Trane XB13 Heat Pump Overview

Trane’s XB13 is a standard efficiency heat pump offering up to 14.5 SEER and 8.5 HSPF. This series is available in six models ranging from 1.5 to 5 tons and with cooling capacities from 17,000 up to 58,500 BTU/H. According to the manufacturer, all units and components are tested before shipment.

Trane promotes this unit’s durable operation, in part thanks to the company’s Climatuff compressor and an all-aluminum spine fin coil designed for efficient heat transfer. The exterior of the unit is supported by a rust- and corrosion-resistant base pan, and is further equipped with full-sided louvered panels and zinc-coated fasteners. It is finished with baked-on powder paint.

A full line of accessories, including Trane’s air filtration system, thermostats, humidifiers and energy recovery ventilators, also are available for this unit.

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Consumer Reviews of Trane XB13

1.6

  • Very Satisfied
    1
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    1
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    0
  • Very Unsatisfied
    10
  • #13 of 28 Trane Heat Pump
  • 16.67% of customers recommended

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Trane XB13 Heat Pump Reviews

Showing 11-12 of 12 reviews

"Stinks"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

My 1 year old XR-15 has Dirty Sock Syndrome (DSS) verified by my installer. Trane will replace the coil if I pay for shipping and installation. Installer gave me 2 year labor waranty, but won't honor it due to large expense of installing. (4-5 hrs) Claims he did not plan on any repair that would consume this much time. So, he won't even order the coil, since I have only offered to pay $125. This has been going on since Feb. 11. Trane won't harness THEIR dealer. Their brochure is full of customer guarantees, but they don't really care.

D. Morris

Florida

"The unit stinks"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I bought a heat pump xb13 and it is very expensive to run. I would never buy another one. The previous Carrier that was a 10 seer was twice as efficient to run. What a rip off!

Jay McCarthy

Other XB13 Reviews

The Trane XB13 has received a mixture of positive and negative reviews around the web. While this system is a basic, builder-grade model, several contractors note the unit is built with a reliable compressor and easy-to-clean coils. Professionals also mention the XB13 is a good fit for a homeowner on a budget in a mild climate, but recommend a higher-efficiency unit for harsher climates.

Despite the positive reviews, some homeowners note the unit’s loud and occasionally inconsistent operation. Common issues include problems with small components malfunctioning and general troubleshooting errors. Shoppers on consumer forums, such as hvac-talk.com, like the price of the unit, but question whether or not the low price is worth the efficiency savings in the long run.

Trane XB13 Model Numbers

The XB13 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
4TWB3036A1 13 / 7.7 0
4TWB3042A1 13 / 7.7 0
4TWR3036A1 13 / 8 0
4TWR3042A1 13 / 8 0

XB13 Warranty

Trane provides a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor, outdoor coil and internal functional parts for XB13 units registered within 60 days of installation. If the unit is not registered, Trane’s base warranty terms apply. Extended warranties, which may include labor costs, are available through local contractors.

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