Trane XR16 Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 70
Price:$4500 - $6000
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:18,000 to 60,000
Trane’s XR16 is a single-stage air conditioner that’s part of their mid-tier line. Along with having a great efficiency rating and ENERGY STAR® certification, it’s also backed by a great 10-year warranty, tested for durability, and designed for lasting performance. Although the XR16 doesn’t have some of the more advanced features and technologies available with air conditioners in Trane’s premium line, the XR16 is still a dependable cooling system that will provide you with many years of comfort, no matter how hot and humid your summers are.
About the Trane XR16
Average Price (with installation): $4500 - $6000
- High-efficiency air conditioner with an efficient single-stage compressor
- Guaranteed durability thanks to corrosion resistant components
- Lasting performance thanks to tested materials and protective features
- Excellent registered warranty
The Bottom Line
The high-efficiency rating, great warranty, protective features, and durable materials mean the XR16 will continue working to keep your home comfortable for many summers. It doesn’t have a lot of innovative technologies or additional perks, but it’s a reliable cooling system that’s been built for optimized performance and dependability.
In Depth Review
Trane XR16 Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 17
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 70
Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
Cooling capacity: 18,000 to 60,000 Btus
Sub-models: 4TTR6018J, 4TTR6024J, 4TTR6030J, 4TTR6036J,
4TTR6042J, 4TTR6048J, 4TTR6049J, 4TTR6060J, 4TTR6061J
Like all Trane air conditioners, the XR16 is equipped with an advanced Climatuff compressor that promises increased durability, quieter performance, and smarter energy use. Even with the single-stage compressor, the XR16 is still better equipped to offer superior performance. This model also has many features that promise optimized operations and airflow, including a special coil, special panels, and an upgraded fan motor.
The XR16 has also been designed for quiet operation and has sound-reducing features like a compressor sound insulator. This system can also be paired with the Trane CleanEffects filtration system to improve the indoor air quality in your home. Finally, the high-efficiency rating on this unit means you’ll save money on your monthly energy bills, and the ENERGY STAR rating means you might be eligible for certain rebates or tax credits.
Other Key Features
- Special cabinet design protects the coil
- Has an enhanced all-aluminum Spine Fin coil that resists corrosion, improves airflow, and lasts longer than traditional coils
- A special base pan that won’t rust, warp, or corrode
- Galvanized panels offer additional protection for internal parts
- Long-lasting Weatherguard fasteners that resist-corrosion
The XR16 is part of Trane’s mid-tier series, and this means it comes with two 10-year warranties. The first warranty is for the compressor specifically, and the other is for functional internal parts, including the outdoor coil. To get the 10-year terms, you must register the unit within 60 days of installation.
Comparable Models by Trane
Model Comparison by Price: Trane XR16 versus Trane XR14
Trane advertises the XR14 as their best value model, and this is because it’s the most affordable air conditioner in their line that’s still high efficiency and ENERGY STAR certified. You could save at least $500 by opting for the XR14 instead of the XR16, and you’d still get a reliable single-stage air conditioner with similar features, specifications, warranty terms, and efficiency rating. You will save more on monthly energy bills with the XR16, but because the XR14 has a SEER rating as high as 16, the difference won’t be much.
Model Comparison by Features: Trane XR16 versus Trane XL16i
Although the XL16i is a premium model, it has very similar features to the XR16. Like the XR16, it has a single-stage Climatuff compressor, a SEER rating of 16.5, ENERGY STAR certification, and all the same protective durability features as the XR16. As part of Trane’s premium tier, the one advantage the XL16i does have over the XR16 is the warranty, because it comes with an additional two years of coverage on the compressor.
Model Comparison by Tier: Trane XR16 versus XR16 Low Profile
The XR16 and XR16 Low Profile are nearly identical in terms of warranties, specifications, efficiency, features, cooling capacity, and even price. There is one major difference between them, however, and that is the size. Whereas the XR16 is a standard air conditioner in terms of size, the XR16 Low Profile is much smaller because it has been specifically designed for tight spaces like small homes, condos, apartments, and other small areas.