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.
||SEER / HSPF
||BTUs per Hour
||16 / 8.4
||17 / 9.2
||15.5 / 9.1
||14.65 / 9
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