Which Trane heat pump is right for your home? Do you need Super Efficiency or Standard Efficiency. Find out how how by understanding the different heat pump efficiency ratings.
About The Trane Company
The Trane Company was started as a plumbing company in 1885 by James Trane. James Trane was the inventor of a low pressure heating system which he named the Trane Vapor Heating System. James had a son called Reuben who had achieved a mechanical engineering degree in college, together James and Reuben started the manufacturing operations in 1910, by 1913 the company was fully formed.
In 1923, Reuben invented the convection radiator, this is what firmly established the Trane Company as an innovator. Trane are continually pushing growth through innovation, in 1938 they changed the concept of air conditioning of large buildings with the lunch of their Turbovac, which was an industry first. The Turbovac was just the start of a long line of innovations which finally led Trane to its current CenTraVac system, which has become an industry standard for most large commercial buildings. The CenTraVac is the most energy efficient air conditioning system on the market which has received many awards for its performance, one of them being the “Best of the Best” award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Today Trane offer a broad range of energy efficient air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems; air cleaning and dehumidifying products; support with services and parts; leading business controls and financing options.
Heat Pump Models Offered by Trane
Ultra Efficiency – XL20i Heat Pumps – SEER cooling efficiency of up to 19.00; HSPF heating efficiency of up to 9.0; Energy Star accredited; nominal sound Level of 74; two-stage operation; registered limited warranty of 12 Year on the compressor, 10 years for the coil, 10 Years on functional parts; and offers ComfortLink II capability; extended warranty option is available.
Super Efficiency – XL15i Heat Pumps – SEER cooling efficiency of up to 16.00; HSPF heating efficiency of up to 9.0; Energy Star accredited; nominal sound Level of 74; single-stage operation, operating on the lowest sound of all single stage units; registered limited warranty of 12 Year on the compressor, 10 years for the coil, 10 Years on functional parts; extended warranty option is available.
High Efficiency – XR15 Heat Pumps – SEER cooling efficiency of up to 16.50; HSPF heating efficiency of up to 9.0; Energy Star accredited; nominal sound Level of 75; single-stage operation; registered limited warranty of 12 Year on the compressor, 10 years for the coil, 10 Years on functional parts; extended warranty option is available.
Standard Efficiency – XB14 Heat Pumps – SEER cooling efficiency of up to 15.00; HSPF heating efficiency of up to 8.5; Energy Star accredited; nominal sound Level of 78; single-stage operation; registered limited warranty of 10 Year on the compressor, 5 years for the coil, 5 Years on functional parts; extended warranty option is available.
Trane Heat Pump Warranty
Trane heat pumps are generally an investment for your home, the warranty will give you peace of mind if something had to go wrong after you purchase the new Trane heat pumps unit. To be applicable for the limited warranty from Trane, you need to be the original owner/purchaser of the heat pump and you need to register your heat pump within 60 days of installation. The registered limited warranty terms and conditions will include the following:
- 12 year limited warranty on the compressor
- 10 year limited warranty on the outdoor coil
- 10 year limited warranty on the internal functional parts
There are also optional extended warranties available, these can be used for labor and other costs which are not covered by the manufacturers limited warranty. You should obtain all information concerning the warranty when you purchase your Trane heat pump, the above warranty only pertains to residential use. If you do not register your product within the 60 day period, Trane’s base limited warranty terms and conditions will apply.
Base Limited Warranty Terms and Conditions for Trane Heat Pumps
- 5 year limited warranty on the compressor
- 5 year limited warranty on the outdoor coil
- 5 year warranty on the internal functional parts
Trane Heat Pumps Registration
Trane has made the registration process quick and easy, there are a few things that you will need to complete the process, namely: your product serial number, model number, and the date of installation. You should find all this information on your sales invoice when you purchased your Trane heat pumps. If you don’t have this information you can obtain it from your dealer, he can also show you where to find the serial number and/or other required information.
There are two simple ways to get your heat pump registered, by phone – 1-800-554-6413, or by the online registration process on the Trane website – Online Registration
Why Consider a Trane Heat Pump
When purchasing a new heat pump there are many things to take into consideration, listed below are some of Trane’s important aspects:
- The split system heat pumps have enforced panels that protect the outdoor coil from adverse weather conditions and damage, they also offer powder cote paint finishes for extra protection and durable weather proof screws.
- Trane are the only manufacturers to use all-aluminum outdoor coils, named the Spine Fin Coil. The Spine Fin coil with offer higher efficiencies and corrosion resistance due to the greater heat transfer capabilities of this coil.
- Trane have developed an revolutionary air cleaning system called the CleanEffects, it is known to be one of the most effective air filtration systems available, capable of cleaning up to 99.98% of the harmful particles and allergens from the air.
- Trane also offer increased efficiency with their variable speed motors, this allows the coil to get cold faster which allows for greater air circulation, filtration, temperature distribution, quiet operation, and humidity control.
When all these above factors are taken into consideration, one can expect increased efficiency, reliability, and total control of your homes heating and cooling system.
Trane Heat Pump Dealers
Trane has local independent dealers in each region of the US, each dealer is listed on the Trane website, all you need to do is insert your ZIP code on the websites Dealer Locator to find a Trane dealer in your area.
The Trane dealers will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each product, and can help you select the right heat pump to meet your individual needs. Dealers can also explain the benefits of high efficiency, cleaner air, and other factors concerning the desired heat pump model, or other Trane products.
You can also locate dealers with the Trane Comfort Specialist Badge, these dealers has the highest standing and are committed to being the best in every aspect of their business, from installation, services, customer satisfaction, and employee training. Trane dealers with the Comfort Specialist Badge are the best of the best.
Also note when looking for heat pump dealers it is wise to speak to friends and family that have had Trane heat pumps installed, find out what their experiences were and if they would use a certain dealer again.
Life Span of a Trane Heat Pump
The average life span of a heat pump or air< conditioner is approximately 12 – 15 years, this of course applies if it has been looked after with regular services and good maintenance. The life span of a gas furnace is a bit longer, ranging from 15 to 20 years before replacement. Trane heat pumps that are situated in corrosive environments such as coastal areas tend to have shorter life expectancies.
You can however get the best of those years with regular services and by not using your heat pump when there is no need for it, these simple things can prolong the usuage of your heat pump and add many years to its life expectancy.