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 31-35 of 35 reviews

"Trane XL16i"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

Installed Trane XL16i, variable speed, hw media filter, Aprilaire #600 in May 2006. Been very pleased with unit. Replaced unit cost us $240 per month on budget plan w/electric co. New unit lowered our bill to $170 per mo. (2400 sq ft home).I Have hand eczema, and the heat pump does not dry my skin as bad as gas in previous homes. This winter temps. Are colder than previous years and will comment when temps fall below 10 degrees the heat pump shows signs of struggle, our thermostat is set at 65 and heat pump falls 3-5 degrees below the set temperature. I have Delonghi radiator heaters over the kid's vents to keep temps in their room warmer during this time. If you are located where temps fall in the 10 degree mark or lower, rec. To install back up furnace of gas/oil/ wood stove to keep your home warm. As with any brand of heat pump you have installed, the units are only as good as the contractor who installed it. Shop for a contractor first before choosing the brand, all units are built very well nowadays. We chose our contractor, and chose Trane due to the 10 yr warranty which other brands did not offer at the time.

Pam

Exton, PA

"My new Trane Heat Pump and Furnace"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

I just had today installed a xl16i heat pump along with an XV95 furnace for my St. Louis, MO climate. I'm very curious about some of the complaints listed below as I dropped a lot of dough on this sytem. I noticed one participant was from az. My understanding is if you think you may experience temp below 40 then you do need the air handler/furnace. Any thoughts?

HomeOwner

MO

"Good System"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

This is the best heating system I could ask for. I literally spent 300 dollars in 2007 to heat my 4000 sq ft home. I have the 16xli. My auxiliary (gas backup) does not kick on until I get below 10 Fahrenheit. I cannot believe the efficiency.

M Todd

Springfield, MO

"Musty odor inside"

3.0 rating
Neutral

I have had the XL16i heat pump for 6 months. I detect a musty odor coming from the registers, especially when the outdoor unit is in the defrost cycle. Does anyone experience the same condition, if so, what is the cause?

Hans Schnitzler

Sellersville, PA

"Heat Pump nightmare"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I had a Trane 16 XLi installed in my house with a completely new system. We were on emergency heat almost all of the time because the outside unit and blower weren't communicating. Numerous repair people came out even the local Trane rep and nobody could get it to work. Local Trane Reps here in Central il. refused to help – they would promise to take care of it and then never call back – I even wrote a letter to the company and received no response at all. it's a nightmare company that cost me hundreds of extra dollars in heating bills and wouldn't stand behind a brand new system.

Jeff P.

Central Illinois

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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