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A Comparison of Trane Heat Pumps

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 14   |   Comments: 0

HVAC isn't new to Trane. James Trane opened his first business more than 120 years ago in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Many countries around the world have homes equipped with a Trane. Trane heat pumps offer the convenience of heating and air conditioning in a single unit.

A heat pump is a unit that offers heating during the cold months and air conditioning in the hot months. One unit does what used-to require separate heating and AC units. Trane offers four types of efficient pumps. Standard, high, super and ultra efficiency.

XB13 and XB14 are the two standard units Trane offers. A tax credit from your government is available when purchasing the XB14. Trane constructs a durable machine that operates economically and efficiently. The name-brand "CleanEffects" is an option that can be added. "CleanEffects" filters-out all the nasty particles that cause allergies and illness.

Warranties and certain specifications are important when comparing anything. Heat pumps are no different. The two Trane standard efficiency models have a heat efficiency rating - HSPF - approaching 8.5. Running quite quietly they each have a measured sound specification of 78. The ten year warranty for the compressor and the coil and mechanical parts warranty for 5 years offers peace-of-mind.

When measuring efficiency, the national Energy Star regulation is used. The XB14 model - with a SEER up-to 15 - exceeds the minimum requirements to achieve this rating. SEER is an acronym referencing the efficiency of cooling for a heat pump. XB13 has a SEER over 13 - this is not quite a high enough number to qualify for the Energy Star label.

Extended warranties and ten-year limited - registered - warranties - are available for the compressors of the Trane high efficiency models. Mechanical parts and coils are also covered by the 10 year guarantee. XR15, XR14 and XR13 are the three units in this category.

Nominal sound levels of 76 are found with the XR13 and XR14, with a slightly quieter level of 75 offered with the XR15. Only the XR15 has an Energy Star rating. Model 15 offers a heating efficiency of up to 9.0 and a cooling efficiency of up to 16.50. The HSPF for the 14 is up to 9.0, and an - up to 15.00 - SEER rating. The XR13 has a slightly weaker HSPF of up to 8.5 and an SEER of over 14.00.

Two models of super efficiency heat pumps are available from Trane. The only difference between the XL14i and the XL15i is the SEER - cooling efficiency - rating. The 14i measures up to 15.25 where the XL15i has a slightly better rating of up to 16.00. Both measure up to 9.0 for the heating efficiency. Both have the Energy Star rating. Their nominal sound level measures 74; and an extended warranty is optional for adding to the impressive twelve year compressor and ten year coil and functional parts warranties.

Two ultra efficient models top the list of Trane's heat pump varieties. "Energy Star" will be found attached to each of these two units. Looking at the SEER for the XL16i and the XL20i we find a level of up-to 17.0 for the 16 and 19.0 for the 20. Heating efficiency measurements approach 9.2 for the "ultra" XL16i machine and 9.0 for the XL20i.

The nominal sound level for both ultra efficient Trane heat pumps is - a low - 74. Two compressors work as a two-staged operation in the XL20i model. One staged-compressor element operates inside the XL16i. Both come with a registration and a limited warranty, of 12 years for the compressors and ten years for the coil and functional parts.

Quality that extends around the world. Reliability that is backed by great warranties. Several levels of efficiency. Trane heat pumps offer a lot to choose from while conserving energy and saving customers money. It also makes sense to have one unit - when possible - to do both jobs of heating and air conditioning a home.

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