Trane’s lineup includes air conditioner models to fit any homeowner’s needs. The Trane High Efficiency XR15 central air conditioner is not a top of the line model but it still delivers an impressive 17 SEER and is known as a workhorse unit. Dale in Alamogordo, NM had one installed recently and shared his Trane High Efficiency XR15 central air conditioner price with us. We invite you to compare prices on units you’re considering by reviewing our HVAC prices articles on these pages. Here’s Dale’s report.
“I’ve enjoyed researching HVAC stuff on your site. It’s been very helpful. Much appreciated. I’ve got a 7-year old HVAC system with a furnace we don’t use too much but an air conditioner that got a workout. It failed last summer. It had only a 5-year warranty and was sort of a builder’s grade model. I researched central air conditioner prices here then called 3 local dealers to look at my HVAC system and recommend an air conditioner and give me prices. The companies were Trane, Goodman and American Standard since these dealers have the best reputations around here. The Trane dealer insisted on doing a load calculation survey because he thought the 2.5 ton central air conditioner we had was undersized which may have accounted for it failing in only 7 years. His conclusion was that a 3.0 ton unit would serve us better. I priced 3 ton units from all the dealers. Goodman had the best price, while Trane’s was next. I decided to go with Trane because his assessment made sense and he seemed to really know his business.
The price for the unit and installation was:
Trane High Efficiency XR15 3 ton central air conditioner: $1,750
Installation: $2,100. Total: $3,850
The crew was here for less than a day installing the Trane High Efficiency XR15 a/c. They tested it and made some adjustments so that it would work most efficiently with our furnace. We used it for 6-7 weeks last summer/fall and are using it again already this year. It gets plenty of action and has done great. I’m pleased with the purchase and would recommend having the load calculation survey done too!”
Any time you change a major heating or cooling component it makes sense to have a new load calculation done to make sure you get the right unit. This is especially important if you’ve made structural changes, added insulation, replaced windows or finished a basement. The Trane dealer was on the ball. Here are the main specifications of the Trane High Efficiency XR15 A/C:
Improve Longevity with Professional Installation
The Trane dealer made the point that an undersized air conditioner may not have the longevity you’d expect. That’s just one reason to hire a qualified contractor to handle your air project. An improperly installed unit will also be prone to failing prematurely as well as underperforming in terms of energy efficiency. Having an experienced professional do the load calculation and the installation will ensure your unit is running correctly and will give you your money’s worth in the years ahead.