Mike Ray, Trane's residential manager of product marketing, stood in the middle of a makeshift boxing ring on stage, imitating a ring announcer. He introduced various personnel on stage to talk about the company's new residential, light commercial, and commercial products; controls; outdoor products and systems; packaged systems; and split systems. Each came running to the stage, wearing boxing apparel and a robe, complete with nicknames embroidered on the back. This included the likes of Greg "Muddy" Waters, systems leader for outdoor products, and Tim "Thunder" Storm, product manager for furnaces and coils.
Here is a brief rundown of what Trane introduced.
Trane also introduced its 13-SEER model, XR13. The XR13 heat pump will be available with R-22. Meanwhile the XR14 air conditioners will be offered with R-22, while the heat pump will feature R-410A.
Also new is the XB family, which will be offered in 13 SEER.
At this same point in time, the manufacturer is looking to offer its XC90 three-stage furnace with Comfort Linkâ„¢, designed to assist the technician in the installation process. The top end will be the XC90i, which not only includes CleanEffects, but ComfortLink, too.
It soon plans to have a 402 Model, which will have three heat and two cool controls. Meanwhile, the TCONT600 programmable models were introduced in July of this year, while the 800 programmable models were introduced at the start of this year. The digital communicating control, TCONT900, is scheduled to be available by the end of the first quarter of 2006.
In the 12.5- to 25-ton Voyager line, Trane expects to have an ASHRAE 2010 efficiency-compliant model available by the third quarter of 2006.
Publication date: 09/26/2005