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 22 Trane Heat Pumps
  • 28.57% of customers recommended

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Trane Heat Pump Reviews

Showing 1-5 of 35 reviews

"Frozen up"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

I have a Trane 14 seer heat pump and after 17 years give up so I decided to get another Trane the technician recommend a 16 seer xli 2 .5 ton so they install the new unit and it's nothing but trouble it is too loud to start and to stop and it frozen up a lot they come and replace a sensor and some other thing but the system still the same they came a couple times to check everything according to them everything is fine now they told me that is normal for the unit to freeze up and the defrost mode don't kick on until the whole unit is covered in ice I'm so disappointed that every time I go outside I see ice in the system (I don't know if everyone had the same issue with this 16 xli

gerardo castorena

Lexington, KY

"Compressor failed after 5+ years normal use"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

I had several issues with XL16i since it was installed in 2012 and now concluded this 2-stage model was really unnecessary and not worth the cost. The most recent issue is the compressor failed after 5+ years of normal use. Even though the part is under warranty but labor to replace is very expensive. Previously heat strip and "mother board" of the inside unit were replaced. Suggest avoid this model.

Wang

Austin, TX

"Piece of well you know this is so bad Trane pain and a damn shame"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Under sized for my home,had it 1 year and a half they been out here so many times I think stout lives here won't heat but it runs glad it don't have legs god knows where it would be just fed up with this piece of …. won't even heat without the heat strips coming on sad,same as cooling don't buy a Trane heat strips on now and dropped 2 degrees………Jesus and still own 3000 dollars for this well you know the only reason it was under size cause a bigger one would not fit in my attic had a 3 and a half ton before by carrier he this idiot put in a three ton yea when they say you can't stop a trane I believe it cause it won't heat or cool and will not stop running sure …….

DONALD MORGAN

Rockwell, NC

"Trane is costly junk"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Unit installed 2011 at a cost of $7000.00, a coil leak less that 6 years later, cost to repair $1300.00 plus, December 2017 defroster board and sensors bad, cost to fix $403.00. This unit has been maintained on a regular basis by the certified company that installed it. Trane is a piece of junk. Cost of equipment almost $1000.00 per year so far. Very sad that the powers that be that control everything else in this country would not step in and make the companies like Trane pay for parts and labor to fix their junk. Oh the parts were under warranty.

Walker Broyles

Fredericksburg, VA

"Dont buy Trane"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Owned a Trane for 10 years. Went thru 2 compressors and 4 TXV valves. Cost me $$$$$$$ in labor to repair.

Larry

Lancaster

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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