A Brief History of Trane Incorporated

A Brief History of Trane Incorporated

You’ve no doubt heard the tag-line, “It’s hard to stop a Trane.” It’s the main pitch for the Trane Company, an American produced of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units. The same line might have been said about the founders of the company, the Trane family of La Crosse, Wisconsin. It all got started when James Trane moved to the United States from his home in Tromso, Norway. He developed a system called Trane vapor heating that used low-pressure steam. His son, Reuben, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison...

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Trane Packaged Heat Pumps Reviews

Trane Packaged Heat Pumps Reviews

Packaged heat pumps can be a good choice for home heating and cooling as they are a complete system purchase that offer a more convenient option for buyers who don’t want to take the time to mix and match components to get everything they need. Many HVAC manufacturers offer packaged heat pumps in a variety of models and with numerous secondary component parts. Trane has five main offerings. Packaged heat pumps reviews of those models can be found at the Trane website and elsewhere on the wonderful world of the web. In brief, Trane offers the...

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Standard Efficiency Trane Heat Pump Reviews

Standard Efficiency Trane Heat Pump Reviews

If you’re looking to upgrade your old air conditioner and furnace to something more fuel efficient that will save you money, then a heat pump is probably a good choice. Heat pumps heat and cool more efficiently than traditional systems and that equates into a lower energy bill with more money in your pocket. Trane has many different heat pumps on the market with various options and extras. The most basic Trane heat pump offerings are the ‘Standard Efficiency’ units, the XB14 and XB13. Both meet standard US Department of Energy...

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High Efficiency Trane Heat Pumps Reviews

High Efficiency Trane Heat Pumps Reviews

The Trane Company lists two of its heat pump models as ‘high efficiency’ units. These are the XR15 and the XR13 heat pumps. Trane’s definition of high efficiency seems to be a SEER rating higher than the legal standard of 13 as the XR15 can reach 16.5 SEER and the XR13 a 14 SEER. The SEER rating seems to be the only substantial distinction between the two models. Both the XR15 and XR13 Trane heat pumps come equipped standard with the ClimaTuff Compressor, galvanized-steel louvered panels, baked-on powder paint, corrosion-resistant...

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Ultra Efficiency Trane Heat Pumps Reviews

Ultra Efficiency Trane Heat Pumps Reviews

The Trane Company offers assorted makes and models of heat pumps. While some elements remain constant throughout most models there are substantial differences in energy-efficiency, warranty coverage, equipment options, and secondary components. Of various Trane heat pumps the XL20i and XL16i Ultra Efficiency Heat Pumps stand out as the top two models. The XL16i Trane heat pump is, as the name implies, a very high efficiency heat pump able to attain up to an 18.00 SEER and 9.0 HSPF. ComfortLink II Communicating Capability is available on select...

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Trane XB13c Packaged Heat Pumps

Trane XB13c Packaged Heat Pumps

Another entry into the increasingly crowded heat pump market, Trane XB13c Packaged Heat Pumps offer year round heating and cooling while at the same time lowering energy consumption for the average homeowner. The XB13c is just one among many Trane heat pumps on offer and something of a ‘middle ground’ entry. The XB13c comes equipped with exclusive Trane components like the Spine Fin all-aluminium coil, Weather Beater top, and Vortica Blower. The entire packaged system is encased in an all steel cabinet, convertible to either horizontal or...

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