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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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"Avoid Trane – Unreliable Poor Quality"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Our "top of the line" system had to be repaired within the first year. Though Trane did not warranty the labor, the dealer fixed it for free. Now the system is six yrs old and we are putting another $1,500 repair into it. The cooling coil leaked. The coil itself is covered but not the labor. The leaking coil also caused the TXP valve to fail, which alone is a $1,200 repair. This has been a very unreliable system and we would not buy Trane if given the chance to do over. We will be building a new home and Trane will NOT be in it. They are over priced, especially for the poor quality. We live in Seattle, so it's not like this system gets over used. Our system gets used 3-4 months out of the year and seldom for an entire 24 hr day. Also, the part was suppose to take 5 days to arrive and that was two weeks ago. Save yourself some money and frustration and buy another brand. AVOID TRANE

Stephanie Angelos

Kenmore, WA

"WRONG !! "It's Hard to Stop A Trane""

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Both the outside compressor unit and the inside air handler have been replaced. Just last week the compressor burnt out and was replaced.Called Trane to requested additional warranty and was told "our records show your system is currently working".If you want a longer warranty, buy it from your dealer. Great customer relations.

R Berge

"Noisy Compressor"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

I just had a TRANE XL16i central air conditioner replaced an old PAYNE air conditioner. Compared to PAYNE, the only noise generated from the air conditioner is the sound from the propeller. TRANE air conditioner is creating an annoying sound generated by the compressor. The problem with TRANE company is that they don't have a customer support but instead route to their distributor. Since my air conditioner was instealled by a certified air conditioner installer but not a TRANE distributor put me at a very uncomfortable situation. The TRANE air conditioner works wonderfully and the sound is not heard inside the house. But if the air conditioner is closed to a place of gathering, DO NOT buy a TRANE air conditioner.

R Acosta

Duarte, CA

"Furnace & A/C"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I agree that it seems most people only write bad reviews. I had a xl16i 4 ton heat pump installed last Fall with an xc95m modulating furnace. The entire system has worked to perfection and we have not had one issue so far. There are several Trane systems intalls in my area and everyone I talked to loves their Trane equipment. I read that they are the only company that makes their own compressor and how long they last. I think if yours is prematurely failing, you may want to look at who you had it installed. Did they evacuate the system properly? Is the system properly sized and installed? The equipment is only as good as the installer you choose. I looked for a long time Trane dealer and checked references. Everyone should!!!



1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Installed XL16l a/c and 95% furnace in April 14, 2009. 14 trips made by the dealer to repair the air handler unit and furnace in 14 months. Never any parts on hand. 7 days after installation, no heat. Claimed had bad sensor and had to order from Dallas, TX. (80 miles away). 6 days later, part arrives. Different tech said not bad sensor, rather water drain hose had kink. June 30, 2010, air handler fan bad order, outside temp 86 degrees. Tech comes, of course, no motor nor motor module at dealership, nor another unit to rob parts from. Right, have to order from Dallas. Called this morning, July 1, 2010, no parts in Dallas, so getting parts flown in from Georgia, promised to be here tomorrow, July 2, 2010. If you buy a Trane, put in the second system for back. Disgusting, dealer does not stock parts for merchandise they sell. Looking forward for tomorrow????

B. Kerlee

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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