The Trane XL 14i split system heat pump is an energy-efficient product with several brand-named components. Available in 1.5 to 5 ton capacities, the now-discontinued XL 14i has up to 15.25 SEER and 9.6 HSPF. The unit runs on R22 refrigerant.
Equipped with a Climatuff compressor that has an internal temperature and pressure protector, the XL 14i also employs an aluminum Spine Fin coil. The coil is completely wrapped in protective material, making it resistant to corrosion, and has all-aluminum brazen joints. A DuraTuff base made of composite material allows for quick and complete drainage and the WeatherGuard II top protects the unit. The unit's exterior is coated with a glossy, corrosion-resistant finish and the unit is topped with a XL seacoast shield.
Enclosed by a Quick-Sess cabinet, the refrigerant connections and coil are fully protected, yet because the cabinet offers top and fan removal access is simple. The sound production from the XL 14i is dampened by the low airflow resistance, the insulated compressor and the integrated fan orifice.
Add-ons such as indoor/outdoor thermostats are available. Consumers can discuss additional options with their Trane dealer.
Had Trane XL14i heat pump installed in November 2005. Have had no problems with it at all for 14 years. Cools and heats 2200 sq ft house very well. Replaced condenser fan once. Surprised by all the negative reviews here.
"My unit is a piece of crap"
Here I am, July 4, 2018. The junk system is out yet again. Can't get it repaired. Brother has Stage 4 lung cancer and wife is on oxygen. Have not had this unit go a full season without a breakdown. Customer service is the worst of any company I have ever dealt with, bar none. Have had this unit since 2009. It may be hard to stop a Trane but, in this case, it is even harder to get it started and keep it running.
Curtis A, Linton
Madison Heights, VA
"TRANE is JUNK"
Piece of junk. Has cost us more to keep every year. Installed in 2003 and have had major problems every year. We have probably paid for another whole unit in the time we have had it. You could not give me another Trane.
STEVEN M PENNINGTON
"I guess I am"
2005 Trane XL14i heat pump. Never one service call. One time a cap went out and I replaced it myself. My system works in tandem with back up electric but only kicks it in after 17 f degrees. So that is when this unit starts to struggle. The compressor completely shuts off below 5f degrees my choice because it doesn't raise the temp below this point. Now days I have read about newer heat pumps being 50-70% more efficient. So I will either run this unit until it dies or upgrade it sooner. I don't know. But I would say Trane kept me happy all these years. Possibly might choose Carrier next time because they make a heating efficient 13 unit. Should do better than my 9.6 rating. So the Carrier should go down to -10 f. Yes below zero.. Hahaha
"XL14i out of service once again"
We've had our Trane XL14i for 9 years. It has been serviced frequently by 3 other Trane authorized dealers over that time (TXV valve, line set, coils). Rush is our 4th dealer and I was impressed that they only sent out one person to troubleshoot and fix the unit. Justin does one heck of a job! The problem was a leak in the evaporator coil, again. Other dealers sent out several techs and even a couple of trucks. Since I purchased the extended warranty years ago the bill was zero. You better pay the extra $500 for an extended warranty and keep all the paperwork!
Online comments about Trane�s XL 14i are generally positive. However, when a consumer on doityourself.com asks for feedback about the value of this unit, the responses are mixed. Some contractors consider it �a good unit,� others suggest higher efficiency Trane models�notably, the XL15i�for this heat-only installation in order for the consumer to get more bang for his buck. In addition, at least one HVAC professional suggests that Trane�s products, despite their high-end promotional material and bigger price tags, achieve relatively the same performance as other brands, given a quality installation is done.
Trane�s XL 14i heat pump comes with a limited 10-year warranty on the compressor, outdoor coil and functional parts. An optional extended warranty is available for additional coverage including labor, refrigerant and other parts for the length of the agreement.
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