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You’re ready for an HVAC install in Arizona. You’ve decided a Trane product is the answer for your heating and cooling needs. Now the question is, how do you select the perfect unit for your particular home from Trane’s many choices? The options can be overwhelming. Don’t fret, this Ultimate Guide will walk you through the characteristics of Trane furnace and air conditioner units, as well as other products Trane offers.
Gas Furnaces – XC95M
This model of Trane gas furnace is the most expensive, but it also boasts the highest AFUE efficiency of all Trane furnaces at 97.3 percent. The XC95M also has ComfortLink II communicating capability which connects the furnace with other Trane appliances and automatically charges, configures, and calibrates your entire Trane network to maintain maximum performance from your Trane products. The XC95M comes with a variable-speed blower motor and fully modulating heating which adjusts air flow and heat intensity depending on your needs. Additionally, the XC95M can be upgraded with Trane CleanEffects to filter out more dust, pollen, and other debris from your indoor air. This model is perfect for heating a home in wintry weather.
Oil Furnaces – XP80
The XP80 oil-fired Trane furnace has an AFUE efficiency of 82.7 percent, placing it in the middle range of efficiency for heating a home when compared to gas furnaces. The heat exchanger on this model is made from durable steel that has been tested extensively to ensure product longevity. The XP80 has a four-speed blower motor, much like the XB80 gas furnace. Also like any of the gas-furnaces, the XP80 can be upgraded with Trane CleanEffects.
Variable Speed – XV20i
The XV20i Variable Speed model of Trane air conditioner units is the most expensive but also the most efficient for cooling a home, with a SEER rating of up to 21. This means this model creates more cooling effect with less electricity compared to other models. The XV20i model comes with Trane TruComfort, which means it has a variable speed blower motor that keeps the actual temperature of your house within a half degree of the thermostat setting. This model also boasts the quietest sound rating at 55 dB. The XV20i is Energy Star qualified and can be upgraded with CleanEffects. This model is wonderful for effectively cooling a home throughout the warm months.
The XR17 has a mid-range price with a strong SEER rating of up to 18. The model is Energy Star certifiable. At a lower price, the XR17 is louder than the XV20i with a sound level of 74 dB. The XR17 uses a two-stage Climatuff compressor and relies on a two-speed blower motor as compared to the more precise variable speed motor in the XV20i model. The XR17 also has a Spine Fin coil, though experts rate the coil’s performance as comparatively average. The XR17 can be equipped with CleanEffects.
One of the more expensive Trane pumps for heating a home, the XV18 has an excellent SEER rating of 18 and HSPF rating of 10. The XV18 can provide precision temperature control within ½ degree of the thermostat setting. This model also has advanced humidity control and the quietest sound rating of 54 dB.
As one of the cheapest heat pumps Trane offers, the XR15 still advertises a solid SEER rating of 14 and HSPF rating of 8.20. This heat pump comes with a Climatuff compressor and a Spine Fin coil. It does not qualify for an Energy Star rating. The XR15 is CleanEffects compatible.
Packaged Systems – TVGX
The TVGX is an all-in-one system with the best performance of Trane geothermal systems. The TVGX has an EER rating of over 40 and a COP rating of 5.3. It has a variable-capacity compressor and a variable-speed blower motor for high-precision heating and cooling. The TVGX advertises an EnviroWise system, returning four dollars of heat for every one dollar of electricity used by drawing on heat energy underneath the Earth’s surface.
Water to Water Systems – T2GW
The T2GW model has a 22.5 EER rating and two-stage water heating and cooling. The T2GW uses radiant floor heating and cooling. It also has a high volume water heater and a heavy-gauge steel cabinet. Like the TVGX, the T2GW relies on an EnviroWise system.
Split Geothermal Systems – T2GE Outdoor
Split systems use a ground loop connected to a refrigerant loop to absorb and dissipate heat, similar to a traditional heating and cooling system. The T2GE outdoor has a 25.1 EER rating and uses an EnviroWise system.
Connected Controls – ComfortLink II XL950
The XL950 is the most expensive thermostat control Trane offers. It comes with a 7” touch screen and Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing it to connect and sync with other ComfortLink II appliances throughout the house. The controls offer a five-day weather forecast and the ability to program your heating/cooling system for an entire week so you can customize your energy use per day. The XL950 control uses five stages of heating and two stages of cooling.
Thermostat Controls – XL900
The XL900 is mid-range in price and still comes with ComfortLink II capabilities. The XL900 does not offer Wi-Fi, but still maintains 7 day programmability. There are four heating stages and two cooling stages with this model of thermostat. The XL900 also has a humidity sensor and filter alerts.
Gas/Electric Packaged Systems
These packages come with an electricity-driven, high-efficiency air conditioner and a variable-speed gas furnace combined into one unit. The XL16c, the most expensive package, offers up to 16.60 SEER and 81 percent AFUE.
Heat Pump Packaged Systems
These systems use a high-efficiency heat pump with cooling functionality and electricity as an alternate energy source. The XL16c model of this package has a 16 SEER rating and an 8.5 HSPF rating. There is a variable-speed blower motor and two-stage heating and cooling.
Earthwise Hybrid Dual Fuel Packaged Systems
Hybrid packaged systems combine an air conditioner, heat pump, and gas furnace into one unit. The furnace is typically dual staged. The XL16c model has a 16 SEER rating and 81 percent AFUE.
Air Conditioner Packaged Systems
AC packaged systems also combine an air conditioner, heat pump, and gas furnace into a single unit. The XL14c model of this package type is marginally less efficient, with a 14.25 SEER rating, though still Energy Star qualified.
Trane uses high-quality filters for all their products, ensuring consumers are pumping clean, fresh air into their homes. Phoenix AZ air conditioning techs can upgrade nearly all of Trane’s products with a Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner. The CleanEffects Air Cleaner uses state-of-the-art technology to filter out 99.98 percent of airborne particles from the home. The particles could include bacteria, dust, pollen, and other irritants. Trane CleanEffects keeps your air pure and healthy, free of those pesky particles.