Trane XR14 Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 70
Price:$4,500 - $5,500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:17,000 to 56,000
The mid-range XR14 from Trane is one of their most affordable cooling systems, and also the air conditioner that offers the best value. The XR14 still boasts a high SEER rating and ENERGY STAR® certification, plus additional protective and performance features that make it a reliable and high-quality cooling system that’s available at a more economical price.
About the Trane XR14
Average Price (with installation): $4,500 to $5,500
- Great value for the price
- High SEER rating will cut your monthly energy bills during the summer months
- Quiet operation
- Durable components make for lasting and reliable performance
The Bottom Line
If you're looking to upgrade to a new cooling system that promises efficient and long-lasting performance at an affordable price, then Trane’s XR14 might be the ideal choice. It has many features designed to enhance performance and increase the longevity of the system, and it’s back by a great warranty that promises years of dependable operation.
In Depth Review
Trane XR14 Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 16
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 70
Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
Cooling capacity: 17,000 to 56,000 Btus
Sub-models: 4TTR4018, 4TTR4024, 4TTR4025, 4TTR4030, 4TTR4031,
4TTR4036, 4TTR4037, 4TTR4042, 4TTR4043, 4TTR4048, 4TTR4060
Like all Trane air conditioners, the XR14 comes with a Climatuff compressor. This is a compressor developed by Trane to provide increased efficiency, a longer life, and quieter operation from your cooling system. Thanks to the advanced compressor, the XR14 is superior to other air conditioners that also have a single-stage compressor.
To ensure lasting performance, Trane has equipped the XR14 with a number of features that are designed to protect the unit from damage, wear, and corrosion. Some of these include an all-aluminum coil, weather- and corrosion-resistant fasteners, special panels and a specially designed cabinet, and a rust-proof base pan that won’t warp or crack. Along with backing this model with a great warranty, Trane also guarantees performance by testing the XR14 units for durability and longevity.
Other Key Features
- Improved air flow thanks to the aluminum Spine Fin coil and upgraded fan motor
- Can be paired with the CleanEffects filtration system for improved air quality
- Full-sided galvanized louvered panels
- Tested materials and components
Upon registering your XR14 within 60 days of installation, the unit becomes protected by a 10-year internal parts warranty that includes the coil, and a 10-year warranty for the compressor. Because the coil and compressor account for some of the most expensive air conditioner repairs, this warranty could save you thousands of dollars should something go wrong with your unit.
Comparable Models by Trane
Model Comparison by Price: Trane XR14 versus Trane XR13
The XR14 is one of Trane’s most affordable models, and the only model in their line that’s more economical is the XR13. While these two units share many of the same features and specifications, the XR13 only has a SEER rating of 14.5 and doesn’t have ENERGY STAR certification.
Model Comparison by Features: Trane XR14 versus Trane XV18
The XR14 is a mid-range model, and even though it offers the best value of any Trane air conditioner, it doesn’t have all the same features and technologies that some of the premium models have. The XV18, for instance, is one of their top models, so it has a better warranty than the XR14, has a more advanced variable-stage compressor, has a communicating system that constantly monitors and adjusts performance, and is equipped with a special technology that ensures precise temperature control and maintenance.
Model Comparison by Tier: Trane XR14 versus Trane XR13
When compared to the even more economical XR13, the XR14 is likely the better choice for mid-range models even though it’s more expensive. This is because the XR13 has a lower SEER rating so that it won’t save you as much on energy bills. Similarly, because it lacks ENERGY STAR certification, it won’t be eligible for certain rebates and tax credits that the XR14 might qualify for.