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Trane XL16i Air Conditioner Review

The Trane XL16i central air conditioner offers a great bargain with quiet, efficient two-stage cooling. It maintains the industry's highest efficiency, with a SEER rating that approaches 18. This more than qualifies it for an Energy Star Seal, and it is therefore eligible for rebates, grants and income tax credits.

In this HVAC Reviews air conditioner review, we'll take a look at one of the greatest air conditioners to cool your home, a Trane XL16i Review.

Just like the heat pump we covered in the Trane XL14i heat pump review last week, the XL16i comes in four different sizes, from 2.5 tons to 5 tons, each perfect for a different type of building. The patented two-stage Climatuff® compressors and variable-speed fan motor contribute to an extraordinarily quiet and efficient design, because the two-stage cooling essentially gives you two air conditioners in one. One quiet compressor runs for most purposes, and a heavy-duty compressor kicks in when it gets really hot. The two stage compressor really kicks in high marks on this Trane xl16i air conditioner review.

The XL16i is one of the highest rated in its class, and has options unavailable even in other Trane units. For example, unlike the others, this unit uses a charge assist feature to help the technician know if the unit operates at or near factory temperatures. The XL16i can also interface with the indoor unit and take control of the indoor fan motor. Advanced model units have multi-stage systems, but the two-stage system of the XL16i is more than sufficient for most climates, and nearly as efficient. Not only does the high energy efficiency qualify for rebates in the Energy Star program, and local rebates as well, but Trane itself offers rebates. This can make the unit extremely affordable. Of course the unit comes with the industry-leading 10-year limited warranty for both compressors, the Spine Fin™ outdoor coil, and all moving parts.

If you want reliability you cannot do better than Trane. They are an undisputed industry leader in heating and cooling technology. Though the corporation began in Wisconsin a century ago, it has grown to be a global player, and has now joined the Ingersoll Rand family. They have won countless awards and maintain HVAC systems in an array of prestigious buildings, from the Statue of Liberty to the Washington Monument, the Kremlin to the Australian Stock Exchange. Trane sells more than $8 billion worth of HVAC supplies a year.

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