Trane XL16i Heat Pump Overview

The Trane XL16i (also known as the XL16i Weathertron) is an ultra-efficiency, two-stage air cooling system. Energy Star approved, this unit is available in a SEER up to 18 and operates with two cooling levels to maintain a constant temperature.

The XL16i has a single speed compressor with a variable speed blower and is available in 2 to 5 ton models. Special features of this unit include an advanced air filtration system, a fan designed for quiet operation, and a durable exterior coated with baked-on powder paint. This model also uses 410A refrigerant.

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Consumer Reviews of Trane XL16i

2.2

  • Very Satisfied
    8
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    2
  • Neutral
    1
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    2
  • Very Unsatisfied
    22
  • #9 of 28 Trane Heat Pump
  • 28.57% of customers recommended

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Trane XL16i Heat Pump Reviews

Showing 6-10 of 35 reviews

"Great system"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Have had this system 12 years and not a single issue. Survives Texas summers like a champ. Have it checked twice a year and replace the filter twice a year and it still runs great!!

John P

Fort Worth, TX

"Unhappy with product"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Had this unit installed in 2011. Its had many problems and repairs since that time. Apparently the coil has been leaking refrigerant (which seems to be a common complaint). Parts are covered for 10 years, but quotes of a few thousand for labor, so basically almost half the cost of a new unit for a defective part, that Trane must know about. I've contacted the company about our complaints, never heard back. Our home has 2 heat pumps, about ready to replace the second one, but we can't in good conscience go with another Trane model after our expensive nightmare with the last.

Lynn C.

Leesburg, VA

"To be avoided at all cost"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We installed our first unit in 2009, a Trane XL16i, and after the first year the compressor unit had to be replaced. It was fully warranted parts and labor but ever since we had to have it verified. For the past two years when the pump starts up it make an impressive noise that even the technician cannot fix. We are stuck with it and since it still generates heat and cool air it will not be repaired by Trane. This unit came with a 10-year parts and labor guaranty. We hope that it will break so that Trane will have to replace it. In 2011 we bought a second unit, i.e., same model, but this time our installer did not informed us that there wasn't any guaranty of 10 years parts and labor. This unit had again a compressor that broke and had to be replaced. We had to pay $1,000.00 in labor cost and parts (Freon R410A and recuperation of Freon etc). We have only a 30 day warranty for the second unit. Overall I do not recommend Trane and a neighbor of ours had to replace their compressor after 3 years and had to pay labor costs.

Norman R. Searle MD CM

Dorval, Quebec, Canada

"It's down again."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Had a XL15i and the compressor went out within days after the 10 year warranty. Had many repeat problems over the years and got talked into a XL16i. And have had many problems. They told me the frog that got into the electronics and shorted everything out was an act of god and wouldn't warranty it. The line set was poorly installed and rubbed on a pier under the house. Told no warranty against workmanship. This morning it went down again. There are two Trane dealers in my area and both suck. Estimate over $13,000 in service calls over a 15-year period. Sorry, I cannot afford having a Trane. My new non-Trane dealer has done the last two service jobs and they are good. The problem is it's never the same problem. Never again will I own a Trane.

Steve Jansen

Madras, OR

"Stay away from Trane"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Had this unit installed 4 years ago. Nothing but problems from day 1. Unit works OK during AC mode, but heat mode is a disaster. Unit freezes up, I'm not talking about a little frost (I expect that) I mean this thing has solid frost/ice 1/4 – 1/2 inch for days. Defrost cycle will not kick in or will occasionally kick in, but will only melt part of the frost then won't kick back in and then the ice forms. Only melts away when the temperature rises above freezing. Replaced 2 defrost boards, moved the sensors, no help. Trane Technician came on a day when temperatures were well above freezing and no sign of frost/ice on unit and statede it checks out according to Trane standards! Can't get Trane to have someone check the unit when the problem is occurring. Now Trane refuses to do anything to help with the unit and I am stuck with a lemon. Stay away from Trane. Poor product and customer service.

George Stanley

Elizabeth City, NC

Other XL16i Reviews

Consumers around the web are generally pleased with the XL16i. A review from webhvac.com goes as far to say the temperature, humidity, and air quality control this model offers makes it one of the most desirable high efficiency units on the market. Authors on webhvac.com and hvac-for-beginners.com also noted Trane’s extensive warranty.

One unhappy customer on central-air-conditioner-and-refridgeration.com complains of a costly repair to fix a coil failure in a 6-year old XL16i.

Some consumers, on the other hand, aren’t as complementary of the XL16i. Many folks on gardenweb.com believe the efficiency numbers aren’t good enough for a high-end unit and would like to see high performance for the cost of the unit. Another unhappy customer on central-air-conditioner-and-refrigeration.com complains of costly repairs and multiple parts breaking.

A thread on gardenweb.com reveals a discussion between a homeowner and two experts about the Trane XL16i for a home in North Carolina. The experts agree that the XL16i would not be the best heat pump for this homeowner. The contractors mention that the HSPF rating should be higher, and the unit is not compatible with Trane’s optional humidity-reducing equipment, which would be a bonus for this location. Both experts recommend the Trane XL15i in this situation.

A poster on hvac-talk.com asks about the Trane XL16i, as he is considering installing a new heat pump instead of repairing his old one. Once again, experts are concerned about the heating capacity for this particular heat pump. The location is Ohio, which has many cold days during the year. Here, the contractors recommend the Trane XL15i or another 14 to 15 SEER unit.

A recent post on hvac-talk.com is written by a potential Trane customer. He is considering the XL16i for his home in Florida. The experts mention the lack of humidity removal by the XL16i; one contractor suggests a variable-speed air handler or switching to the XL15i for better control of excessive humidity.

Trane XL16i Model Numbers

The XL16i is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
4TWX6024C1 16 / 8.4 0
4TWX6036C1 17 / 9.2 0
4TWX6048C1 15.5 / 9.1 0
4TWX6060C1 14.65 / 9 0

XL16i Warranty

Trane offers a full warranty for products registered within 60 days of installation. Registration can be completed either online or over the phone. Products not register within 60 days will receive Base Limited coverage.

Trane’s warranty terms include:

  • 12-year limited warranty on compressor
  • 10-year limited warranty on outdoor coil
  • 10-year limited warranty on internal functional parts

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