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 11-15 of 35 reviews

"Horrible equipment"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Bought a Trane heat pump. Replaced both compressors the first year, replaced whole unit second year, one new compressor a year later. Replaced two more the next couple of years. The fan motor went out, replaced the circuit board, replaced fuses and capacitor. Now both compressors are shot. Fortunately for Trane, 2 months out of warranty – they told me tough luck! Won't even talk about doing something. I'm a contractor and will never recommend a Trane to my customers! Horrible company! They don't care about customers at all.There are many more price conscious companies out there that are small enough to care about their product and reputation!

Dale Rolffs

Lynnville, IA

"Bad move buying a Trane"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

My unit is so noisy at 80 to 90 decibel, it sounds like a train. Very bad unit. Do not buy any Trane unit, they just lie. Very quiet, they say, but that is not true.

William Crone

York, PA

"Loud running noise"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

This is a very bad unit. I will never ever buy a Trane unit. I called Trane many times but they would not do anything about the very loud noise this unit puts out. They said they all make this kind of noise. Please do yourself a favor, buy another manufacturer's unit, not a Trane.

William Crone

York, PA

"Huge Mistake!"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Drank the Cool aid and replaced a 38 year old Carrier system with a 'top-of-the- line' Trane. Just told my 24-month-old heat pump needs replacement. Trane will honor the 10 year parts warranty but I was told today, unfortunately, that no replacement exists anywhere in the usa and it will be 'at least' 2 weeks to build and ship one. Did I mention that today is 7/29/14 and I live in sw Virginia? I am pretty hot right now and will only be getting hotter as August arrives!

John L

Roanoke, VA

"Heat & air system"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I purchased this unit thinking I was buying the absolute best unit available and paid almost double what some units would have cost. Additionally, I have spent almost $1000 in the first year of operation. Still, it does not work properly and runs all the time. I have tried without success to contact the company.

Carolyn Davis

Broken Bow, OK

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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