dealer arrive unit was working. He said unit must have a loose wire, but he cant find it because the unit is now working. Second problem 8/18 unit did not run from 2:05 to 3:00 pm and has stopped again. Called dealer and repair man (Repair man not available) left phone messages that if they can't fix it I will have the unit removed! I have not payed him as of today, will advise what happened!

Willam Simoni

Conway, SC

"Second failed coil in 6 years"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We had two Trane XL16i units placed in our home. I am very disappointed, as I believed they were a high quality product. The first coil failed within 3 years, and now it has failed again and the second coil has failed after 7 years (with an $2100+ price tag). Our home is 3000 square foot and the ac guy who installed these said they would be more than sufficient to cool our home. Once it gets in the 100's, it won't get much below 80 inside. We have had different ac guys tell us you can't get an ac to cool more than 20 degrees, but I know people with comparable size homes and units who don't have that issue. We are bummed with Trane!

D. Bertotti

Austin, TX

"Better by comparison"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

My neighbor and I both built our homes at the same time. We installed a Trane System and they installed Carrier. We compared systems and costs, both systems ran around $17,000 for Furnace, Coil, Electronic air cleaner, a/c Unit and thermostat installed. Both high end systems. My Trane is a XC95m furnace, Clean Effects air cleaner, XL16i a/c and Comfortlink II thermostat. The Carrier System my neighbor got was an Infinity 96, Air Purifier, Infinity a/c and Edge' Programmable Thermostat. After three years I've had zero problems, the system has run perfectly. My neighbor has had the coils replaced on the a/c, his furnace stopped working in the middle of winter the first year with a bad gas valve and his a/c makes a high pitched noise that the installer says is normal. It's become a bit of a sore point with him. I know that all manufactures have issues with some percentage of products and don't believe Carrier is junk. But in my experience I got the better system.

Jerry C.


"Trane will break the Bank"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

If I could give it -5 stars I would. Has had major problems twice in six years. We live in Seattle so this unit is NOT over worked. First major repair the contractor covered because the unit was a little over one year old and they talked me into Trane. Now to begin the sixth summer of use, we find that the coil leaked so needs to be replaced. This also caused the TXP valve to fail. Repairs for this require the system to be completely removed and re-installed, including the furnace. Nearly $2,000 in expenses and so far it's taken three weeks. We were told the parts would take 5 days to arrive and they took two weeks. I contacted Trane who suggested that the contractor must be to blame. Trane not only charges way too much for their substandard product, but they aren't very customer friendly either. I see many reviews here for satisfied people that have had their units 5 years. I hope after year six they are as happy. Six was when ours died. Save yourself money and frustration and buy a different brand.


Seattle, WA

"Never a problem"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

10 years w/o a single issue. Installed the XL16i here in Dallas. It gets very hot and humid and this system never has a problem keeping the house cool.

D. Graham

Dallas, TX

Other XL16i Reviews

The XL16i received generally mixed reviews on various web forums. Some users on 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

Users on 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.

Model Number SEER BTUs per Hour
4TTX6024C1 16.3 25,800
4TTX6036C1 17.15 40,500
4TTX6048C1 16.35 52,500
4TTX6060C1 15.1 63,000

XL16i Warranty

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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