Brand Spotlight: Trane

Company Overview

Trane is a leading global manufacturer of HVAC systems as well as building management systems and controls.  The company is also involved in energy conservation and renewable energy projects.  Owned by manufacturing giant Ingersoll Rand, it makes products under the Trane and American Standard brand names. Trane’s international headquarters is located locally in Piscataway, NJ.  With 104 manufacturing locations in 28 countries, and annual sales of more than $8 billion, Trane has achieved a reputation for high quality and reliable heating and air conditioning products.

Company History

The Trane brand began in 1885 when James Trane, a Norwegian immigrant, opened his own plumbing shop in La Crosse, WI.  James designed a new type of low-pressure steam heating system.  Around 15 years later his son Reuben, an engineer, joined the firm, and  in 1913 Trane was incorporated.  A decade later Reuben invented the convector radiator which helped establish Trane’s reputation for innovation.  The Trane’s eventually left the plumbing business and focused on manufacturing heating products, which paved the way for convector radiators to replace the bulky and outdated cast-iron radiators of the time.   In 1982 Trane purchased General Electric’s Central Air Conditioning Division and retained many of those products traits in their current product line.  In 1984 Trane was acquired by American Standard Inc.  During a company restructuring in 2007, American Standard renamed itself Trane Inc.

Company Products

Trane offers a full line of hvac products and parts for both homeowners and businesses.  For residential markets, Trane products include air conditioners, air handlers, furnaces, heat pumps, geothermal systems, packaged systems, thermostats, and ductless systems.  For commercial markets, Trane products include chillers, unitary systems, air handling systems, terminal devices, ductless solutions, components, and industrial refrigeration.

Company Training

Trane is very selective of who they let install their products in order to provide the best experience for customers.  The Trane Comfort Specialist designation means that a dealer has met Trane’s stringent standards and is committed to excellence in installation, service, customer satisfaction, and employee training.  Continuing education is requred of comfort specialists to ensure these dealers are up to date with Trane’s latest technology.  By seeing the Trane Comfort Specialist badge, you can relax knowing you are working with a proven professional.  To ensure that a dealer is up to date with their certification, you can use Trane’s Find A Dealer feature.

Tindall & Ranson is proud to currently be the only  Princeton-based HVAC specialist that currently holds the Trane Comfort Specialist designation.  Fill out our form or give us a call at 609-924-3434 to learn more about our Trane offerings.


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