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10 Facts About Trane That You Want To Know

Posted by Warner Service on Oct 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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Warner Service has detailed what Trane’s Nexia Home Intelligence and ComfortLink technology is. We have told you about which Trane heat pumps and thermostats are best as well as which furnaces are our customers’ favorites. Now, it’s time to tell you about the energy-efficient statistics behind Trane’s heating and cooling products (like gas furnaces and air conditioners) and a few highlights of the company’s history and warranty:

  • Trane has been providing reliable HVAC equipment for more than 120 years, after founder James Trane, a Norway native, opened a plumbing shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

  • According to their website, “the Trane XC95 is one of the market’s most efficient gas furnaces and attains up to a 95 percent AFUE rating, which is nearly 20 percent higher than the government minimum standard. By installing an efficient furnace, you can save up to 40 percent on home heating costs.”

  • According to their history fact sheet, “one of Trane’s air conditioning units is installed every minute of every day.”

  • “The Trane XL20i is among the highest energy efficient air conditioners available today and its SEER of up to 20.00 exceeds the minimum efficiency of 13 SEER set by the Department of Energy. A SEER rating of up to 20.00 can mean a savings of up to 60 percent on a family’s annual cooling costs, if the system it’s replacing is 10 years or older,” depending on many factors including your lifestyle, system settings, maintenance, climate and installation.

  • Trane has more than 29 manufacturing locations in international areas like Brazil, China, Egypt, England, France, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.”

  • “70 percent of HVAC systems do not have the correct air flow, which impacts energy efficiency...according to the Environmental Protection Agency,” but “many of Trane’s high-efficiency products meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.”

  • The company helped pioneer residential air conditioning in 1982, when they “took advantage of an opportunity to acquire General Electric’s Central Air Conditioning Division.”

  • “Almost 74 percent of HVAC systems have an improper amount of refrigerant, which can impact performance by up to 15 percent. This can result in higher energy costs, reduced reliability and faster wear and tear because systems do not operate at maximum efficiency.” However, Trane’s HVAC systems are “designed to achieve maximum efficiency, reliability and comfort, delivering the efficiency its ratings promise and customers expect.”

  • Homeowners can purchase Trane’s Extended Warranty, which includes the “option to purchase coverage in 5- or 10-year increments,” even though renewal is at the sole option of Trane Standard Warranty Company, according to Berkun Air Conditioning. It covers “parts only or parts and labor for the duration of the agreement. The option to purchase coverage on equipment that has been installed for less than 5 years is also available” while some restrictions apply.

  • Trane had a compressor called Snowball that ran from 1972 to 2000, and the nonstop technology is used in all of their heating and cooling units. Today, “Snowball II is the nickname for the durable Climatuff® compressor at Trane’s Compressor Test Lab [in Tyler, Texas]. It’s named for the block of ice it has encased itself in by running nonstop since 2000.”

Homeowners can find product-specific fact sheets, including the Tracer Concierge, Terminal Units, Rooftop Units, and Sintesis Air-Cooled Chiller, on Trane’s website. You can also find out more about Warner Service’s Trane fall promotion, where after purchasing a qualifying unit from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15, 2016, homeowners can play Trane’s Big Game digital scratch-off to win up to $100 per SEER off their purchase or choose 0 percent APR for 48 months.

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Topics: HVAC, Air Conditioning, Buying Recommendations