The Trane XR15 is a high-efficiency heat pump that offers up to 16.00 SEER and 9.5 HSPF. A DuraTuff non-corrosive basepan allows for quick and easy drainage, while galvanized louvered panels and a baked-on powder paint prevent rust from forming. The Climatuff compressor is known for its durability and a sound-reduction insulator helps to provide quiet operation. The unit runs on chlorine-free, environmentally-friendly R-410A refrigerant.
We replaced our old air conditioner with a Trane XR15 heat pump one month ago. The unit has been running since then with no problems. However, the bedrooms on the second floor have been warming up in the afternoons (80 – 90 degree days) even with the blinds down and the variable speed furnace fan running constantly. I did a lot of research before purchasing our new heat pump and furnace before choosing Trane based on their reliability, availability of parts, and leading edge technology, knowing that Trane is generally more expensive. However, if you are counting on using the federal tax credits (up to $500) and/or a local electric utility rebate, be warned that the SEER ratings that Trane publishes for their equipment are misleading. Trane states on their website, "Not only does the XR15 meets[sic] and exceeds[sic] Energy Star requirements, but it also meets the federal energy-efficiency tax credits." On the same page they say, "The XR15's SEER rating of up to 16.50 and HSPF of up to 9.0 make it an energy-efficient choice for home comfort." My utility company rebate requires an AHRI performance certificate, and the federal tax credit instructions tell you to keep a performance certificate on file. I tried to obtain a performace certificate, but neither the contractor nor Trane would give me one. That is because the XR15 I purchased is not rated and would not meet the criteria, despite the claims on the website. A Trane representative pointed out to me that further down on the webpage is a statement, "This product meets the Energy Star requirements when appropriate indoor unit and coils are used. Ask your contractor for details." I searched the AHRI directory, and could find no combination of the 5-ton XR15 with any coil that had a SEER higher than 14.25. The Trane representative said that the contractor should have told me that my system would not be qualified for the rebate. (I did tell the contractor that I expected to use both the rebate and tax credit.) Energy Star specifies a minimum SEER of 14.5, and the federal tax credits specify a minimum SEER of 15.0. The website led me to believe that my system would qualify.
"Trane Heat Pumps are Awesome !"
We purchased a beach house almost 3 years ago and one of the first upgrades we made was to install two new Trane Heat pumps. Not only does the Trane XR15 heat pump meet and exceed the Energy Star requirements, but it also meets the federal energy-efficiency requirements for additional tax credits. I love the warranty and consistent temperatures that the Trane Heat Pumps provide. Our older heat pump would freeze up in the winter time and blow cold air, we have not had this problem once with our new Trane Heat Pumps. We do have it serviced annually just to insure it is running properly and have not had to make a single repair to either unit since we purchased them in September of 2008. I would highly recommend Trane heat pumps to friends and family in a heartbeat!
Gulf Shores, Alabama
"Trane XR 15 with variable"
I am replacing my Rheem seer 10 that is 16 yrs old with a 1.5 ton Trane xr15 with variable speed. It is costing me 5650 but I do get 1500 credit and 400 rebate so in the end it is 3750. Is 5650 a good deal for this unit? I would like to know if I'm getting ripped. The install is next week and I will let you know if this is a good unit.
"Trane over 25 years"
Just replaced a 2 1/2 ton Trane heat pump from 1984 and still was running good, both heating and cooling in Virginia Beach, VA. As far as I know, the unit never needed major repairs. Replaced with a Trane 3 ton XR15 heat pump and variable speed air handler. It works great and the rep is great. You can't stop a Trane they say and I agree. I think the installation has a great deal to do with how well the units work and my installation was top notch.
Comments on the XR15 are generally positive. Consumers on both boardreader.com and gardenweb.com have mentioned concerns about the unit’s ability to control humidity. There were concerns from writers on both sites about the sound level of the XR15, but most consumers seemed to find the unit very quiet.
Registration is required within 60 days of installation to activate the warranty. The Trane XR15 comes with a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor, outdoor coil and internal functioning parts. An optional extended warranty which can pay for labor and other costs not covered by the manufacturer’s limited warranty is available. Also available is an option to purchase transferability of the registered limited warranty.
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