The Trane XL14c is a discontinued packaged gas/electric heat pump with an efficiency rating of up to 14.25 SEER and 8.20 HSPF. The XL14c was Energy Star qualified, with a Climatuff compressor and a variable-speed blower motor with Comfort-R for improved comfort levels and humidity control. A specially-shaped aerodynamic fan blade increased efficiency while lowering noise levels. The unit featured a stainless steel heat exchanger and burners and an all-aluminum Spine Fin coil for optimal durability and efficiency. An all-steel cabinet with a powder-painted appliance-grade finish and Weather Beater top protected the XL14c from weather hazards.
Original Trane purchased in the 1980's was very good. Current unit purchased in 2011 has been nothing but trouble. Installing dealer has been unable to solve its problems. It's amazing how far down they have fallen in quality over the years. I will never buy another Trane.
"New Unit Failed in Under 30 Days"
We just purchased this Trane heat pump less than 30 days ago and, according to the repair technician, the ac fan fell off. It appears the quality control for this product is not the best. We will not waste any more money on Trane products.
When the temperature drops to freezing, this unit puts out the worst scent. I had the repairman here to check it out and he said it's called "dirty sock syndrome" because they can't find the cause. Our old unit never smelled like this. We paid a lot of money for this heat pump and I will never recommend a Trane to anyone. This scent will even wake me up at night; it's that strong!
Other XL14c Reviews
A homeowner trying to decide between the Trane XL16c and the XL14c asked for opinions on both units. A couple of members liked the XL16c because it is a two-stage unit, but the homeowner ended up going with the XL14c. There are several similar posts, with homeowners trying to chose between the XL16c and XL14c. A homeowner on doityourself.com who had an XL14c installed and complained that it wasn't heating well was advised that it may be an installation error and that he should have a Manual J load calculation done to determine if it is adequately sized.
Product registration was required within 60 days for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Trane XL14c heat pump is comprised of the following:
20-year limited warranty on the heat exchanger
10-year limited warranty on the compressor
10-year limited warranty on the outdoor coil
10-year limited warranty on internal functioning parts
Labor costs are not included in the warranty.
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