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 21-25 of 35 reviews

"Home owner"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

This is a piece of junk, have spent $1500 on repairs, coil replaced and now more repairs, unit needs replacing again, will not buy Trane again and I have family that work for Trane, sorry

d. patrick

port orange, fla

"Trane is the Best"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Just replaced my 18 year old Trane XE1000 with a new Trane XL16i. The old ran for 18 years with only one $65 repair, can't beat that. The old one was still working I decided to take advantage of the Federal Tax break last year and get a new one that was more efficient. So far electric bills are down on average 200KWH less per month. I see other people complain about Trane, just make sure you get a good contractor to install it and maintain it but it can still break just like any other brand.

Mike

Leesburg, Va.

"Repairs needed after 2 years"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

After less than 3 yrs service the trane heat pump copper lines rubbed together due to vibration and leaked all the refrig out. the design is flawed and according to repairman, has happened to other units. the lines are held together with small plastic zip ties. you cant see the rubbing until it fails.

Jim Heil

salem in

"Dont blame just trane"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I am a professional in the hvac industry. I myself installed the trane XL16i in my home a few years ago. Have had not one problem because it is installed correctly. All equipment makers do the same with the parts warranties by making the consumer pay for the labor. so by bashing trane for this you may want to look into others. i promise you will find the same result. Other companies i promise u will use the "warrany" more than you would like. What good is a warranty ff you have to use it all the time. It is also true that a majority of equipment failures are due to improper design and installation. Do your homework before deciding on a contractor. When things are cheap they are cheap for a reason. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!.i will recommend trane from a pressional stand point until they give me a reason not to. i have installed it in my parents home as well as my own. So before the rest of you make your ignorant remarks, read up on everything and dont blame the equipment maker for your poor decision making on a shady dealer.

Realistic

Atlanta, GA

"Trane XL16i heat pump is a lemon"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I live in Florida and bought the Trane XL16i for its supposed better efficiency. Within one year the coolant leaked and the coil had to be replaced. Luckily that was still on warranty. Now, it has leaked again at a different location and I had to pay 200 dollars in labor and coolant charges. The installer is so disgusted with Trane that they no longer install Trane equipment due to frequent equipment failures and poor response by Trane to the problems.

G. Everett

Florida

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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