The XLi is Trane’s top of the line series of air conditioners and furnaces, equipped with communicating technology called ComfortLink II that coordinates system components for the most comfortable operation when heating or cooling. The Trane Ultra Efficiency XL16i central air conditioner offers the high-tech compatibility at a lower cost than the 20 SEER model but is still very efficient. It’s a good choice where performance is important but the heat isn’t as extreme. Paige in Carrolton, Kentucky sent this Trane Ultra Efficiency XL16i central air conditioner price by submitting the form on our Share an HVAC page. Use this post and other HVAC prices to get a ballpark idea of what your costs may be as you compare brands and models. Paige writes:
“Near the end of last summer our A/C stopped cooling. It ran out of refrigerant, and being almost 20 years old I guess I wasn’t surprised. Instead of having it recharged, we decided to replace it. Our gas furnace is only 5 years old because we had to replace it after our basement flooded. So, this time around, it was just adding the new A/C unit that is compatible with the newer 90% efficient furnace. Rather than wait till the spring, we had the central air unit replaced right away and I’m glad we did because we got 3 weeks of gorgeous – and hot – Indian summer weather and we used the new A/C on several of the warmest days.
We contacted 2 Trane dealers to get central air conditioner prices and told them what we had. The one guy, from a small company in town, overpriced the unit. His estimate was almost $600 more than the second company. My guess is that he knew we were locked into getting a unit that would work with our existing system and so could jack up the price thinking we had no choice. Maybe he didn’t think we’d also call a contractor from Frankfort which is 40 minutes away to get a second bid. Here’s what our costs for the A/C and installation were:
Trane Ultra Efficiency XL16i 4 ton central air conditioner: $2,139
Installation: $1,200; Total Cost: $3,339
The overpriced contractor called me back a few days later and asked when I wanted him to install the air conditioner. When I told him he got beat on price by more than $500 he first tried to bad-mouth the other dealer and then offered to match the price. No thanks! The company that installed the Trane XL16i air conditioner did an excellent job and I’ve got confidence that if I ever need to call them, they’ll be Johnny on the spot.”
By the way, here are the important details of the Trane Ultra Efficiency XL16i central air conditioner:
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