The Official Online Weekly Newspaper of NAHB
Located in Booth #W3155 at January’s NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Trane, the nation’s leading manufacturer of innovative products that control interior environments, will be showcasing a bevy of new offerings — some of which have already earned industry recognition.
The editors of Popular Mechanics magazine took one look at the Trane ComfortLink II Thermostat and dubbed it one of “The Year’s 10 Most Transformative Products” and gave it their 2010 Breakthrough Award. The Consumer Electronics Association has just named the thermostat one of the “2011 Best of Innovations.”
The ComfortLink II Thermostat is a seven-inch, interactive, high-definition color-touch screen that serves as an easy-to-use central planning center. Following an easy, step-by-step setup process, home owners can:
- Access simple, intuitive programming features to program and monitor the temperature for perfect indoor comfort — even via PC from any room
- See different room temperatures from one single control
- Get weekly and monthly views that show service reminders and run times
- Get the status of indoor air quality and humidity
- Obtain a five-day weather forecast with radar images and weather alerts by ZIP code
- Access the system remotely via a computer or cell phone, and soon receive text or e-mail alerts in the event of a system failure
When not in use, the thermostat defaults to a screen saver, which can complement the look and feel of a home’s decor. Or the home owner can load photos onto it and use the unit as a digital picture frame.
Another new product to be showcased at this year’s IBS is Trane’s Hyperion air handler, which is constructed more like a refrigerator than a typical air handler.
Insulation — captured between the walls of its AirTight II cabinet — prevents condensation that may cause damage to the air handler itself or to a consumer’s home. In addition to eliminating “sweating,” the cabinet also eliminates any loose fibers from fiberglass insulation that other, conventional air handlers may let enter the airstream.
Hyperion’s all-aluminum coil is far more durable than standard copper coils, which are susceptible to formicary corrosion. Thanks to the exclusive Trane Vortica blower, Hyperion offers home owners reliable, ultra-quiet operation, so they can hear each other instead of the heating and cooling system.
Engineered from the ground up to meet Trane’s exacting standards of quality and reliability, the Trane XB300 air conditioner is designed for new construction, multifamily housing and for home owners who require a lower-cost option. This smaller, lighter unit is easy to transport, and installation is a one-person job.
The XB300 comes with Manual Charge Assist, a Trane exclusive that helps ensure the proper refrigerant charge, providing ideal performance and efficiency.
Designed to be ultra-reliable year after year, the XB300 features Trane’s Climatuff compressor, which is known throughout the industry for its reliability. The XB300 also features Trane’s Climatuff coil, which is made entirely of aluminum to resist corrosion from the elements.
The Trane XL20i serves as the perfect anchor for a customer’s ultimate home comfort system when paired with a Trane XC95m communicating modulating furnace, Trane CleanEffects and the Trane XL900 thermostat.
The system connects all the communicating components of a home’s HVAC system, providing valuable information for constant monitoring, comfort and convenience. A full Trane system gives builders the ultimate competitive advantage in providing customers with unsurpassed comfort and savings — both immediate and long-term.
In addition, Trane CleanEffects, a whole-house air cleaner, can be added to any system for advanced air filtration that removes up to 99.98% of all the particles and allergens from the filtered air for a cleaner, healthier, more comfortable home.
Headquartered in Davidson, N.C., Trane is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.
This feature is solely for educational and informational purposes. Nothing on this page should be construed as policy, an endorsement, warranty or guaranty by the National Association of Home Builders of the featured product or the product manufacturer. The National Association of Home Builders expressly disclaims any responsibility for any damages arising from the use, application or reliance on any information contained on this page.