Other XR13 Reviews
A question is asked on gardenweb.com regarding the Trane XR13. A homeowner has been provided a quote for, specifically, the 2.5 ton XR13. An expert responds that this unit is probably too large for the home size mentioned; two experts recommend that if the questioner does purchase this unit, he should make sure it includes a variable-speed air handler for greater comfort, and savings in electricity.
Another homeowner posts on hvac-talk.com about several quotes he received on a new heat pump; the quotes include the Trane XR13. Once again, an expert states that the homeowner should request a variable-speed air handler with this model. The contractor notes that it will increase the price, but will be worth it in the long run due to savings.
A thread on gardenweb.com reveals a homeowner debating with contractors regarding a quote for a Trane system, including the XR13 heat pump, and a Bryant system. An expert concludes that the Trane system is better than the Bryant system quoted. The SEER and HSPF numbers are higher on the Trane system than the comparably-priced Bryant system.
Trane offers a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor of the XR13. The outdoor coil also carries a 10-year limited warranty. The same warranty applies to the internal parts. The customer must register the XR13 to activate the warranty within 60 days of installation.